The Essential Theatre Enhanced

The Essential Theatre  Enhanced
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Author: Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781285687513
Release: 2013-03-29
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre
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Author: Oscar Gross Brockett,Robert J. Ball
Pages: 474
ISBN: UOM:39015057599675
Release: 2004
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

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The Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre
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Author: Oscar Gross Brockett,Robert J. Ball
Pages: 459
ISBN: 0495807974
Release: 2011
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 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.

Plays for the Theatre

Plays for the Theatre
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Author: Oscar Gross Brockett
Pages: 652
ISBN: UVA:X004991832
Release: 1984
Editor: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston

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Making the Scene

Making the Scene
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Author: Oscar G. Brockett,Margaret A. Mitchell,Linda Hardberger
Pages: 365
ISBN: PSU:000067806720
Release: 2010-02-15
Editor: Tobin Fdtn for Theatre Arts

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Looks at the history of scene design throughout history, examining the evolving context, theory, and practice.

Acting in Musical Theatre

Acting in Musical Theatre
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Author: Joe Deer,Rocco Dal Vera
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781000290455
Release: 2021-04-28
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Educators will find the clear structure ideal for use with multiple courses and programs. Updates in this expanded and revised third edition include: A comprehensive revision of the book’s companion website into a fully online "Resource Guide" that includes abundant teaching materials and syllabi for a range of short- and long-form courses, PowerPoint slide decks and printable handouts for every chapter. Updated examples, illustrations, and exercises from more recent musical styles and productions such as Hamilton, Waitress, and Dear Evan Hansen. Revision of rehearsal and performance guidelines to help students and teachers at all levels thrive. Updated and expanded reading/listening/viewing lists for specific-subject areas, to guide readers through their own studies and enhance the classroom experience. New notes in the "The Profession" chapters to reflect the latest trends in casting, self-promotion, and audition practice. Acting in Musical Theatre’s chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.

Theatrocracy

Theatrocracy
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Author: Peter Meineck
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781315466569
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a new approach to understanding how ancient drama operated in performance and became such an influential social, cultural, and political force, inspiring and being influenced by revolutionary developments in political engagement and citizen discourse. Key performative elements of Greek theatre are analyzed from the perspective of the cognitive sciences as embodied, live, enacted events, with new approaches to narrative, space, masks, movement, music, words, emotions, and empathy. This groundbreaking study combines research from the fields of the affective sciences - the study of human emotions - including cognitive theory, neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, psychiatry, and cognitive archaeology, with classical, theatre, and performance studies. This book revisits what Plato found so unsettling about drama - its ability to produce a theatrocracy, a "government" of spectators - and argues that this was not a negative but an essential element of Athenian theatre. It shows that Athenian drama provided a place of alterity where audiences were exposed to different viewpoints and radical perspectives. This perspective was, and is, vital in a freethinking democratic society where people are expected to vote on matters of state. In order to achieve this goal, the theatre offered a dissociative and absorbing experience that enhanced emotionality, deepened understanding, and promoted empathy. There was, and still is, an urgent imperative for theatre.

The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth Century France

The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth Century France
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Author: Frederic William John Hemmings
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0521035015
Release: 2006-12-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the first book to explore the history of French theater in the nineteenth century through its special role as an organized popular entertainment. Traditionally regarded as an elite art form, in post-Revolutionary France the stage began to be seen as an industry like any other and the theater became one of the few areas of employment where women were in demand as much as men. In this lively account, Hemmings examines how the theater world flourished and evolved, and reveals such matters as the difficult life of the actress, salaries and contracts, and the profession of the playwright.

Theories of the Theatre

Theories of the Theatre
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Author: Marvin A. Carlson
Pages: 553
ISBN: 0801481546
Release: 1993
Editor: Cornell University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new concluding chapter that focuses on theoretical developments since 1980, emphasizing the impact of feminist theory.

Creating Musical Theatre

Creating Musical Theatre
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Author: Lyn Cramer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781408184752
Release: 2013-12-02
Editor: A&C Black

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Creating Musical Theatre features interviews with the directors and choreographers that make up today's Broadway elite. From Susan Stroman and Kathleen Marshall to newcomers Andy Blankenbuehler and Christopher Gattelli, this book features twelve creative artists, mostly director/choreographers, many of whom have also crossed over into film and television, opera and ballet. To the researcher, this book will deliver specific information on how these artists work; for the performer, it will serve as insight into exactly what these artists are looking for in the audition process and the rehearsal environment; and for the director/choreographer, this book will serve as an inspiration detailing each artist's pursuit of his or her dream and the path to success, offering new insight and a deeper understanding of Broadway today. Creating Musical Theatre includes a foreword by four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara, one of the most elegant and talented leading ladies gracing the Broadway and concert stage today, as well as interviews with award-winning directors and choreographers, including: Rob Ashford (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying); Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies); Warren Carlyle (Follies); Christopher Gattelli (Newsies); Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes); Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde); Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon); Randy Skinner (White Christmas); Susan Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys); Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys); and Anthony Van Laast (Sister Act).

Discovering the Clown or The Funny Book of Good Acting

Discovering the Clown  or The Funny Book of Good Acting
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Author: Christopher Bayes
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781559368810
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Theatre Communications Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his introduction, Christopher Bayes describes the pursuit of the clown as the search for “the authentic, playful self and its unique relationship to the comic world.” An essential read for performers of all kinds, this text takes a deep dive into theater, physical expression, and the possibilities of the comic world.

