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The theatre; three thousand years of drama, acting and stagecraft.

Author: Sheldon Cheney
Publisher: New York, D. McKay [©1958]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-1980.
Theatre.
New York, D. McKay [©1958]
(OCoLC)587434265
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Cheney
OCLC Number: 35376120
Description: xiv, 592 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Contents: The theatre, human and divine --
Where the theatre came from, and when --
Tragedy: the noble Greeks --
Comedy: Greece and Rome --
Sensuous and intellectual theatres: the Orient --
The theatre in the church --
The mediæval spirit and the stage --
The glorious Renaissance, with reservations --
A pretty interlude, pastoral and operatic --
The vulgar popular comedy --
The chivalrous theatre of Spain --
Shakespeare --
The Puritans and the chapel of Satan --
Kings, courtesans, and dramatists of France --
Opera, picturing, and acting --
Sturm und drang --
The theatre and the birth of democracy --
Romanticism: the theatre as escape --
Well-made plays and pretty scenery: Victorianism --
Realism: photography and journalism on the stage --
The theatre and its swell relations: the other arts --
The theatre of the early twentieth century --
The rise of production as an art --
Machine-age developments: moving-pictures, radio, television --
The theatre in mid-century.

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