The World of Theatre: Tradition and Innovation

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, Jul 1, 2005 - Performing Arts - 458 pages
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The World of Theatre is the first introduction to theatre book to truly focus on diversity and globalism, integrating coverage of multicultural, international and experimental theatre throughout. Theatre is presented as a global and multicultural form that reflects both traditional and evolving world views. While the American commercial theatre and European forms are central to the text, alternative theatres are placed side by side for comparison and contrast in each chapter, thus avoiding the sense of “otherness” created by devoting separate chapters to diversity and departures from the western tradition.

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User Review  - Nora Matthews - Goodreads

Love this textbook, use it for my Introduction to Theatre class. It's a great survey of theatre, with a more global focus than a lot of texts. Fabulous photographs throughout and non-Western theatre/avant-garde works are highlighted in each chapter rather than being relegated to footnotes. Read full review


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Claudia Orenstein is an assistant professor of theatre at Barnard College. "Festive Revolutions "is her first book.

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