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.
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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.