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TIMSON, D.: History of Theatre (The) (Unabridged)

    

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TIMSON, D.: History of Theatre (The) (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  The History of Theatre
1.   Prologue 00:05:17
2.   The Greek Drama 00:03:53
3.   Greek Tragedy 00:03:50
4.   Greek Theatres 00:03:19
5.   Oedipus: 'Torment, Torment... ' 00:02:36
6.   Greek Acting 00:03:51
7.   Greek Comedy 00:04:10
8.   Kinesias: It's O, so long since you and I have known The rites of love! - won't you come back, my ow 00:03:02
9.   Roman Theatre 00:02:48
10.   The Medieval Theatre: Its Origins 00:01:48
11.   '1st. Voice: While the third lesson is being chanted let 4 brethren vest themselves... ' 00:02:15
12.   Growth And Development Of Mystery Plays 00:06:01
13.   'The effect associated with Heaven and Hell were veritably prodigious' Description Of Stage Machiner 00:03:09
14.   'God: Ego sum Alpha et Omega, vita, via, Veritas, primus en nouissimus.' 00:04:27
15.   Development Of Miracle And Morality Plays 00:03:20
16.   The Italian Commedia Dell'Arte 00:12:43
17.   The Elizabethan Theatre 00:04:31
18.   The Structure Of A Playhouse - Description Of Burbage's Acting By Richard Flecknoe 00:01:56
19.   '... Think when we talk of horses that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth 00:02:16
20.   An Attack On The Theatre By John Stockwood 1587 00:00:22
21.   Christopher Marlowe And His Contemporaries 00:01:32
22.   Tamburlaine: 'Forsake thy King, and do but join with me, And we will triumph over all the world' 00:01:00


Disc 2

  The History of Theatre
1.   Faustus: 'The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, The devil will come, and Faustus m 00:03:31
2.   William Shakespeare (1546 - 1616) And His Plays 00:05:52
3.   Excerpts From Shakespeare's Plays: As You Like It - Romeo & Juliet - Henry V - Henry IV pt. 1 - A Mi 00:05:19
4.   The Jacobean Theatre (1603 - 1642) 00:02:24
5.   Duchess: 'Now what you please, What death Bosola: Strangling: here are your executioners.' 00:01:45
6.   Development Of The Private Theatre - Description Of A Private Audience By John Marstoni (1601) 00:00:59
7.   Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637) 00:00:49
8.   Ursula: Hang 'em, rotten, roguy cheaters, I hope to see 'em plagued one day (poxed they are already, 00:03:09
9.   Spanish Theatre In The Renaissance 00:04:24
10.   Sigismund: 'The rich man dreams his riches, dreams his cares; 00:01:30
11.   The French Theatre In The Seventeenth Century 00:04:32
12.   Phedre: 'There love will always live. Even as I speak, ah cruel, deadly thought! They flout the fury 00:02:16
13.   The Structure Of French Theatres 00:01:03
14.   Moliere (1622 - 1673) (Jean - Baptiste Poquelin) 00:04:25
15.   Mr Jordan: ... And now I must tell you a secret. I'm in love with a lady of quality and I want you to 00:02:48
16.   Elmire: What is there no avoiding your pursuit. Will you not give me time to breathe 00:04:12
17.   The English Restoration Theatre (1660 - 1700) 00:09:52
18.   Thomas Jordan's Prologue to The Moor Of Venice (1660) 00:01:26
19.   The Development Of Restoration Comedy 00:01:56
20.   Harriet: 'I was informed you used to laugh at love, and not make it.' 00:01:22
21.   Lord Foppington: ... my life, madam, is a perpetual stream of pleasure, that glides thro' such a vari 00:01:23
22.   Mrs. Pinchwife: 'Dear Sweet Mr. Horner' ... So... ' 00:01:27
23.   From A Short View Of The Immorality And Profaneness Of The English Stage. 00:01:59
24.   Millamant: Positively, Mirabell, I'll lie a - bed in a morning as long as I please. Mirabell: Then I'l 00:03:23
25.   From The Diary Of Samuel Pepys (1667) 00:00:47
26.   European Theatre In The Eighteenth Century 00:04:50


