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Saturday, August 4 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
New Histories in Old Archives: A Roundtable on 19th Century American Theatre

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This session looks both back and forward at the kinds of research we used to do about nineteenth-century American theatre history and the kinds we are doing now. How have our questions changed? How have the kinds of evidence we consider changed? Whose histories are we telling now that we didn't in the past?


Rosemarie Bank

"Not METAMORA Again! Can the Merely Popular Be Canonical?", Kent State University
In my PhD thesis I hypothesise that there exists personnel, structural, choreographical and aesthetic relations between the European court ballet of the 19th century and the modern ‚entertainment dance’ arising around 1900. This hypothesis is based on recognizable parallels between choreographic sketchbooks, dance notations, and pictures from the 19th century and the first photography of popular dances (order of the dancers, stage design... Read More →

Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

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