The Enjoyment of Theatre

The Enjoyment of Theatre
Author: Jim Aris Patterson,Tim Donahue
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0205856152
Language: en
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Brings theatre to life for students by showing the relationship and relevance of the performing arts to their everyday lives The Enjoyment of Theatre's balanced coverage of performance and history provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to theatre for both majors and nonmajors. This text establishes the aesthetic underpinnings of theatre art and then explores performance and production topics such as playwriting, acting, directing, design, and the theatre industry. The Enjoyment of Theatre also covers the full span of theatre's 2,500-year history. The authors make theatre come alive for students by showing them how theatre is relevant to their everyday lives. Learning Goals: Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand today's theatre and the social impact of the theatre since its inception Explore theatre's cultural and economic context

The Enjoyment of Theatre

The Enjoyment of Theatre
Author: Kenneth M. Cameron,Patti P. Gillespie
Release: 2004
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 452
ISBN: IND:30000088062926
Language: en
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"The Enjoyment of Theatre's" balanced coverage of performance and history provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to theatre for both majors and non-majors. This text covers the full span of theatre's 2,500-year history as well as performance/production topics such as playwriting, acting, directing, and the theatre industry. The 6th Edition features major revisions while continuing to bring students the expertise of a proven author team--one whose strong academic credentials combine with a wealth of theatre experience. Cameron and Gillespie make theatre come alive for all students by showing them how theatre is, and will continue to be, relevant to their everyday lives. New and Notable Features: " Offers a balance of history and performance to give students a context for understanding today's theatre and the social impact of the theatre since its inception. Features two 16-page color inserts with new color photographs of Broadway productions by New York's finest theatrical photographers bringing Broadway to life for students. New and unique "Explore Theatre: A Backstage Pass" is a peer-to-peer, interactive, DVD learning tool (available in a free package with the text) developed by students for students under the direction of an award winning teacher of theatre. Seventeen major content areas (director, actor, costume designer, etc.) are covered, with an eye towards introducing students to the people and processes that make theatre happen. Emphasizes theatre's cultural and economic context in extensively revised chapters throughout the book, to sugest how forces outside the theatre influence it. Integrates material on world theatre throughout the text rather than discussing it in a separate chapter. Includes new "Story of the Play"discussions that summarize some of the great plays that are used as examples in the book for students.

Theater Careers

Theater Careers
Author: Tim Donahue,Jim Patterson
Release: 2013-07-22
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781611171976
Language: en
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Theater Careers is designed to empower aspiring theater professionals to make savvy, informed decisions through a concise overview of how to prepare for and find work in the theater business. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson offer well-researched information on various professions, salary ranges, educational and experience requirements, and other facets certain to enlighten students contemplating a theater career, as well as inform counselors, teachers, and parents of available opportunities and the demands of each path. Theater Careers offers valuable details not readily available elsewhere, including dozens of informative job descriptions surveying the impressive variety of theater careers, both on and off the stage as well as statistics on the working and earning prospects of various careers as drawn from the best sources in the business. The authors also provide thoughtful assessments of the value of education and training choices, including the most meaningful way to look at the costs of college—estimating net costs, which is seldom described elsewhere—and how to choose a school. Straightforward and objective, Theater Careers is an ideal reference for those seeking careers in the theater. Armed with this information, readers will be better equipped to pursue choices that best lead to satisfying and secure employment in the rewarding field of the dramatic arts.

The Enjoyment of Theatre

The Enjoyment of Theatre
Author: Kenneth M. Cameron,Patti P. Gillespie
Release: 1992
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
Pages: 434
ISBN: 0023184302
Language: en
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Stage Money

Stage Money
Author: Tim Donahue,Jim Patterson
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781643360751
Language: en
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For decades roughly 80 percent of commercial Broadway productions have failed to recoup their original investments. In light of this shocking and harsh reality, how does the show go on? Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson answer this question and many others in this updated edition of their popular, straightforward guide to understanding professional theater finances and the economic realities of theater production. This revised edition of Stage Money not only includes the latest financial information and illuminating examples of key concepts; it has been enhanced with a discussion of the stagehands' union plus a new chapter on marketing for the theater. These new elements combined with the essentials of the first edition create an expansive overview of the contemporary theater business. Stage Money is designed for theater enthusiasts and professionals interested in understanding the inner workings of this industry today and its challenges for the future. Ken Davenport, two-time Tony Award winner, Broadway and Off Broadway theater producer, blogger, writer, and owner of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises writer, offers a foreword.

Dear Audience a Guide to the Enjoyment of Theatre

Dear Audience  a Guide to the Enjoyment of Theatre
Author: Blanche Yurka
Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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Concise History of Theatre

Concise History of Theatre
Author: Jim Aris Patterson,Tim Donahue
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 381
ISBN: 0205930042
Language: en
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"This streamlined, engaging text helps students understand the events, places and people that have influenced the history of theatre... Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Identify the major time periods and geographic areas associated with the history of theatre; Distinguish relevant characteristics of theatre in diverse times and places; Describe the underlying cultural, economic, and political environments as they affected theatre in different times and places; Associate major participants who made theatre within their historical and regional context."--Publisher description.

Dear Audience

Dear Audience
Author: Blanche Yurka
Release: 2013-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1494032171
Language: en
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This is a new release of the original 1959 edition.

