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History of the theatre /
Oscar G. Brockett, Franklin J. Hildy.
edition
10th ed.
imprint
Boston ; Montreal : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, c2008.
description
xii, 688 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0205511864, 9780205511860
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Boston ; Montreal : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, c2008.
isbn
0205511864
9780205511860
contents note
The origins of theatre -- Theatre and drama in ancient Greece -- Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine theatre --European theatre in the Middle Ages -- English theatre to 1642 -- Spanish theatre to 1700 -- Italian theatre to 1700 -- French theatre to 1700 -- English theatre to 1800 -- Italy and France to 1800 -- Northern European theatre to 1800 -- Continental European theatre in the early nineteenth century -- English-language theatre in the early nineteenth century -- English-language theatre in the late nineteenth century -- Continental European and Latin American theatre in the late nineteenth century -- The beginnings of modern realism -- Alternatives to realism -- Continental European and Latin American theatre in the early twentieth century -- English-language theatre in the early twentieth century -- Continental European and Latin American theatre in the mid-twentieth century -- English-language theatre in the mid-twentieth century -- Continental European and Latin American theatre in the late twentieth century -- English-language theatre in the late twentieth century -- Contemporary theatre -- The theatre of Africa -- The theatre of Asia.
general note
"40th Anniversary Edition." -- Cover.
catalogue key
6238230
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 642-653) and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2008-05-01:
This history made its first appearance in 1968 (CH, Feb'69), under the sole authorship of Brockett. In the intervening years, it has become a mainstay in the teaching and learning of theater history. This 40th-anniversary edition includes rewritten introductions and material that has been significantly amended, but the overall trajectory of the narrative--from the ritual origins of theater to the theater of Asia--remains much the same. The particular strength of this 10th edition lies in the updated chapter on contemporary theater. Brockett and Hildy also offer fresh material on both Asian and African live performance traditions vis-a-vis the development of Western theater. This edition, with its extensive bibliography and instructive images, ensures that this title will continue to be among the best resources on the market. This said, libraries that own the ninth edition may wish to pass on this one, since the information expanded in (and new to) the present volume is readily available elsewhere. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. S. R. Irelan Augustana College
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History of the Theatre, 10/eOscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. HildyCongratulations on beginning your learning experience with the 40thAnniversary Edition of this bestselling theatre history textbook written by two of the most highly respected theatre historians in the field: Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy. You'll begin your historical journey chronologically with the ritual origins of theatre. Then you'll travel around the world as you explore the roots of theatre in countries such as Spain, England, and France, in Latin America and more. You'll end your survey with the theatres of Africa and Asia. The cover alone captures the drama and diversion that an evening at the theatre provides.WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS EDITION The most comprehensive coverage of European, American, Asian, African, and Latin American theatre history exposes you to many types of theatre you may have never before considered. A revised chapter on contemporary theatre covers avant-garde theatre from around the world and brings theatre history up to the present day. Updates throughout every chapter provide you with the most current and accurate information available, so you'll be well-informed for discussions in class as well as with family and friends.REVIEWER QUOTES"Most people involved with teaching theatre history know that this text is unequaled in the field. No other survey text gives this kind of detail, is revised as often to keep pace with research and historical developments, is as qualified or clear in what the state of knowledge and debate are on particular topics, covers as many areas of world theatre, has as thorough an index, is as rich in images, or has as useful a bibliography."-Dennis C. Beck, James Madison University"Since I was a college undergraduate, the Brockett history book has been a 'must do' on my bookshelf and the bookshelves of all of my theatre peers and professors alike. The Brockett book is affectionately referred to as 'The Bible' among my colleagues. There is no question it is a remarkable compilation of information and an invaluable addition to my resources."-Kimberly Wagner, Edinboro University
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History of the Theatre, 10/e Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy Congratulations on beginning your learning experience with the 40 th Anniversary Edition of this bestselling theatre history textbook written by two of the most highly respected theatre historians in the field: Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy. You'll begin your historical journey chronologically with the ritual origins of theatre. Then you'll travel around the world as you explore the roots of theatre in countries such as Spain, England, and France, in Latin America and more. You'll end your survey with the theatres of Africa and Asia. the cover alone captures the drama and diversion that an evening at the theatre provides. WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS EDITION The most comprehensive coverage of European, American, Asian, African, and Latin American theatre history exposes you to many types of theatre you may have never before considered. A revised chapter on contemporary theatre covers avant-garde theatre from around the world and brings theatre history up to the present day. Updates throughout every chapter provide you with the most current and accurate information available, so you'll be well-informed for discussions in class as well as with family and friends. REVIEWER QUOTES "Most people involved with teaching theatre history know that this text is unequaled in the field. No other survey text gives this kind of detail, is revised as often to keep pace with research and historical developments, is as qualified or clear in what the state of knowledge and debate are on particular topics, covers as many areas of world theatre, has as thorough an index, is as rich in images, or has as useful a bibliography." Dennis C. Beck, James Madison University "Since I was a college undergraduate, the Brockett history book has been a 'must do' on my bookshelf and the bookshelves of all of my theatre peers and professors alike. the Brockett book is affectionately referred to as 'the Bible' among my colleagues. There is no question it is a remarkable compilation of information and an invaluable addition to my resources." Kimberly Wagner, Edinboro University
