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288 pages
University of Exeter Press
Hardback (January 2004)
ISBN-13 9780859897358
ISBN-10 0859897354
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Cultural Studies
Theater, Film and Dance
Extraordinary Actors
Essays on Popular Performers
edited by Martin Banham and Jane Milling and contributions by Colin Chambers, Christopher Dymkowski, Ger Fitzgibbon, Viv Gardner, Baz Kershaw, Alexander Leggatt, Christopher McCullough, Jan McDonald, Laurence Senelick, Maggie Steed, Martin White, Don B. Wilmeth, Richard Boon, Martin Banham, Joel Schechter and Jane Milling
Dangerous, outrageous, comic and committed, the extraordinary performers collected here have altered the history of popular entertainment in America and Europe. Some have rarely had their story told, others show more
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Part I: The idea of acting extraordinary actors of the 17th and 18th century:

Introduction, Martin Banham, Richard Burbage, Alexander Leggatt

Commedia dell'arte in Russia - Popular Satiric Perfomers in the 18th Century, Laurence Senelick

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"...this valuable, immensely entertaining and handsomely-produced volume of essays and interviews, ..."
Theatre Notebook, Volume 60, Number 1. 2006
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