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




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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...

Disc 1


    The History of Theatre (more info)
    Teresa Gallagher, reader
    John McAndrew, reader
    Caroline Faber, narrator
    Carole Boyd, reader
    Derek Jacobi, reader
    David Timson, reader

  1. Prologue - 5:17
  2. The Greek Drama - 3:53
  3. Greek Tragedy - 3:50
  4. Greek Theatres - 3:19
  5. Oedipus: 'Torment, Torment...' - 2:36
  6. Greek Acting - 3:51
  7. Greek Comedy - 4:10
  8. Kinesias: It's O, so long since you and I have known The rites of love! - won't you come back, my ow - 3:02
  9. Roman Theatre - 2:48
  10. The Medieval Theatre: Its Origins - 1:48
  11. '1st. Voice: While the third lesson is being chanted let 4 brethren vest themselves...' - 2:15
  12. Growth And Development Of Mystery Plays - 6:01
  13. 'The effect associated with Heaven and Hell were veritably prodigious' Description Of Stage Machiner - 3:09
  14. 'God: Ego sum Alpha et Omega, vita, via, Veritas, primus en nouissimus.' - 4:27
  15. Development Of Miracle And Morality Plays - 3:20
  16. The Italian Commedia Dell'Arte - 12:43
  17. The Elizabethan Theatre - 4:31
  18. The Structure Of A Playhouse - Description Of Burbage's Acting By Richard Flecknoe - 1:56
  19. '...Think when we talk of horses that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth - 2:16
  20. An Attack On The Theatre By John Stockwood 1587 - 0:22
  21. Christopher Marlowe And His Contemporaries - 1:32
  22. Tamburlaine: 'Forsake thy King, and do but join with me, And we will triumph over all the world' - 1:00

Disc 2


    The History of Theatre (more info)
    Teresa Gallagher, reader
    John McAndrew, reader
    Caroline Faber, narrator
    Carole Boyd, reader
    Derek Jacobi, reader
    David Timson, reader

  1. Faustus: 'The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, The devil will come, and Faustus m - 3:31
  2. William Shakespeare (1546-1616) And His Plays - 5:52
  3. Excerpts From Shakespeare's Plays: As You Like It - Romeo & Juliet - Henry V - Henry IV pt. 1 - A Mi - 5:19
  4. The Jacobean Theatre (1603-1642) - 2:24
  5. Duchess: 'Now what you please, What death? Bosola: Strangling: here are your executioners.' - 1:45
  6. Development Of The Private Theatre - Description Of A Private Audience By John Marstoni (1601) - 0:59
  7. Ben Jonson (1572-1637) - 0:49
  8. Ursula: Hang 'em, rotten, roguy cheaters, I hope to see 'em plagued one day (poxed they are already, - 3:09
  9. Spanish Theatre In The Renaissance - 4:24
  10. Sigismund: 'The rich man dreams his riches, dreams his cares; - 1:30
  11. The French Theatre In The Seventeenth Century - 4:32
  12. Phedre: 'There love will always live. Even as I speak, ah cruel, deadly thought! They flout the fury - 2:16
  13. The Structure Of French Theatres - 1:03
  14. Moliere (1622-1673) (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) - 4:25
  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 - 2:48
  16. Elmire: What? is there no avoiding your pursuit. Will you not give me time to breathe? - 4:12
  17. The English Restoration Theatre (1660-1700) - 9:52
  18. Thomas Jordan's Prologue to The Moor Of Venice (1660) - 1:26
  19. The Development Of Restoration Comedy - 1:56
  20. Harriet: 'I was informed you used to laugh at love, and not make it.' - 1:22
  21. Lord Foppington: ...my life, madam, is a perpetual stream of pleasure, that glides thro' such a vari - 1:23
  22. Mrs. Pinchwife: 'Dear Sweet Mr. Horner' ...So...' - 1:27
  23. From A Short View Of The Immorality And Profaneness Of The English Stage. - 1:59
  24. Millamant: Positively, Mirabell, I'll lie a-bed in a morning as long as I please. Mirabell: Then I'l - 3:23
  25. From The Diary Of Samuel Pepys (1667) - 0:47
  26. European Theatre In The Eighteenth Century - 4:50

Disc 3


    The History of Theatre (more info)
    Teresa Gallagher, reader
    John McAndrew, reader
    Caroline Faber, narrator
    Carole Boyd, reader
    Derek Jacobi, reader
    David Timson, reader

