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History of the Theatre

ISBN-10: 0205281710
ISBN-13: 9780205281718
Edition: 8th 1999
List price: $88.00
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Description: First published in 1968, History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history. The eighth edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre a classic for over thirty years,  More...

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Book details

List price: $88.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/14/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 708
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

First published in 1968, History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history. The eighth edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre a classic for over thirty years, including over 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar Brockett, one of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. Franklin J. Hildy contributes his scholarship and experience throughout the text and, in particular, to a discussion of English Theatre/Shakespeare (Ch. 6). The authors have scrutinized each chapter closely to sharpen, update, and reinterpret information. Revised to include and address new revisionist scholarship, the eighth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of the history of theatre available.

Preface
The Origins of Theatre
The Theory of Ritual Origin
Performative Elements and Functions
Other Theories of Origin
Ancient Egypt and the Near East
Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece
The Origin of Tragedy
The City Dionysia in the Sixth Century
Tragedy in the Fifth Century
The Satyr Play
Greek Comedy in the Fifth Century
The Dramatic Festivals of the Fifth Century
Play Selection and Financing
Actors and Acting
The Chorus
Music and Dance
Costumes and Masks
Theatre Architecture
Auditorium and Audience
Athenian Theatre after the Fifth Century
Hellenistic Roman and Byzantine Theatre
The Hellenistic Theatre
Dramatic Theory
New Comedy
Actors and Acting
Costumes
Theatre Architecture
Greek Mimes
The Roman Theatre
Etruscan Antecedents
The Roman Context
Roman Festivals
Drama under the Romans
Other Entertainments
Production Arrangements
Roman Theatre Architecture
@AHEADS = Other Structures for Entertainments
Scenery
Actors and Acting
Masks and Costumes
Music
The Decline of the Theatre in Rome
Theatre in the Eastern Empire, Byzantium
The Byzantine Theatre
The Rise of Islam
European Theatre in the Middle Ages
The Theatre, 500 to 900 C.E
The Liturgical Drama
The Staging of Liturgical Drama
The Feast of Fools
The Late Middle Ages
Performances outside the Church
The Vernacular Religious Drama
Production Arrangements
The Director
Actors and Acting
Costumes
The Stages
Scenery
Special Effects and Machinery
Music
Audiences and Auditoriums
Secular Dramatic Forms
Farce
The Morality Play
Chambers of Rhetoric
Interludes
Tournaments, Mummings, and Disguisings
Royal Entries and Street Pageants
The End of Medieval Drama
English Theatre to 1642
Early Tudor Drama
The University Wits
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists
Government Regulation of the Theatre
Acting Troupes
The Public Theatres
The Private Theatres
Scenery, Properties, Special Effects, and Music
Costumes
Audiences
The Stuart Court Masques
Spanish Theatre to 1700
The Religious Drama. <p&g

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