Theatre in Your Life

Theatre in Your Life


  • Release: 2014-01-03
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 528 page
  • ISBN: 9781285463483
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Making theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable, THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE explores the many ways theatre and film play an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this text enhances students’ understanding and appreciation of theatre by inviting them to recognize and reflect on its impact on their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Theatre in Your Life

Theatre in Your Life


  • Release: 2014-01-03
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 528 page
  • ISBN: 9781305176843
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THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE makes theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable by exploring the many ways theatre plays an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this book will deepen your understanding and appreciation of theatre as you recognize and reflect on its impact on your life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Life Themes

Life Themes


  • Release: 2014-01-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 1285463579
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LIFE THEMES is a drama anthology of 12 plays that is available to complement THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE or any Cengage introduction to theatre textbook. Edited by Robert Barton and Annie McGregor, this anthology provides complete scripts for the 12 plays that are discussed in THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE's "Dramatic Interlude" sections. The anthology mirrors the Interludes with six themes: love, war, generations, rebellion, dreams, and values. Each theme includes an introductory paragraph on the topic and why dramatists are drawn to writing about it. For each play, the editors have provided historical context, a brief biography about the playwright, and suggestions for further study.

To Be and How to Be

To Be and How to Be


  • Release: 2013-01-07
  • Publisher: Quest Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780835630184
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Life can be experienced as a great play — sometimes a comedy, sometimes a tragedy, sometimes an epic, sometimes a satire, but always a play. We can think of ourselves as the main character in our own story. Author Peggy Rubin brilliantly uses traditional theatre as a metaphor for living life more authentically and joyfully. To understand our lives as a sacred art form, Rubin traces the roots of theatre to ancient rituals that celebrated the eternal nature of the soul. She provides the tools to tap into the nine powers of sacred theatre so that our lives can resonate with our highest purpose, including The Power of Incarnation, The Power of Story, The Power of Place, The Power of Now, The Power of Expression, The Power of Point of View, The Power of Conflict, The Power of Audience, and The Power of Celebration. "Playing the play of life is a daring adventure," says Rubin. "It takes courage, focus, excitement, and intention to stop just letting our stories happen and instead enact them with verve and delight." Here she invites readers to take the stage of life and play their story for all it is worth.

A Life in the Theatre

A Life in the Theatre


  • Release: 1978
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 95 page
  • ISBN: 0802150675
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Two actors, one a veteran and the other a novice, go through an entire wardrobe and a cycle of onstage and offstage roles

Real Life Drama

Real Life Drama


  • Release: 2013-08-06
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9780307830982
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Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today. Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and its founders to life once again, capturing their joys and pains, their triumphs and defeats. Filled with fresh insights into the towering personalities of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, Clifford Odets, Stella and Luther Adler, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb, among many others, Real Life Drama chronicles a passionate community of idealists as they opened a new frontier in theater.

My Theatre Life

My Theatre Life


  • Release: 1979
  • Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 709 page
  • ISBN: UCAL:B4906552
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Acting  Onstage and Off

Acting Onstage and Off


  • Release: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9780495898863
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ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF demonstrates how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre. Barton's humorous and conversational writing style helps students learn all phases of actor training, including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. The use of examples from daily life instead of dramatic literature facilitates student understanding and leads to meaningful class discussion based on everyday experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Conducting a Life

Conducting a Life


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus Books for Kids
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 313 page
  • ISBN: UTEXAS:059173007118739
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A collection of reminiscences, homages, tributes, and work journals tracing the life and work of master playwright-director-teacher Maria Irene Fornes presented in a hypertext fashion. Represented are performers, designers, and producers who have collaborated directly with Fornes on her productions over the years, playwrights who have studied with Fornes and describe writing exercies and master classes, as well as critics and scholars who provide contextual narratives about Fornes impact and influence on generations of American and world theatre. The volume concludes with a interview recently conducted with Fornes herself where she touches on not only the different aspects of her theatrical life but its movement and change over the last forty years.

The Theatre in Life

The Theatre in Life


  • Release: 2013-04
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 310 page
  • ISBN: 1614274223
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2013 Reprint of 1927 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Evreinov argued that the role of theatre was to ape and mimic nature. In his estimation, theatre is everything around us. He pointed out that nature is full of theatrical conventions: desert flowers mimicking the stones; mouse feigning death in order to escape a cat's claws; complicated dances of birds, etc. He viewed theatre as a universal symbol of existence. Evreinov promoted an underlying aesthetic: "To make a theatre of life is the duty of every artist. ... the stage must not borrow so much from life as life borrows from the stage." The director sought to reinvigorate the theatre (and through it life itself) through the rediscovery of the origin of theatre in play. He was influenced by the philosophies of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Bergson, and, like Meyerhold, the aesthetics of symbolism and the commedia dell'arte (particularly in its use of mask and spontaneity). Evreinov developed his theatrical theories in An Introduction to Monodrama (1909), The Theatre as Such (1912), The Theatre for Oneself, and Pro Scena Sua (1915).