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The Essential Theatre, Enhanced

The Essential Theatre, Enhanced

by Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2013-03-29
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1285687515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you are a theatre major looking forward to a career in the arts, or a non major interested in an overview to help you better appreciate theatre as an audience member, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE Enhanced 10E is a welcome and helpful resource. Written by highly respected theatre historians, the text has earned its reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre. Its vibrant treatment of theatre practice--past and present--catalogs the origins of theatre through postmodernism and performance art. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will encourage you and get you excited about becoming an active theatergoer, while providing the insight and understanding that will enrich your theatre experience throughout your life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre

by Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball,John Fleming,Andrew Carlson

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1305411072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Noted as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, 11th Edition, engages readers and gets them excited about theatre. Drawing from the expertise of the authors as dedicated teachers, published scholars, and practicing artists, this text is ideal for an introductory theatre course. It's vibrant and numerous representations of current and classic performances encourage students to become active theatergoers and fans. The Eleventh Edition includes an all-new chapter devoted to musical theatre, while the thoroughly revised chapter on acting covers the diversity of contemporary approaches. The text also includes numerous new photos, new Then and Now boxes, and expanded use of dates to provide context for artists' major works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre

by Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball,John Fleming,Andrew Carlson

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1305990498
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Noted as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, 11th Edition, engages readers and gets them excited about theatre. Drawing from the expertise of the authors as dedicated teachers, published scholars, and practicing artists, this text is ideal for an introductory theatre course. It’s vibrant and numerous representations of current and classic performances encourage students to become active theatergoers and fans. The Eleventh Edition includes an all-new chapter devoted to musical theatre, while the thoroughly revised chapter on acting covers the diversity of contemporary approaches. The text also includes numerous new photos, new Then and Now boxes, and expanded use of dates to provide context for artists’ major works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre

by Oscar Gross Brockett,Robert J. Ball

  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN : 9780495807971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you are a theatre major looking forward to a career in the arts, or a non major interested in an overview to help you better appreciate theatre as an audience member, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE is a welcome and helpful resource. Written by highly respected theatre historians, the text has earned its reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre. Its vibrant treatment of theatre practice--past and present--catalogs the origins of theatre through postmodernism and performance art. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will encourage you and get you excited about becoming an active theatergoer, while providing the insight and understanding that will enrich your theatre experience throughout your life.

The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre

by Oscar Gross Brockett,Robert J. Ball

  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This introductory text acquaints students with the theatre-its artistic and social functions, its development, and how each of the theatre arts functions as a unit. In the thirty-five 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. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE works in tandem with its companion anthology, PLAYS FOR THE THEATRE (7/e), edited by Oscar G. Brockett with Robert Ball. The scripts in PLAYS serve as the foundation for discussion of the various types of theatrical experience explored in THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE.

Essential Theatre

Essential Theatre
The Successful Management of Theatres and Venues which Present the Performing Arts

by Crispin Raymond

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plays for the Theatre

Plays for the Theatre
An Anthology of World Drama

by Oscar Gross Brockett

  • Publisher : New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Making the Scene

Making the Scene
A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States

by Oscar G. Brockett,Margaret A. Mitchell,Linda Hardberger

  • Publisher : Tobin Fdtn for Theatre Arts
  • Release : 2010-02-15
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the history of scene design throughout history, examining the evolving context, theory, and practice.

Directing in Musical Theatre

Directing in Musical Theatre
An Essential Guide

by Joe Deer

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-10
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1136246703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range. Deer’s accessible and compellingly practical approach uses proven, repeatable methods for addressing all aspects of a production. The focus at every stage is on working with others, using insights from experienced, successful directors to tackle common problems and devise solutions. Each section uses the same structure, to stimulate creative thinking: Timetables: detailed instructions on what to do and when, to provide a flexible organization template Prompts and Investigations: addressing conceptual questions about style, characterization and design Skills Workshops: Exercises and ‘how-to’ guides to essential skills Essential Forms and Formats: Including staging notation, script annotation and rehearsal checklists Case Studies: Well-known productions show how to apply each chapter’s ideas Directing in Musical Theatre not only provides all of the essential skills, but explains when and how to put them to use; how to think like a director.

Theatre of the Book, 1480-1880

Theatre of the Book, 1480-1880
Print, Text, and Performance in Europe

by Julie Stone Peters

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9780199262168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theatre of the Book is an account of the entangled histories of print and the theatre in Europe between the Renaissance and the late nineteenth century: a history of European dramatic publication (providing comparative and historical perspective to the growing field of textual studies); anexamination of the creation of the modern notion of text and performance; and a comparative genealogy of ideas about theatrical and textual reception. It shows that, far from being marginal to Renaissance dramatists, the printing press had an essential role to play in the birth of the moderntheatre, crucially shaping the normative conception of 'theatre' as a distinct aesthetic medium and of drama as a distinct narrative form, helping to forge a theatricalist aesthetics in opposition to 'the book'. Treating playtexts, engravings, actor portraits, notation systems, and theatricalephemera at once as material objects and expressions of complex cultural formations, Theatre of the Book examines the European theatre's continual refashioning of itself in the world of print.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

by John Russell Brown

  • Publisher : Oxford Illustrated History
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN : 9780192854421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

by R. Darren Gobert

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-09-25
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1408154544
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Theatre of Caryl Churchill documents and analyses the major plays and productions of one of Britain's greatest and most innovative playwrights. Drawing on hundreds of never-before-seen archival sources from the US and the UK, it provides an essential guide to Churchill's groundbreaking work for students and theatregoers. Each chapter illuminates connections across plays and explores major scripts alongside unpublished and unfinished projects. Each considers the rehearsal room, the stage, and the printed text. Each demonstrates how Churchill has pushed the boundaries of dramatic aesthetics while posing urgent political and theoretical questions. But since each maps Churchill's work in a different way, each deploys a different reading practice - for many approaches are necessary to characterise such a restlessly imaginative and prolific career. Through its five interlocking parts, The Theatre of Caryl Churchill tells a story about the playwright, her work, and its place in contemporary drama.

