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List of documents General editor's preface, Editor's preface, Acknowledgements Britain Edited by Victor Emeljanow: Introduction Part I. Theatre, the Law and Management Practices: A. Theatres and the law B. Management and company practices Part II. Playhouses Part III. Repertoire, Taste and Audiences: A. Repertoire B. Plays and playwriting C. Audiences: conditions of viewing D. Composition and behaviour E. The attendance of royalty: its effect on audiences and repertoire Part IV. Actors and Acting: A. Getting on stage B. The theatre as industry C. The art of the actor D. 'Natural' acting E. The actors F. The advent of Edmund Kean and Romantic acting G. Macready and the move towards realistic acting H. Melodrama acting I. The faces of comic acting Part V. Stage Presentation: A. Stage machinery, lighting and effects B. Stage settings C. Stage business D. Costuming France Edited by Donald Roy: Introduction Part I. Documents of Control: A. Licensing of theatres B. Censorship and propaganda Part II. Managerial and Contractual Documents Part III. Actors and Acting: Part IV. Stage Presentation: A. Decors and machinery B. Lighting C. Costume Part V. Audiences and Auditoria: Italy Edited by Kenneth Richards and Laura Richards: Introduction Part I. After Goldoni: Part II. Carnival, feste and Street Theatre: Part III. Theatres, Scenic Design and Audiences: Part IV. Early Nineteenth-Century Acting Companies and Theatre Conditions: Part V. Players and Playing Bibliography by country Index.