History of the Theatre / Edition 10

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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.

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Provides a chronological survey of the theater's history as a sociocultural institution, mixing historical accounts with interpretation. Covers periods such as ancient Greece, the European Middle Ages, Renaissance drama, Northern and Eastern Europe in the 18th century, and Europe and the US in the 20th century. This seventh edition include new chapters on African, Asia, and non-Western theater. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205511860
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 151,707
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Origins of Theatre

Chapter 2: Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece

Chapter 3: Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Theatre

Chapter 4: European Theatre in the Middle Ages

Chapter 5: English Theatre to 1642

Chapter 6: The Theatre to Spain and New Spain to 1700

Chapter 7: Italian Theatre to 1700

Chapter 8: French Theatre to 1700

Chapter 9: English Theatre to 1800

Chapter 10: Italy and France to 1800

Chapter 11: Northern European Theatre to 1800

Chapter 12: Continental European Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century

Chapter 13: English-Language Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century

Chapter 14: English-Language Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century

Chapter 15: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century

Chapter 16: The Beginnings of Modern Realism

Chapter 17: Early Alternatives to Realism

Chapter 18: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Early Twentieth Century

Chapter 19: English-Language Theatre in the Early Twentieth Century

Chapter 20: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Chapter 21: English-Language Theatre in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Chapter 22: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century

Chapter 23: English-Language Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century

Chapter 24: Contemporary Theatre

Chapter 25: The Theatre of Africa

Chapter 26: The Theatre of Asia

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