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Living History Museums: Undoing History through Performance
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Living History Museums: Undoing History through Performance (Paperback)

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Living History Museums: Undoing History Through Performance examines the performance techniques of Living History Museums, cultural institutions that merge historical exhibits with costumed live performance. Institutions such as Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg are analyzed from a theatrical perspective, offering a new genealogy of living museum performance.

Film, TV & DramaTheatreReference & ResearchMuseums & museology Publisher: Scarecrow Press Publication Date: 01/02/2007 ISBN-13: 9780810858657  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Scott Magelssen is associate professor of Theatre at Bowling Green State University. He has published articles on living history museums in many theatre journals, including Theatre History Studies and The Drama Review. The author won the 2005 Gerald Kahan Award for the Best Essay in Theatre Studies by a Younger Scholar for his article "Performance Practices of [Living] Open-Air Museums (And a New Look at 'Skansen' in American Living Museum Discourse)," published in Theatre History Studies in 2004.

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