Shakespeare, Shamans, and Show Biz

All too often, theater history is separated from theater artists by, among other things, the cost of books, the jargon with which they are written, the willful ignorance of theater scholars about disciplines outside the theater and, in America, their lack of perspective about history or culture other than their own.

In twenty-four chapters David Kaplan offers ideas, opinions, theories, and facts for someone who wants to be a theater artist today in hopes of creating their own vision of theater-making, one informed by, and in the context of, theater history. This book explores what theater artists have done before and what they, inspired by history, might do next.  From Hansen Publishing Group in late summer 2021.