A Concise History of Theatre

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9780205209828: A Concise History of Theatre

Focuses on the cultural significance of theatre

 

This streamlined, engaging text helps students understand the events, places and people that have influenced the history of theatre. 

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Identify the major time periods and geographic areas associated with the history of theatre
  • Distinguish relevant characteristics of theatre in diverse times and places.
  • Describe the underlying cultural, economic, and political environments as they affected theatre in different times and places.
  • Associate major participants who made theatre within their historical and regional context.

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About the Author:

Jim Patterson is a co-author of Stage Money: The Business of Professional Theater, Theater Careers: A Realistic Guide, Theatre in the Secondary School Classroom, and the seventh, eighth, and ninth editions of The Enjoyment of Theatre. He also wrote Stage Directing: The First Experiences. Jim Patterson spent three decades teaching at the University of South Carolina, where he headed the MFA directing program, served as Director of Undergraduate Studies, and directed the department’s summer theatre program. Now a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Jim has been recognized for his work by the South Carolina Theatre Association and the South Carolina Speech Communication Association. He has directed over 140 stage productions plus numerous training films. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

 

Tim Donahue is co-author of Stage Money: The Business of the Professional Theater, Theater Careers: A Realistic Guide,  and the ninth edition of The Enjoyment of Theatre.  He holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina, where he retired from the Department of Theatre and Dance as the director of marketing and development after nearly ten years.

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