The Theatre Experience

The Theatre Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0073514276
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The thirteenth edition of The Theatre Experience is students' ticket to the best seat in the house. From Broadway to makeshift theater spaces around the world, the author demonstrates the active and lively role they play as audience members by engaging them in the collaborative and creative processes behind and in front of the curtain. Wilson introduces students to the roles of the performers, directors, producers and designers, while emphasizing the insights they as audience members bring to any production. The thirteenth edition better accommodates today's teaching schedules, as well as improves accessibility for students by concise insight and up-to-date vibrant production visuals. Students join the creative process with The Theatre Experience, and rehearse for their role as life-long audience members.

The Theatre Experience

The Theatre Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0073382191
Release: 2010-09-10
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The re-imagined twelfth edition of The Theatre Experience is students' ticket to the best seat in the house. From Broadway to makeshift theater spaces around the world, the author demonstrates the active and lively role they play as audience members by engaging them in the collaborative and creative processes behind and in front of the curtain. Wilson introduces students to the roles of the performers, directors, producers and designers, while emphasizing the insights they as audience members bring to any production. Recast as fifteen chapters, the twelfth edition better accommodates today's teaching schedules, as well as improves accessibility for students by concise insight and up-to-date vibrant production visuals. Students join the creative process with The Theatre Experience, and rehearse for their role as life-long audience members.

ISE The Theatre Experience

ISE The Theatre Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 126056651X
Release: 2019-03-29
Editor: Unknown

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The Theatre Experience

The Theatre Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0073382140
Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ideal theatre appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, The Theatre Experience encourages students to be active theatre-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production. By addressing the importance of the audience, Wilson brings the art of performance to life for students who may have little experience with the medium. Two new chapters and added Global Cross-Currents boxes throughout greatly expand the text's coverage of global theatre, while revised coverage of theatrical design and production exposes students to the latest processes, techniques, and technologies in the field. Along with an extended box program and dynamic new photos, these elements combine to provide an engaging, current, and comprehensive introduction to the world of theatre.

The Theatre Experience

The Theatre Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1260056074
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown

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Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience

Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience
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Author: Rose Biggin
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9783319620398
Release: 2017-09-06
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is the first full-length monograph to focus on Punchdrunk, the internationally-renowned theatre company known for its pioneering approach to immersive theatre. With its promises of empowerment, freedom and experiential joy, immersive theatre continues to gain popularity - this study brings necessary critical analysis to this rapidly developing field. What exactly do we mean by audience “immersion”? How might immersion in a Punchdrunk production be described, theorised, situated or politicised? What is valued in immersive experience - and are these values explicit or implied? Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience draws on rehearsals, performances and archival access to Punchdrunk, providing new critical perspectives from cognitive studies, philosophical aesthetics, narrative theory and computer games. Its discussion of immersion is structured around three themes: interactivity and game; story and narrative; environment and space. Providing a rigorous theoretical toolkit to think further about the form’s capabilities, and offering a unique set of approaches, this book will be of significance to scholars, students, artists and spectators.

The Theater Experience

The Theater Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 475
ISBN: 0070706859
Release: 1994
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ideal theater appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, "The Theater Experience" encourages students to be active theater-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production. By addressing the importance of the audience, Wilson brings the art of performance to life for students who may have little experience with the medium. .

Real Theatre

Real Theatre
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Author: Paul Rae
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781107186590
Release: 2018-12-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Draws on musicals, plays and experimental performances to show what theatre is made of and how we experience it.

Loose Leaf for The Theatre Experience

Loose Leaf for The Theatre Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1260493407
Release: 2019-01-18
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Theatre Experience prepares students to be well-informed, well-prepared theatre audience members. With an audience-centered narrative that engages today's students, a vivid photo program that brings concepts to life, and features that teach and encourage a variety of skill sets, students master core concepts and learn to think critically about the theatre and the world around them. As a result, students are better prepared for class, and better prepared for theatre going.

The Legacy of Opera

The Legacy of Opera
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Author: Dominic Symonds,Pamela Karantonis
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9789401209502
Release: 2013
Editor: Rodopi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Legacy of Opera: Reading Music Theatre as Experience and Performance is the first volume in a series of books compiled by the Music Theatre Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. The series explores the widening of the meaning of the term “music theatre” to reflect new ways of thinking about this creative practice beyond the genres circumscribed by discourses of theatre studies and musicology. Specifically it interrogates the experience of music theatre and its performance energies for contemporary audiences who engage with the emergence of new expressive idioms, new performative paradigms, new technologies and new ways of thinking. The Legacy of Opera considers some of the ways in which opera’s influence has informed our understanding of and approach to the musical stage, from the multiple perspectives of the ideological, historical, corporeal and artistic. With contributions from international scholars in music theatre, its chapters explore both canonic and experimental examples of music theatre, spanning a period from the seventeenth century to the present day.

