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Mapping Global Theatre Histories

  • Mark Pizzato
Textbook

About this book

Introduction

This textbook 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.

Keywords

Performance Studies Drama Greco-Roman Cave Theatre African Theatre Middle Eastern Theatre Asian Theatre Medieval Theatre Renaissance Early Modern Restoration Baroque Romanticism Minstrelsy Melodrama Realism Euro-American Postmodern Colonial Postcolonial

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Pizzato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TheatreUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12727-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12726-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12727-5
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