2nd Edition

Theatre Studies: The Basics

ISBN 9780415811682
Published August 28, 2013 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $24.95

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Book Description

Now in a second edition, Theatre Studies: The Basics is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre – from acting to audience – are woven together throughout to provide an integrated introduction to the study of drama, theatre and performance. Topics covered include:

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

With a glossary, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading throughout, Theatre Studies: the Basics remains the ideal starting point for anyone new to the subject.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Performance

Chapter 2: The Text

Chapter 3: Dramatic Form

Chapter 4: Theatre and History

Chapter 5: Acting

Chapter 6: Directing

Chapter 7: Scenography

Chapter 8: The audience




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