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:
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.
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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