Theatre Studies: The Basics

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Routledge, 2008 - Drama - 194 pages
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This is an essential read for anyone setting out to study the thrilling world oftheatre for the first time. Introducing you to all the aspects of drama, theatre andperformance you will be studying in your course, from the theoretical to the practical, Theatre Studies: The Basics will take you through such topics as:

  • dramatic genres, from tragedy to political documentary
  • theories of performance
  • the history of the theatre in the West
  • acting, directing and scenography
  • the audience.

Drawing on a wide range of examples, from Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus to Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's controversial Behzti, and including chapter summaries and pointers to further reading, Theatre Studies: The Basics has all you need to get your studies off to a flying start.

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User Review  - Belle Beth Cooper - Goodreads

Really good introduction to theatre studies, with a basic overview of everything, and recommended sources for further study. Highly recommended! Read full review

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User Review  - Aslı - Goodreads

It is a good referance in a way that looking theater from a sociologic perspective. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Robert Leach is the Drama Pathway Leader at the University of Cumbria. He has published widely and his books include Makers of Modern Theatre (Routledge 2004) andTheatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre (University of Exeter Press 2006)

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