The Oxford Companion to Theatre and PerformanceBook - 2010
The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance is a concise adaptation of the celebrated Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions and traditions, and in particular, a strong focus upon biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. New entries have been added to those originating from its predecessor, concentrating on companies and people who havecome into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia. The Companion includes all the most popular and accessible information originating from the Encyclopedia, concentrating primarily onthe personalities involved in producing threatre, as well as overviews of the genres within which they work. It has 2,000 entries, almost half of its predecessor, contained in a far more compact and portable format. The timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance has been significantly updated, and an appendix of useful weblinks added, which is supported and accessible through a companion website.The Companion provides aninformative and accessible package aimed at both the theatre-going public as at specialists and professionals in the field.