Disc 3

  The History of Theatre
1.   German Theatre In The 18th Century 00:05:53
2.   Elizabeth: Say then, what surety can be offer'd me, Should I magnanimously loose your bonds 00:01:55
3.   The English Theatre In The Early Eighteenth Century 00:04:33
4.   The Development Of English Pantomime 00:03:29
5.   The Introduction Of The Theatre Licensing Act In England (1737) 00:02:12
6.   David Garrick (1717 - 1779) And The English Theatre In The Late Eighteenth Century 00:06:41
7.   Description Of Garrick As Abel Drugger In The Alchemist 00:01:43
8.   The Programme Of An Eighteenth Century English Theatre 00:01:59
9.   An Eighteenth Century Audience 00:02:39
10.   Sir Anthony: Why, Mrs. Malaprop, in moderation, now, what would you have a woman know 00:02:28
11.   Beaumarchais (1732 - 1799) And The French Theatre In The Late Eighteenth Century 00:02:15
12.   The Count: With your brains and character you could hope for advancement in the service. Figaro: Bra 00:02:05
13.   The Development Of The Theatre In America (1800 - 1860s) 00:06:27
14.   Romantic Melodrama In Nineteenth Century Europe 00:05:37
15.   The Development Of Farce 00:03:19
16.   Henry Irving (1838 - 1905), And English Theatre In The Late Nineteenth Century 00:00:47
17.   Description Of Irving In The Bells By Edward Gordon - Craig 00:03:48
18.   The Biginning Of The Theatre Of Ideas And Realism 00:02:19
19.   Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906) 00:05:40
20.   Helmer: To forsake your home, your husband, and your children! And only think what people will say a 00:04:58
21.   George Bernard Shaw 00:01:29
22.   Higgins: Say your alphabet Liza: I know my alphabet. Do you think I know nothing 00:01:49
23.   Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904) 00:04:36


Disc 4

  The History of Theatre
1.   The Seagull By Anton Chekhov 00:01:51
2.   Nina: The horses are waiting for me at the gate. Don't see me off, I'll go by myself... 00:02:18
3.   Stanislavsky And The Moscow Arts Theatre 00:00:39
4.   From The Writings Of Stanislavsky 00:00:58
5.   The Growth Of Ensemble Companies 00:02:31
6.   Lady Bracknell: ... Now to minor matters. Are your parents living Jack: I have lost both my parents. 00:02:01
7.   Theatrical Experiments In The Early Twentieth Century 00:05:41
8.   The Theatre Of Luigi Pirandello (1867 - 1936) 00:02:10
9.   The Political Theatre Of Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956) 00:03:09
10.   American Theatre In The Early Twentieth Century And Eugene O'Neill 00:02:41
11.   A Long Day's Journey Into Night (Act IV) 00:04:28
12.   European Theatre In The 1930s & 1940s; Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 - 1935) 00:01:56
13.   The London Theatre, And Noel Coward (1899 - 1973) 00:02:34
14.   Amanda: We won't talk about ourselves any more, we'll talk about outside things, anything you like, 00:01:11
15.   Post - War British Theatre And John Osborne (1929 - 1989) 00:02:37
16.   Alison: (softly) All I want is a little peace Jimmy: Peace ! God ! She wants peace! 00:02:37
17.   Theatre Of The Absurd And Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989) 00:03:26
18.   Vladimir: 9sententiously) To every man his little cross (He sighs) and sits on the mound Till he die 00:01:37
19.   Harold Pinter (1930 - ) 00:01:50
20.   Aston: I... I think it's about time you found somewhere else. I don't think we're hitting it off. Da 00:02:29
21.   British Theatre In The 1960s And Joe Orton (1933 - 1967) 00:01:54
22.   Post - War American Theatre, Tennessee Williams (1911 - 1983), Arthur Miller (1915 - ) And David Mamet (1 00:01:46
23.   Willy: '... When I was a boy - eighteen, nineteen - I was already on the road.' 00:03:49
24.   Blanche: 'When I think of how divine it is going to be to have such a thing as privacy once more - I 00:07:04
25.   Experimental Theatre In The 1960s And 1970s 00:04:43
26.   Developments In The Theatre From 1970 - 1990 00:03:26
27.   Epilogue 00:04:26

Total Playing Time: 05:10:02






Author(s):
Timson, David

Reader(s):
Boyd, Carole; Faber, Caroline; Gallagher, Teresa; Jacobi, Derek; McAndrew, John

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Arts

Catalogue No: NA419912

Barcode: 9789626341995

Physical Release: 05/2000

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