Are you seeking an engaging and informative theatre textbook that will expand your understanding of this art form? Look no further than The Essential Theatre, 11th Edition! This comprehensive guide covers everything from theatre history and production techniques, contemporary plays, production techniques as well as how they affect production processes – perfect whether you are just getting into drama studies or are an experienced drama student! This book truly has something for all levels.
Let’s consider first the expansive coverage provided in The Essential Theatre textbook: from ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary musicals, The Essential Theatre takes readers on an incredible journey from antiquity through today, exploring storytelling and performance styles such as Commedia dell’Arte, Restoration comedy, and Realism that have all had an effect over time on each other. Additionally, students gain insights into social, political, and cultural contexts that shaped these works of art for greater appreciation of this art form.
A key strength of The Essential Theatre lies in its coverage of behind-the-scenes elements of playmaking. Here you will gain insight into how playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and technicians collaborate to bring productions to life. Aspiring playwrights, actors, and directors will especially find useful the detailed discussions of script analysis, casting processes, rehearsal strategies lighting sound design set designs & set designs by industry professionals along with interviews about stage management arts administration educational theatre as part of this edition.
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 11th edition
- Publication date: January 1, 2016
- Language: English
- Page length: 496 pages