  1. German Theatre In The 18th Century - 5:53
  2. Elizabeth: Say then, what surety can be offer'd me, Should I magnanimously loose your bonds? - 1:55
  3. The English Theatre In The Early Eighteenth Century - 4:33
  4. The Development Of English Pantomime - 3:29
  5. The Introduction Of The Theatre Licensing Act In England (1737) - 2:12
  6. David Garrick (1717-1779) And The English Theatre In The Late Eighteenth Century - 6:41
  7. Description Of Garrick As Abel Drugger In The Alchemist - 1:43
  8. The Programme Of An Eighteenth Century English Theatre - 1:59
  9. An Eighteenth Century Audience - 2:39
  10. Sir Anthony: Why, Mrs. Malaprop, in moderation, now, what would you have a woman know? - 2:28
  11. Beaumarchais (1732-1799) And The French Theatre In The Late Eighteenth Century - 2:15
  12. The Count: With your brains and character you could hope for advancement in the service. Figaro: Bra - 2:05
  13. The Development Of The Theatre In America (1800-1860s) - 6:27
  14. Romantic Melodrama In Nineteenth Century Europe - 5:37
  15. The Development Of Farce - 3:19
  16. Henry Irving (1838-1905), And English Theatre In The Late Nineteenth Century - 0:47
  17. Description Of Irving In The Bells By Edward Gordon-Craig - 3:48
  18. The Biginning Of The Theatre Of Ideas And Realism - 2:19
  19. Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) - 5:40
  20. Helmer: To forsake your home, your husband, and your children! And only think what people will say a - 4:58
  21. George Bernard Shaw - 1:29
  22. Higgins: Say your alphabet Liza: I know my alphabet. Do you think I know nothing? - 1:49
  23. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) - 4:36

Disc 4


    The History of Theatre (more info)
    Teresa Gallagher, reader
    John McAndrew, reader
    Caroline Faber, narrator
    Carole Boyd, reader
    Derek Jacobi, reader
    David Timson, reader

  1. The Seagull By Anton Chekhov - 1:51
  2. Nina: The horses are waiting for me at the gate. Don't see me off, I'll go by myself... - 2:18
  3. Stanislavsky And The Moscow Arts Theatre - 0:39
  4. From The Writings Of Stanislavsky - 0:58
  5. The Growth Of Ensemble Companies - 2:31
  6. Lady Bracknell: ...Now to minor matters. Are your parents living? Jack: I have lost both my parents. - 2:01
  7. Theatrical Experiments In The Early Twentieth Century - 5:41
  8. The Theatre Of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) - 2:10
  9. The Political Theatre Of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) - 3:09
  10. American Theatre In The Early Twentieth Century And Eugene O'Neill - 2:41
  11. A Long Day's Journey Into Night (Act IV) - 4:28
  12. European Theatre In The 1930s & 1940s; Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1935) - 1:56
  13. The London Theatre, And Noel Coward (1899-1973) - 2:34
  14. Amanda: We won't talk about ourselves any more, we'll talk about outside things, anything you like, - 1:11
  15. Post-War British Theatre And John Osborne (1929-1989) - 2:37
  16. Alison: (softly) All I want is a little peace Jimmy: Peace ! God ! She wants peace! - 2:37
  17. Theatre Of The Absurd And Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) - 3:26
  18. Vladimir: 9sententiously) To every man his little cross (He sighs) and sits on the mound Till he die - 1:37
  19. Harold Pinter (1930- ) - 1:50
  20. Aston: I...I think it's about time you found somewhere else. I don't think we're hitting it off. Da - 2:29
  21. British Theatre In The 1960s And Joe Orton (1933-1967) - 1:54
  22. Post-War American Theatre, Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), Arthur Miller (1915- ) And David Mamet (1 - 1:46
  23. Willy: '...When I was a boy - eighteen, nineteen - I was already on the road.' - 3:49
  24. Blanche: 'When I think of how divine it is going to be to have such a thing as privacy once more - I - 7:04
  25. Experimental Theatre In The 1960s And 1970s - 4:43
  26. Developments In The Theatre From 1970-1990 - 3:26
  27. Epilogue - 4:26

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Product Details
 
Artist(s):
Boyd, Carole; Faber, Caroline; Gallagher, Teresa; Jacobi, Derek; McAndrew, John; Timson, David

Label: Naxos Audio Books
UPC: 730099019927
Item Number: NA419912
Release Date: May 8, 2000

 
 
 
 
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