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Theatre Studies.

Author: Robert Leach
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Basics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Further reading; 4. Theatre and History; The necessity of history; Historical evidence; Drama and society; Summary; Further reading; 5. Acting; A body in space; The paradox of acting; Realism in acting; Creativity and tradition; Alienation; Acting in the holy theatre; The mastery of movement; Speaking a text; Summary; Further reading; 6. Directing; Historical; The great directors; The contemporary director; First
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leach, Robert.
Theatre Studies: The Basics.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Leach
ISBN: 9781135021061 1135021066
OCLC Number: 854976323
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of boxes; Preface; 1. Performance; Playing; Performance, performative, performativity; Performing identity; All the world's a stage; Reading performance; Theatre and performance; Summary; Further reading; 2. Thetext; Text and texts; Playwrights and writers of plays; The play text; Dramatic structures; Devising; Summary; Further reading; 3. Dramatic Form; Tragedy; Comedy; Tragicomedy; Epic; Documentary and agitprop; Farce; Melodrama; The well-made play; Dramatic form deconstructed; Digital performance; Postdramatic theatre. LX --
stage lightingRunning the show; Theatre beyond theatre; Summary; Further reading; 8. The Audience; The drama's patrons; The horizon of expectation; The theatrical event; Conventions; Audience and performance; Summary; Further reading; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Basics.

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Further reading; 4. Theatre and History; The necessity of history; Historical evidence; Drama and society; Summary; Further reading; 5. Acting; A body in space; The paradox of acting; Realism in acting; Creativity and tradition; Alienation; Acting in the holy theatre; The mastery of movement; Speaking a text; Summary; Further reading; 6. Directing; Historical; The great directors; The contemporary director; First tasks; Before rehearsals; Rehearsals; The last lap; Summary; Further reading; 7. Scenography; Theatre architecture; Design and scenography; Stage design; On stage.

Now in a second edition, Theatre Studies: The Basics is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre - from acting to audience - are woven together throughout to provide an integrated introduction to the study of drama, theatre and performance. Topics covered include: dramatic genres, from tragedy to political documentary theories of performance the history of the theatre in the West acting, directing and scenography <P.

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