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Theatre Collaborative Acts

ISBN-10: 0205333796
ISBN-13: 9780205333790
Edition: 2004
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Description: Theatre: Collaborative Acts stimulates creative thinking through its interwoven themes of theatre as culture, collaboration, spatial art, and a dynamic fusion of past and present. The central premise of Theatre: Collaborative Acts is that theatre  More...

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Book details

List price: $81.20
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Theatre: Collaborative Acts stimulates creative thinking through its interwoven themes of theatre as culture, collaboration, spatial art, and a dynamic fusion of past and present. The central premise of Theatre: Collaborative Acts is that theatre is entertainment and art. It allows us to escape, relax, and refocus. Theatre also stimulates creative thinking and provokes discussion of artistic, social and ethical questions. Through their study of theatre, students develop lifelong tools to help them enjoy, analyze, understand, read, visualize, and get the most out of many different types of theatre experiences. The text emphasizes the diversity of purpose and effect of theatre, and the collaborative nature of the theatrical process. It requires the efforts of many people with different skills to create theatre.

Theatre and its Audience
Cultural Colaboration: Theatre and Society
Theatre as Entertainment and Art
The Social Functions of Theatre
Social Control of Theatre
Cultural Context and Personal Experience
Experiencing Theatre: Collaboration of Actor, Audience, and Space
The Audience
The Nature of Acting
From Play to Production
Space
Theatre and Transformation
Analyzing Theatre: Thinking and Writing About Live Performance
Theatre, Film, and Television
Analyzing Production
Thinking About Actor Performances
Thinking About Space and Design
Understanding Style
Evaluating Production
The Role of the Critic
Writing About Production
When It All Works
Understanding the Play: A Theatrical Blueprint
Character
Thought
Language
Music
Spectacle
Interpreting the Play: Understanding Genre, Reading, and Writing
Dramatic Genre
Reading a Play
Writing About a Play
Producing the Play: Connecting Theatre and Audience
Theatrical Choice in North America
The Role of the Producer
The Economics of Theatre
Photo Gallery: Theatrical Diversity
Theatre: Collaboration in History
Foundations: Classical Theatrical Forms
Classical Greece
Classical Rome
Classical India
Medieval Europe
Classical China
Classical Japan
Reinterpretations: Europe Rediscovers the Western Classics
The Italian Renaissance
Elizabethan England
The Spanish Golden Age
Seventeenth-Century France
Restoration England
Eighteenth-Century Europe and the Americas
Revolutions: Romanticism to Postmodern
Romanticism
Nineteenth-Century Melodrama
Nineteenth-Century Realism and Naturalism
The Avant-Garde from the Late Nineteenth Century to the 1960s
Twentieth-Century Popular Theatre
The Recent Avant-Garde and Postmodern Experiment
Timeline
Collaboration in Art and Practice
The Director: Vision and Leadership
Has Someone Always Been in Charge? Interpretation
Developing Concept
Communicating and Managing the Artistic Vision
Collaborating with the Playwright
Collaborating with Actors
Collaborating with Stage Management
The Rehearsal Process
Opening the Production
The Artistic Director
The Actor: From Mask to Contemporary Performance
Development of the Actor
The Actor's Work
The Playwright: Imagination and Expression
The Changing Position of the Playwright
The Playwright and Production
Development of New Plays
The Designer: Materializing Conception and the World of the Play
The Development of the Designer
The Designers' Choices
Artists of the Theatre: Ming Cho Lee
The Scenic Designer's Work
The Lighting Designer's Work
The Costumer Designer's Work
The Sound Designer's Work
Integrating All the Designs
Photo Gallery: Interpreting Space and Design

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