The Essential Theatre
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.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 292.1 x 355.6 x 27.94mm | 2,902.98g
- 13 Aug 1995
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
- 6th Revised edition
- glossary, bibliography, index
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.