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A Cultural History of Theatre - VOLUMES 1-6

Christopher B Balme & Tracy C Davis Price: $550.00

A Cultural History of Theatre presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present

The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture

1. A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity (500 BCE-1000CE)

2. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages (1000-1400)

3. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age (1400-1650)

4. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800)

5. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire (1800-1920)

6. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age (1920-2000+)

Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters:

1. Institutional Frameworks

2. Social Functions

3. Sexuality and Gender

4. The Environment of Theatre

5. Circulation

6. Interpretations

7. Communities of Production

8. Repertoire and Genres

9. Technologies of Performance

10. Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory

This structure offers readers a broad overview of a period within each volume or the opportunity to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter across volumes

Generously illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on theatre in history

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 1: A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity - Edited by Martin Revermann, University of Toronto, Canada

Volume 2: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages - Edited by Jody Enders, UC Santa Barbara, USA

Volume 3: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age - Edited by Robert Henke, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Volume 4: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment - Edited by Mechele Leon, University of Kansas, USA

Volume 5: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire - Edited by Peter Marx, University of Cologne, Germany

Volume 6: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age - Edited by Kim Solga, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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