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History of Theatre (The)

History of Theatre (The)

  • 13-digit ISBN:
    978-1-84379-694-7 (enhanced);
    978-1-84379-674-9 (text only)
  • Barcode:
    9781843796947 (enhanced);
    9781843796749 (text only)
  • Approximate length: 44,000 words
  • Formats: iPad/iPhone (enhanced), Kindle, Nook, Kobo

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 written by David Timson, the British actor and director who features extensively on Naxos AudioBooks in both roles.

About the Author

David Timson has worked as an actor for nearly thirty years in theatre, television and film, but most consistently for BBC Radio. He won the BBC Student Prize in 1971 and has since made over 1,000 broadcasts, ranging from the title role in Nicholas Nickleby, to that past institution Listen with Mother. He has frequently read serials and short stories for Women’s Hour and Radio 4. He has also recorded substantially for Naxos AudioBooks, reading poetry for their collections of Comic and Oriental verse. Among his main projects for Naxos AudioBooks is the solo reading of The Complete Sherlock Holmes; and he has directed many Shakespeare plays including Twelfth Night, Richard III and Othello.