Explore Theatre: A Backstage Pass, 2nd edition

  • Michael M. O'Hara
  • Elizabeth A. Osborne
  • Judith A. Sebesta

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ISBN-13:  9780134205519

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For courses in Introduction to Theatre
Encourage enthusiasm for, and critical thinking about, theatre of the past and present
Revel™ Explore Theatre
is a fully digital introduction to theatre that gets students excited about what’s happening onstage around the world today. Authors Michael O’Hara, Elizabeth Osborne, and Judith Sebesta present thorough coverage of both theatre history and recent dramatic and musical works. Seamless integration of engaging videos and interactive content throughout the narrative turns students into digital audience members who can better grasp the relationships between text, actor, and audience. The 2nd Edition includes updated videos, interactives, and examples drawn from recent hit productions such as Hamilton and Fun Home.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

1. What Is Performance?
2. The Text
3. Cultivating an Audience
4. Where Can Performance Be Done?
5. Playwrights
6. Directors
7. Scenic Designers and Costume Designers
8. Lighting Designers, Sound Designers, and Technical Production
9. Actors
10. The Play
11. Backstage at Two-Character Play
12. Musical Theatre
13. The Film, or Mediated Performance
14. Popular Entertainments
Appendix A: Questions for Analyzing Plays and Scripts
Appendix B: Performance Videos
Appendix C: Two-Character Play Stills and Scripts
Appendix D: Finale Screenplay

Published by Pearson (February 1st 2019) - Copyright © 2020