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Title Theatre histories : an introduction / Phillip B. Zarilli ... [and others]
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2006


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Description 544 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Preface : interpreting performances and cultures -- 1. Oral, ritual, and shamanic performance -- 2. Religious and civic festivals : early drama and theatre in context -- 3. Imperial theatre : pleasure, power, and aesthetics -- 4. Theatre and the state, 1600-1900 -- 5. Theatres for knowledge through feeling, 1700-1900 -- 6. Theatre, nation, and empire, 1750-1900 -- 7. Theatres of popular entertainment, 1850-1970 -- 8. Theatres of the avant-garde and their legacy, 1880-1970 -- 9. Theatres for reform and evolution, 1880-1970 -- 10. Rich and poor theatres of globalization -- 11. Director, text, and performance in the postmodern world -- 12. Interculturalism, hybridity, tourism : the performing world on new terms
Summary "Theatre Histories: An Introduction is a bold and innovative way of looking at the ways we understand performance and the ways in which history is written. Its chapters offer clearly written overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods. These and its unique, in-depth case studies demonstrate the methods used by today's theatre historians." "Using a new narrative strategy that challenges the standard format of one-volume theatre history texts, the authors help the reader think critically about performance in all its global diversity. Theatre Histories explores aesthetic and interpretive approaches from many cultures, continents and time periods. The authors explore contemporary Japanese theatre, kabuki, and kathakali with as much range and depth as Shakespeare, vaudeville, and realism."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Theater -- History.
Performing arts -- History.
Author Zarilli, Phillip
LC no. 2005027639
ISBN 0415227283 pb alkaline paper
0415227275 hb alkaline paper