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A short history of Western performance space

Author: David Wiles
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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"This book provides a historical account of performance space within the theatrical traditions of western Europe. David Wiles takes a broad-based view of theatrical activity as something that occurs in churches, streets, pubs and galleries as much as in buildings explicitly designed to be 'theatres'. He traces a divers set of continuities from Greece and Rome to the present, including many areas that do not figure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiles, David.
Short history of Western performance space.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607072662
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wiles
ISBN: 0521813247 9780521813242 0521012740 9780521012744
OCLC Number: 51752380
Description: ix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sacred space --
Processional space --
Public space --
Sympotic space --
The cosmic circle --
The cave --
The empty space.
Responsibility: David Wiles.
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