Mapping Global Theatre Histories

by Mark Pizzato

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Book Description

This book provides a global, chronological mapping of significant areas of theatre, sketched from its deepest history in the evolution of our brain's 'inner theatre' to ancient, medieval, modern, and postmodern developments. It considers prehistoric cave art and built temples, African trance dances, ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern ritual dramas, Greek and Roman theatres, Asian dance-dramas and puppetry, medieval European performances, global indigenous rituals, early modern to postmodern Euro-American developments, worldwide postcolonial theatres, and the hyper-theatricality of today's mass and social media. Timelines and numbered paragraphs form an overall outline with distilled details of what students can learn, encouraging further explorations online and in the library. Questions suggest how students might reflect on present parallels, making their own maps of global theatre histories, regarding geo-political theatrics in the media, our performances in everyday life, and the theatres inside our brains.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Mapping Global Theatre Histories ebook for free in PDF format (6.6 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2019
Pages
332
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030127268
ISBN10
3030127265
ISBN13 Digital
9783030127275
ISBN10 Digital
3030127273
PDF Size
6.6 MB
License
CC BY

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