The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre

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This paperback edition, incorporating corrections and updates, contains more distilled information on the theatrical arts of Asia-Oceania than any other single volume yet published. A broad-ranging pan-Asian essay lucidly explores the basic themes of ritual, dance, puppetry, masks, training, performance, while national entries provide the historical development of theater in twenty countries. Major theater forms of each country are accompanied by entries on significant playwrights, actors and directors. An index and reading lists make this work indispensable.

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This paperback edition contains more distilled information on the theatrical arts of Asia-Oceania than any other single volume yet published. A broad-ranging pan-Asian essay lucidly explores the basic themes of ritual, dance, puppetry, masks, training, performance, while national entries provide the historical development of theatre in 20 countries. Major theatre forms of each country are accompanied by entries on significant playwrights, actors and directors. An index and reading lists make this work indispensable.

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The Cambridge Guide To Asian Theatre explores some of the most vibrant and exciting theatrical traditions in Asia-Oceania today. It contains 2000 years of theatre history of Asia and Oceania recounted by a team of international specialists, theatrical arts of 20 countries of Asia and Oceania in illuminating detail, concise information on the most prominent people of the theatre, past and present.

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