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on 30 December 2016
This is useful for a general overview of theatre integrated with the history of political and cultural influences upon it, but it misses some key players (for example, Aphra Behn) and certain sections feel quite generalised depending on who has written that particular chapter. The focus on non-English theatre is welcome and useful. The illustrations are interesting, but not generally necessary to an understanding of the text. There are better histories of the theatre, but this is reasonably inexpensive, so represents good value.
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on 28 December 2016
Useful, but photos are of rather poor quality.
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on 11 April 2015
Excellent book- a shame the back cover had been ripped off of it in transit. However a very useful resource.
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on 10 July 2015
Overpriced but good quality
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on 18 March 2015
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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on 5 November 2015
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on 27 September 2017
Deals with the history of the theatre in readable sections.
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on 27 May 2013
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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on 20 December 2009
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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on 14 January 2017
Good book, like new
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