The Cambridge Guide To Theatre

Author: Martin Banham
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521434379
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Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.

The Cambridge Guide To American Theatre

Author: Don B. Wilmeth
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521835380
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Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day.

The Cambridge Guide To Asian Theatre

Author: James R. Brandon
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521588225
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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 Guide To Theatre

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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 African And Caribbean Theatre

Author: Martin Banham
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521411394
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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 Paperback Guide To Theatre

Author: Martin Banham
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521446549
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The Cambridge Guide To World Theatre

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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 Companion To Medieval English Theatre

Author: Richard Beadle
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827928
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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 Introduction To Theatre Studies

Author: Christopher B. Balme
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316264963
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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.

The Cambridge Guide To American Theatre

Author: Don B. Wilmeth
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521401340
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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 Companion To Moliere

Author: David Bradby
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827294
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A detailed introduction to Molière and his plays, this Companion evokes his own theatrical career, his theatres, patrons, the performers and theatre staff with whom he worked, and the various publics he and his troupes entertained with such success. It looks at his particular brands of comedy and satire. L'École des femmes, Le Tartuffe, Dom Juan, Le Misanthrope, L'Avare and Les Femmes savantes are examined from a variety of different viewpoints, and through the eyes of different ages and cultures. The comedies-ballets, a genre invented by Molière and his collaborators, are re-instated to the central position which they held in his œuvre in Molière's own lifetime; his two masterpieces in this genre, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme and Le Malade imaginaire, have chapters to themselves. Finally, the Companion looks at modern directors' theatre, exploring the central role played by productions of his work in successive 'revolutions' in the dramatic arts in France.

The Cambridge Introduction To Theatre Directing

Author: Christopher Innes
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521844495
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"This Introduction is an exciting journey through the different styles of theatre that twentieth-century and contemporary directors have created. It discusses artistic and political values, rehearsal methods and the diverging relationships with actors and designers, treatment of dramatic material and approaches to audiences. Offering a compelling analysis of theatrical practice, Christopher Innes and Maria Shevtsova explore the different rehearsal and staging principles and methods of such earlier groundbreaking figures as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Brecht, revising standard perspectives on their work, as well as analysing a diverse range of innovative contemporary directors, including Ariane Mnouchkine, Lev Dodin, Peter Brook, and Peter Sellars. While tracing the different roots of directorial practices across time, and discussing their artistic, cultural and political significance, the authors provide significant examples of the major directorial approaches and reveal comprehensive patterns in the craft of directing and the influence and collaborative relationships of directors"--

The Cambridge Companion To The Musical

Author: Katherine K. Preston
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521796392
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The Cambridge Companion to the Musical provides an accessible introduction to one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Written by a team of specialists in the field of musical theatre especially for students and theatregoers, it offers a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America (including coverage of New York s Broadway and London s West End traditions). Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. There is fresh coverage of the American musical theatre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the British musical theatre in the middle of the twentieth century, and the rock musical. The Companion contains an extensive bibliography and photos from key productions.

The Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare On Stage

Author: Stanley Wells
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826484
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This 2002 Companion is designed for readers interested in past and present productions of Shakespeare's plays, both in and beyond Britain. The first six chapters describe aspects of the British performing tradition in chronological sequence, from the early staging of Shakespeare's own time, through to the present day. Each relates Shakespearean developments to broader cultural concerns and adopts an individual approach and focus, on textual adaptation, acting, stages, scenery or theatre management. These are followed by three explorations of acting: tragic and comic actors and women performers of Shakespeare roles. A section on international performance includes chapters on interculturalism, on touring companies and on political theatre, with separate accounts of the performing traditions of North America, Asia and Africa. Over forty pictures illustrate peformers and productions of Shakespeare from around the world. An amalgamated list of items for further reading completes the book.

The Cambridge Companion To The Musical

Author: William A. Everett
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107114748
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An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.

The Cambridge Introduction To Theatre Historiography

Author: Thomas Postlewait
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521495709
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A 'how to' guide for students and teachers of theatre history, covering archival research, developing historical descriptions and writing reports.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern British Women Playwrights

Author: Elaine Aston
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521595339
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This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theatre and examine the work of individual playwrights. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist theatre scholars and practitioners. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters which raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on non-mainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance.

The Cambridge Companion To George Bernard Shaw

Author: Christopher Innes
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521566339
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This volume covers all aspects of Shaw's drama, focusing both on the political and theatrical context, while the illustrations showcase productions from the Shaw Festival in Canada.

The Cambridge Companion To David Mamet

Author: Christopher Bigsby
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521894685
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The Cambridge Companion To Twentieth Century Irish Drama

Author: Shaun Richards
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521008730
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This collection covers the whole range of Irish drama from the late nineteenth-century melodramas to contemporary Dublin theatre festivals.