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: 532

View: 274

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 comprehensive survey of the theatre that explores the origins of theatre through postmodernism and performance art. From publisher description.

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0495908932

Category: Drama

Page: 459

View: 501

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, International Edition 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.
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: 589

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

Holy Terrors

Holy Terrors

DENISE STOKLOS Publications The Essential Theatre. São Paolo, Brazil: Denise Stoklos Produçoes Artísticas, 1992. ''Excerpts from Essential Theatre.'' Ed. and trans. Diana Taylor. Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 11.2 ...

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