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Description - Oriental Theatre by Philip Freund

Plays, operas and dances have developed in infinite variety, richness and colour throughout the countries of the East over the past two thousand years, yet relatively little knowledge of them has passed to the West. In this second volume of Stage by Stage series Philip Freund takes us beyond the barriers of culture and language to introduce us to the theatrical traditions and stagecraft of India, China, Japan, Korea and the many independent lands surrounding them. He describes the challenges that exponents of both Eastern and Western drama are facing as our cultures clash as never before and at the same time demonstrates how universal is the impulse to dramatize our experience. This comprehensive account will help Western audiences to gain a better understanding of Oriental drama and will greatly enrich the resources available to those who work in the theatre. Oriental Theatre is the second volume in the Stage by Stage series, a monumental history written over the past thirty years by Professor Philip Freund. The product of vast learning, enormous research and, above all, a passion for theatre, these volumes represent a unique and extraordinary achievement in the literature of the stage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780720612080
ISBN-10: 072061208X
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 185mm x 37mm)
Pages: 928
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip Freund

PHILIP FREUND is a novelist, poet, documentary film writer and playwright as well as an essayist, literary critic and anthropologist. He is Professor Emeritus of Fordham University, New York, and has taught and lectured on drama and related subjects at other universities.

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