On the Performance Front

US Theatre and Internationalism

  • Authors
  • Charlotte M. Canning

Part of the Studies in International Performance book series (STUDINPERF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 1-29
  3. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 30-64
  4. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 65-99
  5. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 100-130
  6. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 131-155
  7. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 156-185
  8. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 186-222
  9. Charlotte M. Canning
    Pages 223-243
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 244-312

About this book


This book argues that US theatre in the 20th century embraced the theories and practices of internationalism as a way to realize a better world and as part of the strategic reform of the theatre into a national expression. Live performance, theatre internationalists argued, could represent and reflect the nation like no other endeavour.


International Performance Nationalism and theatre twentieth-century performance 20th century argue Hamlet nation nationalism performance reform stage theatre

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137543301
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Theatre & Performance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-58890-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54330-1
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