This is the first book-length study for nearly fifty years of the relations between early cinema and nineteenth-century theatre. Incorporating the results of recent reconsiderations of early cinema, Brewster explores what features of nineteenth-century theatre early film-makers borrowed or adapted, and the ways specific characteristics of cinema inflected these borrowings. Theatre to Cinema is a seminal work which will profoundly alter our understanding of early cinema.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 28, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0198159501
- ISBN-13: 978-0198159506
- Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.7 x 7.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds