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THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE makes theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable by exploring the many ways theatre plays an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this book will deepen your understanding and appreciation of theatre as you recognize and reflect on its impact on your life.
Preface. Part I: WHAT IS THEATRE? 1. Anticipation. 2. Origins. Dramatic Interlude: Love. Expansions. Part II: WHO DOES THEATRE? 3. Storytellers and Stories. 4. Actors and Directors. Dramatic Interlude: War. Expansions. 5. Designers. 6. The Production Team. Dramatic Interlude: Generations. Expansions. Part III: HOW DID THEATRE EVOLVE? 7. Early Stages. 8. Middle Stages. Dramatic Interlude: Rebellion. Expansions. Part IV: HOW DOES THEATRE VARY? 9. Varieties of Realism. 10. Varieties of Stylization. Dramatic Interlude: Dreams. Expansions. Part V: WHERE IS THEATRE NOW? 11. Contemporary Voices. 12. Criticism and Connections. Dramatic Interlude: Values. Expansions.