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The thirteenth edition of The Theatre Experience is students' ticket to the best seat in the house. From Broadway to makeshift theater spaces around the world, the author demonstrates the active and lively role they play as audience members by engaging them in the collaborative and creative processes behind and in front of the curtain. Wilson introduces students to the roles of the performers, directors, producers and designers, while emphasizing the insights they as audience members bring to any production. The thirteenth edition better accommodates today's teaching schedules, as well as improves accessibility for students by concise insight and up-to-date vibrant production visuals. Students join the creative process with The Theatre Experience, and rehearse for their role as life-long audience members.
Table of Contents
PART ONE:The Audience
Chapter 1:The Audience: Its Role and Imagination
Chapter 2:The Background and Expectations of the Audience
Chapter 3:Theatre Spaces:The Audience Views the Stage
PART TWO:The Performers and the Director
Chapter 5:The Director and the Producer
PART THREE:The Playwright and the Play
Chapter 6:Creating the World of the Play
Chapter 7:Dramatic Structure and Dramatic Characters
Chapter 8:Theatrical Genres
PART FOUR:The Designers
Chapter 10:Stage Costumes
Chapter 11:Lighting and Sound
PART FIVE:The Theatre Today
Chapter 12:Musical Theatre
Chapter 13:Global Theatre Today
Chapter 14:Contemporary Theatre in the United States