The Essential Theatre

The Essential 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.

Author: Oscar G. Brockett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305411072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Essential Theatre Enhanced

The Essential Theatre  Enhanced

Although The Essential Theatre was first published in 1976, it began as an abridged version of another book, The Theatre: An Introduction, which first appeared in 1964. The Essential Theatre has since taken on an identity of its own and ...

Author: Oscar G. Brockett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285687513

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre

in the thirty - five years since it was first published , The Essential Theatre has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive , authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia . The seventh edition continues this rich ...

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015054276350

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

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This introductory text acquaints students with the theatre-its artistic and social functions, its development, and how each of the theatre arts functions as a unit. In the thirty-five years since it was first published, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE works in tandem with its companion anthology, PLAYS FOR THE THEATRE (7/e), edited by Oscar G. Brockett with Robert Ball. The scripts in PLAYS serve as the foundation for discussion of the various types of theatrical experience explored in THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre

A textbook for either an introductory course for theater majors, or a course on theater appreciation for non majors. Undergraduate level. Latest edition, 1988; first published 1976. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: UOM:39015002568999

Category: Drama

Page: 416

View: 402

A textbook for either an introductory course for theater majors, or a course on theater appreciation for non majors. Undergraduate level. Latest edition, 1988; first published 1976. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Drama

The Essential Theatre Enhanced

The Essential Theatre  Enhanced

Written by highly respected theatre historians, the text has earned its reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre.

Author: Oscar G. Brockett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133307280

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 624

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Why the Theatre

Why the Theatre

... infects the minds of its audience with a desire to emulate the worst behaviors of dramatic characters.5 In the 1930s, fed up with the facile boulevard drama of his day, Artaud likened the “essentialtheatre he craved to the plague.

Author: Sidney Homan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000316469

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Why the Theatre is a collection of 26 personal essays by college teachers, actors, directors, and playwrights about the magnetic pull of the theatre and its changing place in society. The book is divided into four parts, examining the creative role of the audience, the life of the actor, director, and playwright in performance, ways the theatre moves beyond the playhouse and into the real world, and theories and thoughts on what the theatre can do when given form onstage. Based on concrete, highly personal examples, experiences, and memories, this collection offers unique perspectives on the meaning of the theatre and the beauty of weaving the world of the play into the fabric of our lives. Covering a range of practices and plays, from the Greeks to Japanese Butoh theatre, from Shakespeare to modern experiments, this book is written by and for the theatre instructor and theatre appreciation student.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Theatre of Truth

The Theatre of Truth

Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (John Willett, Trans.). New York: Hill and Wang. Brockett, Oscar G. (1992). The Essential Theatre (Fifth Edition). Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers. Brook, Peter (1968).

Author: Eberhard Scheiffele

Publisher: Eberhard Scheiffele

ISBN: 9781434837431

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1995ABSTRACT: Jacob Moreno, MD (1889-1974) is known today as the founder of psychodrama, which he defined as "the science which explores the 'truth' by dramatic methods." This dissertation investigates Moreno primarily as a theatre artist. It starts with a philosophical analysis of the concepts of acting, improvisation and spontaneity and then consolidates the elements of Moreno's theory of the nature and function of theatre, which are dispersed throughout his writings and have never been thoroughly collected in one place. It also examines how Moreno discovered the healing power of drama while he directed his Theatre of Spontaneity in Vienna 1920s and in New York 1930s. The appendix contains Moreno's earliest theatrical text, The Godhead as Comedian, translated for the first time in its entirety from the 1919 German edition. (325 pages, including 19 p. of German and English references, chronology) www.scheiffele.com
Categories: Drama

Holy Terrors

Holy Terrors

Theater, Theory, Postmodernism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. Capó Sobral, Suzi. ''The Essential Theatre of Denise Stoklos.'' Denise Stoklos: The Essential Theatre. São Paulo: Denise Stoklos Produções Artísticas, 1992.

Author: Diana Taylor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822385325

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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Holy Terrors presents exemplary original work by fourteen of Latin America’s foremost contemporary women theatre and performance artists. Many of the pieces—including one-act plays, manifestos, and lyrics—appear in English for the first time. From Griselda Gambaro, Argentina's most widely recognized playwright, to such renowned performers as Brazil's Denise Stoklos and Mexico’s Jesusa Rodríguez, these women are involved in some of Latin America's most important aesthetic and political movements. Of varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, they come from across Latin America—Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Peru, and Cuba. This volume is generously illustrated with over seventy images. A number of the performance pieces are complemented by essays providing context and analysis. The performance pieces in Holy Terrors are powerful testimonies to the artists' political and personal struggles. These women confront patriarchy, racism, and repressive government regimes and challenge brutality and corruption through a variety of artistic genres. Several have formed theatre collectives—among them FOMMA (a Mayan women’s theatre company in Chiapas) and El Teatro de la máscara in Colombia. Some draw from cabaret and ‘frivolous’ theatre traditions to create intense and humorous performances that challenge church and state. Engaging in self-mutilation and abandoning traditional dress, others use their bodies as the platforms on which to stage their defiant critiques of injustice. Holy Terrors is a unique English-language presentation of some of Latin America's fiercest, most provocative art. Contributors Sabina Berman Tania Bruguera Petrona de la Cruz Cruz Diamela Eltit Griselda Gambaro Astrid Hadad Teresa Hernández Rosa Luisa Márquez Teresa Ralli Diana Raznovich Jesusa Rodríguez Denise Stoklos Katia Tirado Ema Villanueva
Categories: Social Science

Writer s Market 2020

Writer s Market 2020

THEATRE playwriting Award The Essential Theatre, The Essential Theatre, 1414 Foxhall Lane, #10, Atlanta GA 30316. (404)212-0815. E-mail:pmhardygaol.com. Website:www.essentialtheatre.com. Contact: Peter Hardy.

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593188194

Category: Reference

Page: 898

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The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2020 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents—as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index! You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • How to land a six-figure book deal
Categories: Reference