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Theatre Histories free pdf This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds to add fresh perspectives on the history of global theatre, the book illustrates historiographical theories with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches. Subtly restructured sections place the chapters within new thematic contexts to offer a clear overview of each period, while a revised chapter structure offers accessibility for students and instructors. Further new features and key updates to this third edition include: * A dedicated chapter on historiography * New, up to date, case studies * Enhanced and reworked historical, cultural and political timelines, helping students to place each chapter within the historical context of the section * Pronunciation guidance, both in the text and as an audio guide, to aid the reader in accessing and internalising unfamiliar terminology * A new and updated companion website with further insights, activities and resources to enable students to further their knowledge and understanding of the theatre.

About Bruce McConachie

Bruce McConachie is Chair of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also directs and performs. He has published widely in American theatre history, theatre historiography, and performance and cognitive studies and is a former President of the American Society for Theatre Research. Some of his major books include Performance and Cognition (with F. Elizabeth Hart, Routledge 2006) and Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2008). Tobin Nellhaus is the past Librarian for Performing Arts, Media and Philosophy at Yale University. He writes mainly on the relationship between theatre and communication practices, and on critical realism in theatre historiography. He is the author of Theater, Communication, Critical Realism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei is Distinguished Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at U.C.L.A. and former Research Fellow in the Institute for Theatre Studies at Berlin's Free University. She is a scholar, translator, playwright, and director focusing on Japanese and cross-cultural theatre. She is the author of Unspeakable Acts: the Avant-Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan (University of Hawaii Press 2005), as well as many journal articles, essays in books, play translations, and encyclopedia entries. Her fifteen original plays include the award-winning Medea: A No Cycle Based on the Greek Myth and the kabuki-flamenco Blood Wine, Blood Wedding. With Israeli director Zvika Serper, she created the internationally acclaimed Japanese-Israeli fusion play The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds. Tamara Underiner is Associate Dean for Research for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, and director of the Ph.D. program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas. She is the author of Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico: Death-Defying Acts (University of Texas Press, 2004).

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Author : Bruce McConachie
Publisher : Taylor
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ISBN : 0415837960
EAN : 9780415837965
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 638 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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