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Author Nicoll, Allardyce, 1894-1976.

Title The development of the theatre; a study of theatrical art from the beginnings to the present day.

Publication Info. New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, [1967]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  PN2101 .N5 1967    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  792.09 N544    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  792.09 NIC    AVAILABLE
Edition Fifth edition, revised.
Description xix, 292 pages : illustrations, plans. ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 279-283.
Contents Introductory : theatres of the Orient -- The Greek heritage -- The Ancient Athenian theatre -- The scene-buildings and the stage -- The Hellenistic theatre -- Graeco-Roman theatres -- Machines -- Acting and production -- The unities and the acts -- Masks and costumes -- The Roman theatre -- The playhouses -- Actors, costumes and masks -- Performances in the Middle Ages -- Relics of the classical tradition -- The growth of the Medieval drama -- Medieval theatres and the Mise-en-Scene -- Machinery, effects, and costumes -- Actors and performance -- Tournaments, entries and disguising -- Renaissance Italy : court theatres and the painted scene -- The beginnings -- The painted scene -- The Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza -- Changeable scenery -- Renaissance France, England, and Spain -- France : relics of the Medieval stage -- The Elizabethan stage -- The Spanish corrales -- The Baroque and it's legacy -- The scenic spectacle -- Theatres of the Baroque age -- The theatre plan -- Costume : theatrical and realistic -- The theatre during the nineteenth century -- Realisms and lights -- The "mystic gulf" -- Mechanical theatres -- Theatres of the twentieth century -- Theatrical revolt -- The theatre of the thirties -- Post-war endeavour -- Appendix : the dialogues of Leone Di Somi.
Subject Theaters -- History.
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery -- History.

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