A History of Equestrian Drama in the United States

Hippodrama’s Pure Air and Fire
by Kimberly Poppiti
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Publication Date: June 28, 2018

ISBN: 9781351382373

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A History of Equestrian Drama in the United States documents the history of equestrian drama in the United States and clarifies the multi-faceted significance of the form and of the related stage machinery developed to produce hippodramas. The development of equestrian drama is traced from its origins and influences in the sixteenth century, through the height of the form’s popularity at the turn of the twentieth century. Analysis of the historical significance of the genre within the larger context of U.S. theatre, the elucidation of the importance of the horse to theatre, and an evaluation of the lasting impact on theatre technology are also included.