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Living Theatre: History of the Theatre

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Living Theatre: A History conveys the excitement and variety of theatre throughout time, as well as the dynamic way in which our interpretation of theatre history is informed by contemporary scholarship. Rather than presenting readers with a mere catalog of historical facts and figures, it sets each period in context through an exploration of the social, political and economic conditions of the day, creating a vivid study of the developments in theatre during that time.

About the Author

Ed Wilson attended Vanderbilt, the University of Edinburgh, and Yale University where he received the first Doctor of Fine Arts degree awarded by Yale. He has taught at Vanderbilt, Yale, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Most recently he has been Executive Director of the Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author or co-author of three of the most widely used college theater textbooks in the U. S. The tenth edition of his pioneer book, The Theater Experience, was published in 2006 by McGraw-Hill. The sixth edition of his text Theater: The Lively Art (co-authored with Alvin Goldfarb) will be published by McGraw Hill in theDecember, 2006. The fourth edition of his theater history, Living Theatre: Histories of Theatre, (also co-authored with Alvin Goldfarb) will be published in December, 2006. He is also the editor of Shaw on Shakespeare, recently re-issued by Applause Books. He has produced plays on and off Broadway and served one season as the resident director of the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. He also produced a feature film, The Nashville Sound, recently made available on DVD. He is the author of two original plays, a farce, The Bettinger Prize, and a play about Ponce de Leon, Waterfall. He wrote the book and lyrics for a musical version of Great Expectations. All three have been given a series of successful readings in New York City and elsewhere. Great Expectations was given a full production for three weeks in February and March, 2006, at the Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia. He conceived the idea of a musical revue of the songs of Jerome Kern which had a well-received try-out production in the fall of 2004 at Catholic University in Washington, D. C. Ed has served a number of times on the Tony Nominating Committee and the Pulitzer Prize Drama Jury, most recently on the Pulitzer Jury in 2003. For twenty two years he was the theater critic of the Wall Street Journal. A long time member of the New York Drama Critics Circle, he was president of the Circle for several years. He is on the board of the John Golden Fund and was also for many years on the Board of the Theater Development Fund, of which he served as President. Alvin Goldfarb is President and Professor of Theatre at Western Illinois University. Dr. Goldfarb also served as vice president and provost, dean of Fine Arts, and chair of Theatre at Illinois State University. Dr. Goldfarb holds a Ph.D. in theater history from the City University of New York and a master's degree from Hunter College. He is the coauthor of Living Theatre:A History and coeditor of The Anthology of Living Theater with Edwin Wilson. Dr. Goldfarb is also the coeditor, with Rebecca Rovit, of Theatrical Performance during the Holocaust: Texts, Documents, Memoirs, which was a National Jewish Book Award finalist. He has published numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals and anthologies. Dr. Goldfarb served as a member of the Illinois Arts Council and president of the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education. He has received service awards from the latter organization as well as from the American College Theater Festival. Dr. Goldfarb also received an Alumni Achievement Award from the City University of New York Graduate Center's Alumni Association.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART ONE: EARLY THEATRE

1 Greek Theatre

2 Roman Theatre

3 Early Asian Theatre

4 Medieval Theatre in Europe

PART TWO: THEATRES OF THE RENAISSANCE

5 The Theatre of the Italian Renaissance

6 The Theatre of the English Renaissance

7 The Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age

8 French Neoclassical Theatre

PART THREE: THEATRE FROM 1660 TO 1875

9 The Theatre of the English Restoration

10 Theatre in the Eighteenth Century

11 Theatre from 1800 to 1875

PART FOUR: MODERN THEATRE

12 Theatre from 1875 to 1915

13 Theatre from 1915 to 1945

14 Theatre from 1945 to 1975

15 Contemporary American Theatre: 1975 to the Present

16 Global Theatres

Pronunciation Guide

Glossary: Theatrical Terms

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073514123
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
History
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Wilson, Edwin
Author:
Goldfarb, Alvin
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Theater -- History.
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Anniversary-25t
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
565
Dimensions:
9.42x7.36x1.10 in. 2.51 lbs.

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