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History of the Theatre, Foundation Edition

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9780205473601

ISBN10:
0205473601
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Pub. Date:
9/13/2006
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Pearson
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This is a brief edition of the most successful theatre history book on the market today providing a trimmer, less expensive, and more accessible paperback version.History of Theatre - Brief Editionprovides the same full coverage of world theatre as the original. The histories of African and Asian theatre are given their own units, ensuring their unique developments will not be obscured within the coverage of Western theatre. Chapters have been trimmed to make them easier to cover but have also been revised to provide up-to-date and accurate information that isThe History of the Theatrers"shallmark. This paperback edition is extensively illustrated.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
The Origins of Theatre
1(8)
The Theory of Ritual Origin
1(1)
Performative Elements and Functions
2(2)
Other Theories of Origin
4(1)
North Africa and the Near East
5(4)
Looking at Theatre History
7(2)
Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece
9(22)
The Origin of Tragedy
11(1)
Tragedy in the Fifth Century
12(1)
The Satyr Play
13(1)
Greek Comedy in the Fifth Century
14(1)
The Dramatic Festivals
15(2)
Play Selection and Financing
17(1)
Actors and Acting
18(1)
The Chorus
18(1)
Music and Dance
19(1)
Costumes and Masks
20(2)
Stages and Staging
22(4)
Auditorium and Audience
26(1)
Athenian Theatre after the Fifth Century
27(4)
Looking at Theatre History
29(2)
Hellenistic and Roman Theatre
31(26)
The Hellenistic Theatre
31(1)
Dramatic Theory
31(1)
New Comedy
32(1)
Actors and Acting
33(1)
Costumes
34(1)
Theatre Architecture
34(3)
Greek Mimes
37(1)
The Roman Theatre
38(1)
Etruscan and Oscan Antecedents
38(1)
The Roman Context
39(2)
Roman Festivals
41(1)
Drama under the Roman Republic
41(2)
Drama under the Roman Empire
43(2)
Production Arrangements
45(1)
Roman Theatre Architecture
46(3)
Scenery
49(2)
Actors and Acting
51(1)
Masks and Costumes
52(1)
Music
53(1)
The Decline of the Theatre in Rome
54(3)
Looking at Theatre History
55(2)
Cross-Currents of Theatre History: Asian, Byzantine, and Early Western European Theatre
57(27)
Asian Theatre: India
58(2)
Sanskrit Drama
60(1)
Sanskrit Performance
61(2)
China
63(2)
The Development of Chinese Literary Drama
65(3)
Japan
68(1)
Early Professional Theatre in Japan
69(1)
The Theatre of Byzantium
69(1)
The Byzantine Theatre
70(3)
The Rise of Islam
73(1)
Western European Theatre
74(1)
The Theatre, 500 to 900 C.E.
74(2)
Monastery Theatre---Liturgical Drama and Comedy
76(2)
Theatre in the High Middle Ages, 1050--1300 C.E.
78(2)
The Staging of Liturgical Drama
80(1)
The Feast of Fools
80(1)
Nonliturgical Drama
81(3)
Looking at Theatre History
81(3)
European Theatre in the Late Middle Ages
84(22)
Performances Outside the Church
85(1)
The Vernacular Religious Drama
86(1)
The Stages
86(2)
Scenery
88(3)
Special Effects and Machinery
91(1)
Audiences and Auditoriums
92(1)
Music
92(1)
Production Arrangements
93(1)
The Director
93(1)
Actors and Acting
94(2)
Costumes
96(1)
Secular Dramatic Forms
96(1)
Farce
96(2)
The Morality Play
98(1)
Chambers of Rhetoric
99(1)
Interludes and the Advent of Professional Acting
100(2)
Tournaments, Mummings, and Disguisings
102(1)
Royal Entries and Street Pageants
102(1)
The End of Medieval Drama
103(3)
Looking at Theatre History
104(2)
English Theatre to 1642
106(28)
Early Tudor Drama
107(1)
The University Wits
108(1)
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
109(2)
Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists
111(1)
Government Regulation of the Theatre
112(1)
Acting Troupes
113(2)
Theatrical Conditions
115(1)
The Public Theatres
116(5)
The Private Theatres
121(3)
Scenery, Properties, Special Effects, and Music
124(1)
Costumes
125(1)
Audiences
126(1)
Court Plays and Masques
127(3)
The Italian Ideal in England
130(4)
Looking at Theatre History
131(3)
The Theatre of Spain and New Spain to 1700
134(17)
The Religious Drama
134(2)
Secular Drama
136(1)
Early Professional Theatre
137(1)
Lope de Vega and His Contemporaries
138(1)
