Mapping Global Theatre Histories by Mark PizzatoMapping Global Theatre Histories by Mark Pizzato

Mapping Global Theatre Histories

byMark Pizzato

Paperback | May 7, 2019

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This textbook provides a global, chronological mapping of significant areas of theatre, sketched from its deepest history in the evolution of our brain's 'inner theatre' to ancient, medieval, modern, and postmodern developments. It considers prehistoric cave art and built temples, African trance dances, ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern ritual dramas, Greek and Roman theatres, Asian dance-dramas and puppetry, medieval European performances, global indigenous rituals, early modern to postmodern Euro-American developments, worldwide postcolonial theatres, and the hyper-theatricality of today's mass and social media. Timelines and numbered paragraphs form an overall outline with distilled details of what students can learn, encouraging further explorations online and in the library. Questions suggest how students might reflect on present parallels, making their own maps of global theatre histories, regarding geo-political theatrics in the media, our performances in everyday life, and the theatres inside our brains.
Mark Pizzato teaches theatre history, drama, and film at UNC-Charlotte, USA. His books include Edges of Loss(1998),Theatres of Human Sacrifice(2005),Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain(2006),Inner Theatres of Good and Evil(2011), andBeast-People Onscreen and in Your Brain(2016).
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Title:Mapping Global Theatre HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pagesPublished:May 7, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030127265

ISBN - 13:9783030127268

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Table of Contents

1. Theatricality in Deep History and the Human Brain.- 2. From Prehistoric to Ancient Theatricality.- 3. Greco-Roman Beginnings of "Theatre" (as Theatron/Theatrum).- 4. Traditional Forms of Asian Theatre.- 5. Medieval Europe and Premodern Africa, Australia, and the Americas.- 6. Early Modern Developments in Italy and France (1400s-1600s).- 7. Early Modern Mixtures in England, Spain, and the New World (1500s-1600s).- 8. Restoration and Baroque Revolutions (1600s-1700s).- 9. Romanticism, Melodrama, and Minstrelsy (1800s).- 10. Modern Realisms and Anti-Realisms (Late 1800s to Early 1900s).- 11. Mid-Twentieth Century Euro-American Innovations.- 12. Postmodern Theatre in the US (1950s to 2010s).- 13. Postmodern Theatre in Europe (1950s-2010s) .- 14. Global, Postcolonial Theatre.