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Author Fraser, Neil, 1958-

Title Theatre history explained / Neil Fraser.

Imprint Ramsbury : Crowood, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    792.09 FRA    Available
Description 240 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-236) and index.
Contents Greek and Roman theatre -- Medieval theatre -- The renaissance and European theatre -- The Elizabethan stage -- Shakespeare and his contemporaries -- Theatre of the English restoration -- Theatre for the masses: 1700-1890 -- The origins of modern theatre: naturalism -- Modern theatre: expressionism and beyond -- Contemporary theatre: absurdism and the American tradition -- Playwrights of the twentieth century.
Summary Theater History Explained is a comprehensive account of one of humanity's greatest achievements. Ranging from Ancient Greece to the present, all the major playwrights and practitioners are discussed-from Aeschylus to Acykbourn, Aristotle to Artaud. Some 300 playwrights and 2,000 plays are set in context and described, and there are major sections on: Classical Theater, Medieval Drama, the Mystery Cycles, Morality Plays and Interludes, the Renaissance and European Theater, Commedia dell'Arte, the Elizabethan Stage, Restoration Tragedy, 18th-Century Comedy of Manners, Melodrama, Naturalism, Stanislavsky, Expressionism, the American Greats, and the Contemporary Stage. Neal Fraser is Director of Technical Training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he has taught for over ten years.
Subject Theater -- History.
ISBN 1861266596 (pbk.) : $35.00
Standard No. 9781861266590

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