Readership: The readership of the Encyclopedia will be international, mainly in North America, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Japan. Its major market will be university and college libraries
worldwide. Potential readers include academic specialists and students in theatre and performance, and in film, literature, languages, anthropology, and sociology; theatre practitioners, critics, journalists, and general readers interested in the theatre.
Dennis Kennedy, Samuel Beckett Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, Trinity College, Dublin
"Global in scope, authoritative in detail, and generous in coverage,The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance will be the standard work of reference in the field for decades to come. Coordinating the efforts of an international team of advisory editors and over three-hundred specialist contributors, Dennis Kennedy has gathered together in two volumes thousands of reasons why the many varieties of theatrical performance have long been so important to the world and why, now more than ever, they ought to remain so." - Joseph Roach, Professor of Theatre and English Yale University
"This book is uniquely comprehensive and, to anyone at all interested in theatre, pretty well indispensable. What's more it's highly readable."
- Sir Richard Eyre, former Director, RNT
"Will set the standard for decades ... the great strength of this work is its global nature." - Library Journal
Preface and principles
Thematic Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Editors and Contributors
THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE A-K
Key to Contributor Initials
Note to the Reader
THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE M-Z
Index of Dramatic Works