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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Aristotle and the Greeks
Roman and Late Classic Theory
The Medieval Period

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

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