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by Neil Grant

  • ISBN: 060059632X
  • Category: Photo and Art
  • Author: Neil Grant
  • Subcategory: Performing Arts
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (May 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • FB2 size: 1165 kb
  • EPUB size: 1882 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 361
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History of Theatre book. All the world's a stage-and this all-encompassing history of theatre presents stages throughout the world, placed in their historical and geographical contexts.

History of Theatre book. The key dramatists and their works, major actors, and critical writers take their bows, backed up by memorable quotations and more than 150 illustrations.

All the world's a stage-and this all-encompassing history of theatre presents stages throughout the world, placed in their historical and geographical contexts. Go back to the Ancient World, to dance drama, comic and tragic Greek theatre, and Roman entertainments.

Generations - United States - History Neil

Generations - United States - History Neil. We say, in effect, that this dynamic repeats itself. This is reason enough to make history important: For if the future replays the past, so too must the past anticipate the future. Along with Ulysses Grant or George Patton, you might not mind striking others as bad, knowing full well that low expectations is a game you can play to your advantage.

Neil Grant was an experienced children's history writer. I might consider using some of the activity books for Story of the World for project, map, and additional reading ideas while using History of the World as the spine if I wanted to avoid the Christian bias in the Story of the World. His previous titles include The Great Atlas of Discovery (DK), The Children's Concise History Encyclopedia (World) and Journey Through History (Hamlyn). I think some religious households might have an issue with the statements regarding evolution and other secular biases such as those I mentioned earlier.

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William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in. .

William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing everyone through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history-a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises-from the founding colonials through the present day and well into this millennium.

The history of theatre charts the development of theatre over the past 2,500 years. While performative elements are present in every society, it is customary to acknowledge a distinction between theatre as an art form and entertainment and theatrical or performative elements in other activities. The history of theatre is primarily concerned with the origin and subsequent development of the theatre as an autonomous activity.

Neil Grant is the author of several historical nonfiction works, among them the Oxford Children's History of the World, History of Theatre, and Everyday Life of the Celts. Many of Grant's works are geared toward children, to be used as educational tools

Neil Grant is the author of several historical nonfiction works, among them the Oxford Children's History of the World, History of Theatre, and Everyday Life of the Celts. Many of Grant's works are geared toward children, to be used as educational tools. Clearly and succinctly written," according to Susan Shaver of School Library Journal, the Oxford Children's History of the World is an encyclopedia that "captures the essence of historical time periods in an easy-to-follow format.

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Find nearly any book by Neil Grant. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Munich: 1938;: Appeasement fails to bring "peace for our time. ISBN 9780531021545 (978-0-531-02154-5) Hardcover, Watts, 1971. Learn More at LibraryThing. Neil Grant at LibraryThing.

The whole of human history is here, from the earliest settlement of the world to the beginning of the new millennium, in one sumptuously illustrated and easy to use volume.

All the world's a stage--and this all-encompassing history of theatre presents stages throughout the world, placed in their historical and geographical contexts. The key dramatists and their works, major actors, and critical writers take their bows, backed up by memorable quotations and more than 150 illustrations. Go back to the Ancient World, to dance drama, comic and tragic Greek theatre, and Roman entertainments. The wide range of Oriental styles covered include those from India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan, as well as puppet theatre. Imagine what it would have been like to see plays during the age of Shakespeare, by Molière and the Comédie Française, in the heyday of Italian opera, or by Brecht's company in Germany. Ballet, pantomime, circus, provincial theatre-nothing is forgotten! A Selection of Stage & Screen Book Club.
Reviews about History of Theatre (2):
FireWater
This is an admirable book, concisely hitting the most important high spots in a long and complex story while still managing an admirably clear overview - until the 1960s in America. It enirely omits the crucial factor of that period, the Off-Off Broadway movement. There is no mention of the Caffe Cino, La Mama E.T.C., Judson Church Poet's Theatre, Theatre Genesis, Theatre for the New City, The Dove Company, The Old Reliable Theatre Tavern or other fountainheads of theatrical modernism, nor of their visionary creators. Of the five playwrights selected for distinction in the last paragraph on American theatre - Neil Simon, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shepard, David Mamet, and John Guare -- Wilson and Guare started at the Caffe Cino and Shepard at Theatre Genesis. Shepard also worked at the Cino, as did such major figures as "Dreamgirls" scripter Tom Eyen, "Hair" director Tom O'Horgan, Tony nominee for "As Is" William M. Hoffman, Lanford Wilson's director Marshall W. Mason, and players Al Pacino and Bernadette Peters. As a related footnote, there is no mention whatsoever of gay theatre, which began at the Caffe Cino - no Mart Crowley, Harvey Fierstein, or Tony Kushner.
Akir
This is currently my favourite theatre history book.

It is comprehensive but not overwhelming. It is not as dense and scholarly as Oscar Brockett's enormous and respected tome of the same name. What is does offer though is a brief, concise and accurate overview of each of the topics and is accompanied by some of the best theatre photographs I've encountered in a long time. And the price is hard to beat compared to other options. I'm actually organising to buy several copies of this one for the school library - it really is a great book for theatre lovers and especially suitable and approachable for students.

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