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Exploring Museum Theatre : American Association for State and Local History Books (Paperback) - Tessa Bridal

Exploring Museum Theatre

American Association for State and Local History Books (Paperback)

Paperback

Published: 28th October 2004
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Museum theatre can be one of the most effective and rewarding programs your institution ever undertakes, and it can be one of the most challenging! Some institutions shy away from theatre because it seems too foreign to their mission, while others take it on enthusiastically but with little understanding of its demands. In Exploring Museum Theatre Tessa Bridal, one of the leading experts in the field, helps bridge these gaps and leads you along the path to a successful museum theatre program. She covers the philosophical and historical background including how to find your style, developing your first program, costs and funding, working with actors, directors, and other professionals, technical issues, evaluations, promotion, presenting difficult issues, collaborations, and historic interpretation. Appendixes and a bibliography round out this excellent reference.

Tessa Bridal is considered by many museum administrators and theatre artists to be the country's leading authority regarding the use of theatre as an educational tool in museums. Ms. Bridal's professional reputation alone will be enough to convince those people to purchase this book. Having read the work, however, I can also testify with a great deal of enthusiasm that her discussions are both comprehensive and scholarly.--Larry Gard, Artistic Director, Carpenter Science Theatre Company of the Science Museum of Virginia

Preface, or Dramatic Prologuep. vii
What Is Museum Theatre?p. 1
A Brief Historyp. 11
The Interpretive Palettep. 19
Selecting, Writing, and Developing Your First Program: From Fact to Fictionp. 43
General Costs and How to Fund Themp. 65
There's an Actor in Our Collections!p. 75
Technical Requirements and Staffp. 93
Evaluations and Visitor Perspective Findingsp. 105
Selling the Ideap. 115
Promoting and Marketing Your Theatre Programp. 127
How Theatre Has Been Used to Present Difficult Issuesp. 131
Collaborations and Partnershipsp. 139
Historic Interpretationp. 149
Epilogue: The Future of Museum Theatrep. 159
Average Costs Incurred in Mounting Museum Theatre Productionsp. 163
Elements of a Treatmentp. 169
Contract for Servicesp. 173
Sample Position Description-Presenterp. 177
Sample Audition Formp. 181
Sample Position Description-Theatre/Presentations Coordinatorp. 183
Glossary of Commonly Used Theatre Termsp. 187
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 193
About the Authorp. 197
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ISBN: 9780759104136
ISBN-10: 0759104131
Series: American Association for State and Local History Books (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 28th October 2004
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.29  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.35