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by Oscar G. Brockett

This edition has been revised to sharpen, update, and reinterpret information, and the whole text has been reorganized to highlight European and American theatre, as well as the theatre of Asia. A new chapter has been added on the theatre of Africa, and chapter 17, "Theatre and Drama after 1968," has been updated.
Download History of the Theatre epub
ISBN: 0205164838
ISBN13: 978-1563750212
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Author: Oscar G. Brockett
Language: English
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 7th edition (February 1995)
Pages: 708 pages
ePUB size: 1759 kb
FB2 size: 1861 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 177
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My college son says this book is so-so. He said it has lots of good info, it served its purpose for what he needed it for, but he thinks there are better books with better info. He needed this one for a class and it worked great, but it is definitely not his favorite book.
A very thorough book. I liked how it detailed what was going on in the country and in the world at the beginning of each chapter to give the reader a better perspective of what was going on outside of theatre during each time period. I'd recommend this book to anyone, not just students that a required to get it for their class.
Hǻrley Quinn
If you love theatre and want are not where sure to begin, this is a great start. Organized, well-written, and thorough textbook overview.
It's a great resource on theatre history, but many of the tangents that this book takes are unnecessary. Minutia is the focus of this book, not large ideas about the growth of the theatre in general.
Textbook I had to order for my daughter, so I can't rate it.
The Foundation Edition is great for what it is, but I accidentally bought the wrong edition. I was supposed to buy the Brockett 10th edition for my Theatre History class. This edition is great for what it is, but it's a bit more concise and some of the chapters are different. If you want to buy this book, it's a great history book, but if you need it for class, make sure it's the right edition!
Musical Aura Island
Chances are if you are reading this you are either a student or just very interested in Theatre History. If you don't know this... THIS IS THE ONLY BOOK IN THEATRE HISTORY TAKEN SERIOUSLY... you can use another book for other ideas, but you aren't serious if use something other than Brockett for your primary text.
Hands down the BEST theatre history textbook EVER WRITTEN. Brockett is a legend in the world of theatre studies. The textbook is very informative- sometimes so much that it can seem overwhelming. But the narrative element is strong in this text and Brockett weaves together the time periods covered very well so that you not only get facts but a story of the history of theatre. The sections on Asian theatre, African theatre and theatre of the New World sort of have the feeling of an afterthought, which I hope future editions will improve upon (unfortunately, this is not unusual for theatre history textbooks and Brockett's text does handle it much better than others!). I would highly recommend for not only undergraduates but graduate students who are reviewing for comprehensive exams (that's why I purchased it!). This book is one that you will want to keep on your shelf. It is expensive, but it's worth it.