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Theatre: Collaborative Acts, 4th edition

  • Ronald J. Wainscott
  • Kathy J. Fletcher

Published by Pearson (January 8th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

4th edition

Theatre: Collaborative Acts

ISBN-13: 9780205118021

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Overview

Theatre: Collaborative Acts stimulates creative thinking and discussions of artistic, social, and ethical questions through its interwoven themes of theatre as culture, collaboration, spatial art, and a fusion of the past and present.

 

KEY TOPICS: The Fourth Edition continues to emphasize the diversity of purpose and effect of theatre, and the collaborative nature of the theatrical process.

 

MARKET: theatre professionals

Table of contents

ACT ONE Theatre and Its Audience

CHAPTER 1 CULTURAL COLLABORATION: Theatre and Society

Theatre as Entertainment and Art                                 

The Social Functions of Theatre           

Social Control of Theatre                     

Theatrical Choice in North America     

Cultural Context and Personal Experience        

 

CHAPTER 2 EXPERIENCING THEATRE: Collaboration of Actor, Audience, and Space 

The Audience  

The Nature of Acting

From Play to Production       

Space  

Theatre and Transformation

 

CHAPTER 3 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      

 

CHAPTER 4 UNDERSTANDING THE PLAY: A Theatrical Blueprint  

Plot     

Character        

Thought           

Language         

Music

Spectacle

 

CHAPTER 5 INTERPRETING THE PLAY: Understanding Genre, Reading, and Writing       

Dramatic Genre           

Reading a Play 

Writing About a Play

 

ACT TWO Collaboration in Art and Practice

CHAPTER 6 THE DIRECTOR: Vision and Leadership   

Has Someone Always Been in Charge?

Interpretation   

Developing Concept

Communicating and Managing the Artistic Vision

Collaborating with the Playwright         

Directors and Absent Playwrights         

Collaborating with Designers&n

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