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Players, Playwrights, Playhouses: Investigating Performance, 1660-1800
This book, now available in paperback, brings together theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of theatre in the long eighteenth century.
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Great read if you are interested in how theatre historians conceive of the field. A lot of discussion regarding the sources out there for 18th century theatre studies and how they are being used, misused, and under utilized. Brought up a lot o great questions for further research in the field.