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The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre


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An Introduction: Of Nations and their Theatres Don Rubin The Blooming of a Thousand Flowers: An Introduction to Theatre in Asia and the Pacific Don Rubin and Katharine Brisbane Asia's Modern Theatres: Encounters with Tradition A.J. Gunawardana Asian Identity and Modern Theatre Ravi Chaturvedi Theatre for Young Audiences: History and Homogenization Wolfgang Wohlert Puppet Theatre: Touching the Sacred Roots Henryk Jurkowski Afghanistan (Overview) Australia Bangladesh Bhutan (Overview) Brunei Darussalam (Overview) Cambodia (Overview) China India Indonesia Iran Japan Kazakhs tan (Overview) Laos (Overview) Malaysia Mongolia (Overview) Myanmar (Overview) Nepal New Zealand Pakistan Papua New Guinea (Overview) Philippines Singapore (Overview) South Pacific (Overview) Sri Lanka (Overview) Tajikistan (Overview) Thailand (Overview) Turkmenistan (Overview) Uzbekistan Vietnam (Overview) Further Reading: Asia/Pacific International Reference: Selected Bibliography Writers and National Editorial Committees Index


'This is a very useful introduction to a wide variety of theatre genres, institutions and artists, particularly those developed during the post-colonial era.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Writers from almost every nation on earth profile native expressions of music, dance, and puppet an dramatic theater since 1945 and comment on trends in design, training, criticism, and scholarship, in six insightful, inclusive, and entertaining volumes.' - New York Public Library, Best of Reference selections

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