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In its ninth edition, Theatre: The Lively Art remains the best-selling program for Theatre Appreciation courses. With its hallmark focus on preparing future audience members, students will learn how theatre functions, how it should be viewed and judged, and the tradition behind any performance they may attend. Now powered by McGraw-Hill LearnSmart®, when students master chapter concepts with this powerful adaptive learning tool, more class time may be spent focusing on theatre as a performing art and inspiring students to become life-long audience members.
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Theatre in Today's World
Chapter 1. Theatre is Everywhere
Chapter 2. The Audience
Part 2. Creating Theatre: The Playwright
Chapter 3. Creating the Dramatic Script
Chapter 4. Theatrical Genres
Part 3. Creating Theatre: The Production
Chapter 5. Acting for the Stage
Chapter 6. The Director and the Producer
Chapter 7. Theatre Spaces
Chapter 8. Scenery
Chapter 9. Stage Costumes
Chapter 10. Lighting and Sound
Part 4. Global Theatres: Past and Present
Chapter 11. Early Theatre: Greek, Roman, and Medieval
Chapter 12. Early Theatre: Asian
Chapter 13. Renaissance Theatres
Chapter 14. Theatre from the Restoration through Romanticism