This work presents the history of theatre from ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. It demonstrates the liveliness, vitality and distinctiveness of theatre as it has unfolded through the ages, and emphasizes the constantly changing nature of theatre, as well as the threads that are woven through several eras and countries. It also shows how the heritage of theatre can be found in the productions we see today. Coverage of the development of theatre in Japan, China and India is included. Timelines help keep students firmly fixed in time, and listings of the significant theatrical and political events of the period under discussion are provided. The work also contains biographies, which focus on leading figures in theatre history (such as playwrights, actors and directors), as well as on individuals from under-represented populations, which should give students a sense of the diversity of people who helped shape the theatre. This edition has greater emphasis on women and non-elites; "Debates in Theater History" boxes, which outline a debated point in the research of a particular era; an expanded introduction, which includes a section on recent historical approaches, such as revisionist history, feminist history, deconstructionism, multicultural history and semiotics, which exposes students to the different ways in which theatre history is studied and analyzed; and expanded sections on the French and Spanish Renaissance.
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Edwin Wilson was educated at Vanderbilt, the University of Edinburgh and Yale. At the Yale Drama School he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree as well as the first Doctor of Fine Arts Degree awarded by Yale. He has taught theater at Yale, Vanderbilt, Hunter College, Hofstra, and currently directs the Center for Advanced Study in the Theater Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center. He was the theater critic for the Wall Street Journal for twenty years. He is the author of The Theater Experience and co-author with Alvin Goldfarb of the Anthology of Living Theater and Theater: The Lively Art, 4th edition. Alvin Goldfarb is President of Western Illinois University. He has twenty-five years of distinguished service as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as Professor of Theatre at Illinois State University. Dr. Goldfarb is a member of the Illinois Arts Council and has won service awards from the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education and American College Theatre Festival. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the co-author with Edwin Wilson of the Anthology of Living Theater and Theater: The Lively Art.
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