This volume contains key articles and chapters which represent both seminal and innovative scholarship on European theatre performance practice from 1750 to 1900. The selected topics focus on acting and performance, staging (including set design and lighting), and audiences, and are approached with a broad perspective as well as with in-depth, focussed analysis. The volume captures the rich, dynamic and variegated nature of European theatre throughout the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and provides a carefully selected body of significant texts on this important period of theatre history.



part I|255 pages

Acting and Performance

chapter 9|55 pages

Players and Painted Stage

Nineteenth Century Acting

chapter 10|13 pages

On Natural Acting.

part II|135 pages

Staging, Scenery and Lighting

chapter 16|9 pages

Professor Pepper’s Ghost

chapter 18|6 pages

Art in the Theatre.


chapter 19|7 pages

Art in the Theatre.

The Painting of Scenery.

chapter 20|5 pages

Art in the Theatre.