9780205500239

The Enjoyment of Theatre

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205500239

  • ISBN10:

    0205500234

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/23/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

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

Preface
Locating Theatre, Experiencing Plays: Theory and Criticism
Theatre: Performance and Art Theatre as Performance Theatre as Art Theatre as Performing Art Taking Stock
Key Terms
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
Key Terms
How to Read a Play Preliminary Work Play Analysis
Using the Parts of the Play Organizing a Response
Key Terms
How to See a Play Preliminary Work Performance Analysis Organizing a Response
Key Terms
Mediators and Gatekeepers Theorists Critics Reviewers Dramaturgs Specialists in Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing Agents
Key Terms
Today's Theatre and Its Makers: Theatre Practice
Making Theatre Today: The Context Theatre Spaces Producing Situations in the United States Theatre Funding
Key Terms
Playwrights The Nature of Playwrights and Playwriting Being a Playwright Training Playwrights From Page to Stage: Professional Issues
What Is Good Playwriting?
Key Terms
Actors The Nature of Acting Training Actors Audition, Rehearsal, and Performance
The Personality of the Actor What Is Good Acting?
Key Terms
Directors The Nature of Directing
The Director at Work Training Directors
What Is Good Directing?
Key Terms
Designers and Technicians
The Nature of Design Designers at Work Training Designers
What Is Good Design?
Key Terms
Theatre of Other Times and Places: Theatre History Theatre: Present and Past
The Sweep of Theatre History

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