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The Enjoyment of Theatre

The Enjoyment of Theatre

by Jim Aris Patterson,Tim Donahue

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780205856152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brings theatre to life for students by showing the relationship and relevance of the performing arts to their everyday lives The Enjoyment of Theatre's balanced coverage of performance and history provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to theatre for both majors and nonmajors. This text establishes the aesthetic underpinnings of theatre art and then explores performance and production topics such as playwriting, acting, directing, design, and the theatre industry. The Enjoyment of Theatre also covers the full span of theatre's 2,500-year history. The authors make theatre come alive for students by showing them how theatre is relevant to their everyday lives. Learning Goals: Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand today's theatre and the social impact of the theatre since its inception Explore theatre's cultural and economic context

The Enjoyment of Theatre

The Enjoyment of Theatre

by Kenneth M. Cameron,Patti P. Gillespie

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Enjoyment of Theatre's" balanced coverage of performance and history provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to theatre for both majors and non-majors. This text covers the full span of theatre's 2,500-year history as well as performance/production topics such as playwriting, acting, directing, and the theatre industry. The 6th Edition features major revisions while continuing to bring students the expertise of a proven author team--one whose strong academic credentials combine with a wealth of theatre experience. Cameron and Gillespie make theatre come alive for all students by showing them how theatre is, and will continue to be, relevant to their everyday lives. New and Notable Features: " Offers a balance of history and performance to give students a context for understanding today's theatre and the social impact of the theatre since its inception. Features two 16-page color inserts with new color photographs of Broadway productions by New York's finest theatrical photographers bringing Broadway to life for students. New and unique "Explore Theatre: A Backstage Pass" is a peer-to-peer, interactive, DVD learning tool (available in a free package with the text) developed by students for students under the direction of an award winning teacher of theatre. Seventeen major content areas (director, actor, costume designer, etc.) are covered, with an eye towards introducing students to the people and processes that make theatre happen. Emphasizes theatre's cultural and economic context in extensively revised chapters throughout the book, to sugest how forces outside the theatre influence it. Integrates material on world theatre throughout the text rather than discussing it in a separate chapter. Includes new "Story of the Play"discussions that summarize some of the great plays that are used as examples in the book for students.

Concise History of Theatre

Concise History of Theatre

by Jim Aris Patterson,Tim Donahue

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9780205930043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This streamlined, engaging text helps students understand the events, places and people that have influenced the history of theatre... Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Identify the major time periods and geographic areas associated with the history of theatre; Distinguish relevant characteristics of theatre in diverse times and places; Describe the underlying cultural, economic, and political environments as they affected theatre in different times and places; Associate major participants who made theatre within their historical and regional context."--Publisher description.

Stage Money

Stage Money
The Business of the Professional Theater

by Tim Donahue,Jim Patterson

  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2012-12-07
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1611172233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stage Money is a groundbreaking guide to understanding professional theater finances today through the use of the tools and metaphors of the business world at large. This approach results in a comprehensive picture of the economic realities of theater production that is radically different from the assessments typically espoused elsewhere. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson combine their experiences in the financial and creative aspects of theater production to present in straightforward prose their keen insights into the micro- and macro-economic aspects of the commercial stage. Tangible data, charts, and graphs are counterbalanced with illuminating "intermissions" between chapters and interspersed sidebars throughout to provide specific examples of key concepts, collectively presenting an expansive overview of the contemporary theater business. Stage Money is an unparalleled tool for theater professionals and enthusiasts interested in garnering a better understanding of the business's inner workings at present and its challenges for the future. Among the topics addressed in Stage Money are the risks and returns on Broadway in the early twenty-first century, the financial organization of theater performances today, and comparisons between the business models of commercial theater and not-for-profit theater. In concise language and clear examples, the authors explain where the money comes from and where it goes.

Dear Audience: a Guide to the Enjoyment of Theatre

Dear Audience: a Guide to the Enjoyment of Theatre

by Blanche Yurka

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1959
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dear Audience

Dear Audience
A Guide to the Enjoyment of the Theatre

by Blanche Yurka

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2013-10
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781494032173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a new release of the original 1959 edition.

Great Moments in the Theatre

Great Moments in the Theatre

by Benedict Nightingale

  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1849437440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘A magnificently readable tour of theatrical history conducted by our best-informed living critic.’ Michael Billington From 458 BC and the first performance of Aeschylus’ Oresteia on an Athenian hillside, to 2009 AD and Jez Butterworth’s astonishing Jerusalem at London’s Royal Court Theatre, here is an expert guide to the seminal, pivotal, and transcendent moments in theatre history. ‘Benedict is one of the freshest and most vivid writers on theatre.’ Janet Suzman ‘Benedict has been the leading theatre critic of his generation and has written for The Times for twenty years, setting the standard by which the great performances and productions are judged. People onstage, backstage and in the audience have come to trust his every observation and judgement delivered with style, humour and passion.’ James Harding, Editor, The Times ‘Benedict Nightingale’s characteristically witty, insightful and enthusiastic reports make you wish you’d been sitting next to him during his greatest moments in the theatre.’ Ian McKellen ‘I’ve known Benedict Nightingale for more than fifty years over which time he has become one of the Theatre’s most distinguished and influential commentators. He writes with style, perspective and wit, and with a deep knowledge of his subject. In turn he is greatly admired by the theatre profession and, as importantly, by his readers and the audiences who trust the fairness of his opinions.’ Sir Peter Hall

The Enjoyment of Drama

The Enjoyment of Drama

by Milton Marx

  • Publisher : Irvington Pub
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Purpose and Aim of Drama -- What is a Play -- Conflict: the Essence of Drama -- Structure of a Play -- Tragedy -- Comedy -- Serious Drama, Comedy Drama, and Other Tupes -- Literary Movements and Reality in Drama -- How to Judge a Play.

