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The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies. by Christopher B. Balme (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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Providing thorough coverage of the methods and tools required in studying historical and contemporary theatre, this introduction examines the complexities of a rapidly changing and dynamic discipline. Following a cross-cultural perspective, the book surveys the ways theatre and performance are studied by looking initially at key elements such as performers, spectators and space. The central focus is on methodology, which is divided into sections covering theatre theory, historiography and textual and performance analysis. The book covers all the main theatrical genres - drama, opera and dance - providing students with a comparative, integrated perspective. Designed to guide students through the academic dimension of the discipline, the volume emphasizes questions of methodology, research techniques and approaches, and will therefore be relevant for a wide variety of theatre studies courses. Informative textboxes provide background on key topics, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter.

Synopsis:

Introduces the key elements and approaches in the study of theatre and performance, covering drama, music theatre and dance.

Synopsis:

Introducing the complexities of a rapidly changing and dynamic discipline, this book provides thorough coverage of the methods and tools required in the study of both historical and contemporary theatrical performances. Emphasizing all the main theatrical genres - drama, opera and dance - the volume provides students with a comparative, integrated perspective.

About the Author

Christopher Balme is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Munich.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: Theatre and theatre studies; Part I. Elements of Theatre: 1. Performers and actors; 2. Spectators and audiences; 3. Spaces and places; Part II. Subjects and Methods: 4. Theories of theatre 1: historical paradigms; 5 Theories of theatre 2: Systematic and critical approaches; 6. Theatre historiography; 7. Text and performance; 8. Performance analysis; 9. Music theatre; 10. Dance theatre; Part III. Theatre Studies Between Disciplines: 11. Applied theatre; 12. Theatre and media.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521672238
Author:
Balme, Christopher B., Professor
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Balme, Christopher B.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
General Drama
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w illus. 2 tables
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
8.80x5.90x.60 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Introducing the complexities of a rapidly changing and dynamic discipline, this book provides thorough coverage of the methods and tools required in the study of both historical and contemporary theatrical performances. Emphasizing all the main theatrical genres - drama, opera and dance - the volume provides students with a comparative, integrated perspective.
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