The Essential Theatre Enhanced

Book Title : The Essential Theatre Enhanced
Author : Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2013-03-29
Pages : 496
ISBN : 9781285687513
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Essential Theatre Enhanced Summary : 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.

Book Title : The Essential Theatre Enhanced
Author : Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2013-03-29
Pages : 496
ISBN : 9781133307280
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Essential Theatre Enhanced Summary : 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.

đź“’The Essential Theatre by Oscar G. Brockett

Book Title : The Essential Theatre
Author : Oscar G. Brockett
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2016-01-01
Pages : 496
ISBN : 9781305411074
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Essential Theatre Summary : 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.

đź“’Making The Scene by Oscar Gross Brockett

Book Title : Making the Scene
Author : Oscar Gross Brockett
Publisher : Tobin Fdtn for Theatre Arts
Release Date : 2010-02-15
Pages : 365
ISBN : PSU:000067806720
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Making the Scene Summary : Theatrical scene design is one of the most beautiful, varied, and lively art forms. Yet there are relatively few books on the subject, and almost none for a general audience that combine expansive scholarship with lavish design. Making the Scene offers an unprecedented survey of the evolving context, theory, and practice of scene design from ancient Greek times to the present, coauthored by the world's best-known authority on the subject and enhanced by three hundred full-color illustrations. Individual chapters of the book focus on Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe (including liturgical drama, street pageants, festival outdoor drama, Spanish religious drama, and royal entries), the Italian Renaissance, eighteenth-century Europe, Classicism to Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, and contemporary scene design. Making the Scene's authors review everything from the effects of social status on theatre design to the sea changes between Classicism, Romanticism, and Naturalism and the influence of perspective-based thought. Particularly intriguing is their rediscovery of lost tricks and techniques, from the classical deus ex machina and special effects in coliseums to medieval roving stage wagons and the floating ships of the Renaissance to the computerized practices of today's theatres. Such ingenious techniques, interwoven with the sweeping beauty of scene design through the ages, combine with the keen scholarship of Oscar Brockett and Margaret Mitchell to create a book as involving as the art it showcases.

đź“’People Reading by Ernst G. Beier

Book Title : People reading
Author : Ernst G. Beier
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 1989-10-01
Pages : 228
ISBN : 9780812862638
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

People reading Summary : Demonstrates the ways in which individuals manipulate the behavior of others in a broad range of normal and dangerous social situations

Book Title : Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination
Author : Thomas A. Bogar
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2013-11-04
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781621571742
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination Summary : April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford’s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, “Burn the place down!” This is the untold story of Lincoln’s assassination: the forty-six stage hands, actors, and theater workers on hand for the bewildering events in the theater that night, and what each of them witnessed in the chaos-streaked hours before John Wilkes Booth was discovered to be the culprit. In Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination, historian Thomas A. Bogar delves into previously unpublished sources to tell the story of Lincoln’s assassination from behind the curtain, and the tale is shocking. Police rounded up and arrested dozens of innocent people, wasting time that allowed the real culprit to get further away. Some closely connected to John Wilkes Booth were not even questioned, while innocent witnesses were relentlessly pursued. Booth was more connected with the production than you might have known—learn how he knew each member of the cast and crew, which was a hotbed of secessionist resentment. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination also tells the story of what happened to each of these witnesses to history, after the investigation was over—how each one lived their lives after seeing one of America’s greatest presidents shot dead without warning. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination is an exquisitely detailed look at this famous event from an entirely new angle. It is must reading for anyone fascinated with the saga of Lincoln’s life and the Civil War era.

Book Title : Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys
Author : Ann N. Black
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2008-01
Pages : 190
ISBN : 9781591585350
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys Summary : Offers ten readers' theatre scripts along with information on the author and staging.

đź“’Theatrocracy by Peter Meineck

Book Title : Theatrocracy
Author : Peter Meineck
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2017-07-04
Pages :
ISBN : 9781315466569
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Theatrocracy Summary : 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.

Book Title : Notes on Directing
Author : Frank Hauser
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date : 2008-09-02
Pages : 160
ISBN : 9780802717085
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Notes on Directing Summary : An accessible edition of a classic guide to film and theater directing offers insight into the craft's unique challenges from managing personalities and anticipating problems to working with a script and the key elements of staging, in a primer that also features life lessons gleaned by the co-authors throughout their careers. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Book Title : The Early Modern Theatre of Cruelty and Its Doubles
Author : Amanda Di Ponio
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2018
Pages :
ISBN : 9783319922492
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Early Modern Theatre of Cruelty and Its Doubles Summary :