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

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 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 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 Of particular interest are the chapters written by senior Russian academics, who not only reveal previously unpublished documentation but also offer alternative insights into their subjects.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.

History of the Theatre

  • Filename: history-of-the-theatre.
  • ISBN: 0205164838
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 708
  • Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon



This edition has been revised to sharpen, update, and reinterpret information, and the whole text has been reorganized to highlight European and American theatre, as well as the theatre of Asia. A new chapter has been added on the theatre of Africa, and chapter 17, Theatre and Drama after 1968, has been updated.

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.

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.

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 Irish Theatre 1601 2000

  • Filename: a-history-of-irish-theatre-1601-2000.
  • ISBN: 0521646820
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Chris Morash
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Chris Morash's widely-praised account of Irish Theatre traces an often forgotten history leading up to the Irish Literary Revival. He then follows that history to the present by creating a remarkably clear picture of the cultural contexts which produced the playwrights who have been responsible for making Irish theatre's world-wide historical and contemporary reputation. The main chapters are each followed by shorter chapters, focusing on a single night at the theatre. This prize-winning book is an essential, entertaining and highly original guide to the history and performance of Irish theatre.

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.

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