An informative and entertaining survey of the theatre, this book by J. B. Priestley not only conveys the author's grasp of his subject, but also his enthusiasm. Historical without being pedantic, the text reviews the development of the stage craft both in the Western and Eastern world. The Greek drama, miracle plays, Kabuki, No-Drama, the French neo-classic stage, even television is given the knowledgeable and appreciative attention of J.B. Priestley. Lavishly illustrated with art contemporary to the periods under discussion, The Wonderful World of the Theatre is simply written but rich enough to appeal to readers of all ages.