The Oxford Illustrated History of TheatreThe Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater "Marlowe's original ethnography establishes a new and exciting standard ...

Author: John Russell Brown

Publisher: Oxford Illustrated History

ISBN: 0192854429


Page: 598

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A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

Cosplay A HistoryCosplay A History

... sets, and trends that pushed the medium to new boundaries.10 Dedicated permanent theater spaces began to appear, Louise George Clubb writes in The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, as “professional actors needed places to which ...

Author: Andrew Liptak

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534455825


Page: 368

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This look at the colorful and complex history of cosplay and fandom fashion examines the relationship between franchises and the cosplayers they inspire and the technology that helps bring the details of costumes to life.

The Oxford Illustrated History of English LiteratureThe Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

PHILIP EDWARDS Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Theatre WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE was a boy of twelve when in 1576 the first purpose ... Burbage was thus associated with another notable event of major importance in the history of English drama ...

Author: John Anthony Burrow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192854372


Page: 580

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Traces the development of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day, covering such prominent authors as Shakespeare, Milton, Eliot, Spark, and Heaney.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor Stuart BritainThe Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor Stuart Britain

Stuart Britain Reader in Early Modern History and Vice Master of Selwyn College John Morrill, John Stephen Morrill. 160. The Theatre and Society who were not so noisy and played only once a week . Shakespeare's company did not secure it ...

Author: Stuart Britain

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019820325X


Page: 620

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A history of Great Britain focuses on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

The Oxford Illustrated History of the RenaissanceThe Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance

Theatre companies came and went, marked by fluidity and volatility, as noble lords (taking their lead from the Earl of Leicester, / – ) tried to promote their own image through the agency of drama.

Author: Gordon Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191025242


Page: 464

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The Renaissance is one of the most celebrated periods in European history. But when did it begin? When did it end? And what did it include? Traditionally regarded as a revival of classical art and learning, centred upon fifteenth-century Italy, views of the Renaissance have changed considerably in recent decades. The glories of Florence and the art of Raphael and Michelangelo remain an important element of the Renaissance story, but they are now only a part of a much wider story which looks beyond an exclusive focus on high culture, beyond the Italian peninsula, and beyond the fifteenth century. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance tells the cultural history of this broader and longer Renaissance: from seminal figures such as Dante and Giotto in thirteenth-century Italy, to the waning of Spain's 'golden age' in the 1630s, and the closure of the English theatres in 1642, the date generally taken to mark the end of the English literary Renaissance. Geographically, the story ranges from Spanish America to Renaissance Europe's encounter with the Ottomans—and far beyond, to the more distant cultures of China and Japan. And thematically, under Gordon Campbell's expert editorial guidance, the volume covers the whole gamut of Renaissance civilization, with chapters on humanism and the classical tradition; war and the state; religion; art and architecture; the performing arts; literature; craft and technology; science and medicine; and travel and cultural exchange.

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and PerformanceThe Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre (Oxford, 1995) Chambers, Colin (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre (London, 2002) Farrell, Joseph, and Puppa, Paolo (eds.), A History of Italian Theatre (Cambridge, ...

Author: Dennis Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199574193


Page: 705

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"This Companion is a concise and updated version of The Oxford encyclopedia of theatre and performance (2 volumes, 2003)"--Pref.

Philosophy and TheatrePhilosophy and Theatre

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.13–48. Thakkar, J. (2013) Can There Be Philosopher-Kings in a Liberal Polity? A Reinterpretation and Reappropriation of the Ideal Theory in Plato's Republic, ...

Author: Tom Stern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134575916


Page: 210

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The relationship between philosophy and theatre is a central theme in the writings of Plato and Aristotle and of dramatists from Aristophanes to Stoppard. Where Plato argued that playwrights and actors should be banished from the ideal city for their suspect imitations of reality, Aristotle argued that theatre, particularly tragedy, was vital for stimulating our emotions and helping us to understanding ourselves. Despite this rich history the study of philosophy and theatre has been largely overlooked in contemporary philosophy. This is the first book to introduce philosophy and theatre. It covers key topics and debates, presenting the contributions of major figures in the history of philosophy, including: what is theatre? How does theatre compare with other arts? theatre as imitation, including Plato on mimesis truth and illusion in the theatre, including Nietzsche on tragedy theatre as history theatre and morality, including Rousseau’s criticisms of theatre audience and emotion, including Aristotle on catharsis theatre and politics, including Brecht’s Epic Theatre. Including annotated further reading and summaries at the end of each chapter, Philosophy and Theatre is an ideal starting point for those studying philosophy, theatre studies and related subjects in the arts and humanities.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third ReichThe Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

THEATRE AND DANCE Gadberry, Glen, Theatre in the Third Reich: The Prewar Years (Westport, CT: 1995). Jelavich, Peter, Berlin Cabaret (Cambridge, MA: 1993). Lilian, Karina, and Marion Kant, Hitler's Dancers: German Modern Dance and the ...

Author: Robert Gellately

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191044014


Page: 384

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At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared — however briefly — to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened. This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945. Using photographs, paintings, propaganda images, and a host of other such materials from a wide range of sources, including official documents, cinema, and the photography of contemporary amateurs, foreigners, and the Allied armies, it distils our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era.

The Challenge of World Theatre HistoryThe Challenge of World Theatre History

“Material Life: Bronze Age Crisis to Black Death.” The Oxford Illustrated History of the World, edited by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Oxford UP, 2019, pp. 139–70. Brown, John Russell, editor. Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre.

Author: Steve Tillis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030483432


Page: 320

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The future of theatre history studies requires consideration of theatre as a global phenomenon. The Challenge of World Theatre History offers the first full-scale argument for abandoning an obsolete and parochial Eurocentric approach to theatre history in favor of a more global perspective. This book exposes the fallacies that reinforce the conventional approach and defends the global perspective against possible objections. It moves beyond the conventional nation-based geography of theatre in favor of a regional geography and develops a new way to demarcate the periods of theatre history. Finally, the book outlines a history that recognizes the often-connected developments in theatre across Eurasia and around the world. It makes the case that world theatre history is necessary not only for itself, but for the powerful comparative and contextual insights it offers to all theatre scholars and students, whatever their special areas of interest.