Theatre Studies: the Basics

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Theatre Studies: the Basics

By Leach, Robert

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This is an essential read for anyone setting out to study the thrilling world of theatre for the first time. Introducing you to all the aspects of drama, theatre and performance 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.

Subject: Humanities -> Theatre -> Special Topics

Theatre Studies: the Basics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 05/2008
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 208 pages

ISBN 10: 1134092016
ISBN 13: 9781134092017
Print ISBN: 9780415426381

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