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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 Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2013-03-29
Download Book : 496 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2016-01-01
Download Book : 496 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781305990494


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Engage your students and get them excited about theatre with the Enhanced Tenth Edition of THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, International Edition. The combined authorship of an authoritative theatre historian and his former student—an active theatre practitioner and historian himself—makes this book ideal for an introductory theatre course. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia. With vibrant and numerous representations of current and classic performances, this text encourages students to become active theatergoers and fans.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Oscar Gross Brockett
Publisher :
Release Book : 2013-03-28
Download Book : 480 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1285080602


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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Oscar Gross Brockett
Publisher : New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Release Book : 1984
Download Book : 652 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher : Tobin Fdtn for Theatre Arts
Release Book : 2010-02-15
Download Book : 365 Pages
ISBN-10 : PSU:000067806720


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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. Educators will find the clear structure ideal for use with multiple courses and programs. Updates in this expanded and revised third edition include: A comprehensive revision of the book’s companion website into a fully online "Resource Guide" that includes abundant teaching materials and syllabi for a range of short- and long-form courses, PowerPoint slide decks and printable handouts for every chapter. Updated examples, illustrations, and exercises from more recent musical styles and productions such as Hamilton, Waitress, and Dear Evan Hansen. Revision of rehearsal and performance guidelines to help students and teachers at all levels thrive. Updated and expanded reading/listening/viewing lists for specific-subject areas, to guide readers through their own studies and enhance the classroom experience. New notes in the "The Profession" chapters to reflect the latest trends in casting, self-promotion, and audition practice. 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 Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Joe Deer
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2021-04-28
Download Book : 450 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781000290455


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Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a new approach to understanding how ancient drama operated in performance and became such an influential social, cultural, and political force, inspiring and being influenced by revolutionary developments in political engagement and citizen discourse. Key performative elements of Greek theatre are analyzed from the perspective of the cognitive sciences as embodied, live, enacted events, with new approaches to narrative, space, masks, movement, music, words, emotions, and empathy. This groundbreaking study combines research from the fields of the affective sciences - the study of human emotions - including cognitive theory, neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, psychiatry, and cognitive archaeology, with classical, theatre, and performance studies. This book revisits what Plato found so unsettling about drama - its ability to produce a theatrocracy, a "government" of spectators - and argues that this was not a negative but an essential element of Athenian theatre. It shows that Athenian drama provided a place of alterity where audiences were exposed to different viewpoints and radical perspectives. This perspective was, and is, vital in a freethinking democratic society where people are expected to vote on matters of state. In order to achieve this goal, the theatre offered a dissociative and absorbing experience that enhanced emotionality, deepened understanding, and promoted empathy. There was, and still is, an urgent imperative for theatre.

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Author Book : Peter Meineck
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Book : 2017-07-04
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781315466569


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This is the first book to explore the history of French theater in the nineteenth century through its special role as an organized popular entertainment. Traditionally regarded as an elite art form, in post-Revolutionary France the stage began to be seen as an industry like any other and the theater became one of the few areas of employment where women were in demand as much as men. In this lively account, Hemmings examines how the theater world flourished and evolved, and reveals such matters as the difficult life of the actress, salaries and contracts, and the profession of the playwright.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Frederic William John Hemmings
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 2006-12-14
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521035015


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Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a book for medical educators, practitioners, students and those in the allied health professions who wish to learn how the arts can contribute toward a more caring and empathic approach to medicine. Topical research and inspiring real-life accounts from international innovators in the field of humanistic medicine show how the creative arts in varied forms can contribute toward greater learning and understanding in medicine, as well as improved health and quality of life for patients and practitioners.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Cheryl L. McLean
Publisher : Brush Education
Release Book : 2014-01-24
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781550594546


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Creating Musical Theatre features interviews with the directors and choreographers that make up today's Broadway elite. From Susan Stroman and Kathleen Marshall to newcomers Andy Blankenbuehler and Christopher Gattelli, this book features twelve creative artists, mostly director/choreographers, many of whom have also crossed over into film and television, opera and ballet. To the researcher, this book will deliver specific information on how these artists work; for the performer, it will serve as insight into exactly what these artists are looking for in the audition process and the rehearsal environment; and for the director/choreographer, this book will serve as an inspiration detailing each artist's pursuit of his or her dream and the path to success, offering new insight and a deeper understanding of Broadway today. Creating Musical Theatre includes a foreword by four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara, one of the most elegant and talented leading ladies gracing the Broadway and concert stage today, as well as interviews with award-winning directors and choreographers, including: Rob Ashford (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying); Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies); Warren Carlyle (Follies); Christopher Gattelli (Newsies); Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes); Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde); Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon); Randy Skinner (White Christmas); Susan Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys); Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys); and Anthony Van Laast (Sister Act).

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Lyn Cramer
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Book : 2013-12-02
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781408184752