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Hardcover: 592 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st Edition edition (1 Sep 1995)
"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
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About the Author
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.
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
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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