Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | December 3, 2014

    Mary Oliver: IMG Mary Oliver: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$45.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Drama- History and Criticism

The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance

by

The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The English Stage tells the story of English drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. John Styan analyzes the key features of staging, including early street theater and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space, and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists. Giving a critical performance analysis, the author closely examines a few key plays from each age to demonstrate how they succeed on stage. He also focuses on several major playwrights--Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Shaw--and discusses their stagecraft in detail. Styan can be considered among a small number of influential scholars who have helped to develop theater history from its origins in literary studies into an independent and respected field.

Synopsis:

The English Stage tells the story of drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space, and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists.

Synopsis:

Providing a critical performance analysis, this study closely examines a few key plays from each age--medieval times to the present--to demonstrate how they succeed on stage. It also focuses on several major playwrights--Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Shaw--and discusses their stagecraft in detail.

Synopsis:

The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance tells the story of the drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists. He focuses on the conventions by which a playwright, his actors and their audience create the phenomenon of theatre and the way such conventions have changed over time.

Synopsis:

This wide-ranging study follows the history of drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day.

Table of Contents

1. Medieval drama, secular and religious; 2. The early morality play; 3. The Tudor interlude; 4. The Elizabethan theatre; 5. Marlowe's stagecraft; 6. Shakespeare's practice; 7. Ben Jonson's comic stagecraft; 8. The court masque; 9. Jacobean experiment: exploring the form; 10. The Restoration stage; 11. The Georgian theatre; 12. The Victorian theatre; 13. Bernard Shaw and his stage practice; 14. Twentieth-century developments and variations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521556361
Author:
Styan, J. L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Styan, John L.
Author:
John L., Styan
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
Theater -- England -- History.
Subject:
Theater -- Production and direction -- England -- History.
Subject:
Theater--England--Production and direction--History
Subject:
Theater -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
British & Irish
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto original series
Series Volume:
L
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w illus.
Pages:
452
Dimensions:
8.54x5.36x1.28 in. 1.04 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. A Source Book in Theatrical History Used Trade Paper $8.95
  2. Staging the Renaissance Used Trade Paper $14.95
  3. Ideologies of Theory #2: The... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  4. Ideologies of Theory Essays Volume 1 Used Trade Paper $12.95
  5. Against Theory: Literary Studies and... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  6. Novel History: Ther) Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Theory

The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$45.50 In Stock
Product details 452 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521556361 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The English Stage tells the story of drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space, and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists.
"Synopsis" by , Providing a critical performance analysis, this study closely examines a few key plays from each age--medieval times to the present--to demonstrate how they succeed on stage. It also focuses on several major playwrights--Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Shaw--and discusses their stagecraft in detail.
"Synopsis" by , The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance tells the story of the drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists. He focuses on the conventions by which a playwright, his actors and their audience create the phenomenon of theatre and the way such conventions have changed over time.
"Synopsis" by , This wide-ranging study follows the history of drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.