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The Cambridge Guide to Theatre By Martin Banham (University of Leeds)

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre
by Martin Banham (University of Leeds)

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The emphasis in this guide is on international theatre and performance, enabling readers to discover the popular origins of theatrical traditions in ritual and festival and includes information on theatrical theories, companies, playwrights, practitioners, venues and events.
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The Cambridge Guide to Theatre by Martin Banham (University of Leeds)

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre is a single-volume reference that emphasizes international theater and performance in its broadest sense, with A-to-Z entries providing clear and concise information on traditions, theories, companies, playwrights, practitioners, venues and events. The Guide contains an entry for any country with a significant theatrical past or present, from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, exploring areas of world theater that are neglected in many other works of reference. National entries explain the history and nature of theater movements, identifying prominent figures and activities. The Guide also takes into account radio and television drama, ballet and opera in their theatrical context, and covers dance and music where they clearly interact with theater as performance. It contains extensive cross references that lead the reader from one entry to another.

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."..a valuable reference for schools in which drama is taught." Saskatchewan Education
."..The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre is a gem of a reference tool; it is hard to imagine anyone in the theatre who would not benefit from owning a personal copy." Theatre Studies
."..The Cambridge Guide to [World] Theatre is a gem of a reference tool; it is hard to imagine anyone in the theatre who would not benefit from owning a personal copy." Theatre Studies
."..contains profiles of hundreds of playwrights and actors as well as thorough histories of theatre in different countries...this admirably accessible work of scholarship seems settled in for a long run." The Economist
"There are outstanding discussions on the theatrical history and traditions of most countries of the world, including such places as Iceland and Oceania. The index and cross references enable readers to move easily from a moajor topic to related articles. This comprehensive work, aimed at scholrs, students, and general readers, will prove invaluable in all types of libraries." American Libraries
"An authoritative and comprehensive dictionary on world theater, this excellent one-volume guide emphasizes performance and all aspects of international theater. Attractively produced with over 250 black -and-white illustrations, it is alphabetically arranged and encompasses the usual biographical sketches on actors, playwrights, and designers, as well as excellent coverage on individual countries with major theatrical tradition...The editors have paid particular attention to neglected persons and activities. The comprehensiveness of the guide makes it attractive to scholars and general readers." A 1989 Library Journal Best Reference book Library Journal

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GOR002607603
The Cambridge Guide to Theatre by Martin Banham (University of Leeds)
Martin Banham (University of Leeds)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1992-03-27
1114
052142903X
9780521429030
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