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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.   Play with flash player Prologue 00:05:17
2.   Play with flash player The Greek Drama 00:03:53
3.   Play with flash player Greek Tragedy 00:03:50
4.   Play with flash player Greek Theatres 00:03:19
5.   Play with flash player Oedipus: 'Torment, Torment... ' 00:02:36
6.   Play with flash player Greek Acting 00:03:51
7.   Play with flash player Greek Comedy 00:04:10
8.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Roman Theatre 00:02:48
10.   Play with flash player The Medieval Theatre: Its Origins 00:01:48
11.   Play with flash player '1st. Voice: While the third lesson is being chanted let 4 brethren vest themselves... ' 00:02:15
12.   Play with flash player Growth And Development Of Mystery Plays 00:06:01
13.   Play with flash player 'The effect associated with Heaven and Hell were veritably prodigious' Description Of Stage Machiner 00:03:09
14.   Play with flash player 'God: Ego sum Alpha et Omega, vita, via, Veritas, primus en nouissimus.' 00:04:27
15.   Play with flash player Development Of Miracle And Morality Plays 00:03:20
16.   Play with flash player The Italian Commedia Dell'Arte 00:12:43
17.   Play with flash player The Elizabethan Theatre 00:04:31
18.   Play with flash player The Structure Of A Playhouse - Description Of Burbage's Acting By Richard Flecknoe 00:01:56
19.   Play with flash player '... Think when we talk of horses that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth 00:02:16
20.   Play with flash player An Attack On The Theatre By John Stockwood 1587 00:00:22
21.   Play with flash player Christopher Marlowe And His Contemporaries 00:01:32
22.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Faustus: 'The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, The devil will come, and Faustus m 00:03:31
2.   Play with flash player William Shakespeare (1546 - 1616) And His Plays 00:05:52
3.   Play with flash player Excerpts From Shakespeare's Plays: As You Like It - Romeo & Juliet - Henry V - Henry IV pt. 1 - A Mi 00:05:19
4.   Play with flash player The Jacobean Theatre (1603 - 1642) 00:02:24
5.   Play with flash player Duchess: 'Now what you please, What death Bosola: Strangling: here are your executioners.' 00:01:45
6.   Play with flash player Development Of The Private Theatre - Description Of A Private Audience By John Marstoni (1601) 00:00:59
7.   Play with flash player Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637) 00:00:49
8.   Play with flash player Ursula: Hang 'em, rotten, roguy cheaters, I hope to see 'em plagued one day (poxed they are already, 00:03:09
9.   Play with flash player Spanish Theatre In The Renaissance 00:04:24
10.   Play with flash player Sigismund: 'The rich man dreams his riches, dreams his cares; 00:01:30
11.   Play with flash player The French Theatre In The Seventeenth Century 00:04:32
12.   Play with flash player Phedre: 'There love will always live. Even as I speak, ah cruel, deadly thought! They flout the fury 00:02:16
13.   Play with flash player The Structure Of French Theatres 00:01:03
14.   Play with flash player Moliere (1622 - 1673) (Jean - Baptiste Poquelin) 00:04:25
15.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Elmire: What is there no avoiding your pursuit. Will you not give me time to breathe 00:04:12
17.   Play with flash player The English Restoration Theatre (1660 - 1700) 00:09:52
18.   Play with flash player Thomas Jordan's Prologue to The Moor Of Venice (1660) 00:01:26
19.   Play with flash player The Development Of Restoration Comedy 00:01:56
20.   Play with flash player Harriet: 'I was informed you used to laugh at love, and not make it.' 00:01:22
21.   Play with flash player Lord Foppington: ... my life, madam, is a perpetual stream of pleasure, that glides thro' such a vari 00:01:23
22.   Play with flash player Mrs. Pinchwife: 'Dear Sweet Mr. Horner' ... So... ' 00:01:27
23.   Play with flash player From A Short View Of The Immorality And Profaneness Of The English Stage. 00:01:59
24.   Play with flash player Millamant: Positively, Mirabell, I'll lie a - bed in a morning as long as I please. Mirabell: Then I'l 00:03:23
25.   Play with flash player From The Diary Of Samuel Pepys (1667) 00:00:47
26.   Play with flash player European Theatre In The Eighteenth Century 00:04:50


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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

Release Date: 05/2000

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