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Theatre History and Historiography Ethics, Evidence and Truth

Cochrane, Claire ORCID: and Robinson, J. (2016) Theatre History and Historiography Ethics, Evidence and Truth. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 978-1-137-727-1, 1137457279

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This collection of essays is the first time a group of theatre historians have come together to consider the challenge of applying ethical thinking to attempts to truthfully represent the past. Topics include the life of the celebrated Restoration actor Thomas Betterton, the little-known records of hitherto forgotten women involved in Victorian theatre, amateur theatricals enjoyed by the British army in colonial India, the loss of a pioneering arts centre for African and Caribbean culture, performance art in Wales and present-day community arts in Northern Ireland. While confronting such difficult issues as the instability of evidence and the unreliability of memory, the contributors offer fresh perspectives and innovative strategies for fulfilling their ethical responsibility to the lived experience of the past.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: theatre, history, historiography, ethics, truth
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Claire Cochrane
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:12

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