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An introduction to theater looks at its evolution since ancient times and focuses on creating a production, the role of the playwright, and forms of dramatic structure.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Marsh Cassady
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
Release: 2007
File: 355 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105122859429

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Provides a teacher's guide to accompany the introductory theater text.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Marsh Cassady
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
Release: 2007-03-01
File: 115 Pages
ISBN-13: 1566081408

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THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers briefer coverage of theatre history. Timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film help students understand how the living art of theatre relates to and influences today's screen entertainment. For flexibility in the way you teach, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. This Concise version contains 12 chapters, paring back historical coverage to one chapter on theatre's key movements (such as realism and absurdism) and then offers one chapter featuring musical theatre. THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW contains 17 chapters, including six chapters covering theatre history in Western and non-Western contexts, and concluding with a chapter on musical theatre. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: William Missouri Downs
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2012-01-01
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781111348311

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THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers comprehensive coverage of theatre history. The authors make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film to help students understand how the living art of theatre relates to and influences today's screen entertainment. For flexibility in the way you teach, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. This full version contains 17 chapters, six of which cover theatre history in both Western and non-Western contexts, and concludes with a chapter on The Musical. THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION features 12 chapters and a briefer treatment of theatre's history, and also features a chapter on The Musical. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: William Missouri Downs
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2012-01-01
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133713494

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THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers briefer coverage of theatre history. Timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film help students understand how the living art of theatre relates to and influences today’s screen entertainment. For flexibility in the way you teach, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. This Concise version contains 12 chapters, paring back historical coverage to one chapter on theatre’s key movements (such as realism and absurdism) and then offers one chapter featuring musical theatre. THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW contains 17 chapters, including six chapters covering theatre history in Western and non-Western contexts, and concluding with a chapter on musical theatre. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: William Downs
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133713487

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This book is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays—Macbeth, A Raisin in the Sun, Rent, and You Can’t Take It with You—this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then the four representative works are referred to throughout the book. This second edition also features revised and expanded chapters throughout, including on the technical aspects of theatre, the role of the audience and critic,and the diversity of theatre today.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2016-02-26
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442261099

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An introduction to theatre, which aims to show how theatre functions as a means to understanding human reality. This text explores how theatre artists work to develop a portrait of that reality, the media that they use in that portrayal, and the history of Eastern and Western theatre.

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Genre: Theater.
Author: Dennis J. Sporre
Publisher:
Release: 1993
File: 534 Pages
ISBN-13: 0130522910

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Genre: Art
Author: Allison Manville Metz
Publisher:
Release: 2016-07-28
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 1465296743

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Bringing the fascinating world of theatre to life, THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, 4th Edition, delivers comprehensive yet lively coverage of the history, cultural diversity, creativity, controversy, and even a typical day in the life of theatre -- packaged in seventeen stand-alone chapters that can be studied in any order. The text is packed with useful information that readers can apply to their own lives, including material on copyrights, the National Endowment for the Arts, censorship, and freedom of speech. The authors also make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the digital world of TV and film to help today's learners understand how the living stage is unique. In addition, the text explores the issues and controversies that have surrounded the theatre for thousands of years -- giving readers more to think about. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: William Missouri Downs
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016-10-05
File: 50 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781337517430

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Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars, critics, and dramaturgs. Appropriate for beginning theatre majors, minors, or nonmajors, Theatre: Its Art and Craft helps students understand how theatre happens, who makes it, and what they do. The sixth edition has been updated with new statistics, references, and photographs. It also features an extensively revised design section, which the authors have divided into two parts: one focused on the tactile elements of design (sets, costumes, props) and the second on the temporal elements (lights, sound, and new technologies).

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Stephen M. Archer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2010
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 074253913X

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