This compilation of the prefaces from the author's "English plays of the nineteenth century" (5 vols. ; London : Oxford Univ. Press, 1969-1976) provides an introduction to the critical interpretations of most genres of English drama.
The first book about the dinner theatre genre and industry, Dinner Theatre: A Survey and Directory, is part history, part manual, and part reference guide. It presents practical advice on operating a dinner theatre with insights from practitioners, performers, and other professionals in the field. Beginning with an introduction to the variety and range of dinner theatres and a historical perspective, it proceeds to examine the two major components, food service and productions, and related business concerns. Selective dinner theatres are profiled, and a geographical directory follows. The volume concludes with a listing of information sources and is illustrated with views of theatres and productions and a selection of menus.
This brief version of Cohen's best-selling text uses equal measures of appreciation of theatrical arts and descriptions of the collaborative theatrical crafts to introduce students to the performance of drama. The author's enthusiasm for and knowledge of the current theatre, highlighted by contemporary production shots from around the world, put the students in the front row.
A Historical and Critical Survey from the Greeks to the Present
Author: Marvin A. Carlson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new concluding chapter that focuses on theoretical developments since 1980, emphasizing the impact of feminist theory.
A revision and complete updating of the editors' previous bibliography of Canadian theatre history and its supplement, this volume contains more than 8,000 new entries. Topically arranged, with author and keyword indexes it includes contributions from Patrick O'Neill, Jean Cléo Godin, Leonard Doucette, David Gardner, Anton Wagner, and Malcolm Page.