Theatre of the Gods

Theatre of the Gods
Author: M. Suddain
Release: 2013-06-27
Editor: Random House
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781448130924
Language: en
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This is the story of M. Francisco Fabrigas, explorer, philosopher, heretical physicist, who took a shipful of children on a frightening voyage to the next dimension, assisted by a teenaged Captain, a brave deaf boy, a cunning blind girl, and a sultry botanist, all the while pursued by the Pope of the universe and a well-dressed mesmerist. Dark plots, demonic cults, murderous jungles, quantum mayhem, the birth of creation, the death of time, and a creature called the Sweety: all this and more waits beyond the veil of reality.

Eyes Like Stars

Eyes Like Stars
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Release: 2009-07-07
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1429925337
Language: en
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The fantastic first novel in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. The actors are bound to the Théâtre by The Book, an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of the actors, but they are her family. And she is about to lose them all because The Book has been threatened, and along with it the Théâtre. It's the only home Bertie has ever known, and she has to find a way to save it. But first, there's the small problem of two handsome men, both vying for her attention. Nate, a dashing pirate who will do anything to protect Bertie, and Ariel, a seductive air spirit. The course of true love never did run smooth. . . . With Eyes LIke Stars, Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.

Great Moments in the Theatre

Great Moments in the Theatre
Author: Benedict Nightingale
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Oberon Books
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1849432333
Language: en
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'A magnificently readable tour of theatrical history conducted by our best-informed living critic.' - Michael Billington 'Benedict Nightingale's characteristically witty, insightful and enthusiastic reports make you wish you'd been sitting next to him during his greatest moments in the theatre.' – Ian McKellen Starting with the first performance of Aeschylus' The Oresteia in 458 BC, ending with the premiere of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem in London of 2009 AD, Benedict Nightingale collects in one volume what he believes to be the greatest moments in theatre. Each informative and entertaining entry is between 650 and 850 words in length, covering a remarkable diversity of theatrical openings and events, many of historical interest and importance, and many more witnessed by Nightingale himself during his 50-year reviewing career. The plays and shows that Nightingale crisply, authoritatively and readably brings alive range from Sheridan’s School for Scandal to Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, from Gogol’s Government Inspector to the Ian McKellen Macbeth, from Synge’s Playboy of the Western World, which provoked serious riots in the Dublin of 1907, to Lionel Bart’s Twang!! in 1965, possibly the most disastrous musical ever. Throughout the book Nightingale celebrates leading dramatists and performers, directors and composers. Everywhere he shares the fulfilment and fun he has found in the art-form he loves.

Resetting the Stage

Resetting the Stage
Author: Dragan Klaic
Release: 2013-02-25
Editor: Intellect Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781783200481
Language: en
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Commercial theatre is thriving across Europe, while public theatre has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption - as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theatre to demonstrate its continued merit. In Resetting the Stage, Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theatre is best served not by imitating its much larger commercial counterpart, but by asserting its artistic distinctiveness and the considerable benefit this confers on the public.

Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings
Author: Megan Terry
Release: 1967
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Pages: 43
ISBN: 0573621004
Language: en
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In this non literal series of exercises for actors, performers enter every ninety seconds or so to substitute (as in a basketball game). The enjoyment is in technique - pure virtuosity is required. Vignettes include a husband and wife eating breakfast in bed, a female bank robber and a woman who plays the God of Abraham.

The Full Monty

The Full Monty
Author: Simon Beaufoy
Release: 2013-02-02
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781849434621
Language: en
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In 1997, a BAFTA award-winning British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose took the world by storm. And now they’re back, live on stage, only for them, it really has to be The Full Monty. Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning writer of the film, has now gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole. The Full Monty was the winner of the UK Theatre Best Touring Production award 2013.

Theatre Of Fish

Theatre Of Fish
Author: John Gimlette
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781446493403
Language: en
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John Gimlette's travels through this harsh and awesome landscape, the eastern extreme of the Americas, broadly mirrors that of Dr Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893, and who was witness to some of the most beautiful ice and cruelest poverty in the British Empire. Using Curwen's extraordinarily frank journal, John Gimlette revisits the places his great-grandfather encountered and along the way explores his own links with this brutal land.

Reminiscence Theatre

Reminiscence Theatre
Author: Pam Schweitzer
Release: 2007
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781843104308
Language: en
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the nature, practice and therapeutic effects of reminiscence theatre. Drawing on examples from real-life case studies, Pam Schweitzer provides practical advice on the process of taking an oral history, creating from it a written script and developing that into a dramatic production, on whatever scale.

The Society of the Spectacle

The Society of the Spectacle
Author: Guy Debord
Release: 2021-04-10
Editor: Good Press
Pages: 86
ISBN: EAN:4064066466022
Language: en
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The Society of the Spectacle is a work of philosophy by Guy Debord. In it the author expands on the concept of the Spectacle, coupled with presentations of Marxist critical theory.

Living Theatre

Living Theatre
Author: Edwin Wilson,Alvin Goldfarb
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393602265
Language: en
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The Enjoyment of Drama

The Enjoyment of Drama
Author: Milton Marx
Release: 1961
Editor: Irvington Pub
Pages: 167
ISBN: UOM:39015062804839
Language: en
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The Purpose and Aim of Drama -- What is a Play -- Conflict: the Essence of Drama -- Structure of a Play -- Tragedy -- Comedy -- Serious Drama, Comedy Drama, and Other Tupes -- Literary Movements and Reality in Drama -- How to Judge a Play.

Theatre and Politics

Theatre and Politics
Author: Joe Kelleher
Release: 2009-06-02
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781350316300
Language: en
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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.