Theatre Histories: An Introduction
Phillip B. Zarrilli, Bruce McConachie, Gary Jay Williams, Carol Fisher SorgenfreiISBN: 0415227283;
'A work that more than any other currently available suggests the range and richness of theatre and performance history study today.' - Marvin Carlson, City University of New York 'This book will significantly change theatre education' - Janelle Reinelt, University of California, Irvine Theatre Histories: An Introduction is a bold and innovative way of looking both at the way 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...
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