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This text is a welcome and helpful resource whether you are a major looking forward to a career in the theatre, or a nonmajor interested in an overview to help you better appreciate theatre as an audience member. Written by highly respected theatre historians, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in colleges nationwide. Its vibrant treatment of theatre practice-past and present-range from the origins of theatre to postmodernism and performance art. Chapter after chapter, this book will encourage you and get you excited about becoming an active theatergoer, while providing the insight and understanding that will enrich your theatre experience throughout your life.
Table of Contents
|The Nature of Theatre|
|Performance, Audience, and Critic|
|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 Romanticism to Realism|
|The Modernist Temperament: 1885?1940|
|Reevaluation, Decentralization, and Subsidization|
|Contemporary Theatre and Its Diversity|
|Asian and African Theatre|
|Theatrical Space and Production Design|
|Playwriting and Dramaturgy|
|Directing and Producing|
|Costume Design and Makeup|
|Lighting and Sound Design|
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