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A Primer in Theatre History

From the Greeks to the Spanish Golden Age

Συγγραφέας: Grange William
Εκδότης: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761860037
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 176
Διαστάσεις: 23x1x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "A Primer in Theatre History"

A Primer in Theatre History covers productions, personalities, theories, innovations, and plays from ancient Greece to the Spanish Golden Age. Grange discusses theatre from 534 BC in Athens to 1681 AD in Madrid. The book contains highly informative chapters on theatre culture in the ancient classical world, the medieval period, the Italian Renaissance, classical Asia, German-speaking Europe, France to 1658, and England to 1642. Following a wide-ranging introduction, chapters allow the uninitiated reader straightforward access to well-researched material, often presented in a humorous and approachable fashion. Descriptions of films augment discussions of theatre, while an extended bibliography and comprehensive index assist the reader in making further inquiries. Each chapter features illustrations by Mallory Prucha, a designer and graphic illustrator who has received several awards at theatre conferences around the US. A Primer in Theatre History does not read like a scholarly tome. Its whimsical wrinkles offer readers a more contemporaneous view of theatre than is customary. It employs, for example, frequent references to movies germane to topics and time periods under discussion. Such use of film promotes familiarity among younger readers, who can then appropriate analogies to theatre performance.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Grange William
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780761860037
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 14/12/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 176
Τόπος έκδοσης: Lanham, MD
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 286 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x1x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 1 Tables, unspecified; 14 Illustrations, black and white


Introduction: History and Time Chapter 1: The Origin of Theatre in Athens Chapter 2: Rome: Republic and Empire Chapter 3: The Theatre of the Middle Ages Chapter 4: The Theatre of the Italian Renaissance Chapter 5: The Classical Theatre of Asia Chapter 6: The Theatre of France to 1658 Chapter 7: The Theatre of Spain in the Siglo de oro Chapter 8: The Theatre of Elizabethan England Chapter 9: The German Theatre to 1700 Bibliography Index

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