Theatre In Your Life

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-25
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE makes theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable by exploring the many ways theatre plays an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames, to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this innovative text will deepen your understanding and appreciation of theatre as you recognize and reflect on its impact on your life.

Table of Contents

Origins. Dramatic Interlude
Love. -- Much Ado about Nothing, William Shakespeare (1598). -- M. Butterfly, David Henry Hwang (1988)
Storytellers and Stories
Actors and Directors. Dramatic Interlude
War. -- Arms and the Man, George Bernard Shaw (1894). -- Necessary Targets, Eve Ensler (1995)
The Production Team. Dramatic Interlude
Generations. -- King Lear, William Shakespeare (1605). -- Roosters, Milcha Scott Sanchez (1987)
How Did The atre Evolve?
Early Stages
Middle Stages. Dramatic Interlude
Rebellion. -- Antigone, Sophocles (441 BCE). -- Master Harold and the Boys, Athol Fugard (1982)
How Does The atre Vary?
Varieties of Realism
Varieties of Stylization. Dramatic Interlude
Dreams. -- the Three Sisters, Anton Chekov (1901). -- Bitter Cane, Genny Lim (1989)
Where is The atre Now?
Contemporary Voices
Criticism and Connections. Dramatic Interlude
Values. -- He and She, Rachel Crothers (1910). -- the Piano Lesson, August Wilson (1989)
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