The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre
Author: Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball,John Fleming,Andrew Carlson
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1305411072
ISBN 13: 9781305411074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Theatre Book Review:

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
Author: Oscar Brockett,Robert J. Ball,John Fleming,Andrew Carlson
Publsiher: Nelson Education
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 1305411072
ISBN 13: 9781305411074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Theatre Book Review:

Whether you are a theatre major looking forward to a career in the arts or a non-major interested in an overview to increase your appreciation as an audience member, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, 11th Edition, provides an engaging, insightful, and informative resource that will enrich your theatre experience throughout your life. Written by highly respected teachers and 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 Eleventh Edition includes an all-new chapter devoted to musical theatre, new "Then and Now" boxes that link theatre history to present-day, and numerous new photos--including photos of actors you will quickly recognize from film and television.

The Essential Theatre Enhanced

The Essential Theatre  Enhanced
Author: Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-03-29
ISBN 10: 1285687515
ISBN 13: 9781285687513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Theatre Enhanced Book Review:

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 Gross Brockett,Robert J. Ball
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780495807971
ISBN 13: 0495807974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Theatre Book Review:

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.

Plays for the Theatre

Plays for the Theatre
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Publsiher: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004991832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plays for the Theatre Book Review:

Performance Identity and Immigration Law

Performance  Identity  and Immigration Law
Author: G. Guterman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 1137411007
ISBN 13: 9781137411006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Identity and Immigration Law Book Review:

How has contemporary American theatre presented so-called undocumented immigrants? Placing theatre artists and their work within a context of on-going debate, Guterman shows how theatre fills an essential role in a critical conversation by exploring the powerful ways in which legal labels affect and change us.

Page to Stage

Page to Stage
Author: Vincent Murphy
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 0472051873
ISBN 13: 9780472051878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Page to Stage Book Review:

A step-by-step guide for adapting literary works to the stage

The Theatre of Shelley

The Theatre of Shelley
Author: Jacqueline Mulhallen
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1906924309
ISBN 13: 9781906924300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theatre of Shelley Book Review:

Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D., Anglia Ruskin University).

Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre

Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre
Author: Christine Riley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN 10: 1350001775
ISBN 13: 9781350001770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre Book Review:

Musical theatre students and performers are frequently asked to learn musical material in a short space of time; sight-read pieces in auditions; collaborate with accompanists; and communicate musically with peers, directors, music directors and choreographers. Many of these students and performers will have had no formal musical training. This book offers a series of lessons in music fundamentals, including theory, sight-singing and aural tests, giving readers the necessary skills to navigate music and all that is demanded of them, without having had a formal music training. It focuses on the skills required of the musical theatre performer and draws on musical theatre repertoire in order to connect theory with practice. Throughout the book, each musical concept is laid out clearly and simply with helpful hints and reminders. The author takes the reader back to basics to ensure full understanding of each area. As the concepts begin to build on one another, the format and process is kept the same so that readers can see how different aspects interrelate. Through introducing theoretical ideas and putting each systematically into practice with sight-singing and ear-training, the students gain a much deeper and more integrated understanding of the material, and are able to retain it, using it in voice lessons, performance classes and their professional lives. The book is published alongside a companion website, which offers supporting material for the aural skills component and gives readers the opportunity to drill listening exercises individually and at their own pace. Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre allows aspirational performers - and even those who aren't enrolled on a course - to access the key components of music training that will be essential to their careers.

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography
Author: Tracy C. Davis,Peter W. Marx
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN 10: 1351271709
ISBN 13: 9781351271707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography sets the agenda for inclusive and wide-ranging approaches to writing history, embracing the diverse perspectives of the twenty-first century and Critical Media History. Written by an international team of authors whose expertise spans a multitude of historical periods and cultures, this collection of fascinating essays poses the central question: "what is specific to the historiography of the performative?" The study of theatre, in conjunction with the wider sphere of performance, involves an array of multi-faceted methods for collecting evidence, interpreting sources, and creating meaning. Reflecting on issues of recording — from early modern musical scores, through VHS-technology to latest digital procedures — and on what is missing from records or oblique in practices, the contributors convey how theatre and performance history is integral to social and cultural relations. This expertly curated collection repositions theatre and performance history and is essential reading for Theatre and Performance Studies students or those interested in social and cultural history more generally.

