The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre

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For courses in introduction to theatre or theatre appreciation, this text acquaints students with the theatre--its artistic and social functions, its development, and how each of the theatre arts functions as a unit.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 292.1 x 355.6 x 27.94mm | 2,902.98g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0155015982
  • 9780155015982

Table of contents

Preface. Part I: Foundations. The Nature of Theatre. Performance, Audience, And Critic. The Playscript. Part II: Varieties of Theatrical Experience. Festival Theatre: Greek, Roman, And Medieval Theatre Experiences. Creating a Professional Theatre: Elizabethan England, Italian Commedia Dell'arte, And Seventeenth-Century France. From Melodrama to Realism. The Modernist Temperament: 1890-1940. Reevaluation, Decentralization, And Subsidization. Contemporary Diversity. Part III: Theatrical Production. Theatrical Space and Production Design. Playwriting and Dramaturgy. Directing and Producing. Acting. Scenic Design. Costume Design and Makeup. Lighting Design, Sound, And Multimedia. Appendix. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
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