The Theater Experience

The Theater Experience
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Author: Edwin Wilson
Pages: 504
ISBN: 0070706832
Release: 1991
Editor: McGraw-Hill College

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ideal theater appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, "The Theater Experience" encourages students to be active theater-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production. By addressing the importance of the audience, Wilson brings the art of performance to life for students who may have little experience with the medium. .

The Theatre of the Dream

The Theatre of the Dream
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Author: Salomon Resnik
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781134609819
Release: 2005-11-08
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Theatre of the Dream is a profound study of our dream world and its place in everyday life. The author grounds his ideas in Freud and psychoanalysis authors such as Klein, Bion, Rosenfeld and Matte Blanco, but also draws on the approach to dream phenomena in the work of philosophers, artists and poets. He argues that dreams are indeed, as the ancients held, messages. The dream is a theatrical re-recreation of certain unconscious experiences, which are both subjective and objective at the same time. It expresses not only desire but a complex working over of a problematic situation that is not quite resolved. In waking the dream is a new elaboration of everyday experience and one which creates the seeds of oracular awareness. Resnik develops his thesis with ample and enlightening examples of dreams and their significance from his own patients. The author's achievement is a new psychoanalytic reading of dreams one which does justice to Freud's momentous discovery but which broadens it and places it within the wider context of subsequent developments in psychoanalysis, semiotics and social and cultural anthropology. The book will be of great value to the professional psychotherapist or psychoanalyst as well as to students of literature, the arts and linguistics and the wider public interested in the ongoing relationship between dream reality and what is commonly called external reality. As has been remarked, each era can be defined on the basis of relations between dream and life.

The Reasonable Audience

The Reasonable Audience
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Author: Kirsty Sedgman
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9783319991665
Release: 2018-11-02
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Audiences are not what they used to be. Munching crisps or snapping selfies, chatting loudly or charging phones onstage – bad behaviour in theatre is apparently on the rise. And lately some spectators have begun to fight back... The Reasonable Audience explores the recent trend of ‘theatre etiquette’: an audience-led crusade to bring ‘manners and respect’ back to the auditorium. This comes at a time when, around the world, arts institutions are working to balance the traditional pleasures of receptive quietness with the need to foster more inclusive experiences. Through investigating the rhetorics of morality underpinning both sides of the argument, this book examines how models of 'good' and 'bad' spectatorship are constructed and legitimised. Is theatre etiquette actually snobbish? Are audiences really more selfish? Who gets to decide what counts as ‘reasonable’ within public space?Using theatre etiquette to explore wider issues of social participation, cultural exclusion, and the politics of identity, Kirsty Sedgman asks what it means to police the behaviour of others.

Practical Operating Theatre Management

Practical Operating Theatre Management
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Author: Jaideep J. Pandit
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781316646830
Release: 2018-11-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A practical manual that focuses on theatre efficiency and time measurement, providing scheduling toolkits and problem solving approaches.

Gendering Counterinsurgency

Gendering Counterinsurgency
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Author: Synne L. Dyvik
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781317438403
Release: 2016-12-08
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book analyses the various ways counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is gendered. The book examines the US led war in Afghanistan from 2001 onwards, including the invasion, the population-centric counterinsurgency operations and the efforts to train a new Afghan military charged with securing the country when the US and NATO withdrew their combat forces in 2014. Through an analysis of key counterinsurgency texts and military memoirs, the book explores how gender and counterinsurgency are co-constitutive in numerous ways. It discusses the multiple military masculinities that counterinsurgency relies on, the discourse of ‘cultural sensitivity’, and the deployment of Female Engagement Teams (FETs). Gendering Counterinsurgency demonstrates how population-centric counterinsurgency doctrine and practice can be captured within a gendered dynamic of ‘killing and caring’ – reliant on physical violence, albeit mediated through ‘armed social work’. This simultaneously contradictory and complementary dynamic cannot be understood without recognising how the legitimation and the practice of this war relied on multiple gendered embodied performances of masculinities and femininities. Developing the concept of ‘embodied performativity’ this book shows how the clues to understanding counterinsurgency, as well as gendering war more broadly are found in war’s everyday gendered manifestations. This book will be of much interest to students of counterinsurgency warfare, gender politics, governmentality, biopolitics, critical war studies, and critical security studies in general.

