History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 680
ISBN: UOM:39015002143587
Language: en
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre
Author: John Russell Brown
Release: 2001
Editor: Oxford Illustrated History
Pages: 582
ISBN: 0192854429
Language: en
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A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

A History of the Theater

A History of the Theater
Author: Glynne Wickham
Release: 1992
Editor: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Pages: 287
ISBN: STANFORD:36105043372544
Language: en
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An outline of the development of drama over the last 3,000 years.

The Making of Theatre History

The Making of Theatre History
Author: Paul Kuritz
Release: 1988
Editor: PAUL KURITZ
Pages: 468
ISBN: 0135478618
Language: en
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A History of the Theatre Costume Business

A History of the Theatre Costume Business
Author: Triffin I. Morris,Gregory DL Morris
Release: 2021-09-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781351052320
Language: en
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A History of the Theatre Costume Business is the first-ever comprehensive book on the subject, as related by award-winning actors and designers, and first hand by the drapers, tailors, and craftspeople who make the clothes that dazzle on stage. Readers will learn why stage clothes are made today, by whom, and how. They will also learn how today’s shops and ateliers arose from the shops and makers who founded the business. This never-before-told story shows that there is as much drama behind the scenes as there is in the performance: famous actors relate their intimate experiences in the fitting room, the glories of gorgeous costumes, and the mortification when things go wrong, while the costume makers explain how famous shows were created with toil, tears, and sweat, and sometimes even a little blood. This is history told by the people who were present at the creation – some of whom are no longer around to tell their own story. Based on original research and first-hand reporting, A History of the Theatre Costume Business is written for theatre professionals: actors, directors, producers, costume makers, and designers. It is also an excellent resource for all theatregoers who have marveled at the gorgeous dresses and fanciful costumes that create the magic on stage, as well as for the next generation of drapers and designers.

A History of the Theatre Laboratory

A History of the Theatre Laboratory
Author: Bryan Brown
Release: 2018-10-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781317191544
Language: en
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The term ‘theatre laboratory’ has entered the regular lexicon of theatre artists, producers, scholars and critics alike, yet use of the term is far from unified, often operating as an catch-all for a web of intertwining practices, territories, pedagogies and ideologies. Russian theatre, however, has seen a clear emergence of laboratory practice that can be divided into two distinct organisational structures: the studio and the masterskaya (artisanal guild). By assessing these structures, Bryan Brown offers two archetypes of group organisation that can be applied across the arts and sciences, and reveals a complex history of the laboratory’s characteristics and functions that support the term’s use in theatre. This book’s discursive, historical approach has been informed substantially by contemporary practice, through interviews with and examinations of practitioners including Slava Polunin, Anatoli Vassiliev, Sergei Zhenovach and Dmitry Krymov.

History of Theatre

History of Theatre
Author: Neil Grant
Release: 2002
Editor: Hamlyn (UK)
Pages: 192
ISBN: 060059632X
Language: en
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In this sweeping chronicle of plays and performances, key dramatists, major actors, and important critics take their bows, backed up by memorable quotations and more than 150 illustrations. “A real treat...includes a mixture of literary, archaeological, and historical evidence, and...metaphorical prose provides a pleasurable and insightful discussion of theater in a social context...an attractive, quality coffee-table book meant for browsing.”—Library Journal.

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity
Author: Martin Revermann
Release: 2019-08-08
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781350135291
Language: en
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Theatre was at the very heart of culture in Graeco-Roman civilizations and its influence permeated across social and class boundaries. The theatrical genres of tragedy, comedy, satyr play, mime and pantomime operate in Antiquity alongside the conception of theatre as both an entertainment for the masses and a vehicle for intellectual, political and artistic expression. Drawing together contributions from scholars in Classics and Theatre Studies, this volume uniquely examines the Greek and Roman cultural spheres in conjunction with one another rather than in isolation. Each chapter takes a different theme as its focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.

A History of Italian Theatre

A History of Italian Theatre
Author: Joseph Farrell,Paolo Puppa
Release: 2006-11-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780521802659
Language: en
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A history of Italian theatre from its origins to the the time of this book's publication in 2006. The text discusses the impact of all the elements and figures integral to the collaborative process of theatre-making. The distinctive nature of Italian theatre is expressed in the individual chapters by highly regarded international scholars.

The Cambridge History of British Theatre

The Cambridge History of British Theatre
Author: Joseph Donohue
Release: 2004-12-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 574
ISBN: 9780521650687
Language: en
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Volume Two begins in 1660 with the restoration of King Charles II to the throne and the reestablishment of the professional theater. It follows the far-reaching development of the form over more than two centuries to 1895.

