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The Enjoyment of the Theatre

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780205295906

ISBN10:
0205295908
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

The Enjoyment of Theatre continues to bring students the expertise of a proven author team one whose strong academic credentials combine with a wealth of theatre experience to create a text that effectively conveys the importance and excitement of theatre. Both majors and non-majors will find reading this text as enjoyable as the theatre itself. Cameron and Gillespie make theatre come alive for all students in a comprehensive and accessible way. The new edition of this highly successful, audience-oriented text builds on the strong foundation of previous editions. By recognizing both educational and cultural diversity in the 1990's, the authors use their vast knowledge and deep understanding of theatre to span its 2500 plus-year history and to show students how theatre is and will continue to be relevant to their everyday lives.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I Theatre and Its Audience: Theatre Theory and Criticism 1(78)
Theatre: Performing Art
3(20)
Life and Theatre
4(1)
Performance and Theatre
5(2)
Art and Theatre
7(3)
Theatre as Performing Art
10(10)
Current Issues
20(1)
Key Terms
21(2)
Theatre: Art, Audience, and Society
23(16)
Social Audience
24(10)
Social Art
34(2)
Current Issues
36(2)
Key Terms
38(1)
How to Read a Play
39(20)
Preliminary Work
41(2)
Play Analysis Using Parts of the Play
43(11)
Organizing a Response
54(3)
Current Issues
57(1)
Key Terms
58(1)
How to See a Play
59(20)
Preliminary Work
61(2)
Performance Analysis
63(12)
Organizing a Response
75(1)
Current Issues
76(1)
Key Terms
77(2)
PART II Today's Theatre and Its Makers: Theatre Practice 79(140)
Making Theatre Today: The Context
81(20)
Theatre Spaces
82(3)
Producing Situations in the United States
85(11)
Theatre Funding
96(1)
Current Issues
97(2)
Key Terms
99(2)
The Playwright
101(14)
The Nature of Playwrights and Playwriting
102(1)
Creating Playwrights
103(3)
Training Playwrights
106(1)
From Page to Stage: Professional Issues
107(6)
What Is Good Playwriting?
113(1)
Current Issues
114(1)
Key Terms
114(1)
The Actor
115(30)
The Nature of Acting
116(6)
Training Actors
122(14)
Audition, Rehearsal, and Performance
136(4)
The Personality of the Actor
140(2)
What Is Good Acting?
142(1)
Current Issues
142(2)
Key Terms
144(1)
The Director
145(40)
The Nature of Directing
146(6)
The Director at Work
152(27)
Training Directors
179(1)
What Is Good Directing?
180(1)
Current Issues
181(2)
Key Terms
183(2)
The Design Team: Scenery, Lighting, and Costumes
185(22)
The Design Team
186(1)
The Nature of Design
187(5)
Designers at Work
192(9)
Training Designers
201(2)
What Is Good Design?
203(2)
Current Issues
205(1)
Key Terms
206(1)
The Mediators
207(12)
The Theorist
208(3)
The Critic
211(2)
The Dramaturg
213(1)
The Public Relations Specialist
213(2)
The Reviewer
215(1)
Current Issues
216(2)
Key Terms
218(1)
PART III The Theatre of Other Times and Places: Theatre History 219(210)
The Present and the Past
219(4)
Facade Stages: Greece and Rome
223(34)
The Uncertain Origins of Theatre
224(3)
Shared Features of Greek and Roman Theatre
227(1)
The Greek Theatre
228(15)
The Roman Theatre
243(10)
The Period in the Modern Repertory
253(1)
Current Issues
254(1)
Key Terms
255(2)
Emblem and Simultaneity: Middle Ages and Golden Ages
257(36)
Theatre in the Middle Ages
259(15)
Theatre in the Golden Ages of England and Spain
274(16)
The Period in the Modern Repertory
290(1)
Current Issues
291(1)
Key Terms
292(1)
Illusionistic Theatres I: Neoclassicism and Italianate Staging
293(28)
Theatre in Italy (1550--1750)
294(10)
Theatre in France (1550--1750)
304(8)
Theatre in England (1660--1750)
312(5)
Theatre in America, c. 1750
317(1)
The Period in the Modern Repertory
317(1)
Current Issues
318(1)
Key Terms
319(2)
Illusionistic Theatres II: Romanticism, Commercialism, and Realism
321(44)
Romanticism
323(12)
Post-Romanticism: Richard Wagner and the Bayreuth Theatre
335(2)
Commercial Theatres (c. 1850--1900)
337(3)
Realism
340(12)
Commercial Theatre and Some Alternatives in the United States (1900--1960)
352(10)
The Period in the Modern Repertory
362(1)
Current Issues
362(2)
Key Terms
364(1)
Reactions Against Realism: The Avant Garde, 1890s--1960s
365(16)
Background
366(2)
Impressionism
368(1)
Symbolism
369(1)
Expressionism
370(1)
Constructivism
371(1)
Absurdism
372(2)
Brecht and Artaud
374(4)
The Avant Garde in the Modern Repertory
378(1)
Current Issues
379(1)
Key Terms
380(1)
Changing World, Eclectic Theatre: 1960s--Y2K
381(20)
Background
382(1)
Theatre, 1960s--2000s
383(14)
The Period in the Modern Repertory
397(2)
Current Issues
399(1)
Key Terms
400(1)
World Theatre
401(28)
Background
402(4)
Africa
406(7)
The Islamic World
413(1)
The East
414(13)
Current Issues
427(1)
Key Terms
428(1)
Glossary 429(16)
Index 445


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