Theatre: Its Art and Craft

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Rowman & Littlefield, Nov 15, 2009 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights, directors, actors, designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology, as well as the varying roles of scholars, critics, and dramaturgs. Appropriate for beginning theatre majors, minors, or non-majors, Theatre: Its Art and Craft helps students understand how theatre happens, who makes it, and what they do. Updated with new statistics, references, and photographs, the sixth edition now features an overhauled design section: the authors have divided the design chapter into two parts: one focused on the tactile elements of design (sets, costumes, props) and the second on the temporal elements (lights, sound, and new technologies).
  

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Contents

Part I
1
Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
27
Chapter 3
57
Part II
89
Chapter 4
91
Chapter 5
113
Chapter 6
151
Part III
187
Chapter 7
191
Chapter 8
225
Part IV
251
Chapter 9
253
Index
277
About the Author
280
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About the author (2009)

Stephen M. Archer is professor emeritus of theatre history at University of MissouriDColumbia. Cynthia M. Gendrich is associate professor of theatre at Wake Forest University where she teaches acting, directing, introduction to theatre, and dramatic literature. Woodrow B. Hood is Dean of the Shuford School of Performing Arts at Catawba College.

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