Provides information about theater and performance from ancient Greek theater to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements.
Includes The Oxford Companion to the American Musical, The Oxford Companion to American Theatre, and the Oxford Companion to Shakespeare.
Each volume includes a general introduction to a time period with illustrated descriptions of various styles of dress, along with basic stage setting and lighting considerations. Classical, Medieval, Elizabethan, and Georgian periods are covered.
Provides essential information on 1000 important plays in world theatre. Each entry includes details of title, author, date of composition, date of first performance, genre, setting, and the composition of the cast, and more. A synopsis of the plot and a brief commentary follow.