Another Opening, Another Show: An Introduction to the Theatre

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-12-14
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Designed for non-majors, this introductory text is a practical guide to theatre--what it is and how to enjoy it. Its survey of the theatre landscape is enlivened by behind-the-scenes stories from the two authors--one an actor/director and the other a costume designer. Exercises at the ends of chapters (unique to this text) prompt students to reflect on their own experiences with theatre.

Table of Contents

ACT 1 Understanding and Evaluating Theatre

CHAPTER 1 What Is Theatre?

CHAPTER 2 Aristotles Guide to Pleasure

CHAPTER 3 Dramatic Genres

CHAPTER 4 Theatrical Styles

CHAPTER 5 Writing about Theatre

ACT 2 The Creative Process

CHAPTER 6 The Playwrights Story

CHAPTER 7 Actors and Characters

CHAPTER 8 The Directors Impact

CHAPTER 9 The Designers Vision

CHAPTER 10 Putting It Together

ACT 3 The Audience Joins In

CHAPTER 11 Finding Theatre and Getting Tickets

CHAPTER 12 Take Your Seats, Please

CHAPTER 13 The Curtain Rises

CHAPTER 14 Backstage Revealed

ACT 4 Theatre History

CHAPTER 15 Theatre History

ACT 5 Theatre in America Today

CHAPTER 16 Show Biz Is Big Biz

CHAPTER 17 Musical Theatre





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