The Theatre

A Concise History

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Phyllis Hartnoll, Enoch Brater

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Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, the extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature – here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, global in scope and ranging from the ancient origins of the theatre in the choral hymns sung around the altar of Dionysus to the fascinating variety of forms that it has taken in our own age.

For this fourth edition, Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Professor of Dramatic Literature at the University of Michigan and a specialist on modern and contemporary drama, has revised and extended his final chapter to update the discussion. He surveys performance art, political theatre, new genres, live broadcasts and extravagant spectacles, showcasing the constant and dynamic evolution of stage performance, from classics reinvented to groundbreaking new work.

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Weight 652 g
Dimensions 14.9 x 21 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2012
Number of pages 312
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 14.9 x 21 cm
Weight 652 g

The late Phyllis Hartnoll was editor of The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. Enoch Brater is Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature & Professor of English and Theater at the University of Michigan.

The late Phyllis Hartnoll was editor of The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. Enoch Brater is Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature & Professor of English and Theater at the University of Michigan.