The Essential Theatre (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 8

The Essential Theatre (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 8

by Oscar G. Brockett, Robert J. Ball
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534577857

ISBN-13: 9780534577858

Pub. Date: 06/27/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The Eighth Edition of THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will help you get your students excited about theatre. The combined authorship of an authoritative theatre historian and his former student, an active theatre historian himself, make this the book perfect for your introductory theatre course. In the 35 years since it was first published, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has

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The Eighth Edition of THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will help you get your students excited about theatre. The combined authorship of an authoritative theatre historian and his former student, an active theatre historian himself, make this the book perfect for your introductory theatre course. In the 35 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. Now in a new full color format with many representations of current and classic performances, this text will encourage your students to become active theatergoers and fans. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE works in tandem with its companion anthology, PLAYS FOR THEATRE. The scripts in PLAYS serve as a foundation for discussion of the various types of theatrical experience explored in the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534577858
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/27/2003
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Eight Edition w/Infotrac
Pages:
495
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents


Part One: FOUNDATIONS. 1. The Nature of Theatre 2. Performance, Audience, and Critic. 3. The Playscript. Part Two: 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. 10. World Drama and Theatre. Part Three: THEATRICAL PRODUCTION. 11. Theatrical Space and Production Design. 12. Playwriting and Dramaturgy. 13. Directing and Producing. 14. Acting. 15. Scenic Design. 16. Costume Design and Makeup. 17. Lighting and Sound Design. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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