The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

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This account of the history of theatre draws on the latest scholarly research to describe and celebrate theatre's greatest achievements over 4500 years, from festival performances in ancient Egypt to international multicultural theatre in the late 20th century. Written by a team of distinguished authors and illustrated throughout, this should be a valuable source of reference for students, teachers, theatre professionals, and the theatre-goer more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 590 pages
  • 198.12 x 246.38 x 30.48mm | 1,270.05g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w halftones, further reading list, index
  • 0192880624
  • 9780192880628

About John Russell Brown

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 more

Table of contents

Introduction. PART ONE: THE FIRST THEATRES. Greek Theatre. Theatre in Roman and Christian Europe. Beginnings of Theatre in Africa and the Americas. PART TWO: THEATRE IN EUROPE FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO 1700. Italian Renaissance Theatre. Spanish Renaissance Theatre. English Renaissance and Restoration Theatre. French Renaissance and Neo-Classical Theatre. PART THREE: EUROPEAN AND WESTERN THEATRES FROM 1700. Eighteenth-Century Theatre. Nineteenth-Century Theatre. Modern Theatre: 1890-1920. Theatre after Two World Wars. PART FOUR: WORLD THEATRE. Oriental Theatres - South Asian Theatres, East Asian Theatres, South-East Asian Theatres. Theatre since 1970. Chronology. Further Reading. Acknowledgements. Illustrations Sources. Indexshow more

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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."--Booklistshow more

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