A Cultural History of Theatre presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity (500 BCE-1000CE)2.
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages (1000-1400)3.
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age (1400-1650)4.
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800)5.
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire (1800-1920)6.
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age (1920-2000+)Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters:1.
Institutional Frameworks2. Social Functions3. Sexuality and Gender4. The Environment of Theatre5. Circulation6. Interpretations7. Communities of Production 8. Repertoire and Genres9. Technologies of Performance10. Knowledge Transmission: Media and MemoryThis structure offers readers a broad overview of a period within each volume or the opportunity to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter across volumes. Generously illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on theatre in history.