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- DescriptionWhat do we mean by entertainment? How does this concept relate to theatre? Should theatre be for pleasure or instruction? Can it t be both? In this stimulating book, Jim Davis examines the relationship between theatre and entertainment by assessing audience reception, political theatre and melodrama. He explores definitions of entertainment, arguing that it can be found embedded in all forms of theatre, t just the 'popular'. Davis concludes with a review of contemporary perspectives on the topic and questions the limits of entertainment in theatrical performance.
- Author BiographyJim Davis is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He has authored numerous books and articles, among the most recent of which are Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late-Georgian and Regency England (2015) and Victorian Pantomime: A Collection of Critical Essays. He is also joint-author of Reflecting the Audience: London 1840-1880 (with Victor Emeljanow) which was awarded the 2001 Theatre Book Prize.
- Author(s)Jim Davis
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication15/07/2016
- SubjectThe Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleTheatre and
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebibliography
- Weight75 g
- Width112 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine7 mm
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