Theories of the theatre: a historical and critical survey from the Greeks to the present

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Cornell University Press, 1984 - Drama - 529 pages
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Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the most comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new concluding chapter that focuses on theoretical developments since 1980, emphasizing the impact of feminist theory.

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A great reference book for theatre theory through the major eras of the evolution of performance and production. Read full review

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Every Theatre History/Dramatic Criticism student needs to have this book on their shelf. It is an excellent and accessible resource for anyone struggling to understand how all of the puzzle pieces fit together. Read full review

Contents

Aristotle and the Greeks
15
Roman and Late Classic Theory
22
The Medieval Period
31
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About the author (1984)

Marvin Carlson is Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theater and Comparative Literature, City University of New York.

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