Theatre and Politics

Theatre and Politics
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Author: Joe Kelleher
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780230364660
Release: 2009-06-02
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What happens to politics when it takes the form of theatre? How has theatre both exploited and undermined politics both in society and on the stage? Theatre& Politics explores the complex relationship between theatre and politics, questioning some of the assumptions that often arise when they are brought together. Challenging ideas about 'entertainment' and 'communication', the book draws on a broad range of key writing from Plato to Rancière, and theatrical examples from Shakespeare and his adaptors through Peter Handke to debbie tucker green.

The Immediate Experience

The Immediate Experience
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Author: Robert Warshow,Stanley Cavell
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0674007263
Release: 2001
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This collection of essays, which originally appeared as a book in 1962, is virtually the complete works of an editor of Commentary magazine who died, at age 37, in 1955. Long before the rise of Cultural Studies as an academic pursuit, in the pages of the best literary magazines of the day, Robert Warshow wrote analyses of the folklore of modern life that were as sensitive and penetrating as the writings of James Agee, George Orwell, and Walter Benjamin. Some of these essays--notably "The Westerner," "The Gangster as Tragic Hero," and the pieces on the New Yorker, Mad Magazine, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and the Rosenberg letters--are classics, once frequently anthologized but now hard to find. Along with a new preface by Stanley Cavell, The Immediate Experience includes several essays not previously published in the book--on Kafka and Hemingway--as well as Warshow's side of an exchange with Irving Howe.

Theatre Craft

Theatre Craft
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Author: John Caird
Pages: 816
ISBN: 9780571305117
Release: 2013-03-21
Editor: Faber & Faber

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Theatre Craft is an all-encompassing, practical guide for anyone working in the theatre, from the enthusiastic amateur to the committed professional. With entries arranged alphabetically, Theatre Craft offers advice on all areas of directing, from Acting, Adaptation, and Accent to Sound Effects, Superstition, Trap Doors and Wardrobe. Enlightening and entertaining by turns, the celebrated director John Caird shares his profound knowledge of the stage to provide an invaluable companion to anyone creating a play, musical or opera. Whatever the theatre space - the backroom of a bar, a studio theatre, or the biggest stages of the West End or Broadway - this authoritative volume is an essential reference tool for the modern theatre practitioner. Internationally renowned theatre director John Caird has directed and adapted countless productions of plays, operas, and musicals for the Royal Shakespeare Company, London's National Theatre, in the West End, and on Broadway-from Les Misrables and Nicholas Nickleby to Hamlet and Peter Pan.

Theatre Time and Temporality Melting Clocks and Snapped Elastics

Theatre  Time and Temporality  Melting Clocks and Snapped Elastics
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Author: David Ian Rabey
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781783207237
Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Intellect Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Theatre, Time and Temporality is the first book-length exploration of the subject of temporality within theatre and performance. David Ian Rabey brings in sources ranging from medieval and Renaissance theatre to contemporary performances – in addition to recent writings from physics, philosophy, and psychology – to analyse ways that time can be presented, communicated and transformed in the theatre. How do we experience time in theatre, and how can that experience be altered or manipulated? Rabey’s analysis and exploration will spark discussion among students and scholars of drama, as well as among practicing performers and dramatic writers.

Shakespeare and the Live Theatre Broadcast Experience

Shakespeare and the  Live  Theatre Broadcast Experience
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781350030473
Release: 2018-07-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This ground breaking collection of essays is the first to examine the phenomenon of how, in the twenty-first century, Shakespeare has been experienced as a 'live' or 'as-live' theatre broadcast by audiences around the world. Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience explores the precursors of this phenomenon and its role in Shakespeare's continuing globalization. It considers some of the most important companies that have produced such broadcasts since 2009, including NT Live, Globe on Screen, RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Festival HD, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live, and Cheek by Jowl, and examines the impact these broadcasts have had on branding, ideology, style and access to Shakespeare for international audiences. Contributors from around the world reflect on how broadcasts impact on actors' performances, changing viewing practices, local and international Shakespearean fan cultures and the use of social media by audience members for whom “liveness” is increasingly tied up in the experience economy. The book tackles vexing questions regarding the 'presentness' and 'liveness' of performance in the 21st century, the reception of Shakespeare in a globally-connected environment, the challenges of sustaining an audience for stage Shakespeare, and the ideological implications of consuming theatre on screen. It will be crucial reading for scholars of the 'live' theatre broadcast, and enormously helpful for scholars of Shakespeare on screen and in performance more broadly.