The Theatre of Shelley

The Theatre of Shelley

by Jacqueline Mulhallen

  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 1906924309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D., Anglia Ruskin University).

Musical Theater

Musical Theater
An Appreciation

by Alyson McLamore

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-09-16
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1317346335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For Surveys of Musical Theater, Music Appreciation courses and Popular Culture Surveys. This unique historical survey illustrates the interaction of multiple artistic and dramatic considerations with an overview of the development of numerous popular musical theater genres. This introduction provides more than a history of musical theater, it studies the music within the shows to provide an understanding of the contributions of musical theater composers as clearly as the artistry of musical theater lyricists and librettists. The familiarity of the musical helps students understand how music functions in a song and a show, while giving them the vocabulary to discuss their perceptions.

The Bedford Introduction to Drama

The Bedford Introduction to Drama

by Lee A. Jacobus

  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release : 2012-09-14
  • Pages : 1824
  • ISBN : 9781457606328
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of courses. Fifty-four chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. A fresh new design highlights the rich contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

The Dramatic Experience

The Dramatic Experience

by John L. Styan,Lionel Casson

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 9780521099844
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Useful for a study of Shakespeare's theatre.

The Theater of Sport

The Theater of Sport

by Karl B. Raitz

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 9780801849084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The authors show precisely why the new baseball stadiums in Baltimore, Cleveland, and Arlington "work" better than the concrete doughnuts of the 1960s and 70s. They explain why cricket is best enjoyed in an English village green, against the backdrop of a church tower (preferably with clock), half-timbered pub, haystacks, and elm trees.

Computers as Theatre

Computers as Theatre

by Brenda Laurel

  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley
  • Release : 2013-09-27
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 013339087X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brenda Laurel's Computers as Theatre revolutionized the field of human-computer interaction, offering ideas that inspired generations of interface and interaction designers-and continue to inspire them. Laurel's insight was that effective interface design, like effective drama, must engage the user directly in an experience involving both thought and emotion. Her practical conclusion was that a user's enjoyment must be a paramount design consideration, and this demands a deep awareness of dramatic theory and technique, both ancient and modern. Now, two decades later, Laurel has revised and revamped her influential work, reflecting back on enormous change and personal experience and forward toward emerging technologies and ideas that will transform human-computer interaction yet again. Beginning with a clear analysis of classical drama theory, Laurel explores new territory through the lens of dramatic structure and purpose. Computers as Theatre, Second Edition, is directed to a far wider audience, is written more simply and elegantly, is packed with new examples, and is replete with exciting and important new ideas. This book Draws lessons from massively multiplayer online games and systems, social networks, and mobile devices with embedded sensors Integrates values-driven design as a key principle Integrates key ideas about virtual reality Covers new frontiers, including augmented reality, distributed and participatory sensing, interactive public installations and venues, and design for emergence Once more, Brenda Laurel will help you see the connection between humans and computers as you never have before-and help you build interfaces and interactions that are pleasurably, joyously right!

Drama

Drama
A Pocket Anthology

by R. S. Gwynn

  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 618
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The perfect alternative to lengthy drama anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of the discipline's most widely taught plays provides a concise, but complete, introduction to the study of drama. In keeping with the objectives of the Penguin Academics series, Drama: A Pocket Anthology offers highly respected playwrights and a quality trade-format book at a very affordable price. This expanded edition features five new selections including plays by Paula Vogel and Athol Fugard and a revised, updated section on "Writing about Drama."

History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre

by Oscar Gross Brockett

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Theatre

The Theatre

by Clement Scott,Bernard Capes,Charles Eglington,Addison Bright

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vol. for 1888 includes dramatic directory for Feb.-Dec.; vol. for 1889 includes dramatic directory for Jan.-May.

The Theatre

The Theatre

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theatre Of Fish

Theatre Of Fish
Travels through Newfoundland and Labrador

by John Gimlette

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-08-31
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1446493407
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Gimlette's travels through this harsh and awesome landscape, the eastern extreme of the Americas, broadly mirrors that of Dr Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893, and who was witness to some of the most beautiful ice and cruelest poverty in the British Empire. Using Curwen's extraordinarily frank journal, John Gimlette revisits the places his great-grandfather encountered and along the way explores his own links with this brutal land.

Theatre/Ecology/Cognition

Theatre/Ecology/Cognition
Theorizing Performer-Object Interaction in Grotowski, Kantor, and Meyerhold

by T. Paavolainen

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-23
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 1137277920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How is performer-object interaction enacted and perceived in the theatre? How thereby are varieties of 'meaning' also enacted and perceived? Using cognitive theory and ecological ontology, Paavolainen investigates how the interplay of actors and objects affords a degree of enjoyment and understanding, whether or not the viewer speaks the language.