Theatre Brief Loose Leaf

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2013-01-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Robert Cohen's Theatre Brief, 10th Edition continues to provide an insiders guide to the world of theatre, where students are given a front-row seat. This lively introduction to theatre offers equal measures of appreciation of theatrical arts and descriptions of the collaborative theatrical crafts. Coverage of design, acting, and directing, as well as photo essays, provide a behind-the-scenes look at professional theatre artists performing their craft. The author illustrates live theatre through more than 250 photographs from five continents, most of them showing recent stage productions, bringing to life many exciting theatre companies and productions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Is the Theatre? 6

Chapter 2 What Is a Play? 20

Chapter 3 The Actor 38

Chapter 4 The Playwright 62

Chapter 5 Designers and Technicians 90

Chapter 6 The Director 148

Chapter 7 Theatre Traditions: East and West 194

Chapter 8 The Modern Theatre 222

Chapter 9 The Musical Theatre 248

Chapter 10 Global Theatre Today 266

Chapter 11 The Critic 326

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