The Essential Theatre

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-14
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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The Tenth Edition of THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will inspire readers to become excited about theatre. The combined authorship of an authoritative theatre historian and his former student, an active theatre historian himself, provide an excellent understanding of the origins and development of the theatre--ideal for an introductory theatre course. In the 35 years since it was first published, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia. Now in a new full-color format with many representations of current and classic performances, this book will encourage readers to become active theatergoers and fans. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, 10e, works in tandem with its companion anthology, PLAYS FOR THEATRE, 10. The scripts in PLAYS serve as a foundation for discussion of the various types of theatrical experience explored in the book.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Theatre
The Audience and Criticism
The Play
Varieties of Theatrical Experience
Festival Theatre: Greek Roman, and Medieval Theatre Experience
Creating a Professional Theatre: Elizabethan England, Italian Commedia.dell'Arte, and Seventeenth Century France
from Romanticism to Realism
Modernism and Its Assimilation: 1885-1960.8
Contemporary Theatre
Asian and African Theatre
Theatrical Space and Production Design
Playwriting and Dramaturgy
Directing and Producing
Scene Design
Costume Design
Lighting and Sound Design Glossary
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