The English Stage
A History of Drama and Performance
By (author) John L. Styan
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English Stage by John L. Styan
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521556361
(216mm x 138mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John L. Styan
Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 2, Symbolism, Surrealism and the Absurd, Paperback (June 1983)
This book was first published in 1981. The theories of Wagner and Nietzsche provide the basic principles for this volume.
Max Reinhardt, Paperback (June 1982)
Max Reinhardt was among the first to establish the importance of the director in modern theatre.
Dramatic Experience, Paperback (October 1975)
Professor Styan examines what a play is as well as understanding the dramatist's intentions towards this medium.
Drama Stage and Audience, Paperback (April 1975)» View all books by John L. Styan
This book will appeal to students, actors and directors of drama, as well as the theatregoers.
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