Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-29-2018

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies

Volume

19

Issue

2

First Page

216

DOI

10.1080/14636204.2018.1456002

Abstract

Rachael Ball’s Treating the Public is a study of playhouses and acting companies in both Spain and the Anglo-Atlantic world and their mission to fund charitable works in several Spanish and New World cities. The monograph deploys a comparative approach to analyze the development of public theater in the following urban settings: Madrid and London (chapter 1), Seville and Bristol (chapter 2), Mexico City and Dublin (chapter 3) and Puebla de los Ángeles and Williamsburg, Virginia (chapter 4). In the introduction, “Public Theater and Public Health in the Early Modern Atlantic World”, Ball questions previous monolithic studies of early modern theater and instead advocates for “a historical rather than literary perspective” while exploring “a more Atlantic World rather than national perspective in its asymmetrical comparative analysis of the ways that urban dwellers experienced and used theater as a social, cultural, and economic institution” (11).

Comments

This review is published as REVIEW OF Treating the Public: Charitable Theater and Civic Health in the Early Modern Atlantic World by Rachael Ball. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2017. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 9.2 (2018); 216. Doi: 10.1080/14636204.2018.1456002. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor and Francis Online

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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