Known as the "bible" of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy’s History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market.
This 40th Anniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. This tenth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Origins of Theatre
Chapter 2: Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece
Chapter 3: Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Theatre
Chapter 4: European Theatre in the Middle Ages
Chapter 5: English Theatre to 1642
Chapter 6: The Theatre to Spain and New Spain to 1700
Chapter 7: Italian Theatre to 1700
Chapter 8: French Theatre to 1700
Chapter 9: English Theatre to 1800
Chapter 10: Italy and France to 1800
Chapter 11: Northern European Theatre to 1800
Chapter 12: Continental European Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century
Chapter 13: English-Language Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century
Chapter 14: English-Language Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century
Chapter 15: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Nineteenth Century
Chapter 16: The Beginnings of Modern Realism
Chapter 17: Early Alternatives to Realism
Chapter 18: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Early Twentieth Century
Chapter 19: English-Language Theatre in the Early Twentieth Century
Chapter 20: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Mid-Twentieth Century
Chapter 21: English-Language Theatre in the Mid-Twentieth Century
Chapter 22: Continental European and Latin American Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century
Chapter 23: English-Language Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century
Chapter 24: Contemporary Theatre
Chapter 25: The Theatre of Africa
Chapter 26: The Theatre of Asia
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