The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance

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Juli 1996



The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance tells the story of the drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists. He focuses on the conventions by which a playwright, his actors and their audience create the phenomenon of theatre and the way such conventions have changed over time.


1. Medieval drama, secular and religious; 2. The early morality play; 3. The Tudor interlude; 4. The Elizabethan theatre; 5. Marlowe's stagecraft; 6. Shakespeare's practice; 7. Ben Jonson's comic stagecraft; 8. The court masque; 9. Jacobean experiment: exploring the form; 10. The Restoration stage; 11. The Georgian theatre; 12. The Victorian theatre; 13. Bernard Shaw and his stage practice; 14. Twentieth-century developments and variations.


"...very informative...provides extremely helpful accounts of the various nonverbal aspects of dramatic performance in the early modern theater." Studies in English Literature
EAN: 9780521556361
ISBN: 0521556368
Untertitel: 'Canto Original'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1996
Seitenanzahl: 452 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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