Theatre to Cinema: Stage Pictorialism and the Early Feature Film

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Performing Arts - 244 pages
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.

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Benjamin Robert Brewster is Assistant Director of the Center for Film and Theater Research. Lea Jacobs is Associate Professor in Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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