Theatrocracy

Theatrocracy
Author: Peter Meineck
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 1315466562
ISBN 13: 9781315466569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatrocracy Book Review:

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.

Drafting for the Theatre

Drafting for the Theatre
Author: Dennis Dorn,Mark Shanda
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN 10: 0809387735
ISBN 13: 9780809387731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drafting for the Theatre Book Review:

In this newly revised second edition, veteran stage designers and technical directors Dennis Dorn and Mark Shanda introduce industry-standard drafting and designing practices with step-by-step discussions, illustrations, worksheets, and problems to help students develop and refine drafting and other related skills needed for entertainment set production work. By incorporating the foundational principles of both hand- and computer-drafting approaches throughout the entire book, the authors illustrate how to create clear and detailed drawings that advance the production process. Early chapters focus on the basics of geometric constructions, orthographic techniques, soft-line sketching applications, lettering, and dimensioning. Later chapters discuss real-life applications of production drawing and ancillary skills such as time and material estimation and shop-drawing nomenclature. Two chapters detail a series of design and shop drawings required to mount a specific design project, providing a guided path through both phases of the design/construction process. Most chapters conclude with one or more worksheets or problems that provide readers with an opportunity to test their understanding of the material presented. The authors' discussion of universal CAD principles throughout the manuscript provides a valuable foundation that can be used in any computer-based design, regardless of the software. Dorn and Shanda treat the computer as another drawing tool, like the pencil or T-square, but one that can help a knowledgeable drafter potentially increase personal productivity and accuracy when compared to traditional hand-drafting techniques. Drafting for the Theatre, second edition assembles in one book all the principal types of drawings, techniques, and conventional wisdom necessary for the production of scenic drafting, design, and shop drawings. It is richly illustrated with numerous production examples and is fully indexed to assist students and technicians in finding important information. It is structured to support a college-level course in drafting, but will also serve as a handy reference for the working theatre professional.

Theatre of the Rule of Law

Theatre of the Rule of Law
Author: Stephen Humphreys
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 113949533X
ISBN 13: 9781139495332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre of the Rule of Law Book Review:

Theatre of the Rule of Law presents a sustained critique of global rule of law promotion - an expansive industry at the heart of international development, post-conflict reconstruction and security policy today. While successful in articulating and disseminating an effective global public policy, rule of law promotion has largely failed in its stated objectives of raising countries out of poverty and taming violent conflict. Furthermore, in its execution, this work deviates sharply from 'the rule of law' as commonly conceived. To explain this, Stephen Humphreys draws on the history of the rule of law as a concept, examples of legal export during colonial times, and a spectrum of contemporary interventions by development agencies and international organisations. Rule of law promotion is shown to be a kind of theatre, the staging of a morality tale about the good life, intended for edification and emulation, but blind to its own internal contradictions.

An Introduction to Technical Theatre

An Introduction to Technical Theatre
Author: Tal Sanders
Publsiher: Pacific University
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 9781945398872
ISBN 13: 1945398876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Technical Theatre Book Review:

"An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author's experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices. Introduction to Technical Theatre's accessible format is ideal for students at all levels, including those studying technical theatre as an elective part of their education. The text's modular format is also intended to assist teachers approach the subject at their own pace and structure, a necessity for those who may regularly rearrange their syllabi around productions and space scheduling" -- From publisher website.

