Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

ISBN-10: 0192854429
ISBN-13: 9780192854421
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Authoritative and wide-ranging, this absorbing account of the history of theatre draws on the latest scholarly research to describe and celebrate theatre's greatest achievemenst over 4,500 years, from festival performances in ancient Egypt to international multicultural theatre in the late twentieth century. Written by a team of distinguished authors and illustrated throughout, this is an essential source of reference for students, teachers, theatre professionals, and the theatre-goer alike.

JOHN RUSSELL BROWN has held chairs of English and Theatre in England and the USA, directed plays in student and professional theatres, and was Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre. His publications include Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Shakespeare and the Theatrical Event and Shakespeare Dancing for Palgrave Macmillan, Theatre Language for Allen Lane, and New Sites for Shakespeare for Routledge. He edited the Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre.

Introduction
The First Theatres
Greek Theatre
Theatre in Roman and Christian Europe
Beginnings of Theatre in Africa and the Americas
Theatre In Europe From The Renaissance To 1700
Italian Renaissance Theatre
Spanish Renaissance Theatre
English Renaissance and Restoration Theatre
French Renaissance and Neo-Classical Theatre
European And Western Theatres From 1700
Eighteenth-Century Theatre
Nineteenth-Century Theatre
Modern Theatre: 1890-1920
Theatre after Two World Wars
World Theatre
Oriental Theatres - South Asian Theatres, East Asian Theatres, South-East Asian Theatres
Theatre since 1970
Chronology
Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Illustrations Sources
Index

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