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The Tenth Edition of THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will inspire readers to become excited about theatre. The combined authorship of an authoritative theatre historian and his former student, an active theatre historian himself, provide an excellent understanding of the origins and development of the theatre--ideal for an introductory theatre course. In the 35 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. Now in a new full-color format with many representations of current and classic performances, this book will encourage readers to become active theatergoers and fans. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, 10e, works in tandem with its companion anthology, PLAYS FOR THEATRE, 10. The scripts in PLAYS serve as a foundation for discussion of the various types of theatrical experience explored in the book.

Book News Annotation:

Brockett (U. of Texas-Austin) and Ball (U. of the Incarnate Word) update again their now venerable textbook either for an introductory theater course or a theater appreciation course. They address basic issues and features related to the nature of theater, the role of audiences, varied criteria for judging performances, and dramatic structure and style; various experiences from theater's past and present; and the principles, practices, and procedures used to create theater today. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This text is a welcome and helpful resource whether you are a major looking forward to a career in the theatre, or a nonmajor interested in an overview to help you better appreciate theatre as an audience member. Written by highly respected theatre historians, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in colleges nationwide. Its vibrant treatment of theatre practice-past and present-range from the origins of theatre to postmodernism and performance art. Chapter after chapter, this book 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.

About the Author

Oscar G. Brockett will always have an international reputation as a theatre historian. A Distinguished Scholar honoree of the American Society of Theatre Research, he received career achievement awards from both the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. He was a recipient of the Robert Lewis Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Research. After receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University, he taught at several major American universities and at the University of Bristol in England. He has also served as President of the American Theatre Association, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, Editor of Theatre Journal, and on the editorial board of the "Asian Theatre Journal." He held the prestigious University of Texas Z.T. Scott Family Chair in Drama and was the Director of the Center for Dramatic and Performance Studies for several years. Dr. Brockett authored of many articles in leading journals and has written several books, including "History of the Theatre" and "The Essential Theatre." At the time of his passing, he was serving as a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Dean of the Fellows of the American Theatre. Robert J. Ball has ample experience as a successful teacher of Introduction to Theatre and Theatre Appreciation courses at a number of large and small universities, including Trinity University, the University of Texas, and Vanderbilt University. He is also a practicing actor and director with numerous professional credits in American regional theatres, as well as credits for national and international touring productions. Dr. Ball received his Ph.D. in theatre history and criticism from the University of Texas and is currently the Chair and Artistic Director of the Theatre Arts program at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Table of Contents

Part One: FOUNDATIONS. 1. The Nature of Theatre. 2. Performance, Audience, and Critic. 3. The Play. Part Two: VARIETIES OF THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE. 4. Festival Theatre: Greek, Roman, and Medieval Theatre Experiences. 5. Creating a Professional Theatre: Elizabethan England, Italian Commedia dell'Arte, and Seventeenth-Century France. 6. From Romanticism to Realism. 7. The Modernist Temperament: 1885-1940. 8. Reevaluation, Decentralization, and Subsidization. 9. Contemporary Theatre and Its Diversity. 10. Asian and African Theatre. Part Three: THEATRICAL PRODUCTION. 11. Theatrical Space and Production Design. 12. Playwriting and Dramaturgy. 13. Directing and Producing. 14. Acting. 15. Scenic Design. 16. Costume Design and Makeup. 17. Lighting and Sound Design. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495090373
Author:
Brockett, Oscar G.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Brockett, Oscar G.
Author:
Ball, J.
Author:
Ball, Robert J.
Author:
Brockett, Oscar G.(Oscar G. Brockett)
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
History
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Theater -- History.
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
9
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10.02x8.04x.58 in. 1.82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This text is a welcome and helpful resource whether you are a major looking forward to a career in the theatre, or a nonmajor interested in an overview to help you better appreciate theatre as an audience member. Written by highly respected theatre historians, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE has established a reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in colleges nationwide. Its vibrant treatment of theatre practice-past and present-range from the origins of theatre to postmodernism and performance art. Chapter after chapter, this book 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.
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