The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance by Dennis Kennedy (Editor)
Call Number: PN2035 .O92 2003
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
The Encyclopedia's inclusive approach encompasses opera and film, dance and radio, and para-theatrical, non-dramatic performances including circuses and carnivals, and parades and public executions--providing truly extensive coverage from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. The Encyclopedia pays special attention to non-Western styles through articles on theatre and performance throughout the many countries and traditions of Asia and Africa. Numerous biographical entries cover the lives and work of major figures: actors, playwrights, directors, designer, company managers, and critics. Race and theatre, the nature of acting, censorship, safety, special effects, and media and performance are all debated.