Theories of the Theatre

Theories of the Theatre
Author: Marvin A. Carlson
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 553
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780801481543
ISBN 13: 0801481546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of the Theatre Book Review:

Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new concluding chapter that focuses on theoretical developments since 1980, emphasizing the impact of feminist theory.

Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-09-16
ISBN 10: 1349923303
ISBN 13: 9781349923304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Studies Book Review:

The Theater of the Bauhaus

The Theater of the Bauhaus
Author: Walter Gropius,Arthur S. Wensinger
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2014-11-15
ISBN 10: 0819575410
ISBN 13: 9780819575418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theater of the Bauhaus Book Review:

Few creative movements have been more influential than the Bauhaus, under the leadership of Walter Gropius. The art of the theater commanded special attention. The text in this volume is a loose collection of essays by Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Farkas Molnár (who in an illustrated essay shares his vision of a total theatre space), with an introduction by Bauhaus leader Walter Gropius. Originally published in German in 1924, Die Bühne im Bauhaus was translated by A. S. Wensinger and published by Wesleyan in 1961. It was prepared with the full cooperation of Walter Gropius and his introduction was written specially for this edition. From Bauhaus experiments there emerged a new aesthetic of stage design and presentation, a new concept of “total theater.” Its principles and practices, revolutionary in their time and far in advance of all but the most experimental stagecraft today, were largely the work of Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and their students. Profusely illustrated and startling in its typography (the work of Moholy-Nagy), the 1924 volume quickly became a collector’s item and is now virtually unobtainable. Those interested in the stage, the modern visual arts, or in the bold steps of the men of genius who broadened the horizons of aesthetic experience will appreciate that this translation is available again.

Between Theater and Anthropology

Between Theater and Anthropology
Author: Richard Schechner
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2010-08-03
ISBN 10: 0812200926
ISBN 13: 9780812200928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Theater and Anthropology Book Review:

In performances by Euro-Americans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, and Asians, Richard Schechner has examined carefully the details of performative behavior and has developed models of the performance process useful not only to persons in the arts but to anthropologists, play theorists, and others fascinated (but perhaps terrified) by the multichannel realities of the postmodern world. Schechner argues that in failing to see the structure of the whole theatrical process, anthropologists in particular have neglected close analogies between performance behavior and ritual. The way performances are created—in training, workshops, and rehearsals—is the key paradigm for social process.

Theatricality as Medium

Theatricality as Medium
Author: Samuel Weber
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 0823224171
ISBN 13: 9780823224173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatricality as Medium Book Review:

Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that it is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle calls the "mythos," or the "plot." This conception of theater has subordinated characteristics related to the theatrical medium, such as the process and place of staging, to the demands of a unified narrative. This readable, thought-provoking, and multidisciplinary study explores theatrical writings that question this aesthetical-generic conception and seek instead to work with the medium of theatricality itself. Beginning with Plato, Samuel Weber tracks the uneasy relationships among theater, ethics, and philosophy through Aristotle, the major Greek tragedians, Shakespeare, Kierkegaard, Kafka, Freud, Benjamin, Artaud, and many others who develop alternatives to dominant narrative-aesthetic assumptions about the theatrical medium. His readings also interrogate the relation of theatricality to the introduction of electronic media. The result is to show that, far from breaking with the characteristics of live staged performance, the new media intensify ambivalences about place and identity already at work in theater since the Greeks. Praise for Samuel Weber: “What kind of questioning is primarily after something other than an answer that can be measured . . . in cognitive terms? Those interested in the links between modern philosophy nd media culture will be impressed by the unusual intellectual clarity and depth with which Weber formulates the . . . questions that constiture the true challenge to cultural studies today. . . . one of our most important cultural critics and thinkers”—MLN

Theatrical Worlds

Theatrical Worlds
Author: Charlie Mitchell
Publsiher: Orange Groove Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05
ISBN 10: 9781616101664
ISBN 13: 1616101660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatrical Worlds Book Review:

"From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues form across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well." -- Open Textbook Library.