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The Enjoyment of Theatre'sbalanced coverage of performance and history provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to theatre. This book covers the full span of theatre's 2,500-year history as well as performance/production topics such as playwriting, acting, directing, and the theatre industry. Thisseventh editionfeatures major revisions and welcomes two highly respected collaborators from the University of South Carolina to the proven author team of Cameron and Gillespie. Together, they make theatre come alive for all readers by showing them how theatre is, and will continue to be, relevant to their everyday lives.
Table of Contents
|Locating Theatre, Experiencing Plays: Theory and Criticism|
|Theatre: Performance and Art Theatre as Performance Theatre as Art Theatre as Performing Art Taking Stock|
|Theatre: Cultural Expression, Business, and the Role of Audience|
|The Nature of Theatre|
|Audiences Theatre as Cultural Expression: The Role of the Audience Theatre as Business: The Role of the Audience|
|How to Read a Play Preliminary Work Play Analysis|
|Using the Parts of the Play Organizing a Response|
|How to See a Play Preliminary Work Performance Analysis Organizing a Response|
|Mediators and Gatekeepers Theorists Critics Reviewers Dramaturgs Specialists in Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing Agents|
|Today's Theatre and Its Makers: Theatre Practice|
|Making Theatre Today: The Context Theatre Spaces Producing Situations in the United States Theatre Funding|
|Playwrights The Nature of Playwrights and Playwriting Being a Playwright Training Playwrights From Page to Stage: Professional Issues|
|What Is Good Playwriting?|
|Actors The Nature of Acting Training Actors Audition, Rehearsal, and Performance|
|The Personality of the Actor What Is Good Acting?|
|Directors The Nature of Directing|
|The Director at Work Training Directors|
|What Is Good Directing?|
|Designers and Technicians|
|The Nature of Design Designers at Work Training Designers|
|What Is Good Design?|
|Theatre of Other Times and Places: Theatre History Theatre: Present and Past|
|The Sweep of Theatre History|
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