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The Theatre

World of Art


Phyllis Hartnoll (Author), Enoch Brater (Author)

Logo markA Thames & Hudson book


“A reliable and detailed document, richly illustrated, of use to students of history and theatre alike.” —The Times Educational Supplement

Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, the extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature—here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, worldwide in scope and ranging from the ancient origins of the theatre in the choral hymns sung around the altar of Dionysus to the endless variety of forms that theatre takes in our own day. For this fourth edition, Enoch Brater, Professor of English and Theatre at the University of Michigan, has contributed a revised and extended final chapter on contemporary theatre and updated factual information throughout the book. With its wealth of illustrations and up-to-date reference material, this is an indispensable book for all theatre-goers.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-500-20409-2
  • 6 × 8.3 in / 312 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.