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|Material Type:||Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Timson; Derek Jacobi
|Notes:||"Classic literature with classical music."
|Credits:||Produced by Nicolas Soames.|
|Performer(s):||Read by Derek Jacobi and cast.|
|Description:||4 sound discs (5 hr., 9 min., 25 sec.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||CD 1. Prologue ; The Greek drama ; Greek theatres ; Greek comedy ; Roman theatre ; The Medieval theatre ; Growth and development of Mystery plays ; Development of Miracle and Morality plays ; The Italian commedia dell'arte ; The Elizabethan theatre ; The structure of a playhouse ; Christopher Marlowe and his contemporaries (78:08) --
CD 2. Christopher Marlowe and his contemporaries. Faustas ; William Shakespeare and his plays ; The Jacobean theatre (1603-1642) ; Development of the private theatre ; Ben Jonson ; Spanish theatre in the Renaissance ; The French theatre in the 17th century ; The Structure of French theatres ; Moliere ; The English Restoration theatre (1660-1700) ; The development of Restoration comedy ; Harriet ; Lord Foppington - European theatre in the Eighteenth century (77:25) --
CD 3. German theatre in the 18th century ; The English theatre in the early eighteenth century ; The development of English pantomime ; The introduction of the theatre licensing act in England (1737) ; David Garrick (1717-1779) and the English theatre in the late eighteenth century ; The programme of an eighteenth century audience ; Beauchmarchais (1732-1799) and the late eighteenth century ; The development of the theatre in America (1800-1860s) ; Romantic melodrama in the nineteenth century Europe ; The development of farce ; Henry Irving (1838-1905) and the English theatre in the late nineteenth century ; The beginning of the theatre of ideas and realism ; Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) ; George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) ; Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) (78:43) --
CD 4. Seagull by Anton Chekhov ; Stanislavsky and the Moscow arts theatre ; The growth of ensemble companies ; Theatrical experiments in the early twentieth century and Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) ; The theatre of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) ; The political theatre of Bertolt Brecht (1888-1953) ; American theatre in the early twentieth century and Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) ; European theatre in the 1930's & 1940's ; Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1935) ; The London theatre and Noel Coward (1899-1973) ; Post-war British theatre and John Osborne (1929-1944) ; Theatre of the Absurd and Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) ; Harold Pinter (1930- ); British theatre in the 1960s and Joe Orton (1933-1967) ; Post-war American theatre, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and David Mamet ; Experimental theatre in the 1960s and 1970s ; Developments in the Theatre from 1970-1990 ; Epilogue (75:54)