The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

ISBN : 9780199574193

Dennis Kennedy
704 ページ
165 x 237 mm

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance is based on the celebrated Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, and covers styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions and traditions; it has a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers. New entries cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia. The Companion includes all the most popular and accessible information from the Encyclopedia, concentrating primarily on the personalities involved in producing threatre, as well as overviews of the genres within which they work. It has 2,400 entries presented in a far more compact and portable format. The timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance has been significantly updated, along with the extensive bibliography, and an appendix of useful weblinks has been added, which is supported and accessible through a companion website. The Companion provides an informative and accessible package aimed at both the theatre-going public as at specialists and professionals in the field.


Dennis Kennedy is Beckett Professor of Drama Emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin. His books include The Spectator and the Spectacle (CUP, 2009), Looking at Shakespeare: a visual history of twentieth-century performance (CUP, 1993, 2nd edn 2001), Foreign Shakespeare (CUP, 1993), Shakespeare in Asia (CUP, 2010), and Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre (CUP, 1985). He is also a professional director and playwright. He has held distinguished visiting professorships at the University of California, the Chinese Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, the National University of Singapore, the Salzburg Seminar, McMaster University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Wisconsin, and was Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Karachi in Pakistan.