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The Art of Theatre: Then and Now / Edition 2
     

The Art of Theatre: Then and Now / Edition 2

by William Missouri Downs, Wright, Erik Ramsey
 

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ISBN-10: 0495391042

ISBN-13: 9780495391043

Pub. Date: 12/19/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, Second Edition, explores issues of diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers comprehensive coverage of theatre history. The authors make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film to help students understand how the living art of theatre

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THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, Second Edition, explores issues of diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers comprehensive coverage of theatre history. The authors make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film to help students understand how the living art of theatre relates to and influences today's screen entertainment. For flexibility in the way you teach, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW contains 17 chapters, 7 of which cover theatre history in both Western and non-Western contexts. THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION features 12 chapters and a briefer treatment of theatre's key movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495391043
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/19/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: THEATRE LITERACY. 1. Theatre, Art, and Entertainment. 2. Comparing the Living Stage, Silver Screen, and Home Theatre. 3. Theatre and Cultural Diversity. 4. Experiencing and Analyzing Plays. Part 2: THE ARTS WITHIN THE ART. 5. A Day in the Life of a Theatre. 6. The Playwright and the Script. 7. The Art of Acting. 8. The Art of Directing. 9. The Art of Design. 10. Creativity. Part 3: A CONCISE HISTORY. 11. Non-Western Theatre. 12. The Greeks to the Rise of Christianity. 13. The Dark Ages to the Dawn of the Renaissance. 14. The Renaissance. 15. The Restoration, the Enlightenment, and Romanticism. 16. Modern Theatre. 17. The Musical. Glossary. Index.

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