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5.0 out of 5 stars The best theatre history book I've found
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...
Published on 20 Dec. 2009 by A. K. Fox

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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book- a shame the back cover had been ripped ...
Excellent book- a shame the back cover had been ripped off of it in transit. However a very useful resource.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best theatre history book I've found, 20 Dec. 2009
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book - interesting and full of information on the development of theatre., 18 Mar. 2015
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As an opera studies student I had an assignment on the influence of earlier genres on 18th century comic opera. This book proved invaluable as a source of information. It was well laid out and well presented.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book- a shame the back cover had been ripped ..., 11 April 2015
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Excellent book- a shame the back cover had been ripped off of it in transit. However a very useful resource.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History of Theatre, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Dec. 2014
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Fine
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Dec. 2014
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My son loves this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, funny too., 7 Jan. 2015
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Excellent, funny too.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Inaccesible and boring, 10 Oct. 2013
I'm a theatre student and as such was expected to read one chapter of this book per week. I barely managed one page - this book was badly written, full of excess detail and boring anecdotes. Like a fossilised old man who continues to talk even after his subjects are asleep so too will this book claim your imagination, freedom, and happiness for its own and slowly suffocate it. It is a boring, soul-crushing, dry book. Leave it alone!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 8 Aug. 2014
Expensive but interesting
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