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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
What is Theatre? : An Introduction and Exploration.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9781136083907 1136083901 0240802322 9780240802329|
|Description:||1 online resource (265 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; What Is Theatre? An Introduction and Exploration; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: What Is Theatre?; 1. The Power of the Theatre; Theatre Creates a Social Occasion; Theatre Holds a Mirror Up to Nature; Theatre Provides a Progressive Experience; Theatre Can Make Use of Words; Theatre Is Fantastic; 2. Plays; What Is a Play?; Varieties of Plays; Defining Drama by Type; Defining Elements of Plays; New Genres; The Making of Plays: Recent Developments; The Quality of Play: A Question of Style; 3. Theatres; Different Kinds of Theatres. Spaces for PlaysSize; Equipment; Front of House; Backstage; 4. Audiences; Who Is in an Audience?; Attracting Audiences; Public Relations; Serving the Public; 5. Actors and Acting; What Is an Actor?; The Actor as Instrument; Different Styles of Acting; 6. Stage Design; What Is Stage Design?; Varieties of Stage Design; Processes of Stage Design; 7. Production; Producers and Artistic Directors; The Production Team; Directors at Work; Two Styles of Directing; The Director as ""Author"" of a Production; Rehearsals; 8. Thinking about Theatre; Criticism and Study; Film and Television. Training for TheatreTheatre and the Future; Suggestions for Further Reading; II: Theatre Making; 1. Dramatists and Plays; The Making of a Play, by Roberta Uno; Fine-tuning a Play, by James Earl Jones; 2. Actors and Performances; Toward Performance: Konstantin Stanislavsky, Bertolt Brecht, Otis Skinner, Ralph Richardson, and Alan Schneider; Acting, by David Mamet; 3. Directors and Production; Exploratory Direction: Brecht at Rehearsal, by Carl Weber; Director as Innovator and Author: Grotowski's Laboratory Theatre, by Eugenio Barba. From ""Terror, Disorientation and Difficulty, "" by Anne BogartA Director and a Text, by Simi Horwitz; 4. Scenography: Stages and Audiences; The Magic of Theatre Design, by Richard Pilbrow; The Ideas of Adolphe Appia, by Lee Simonson; Scenery that ""Is in Many Places at Once, "" by Richard Foreman; Sound Design: ""American Theatre Gets Wired, "" by John Istel; 5. Administrators and Finance; 111 Winds, by Peter Zeisler; Background: Seattle Repertory Theatre; Education and Outreach and Special Events Programs at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1992-1993. 6. The Public: An Audience Survey for Studio Arena Theatre, BuffaloManagement Summary; Summary Observations and Conclusions; Glossary; Index.|
|Responsibility:||John Russell Brown.|