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TIMSON: The History of Theatre

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This bold undertaking covers Western theatre from ancient Greece to the present day. It traces the development of dramatic art through the miracle plays, the great Shakespearean period, Moli?¿re and Racine in France, Goethe in Germany, through the nineteenth century and the main movements in the twentieth century. It is illustrated by numerous examples of differing styles, with some historical recordings as well and excerpts from nearly fifty plays?á- a fascinating journey. It is written by David Timson, the British actor and director who features extensively on Naxos AudioBooks in both roles.
Item number NA419912
Barcode 9789626341995
Release date 01/08/2005
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 4
Artists Carole Boyd
Caroline Faber
Derek Jacobi
John McAndrew
Teresa Gallagher
Composers David Timson
Producers Nicolas Soames
Disc: 1
History of Theatre
1 Prologue
2 The Greek Drama
3 Greek Tragedy
4 Greek Theatres
5 Oedipus: 'Torment, Torment...'
6 Greek Acting
7 Greek Comedy
8 Kinesias: It's O, so long since you and I have kno
9 Roman Theatre
10 The Medieval Theatre: Its Origins
11 '1st. Voice: While the third lesson is being chant
12 Growth And Development Of Mystery Plays
13 'The effect associated with Heaven and Hell were v
14 'God: Ego sum Alpha et Omega, vita, via, Veritas,
15 Development Of Miracle And Morality Plays
16 The Italian Commedia Dell'Arte
17 The Elizabethan Theatre
18 The Structure Of A Playhouse - Description Of Burb
19 '...Think when we talk of horses that you see them
20 An Attack On The Theatre By John Stockwood 1587
21 Christopher Marlowe And His Contemporaries
22 Tamburlaine: 'Forsake thy King, and do but join wi
Disc: 2
History of Theatre
1 Faustus: 'The stars move still, time runs, the clo
2 William Shakespeare (1546-1616) And His Plays
3 Excerpts From Shakespeare's Plays: As You Like It
4 The Jacobean Theatre (1603-1642)
5 Duchess: 'Now what you please, What death? Bosola:
6 Development Of The Private Theatre - Description O
7 Ben Jonson (1572-1637)
8 Ursula: Hang 'em, rotten, roguy cheaters, I hope t
9 Spanish Theatre In The Renaissance
10 Sigismund: 'The rich man dreams his riches, dreams
11 The French Theatre In The Seventeenth Century
12 Phedre: 'There love will always live. Even as I sp
13 The Structure Of French Theatres
14 Moliere (1622-1673) (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
15 Mr Jordan: ...And now I must tell you a secret. I'
16 Elmire: What? is there no avoiding your pursuit. W
17 The English Restoration Theatre (1660-1700)
18 Thomas Jordan's Prologue to The Moor Of Venice (16
19 The Development Of Restoration Comedy
20 Harriet: 'I was informed you used to laugh at love
21 Lord Foppington: life, madam, is a perpetual
22 Mrs. Pinchwife: 'Dear Sweet Mr. Horner' ...So...'
23 From A Short View Of The Immorality And Profanenes
24 Millamant: Positively, Mirabell, I'll lie a-bed in
25 From The Diary Of Samuel Pepys (1667)
26 European Theatre In The Eighteenth Century
Disc: 3
History of Theatre
1 German Theatre In The 18th Century
2 Elizabeth: Say then, what surety can be offer'd me
3 The English Theatre In The Early Eighteenth Centur
4 The Development Of English Pantomime
5 The Introduction Of The Theatre Licensing Act In E
6 David Garrick (1717-1779) And The English Theatre
7 Description Of Garrick As Abel Drugger In The Alch
8 The Programme Of An Eighteenth Century English The
9 An Eighteenth Century Audience
10 Sir Anthony: Why, Mrs. Malaprop, in moderation, no
11 Beaumarchais (1732-1799) And The French Theatre In
12 The Count: With your brains and character you coul
13 The Development Of The Theatre In America (1800-18
14 Romantic Melodrama In Nineteenth Century Europe
15 The Development Of Farce
16 Henry Irving (1838-1905), And English Theatre In T
17 Description Of Irving In The Bells By Edward Gordo
18 The Biginning Of The Theatre Of Ideas And Realism
19 Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
20 Helmer: To forsake your home, your husband, and yo
21 George Bernard Shaw
22 Higgins: Say your alphabet Liza: I know my alphabe
23 Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Disc: 4
History of Theatre
1 The Seagull By Anton Chekhov
2 Nina: The horses are waiting for me at the gate. D
3 Stanislavsky And The Moscow Arts Theatre
4 From The Writings Of Stanislavsky
5 The Growth Of Ensemble Companies
6 Lady Bracknell: ...Now to minor matters. Are your
7 Theatrical Experiments In The Early Twentieth Cent
8 The Theatre Of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)
9 The Political Theatre Of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956
10 American Theatre In The Early Twentieth Century An
11 A Long Day's Journey Into Night (Act IV)
12 European Theatre In The 1930s & 1940s; Federico Ga
13 The London Theatre, And Noel Coward (1899-1973)
14 Amanda: We won't talk about ourselves any more, we
15 Post-War British Theatre And John Osborne (1929-19
16 Alison: (softly) All I want is a little peace Jim
17 Theatre Of The Absurd And Samuel Beckett (1906-198
18 Vladimir: 9sententiously) To every man his little
19 Harold Pinter (1930- )
20 Aston: I...I think it's about time you found somew
21 British Theatre In The 1960s And Joe Orton (1933-1
22 Post-War American Theatre, Tennessee Williams (191
23 Willy: '...When I was a boy - eighteen, nineteen -
24 Blanche: 'When I think of how divine it is going t
25 Experimental Theatre In The 1960s And 1970s
26 Developments In The Theatre From 1970-1990
27 Epilogue
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