Readership: A first-class resource for academics and students in the fields of theatre and performance and in literature, languages, and other related disciplines, this Companion is invaluable for theatre professionals, and a handy point of reference for theatre-goers and enthusiasts.
Edited by Dennis Kennedy, Beckett Professor of Drama Emeritus, Trinity College, Dublin
Dennis Kennedy is Beckett Professor of Drama Emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin.
His books include The Spectator and the Spectacle (CUP, 2009), Looking at Shakespeare: a visual history of twentieth-century performance (CUP, 1993, 2nd edn 2001), Foreign Shakespeare (CUP, 1993), Shakespeare in Asia (CUP, 2010), and Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre (CUP, 1985). He is also a professional director and playwright.
He has held distinguished visiting professorships at the University of California, the Chinese Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, the National University of Singapore, the Salzburg Seminar, McMaster University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Wisconsin, and was Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Karachi in Pakistan.
"ranges across an impressive number of topics...there are things to learn on almost every page" - The Stage
"reference book for lovers of all that takes place on the stage . . . incredibly useful for academics, students, critics and other practitioners . . . a work that everyone who is serious about the theatre should have at hand." - The British Theatre Guide
"2400 entries intended to educate, delight, and encourage the reader to pursue more in-depth information . . . Recommended for students who are beginning research in this area and for lovers of theater and performance, who will find much here to value." - Library Journal
"Will both appeal and be useful to a wide range of readers: theatre professionals, students and the general theatregoing public . . . I have spent hours flitting from one asterisked reference to another, absorbed in the labyrinth . . . I shall be referring to it with pleasure for years." - The Oxford Times
"Whether one is in need of theater-related information for a term paper or merely for cocktail party conversation, this book should be the first line of defense." - Theatre Mania
"First-rate reference book." - Stage Directions: The Art and Technology of Theatre
Preface and Principles
Editors and Contributors
Note to the Reader
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