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Author : William Missouri Downs
Wright
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-10-05
Page : 496
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1337517437
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Bringing the fascinating world of theatre to life, THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, 4th Edition, delivers comprehensive yet lively coverage of the history, cultural diversity, creativity, controversy, and even a typical day in the life of theatre -- packaged in seventeen stand-alone chapters that can be studied in any order. The text is packed with useful information that readers can apply to their own lives, including material on copyrights, the National Endowment for the Arts, censorship, and freedom of speech. The authors also make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the digital world of TV and film to help today's learners understand how the living stage is unique. In addition, the text explores the issues and controversies that have surrounded the theatre for thousands of years -- giving readers more to think about. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author : William Missouri Downs
Wright
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-01-01
Page : 496
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781111348304
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THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers comprehensive coverage of theatre history. The authors make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film to help students understand how the living art of theatre relates to and influences today's screen entertainment. For flexibility in the way you teach, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. This full version contains 17 chapters, six of which cover theatre history in both Western and non-Western contexts, and concludes with a chapter on The Musical. THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION features 12 chapters and a briefer treatment of theatre's history, and also features a chapter on The Musical. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2012-01-01
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ISBN 13 : 9781133394662
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Release : 2017
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ISBN 13 : 9781337593670
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Author : William Missouri Downs
Wright
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-01-01
Page : 336
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781111348311
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THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers briefer coverage of theatre history. Timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film help students understand how the living art of theatre relates to and influences today's screen entertainment. For flexibility in the way you teach, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. This Concise version contains 12 chapters, paring back historical coverage to one chapter on theatre's key movements (such as realism and absurdism) and then offers one chapter featuring musical theatre. THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW contains 17 chapters, including six chapters covering theatre history in Western and non-Western contexts, and concluding with a chapter on musical theatre. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author : William Missouri Downs
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Release : 2011
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ISBN 13 : 9781111836627
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Author : Gernot Böhme
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-09-13
Page : 218
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1134967918
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Interest in sensory atmospheres and architectural and urban ambiances has been growing for over 30 years. A key figure in this field is acclaimed German philosopher Gernot Böhme whose influential conception of what atmospheres are and how they function has been only partially available to the English-speaking public. This translation of key essays along with an original introduction charts the development of Gernot Böhme's philosophy of atmospheres and how it can be applied in various contexts such as scenography, commodity aesthetics, advertising, architecture, design, and art. The phenomenological analysis of atmospheres has proved very fruitful and its most important, and successful, application has been within aesthetics. The material background of this success may be seen in the ubiquitous aestheticization of our lifeworld, or from another perspective, of the staging of everything, every event and performance. The theory of atmospheres becoming an aesthetic theory thus reveals the theatrical, not to say manipulative, character of politics, commerce, of the event-society. But, taken as a positive theory of certain phenomena, it offers new perspectives on architecture, design, and art. It made the spatial and the experience of space and places a central subject and hence rehabilitated the ephemeral in the arts. Taking its numerous impacts in many fields together, it initiated a new humanism: the individual as a living person and his or her perspective are taken seriously, and this fosters the ongoing democratization of culture, in particular the possibility for everybody to participate in art and its works.


Author : Declan Donnellan
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Page : 287
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781559362856
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Author : William MIssouri Downs
Publisher :
Release : 2007
Page : 174
Category : Theater
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Kathleen Gallagher
Barry Freeman
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2016
Page : 316
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1442630809
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Kathleen Gallagher and Barry Freeman bring together nineteen playwrights, actors, directors, scholars, and educators who discuss the role that theatre can and must play in professional, community, and educational venues."


Author : William Missouri Downs
Lou Anne Wright
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2006-01
Page : 399
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9780495001805
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What is the difference between the living stage and the silver screen? How can theatre play a part in our lives? EXPERIENCING THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION uses popular screen entertainments as a touchstone to begin exploring the unique art of theatre. It challenges students to interpret, criticize, and appreciate the various roles theatre plays in society through positive comparison to TV and film. From theatre's ritual origins to modern musicals, from the controversies surrounding the NEA to the applicability of acting lessons in everyday life, this book is an important first step toward a deeper awareness of theatre's continuing and contemporary significance. Featuring strong coverage of current events in theatre, the reviewer-praised anecdotal narrative makes this book fun to read and one that students will want to keep long after the course is over. EXPERIENCING THE ART OF THEATRE is a briefer version of the book THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, which contains expanded theatre history chapters.


Author : Paul Woodruff
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-04-30
Page : 272
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780199715756
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What is unique and essential about theater? What separates it from other arts? Do we need "theater" in some fundamental way? The art of theater, as Paul Woodruff says in this elegant and unique book, is as necessary - and as powerful - as language itself. Defining theater broadly, including sporting events and social rituals, he treats traditional theater as only one possibility in an art that - at its most powerful - can change lives and (as some peoples believe) bring a divine presence to earth. The Necessity of Theater analyzes the unique power of theater by separating it into the twin arts of watching and being watched, practiced together in harmony by watchers and the watched. Whereas performers practice the art of being watched - making their actions worth watching, and paying attention to action, choice, plot, character, mimesis, and the sacredness of performance space - audiences practice the art of watching: paying close attention. A good audience is emotionally engaged as spectators; their engagement takes a form of empathy that can lead to a special kind of human wisdom. As Plato implied, theater cannot teach us transcendent truths, but it can teach us about ourselves. Characteristically thoughtful, probing, and original, Paul Woodruff makes the case for theater as a unique form of expression connected to our most human instincts. The Necessity of Theater should appeal to anyone seriously interested or involved in theater or performance more broadly.


