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COOK, PHILIP - How to Enjoy Theatre

Loughton, Essex, Piatkus. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0861881427). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 192 pages. 36 illustrations. Glossary. Introduction by Melvyn Bragg. The author describes the excitement of the theatre and the special interaction between audiences and actors. He explains, citing plays as examples, the enormous range and power of the theatre and its ability to inform, stimulate and entertain. He advises the reader on how to get the most out of visits to the thatre, what to look for and where to go. He explains the role of an actor and describes the different styles of acting, and also the creative and complex business of getting a play on stage. The book also includes a history of theatre, covering all the major periods from its origins in ritual and Greek and Roman theatre to medieval drama, Renaissance drama, Restoration theatre, theatre in the 18th and 19th centuries and the development of drama up to the present. NOT EX LIB 201. Very Good/Near Fine.
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 10.83 | JP¥ 1232] Book number 008800

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