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The Cambridge companion to theatre and science

By: Shepherd-Barr, Kirsten E. (University of Oxford)(Edited by)

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Theatre and Performance series
1108700985 / 9781108700986
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300 pages : illustrations (black and white).
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

Theatre has engaged with science since its beginnings in Ancient Greece.

The intersection of the two disciplines has been the focus of increasing interest to scholars and students.

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science gives readers a sense of this dynamic field, using detailed analyses of plays and performances covering a wide range of areas including climate change and the environment, technology, animal studies, disease and contagion, mental health, and performance and cognition. Identifying historical tendencies that have dominated theatre's relationship with science, the volume traces many periods of theatre history across a wide geographical range. It follows a simple and clear structure of pairs and triads of chapters that cluster around a given theme so that readers get a clear sense of the current debates and perspectives.


AFKP Performance art, ANF Theatre direction & production, DS Literature: history & criticism, HBTB Social & cultural history, PDR Impact of science & technology on society, PDX History of science, TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology, YQD Educational: drama studies

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