This is a readable, workable text that deals with everything about theatre and the artists who make theatre possible. Styles of drama, staging, production, directing and acting, along with all backstage functions are defined in detail. Theatre history and the business of theatre are covered fully for the use of both students and instructors. At the end of each chapter is a summary and questions for in-class discussion. This theatre text has been classroom tested and updated to be fully adaptable to any teaching requirement.
PART I: THEATRE, DRAMA AND PLACE -- What Are Theatre and Drama?; Dramatic Structure; Dramatic Style and Genre; Architecture and Space. PART II: THE PRODUCTION -- The Playwright; The Actor; The Director; The Designers and Supporting Artists; The Business Side of Theatre; The Audience and the Critic. PART III: THEATRE HISTORY -- Theatre's Beginnings; Medieval Theatre; Renaissance Theatre; Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Theatre; Nineteenth and Twenty-First Century Theatre. Glossary.
Number Of Pages: 353
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Christian Publishers LLC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.0 x 21.5
Weight (kg): 0.5