The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre includes essays from some 160 countries world-wide. Each extended national essay includes sections on the country’s theatre history, the infrastructure and funding of the country’s theatre community, an artistic profile including discussions of major writers, theatre artists and styles, music and dance theatre, theatre for young audiences, puppet theatre, design, theatre space, training and scholarship.
WECT, Vol. I. Europe. Published in 1994. Double volume (1052 pp).
Includes essays on 45 European nations plus historical overviews of the former USSR and Czechoslovakia. Also available in paper.