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The History of the Theatre

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Edition:
8th
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9780205281718

ISBN10:
0205281710
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/1/1998
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

First published in 1968, History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history. The eighth edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre a classic for over thirty years, including over 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar Brockett, one of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. Franklin J. Hildy contributes his scholarship and experience throughout the text and, in particular, to a discussion of English Theatre/Shakespeare (Ch. 6). The authors have scrutinized each chapter closely to sharpen, update, and reinterpret information. Revised to include and address new revisionist scholarship, the eighth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of the history of theatre available.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
CHAPTER 1 The Origins of Theatre
1(12)
The Theory of Ritual Origin
1(2)
Performative Elements and Functions
3(2)
Other Theories of Origin
5(2)
Ancient Egypt and the Near East
7(3)
Looking at Theatre History
10(3)
CHAPTER 2 Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece
13(36)
The Origin of Tragedy
15(1)
The City Dionysia in the Sixth Century
16(1)
Tragedy in the Fifth Century
17(2)
The Satyr Play
19(1)
Greek Comedy in the Fifth Century
20(2)
The Dramatic Festivals of the Fifth Century
22(2)
Play Selection and Financing
24(1)
Actors and Acting
24(1)
The Chorus
25(2)
Music and Dance
27(1)
Costumes and Masks
27(4)
Theatre Architecture
31(3)
Auditorium and Audience
34(2)
Greek Drama After the Fifth Century
36(2)
The Athenian Theatre in the Fourth Century
38(2)
The Hellenistic Theatre
40(5)
Greek Mimes
45(2)
Looking at Theatre History
47(2)
CHAPTER 3 Roman and Byzantine Theatre and Drama
49(32)
Etruscan Antecedents
50(1)
The Roman Context
51(2)
Roman Festivals
53(1)
Drama Under the Romans
53(6)
Other Entertainments
59(1)
Production Arrangements
60(1)
The Roman Theatre Structure
61(3)
Other Structures for Entertainments
64(1)
Scenery
64(3)
Actors and Acting
67(2)
Masks and Costumes
69(1)
Music
70(1)
The Decline of the Theatre in Rome
71(1)
Theatre in the Eastern Empire
72(2)
The Byzantine Theatre
74(2)
The Rise of Islam
76(1)
Looking at Theatre History
77(4)
CHAPTER 4 European Theatre and Drama in the Middle Ages
81(40)
The Theatre, 500 to 900 A.D.
83(2)
The Liturgical Drama
85(4)
The Staging of Liturgical Drama
89(1)
The Feast of Fools
90(1)
The Late Middle Ages
91(1)
Performances Outside the Church
91(2)
The Vernacular Religious Drama
93(2)
Production Arrangements
95(1)
The Director
96(1)
Actors and Acting
97(1)
Costumes
98(1)
The Stages
99(3)
Scenery
102(2)
Special Effects and Machinery
104(1)
Music
105(1)
Audiences and Auditoriums
106(1)
Secular Dramatic Forms
107(1)
Farce
107(2)
The Morality Play
109(2)
Chambers of Rhetoric
111(1)
Interludes
112(2)
Tournaments, Mummings, and Disguisings
114(1)
Royal Entries and Street Pageants
115(2)
The End of Medieval Drama
117(1)
Looking at Theatre History
118(3)
CHAPTER 5 Italian Theatre and Drama, 1400-1700
121(32)
Renaissance Drama
122(3)
Beginnings of the Baroque Era
125(1)
The Neoclassical Ideal
125(2)
Intermezzi and Opera
127(1)
The Development of New Scenic Practices
128(8)
Development of Theatre Architecture
136(3)
Machinery and Special Effects
139(2)
Music and Dance
141(1)
The Festival Context
141(1)
Stage Lighting
142(1)
Commedia dell' Arte
143(5)
The Decline of Italy
148(1)
Looking at Theatre History
149(4)
CHAPTER 6 English Theatre from the Middle Ages to 1642
153(34)
Early Tudor Drama
153(2)
The University Wits
155(1)
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
156(3)
Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists
159(1)
Government Regulation of the Theatre
160(1)
Acting Troupes
161(4)
The Public Theatres
165(7)
The Private Theatres
172(4)
Scenery, Properties, Special Effects, and Music
176(1)
Costumes
177(1)
Audiences
178(1)
The Stuart Court Masques
178(5)
Looking at Theatre History
183(4)
CHAPTER 7 The Spanish Theatre to 1700
187(18)
The Religious Drama
188(2)
The Beginnings of a Secular Drama
190(1)
The Early Professional Theatre in Spain
191(1)
Lope de Vega and His Contemporaries
192(1)
Calderon and His Contemporaries
193(1)
The Corrales
194(4)
Acting Companies
198(1)
Actors and Acting
198(2)
Costumes
200(1)
The Stage and Scenery
200(1)
Court Entertainments
201(2)
Looking at Theatre History
203(2)
CHAPTER 8 The Theatre in France, 1500-1700
205(28)
Theatre at Court and in the Schools Prior to 1600
205(2)
The Public Theatre in Paris Before 1595
207(1)
The Public Theatre, 1595-1629
208(2)
The Triumph of the Neoclassical Ideal
210(3)
Acting Companies, 1629-1660
213(1)
The Public Theatre, 1629-1660
214(1)
Scenic Practices in the Public Theaters, 1629-1660
215(2)
The Triumph of the Italian Ideal in Scenery, 1640-1660
217(2)
The Naturalization of the Italian Ideal, 1660-1700
219(3)
French Drama, 1660-1700
222(3)
Acting Companies, 1660-1700
225(1)
The Organization of French Acting Companies
226(2)
Theatre Architecture and Scenic Practices, 1660-1700
228(1)
The Close of the Seventeenth Century
229(2)
Looking at Theatre History
231(2)
CHAPTER 9 The British Theatre 1642-1800
233(34)
Theatrical Activity, 1642-1660
233(3)
The Reestablishment of the Theatre
236(1)
Acting Companies, 1660-1700
236(1)
English Drama, 1660-1700
237(3)
English Drama, 1700-1750
240(3)
Governmental Regulation of the Theatre
243(2)
English Drama, 1750-1800
245(2)
The Playwright
247(1)
Financial Policies
247(2)
Theatre Architecture
249(2)
Scenic Practices
251(3)
Costume Practices
254(2)
Actors and Acting, 1660-1800
256(5)
Audiences and Performances
261(1)
The Provincial Theatre
262(1)
Theatre of Colonial North America
263(1)
Looking at Theatre History
264(3)
CHAPTER 10 Italy and France in the Eighteenth Century
267(26)
The Evolution of Italian Scenic Design
267(5)
Italian Drama of the Eighteenth Century
272(2)
French Drama of the Eighteenth Century
274(4)
Parisian Acting Troupes
278(5)
The Dramatist
283(1)
Actors and Acting
283(2)
Theatre Architecture
285(2)
Scenic Practices
287(1)
Costume Practices
288(2)
Looking at Theatre History
290(3)
CHAPTER 11 Theatre in Northern and Eastern Europe during the Eighteenth Century
293(32)
The Court Theatres of Germany
293(3)
The Jesuit Theatre
296(1)
The Early Public Theatre in Germany
297(2)
The Reforms of Gottsched and Neuber
299(1)
Acting Troupes, 1740-1770
300(2)
German Drama, 1740-1787
302(3)
The Establishment of National Theatres, 1770-1800
305(2)
Evolution of Staging in the Eighteenth Century
307(3)
F.L. Schroder
310(1)
Iffland and Kotzebue
311(1)
Goethe, Schiller, and Weimar Classicism
312(1)
Theatre and Drama in Other Countries of Northern Europe
315(3)
Theatre in Russia to 1800
318(3)
Looking at Theatre History
321(4)
CHAPTER 12 Theatre in Europe and the United States during the Early Nineteenth Century
325(52)
Theoretical Foundations of Romanticism
326(1)
Romantic Drama in Germany
327(2)
Postromantic German-Language Drama
329(3)
Theatrical Conditions in German-Language Theatres
332(4)
The French Theatre, 1789-1815
336(1)
French Drama, 1800-1850
337(3)
Theatrical Conditions in France, 1800-1850
340(1)
Directing and Acting in France, 1800-1850
341(3)
Scenery, Costume, and Lighting in France, 1800-1850
344(3)
Russian Drama and Theatre, 1800-1850
347(3)
Trends in English Theatre, 1800-1843
350(2)
English Drama, 1800-1850
352(2)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1800-1843
354(6)
Macready and Vestris
360(2)
Theatre in North America, 1782-1815
362(3)
The Expanding American Theatre, 1815-1850
365(9)