Page to Stage

Page to Stage
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Author: Vincent Murphy
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780472051878
Release: 2013-01-10
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A step-by-step guide for adapting literary works to the stage

Utopia in Performance

Utopia in Performance
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Author: Jill Dolan
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780472025572
Release: 2010-02-05
Editor: University of Michigan Press

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"Jill Dolan is the theatre's most astute critic, and this new book is perhaps her most important. Utopia in Performance argues with eloquence and insight how theatre makes a difference, and in the process demonstrates that scholarship matters, too. It is a book that readers will cherish and hold close as a personal favorite, and that scholars will cite for years to come." ---David Román, University of Southern California What is it about performance that draws people to sit and listen attentively in a theater, hoping to be moved and provoked, challenged and comforted? In Utopia in Performance, Jill Dolan traces the sense of visceral, emotional, and social connection that we experience at such times, connections that allow us to feel for a moment not what a better world might look like, but what it might feel like, and how that hopeful utopic sentiment might become motivation for social change. She traces these "utopian performatives" in a range of performances, including the solo performances of feminist artists Holly Hughes, Deb Margolin, and Peggy Shaw; multicharacter solo performances by Lily Tomlin, Danny Hoch, and Anna Deavere Smith; the slam poetry event Def Poetry Jam; The Laramie Project; Blanket, a performance by postmodern choreographer Ann Carlson; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; and Deborah Warner's production of Medea starring Fiona Shaw. While the book richly captures moments of "feeling utopia" found within specific performances, it also celebrates the broad potential that performance has to provide a forum for being human together; for feeling love, hope, and commonality in particular and historical (rather than universal and transcendent) ways.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
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Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Pages: 285
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
Release: 1844
Editor: Unknown

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Acting Comedy

Acting Comedy
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Author: Christopher Olsen
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781317486657
Release: 2015-08-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Despite being roundly cited as much harder to perform than its dramatic counterpart, comic acting is traditionally seen as a performance genre that can’t be taught. At best it is often described as a skill that can only be learned "on the job" through years of practice, or given to a performer through natural talent. Acting Comedy is an effort to examine this idea more rigorously by looking at different aspects of the comic actor’s craft. Each chapter is written by an expert in a particular form—from actors and directors to teachers and standup comedians. Topics covered include: how performers work with audiences how comic texts can be enhanced through word and musical rhythm analysis how physical movements can generate comic moments and build character. This book is an invaluable resource for any performer focusing on the minute details of comic acting, even down to exactly how one delivers a joke on stage. Christopher Olsen’s unique collection of comic voices will prove essential reading for students and professionals alike.

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine
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Author: Cheryl L. McLean
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781550594546
Release: 2014-01-24
Editor: Brush Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a book for medical educators, practitioners, students and those in the allied health professions who wish to learn how the arts can contribute toward a more caring and empathic approach to medicine. Topical research and inspiring real-life accounts from international innovators in the field of humanistic medicine show how the creative arts in varied forms can contribute toward greater learning and understanding in medicine, as well as improved health and quality of life for patients and practitioners.

The Lynx and the Telescope

The Lynx and the Telescope
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Author: Paolo Galluzzi
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9789004342323
Release: 2017-11-02
Editor: BRILL

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Lynx and the Telescope challenges the traditional interpretation of a programmatic convergence between the visions of Galileo and Cesi’s Academy, while offering a new interpretation of the dynamics that led to the condemnation of Galileo in 1633.

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings
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Author: Y. Chartier,C. L Pessoa-Silva
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9789241547857
Release: 2009
Editor: World Health Organization

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This guideline defines ventilation and then natural ventilation. It explores the design requirements for natural ventilation in the context of infection control, describing the basic principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance for an effective natural ventilation system to control infection in health-care settings.

Experiencing Stanislavsky Today

Experiencing Stanislavsky Today
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Author: Stephanie Daventry French,Philip G. Bennett
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9781136519338
Release: 2016-02-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ‘truthful’ behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination, and active analysis are all introduced and explored. Each section of the book is accompanied by individual and group exercises, forming a full course of study in the foundations of modern acting. A glossary explains the key terms and concepts that are central to Stanislavsky’s thinking at a glance. The book’s companion website is full of downloadable worksheets and resources for teachers and students. Experiencing Stanislavsky Today is enhanced by contemporary findings in psychology, neuroscience, anatomy and physiology that illuminate the human processes important to actors, such as voice and speech, creativity, mind-body connection, the process and the production of emotions on cue. It is the definitive first step for anyone encountering Stanislavsky’s work, from acting students exploring his methods for the first time, to directors looking for effective rehearsal tools and teachers mapping out degree classes.

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 1

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 1
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Author: Haile T. Debas,Peter Donkor,Atul Gawande,Dean T. Jamison,Margaret E. Kruk,Charles N. Mock
Pages: 442
ISBN: 9781464803673
Release: 2015-03-23
Editor: World Bank Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Essential Surgery is part of a nine volume series for Disease Control Priorities which focuses on health interventions intended to reduce morbidity and mortality. The Essential Surgery volume focuses on four key aspects including global financial responsibility, emergency procedures, essential services organization and cost analysis.