A Short History of Western Performance Space

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 2, 2003 - Drama - 316 pages
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This innovative book provides a historical account of performance space within the theatrical traditions of western Europe. David Wiles takes a broad-based view of theatrical activity as something that occurs in churches, streets, pubs and galleries as much as in buildings explicitly designed to be 'theatres'. He traces a diverse set of continuities from Greece and Rome to the present, including many areas that do not figure in standard accounts of theatre history.
 

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Interesante libro que habla de la historia del espacio en el teatro. Parece esencial.

Contents

Introduction
1
Sacred space
23
Processional space
63
Public space
92
Sympotic space
131
The cosmic circle
163
The cave
207
The empty space
240
Notes
267
Select bibliography
303
Index
309
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About the author (2003)

David Wiles is Professor of Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London. His previous publications have mainly been in the field of Elizabethan and Greek theatre, including Shakespeare's Clown: Actor and Text in the Elizabethan Playhouse (Cambridge, 1987) and Greek Theatre Performance (Cambridge, 2000). This is his seventh book.

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