Looking at Theatre History
374(3)
CHAPTER 13 Theatre and Drama in Europe and the United States during the Late Nineteenth Century
377(44)
The Beginnings of Realism
378(1)
French Drama, 1850-1900
379(2)
Theatrical Conditions in France, 1850-1900
381(6)
English Drama, 1850-1900
387(3)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1843-1860
390(3)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1860-1880
393(3)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1880-1900
396(5)
Theatre in the United States, 1850-1870
401(4)
Theatre in the United States, 1870-1895
405(6)
The Theatre in Italy and Spain, 1850-1900
411(1)
Russian Theatre and Drama, 1850-1900
412(3)
German and Austrian Theatre, 1850-1900
415(3)
Looking at Theatre History
418(3)
CHAPTER 14 The Beginnings of the Modern Theatre, 1875-1915
421(42)
Wagner and Saxe-Meiningen
421(4)
Ibsen
425(2)
Zola and the French Naturalists
427(1)
Antoine and the Theatre Libre
428(2)
The Freie Buhne and German Realism
430(1)
The Independent Theatre and Realism in England
431(3)
The Continuing Tradition in England, 1900-1914
434(2)
The Moscow Art Theatre and Realism in Russia
436(1)
Nonrealism in France
437(3)
Appia and Craig
440(2)
Strindberg and Freud
442(1)
Nonrealistic Theatre and Drama in Germany
443(3)
Nonrealistic Theatre in England
446(2)
The Irish Renaissance
448(2)
Russian Modernism
450(3)
The Revival of Idealism in France
453(1)
The Theatre in Italy and Spain, 1875-1915
454(1)
Theatre in the United States, 1895-1915
455(3)
Major Technical Innovations, 1875-1915
458(2)
Looking at Theatre History
460(3)
CHAPTER 15 The Theatre in Europe and the United States between the Wars
463(38)
German Theatre and Drama, 1915-1940
463(7)
Theatre and Drama in France, 1915-1940
477(1)
Italian Theatre and Drama, 1915-1940
477(1)
Theatre and Drama in Spain, 1915-1940
478(1)
Theater and Drama in Russia, 1917-1940
479(5)
English Theatre and Drama, 1915-1940
484(5)
Theatre and Drama in the United States, 1915-1940
489(8)
Looking at Theatre History
497(4)
CHAPTER 16 Theatre in Europe and the United States, 1940-1968
501(38)
French Theatre and Drama, 1940-1968
501(8)
German-Language Theatre and Drama, 1940-1968
509(5)
Theatre and Drama in the United States, 1940-1968
514(8)
English Theatre and Drama, 1940-1968
522(8)
Theatre and Drama in Italy, 1940-1968
530(1)
Soviet Theatre and Drama, 1940-1968
531(2)
Theatre and Drama in Czechoslovakia, 1940-1968
533(1)
International Developments
534(1)
Looking at Theatre History
535(4)
CHAPTER 17 Theatre and Drama After 1968
539(52)
Theatre and Drama in Italy after 1968
542(3)
Soviet and Russian Theatre after 1968
545(4)
Theatre in Poland and Czechoslovakia
549(6)
German Theatre and Drama after 1968
555(1)
Theatre in France after 1968
555(5)
British Theatre after 1968
560(8)
Theatre in the United States after 1968
568(20)
Postscript
588(1)
Looking at Theatre History
588(3)
CHAPTER 18 The Theatre of Asia
591(40)
India
591(2)
Sanskrit Drama
593(1)
Sanskrit Performance
594(2)
Modern India
596(2)
China
598(2)
The Development of Chinese Literary Drama
600(4)
Beijing Opera
604(5)
Twentieth Century Developments in Chinese Theatre
609(1)
Japan
610(1)
Noh Theatre
611(5)
Bunraku
616(2)
Kabuki
618(5)
Modern Japanese Theatre and Drama
623(1)
Other Asian Countries
624(3)
Looking at Theatre History
627(4)
CHAPTER 19 The Theatre of Africa
631(38)
Some Basic Issues and Problems
631(4)
Nigeria
635(5)
Ghana
640(2)
Sierra Leone
642(1)
Kenya
643(2)
Uganda
645(2)
Tanzania
647(1)
Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana
648(2)
Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, San Tome and Principe, and Cape Verde
650(1)
Senegal
651(1)
The Ivory Coast
652(2)
Mali and Cameroon
654(1)
The Congo Popular Republic and Congo (Zaire)
655(2)
South Africa
657(8)
North Africa
665(1)
Looking at Theatre History
666(3)
Appendix 669(6)
Bibliography 675(14)
Index 689


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