Its innovative structure encourages trans-historical and cross-cultural thinking and is likely to inspire the creation of new or ificantly revised methods of teaching theatre history. The lively writing fulfills that promise, ing the what of history to the how and why. Students and researchers will find the work exceptional in its accessibility and depth.
The text covers a wide-range of topics from pre-history to the postcolonial that cross cultures, identities and strategies of analysis. The work will be a welcomed addition to any library of theatre and performance studies.
With Mapping Global Theatre Histories, Mark Pizzato expands the context of theatre history, including chapters on cognitive science, Middle Eastern and African rituals and other indigenous performance forms to international Post-Modernist trends. Pizzato's text offers a broader geographic and intellectual framework than earlier texts in a context that is new and ambitious.
Overall, the text serves as a resource of theatrical events and personages, allowing faculty and students to create their own narrative. Advertisement Hide.
Mapping Global Theatre Histories. Authors view affiliations Mark Pizzato.
Front Matter s i-xv. Theatricality in Deep History and the Human Brain. s From Prehistoric to Ancient Theatricality.
Traditional Forms of Asian Theatre. Early Modern Developments in Italy and France s—s. Restoration and Baroque Revolutions s—s.
Romanticism, Melodrama, and Minstrelsy s. Postmodern Theatre in the United States s—s.
Postmodern Theatre in Europe s—s. Global, Postcolonial Theatre.
Back Matter s About this book Introduction This textbook provides a global, chronological mapping of ificant 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 ed 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.
Authors and affiliations Mark Pizzato 1 1. Mark Pizzato. He'll rediscover many centuries of culture, leading us to theatres both known and not well known, or even unknown by others.
This excellent book, full of details, is a must read for all theatre people and a must use for all teachers of theatre. Buy options.