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History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
A Book

by Oscar Gross Brockett,Franklin Joseph Hildy

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive overview of the history of theater throughout the world.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre
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by John Russell Brown

  • Publisher : Oxford Illustrated History
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN : 9780192854421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre
A Book

by Ann Hosein

  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Release : 2015-07-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1680480839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive guide to the theatre's history covers theatre arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood. This book goes back to what we know from our earliest ancestors by examining ancient artifacts and ancient texts to find out how theatre was influenced by life and how it in turn influenced the culture of the people who came to enjoy it. The book concludes with a look at modern theatre and its current heyday as entertainment for the masses, especially in places like Broadway in New York City.

History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
A Book

by Oscar Gross Brockett,Franklin Joseph Hildy

  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Having always been an integral part of the sociocultural fabric of our world's communities and civilizations, the theatre today remains an active and poignant institution. Understanding its deep roots and societal variations is the key to comprehending other cultures, our own culture, and common social themes. This book is a cultural resource for all -- from infrequent play-goers to theatre buffs, from aspiring actors to experienced professionals. Providing the most comprehensive chronological survey of the theatre's history as a sociocultural institution, this book is written by two of the most widely respected historians in the field. In this eighth edition of the bestseller, the authors retain all of the traditional features of the book while sharpening, updating and reinterpreting information. They address new revisionist scholarship and add new methodologies, plays and playwrights. Theatre novices or professionals, teachers of theatre, theatre history, history, or the arts, and others interested.

History of the Theatre from 1800 to the Present

History of the Theatre from 1800 to the Present
A Book

by Barnard Hewitt

  • Publisher : New York : Random House
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of Theatre in Africa

A History of Theatre in Africa
A Book

by Martin Banham

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2004-05-13
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 9781139451499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 African American Theatre

A History of African American Theatre
A Book

by Errol Hill,James V. Hatch

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-07-17
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780521624435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History of the theatre

History of the theatre
A Book

by Oscar Gross Brockett,Franklin J. Hildy

  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9780205680658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Concise History of Theatre

A Concise History of Theatre
A Book

by Jim Aris Patterson,Tim Donohue

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2013-01-04
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9780205209828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on the cultural significance of theatre This streamlined, engaging text helps students understand the events, places and people that have influenced the history of theatre. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Identify the major time periods and geographic areas associated with the history of theatre Distinguish relevant characteristics of theatre in diverse times and places. Describe the underlying cultural, economic, and political environments as they affected theatre in different times and places. Associate major participants who made theatre within their historical and regional context.

The History of Theater in Iran

The History of Theater in Iran
A Book

by Willem M. Floor

  • Publisher : Mage Pub
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although most people do not speak of theatre and Iran in the same breath, dramatic expression has always been a fixture of Iranian culture. In traditional Iranian theatre, there was no real difference between high and low culture, although artists attached to the royal court and sponsored by the rich tended to be more competent than those who performed for the public at large. With the exception of religious and narrative drama, written texts were seldom used. The artists whether comedian, mime, puppeteer, elegist or storyteller performed both in public and private spaces. The arrival of European theatre, with its reliance on a written text and normative rather than improvisatory acting, was part of the modernisation process in Iran. European theatre was introduced to the country in 1878, enjoyed a hey-day in the early years of the twentieth century, and has experienced many ups-and-downs since then. Today, it once again enjoys great popularity. At the same time, traditional theatre is being rediscovered, and playwrights are using some of its forms to develop indigenous modern Iranian theatre-- a melding of the deep past and dynamic present.

The Making of Theatre History

The Making of Theatre History
A Book

by Paul Kuritz

  • Publisher : PAUL KURITZ
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9780135478615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age
A Book

by Robert Henke

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-08-08
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1350135372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For both producers and consumers of theatre in the early modern era, art was viewed as a social rather than an individual activity. Emerging in the context of new capitalistic modes of production, the birth of the nation state and the rise of absolute monarchies, theatre also proved a highly mobile medium across geolinguistic boundaries. This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1400 to 1650, and examines the socioeconomically heterodox nature of theatre and performance during this period. Highly illustrated with 48 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.

A Social and Economic History of the Theatre to 300 BC: Volume 2, Theatre beyond Athens: Documents with Translation and Commentary

A Social and Economic History of the Theatre to 300 BC: Volume 2, Theatre beyond Athens: Documents with Translation and Commentary
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by Eric Csapo,Peter Wilson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-01-16
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1108635318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the second volume of A Social and Economic History of the Theatre to 300 BC and focuses exclusively on theatre culture in Attica (Rural Dionysia) and the rest of the Greek world. It presents and discusses in detail all the documentary and material evidence for theatre culture and dramatic production from the first two centuries of theatre history, namely the period c.500 to c.300 BC. The traditional assumption is laid to rest that theatre was an exclusively or primarily Athenian institution, with the inclusion of all sources of information for theatrical performances in twenty-two deme sites and over one hundred and twenty independent Greek (and some non-Greek) cities. All texts are translated and made accessible to non-specialists and specialists alike. The volume will be a fundamental work of reference for all classicists and theatre historians interested in ancient theatre and its wider historical contexts.

American Avant-Garde Theatre

American Avant-Garde Theatre
A History

by Arnold Aronson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-02
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1136370765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This stunning contribution to the field of theatre history is the first in-depth look at avant-garde theatre in the United States from the early 1950s to the 1990s. American Avant-Garde Theatre offers a definition of the avant-garde, and looks at its origins and theoretical foundations by examining: *Gertrude Stein *John Cage *The Beat writers *Avant-garde cinema *Abstract Expressionism *Minimalism There are fascinating discussions and illustrations of the productions of the Living Theatre, the Wooster Group, Open Theatre, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre and Performance Group. among many others. Aronson also examines why avant-garde theatre declined and virtually disappeared at the end of the twentieth century.

A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000

A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000
A Book

by Christopher Morash,Lecturer in English Christopher Morash

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780521646826
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The English Theatre

The English Theatre
A Short History

by Allardyce Nicoll

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Professor Nicoll's book is a rewritten and much enlarged version of his little study, The English Stage published in 1928.

The history of the theatres of London and Dublin, from the year 1730 to the present time. To which is added, An annual register of all the plays, &c. performed at the theatres-royal in London, from the year 1712

The history of the theatres of London and Dublin, from the year 1730 to the present time. To which is added, An annual register of all the plays, &c. performed at the theatres-royal in London, from the year 1712
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by Benjamin Victor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1761
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Concise History of Theatre

The Concise History of Theatre
A Book

by Phyllis Hartnoll

  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, the extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature – here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, global in scope and ranging from the ancient origins of the theatre to the fascinating variety of forms that it has taken in our own age.

Theatre History and Historiography

Theatre History and Historiography
Ethics, Evidence and Truth

by Claire Cochrane

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-04-29
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 1137457287
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays explores how historians of theatre apply ethical thinking to the attempt to truthfully represent their subject - whether that be the life of a well-known performer, or the little known history of colonial theatre in India - by exploring the process by which such histories are written, and the challenges they raise.

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age
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by Christopher B. Balme,Tracy C. Davis,Martin Revermann,Jody Enders,Kim Solga,Robert Henke,Mechele Leon,Peter W. Marx

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1472585836
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cultural History of Theatre' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity' (500 BC - 1000 AD) 2. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages' (1000 - 1400) 03. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age' (1400 - 1650) 4. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment' (1650 - 1800) 5. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire' (1800 - 1920) 6. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age' (1920 - 2000+).