History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett,Franklin Joseph Hildy
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Theatre Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive overview of the history of theater throughout the world.

The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre
Author: Ann Hosein
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 1680480839
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Theatre Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive guide to the theatre's history covers theatre arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood. This book goes back to what we know from our earliest ancestors by examining ancient artifacts and ancient texts to find out how theatre was influenced by life and how it in turn influenced the culture of the people who came to enjoy it. The book concludes with a look at modern theatre and its current heyday as entertainment for the masses, especially in places like Broadway in New York City.

Theatre and History

Theatre and History
Author: Rebecca Schneider
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 1350316385
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre and History Book Excerpt:

This provocative book meets the supposedly 'live' practices of performance and the 'no-longer-live' historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the 'and' of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot - but often oppositional - arts and acts of time.

The Making of Theatre History

The Making of Theatre History
Author: Paul Kuritz
Publsiher: PAUL KURITZ
Total Pages: 468
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780135478615
Category: Alm
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theatre History Studies 2008

Theatre History Studies 2008
Author: Rhona Justice-Malloy
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2008-09-14
ISBN: 0817355022
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre History Studies 2008 Book Excerpt:

Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The conference encompasses the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre.

History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 675
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Theatre Book Excerpt:

Revised and updated edition (fifth, 1987) of a standard textbook describes and traces the major developments in the theatre from its beginnings until early 1990. The primary emphasis is on the European tradition, with a secondary emphasis on the Oriental tradition. Thoroughly illustrated. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Ritual to Realism Collected Lectures and Fragments of Theatre History

Ritual to Realism  Collected Lectures and Fragments of Theatre History
Author: John Franceschina
Publsiher: BearManor Meida
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2020-10-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ritual to Realism Collected Lectures and Fragments of Theatre History Book Excerpt:

Between 1977 and 1992, the lectures and fragments collected in Ritual to Realism were prepared and delivered in a variety of theatre history courses to supplement assigned readings in dramatic literature. The lectures (and fragments thereof) have been collated into sixteen units that, presented chronologically, offer an easily-assimilated survey of Western theatre history—from the ceremonies of the ancient Greeks to the rituals proposed by members of the twentieth-century avant-garde. Designed for a general audience as well as theatre students, actors, directors, and designers, Ritual to Realism does not pretend to be exhaustive. Instead, it provides an entertaining, lively, fact-based consideration of major theatrical movements, theatre practice, playwrights, and dramatic works—virtually, something for everyone with an interest in theatre. From the introduction, “Search through Ritual to Realism however you like, line by line, back and forth through the chapters that interest you, or strictly as you need to through the index. No matter how you do it, every page, every paragraph will give you pieces of information and ideas that remain as fresh, subversive and radical today as they were in Ancient Greece or Restoration England. Plays, like all artistic creations, have never really changed, holding steadfast in opposition to conventional ideas and commonplaces, striking against the grain, so to speak, as untouchable, blinding entities that have mesmerized the minds of people for millennia. It is easy to find such a notion as historical context to be too abstract, not personal enough to do a student any good in the theater right now. It is through the evolving process by which one develops as an artisan throughout life that one inevitably feels tied ever closer to the historical long-view of the theater. . . . This book is designed to fill your arsenal with tools. Let it be a step that will influence the way you create dramatic art for the rest of your career.”

A History of East African Theatre Volume 2

A History of East African Theatre  Volume 2
Author: Jane Plastow
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030877310
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Russian Theatre

A History of Russian Theatre
Author: Robert Leach,Victor Borovsky,Andy Davies
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1999-11-29
ISBN: 9780521432207
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Russian Theatre Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive history of Russian theatre, written by an international team of experts.

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

The Cambridge History of American Theatre
Author: Wilmeth, Don Burton Wilmeth,Don B. Wilmeth,Christopher Bigsby
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 543
Release: 1998-02-28
ISBN: 9780521472043
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of American Theatre Book Excerpt:

Volume One of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

History of Theatre

History of Theatre
Author: Allyn and Bacon Editorial Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977-01-01
ISBN: 9780205157747
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theatre History Studies 2007

Theatre History Studies 2007
Author: Theatre History Studies
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2007-09-30
ISBN: 0817354409
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre History Studies 2007 Book Excerpt:

Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The conference encompasses the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre.