Theatre and Performance Design

Theatre and Performance Design
A Reader in Scenography

by Jane Collins,Andrew Nisbet

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-10-02
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1136344527
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design. The volume is organised thematically in five sections: looking, the experience of seeing space and place the designer: the scenographic bodies in space making meaning This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography – the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance – this unique anthology recognises the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning. Contributors include Josef Svoboda, Richard Foreman, Roland Barthes, Oscar Schlemmer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Schechner, Jonathan Crary, Elizabeth Wilson, Henri Lefebvre, Adolph Appia and Herbert Blau.

The Director's Craft

The Director's Craft
A Handbook for the Theatre

by Katie Mitchell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-08-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1134138083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Director’s Craft is a unique and completely indispensable step-by-step guide to directing for the stage. Written by one of the most adventurous and respected directors working today, this book will be an essential item in every student and practitioner’s kitbag. It provides detailed assistance with each aspect of the varied challenges facing all theatre directors, and does so with startling clarity. It will inspire everyone, from the beginner just starting out to the experienced practitioner looking to reinvigorate their practice. Katie Mitchell shares and explains the key practical tools she uses to approach her work with both actors, production teams, and the text itself. She addresses topics such as: the ideas that underpin a play’s text preparing improvizations Twelve Golden Rules for working with actors managing the transition from rehearsal room to theatre analyzing your work after a run has ended. Each chapter concludes with a summary of its critical points, making this an ideal reference work for both directors and actors at any stage of their development.

Theory/Theatre

Theory/Theatre
An Introduction

by Mark Fortier

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-07-08
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1134523645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier's very successful and widely used essential text for students. Theory/Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. This new edition includes: * More detailed explanation of key ideas * New 'Putting it into practice' sections at the end of each chapter so you can approach performances from specific theoretical perspectives * Annotated further reading section and glossary. Theory/Theatre is still the only study of its kind and is invaluable reading for beginning students and scholars of performance studies.

Impro

Impro
Improvisation and the Theatre

by Keith Johnstone

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-11-12
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1136610456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Keith Johnstone's involvement with the theatre began when George Devine and Tony Richardson, artistic directors of the Royal Court Theatre, commissioned a play from him. This was in 1956. A few years later he was himself Associate Artistic Director, working as a play-reader and director, in particular helping to run the Writers' Group. The improvisatory techniques and exercises evolved there to foster spontaneity and narrative skills were developed further in the actors' studio then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers, called The Theatre Machine. Divided into four sections, 'Status', 'Spontaneity', 'Narrative Skills', and 'Masks and Trance', arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific techniques and exercises which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is both an ideas book and a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity.

Shakespeare, Theatre, and Time

Shakespeare, Theatre, and Time

by Matthew Wagner

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-03-01
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1136661638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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That Shakespeare thematized time thoroughly, almost obsessively, in his plays is well established: time is, among other things, a 'devourer' (Love's Labour's Lost), one who can untie knots (Twelfth Night), or, perhaps most famously, simply ‘out of joint’ (Hamlet). Yet most critical commentary on time and Shakespeare tends to incorporate little focus on time as an essential - if elusive - element of stage praxis. This book aims to fill that gap; Wagner's focus is specifically performative, asking after time as a stage phenomenon rather than a literary theme or poetic metaphor. His primary approach is phenomenological, as the book aims to describe how time operates on Shakespearean stages. Through philosophical, historiographical, dramaturgical, and performative perspectives, Wagner examines the ways in which theatrical activity generates a manifest presence of time, and he demonstrates Shakespeare’s acute awareness and manipulation of this phenomenon. Underpinning these investigations is the argument that theatrical time, and especially Shakespearean time, is rooted in temporal conflict and ‘thickness’ (the heightened sense of the present moment bearing the weight of both the past and the future). Throughout the book, Wagner traces the ways in which time transcends thematic and metaphorical functions, and forms an essential part of Shakespearean stage praxis.

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).

Plays for the Theatre

Plays for the Theatre
A Drama Anthology

by Oscar Gross Brockett,Robert J. Ball

  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PLAYS FOR THEATRE continues its rich tradition of providing engaging plays for the contemporary stage. The plays provide historical and contemporary drama. PLAYS FOR THEATRE is a great companion to THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, EIGHTH EDITION, which places selections from plays within historical and cultural context, providing a richer and more rewarding exploration of the people and ideas that have shaped today's theatre.

Theatre of the Unimpressed

Theatre of the Unimpressed
In Search of Vital Drama

by Jordan Tannahill

  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release : 2015-05-11
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 177056411X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A lot of plays are bad. And one bad play, it seems, can turn us off theater for good. So, what can we learn from the bad play? Jordan Tannahill, after talking to theater heavy-hitters from Australia to Berlin, offers a roadmap for a renewed theater, one that is less insular, less insulting, with better infrastructure. In reconsidering dramaturgy, programming strategies, and alternative models for producing, he aims to turn theater from an obligation to a destination. Jordan Tannahill is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His production of Sheila Heti's All Our Happy Days Are Stupid will be performed in New York in 2015.