The Essential Theatre, Enhanced
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Authors : Oscar G. Brockett; Robert J. Ball

9781133307280

496 Pages  Paperback 

10th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011

©2014 , Published

$172.75

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Engage your students and get them excited about theatre with the Enhanced Tenth Edition of THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE. The combined authorship of an authoritative theatre historian and his former student--an active theatre practitioner and historian himself--makes this book ideal for an introductory thea... more

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The text introduces students to many aspects of theatre as a form of art, including critical approaches to theatre, script analysis, the various forms that theatre has taken in the past and the present, and a description of how each of the theatre's arts functions as a part of the total production. ...

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Expanded versions of the "Theatre in a Broad Context" timelines to help students situate theatrical events and developments within a larger historical context. A timeline has been added to cover Asian and African theatre in Chapter 10.

The material in Part 2 has been reorganized to make the histori... more

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Instructor’s Resource Manual

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CourseMate Instant Access, Enhanced

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Writing About Theatre and Drama

WRITING ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA covers everything from matters of style to forms of essays used in writing about theater. Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

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