Theories of the Theatre: A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present
by Marvin Carlson
Cornell University Press, 1984, 1993; pp. 1-533
Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new concluding chapter that focuses on theoretical developments since 1980, emphasizing the impact of feminist theory.