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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: Cengage Learning
Release: 2016-01-01
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305411074

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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 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.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2011
File: 459 Pages
ISBN-13: 0495807974

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Genre: Theater
Author: Crispin Raymond
Publisher:
Release: 1999
File: 143 Pages
ISBN-13: UCBK:C070961078

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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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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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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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Theatre of the Book is an account of the entangled histories of print and the theatre in Europe between the Renaissance and the late nineteenth century: a history of European dramatic publication (providing comparative and historical perspective to the growing field of textual studies); anexamination of the creation of the modern notion of text and performance; and a comparative genealogy of ideas about theatrical and textual reception. It shows that, far from being marginal to Renaissance dramatists, the printing press had an essential role to play in the birth of the moderntheatre, crucially shaping the normative conception of 'theatre' as a distinct aesthetic medium and of drama as a distinct narrative form, helping to forge a theatricalist aesthetics in opposition to 'the book'. Treating playtexts, engravings, actor portraits, notation systems, and theatricalephemera at once as material objects and expressions of complex cultural formations, Theatre of the Book examines the European theatre's continual refashioning of itself in the world of print.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Julie Stone Peters
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 2003
File: 494 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199262160

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