Theatre History and Historiography: Ethics, Evidence and Truth Claire Cochrane

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Theatre History and Historiography: Ethics, Evidence and Truth  by  Claire Cochrane

Theatre History and Historiography: Ethics, Evidence and Truth by Claire Cochrane
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From Greek theatre to the present day, for thousands of years theatre has enacted stories framed by the moral codes that inform human behaviour and life choices. Yet the academic field of theatre studies has been a latecomer to what has been calledMoreFrom Greek theatre to the present day, for thousands of years theatre has enacted stories framed by the moral codes that inform human behaviour and life choices.

Yet the academic field of theatre studies has been a latecomer to what has been called the ethical turn, and historians of theatre have not always been alert to the ethical questions which have troubled the historiographical process in other disciplines. Covering a range of topics from the late seventeenth century English Restoration period to the individual pasts still alive and painfully active in twenty-first century Northern Irish collective memory, this collection of essays explores how historians of theatre apply ethical thinking to the attempt to truthfully represent their subject by exploring the process by which such histories are written, and the challenges they raise.



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