From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Sandboxes—Draft articles[edit]

 • The Good Doctor •  {consultation}
 • Doctor Mabuse •  {consultation}

Temporary Stanislavski theories and techniques navigation box[edit]

Manual of Style[edit]


Theatre article rating and assessment scheme
(NB: Listing, Log & Stats are updated on a daily basis by a bot)
Current detailed listing of Theatre articles by quality
Daily log of status changes
Current Statistics


"as a term 'scenography' is relatively new and still unfamiliar." (Allain and Harvie, The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance 2006, p. 203).

  • Caine, Cindy. 1970. "Structure in the One-Act Play." Modern Drama 12: 390-98.

List of works to consult for Scene (drama)[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts and Analysis by Patrice Pavis. ISBN 0802081630.
  • Drama by John Russell Brown. ISBN 0435461842.
  • NTC's Dictionary of Theatre and Drama Terms by Jonnie Patricia Mobley. ISBN 0844253332.
  • Literary Terms in Drama, Theatre and Cinema by A.J. Sebastian. ISBN 8172730985.
  • The Theater Dictionary: British and American Terms in the Drama, Opera, and Ballet by Wilfred Granville. ISBN 0806529504.
  • Theatre Language: A Dictionary of Terms in English of the Drama and Stage from Medieval to Modern Time by Walter Parker Bowman. ISBN 0878305513.
  • The Book of Literary Terms: The Genres of Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism and Scholarship by Lewis Turco. ISBN 0874519551.
  • An Annotated Dictionary of Technical, Historical, and Stylistic Terms Relating to Theatre and Drama: A Handbook of Dramaturgy by R. Kerry White. ISBN 0773488731.
  • The Oberon Glossary of Theatrical Terms by Colin Winslow. ISBN 1870259262.
  • Literary Terms in Drama, Theatre and Cinema by A. J. Sebastian. ISBN 8172730985.
  • An international vocabulary of technical theatre terms in eight languages (American, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish) by International Theatre Institute. ISBN
  • International Dictionary of Theatre Language by Edward A. Langhans. ISBN 0313229805.
  • The Language of Theatre by Martin Harrison. ISBN 1857543742.
  • Theatre as Sign-system: A Semiotics of Text and Performance by Elaine Aston and George Savona. ISBN 0415049326.
  • The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama by Keir Elam. ISBN 0415280184.
  • Theatre Semiotics: Signs of Life by Marvin Carlson. ISBN 0253313155.
  • The Field of Drama: How the Signs of Drama Create Meaning on Stage and Screen by Martin Esslin. ISBN 0413192601.
  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies by Christopher B. Balme. ISBN 0521672236.
  • The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance by Paul Allain and Jen Harvie. ISBN 0415257212.
  • A structural approach to the analysis of drama by Paul M. Levitt. The Hague, Mouton, 1971. ISBN
  • Performance Analysis: An Introductory Coursebook, ed. Colin Counsell and Laurie Wolf. ISBN 0415224071. This is a good selection of primary sources.
  • Key Concepts in Drama and Performance by Kenneth Pickering. ISBN 1403934363. "Scene" article p.50
  • Allain, Paul, and Jen Harvie. 2006. The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance. London: Routledge. ISBN 0415257212.
  • Rubin, Don. 1994-2000. The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415059283.

Actor training[edit]

See Theatre studio and Theatre practitioner

Georg Fuchs[edit]

Georg Fuchs (1868-1949) was a German theatre director and author of influential works of theatrical theory. In 1908 he founded the Munich Artists' Theatre where he experimented with a relief stage and non-illusionistic staging methods. Jocza Savits' experiments at the Munich Court Theatre with staging Shakespeare influenced Fuchs.


Pains of Youth[edit]

Pains of Youth (German: Krankheit der Jugend)) is a play by the Austrian dramatist Ferdinand Bruckner. It premièred at the Hamburg Kammerspiele on 17 October 1926, in a production directed by M. Horwitz.


Theatrokratia, or theatocracy, is a term invented by the Greek philosopher Plato to describe the dictatorship by the mass of ordinary Athenian citizens under its democratic political organisation, which he imagines as an audience at the theatre taking pleasure in the spectacle.[1] He describes the idea in his Laws (701b).[2]

  • Cartledge, Paul. 1997. "'Deep Plays': Theatre as Process in Greek Civic Life." In The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Ed. P. E. Easterling. Cambridge Companions to Literature ser. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. ISBN 0521423511. 3-35
  • Goldhill, Simon. 1999. "Programme Notes." In Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy. Ed. Simon Goldhill and Robin Osborne. New edition. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004. 1-29. ISBN 0521604311.

Traugott Müller[edit]

Traugott Müller (28 December 1895 - 29 February 1944) was a German stage designer best known for his work with the epic theatre director Erwin Piscator. He also directed the film Friedemann Bach (1941).

Scenographic work[edit]


  • Eroe, Geoffrey M. 1993. The Stage Designs of Traugott Müller in Relation to the Political Theatre of Erwin Piscator and the Weimar Republic. Diss. Stanford U.

Theatre templates[edit]


  1. ^ Cartledge (1997, 9) and Goldhill (1999, 8).
  2. ^ Cartledge (1997, 9).