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Wilmeth, Don B.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 250 publications in 1 language and 8,923 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Narrator, Recipient
Classifications: PN2221, 792.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Don B Wilmeth
Cambridge guide to American theatre by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive Cambridge Guide to American Theatre covers American theatre from its earliest history to the present, with special attention given to contemporary theatre throughout the United States. In addition to some 2,300 compact entries on people, venues, plays, and other theatrical phenomena, almost 100 topical entries are provided, covering theatre in several major U.S. cities and such disparate subjects as Asian-American theatre, theatre architecture, female and male impersonation, magic, costume, Shakespeare on the American stage, unions, Hispanic theatre, stage lighting, and dramatic theory. The entries, arranged alphabetically, provide information not only on mainstream topics but also on marginalized and alternative theatre, popular forms (such as the circus, vaudeville, and burlesque), and key plays from the U.S. theatrical annals. In fact, the breadth of the Guide's coverage helps to redefine the domain of the American theatre." "Over 80 experts in the field have contributed entries to the Guide. Useful cross references are provided throughout, linking one essay to another, and approximately 1,000 additional sources are suggested for further reading, both in the entries and in a supplemental bibliography. The entries are also illuminated by 170 illustrations. A biographical index, a special feature of the Guide, lists dates and major occupations for more than 3,000 individuals mentioned in the text." "The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre will be a useful reference work, both in the United States and around the world, for all those associated with or interested in the theatre."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of American theatre by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first multi-volume history of the American theatre to have been published, The Cambridge History of American Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the History, recognizes changing styles of presentation and performance, and addresses the economic context that conditions the drama presented. Volume One brings together the work of ten major authorities on American theatre and drama. Like each of the three volumes, volume one includes an extensive overview and timeline followed by chapters on specific aspects of American theatre up to c. 1870. The American Society for Theatre Research has awarded the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research to The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume 1
The language of American popular entertainment : a glossary of argot, slang, and terminology by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Augustin Daly( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American stage to World War I : a guide to information sources by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 second later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death
Variety entertainment and outdoor amusements : a reference guide by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by William Gillette( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Frederick Cooke, Machiavel of the stage by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American and English popular entertainment : a guide to information sources by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Group Theatre : passion, politics, and performance in the Depression era by Helen Krich Chinoy( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Group Theatre, a groundbreaking ensemble collective based in New York that operated from 1931 to 1941, started the careers of many top American theatre artists of the twentieth-century and founded what became known as Method Acting. This book is the definitive history of the group, based on more than thirty years of research and interviews by the foremost theatre scholar of the time period, Helen Krich Chinoy"--Jacket, page [2]
Mud show : American tent circus life by Edwin Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of American theatre( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers up to c.1870
Staging the nation : plays from the American theater, 1787-1909( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of American theatre( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an authoritive and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions - from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers - during the period from the end of the Civil War to the end of WW2
Theatre in the United States : a documentary history. Vol. 1, 1750-1915, theatre in the colonies and United States( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of American Theatre( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers up to c.1870
The Cambridge history of American theatre( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an authoritive and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions - from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers - during the period from the end of the Civil War to the end of WW2
The Cambridge history of American theatre. Post-World War II to the 1990s( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions - from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers - from the post-WW2 period up to the 1990s
The Cambridge History of American Theatre( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions - from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers - from the post-WW2 period up to the 1990s
 
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Cambridge guide to American theatre
Alternative Names
Wilmeth, Burton

Wilmeth, Don B.

Wilmeth, Don Burton.

Wilmeth, Don Burton 1939-

Languages
English (203)

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The Cambridge history of American theatreThe language of American popular entertainment : a glossary of argot, slang, and terminologyPlaysVariety entertainment and outdoor amusements : a reference guidePlaysGeorge Frederick Cooke, Machiavel of the stageThe Cambridge history of American theatreStaging the nation : plays from the American theater, 1787-1909