Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2014

144 Pages | 9 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199669820

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Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

Marvin Carlson

Very Short Introductions

  • Looks at theatre in its various forms, from shadow puppetry used by Buddhist monks and missionaries to the development of the Noh theatre in Japan
  • Explores how theatre has helped to shape culture
  • Examines its close relations with religion, from the passion plays to The Book of Mormon
  • Considers the often troubled relationship between literature and the dramatic text
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide