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The English stage : a history of drama and performance, J.L. Styan

Label
The English stage : a history of drama and performance
Title
The English stage
Title remainder
a history of drama and performance
Statement of responsibility
J.L. Styan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance tells the story of the drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists. He focuses on the conventions by which a playwright, his actors and their audience create the phenomenon of theatre and the way such conventions have changed over time. Styan is among a small number of influential scholars who have developed performance criticism and theatre history from their origins in literary studies into an independent and respected field. From the vantage point of a lifetime's study he examines and illustrates the multitude of factors which have brought and continue to bring plays to life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Styan, J. L
Dewey number
792/.0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2581
LC item number
.S89 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Theater
Label
The English stage : a history of drama and performance, J.L. Styan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval drama, secular and religious -- The early morality play -- The Tudor interlude -- The Elizabethan theatre -- Marlowe's stagecraft -- Shakespeare's practice -- Ben Jonson's comic stagecraft -- The court masque -- Jacobean experiment: exploring the form -- The Restoration stage -- The Georgian theatre -- The Victorian theatre -- Bernard Shaw and his stage practice -- Twentieth-century developments and variations
Control code
33102390
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 432 pages
Isbn
9780521553988
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
95040921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The English stage : a history of drama and performance, J.L. Styan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval drama, secular and religious -- The early morality play -- The Tudor interlude -- The Elizabethan theatre -- Marlowe's stagecraft -- Shakespeare's practice -- Ben Jonson's comic stagecraft -- The court masque -- Jacobean experiment: exploring the form -- The Restoration stage -- The Georgian theatre -- The Victorian theatre -- Bernard Shaw and his stage practice -- Twentieth-century developments and variations
Control code
33102390
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 432 pages
Isbn
9780521553988
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
95040921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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