Querying Difference in Theatre History

Querying Difference in Theatre History
Author: Ann Haugo,Scott Magelssen
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN: 1443814997
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Querying Difference in Theatre History Book Excerpt:

Terms such as race, ethnicity, otherness, and pluralism are becoming increasingly problematic as we grapple with issues of identity in the “post-multicultural” discursive landscape of the twenty-first century. Querying Difference in Theatre History comprises sixteen scholarly case studies in which authors tease out the limitations of contemporary discourse concerning ideas of difference in theatre history today. The essays then incorporate new approaches, theories, and critical vocabulary for dealing with such issues. Unlike other works that address similar subjects, this volume arranges essays by mode of inquiry rather than by “kind of difference.” It offers essays that are complex and rigorous, yet accessible and pleasurable—ideal for use in graduate- and upper-division undergraduate theatre and performance classrooms. While “difference” may immediately conjure issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality, this volume also includes essays that examine differences more broadly construed: nationalisms, economic gradations, and so forth. Particular topics in this volume range from intersections of class-based and sex-based politics in theatrical performances during the French Revolution, constructions of blackness and whiteness in turn-of-the-century American brothel dramas, “fantasy heritage,” examinations of immigrant, exile, and refugee dramatic characters vis-à-vis notions of diasporic space, to the political and methodological dilemmas raised when dealing with an individual or event that is “repugnant” or “despicable” to the historian (e.g., anti-gay funeral protests).

History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2013-07-17
ISBN: 9781292025155
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Theatre Book Excerpt:

Known as the bible of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy's History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market. This 40th Anniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. This tenth edition provides the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available and includes contemporary milestones in theatre history.

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

The Cambridge History of American Theatre
Author: Don B. Wilmeth,Christopher Bigsby
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780521651790
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of American Theatre Book Excerpt:

The second volume of a three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

History of Indian Theatre

History of Indian Theatre
Author: M. L. Varadpande,Manohar Laxman Varadpande
Publsiher: Abhinav Publications
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9788170172215
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Indian Theatre Book Excerpt:

This Is The First Volume Of The Six-Volume History Of Indian Theatre. Written By An Eminent Scholar M.L, Varadpande This Veritable Encyclopedia Speaks About An Early Phase Of India S Theatre History, Which Also Is The History Of India S Fine Arts. For The First Time The Origin And Evolution Of Theatrical Arts In India Is Traced In An Elaborate Manner Providing An Insight Into One Of The Oldest Theatrical Traditions Of The World. The Book Draws From The Sources Including Mesolithic Cave Paintings, Ancient Archaeological Finds And Mass Of Literature Belonging To The Vedic And Buddhist Era To Give You The Complete Picture Of India S Theatre History.In A Lucid Style It Tells About Ritualistic Dances And Hunt Dramas Of Aboriginals; Statuettes Of Dancers, Jesters And String Manipulated Puppet Toys Belonging To Earliest Known Urban Civilization Of India The Indus Civilization; Dramatic Rituals Full Of Dancing, Singing And Music; The Dancing Gods And Compositions In Dialogue Form Of Early Aryans; The Troupes Of Actors Moving In The Country Enacting Humorous Plays And Erotic Dances; Efforts Of The State Administration To Impose Entertainment Tax And Strict Code Of Censors And The Flourishing Theatre Of The People. The Book Also Tells About The Advent Of Greeks In India And Their Theatrical Activities, Staging Of A Play Agen In The Military Camp Of Alexander The Great And The Play Written In Greek And Indian Languages Found In Egypt. It Discusses The Problem Of Greek Influence On Indian Theatre In Detail And Speaks About Indian View Of Theatre.This Well-Documented And Profusely Illustrated Work Presents An Enchanting Panorama Of India S Early Theatre History In A Manner At Once Scholarly And Interesting. Known For His Erudition And Profound Scholarship, M.L. Varadpande (B; 1936) Is An Eminent Theatre Historian Of India. His Major Works Published By Abhinav Publications Are Traditions Of Indian Theatre, Ancient Indian And Indo-Greek Theatre, Religion And Theatre And Krishna Theatre In India. His Other Well-Known Works On Indian Theatre Are Invitation To An Indian Theatre And The Critique Of Indian Theatre (Ed.). The Sahita Akademi, India S National Academy Of Letters, Has Published His Book Shripad Krishna Kolhatkar In Marathi (Out Of Print), Hindi (Second Edition) And Punjabi. It Is Now Being Translated Into English. His Forthcoming Works Are The Mahabharata In Performance And Ankia Nat: Vaishnava Opera Of Assam. As A Research Fellow Of The Indian Council Of Historical Research He Is Working On The Research Project Temple Theatre In India.

