Project

Reissue as Free Epublications; 18 Foundational Books in Dance and Theater

Office of Digital Humanities

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Wesleyan University Press helped establish and sustain dance studies and the practice of stagecraft through its seminal book publications in the 1960s and 1970s. Through the Humanities Open Book program, WUP digitized and reissued 16 titles from its performing arts backlist. These titles in dance and theater contribute to an understanding of the evolution of modernism in the performing arts.

Jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Open Book Program has made outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program has allowed teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print.