Nights That Shook the Stage

Forty Pivotal Events in Theater History

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About the Book

Some of the most raucous evenings in the history of theater are chronicled in this lively discussion of occasions when theater-makers changed the course of theatrical, and sometimes world, history. Covering a wide range of events from the inauspicious opening of Oedipus Rex in Athens, to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., to the violence-riddled performance of Halla Bol in New Delhi, this book offers detailed and studied observations of specific minutes, hours, and days on the stage. For each staging covered, the author examines the reactions of critics and the public and tells the inside story, identifies the key players, and examines why these events still resound today.

About the Author(s)

Dwayne Brenna is the award-winning author of eight books of humor, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He is a professor in the drama department at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Bibliographic Details

Dwayne Brenna
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8978-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5014-2
Imprint: McFarland