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Synopsis: Kentucky emerged as a prime site for theatrical activity in the early nineteenth century. Most towns, even quite small ones, constructed increasingly elaborate opera houses, which stood as objects of local pride and symbols of culture. These theaters often hosted amateur performances, providing a forum for talent and a focus for community social life. As theatrical attendance rose, performance halls began offering everything from drama to equestrian shows to burlesque.
Today many architects believe that the design of a theater should not detract from the stage or screen. Marilyn Casto shows that nineteenth-century Kentucky audiences, however, not only expected elaborate decor but considered it a delightful part of the theatergoing experience. Embellished arches and painted and gilded walls and ceilings enhanced the theatricality of the performance while adding to the excitement of an evening out.
In Actors, Audiences, and Historic Theaters of Kentucky, Casto investigates the social and architectural history of Kentucky theaters, paying special attention to the actors who performed in them and the audiences who saw it all. A captivating glimpse into a disappearing slice of American popular culture, her work examines what people considered entertaining, what they hoped to gain from theatergoing, and how they chose and experienced the theaters' architectural settings. In the social and physical design of these theaters, Casto explores nearly two centuries of the state's and nation's cultural history.
From the Publisher: “Will appeal to anyone interested in culture as well as lovers of theater and architecture. Well researched, it is full of interesting facts and photographs that will have you look at old theater buildings with new appreciation.”—Kentucky Monthly
“A detailed study of theater buildings and theater life. . . . Views theater as a place where art, literature, architecture, technology, and values intersect.”—Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians
Title: Actors, Audiences, and Historic Theaters of ...
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Book Description The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 2000. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Despite its remoteness, Kentucky emerged as a prime site for theatrical activity in the Wild West of the 1790s. During the 19th century, Kentucky hosted nearly all the major stars of the touring circuits. Most towns constructed increasingly elaborate opera houses, which stood as objects of community pride and symbols of culture, and when live performances gave way to moving pictures, the grand movie palaces were no less ornate than their predecessors. This work is a social and architectural history of Kentucky s theatres, paying special attention to the actors who performed in them and the audiences who saw it all. Seller Inventory # BTE9780813121628