The Art of Theatre: Then and Now / Edition 1

The Art of Theatre: Then and Now / Edition 1

by William Missouri Downs, Wright, Erik Ramsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0155063251

ISBN-13: 9780155063259

Pub. Date: 02/07/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural 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

Overview

THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural 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 instruction, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. This full version contains 17 chapters, six of which cover theatre history in both Western and non-Western contexts, and concludes with a chapter on "The Musical". THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION features 12 chapters and a briefer treatment of theatre's history, and also features a chapter on "The Musical".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155063259
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/07/2006
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: THEATRE LITERACY. 1. Theatre, Art, and Entertainment. 2. Stage vs. Screen. 3. Theatre and Cultural Diversity. 4. Experiencing and Analyzing Plays. Part II: 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. A Creative Life. Part III: 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.

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