Theatre in Vienna: A Critical History, 1776-1995 by W. E. YatesTheatre in Vienna: A Critical History, 1776-1995 by W. E. Yates

Theatre in Vienna: A Critical History, 1776-1995

byW. E. YatesEditorH. B. Nisbet, Martin Swales

Paperback | November 10, 2005

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Vienna is of central importance in the whole history of drama, opera and operetta, and for more than a century was the only German-speaking city to sustain a theatrical life comparable to that of Paris or London. This is the first general history in English of modern theater in Vienna, covering the period from its beginnings in the 1770s up to the present. It takes full account of the social, political and intellectual contexts of theatrical culture, and provides a wealth of factual information based on original documents and up-to-date scholarship. All quotations are given in English to promote maximum accessibility.
Title:Theatre in Vienna: A Critical History, 1776-1995Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 10, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521022576

ISBN - 13:9780521022576


Table of Contents

1. The establishment of the 'city of theatre'; 2. Censorship; 3. The 'old' Burgtheater; 4. Commercial theatres in 'Old Vienna'; 5. Opera and operetta; 6. The late nineteenth century: new foundations; 7. Modernism at the end of the monarchy; 8. 1918-1945; 9. The Second Republic; Appendix 1: Documents; Appendix 2: Research resources; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"This book deserves consideration for the effective presentation of the interrelatedness of literature, music, and theater in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Vienna." Richard Ernest Walker, Germanic Notes and Reviews