Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Soucek, Brian. "Review of James Hamilton's THE ART OF THEATRE." NDPR June 15, 2008.

Hamilton, James. The Art of Theatre. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.

James R. Hamilton writes that his book, The Art of Theater, has but one concern: to explain and defend the claim that theatrical performance is "a form of art in its own right, independent of literature" (15). This claim, he adds, has always been true; theatrical performances have never been mere presentations of texts. Its truth has only recently been discovered, however, as the history of theater long hid it from our view. . . .

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