Living Theater: A History / Edition 3

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Overview

Living Theater: A History conveys the excitement and variety of theater throughout time and the dynamic way in which our interpretation of theater history is informed by contemporary scholarship. Rather than presenting readers with a mere catalog of historical facts and figures, Wilson and Goldfarb set each period in context through an exploration of the social, political and economic conditions of the day, and create a vivid study of the developments in theater during that time. Changes to the third edition include the addition of new biographies of key players in the dramatic world, expanded existing biographies, and a completely revised chapter on early Asian theater.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070384699
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/21/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Early Theater 22
Ch. 1 Greek Theater 25
Ch. 2 Roman Theater 61
Ch. 3 Medieval Theater 83
Ch. 4 Early Asian Theater 111
Pt. 2 Theaters of the Renaissance 138
Ch. 5 The Theater of the Italian Renaissance 141
Ch. 6 The Theater of the English Renaissance 171
Ch. 7 The Theater of the Spanish Golden Age 207
Ch. 8 French Neoclassical Theater 225
Pt. 3 Theater from 1660 to 1875 246
Ch. 9 The Theater of the English Restoration 249
Ch. 10 Theater in the Eighteenth Century 277
Ch. 11 Theater from 1800 to 1875 315
Pt. 4 Modern Theater 358
Ch. 12 Theater from 1875 to 1915 361
Ch. 13 Theater from 1915 to 1945 399
Ch. 14 Theater from 1945 to 1975 437
Ch. 15 Contemporary Theater: 1975 to the Present 473
Glossary: Theatrical Terms 522
Selected Bibliography 534
Index 543
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