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The Oxford Encyclopedia Theatre & Performance VOLS 1 & 2 SET [Hardcover]

Dennis Kennedy

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13 Feb 2003 0198601743 978-0198601746
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance is an unparalleled resource, providing comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information about theatre and performance internationally, through history and in the present in an accessible format. Available in print and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf, the 4,300 entries total well over a million words and are complemented by over 100 illustrations. Coverage ranges from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. The Encyclopedia pays special attention to non-Western styles through articles on theatre and performance throughout the many countries and traditions of Asia and Africa, often written by practitioners or critics from those areas. Dance, opera, performance art, radio, film, and television are covered at length. The Encyclopedia also embraces para-theatrical, non-drammatic, and popular performance, including ritual, carnivals, parades, the circus, and public executions. Biographical entries cover the lives and work of major figures from the past and present: actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics.Innovative entries on cities and regions place performance in its local social and political context. A particular feature of the Encyclopedia is the series of entries on concepts, theories, and critical approaches to theatre and performance, from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres, and from detailed discussion of movements such as feminism and psychoanalytic criticism to discussions of semiotics and post-colonial studies. While remaining thoroughly accessible in language and approach, the Encyclopedia takes advantage of the theoretical and historiographical developments in the field, using signed entries by the best scholars and writers available.


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Global in scope, authoritative in detail, and generous in coverage,The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance will be the standard work of reference in the field for decades to come. Coordinating the efforts of an international team of advisory editors and over three-hundred specialist contributors, Dennis Kennedy has gathered together in two volumes thousands of reasons why the many varieties of theatrical performance have long been so important to the world and why, now more than ever, they ought to remain so. Joseph Roach, Professor of Theatre and English Yale University This book is uniquely comprehensive and, to anyone at all interested in theatre, pretty well indispensable. What's more it's highly readable. Sir Richard Eyre, former Director, RNT Will set the standard for decades ... the great strength of this work is its global nature. --Library Journal

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Dennis Kennedy is Samuel Beckett Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, and head of the School of Drama, at Trinity College, Dublin. Previously he was Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. He has held distinguished visiting professorships at the Salzburg Seminar, McMaster University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Wisconsin, and was Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Karachi in Pakistan. His publications include Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre (CUP, 1985), Plays by Harley Granville Barker (CUP, 1987), Looking at Shakespeae: a visual history of twentieth-century performance (CUP, 1993, 2nd edn 2001), Foreign Shakespeare (CUP, 1993). His own plays have been performed in New York, London and at regional theatres in the US.

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