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Authoritative information about theatre and performance from ancient Greece to the latest developments around the globe. Covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements. Entries on cities and regions place performance in its local social and political context. Written in accessible language, this encyclopedia features the scholarship of 300 international contributors.
An essential reference work for anyone interested in the history of the world's theatre. The range is international, with entries on British, American, and European dramatists, actors, directors, designers, and critics as well as theatrical companies and technical stage terms.
The most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works.
This revised guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present day contains over 3,000 entries on playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements and more.