ISBN-10: 007256492X

ISBN-13: 9780072564921

Edition: 6th 2003

Authors: Robert Cohen

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List price: $53.75
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 6/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

The Theatre: Its Elements
What Is the Theatre?
The Theatre Building
The Company, or Troupe, of Players
The Occupation of Theatre
What Is a Play?
Classifying Plays
The Components of a Play
The Order of a Play
The Past
The Greeks
The Greek Theatre
The Greek Plays
The Three Greek Tragedians
The Roman Theatre
The Middle Ages
The Quem Queritis: From Trope to DramaOut of the Church
The Corpus Christi Plays at York
The Shakespearean Era
The Renaissance
The Theatres
The Players
The Plays
The Plays of Shakespeare
Italy: The Commedia Dell''Arte
The Theatre of Asia
Theatre in Asia
The Drama of India
Sanskrit Dance--Theatre
Chinese Opera: Xiqu
Xiqu''s Origins
Staging of Xiqu
The Drama of Japan
The Royal Theatre
A Theatre for Courts and Kings
The Audiences
The Dramaturgy
Staging Practices
The French Theatre
The Royal Court and the Tennis Court
The Public Theatre Audience
England: The Restoration Theatre
The Present
The Modern Theatre: Realism
A Laboratory
Pioneers of Realism
Anton Chekhov
American Realism
The Modern Theatre: Antirealism
The Symbolist Beginnings
The Era of "Isms"
The Era of Stylization
Early Isms and Stylizations: A Sampling of Six Plays
The French Avant-Garde
Intellectual Comedy: Man and Superman
Expressionism: The Hairy Ape
Theatricalism: Six Characters in Search of an Author
Theatre of Cruelty: Jet of Blood
Philosophical Melodrama: No Exit
Postwar Absurdity and Alienation
Theatre of the Absurd
Theatre of Alienation
Future Directions in Antirealistic Theatre
The Musical Theatre
The Development of the Broadway Musical: America''s Contribution
The First Phase of the Golden Age: Musical Comedy
The Second Phase of the Golden Age: Musical Drama
The Contemporary Musical
The Emergence of Choreographer-Directors
European Musicals
Mel Brooks The Producers
Directions in the Modern Musical
Theatre Today: What, Who, and Where?
What''s Happening?
The Modern and the Postmodern
The Directions of Today''s Theatre
A Theatre of Postmodern Experimenta Nonlinear Theatre
A Theatre of the Senses
An Open Theatre
A Theatre of Ethnic Diversity
A Theatre of Difference
A Theatre of Nontraditional Casting
A Dangerous Theatre
A Theatre of Revival
Who''s Doing Today''s Theatre?
Robiert Wilson, Michael Counts, and Performance Art
Dance Theatre and Dance Play
Stomp, Blue Man Group, De La Guarda: Movement Art
Solo Performance
Two American Directors
Four European Directors
Theatre of Today: Where Can You Find It?
BroadwayOff-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway
The Nonprofit Professional Theatre
Shakespeare Festivals
Summer and Dinner Theatres
Amateur Theatre: Academic and Community
International Theatre
Conclusions on the Current Theatre
The Practitioners
The Actor
What Is Acting?
The Two Notions of Acting
Becoming an Actor
The Actor''s Instrument
The Actor''s Approach
The Actor''s Routine
The Audition
The Playwright
We Are All Playwrights
The Playwright''s Career
Literary and Nonliterary Aspects of Playwriting
Playwriting as Event Writing
The Qualities of a Fine Play
Credibility and Intrigue
Speakability, Stageability, and Flow
Depth of Characterization
Gravity and Pertinence
Compression, Economy, and Intensity
The Playwright''s Process
The Playwright''s Rewards
Contemporary American Playwrights
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