9780415227452

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: The Americas

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    9780415227452

  • ISBN10:

    0415227453

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2000-11-02
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: The Americascovers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on 26 countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, The Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays allow for cross-referencing across subjects within the book. Each country is written by specialists in that particular country, and the volume has its own team of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin.. The entries cover all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This unique volume forms a reference resource of unparalleled value. The countries covered are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Commonwealth Caribbean, Colombia, CostaRica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Francophone Caribbean, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicuragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Surinam, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Table of Contents

Glossaryp. xii
An Introduction: Of Nations and Their Theatresp. 3
Towards Cultural Independence and Diversity: An Introduction to Theatre in the Americasp. 10
Dance Theatrep. 22
Theatre for Young Audiencesp. 24
Puppet Theatrep. 26
Argentinap. 33
Bolivia (Overview)p. 52
Brazilp. 60
Canadap. 83
Chilep. 149
Colombiap. 168
Commonwealth Caribbean (Overview)p. 185
Costa Ricap. 204
Cubap. 215
Dominican Republicp. 243
Ecuadorp. 256
El Salvadorp. 267
French Caribbean (Overview)p. 276
Guatemalap. 286
Haiti (Overview)p. 297
Honduras (Overview)p. 304
Mexicop. 310
Netherlands Antilles and Aruba (Overview)p. 331
Nicaragua (Overview)p. 336
Panamap. 344
Paraguay (Overview)p. 355
Perup. 363
Puerto Ricop. 377
United States of Americap. 393
Uruguayp. 484
Venezuelap. 505
Further Reading: The Americasp. 520
International Reference: Selected Bibliographyp. 526
Writers and National Editorial Committeesp. 531
Indexp. 534
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