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As a concise study of the American theatre, this work explores the past and present by looking at major aspects of theatregoing in America over the past 250 years. Diverse topics include plays On and Off Broadway, ticket prices, critics, playwrights, awards, musicals, actors, theatre groups and organizations, and theatre publications. The Almanac is both a reference work and a very personal browsing book. It is lively and highly readable, yet scholarly with commentary, suggestions for further reading, and a thorough index. This work will be of interest to scholars, students, and theatregoers in general.
The Almanac provides an interesting collection of facts, presents personal commentary on trends in theatre, puts contemporary theatre in the context of the past, and serves as both a browsing book and a reference work. Material is presented by subject matter. The range is very wide, but the book often focuses on details, interesting trivia, and little-known facts. Like an eccentric collector who arranges his personal museum of art in his own unique way, The Theatregoers Almanac takes the reader on a personal and distinctive tour of the American theatre.
Review: Subtitled "A Collection of Lists, People, History, and Commentary on the American Theatre," this book takes such a simple idea--crunching theater trivia in almanac form--and carries it off with authority and flair. Most of the information is available elsewhere, but it would take a stack of books up to the ceiling to provide you with lists of "Departed Theatre Landmarks," "Colorful Broadway Characters," "[Famous] Songs Almost Lost [From Musicals]," "Unusual Theatre Terms" and such, reaching back as far as the early 18th century and coming forward as far as the Rent phenomenon. It's one of those cornucopia books that holds something new every time you crack it.
Title: The Theatregoer's Almanac: A Collection of ...
Publication Date: 1997
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