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The development of the theatre; a study of theatrical art from the beginnings to the present day.

Author: Allardyce Nicoll
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1967, ©1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed., revView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allardyce Nicoll
OCLC Number: 1155508
Description: xix, 292 pages illustrations, plans 27 cm
Contents: Introductory : theatres of the Orient --
The Greek heritage --
The Ancient Athenian theatre --
The scene-buildings and the stage --
The Hellenistic theatre --
Graeco-Roman theatres --
Machines --
Acting and production --
The unities and the acts --
Masks and costumes --
The Roman theatre --
The playhouses --
Actors, costumes and masks --
Performances in the Middle Ages --
Relics of the classical tradition --
The growth of the Medieval drama --
Medieval theatres and the Mise-en-Scene --
Machinery, effects, and costumes --
Actors and performance --
Tournaments, entries and disguising --
Renaissance Italy : court theatres and the painted scene --
The beginnings --
The painted scene --
The Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza --
Changeable scenery --
Renaissance France, England, and Spain --
France : relics of the Medieval stage --
The Elizabethan stage --
The Spanish corrales --
The Baroque and it's legacy --
The scenic spectacle --
Theatres of the Baroque age --
The theatre plan --
Costume : theatrical and realistic --
The theatre during the nineteenth century --
Realisms and lights --
The "mystic gulf" --
Mechanical theatres --
Theatres of the twentieth century --
Theatrical revolt --
The theatre of the thirties --
Post-war endeavour --
Appendix : the dialogues of Leone Di Somi.

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