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The English Stage

The English Stage
A History of Drama and Performance

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Part of Canto original series

  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521556361

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  • The English Stage tells the story of 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, actors and their audience create the phenomenon of theatre and the way such conventions have changed over time. Styan can be considered among a small number of influential scholars who have helped to develop theatre history from its 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.

    • Provides accessible overview of English theatre in one volume
    • Especially written to suit students and the general reader
    • Written by well-known, leading theatre historian
    • A Canto original - also available in HB, with 4-colour cover
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    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521556361
    • length: 452 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Medieval drama, secular and religious
    2. The early morality play
    3. The Tudor interlude
    4. The Elizabethan theatre
    5. Marlowe's stagecraft
    6. Shakespeare's practice
    7. Ben Jonson's comic stagecraft
    8. The court masque
    9. Jacobean experiment: exploring the form
    10. The Restoration stage
    11. The Georgian theatre
    12. The Victorian theatre
    13. Bernard Shaw and his stage practice
    14. Twentieth-century developments and variations.

  • Author

    John L. Styan, Northwestern University, Illinois

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