History of the Theatre

ISBN-10: 0205473601

ISBN-13: 9780205473601

Edition: 2007 (Brief Edition)

Authors: Oscar G. Brockett, Franklin J. Hildy

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This briefer version of the most successful theatre history text on the market today provides a trimmer, less expensive paperback edition that is more accessible for one-semester survey courses. History of the Theatre, Foundation Edition provides the same full coverage of world theatre as the original. The histories of African and Asian theatre have been integrated with the coverage of Western theatre. Chapters have been trimmed to make them easier to cover in survey courses but have also been revised to provide up-to-date and accurate information that is History of the Theatres hallmark. This paperback edition is extensively illustrated.
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Book details

List price: $139.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

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
Tragedy in the Fifth Century
The Satyr Play
Greek Comedy in the Fifth Century
The Dramatic Festivals
Play Selection and Financing
The Chorus
Music and Dance
Costumes and Masks
Stages and Staging
Auditorium and Audience
Athenian Theatre after the Fifth Century
Hellenistic and Roman Theatre
The Hellenistic Theatre
Dramatic Theory
New Comedy
Actors and Acting
Costumes
Theatre Architecture
Greek Mimes
The Roman Theatre
Etruscan and Oscan Antecedents
The Roman Context
Roman Festivals
Drama under the Roman Republic
Drama under the Roman Empire
Production Arrangements
Roman Theatre Architecture
Scenery
Actors and Acting
Masks and Costumes
Music
The Decline of the Theatre in Rome
Cross-Currents of Theatre History: Asian, Byzantine, and Early Western Theatre
India
Sanskrit Drama
Sanskrit Performance
China
The Development of Chinese Literary Drama
Japan
Early Professional Theatre in Japan
Byzantium
The Byzantine Theatre
The Rise of Islam
Western European Theatre
The Theatre, 500 to 900 C.E
Monastery Theatrendash;Liturgical Drama and Comedy
Theatre in the High Middle Ages, 1050 to 1300 C.E
The Staging of Liturgical Drama
The Feast of Fools
Nonliturgical Drama
European Theatre in the Late Middle Ages
Performances outside the Church
The Vernacular Religious Drama
The Stages
Scenery
Special Effects and Machinery
Audiences and Auditoriums
Music
Production Arrangements
The Director
Actors and Acting
Costumes
Secular Dramatic Forms
Farce
The Morality Play
Chambers of Rhetoric
Interludes and the Advent of Professional Acting. <P
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