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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2013-03-29
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285687513

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305990494

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2000
File: 492 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015054276350

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2013-03-29
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133307280

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Joe Deer
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-01-10
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136246708

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Joe Deer
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-09-07
File: 396 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317911968

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Genre: Drama
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Release: 1984
File: 652 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X004991832

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jane Collins
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2012-10-02
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136344527

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

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher: Tobin Fdtn for Theatre Arts
Release: 2010-02-15
File: 365 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000067806720

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New insight into the theatrical use of sound in avant-garde and postdramatic performance.

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Genre: Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Author: Mladen Ovadija
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release: 2016-03-31
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780773545885

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