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THEATER & DRAMA TITLE CATALOG

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CONTENTS FEATURED TITLES

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CONTEXTUALIZING NEW PLAYS Studies in Theatre Concepts, Forms, and Styles Scott R. Irelan and Anne Fletcher

© 2018 This text uses short, original plays as catalysts for discussing basic theatrical concepts, dramatic forms and genres, styles of production, thematic concerns, critical theory, and dramatic criticism. Each chapter introduces a playwright and his or her play, then discusses the particular form and style exemplified. After exploring this content, students are referred to longer plays of similar form and style and encourage to apply what they’ve learned.

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AUDITIONING FOR ACTOR TRAINING PROGRAMS Elizabeth Terrel

© 2018

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This text provides readers with practical advice about every aspect of auditioning, from choosing an audition piece to preparing the audition itself, and includes interviews with twenty eight auditors who recruit for competitive actor training programs in the country. It’s an outstanding resource for students at the high school level planning to study dramatic arts in college, and for students and professionals preparing for graduate program auditions.

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A TIMELINE OF WESTERN DRAMA Scripts from the Classic Period to the 21st Century Alan D. Ernstein and R. Andrew White

Š 2018

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This text presents plays ranging from ancient to contemporary. Each play not only tells a story, but offers a glimpse into its historic period. Students explore the work of Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare, among others. The book is designed for introductory courses in theatre and drama.

PERSPECTIVES ON HUMANITY IN THE FINE ARTS Gary Towne

Š 2018 This text takes a historical approach to western art and helps readers envision times and places by studying their unique forms of artistic expression. Areas covered include prehistory, the Byzantine Empire, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, and others. Rooted in the idea that collective arts are expressions of unique cultures, this book is intended for survey courses that cover the fine arts for nonmajors.

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HIGHLIGHTED CORE TITLES


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CELEBRATING LIVE THEATRE AN INTRODUCTION

Mary Kate Caffrey © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

Written for introductory theatre and theatre appreciation courses, this text gives readers an understanding of what live theatre is and how it is created. Students learn about the roots and traditions of live theatre and the ways in which many styles and genres of theatre around the world can be seen in live performance today.

MUSICAL THEATRE Sarah Jane Marschner © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

Filled with fascinating information and insight into theatrical history, this text teaches students about the performance genres that came to America with European immigrants and evolved over time to become the unique American form of entertainment known as musical theatre. The book includes quizzes, tests, biographies, and essay assignments, as well as extensive lists of viewing and listening recommendations.

ACTING SUCCESSFUL

USING PERFORMANCE SKILLS IN EVERYDAY LIFE Jillian Campana © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book explains how everyone can benefit from learning acting skills and techniques. Readers learn to view their daily actions as performances that influence the perceptions of observers. They discover how to use their voices, bodies, and acting skills to express themselves with clarity and build strong social and professional relationships.

THE SUCCESSFUL VOICE

STRATEGIES, DRILLS AND EXERCISES FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING, ACTING AND EVERYDAY CONVERSATION John Ross, Jr. © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book emphasizes the value of effective vocal communication in both the professional and private spheres. It gives public speakers and actors, as well as the daily conversationalist, the tools necessary to develop successful speaking skills.

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN

A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO HOW THEATRE WORKS Tim Joyce © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text helps readers appreciate theatre as an art form, and addresses how women and men working in the theatre actually do their jobs. It speaks to how art is created, connects the theatre to the arts in general, and discusses how students can become working theatre artists.

POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT

PERFORMANCE AND SPECTACLE, CULTURE AND COMPETITION Barbara McKean and Carrie J. Cole © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book introduces students to the ways in which performance, spectacle, culture and competition influence not only various forms of popular entertainment, but society’s interactions and choices when producing and receiving such entertainment.

THE ART OF COMEDY AN ANTHOLOGY OF PLAYS Larry Eilenberg © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

Students have routinely told me that knowing too much about how comedy works can spoil some of its fun. Yet those same students will return to say that their knowledge, finally, made them appreciate good comedy more and tolerate bad comedy less. If that is so, then for the successful course in comedy, we’ll hope that: “Comedy is what gets found in explanation.”- Larry Eilenberg

THE NATURAL ACTOR Mary Kate Caffrey © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

Any student of acting must begin by reawakening his or her ability to play like a child. The Natural Actor focuses on stimulating this ability using simple, natural, easily understood techniques. This book gives students the emotional guidance and practical tools needed to rediscover that innate ability.

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