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The Cambridge Guide To Theatre

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Author: Martin Banham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521434379
Size: 77.59 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 1233
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Book Description: Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.


The Cambridge Guide To American Theatre

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Author: Don B. Wilmeth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521835380
Size: 15.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 757
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Book Description: Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day.


The Cambridge Guide To Asian Theatre

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Author: James R. Brandon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521588225
Size: 11.77 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 253
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Book Description: A comprehensive and authoritative single-volume reference work on the theatre arts of Asia-Oceania. Nine expert scholars provide entries on performance in twenty countries from Pakistan in the west, through India and Southeast Asia to China, Japan and Korea in the east. An introductory pan-Asian essay explores basic themes - they include ritual, dance, puppetry, training, performance and masks. The national entries concentrate on the historical development of theatre in each country, followed by entries on the major theatre forms, and articles on playwrights, actors and directors. The entries are accompanied by rare photographs and helpful reading lists.


The Cambridge Paperback Guide To Theatre

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Author: Martin Banham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521446549
Size: 73.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 419
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Book Description: Derived from The Cambridge guide to theatre_


The Cambridge Guide To World Theatre

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Author: Martin Banham
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 44.17 MB
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Category : Theater
Languages : en
Pages : 1104
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Book Description: A comprehensive guide to theater with two main emphases, on international theater and on performance in its widest sence, which is a rich source of information for students, professionals, theatergoers and the general reader and also acts as a stimulus to further exploration of areas of world theaters often neglected in many contemporary works of reference. Entries are arranged alphabetically and provide factual information on important traditions, theories, companies, playwrights, practioners, venues and events, with over 250 informative illustrations.


The Cambridge Guide To African And Caribbean Theatre

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Author: Martin Banham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521411394
Size: 49.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 259
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Book Description: The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre draws on the highly regarded Cambridge Guide to World Theatre (1989), and updates and refocuses material to offer a specific view of traditional and contemporary theater activity in English-, French-, and Portugese-speaking Africa, and the Hispanic and English-speaking Caribbean. This volume traces the ancient and complex roots of African theater--still evident in community festivals and religious rituals--through the centuries of colonial domination, to the African diaspora and its manifestation in Caribbean theater. National essays are followed by alphabetically arranged entries on the major figures in the theatrical arts of that country. Theater buffs and those concerned with African and Caribbean heritage will find much to interest them in this authoritative reference work.


The Cambridge Companion To Medieval English Theatre

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Author: Richard Beadle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827928
Size: 64.60 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: The drama of the English Middle Ages is perennially popular with students and theatre audiences alike, and this is an updated edition of a book which has established itself as a standard guide to the field. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre, second edition continues to provide an authoritative introduction and an up-to-date, illustrated guide to the mystery cycles, morality drama and saints' plays which flourished from the late fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries. The book emphasises regional diversity in the period and engages with the literary and particularly the theatrical values of the plays. Existing chapters have been revised and updated where necessary, and there are three entirely new chapters, including one on the cultural significance of early drama. A thoroughly revised reference section includes a guide to scholarship and criticism, an enlarged classified bibliography and a chronological table.


The Cambridge Guide To Theatre

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Author: Martin Banham
Publisher:
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Size: 30.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Theater
Languages : en
Pages : 1233
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Book Description: Substantially revised and updated, this is the most comprehensive guide to the history and current practice of worldwide theatre available today. It covers all major playwrights, works, traditions, theories, companies, venues and events; details the origins of popular theatre tradition; discusses the work of actors, directors and designers; and explains theatre architecture and design. The book is written by over 100 expert contributors and is illustrated throughout.


The Cambridge Guide To American Theatre

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Author: Don B. Wilmeth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521401340
Size: 57.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 559
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Book Description: This comprehensive guide provides coverage on American theater from its earliest history to the present, with special attention given to contemporary theater throughout the United States. The entries are arranged alphabetically and provide information on mainstream topics, marginalized and alternative theater, popular forms of theater (including the circus, vaudeville, burlesque, etc.) and key plays in the annals of American theater. Over eighty experts on American theater contributed entries to the guide. In addition to some 2,300 brief entries on people, venues, plays, and other theatrical phenomena, almost 100 topical entries are provided, covering theater in major US cities, essays on such disparate subjects as Asian-American theater, theater architecture, female and male impersonation, magic, costume, Shakespeare on the American stage, unions, Hispanic theater, lighting, dramatic theory, and much more. For further reading, approximately 1,000 additional sources are suggested in the text and in a supplemental bibliography. A special feature is a biographical index of more than 3,000 names mentioned in entries, providing dates and major occupations, and cross-listings are indicated throughout the guide.


The Cambridge Introduction To Theatre Studies

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Author: Christopher B. Balme
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316264963
Size: 49.57 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
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Book Description: Providing thorough coverage of the methods and tools required in studying historical and contemporary theatre, this Introduction examines the complexities of a rapidly changing and dynamic discipline. Following a cross-cultural perspective, the book surveys the ways theatre and performance are studied by looking initially at key elements such as performers, spectators and space. The central focus is on methodology, which is divided into sections covering theatre theory, historiography and textual and performance analysis. The book covers all the main theatrical genres - drama, opera and dance - providing students with a comparative, integrated perspective. Designed to guide students through the academic dimension of the discipline, the volume emphasizes questions of methodology, research techniques and approaches, and will therefore be relevant for a wide variety of theatre studies courses. Informative textboxes provide background on key topics, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter.