The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

  • Filename: the-oxford-illustrated-history-of-theatre.
  • ISBN: 0192854429
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 582
  • Author: John Russell Brown
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks



A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

History of the theatre

  • Filename: history-of-the-theatre.
  • ISBN: 0205680658
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon



A chronological survey of the history of the theatre as a sociocultural institution. This edition features new material on Latin America, Canada and Australia, and also brings the work up to date with coverage of contemporary theatre up to the early 21st century.

A history of the theatre

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-theatre.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105043372544
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 287
  • Author: Glynne Wickham
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press



The second edition of a survey of 3000 years of theatrical history, includingpera, ballet and spectacle. Two new chapters on the 20th-century arencluded.

A History of Russian Theatre

  • Filename: a-history-of-russian-theatre.
  • ISBN: 0521432200
  • Release Date: 1999-11-29
  • Number of pages: 446
  • Author: Robert Leach
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Written by an international team of experts, this book brings together the fruits of recent research into all areas of Russian theatre history. Of particular interest are the chapters written by senior Russian academics, who not only reveal previously unpublished documentation but also offer alternative insights into their subjects. The History covers the whole range of Russian dramatic experience, from puppet theatre to ballet and grand opera, but its emphasis is on the practice of theatre, especially acting, and the final chapter puts Russian theatre into the wider context of Western performance and the stage. The History begins with the earliest endeavours, with rituals and entertainments, and moves through to the emergence of established drama in the eighteenth century. The history of twentieth-century Russian theatre is a special feature of the volume, with chapters following the progress of drama and performance from the revolution, through communism, up until recent years.

A History of Italian Theatre

  • Filename: a-history-of-italian-theatre.
  • ISBN: 9780521802659
  • Release Date: 2006-11-16
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Joseph Farrell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A history of Italian theatre from its origins to the the time of this book's publication in 2006. The text discusses the impact of all the elements and figures integral to the collaborative process of theatre-making. The distinctive nature of Italian theatre is expressed in the individual chapters by highly regarded international scholars.

A History of Theatre in Africa

  • Filename: a-history-of-theatre-in-africa.
  • ISBN: 1139451499
  • Release Date: 2004-05-13
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Martin Banham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa. The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in the work of popular entertainers and storytellers. Since the 1950s, in a movement that has paralleled the political emancipation of so much of the continent, there has also grown a theatre that comments back from the colonized world to the world of the colonists and explores its own cultural, political and linguistic identity. A History of Theatre in Africa offers a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of this long and varied chronicle, written by a team of scholars in the field. Chapters include an examination of the concepts of 'history' and 'theatre'; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; and the African diaspora.

A History of Scottish Theatre

  • Filename: a-history-of-scottish-theatre.
  • ISBN: 0748662200
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Bill Findlay
  • Publisher:



This is the first ever comprehensive, illustrated historical survey of Scottish theatre considered in its broadest sense to include the companies, buildings, theatre-going trends, and key plays, from the minstrels of the 15th & 16th centuries to today.

History of Indian Theatre

  • Filename: history-of-indian-theatre.
  • ISBN: 8170172780
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Manohar Laxman Varadpande
  • Publisher: Abhinav Publications



This volume of the HISTORY OF INDIAN THEATRE presents most enhanting and colourful panorama of folk and traditional theatre flourishing in India since time immemorial. Utilising various sources the author meticulously and systematically builds up the theatre history, which spans over several centuries. It is for the first time an elaborate account of dramatic rituals associated with the Bhuta or the Cult of Spirits is given here. This will enable the students of theatre understand and relationship of ritual and dramatic performance in its correct perspective. Various ritualistic theatre forms such as Teyyam are described and discussed. The book also tells us how the teachnique of ballad singing was dramatized and finally evolved into full-fledged drama in the course of time. The history of narrative forms is traced from the Vedic times to the present. With the emergence of Bhakti cult the spics were dramatized. This gave rise to the Leela Theatre which dedicated itself to portraying the divine acts of incarnations such as Krishna and Rama. Various forms of Leela Theatre are described in the book. Audiences turn to theatre for entertainment. A class of folk theatre arose in India whose main function was secular entertainment. Swang, Tamasha, Nautanki, Khyal entertained the people with dance, music and song, as well as with humour and pathos, love and war. Their enchanting story is narrated here.

A Cultural History of Theatre

  • Filename: a-cultural-history-of-theatre.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015027273484
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Jack Clair Watson
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group



This comprehensive, multicultural text presents the history of theater within a framework of cultural and social ideas.

A History of Scandinavian Theatre

  • Filename: a-history-of-scandinavian-theatre.
  • ISBN: 0521392373
  • Release Date: 1996-09-28
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Frederick J. Marker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



The theatrical heritage from which both Ibsen and Strindberg sprang is rich in tradition and achievement. This study of the history and development of theatre in Scandinavia examines dominant styles and trends in various periods, from the earliest performances in the Middle Ages to the provocative productions and experiments of the present day. It also demonstrates that the manifest vitality of theatrical activity in the three Nordic countries has depended on a vigorous interaction with European theatre at large. By the second half of the nineteenth century, as Ibsen and Strindberg began their rise to international prominence, Scandinavian theatre came to occupy a more dominant position in the wider European framework. In our own day, more forcefully than ever before, major Scandinavian stage directors and designers have continued to influence the shape and outlook of contemporary theatre as a whole. This book provides a balanced and authoritative account of the theatrical history of all three Scandinavian countries. It is generously illustrated and comprehensively documented, with an extensive bibliography.

History of the Theatre

  • Filename: history-of-the-theatre.
  • ISBN: 9781619058521
  • Release Date: 2016-09-26
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to History of the Theatre. In this book, you will learn topics such as Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Theatre, European Theatre in the Middle Ages, English Theatre to 1642, and Spanish Theatre to 1700 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

1870 1945

  • Filename: 1870-1945.
  • ISBN: 0521669596
  • Release Date: 2000-05-01
  • Number of pages: 600
  • Author: Don B. Wilmeth
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Volume three of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

History of European Drama and Theatre

  • Filename: history-of-european-drama-and-theatre.
  • ISBN: 9781134678617
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte
  • Publisher: Routledge



This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include: * ancient Greek theatre * Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière * the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama * the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz * romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy * the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski * the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller. Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.

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