The Essential Theatre / Edition 9by Oscar G. Brockett, Robert J. Ball
Pub. Date: 01/03/2007
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This introductory text acquaints students with the theatreùits artistic and social functions, its development, and howeach of the theatre arts functions as a unit. In the thirty-five years since it was first published, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE works in tandem with its companion anthology, PLAYS FOR THE THEATRE (7/e), edited by Oscar G. Brockett with Robert Ball. The scripts in PLAYS serve as the foundation for discussion of the various types of theatrical experience explored in THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE.
Table of Contents
1.The Nature of Theatre
2.Performance, Audience, and Critic
3.The Playscript. Part II: Varieties Of Theatrical Experience
4.Festival Theatre: Greek, Roman, and Medieval Theatre Experiences
5.Creating a Professional Theatre: Elizabethan England, Italian Commedia dell'Arte, and Seventeenth-Century France
6.From Melodrama to Realism
7.The Modernist Temperament: 1890-1940
8.Reevaluation, Decentralization, and Subsidization
9.Contemporary Diversity. Part III: Theatrical Production
10.Theatrical Space and Production Design
11.Playwriting and Dramaturgy
12.Directing and Producing
15.Costume Design and Makeup
16.Lighting Design, Sound, and Multimedia. Appendix: Opportunities to Work in the Theatre.
Glossary. Bibiliography. Credits.
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