Calderon and His Contemporaries
139(1)
Acting Companies
140(1)
Actors and Acting
140(1)
Costumes
141(1)
The Corrales
142(3)
The Stage and Scenery
145(1)
Theatre in the Americas
146(1)
Court Entertainments
147(4)
Looking at Theatre History
149(2)
Italian Theatre to 1700
151(24)
Renaissance Drama
152(2)
Mannerism and the Beginnings of the Baroque
154(1)
The Neoclassical Ideal
155(1)
Intermezzi and Opera
156(1)
The Development of New Scenic Practices
157(6)
Development of Theatre Architecture
163(2)
Machinery and Special Effects
165(2)
Music and Dance
167(1)
The Festival Context
167(1)
Stage Lighting
168(1)
Commedia Dell'Arte
168(5)
The Decline of Theatre in the Italian States
173(2)
Looking at Theatre History
173(2)
French Theatre to 1700
175(22)
Theatre at Court and in Schools Prior to 1600
176(1)
The Public Theatre in Paris before 1597
177(1)
The Public Theatre, 1597-1629
178(2)
The Triumph of the Neoclassical Ideal
180(2)
Acting Companies, 1629--1660
182(1)
The Public Theatres, 1629--1660
182(1)
Scenic Practices in the Public Theatres, 1629--1660
183(1)
Italian Scenic Conventions at the French Court: Italian Opera, Machine Plays, and Ballet
184(2)
French Court Theatre: The Salle de Machines, Comedy Ballet, and French Opera, 1660--1700
186(2)
French Drama, 1660--1700
188(3)
Acting Companies, 1660--1700
191(1)
The Organization of French Acting Companies
192(1)
Theatre Architecture and Scenic Practices, 1660--1700
193(2)
The Close of the Seventeenth Century
195(2)
Looking at Theatre History
195(2)
Asian Theatre to 1800
197(22)
India
197(2)
China
199(1)
Beijing Opera
200(5)
Japan
205(1)
Noh (or No) Drama and Kyogen
205(3)
Kabuki
208(5)
Bunraku
213(3)
Other Asian Countries
216(3)
Looking at Theatre History
217(2)
English Theatre to 1800
219(25)
Theatrical Activity, 1642--1660
219(1)
The Reestablishment of the Theatre
220(1)
Acting Companies, 1600--1700
221(1)
English Drama, 1660--1700
222(2)
English Drama, 1700--1750
224(2)
Governmental Regulation of the Theatre
226(1)
English Drama, 1750--1800
227(2)
The Playwright
229(1)
Financial Policies
229(1)
Theatre Architecture
230(1)
Scenic Practices
231(3)
Costume Practices
234(1)
Actors and Acting, 1660--1800
235(3)
Audiences and Performances
238(1)
The Provincial Theatre
239(1)
Theatre of Colonial North America
239(5)
Looking at Theatre History
242(2)
Continental European Theatre to 1800
244(32)
The Evolution of Italian Scenic Design
245(2)
Italian Drama of the Eighteenth Century
247(1)
French Drama of the Eighteenth Century
248(2)
Parisian Acting Troupes
250(2)
Actors and Acting
252(2)
Costume Practices
254(1)
Theatre Architecture
255(1)
Scenic Practices
256(1)
The End of Eighteenth Century Theatre in France
257(1)
The Court Theatres of the German States
257(1)
The Jesuit Theatre
258(1)
The Early Public Theatre in the German States
259(1)
The Reforms of Gottsched and Neuber
260(1)
Acting Companies and the State Theatres
261(2)
Lessing and the Storm-and-Stress Movement
263(1)
Evolution of Staging in the Eighteenth Century
264(3)
F. L. Schroder and the Hamburg School
267(1)
Iffland and the Mannheim School
267(1)
Kotzebue and the Beginnings of Melodrama
268(1)
Goethe, Schiller, and Weimar Classicism
269(2)
Theatre in Russia to 1800
271(5)
Looking at Theatre History
273(3)
Continental European Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century
276(19)
The Theatre under Napoleon---Melodrama and Romanticism
277(3)
German-Language Drama after Napoleon
280(2)
Theatrical Conditions in German-Language Theatres
282(2)
French Drama after Napoleon
284(2)
Theatrical Conditions in France to the 1850s
286(1)
Directing and Acting in France to the 1850s
287(2)
Scenery, Costume, and Lighting in France to the 1850s
289(3)
Russian Drama and Theatre to the 1850s
292(3)
Looking at Theatre History
294(1)
English-Language Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century
295(20)
Trends in English Theatre, 1800--1843
296(1)
English Drama to the 1850s
297(1)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1800--1843
298(3)
Macready and Vestris
301(2)
Theatre in North America, 1781-1815
303(2)
The Expanding American Theatre, 1815--1850
305(3)
Theatrical Conditions in the United States and Canada
308(7)
Looking at Theatre History
313(2)
English-Language Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century
315(22)
Theatre in the United States, 1850--1870
