The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance is based on the celebrated Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance. It covers styles and movements, buildings, organizations, and traditions from the world of live performance as well as biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers including the prominent people and companies in the industry today. Popular and accessible in its approach, the Companion has 2,400 entries presented in a compact and portable format, and includes a timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance from c.3000 BC to the present day, as well as an extensive bibliography and an appendix of useful web links, which is supported and can be accessed through a companion website. This Companion provides an informative and accessible point of reference essential for both the theatre-going public and specialists and professionals in the field.
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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 136 x 194 x 41mm | 506g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019957457X
  • 9780199574575
  • 886,483

Table of contents

PREFACE AND PRINCIPLES ; EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS ; NOTE TO THE READER ; THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE A-Z ; TIMELINE ; FURTHER READING ; WEB RESOURCES
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The scope of the book is impressive. ... As a reference book, the Companions give readers a quick briefing on almost any theatrical performancec subject, which will prove to be incredibly useful for academics, students, critics and other practitioners wishing to gaina foretaste of subjects which may lead to more in-depth study elsewhere. Francisco Costa, Theatre Research International
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About Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy is Beckett Professor of Drama Emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin. His books include The Spectator and the Spectacle (CUP, 2009), Looking at Shakespeare: a visual history of twentieth-century performance (CUP, 1993, 2nd edn 2001), Foreign Shakespeare (CUP, 1993), Shakespeare in Asia (CUP, 2010), and Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre (CUP, 1985). He is also a professional director and playwright. He has held distinguished visiting professorships at the University of California, the Chinese Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, the National University of Singapore, 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.
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