Another Opening, Another Show: An Introduction to the Theatre

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December 14, 2004


Mixed media product, 360 pages


0072562609 / 9780072562606


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Designed for non-majors, this introductory text is a practical guide to theatre--what it is and how to enjoy it. Its survey of the theatre landscape is enlivened by behind-the-scenes stories from the two authors--one an actor/director and the other a costume designer. Exercises at the ends of chapters (unique to this text) prompt students to reflect on their own experiences with theatre.

Table of contents

ACT 1 Understanding and Evaluating Theatre CHAPTER 1 • What Is Theatre? CHAPTER 2 • Aristotle's Guide to Pleasure CHAPTER 3 • Dramatic Genres CHAPTER 4 • Theatrical Styles CHAPTER 5 • Writing about Theatre ACT 2 The Creative Process CHAPTER 6 • The Playwright's Story CHAPTER 7 • Actors and Characters CHAPTER 8 • The Director's Impact CHAPTER 9 • The Designers' Vision CHAPTER 10 • Putting It Together ACT 3 The Audience Joins In CHAPTER 11 • Finding Theatre and Getting Tickets CHAPTER 12 • Take Your Seats, Please CHAPTER 13 • The Curtain Rises CHAPTER 14 • Backstage Revealed ACT 4 Theatre History CHAPTER 15 • Theatre History ACT 5 Theatre in America Today CHAPTER 16 • Show Biz Is Big Biz CHAPTER 17 • Musical Theatre CURTAIN CALL GLOSSARY CREDITS INDEX

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