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The History of Theatre

David Timson

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, Molière 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 – a fascinating journey. It is written by David Timson, the British actor and director who features extensively on Naxos AudioBooks in both roles.

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, Molière 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 – a fascinating journey. It is written by David Timson, the British actor and director who features extensively on Naxos AudioBooks in both roles.
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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, Molière 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 – a fascinating journey. It is written by David Timson, the British actor and director who features extensively on Naxos AudioBooks in both roles.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Derek Jacobi

Length:

5h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:41


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:29


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:55


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:47


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:26


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:26