A History of Polish Theatre

A History of Polish Theatre
Author: Katarzyna Fazan,Michal Kobialka,Bryce Lease
Release: 2021-12-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 500
ISBN: 110847649X
Language: en
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Poland is celebrated internationally for its rich and varied performance traditions and theatre histories. This groundbreaking volume is the first in English to engage with these topics across an ambitious scope, incorporating Staropolska, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Enlightenment and Romanticism within its broad ambit. The book also discusses theatre cultures under socialism, the emergence of canonical practitioners and training methods, the development of dramaturgical forms and stage aesthetics and the political transformations attending the ends of the First and Second World Wars. Subjects of far-reaching transnational attention such as Jerzy Grotowski and Tadeusz Kantor are contextualised alongside theatre makers and practices that have gone largely unrecognized by international readers, while the participation of ethnic minorities in the production of national culture is given fresh attention. The essays in this collection theorise broad historical trends, movements, and case studies that extend the discursive limits of Polish national and cultural identity.

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History
Author: David Wiles,Christine Dymkowski
Release: 2013
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780521766364
Language: en
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A wide-ranging set of essays that explain what theatre history is and why we need to engage with it.

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

The Cambridge History of American Theatre
Author: Wilmeth, Don Burton Wilmeth,Don B. Wilmeth,Christopher Bigsby
Release: 1998-02-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 543
ISBN: 0521472040
Language: en
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Volume One of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

Living Theatre

Living Theatre
Author: Edwin Wilson,Alvin Goldfarb
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393602265
Language: en
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History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Release: 2013-07-17
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 686
ISBN: 1292025158
Language: en
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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.

A History of the American Musical Theatre

A History of the American Musical Theatre
Author: Nathan Hurwitz
Release: 2014-06-27
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781317912057
Language: en
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From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these factors to explain the output of each decade in turn, showing how the most popular productions spoke directly to the audiences of the time. He explores the function of musical theatre as commerce, tying each big success to the social and economic realities in which it flourished. This study spans from the earliest spectacles and minstrel shows to contemporary musicals such as Avenue Q and Spiderman. It traces the trends of this most commercial of art forms from the perspective of its audiences, explaining how staying in touch with writers and producers strove to stay in touch with these changing moods. Each chapter deals with a specific decade, introducing the main players, the key productions and the major developments in musical theatre during that period.

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography
Author: Tracy C. Davis,Peter W. Marx
Release: 2020-08-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781351271707
Language: en
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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography sets the agenda for inclusive and wide-ranging approaches to writing history, embracing the diverse perspectives of the twenty-first century and Critical Media History. Written by an international team of authors whose expertise spans a multitude of historical periods and cultures, this collection of fascinating essays poses the central question: "what is specific to the historiography of the performative?" The study of theatre, in conjunction with the wider sphere of performance, involves an array of multi-faceted methods for collecting evidence, interpreting sources, and creating meaning. Reflecting on issues of recording — from early modern musical scores, through VHS-technology to latest digital procedures — and on what is missing from records or oblique in practices, the contributors convey how theatre and performance history is integral to social and cultural relations. This expertly curated collection repositions theatre and performance history and is essential reading for Theatre and Performance Studies students or those interested in social and cultural history more generally.

A History of Russian Theatre

A History of Russian Theatre
Author: Robert Leach,Victor Borovsky,Andy Davies
Release: 1999-11-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 446
ISBN: 0521432200
Language: en
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A comprehensive history of Russian theatre, written by an international team of experts.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli,Bruce McConachie,Gary Jay Williams,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
Release: 2013-03-07
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781134042944
Language: en
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This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

The Monster in Theatre History

The Monster in Theatre History
Author: Michael Chemers
Release: 2017-07-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781315454078
Language: en
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Monsters are fragmentary, uncertain, frightening creatures. What happens when they enter the realm of the theatre? The Monster in Theatre History explores the cultural genealogies of monsters as they appear in the recorded history of Western theatre. From the Ancient Greeks to the most cutting-edge new media, Michael Chemers focuses on a series of ‘key’ monsters, including Frankenstein’s creature, werewolves, ghosts, and vampires, to reconsider what monsters in performance might mean to those who witness them. This volume builds a clear methodology for engaging with theatrical monsters of all kinds, providing a much-needed guidebook to this fascinating hinterland.