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The Theatre: A Concise History


The essential guide the history of theatre, updated and extended to cover the key themes and shows of early twenty-first century drama


Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, the extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature – here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, global in scope and ranging from the ancient origins of the theatre in the choral hymns sung around the altar of Dionysus to the fascinating variety of forms that it has taken in our own age.