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The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre Hardcover – 1 Sep 1995


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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st Edition edition (1 Sep 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019212997X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192129970
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 4.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 735,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This wonderful resource provides a wide variety of information from basic theatre chronology to detailed analyses of several well-known and important plays and "The numerous photographs...bring the discussion to life."--School Library Journal"Composed of 13 separate essays by 16 authors, traces the development of the theater chronologically and coherently."--The Economist"Well-written, utterly absorbing, this general history of theater provides a remarkably comprehensive overview of world theater."--Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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About the Editor: John Russell Brown is Professor of Theatre at the University of Michigan and was for fifteen years Associate of the National Theatre in London. He has written numerous books and directed plays for professional and student companies around the world.

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THE very words theatre, drama, tragedy, and comedy are Greek in origin; so are scene, episode, music, chorus, character, mime, and dialogue (and so, come to that, is history). Read the first page
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. K. Fox on 20 Dec 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a superb book for anyone teaching or studying Drama and Theatre Studies. The writing is accessbile, it includes wonderful source material and, as the title suggests, it is fully illustrated. The section, for example, on the Spanish Golden Age, contains useful information about the politics of the times, illustrations of the theatres and describes production values in a clear and interesting way.Where possible, it includes contemporary accounts of going to the theatre. For such an attractive and complete book, it is also good value. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GEORGE O`NEILL on 27 May 2013
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This book ,though second hand, is in excellent condition.It reaced me earlier than the due date. I like the fact that different aspects of the subject are written by experts in each field
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By jason on 14 Dec 2014
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My son loves this book.
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