Author : Sidney Homan
Brian Rhinehart
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-02-22
Page : 208
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 1350012785
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Analysing why we laugh and what we laugh at, and describing how performers can elicit this response from their audience, this book enables actors to create memorable – and hilarious – performances. Rooted in performance and performance criticism, Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart provide a detailed explanation of how comedy works, along with advice on how to communicate comedy from the point of view of both the performer and the audience. Combining theory and performance, the authors analyse a variety of plays, both modern and classic. Playwrights featured include Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Christopher Durang, and Michael Frayn. Acting in Shakespeare's comedies is also covered in depth.


Author : Monona Rossol
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2011-08-30
Page : 251
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1581158629
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The only resource to offer all vital information about health and safety issues affecting the entertainment industries.


Author : Charlie Mitchell
Publisher : Orange Groove Books
Release : 2014-05
Page : 288
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781616101664
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"From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues form across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well." -- Open Textbook Library.


Author : Nicolás Kanellos
Publisher : Arte Publico Press
Release : 1983
Page : 120
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 :
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A collection of histrorical studies of Mexican-American theater by Jorge Huerta, Nicolas Kanellos, Tomas Ybarra-Frausto and others. Pieces include interviews, essays and vaudeville skits from the 1930s to the 1950s and an exclusive interview of Luis Valdez.


Author : William Ball
Publisher : New York : Drama Book Publishers
Release : 1984
Page : 182
Category : Acting
ISBN 13 :
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"William Ball, founder and general director of the acclaimed American Conservatory Theatre, engages his audience in a wide-ranging discussion of the director's process - from first reading through opening night. Mr. Ball offers a candid, personal account of his method of working - including the choice of a play's essential elements, preproduction homework, casting, and rehearsal techniques"--Cover.


Author : Dennis Tedlock
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003-09-04
Page : 382
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 9780198031994
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Here is one of the most important surviving works of pre-Columbian civilization, Rabinal Achi, a Mayan drama set a century before the arrival of the Spanish, produced by the translator of the best selling Popol Vuh. The first direct translation into English from Quiché Maya, based on the original text, Rabinal Achi is the story of city-states, war, and nobility, of diplomacy, mysticism, and psychic journeys. Cawek of the Forest People has been captured by Man of Rabinal, who serves a ruler named Lord Five Thunder. Cawek is a renegade, a warrior who has inflicted much suffering on Rabinal. Yet he is also the son of the lord of the allied city of Quiché--a noble who once fought alongside Man of Rabinal. The drama presents the confrontation between the two during the trial of Cawek, who defies his captors and proudly accepts death by beheading. Dennis Tedlock's translation is clear and vivid; more than that, it is rooted in an understanding of how the play is actually performed. Despite being banned for centuries by Spanish authorities, it survived in actual practice, and is still performed in the town of Rabinal today. Tedlock's photographs and diagrams accompany the text, capturing nuances not apparent in the dialogue alone. He also provides an introduction and commentary that explain the historical events compressed into the play, the Spanish influence on the Mayan dramatic tradition, and the cultural and religious world preserved in this remarkable play. Rabinal Achi ranks as a classic of Mayan literature--and a rare window on a world that had yet to be invaded by Europeans. Dennis Tedlock brings this drama to life in all its richness.


Author : Sketch Theatre
Publisher : Monarch Books
Release : 2011-10-01
Page : 237
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781614040033
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A collection of sketches, finished work and insightful profiles by 50+ professional artists who have participated in the ongoing SketchTheatre.com project. On SketchTheatre.com, aspiring artists are exposed to contemporary artists and their widely various styles and career paths. Featured artists include Ron English, Aaron Sims, Aimee Kuester, Alex Alvarez, Alvin Lee, Brandi Milne, Gary Baseman, Gris Grimly, Miss Mandy, Molly Crabapple, Nate Frizzell, Shawn Barber, Tara McPherson, Travis Louie and many more.


Author : Keith Johnstone
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-10-18
Page : 208
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1350069043
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In this landmark work Keith Johnstone provides a revelatory guide to rediscovering and unlocking the imagination. Admired for its clarity and zest, Impro lays bare the techniques and exercises used to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine. Divided into four sections, 'Status', 'Spontaneity', 'Narrative Skills' and 'Masks and Trance', arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity. 'If teachers were honoured in the British theatre along-side directors, designers and playwrights, Keith Johnstone would be as familiar a name as are those of . . . Jocelyn Herbert, Edward Bond and other young talents who were drawn to the great lodestone of the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s. As head of the script department, Johnstone played a crucial part in the development of the 'writers' theatre.' Irving Wardle