Theatre: Collaborative Acts / Edition 4

Theatre: Collaborative Acts / Edition 4

by Ronald J. Wainscott, Kathy J. Fletcher
     
 

Updated in its 4th edition Theatre: Collaborative Actsstimulates creative thinking and discussions of artistic, social, and ethical questions through its interwoven themes of theatre as culture, collaboration, spatial art, and a fusion of the past and present. It emphasizes the diversity of purpose and effect of theatre, and the collaborative

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Updated in its 4th edition Theatre: Collaborative Actsstimulates creative thinking and discussions of artistic, social, and ethical questions through its interwoven themes of theatre as culture, collaboration, spatial art, and a fusion of the past and present. It emphasizes the diversity of purpose and effect of theatre, and the collaborative nature of the theatrical process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205118021
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/08/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
58,648
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

ACT ONE Theatre and Its Audience

CHAPTER 1 CULTURAL COLLABORATION: Theatre and Society

Theatre as Entertainment and Art

The Social Functions of Theatre

Social Control of Theatre

Theatrical Choice in North America

Cultural Context and Personal Experience

CHAPTER 2 EXPERIENCING THEATRE: Collaboration of Actor, Audience, and Space

The Audience

The Nature of Acting

From Play to Production

Space

Theatre and Transformation

C HAPTER 3 ANALYZING THEATRE: Thinking and Writing About Live Performance

Theatre, Film, and Television

Analyzing Production

Thinking About Actor Performances

Thinking About Space and Design

Understanding Style

Evaluating Production

The Role of the Critic

Writing About Production

When It All Works

CHAPTER 4 UNDERSTANDING THE PLAY: A Theatrical Blueprint

Plot

Character

Thought

Language

Music

Spectacle

CHAPTER 5 INTERPRETING THE PLAY: Understanding Genre, Reading, and Writing

Dramatic Genre

Reading a Play

Writing About a Play

ACT TWO Collaboration in Art and Practice

CHAPTER 6 THE DIRECTOR: Vision and Leadership

Has Someone Always Been in Charge?

Interpretation

Developing Concept

Communicating and Managing the Artistic Vision

Collaborating with the Playwright

Directors and Absent Playwrights

Collaborating with Designers

Collaborating with Actors

Collaborating with the Stage Manager

The Rehearsal Process

Opening the Production

CHAPTER 7 THE ACTOR: From Mask to Contemporary Performance

Development of the Actor

Acting Styles and Methods

The Actor’s Work

CHAPTER 8 THE PLAYWRIGHT: Imagination and Expression

The Changing Position of the Playwright

The Playwright and Production

Development of New Plays

CHAPTER 9 THE DESIGNER: Materializing Conception and the World of the Play

The Development of the Designer

The Designers’ Choices

The Scenic Designer’s Work

The Lighting Designer’s Work

The Costume Designer’s Work

The Sound Designer’s Work

Integrating All the Designs

CHAPTER 10 THE PRODUCER: Coordination, Promotion, Economics

Early Producers

The Role of the Producer

The Economics of Theatre

ACT THREE Collaboration in History

CHAPTER 11 FOUNDATIONS: Classical Theatrical Forms

Classical Greece

Classical Rome

Medieval Europe

Classical India

Classical China

Classical Japan

CHAPTER 12 REINTERPRETATIONS: Europe Rediscovers the Western Classics

The Italian Renaissance

Elizabethan England

The Spanish Golden Age

Seventeenth-Century France

Restoration England

Eighteenth-Century Europe and the Americas

CHAPTER 13 REVOLUTIONS: Romanticism to Postmodern Experiment

Romanticism

Nineteenth-Century Melodrama

Nineteenth-Century Realism and Naturalism

The Avant-Garde from the Late Nineteenth Century to the 1960s

Modern and Contemporary Popular Theatre

The Recent Avant-Garde and Postmodern Experiment

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