316(2)
Theatre in the United States, 1870--1895
318(5)
Theatre in Canada
323(1)
Theatre in Australia and New Zealand
324(2)
English Drama, 1850--1890
326(2)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1843--1860
328(2)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1860--1880
330(1)
English Theatrical Conditions, 1880--1900
331(6)
Looking at Theatre History
335(2)
Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century
337(19)
Russian Theatre to 1900
337(2)
Theatrical Conditions in Russia to 1900
339(1)
German and Austrian Theatre to 1900
340(2)
French Drama to 1900
342(2)
Theatrical Conditions in France to 1900
344(6)
The Theatre in Italy and Spain to 1900
350(1)
Theatre in Latin America to 1900
351(5)
Looking at Theatre History
354(2)
The Beginnings of Modern Realism
356(21)
The Beginnings of Realism
356(1)
Saxe-Meiningen
357(2)
Ibsen
359(1)
Zola and the French Naturalists
360(2)
Antoine and the Theatre Libre
362(1)
The Freie Buhne and German Realism
363(2)
The Independent Theatre and Realism in England
365(3)
The Continuing Tradition in England to 1914
368(1)
The Moscow Art Theatre and Realism in Russia
369(1)
The Theatre in Italy and Spain to 1914
370(1)
Theatre in the United States to 1917
371(3)
Major Technical Innovations, 1875--1914
374(3)
Looking at Theatre History
375(2)
Modern Alternatives to Realism
377(19)
Wagner and the Nonrealistic Theatre
377(2)
Nonrealistic Theatre in France
379(2)
The Revival of Idealism in France
381(1)
Appia and Craig
382(2)
Strindberg and Freud
384(1)
Nonrealistic Theatre and Drama in Germany
385(2)
Nonrealistic Theatre in England
387(2)
The Irish Renaissance
389(2)
Italy and the Futurists
391(1)
Russian Modernism
392(4)
Looking at Theatre History
394(2)
Twentieth Century Theatre between the Wars
396(33)
English Theatre and Drama, 1914--1939
396(4)
Theatre and Drama in the United States, 1917--1941
400(7)
Theatre in Canada to 1940
407(1)
Theatre and Drama in Australia and New Zealand, 1915--1940
408(1)
Theatrical Conditions in the Soviet Union, 1917--1940
409(3)
Drama in the Soviet Union, 1917--1940
412(1)
German Theatre and Drama, 1918-1939
413(5)
Theatre and Drama in France, 1914--1939
418(5)
Italian Theatre and Drama, 1914--1939
423(1)
Theatre and Drama in Spain, 1914--1939
423(1)
Theatre and Drama in Latin America
424(5)
Looking at Theatre History
426(3)
Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Mid Twentieth Century
429(20)
International Developments
429(1)
French Theatre and Drama, 1940--1968
430(6)
Soviet Theatre and Drama, 1940--1968
436(2)
Theatre and Drama in Czechoslovakia, 1940--1968
438(1)
German Theatre and Drama, 1940--1968
439(4)
Theatre and Drama in Italy, 1940--1968
443(1)
Theatre and Drama in Latin America, 1940--1968
444(5)
Looking at Theatre History
447(2)
English-Language Theatre in the Mid Twentieth Century
449(19)
English Theatre and Drama, 1940--1968
449(6)
Theatre and Drama in the United States, 1940--1968
455(7)
Canadian Theatre to 1968
462(3)
Australia and New Zealand Theatre to 1968
465(3)
Looking at Theatre History
466(2)
Theatre of Africa
468(23)
Some Basic Issues and Problems
468(2)
Nigeria
470(4)
Ghana
474(2)
Sierra Leone
476(1)
Kenya
477(1)
Uganda
478(2)
Tanzania
480(1)
Senegal
481(1)
South Africa
482(6)
North Africa
488(3)
Looking at Theatre History
489(2)
Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century
491(18)
Soviet and Russian Theatre to 1990
491(3)
Theatre in Poland and Czechoslovakia to 1990
494(2)
German Theatre to 1990
496(5)
Theatre and Drama in Italy to 1990
501(2)
Theatre in France to 1990
503(4)
Latin American Theatre to 1990
507(2)
Looking at Theatre History
508(1)
English-Language Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century
509(24)
British Theatre to 1990
509(6)
Theatre in the United States after 1968
515(13)
Canadian Theatre to 1990
528(1)
Theatre in Australia and New Zealand to 1990
529(4)
Looking at Theatre History
531(2)
Contemporary Theatre
533(25)
Theatre in Asia
533(2)
Theatre in Russia
535(2)
Theatre in Poland and the Czech Republic
537(1)
Theatre in Germany
538(2)
Theatre in Italy
540(1)
Theatre in France
541(1)
Theatre in Britain
542(4)
Theatre in Ireland
546(1)
Theatre in Canada
547(1)
Theatre in the United States
548(10)
Looking at Theatre History
557(1)
Index 558


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