This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians.
Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include:
a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section
a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described
new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects
a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions
fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary
a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 614
Weight: 1536 g
Dimensions: 248 x 191 x 41 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
'This is the strongest introduction the theatre history available ... its greatest strength is the thematic focus and incorporation of performance traditions from around the world' - Christian Billing, University of Hull
'This is a great teaching aid, packed with anthropological observations, written by academics from the UK and the States.' - WhatsOnStage.com
`Theatre History: An Introduction (second edition) rejects the objectivity and documentarianism of what is called foundationalist history, and recognizes that the writing of history has been affected by historical and cultural formations within which historians work.' - Michal Kobialka, The Drama Review