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History of the Theatre, 10/e Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy Congratulations on beginning your learning experience with the 40 th Anniversary Edition of this bestselling theatre history textbook written by two of the most highly respected theatre historians in the field: Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy. You'll begin your historical journey chronologically with the ritual origins of theatre. Then you'll travel around the world as you explore the roots of theatre in countries such as Spain, England, and France, in Latin America and more. You'll end your survey with the theatres of Africa and Asia. The cover alone captures the drama and diversion that an evening at the theatre provides. WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS EDITION The most comprehensive coverage of European, American, Asian, African, and Latin American theatre history exposes you to many types of theatre you may have never before considered. A revised chapter on contemporary theatre covers avant-garde theatre from around the world and brings theatre history up to the present day. Updates throughout every chapter provide you with the most current and accurate information available, so you'll be well-informed for discussions in class as well as with family and friends. REVIEWER QUOTES "Most people involved with teaching theatre history know that this text is unequaled in the field. No other survey text gives this kind of detail, is revised as often to keep pace with research and historical developments, is as qualified or clear in what the state of knowledge and debate are on particular topics, covers as many areas of world theatre, has as thorough an index, is as rich in images, or has as useful a bibliography." -Dennis C. Beck, James Madison University "Since I was a college undergraduate, the Brockett history book has been a 'must do' on my bookshelf and the bookshelves of all of my theatre peers and professors alike. The Brockett book is affectionately referred to as 'The Bible' among my colleagues. There is no question it is a remarkable compilation of information and an invaluable addition to my resources." -Kimberly Wagner, Edinboro University
Back Cover Copy
History of the Theatre, 10/e Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy Congratulations on beginning your learning experience with the 40 th Anniversary Edition of this bestselling theatre history textbook written by two of the most highly respected theatre historians in the field: Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy. You’ll begin your historical journey chronologically with the ritual origins of theatre. Then you’ll travel around the world as you explore the roots of theatre in countries such as Spain, England, and France, in Latin America and more. You’ll end your survey with the theatres of Africa and Asia. The cover alone captures the drama and diversion that an evening at the theatre provides. WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN THIS EDITION The most comprehensive coverage of European, American, Asian, African, and Latin American theatre history exposes you to many types of theatre you may have never before considered. A revised chapter on contemporary theatre covers avant-garde theatre from around the world and brings theatre history up to the present day. Updates throughout every chapter provide you with the most current and accurate information available, so you’ll be well-informed for discussions in class as well as with family and friends. REVIEWER QUOTES “Most people involved with teaching theatre history know that this text is unequaled in the field. No other survey text gives this kind of detail, is revised as often to keep pace with research and historical developments, is as qualified or clear in what the state of knowledge and debate are on particular topics, covers as many areas of world theatre, has as thorough an index, is as rich in images, or has as useful a bibliography.” –Dennis C. Beck, James Madison University “Since I was a college undergraduate, the Brockett history book has been a ‘must do’ on my bookshelf and the bookshelves of all of my theatre peers and professors alike. The Brockett book is affectionately referred to as ’The Bible’ among my colleagues. There is no question it is a remarkable compilation of information and an invaluable addition to my resources.” –Kimberly Wagner, Edinboro University
Long Description
Known as the "bible" of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy's History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market.This 40th Anniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. This tenth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.
Long Description
Known as the "bible" of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy's History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market. This 40th Anniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. This tenth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.
Main Description
Known as the "bible" of theatre history,Brockett and Hildy'sHistory of the Theatreis the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market. This40 th Anniversary Editionretains all of the traditional features that have madeHistory of the Theatrethe most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. Thistenth editioncontinues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.
Main Description
Known as the "bible" of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy's History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market. This 40thAnniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. This tenth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.
Main Description
Known as the "bible" of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy’s History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market. This 40thAnniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. This tenth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.
Table of Contents
The Origins of Theatre
Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece
Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Theatre
European Theatre in the Middle Ages
English Theatre to 1642
The Theatre to Spain and New Spain to 1700
Italian Theatre to 1700
French Theatre to 1700
English Theatre to 1800
Italyand France to 1800
Northern European Theatre to 1800
Continental European Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century
English-Language Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century
English-Language Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century
Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Beginnings of Modern Realism
Early Alternatives to Realism
Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Early Twentieth Century
English-Language Theatre in the Early Twentieth Century
Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Mid-Twentieth Century
English-Language Theatre in the Mid-Twentieth Century
Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century
English-Language Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century
Contemporary Theatre
The Theatre of Africa
The Theatre of Asia
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