Living Theatre History of the Theatre

ISBN-10: 0073514128
ISBN-13: 9780073514123
Edition: 5th 2008
List price: $129.69
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Description: "Living Theatre: A History" conveys the excitement and variety of theatre throughout time, as well as the dynamic way in which our interpretation of theatre history is informed by contemporary scholarship. Rather than presenting readers with a mere  More...

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Book details

List price: $129.69
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486

"Living Theatre: A History" conveys the excitement and variety of theatre throughout time, as well as the dynamic way in which our interpretation of theatre history is informed by contemporary scholarship. Rather than presenting readers with a mere catalog of historical facts and figures, it sets each period in context through an exploration of the social, political and economic conditions of the day, creating a vivid study of the developments in theatre during that time.

Edwin Wilson, as a teacher, author, critic, and director, has worked in many aspects of theatre. Educated at Vanderbilt University, the University of Edinburgh, and Yale University, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree, as well as the first Doctor of Fine Arts degree awarded by the Yale Drama School. He has taught at Yale, Hofstra, Vanderbilt, Hunter College, and the CUNY Graduate Center. At Hunter he served as chair of the Department of Theatre and Film and head of the graduate theatre pro- gram. At CUNY he was the Executive Director of the Segal Theatre Center. He was the theatre critic for The Wall Street Journal for 22 years and edited and wrote the introduction for Shaw on Shakespeare. He is the author of The Theatre Experience and a coauthor, with Alvin Goldfarb, of Living Theatre, Theatre: The Lively Art, and as coeditor of The Anthology of Living Theatre, all published by McGraw-Hill. He has served as president of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, as well as a member of the selection committees of the Pulitzer Prize in drama and the Tony awards. He is currently on the board of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the John Golden Fund, and for many years was on the board of the Theatre Development Fund, of which he served as president. Wilson served as assistant to the producer for the film Lord of the Flies directed by Peter Brook and the Broadway play Big Fish, Little Fish directed by John Gielgud, was resident director for a season at the Barter Theatre in Virginia and the executive producer of the film The Nashville Sound. He co-produced the Broadway play Agatha Sue, I Love You, directed by George Abbott.

Alvin Goldfarb is President and Professor of Theatre at Western Illinois University. Dr. Goldfarb also served as vice president and provost, dean of Fine Arts, and chair of Theatre at Illinois State University. Dr. Goldfarb holds a Ph.D. in theater history from the City University of New York and a master's degree from Hunter College. He is the coauthor of Living Theatre:A History and coeditor of The Anthology of Living Theater with Edwin Wilson. Dr. Goldfarb is also the coeditor, with Rebecca Rovit, of Theatrical Performance during the Holocaust: Texts, Documents, Memoirs, which was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. He has published numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals and anthologies. Dr. Goldfarb served as a member of the Illinois Arts Council and president of the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education. He has received service awards from the latter organization as well as from the American College Theater Festival. Dr. Goldfarb also received an Alumni Achievement Award from the City University of New York Graduate Center's Alumni Association.

Preface
Introduction
Early Theatre
Greek Theatre
Roman Theatre
Early Asian Theatre
Medieval Theatre in Europe
Theatres Of The Renaissance
The Theatre of the Italian Renaissance
The Theatre of the English Renaissance
The Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age
French Neoclassical Theatre
Theatre From 1660 TO 1875
The Theatre of the English Restoration
Theatre in the Eighteenth Century
Theatre from 1800 to 1875
Modern Theatre
Theatre from 1875 to 1915
Theatre from 1915 to 1945
Theatre from 1945 to 1975
Theatre of the Americas: 1975 to the Present
International Theatre Pronunciation Guide
Glossary: Theatrical Terms
Selected Bibliography
Index
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