The major periods of Western theatre include ancient Greek and Roman theatre, Medieval drama, the Italian-born Commedia dell’Arte, the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre of Renaissance England, Restoration drama, 19th century American vaudeville, French and English Melodrama, modern 20th century drama, and contemporary theatre. Eastern theatre forms through history include Noh theatre, Kabuki, Sanskrit theatre, Peking Opera and Bunraku to name just a few.
Reviews of professional theatre shows from across the globe sourced from international newspapers such as The New York Times and The Guardian, industry websites like Broadway World and the New York Theatre Guide, theatre portals such as Theatre People and Australian Stage, plus city-based newspapers like The Age and the Wall Street Journal.
Links to websites containing glossaries of theatre-specific terms for teachers and students. Here you’ll find definitions for acting terms, technical terms covering stagecraft and production areas, improvisation terms, playwriting terms, and even historical terms for Greek and Roman theatre.