The Essential Theatre  Enhanced

The Essential Theatre Enhanced


  • Author : Oscar G. Brockett
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2013-03-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781133307280


The Essential Theatre Enhanced Book Description :

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  Enhanced

The Essential Theatre Enhanced


  • Author : Oscar G. Brockett
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2013-03-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285687513


The Essential Theatre Enhanced Book Description :

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


  • Author : Oscar G. Brockett
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781305990494


The Essential Theatre Book Description :

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.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene


  • Author : Oscar G. Brockett
  • Publisher : Tobin Fdtn for Theatre Arts
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000067806720


Making the Scene Book Description :

Looks at the history of scene design throughout history, examining the evolving context, theory, and practice.

Theatrocracy

Theatrocracy


  • Author : Peter Meineck
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315466569


Theatrocracy Book Description :

Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a new approach to understanding how ancient drama operated in performance and became such an influential social, cultural, and political force, inspiring and being influenced by revolutionary developments in political engagement and citizen discourse. Key performative elements of Greek theatre are analyzed from the perspective of the cognitive sciences as embodied, live, enacted events, with new approaches to narrative, space, masks, movement, music, words, emotions, and empathy. This groundbreaking study combines research from the fields of the affective sciences - the study of human emotions - including cognitive theory, neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, psychiatry, and cognitive archaeology, with classical, theatre, and performance studies. This book revisits what Plato found so unsettling about drama - its ability to produce a theatrocracy, a "government" of spectators - and argues that this was not a negative but an essential element of Athenian theatre. It shows that Athenian drama provided a place of alterity where audiences were exposed to different viewpoints and radical perspectives. This perspective was, and is, vital in a freethinking democratic society where people are expected to vote on matters of state. In order to achieve this goal, the theatre offered a dissociative and absorbing experience that enhanced emotionality, deepened understanding, and promoted empathy. There was, and still is, an urgent imperative for theatre.

Acting in Musical Theatre

Acting in Musical Theatre


  • Author : Joe Deer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317911968


Acting in Musical Theatre Book Description :

Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: A brand new companion website for students and teachers, including Powerpoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and checklists for projects and exercises. Learning outcomes for each chapter to guide teachers and students through the book’s core ideas and lessons New style overviews for pop and jukebox musicals Extensive updated professional insights from field testing with students, young professionals, and industry showcases Full-colour production images, bringing each chapter to life Acting in Musical Theatre’s chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.

Plays for the Theatre

Plays for the Theatre


  • Author : Oscar Gross Brockett
  • Publisher : New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004991832


Plays for the Theatre Book Description :

Independent Theatre in Contemporary Europe

Independent Theatre in Contemporary Europe


  • Author : Manfred Brauneck
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839432433


Independent Theatre in Contemporary Europe Book Description :

Over the past 20 years European theatre underwent fundamental changes in terms of aesthetic focus, institutional structure and in its position in society. The impetus for these changes was provided by a new generation in the independent theatre scene. This book brings together studies on the state of independent theatre in different European countries, focusing on the fields of dance and performance, children and youth theatre, theatre and migration and post-migrant theatre. Additionally, it includes essays on experimental musical theatre and different cultural policies for independent theatre scenes in a range of European countries.

World Theatre

World Theatre


  • Author : E. J. Westlake
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317561835


World Theatre Book Description :

World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case studies and examples from each region, it helps the reader to understand the key issues surrounding world theatre scholarship and global, postcolonial, and transnational performance practices. An essential read for anyone seeking to learn more about world theatre, World Theatre: The Basics provides a clear, accessible roadmap for approaching non-Western theatre.

Changing Stages

Changing Stages


  • Author : Richard Eyre
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0747552541


Changing Stages Book Description :

An authoritative, spirited account of the history of twentieth century theatre by two of its most distinguished practitioners.