History of the Theatre: Foundation Edition, 1/e Oscar G. Brockett,Universityof Texasat Austin Franklin J. Hildy,University of Maryland This briefer version of the most successful theatre history text on the market today provides a trimmer, less expensive paperback edition that is more accessible for one-semester survey courses. History of the Theatre: Foundation Editionprovides the same full coverage of world theatre as the original. The histories of African and Asian theatre have been integrated with the coverage of Western theatre. Chapters have been trimmed to make them easier to cover in survey courses but have also been revised to provide up-to-date and accurate information that is the hallmarkofHistory of the Theatre. Like the larger text, this paperback edition is extensively illustrated. Features Features achronological survey of theatre's historyas a sociocultural institution. Integrates thehistory of theatre in Asia, Africa, and the Americasinto the timeline of the history of Western theatre. Provides readers with access to theexpertise of Oscar G. Brockett, one of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field, andFranklin J. Hildy,who also contributes his highly regarded scholarship and experience throughout the text. Includes chapter-ending"Looking at Theatre History" sections, which offer extra insight into the chapter's primary topic or the culture of the particular period. Employs anextensive photo and illustration program. Offers anextensive bibliographyon the book's Companion Website.Oscar G. Brockett is the author of 'History of the Theatre, Foundation Edition', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205473601 and ISBN 0205473601.