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THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, 4th Edition, brings the fascinating world of theatre to life with lively coverage of the history, cultural diversity, creativity, controversy -- and even a typical day in the life -- of theatre. As the authors wrote each chapter, they asked themselves how the subject applies to students' lives. The result is a text packed with practical information you can use in everyday life, including insight on censorship, freedom of speech, copyrights, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more. Timely connections drawn between theatre and TV and film help you see how the living stage is unique, and the optional MindTap® digital learning solution provides a variety of online study tools to help you ensure your success in the course.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: William Missouri Downs
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016-10-05
File: 50 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305954700

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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: Cengage Learning
Release: 2012-01-01
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781111348311

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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: 9781133713487

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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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Death, The One and the Art of Theatre is the latest collection of Barkers distinctive and revelatory philosophical musings on theatre. It is a stunning array of speculations, deductions, prose poems and poetic aper¿ that casts a unique and unflinching light on the nature of tragedy, eroticism, love and theatre. Exploring the juncture between aesthetics and metaphysics, the book looks at the human experience of love and death as life at its most intrinsically theatrical. Howard Barker is an internationally renowned playwright whose works are regularly produced throughout Europe and the US. He is widely known for his controversial explorations into contemporary tragedy and his anti-Brechtian focus on the irrational and the catastrophic. He is often credited as a major influence on the generation of playwrights that includes Sarah Kane. Death, The One and the Art of the Theatre is a profoundly unsettling and inspiring piece of writing and extends the challenge to orthodox morality that Barker first presented in Arguments for a Theatre, a challenge he describes as men and womens secret longing for the incomprehensible nature of pain.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Howard Barker
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2005
File: 105 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415349869

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Genre: Theater
Author: Edward Gordon Craig
Publisher:
Release: 1929
File: 295 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015005360378

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What is the difference between the living stage and the silver screen? How can theatre play a part in our lives? EXPERIENCING THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION uses popular screen entertainments as a touchstone to begin exploring the unique art of theatre. It challenges students to interpret, criticize, and appreciate the various roles theatre plays in society through positive comparison to TV and film. From theatre's ritual origins to modern musicals, from the controversies surrounding the NEA to the applicability of acting lessons in everyday life, this book is an important first step toward a deeper awareness of theatre's continuing and contemporary significance. Featuring strong coverage of current events in theatre, the reviewer-praised anecdotal narrative makes this book fun to read and one that students will want to keep long after the course is over. EXPERIENCING THE ART OF THEATRE is a briefer version of the book THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, which contains expanded theatre history chapters.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: William Missouri Downs
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2006-01
File: 399 Pages
ISBN-13: 0495001805

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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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Genre: Music
Author: Patrick Carnegy
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2006
File: 461 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300106955

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Documentation of important development in British theatre history.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Murray Melvin
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
Release: 2006
File: 140 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106018960770

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