Theatre: a History of the Art by Jerry V. Pickering
This text covers ancient Greece and Rome, medieval theatre, the Italian renaissance, Spanish renaissance, English from the medieval period through the renaissance, French theatre 1552-1789, restoration theatre (1660-1705), eighteenth century theatre, nineteenth century theatre and twentieth century theatre. It includes a heavy concentration on the theatre traditions of Great Britain and the United States. It also examines theatrical traditions of Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Northern Europe (Sweden and the Netherlands), Russia, China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Most chapters include a section on history, stages, scenic design, acting, costumes, and dramatists (and other theatrical personalities).