Theatre History Studies 2018

Theatre History Studies 2018
Author: Sara Freeman
Publsiher: University Alabama Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 0817371125
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre History Studies 2018 Book Excerpt:

Theatre History Studies (THS) is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-America Theatre Conference THEATRE HISTORY STUDIES, VOLUME 37 STEFAN AQUILINA Meyerhold and The Revolution: A Reading through Henri Lefebvre’s Theories on “Everyday Life” VIVIAN APPLER “Shuffled Together under the Name of a Farce”: Finding Nature in Aphra Behn’s The Emperor of the Moon KRISTI GOOD Kate Soffel’s Life of Crime: A Gendered Journey from Warden’s Wife to Criminal Actress PETER A. CAMPBELL Staging Ajax’s Suicide: A Historiography BRIAN E. G. COOK Rousing Experiences: Theatre, Politics, and Change MEGAN LEWIS Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes: Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B and the Consequences of Staging the Colonial Gaze PATRICIA GABORIK Taking the Theatre to the People: Performance Sponsorship and Regulation in Mussolini’s Italy ILINCA TODORUT AND ANTHONY SORGE To Image and to Imagine: Walid Raad, Rabih Mouré, and the Arab Spring SHULAMITH LEV-ALADGEM Where Has the Political Theatre in Israel Gone? Rethinking the Concept of Political Theatre Today CHRISTINE WOODWORTH “Equal Rights By All Means!”: Beatrice Forbes-Robertson’s 1910 Suffrage Matinee and the Onstage Junction of the US And UK Franchise Movements LURANA DONNELS O’MALLEY “Why I Wrote the Phyllis Wheatley Pageant-Play”: Mary Church Terrell’s Bicentennial Activism JULIET GUZZETTA The Lasting Theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame ASHLEY E. LUCAS Chavez Ravine: Culture Clash and the Political Project of Rewriting History NOE MONTEZ The Heavy Lifting: Resisting the Obama Presidency’s Neoliberalist Conceptions of the American Dream in Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

A History of Theatre in Africa

A History of Theatre in Africa
Author: Martin Banham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2004-05-13
ISBN: 1139451499
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Theatre in Africa Book Excerpt:

This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa. The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in the work of popular entertainers and storytellers. Since the 1950s, in a movement that has paralleled the political emancipation of so much of the continent, there has also grown a theatre that comments back from the colonized world to the world of the colonists and explores its own cultural, political and linguistic identity. A History of Theatre in Africa offers a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of this long and varied chronicle, written by a team of scholars in the field. Chapters include an examination of the concepts of 'history' and 'theatre'; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; and the African diaspora.

The Cambridge History of British Theatre

The Cambridge History of British Theatre
Author: Baz Kershaw,Peter Thomson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2004-12-09
ISBN: 0521651328
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of British Theatre Book Excerpt:

Explores the rich and complex histories of English, Scottish and Welsh theatres in the 'long' twentieth century since 1895.

An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance

An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance
Author: Robert Leach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN: 0429873360
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance Book Excerpt:

An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day. As the most public of arts, theatre constantly interacts with changing social, political and intellectual movements and ideas, and Robert Leach’s masterful work restores to the foreground of this evolution the contributions of women, gay people and ethnic minorities, as well as the theatres of the English regions, and of Wales and Scotland. Highly illustrated chapters trace the development of theatre through major plays from each period; evaluations of playwrights; contemporary dramatic theory; acting and acting companies; dance and music; the theatre buildings themselves; and the audience, while also highlighting enduring features of British theatre, from comic gags to the use of props. This first volume spans from the earliest forms of performance to the popular theatres of high society and the Enlightenment, tracing a movement from the outdoor and fringe to the heart of the social world. The Illustrated History acts as an accessible, flexible basis for students of the theatre, and for pure fans of British theatre history there could be no better starting point.