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History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre
Author: Oscar G. Brockett - Franklin J. Hildy
ISBN 13: 9780205511860
ISBN 10: 205511864
Edition: 10th
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2007-10-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 688
List Price: $163.60

Known as the "bible" of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy’s History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market.

This 40th Anniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. This tenth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.


Provides a chronological survey of the theater's history as a sociocultural institution, mixing historical accounts with interpretation. Covers periods such as ancient Greece, the European Middle Ages, Renaissance drama, Northern and Eastern Europe in the 18th century, and Europe and the US in the 20th century. This seventh edition include new chapters on African, Asia, and non-Western theater. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)