Welcome to theater-historiography.org! Here, you’ll find a number of resources and scholarly conversations that we hope will be valuable to your research and pedagogy, whether you are a student, emerging, or established scholar.

Shill-Free Zone. From the beginning, we and The University of Michigan Press have envisioned this space as a meeting ground for dynamic conversation about theater history and how we go about practicing it in our classrooms and in our research and writing, as well as about the state of our field today. We’d also like this to be your space for the open exchange of practical ideas and tools. In other words, we’re not using this website to shill for Theater Historiography: Critical Interventions—on the contrary, we want the site to be going strong long after the book has been adopted in classrooms. Instead, think of this as a launching point for conversation alongside and outside the book by a community of visitors who’ll come back again and again to find new content and new discussion. Of course, we’d love it if you bought a copy of the book, which you can do by clicking here, but we’ve built the site to work without it.

So, look around. Borrow generously from the teaching tools in the Faculty Club, and then share some of your own. Tell us about what you’ve been reading in our Ex Libris area. Have an idea for the site? Let us know! And watch the Mainstage and Discussion areas for special commentaries and field reports from scholars and teachers working in the trenches.

– Henry Bial and Scott Magelssen, Editors

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