A Primer in Theatre History: From the Greeks to the Spanish Golden Age

A Primer in Theatre History: From the Greeks to the Spanish Golden Age

By: William Grange (author)Paperback

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Grange covers productions, theories, innovations, and plays from ancient Greece to the Spanish Golden Age. It does not read like a scholarly tome as its chapters allow the uninitiated reader access to well-researched and often humorous material. Descriptions of films augment discussions of theatre, helping readers better analyze theatre performance.

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About Author

William Grange is Hixson-Lied Professor in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska. He has published several books on theatre, literature, and cultural formation. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on theatre history, film technology history, drama theory, play analysis, and offers seminars on Nebraskan actors such as Marlon Brando, Dorothy McGuire, Henry Fonda, Sandy Dennis, and Fred Astaire.

Contents

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780761860037
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780761860037
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 0761860037

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