Theatre: The Lively Art

September 10, 2019 - Comment

In its outstanding eighth edition, Theatre: The Lively Art remains the best-selling Introductory Theatre text for Theatre Appreciation courses. It incorporates a number of elements in one volume: An introduction to the audience’s experience of theatre An investigation of the elements of theatre: the audience; the text; theatre artists, including actors, directors, theatrical space; and

In its outstanding eighth edition, Theatre: The Lively Art remains the best-selling Introductory Theatre text for Theatre Appreciation courses. It incorporates a number of elements in one volume:

An introduction to the audience’s experience of theatre An investigation of the elements of theatre: the audience; the text; theatre artists, including actors, directors, theatrical space; and scenic, costume, lighting and sound design A study of the important developments in the history of theatre

Several qualities set Theatre: The Lively Art apart from other introductory texts. A particularly important element is our emphasis on the audience. All students reading the book are potential theatregoers, not just during their college years but throughout their lives. We have therefore attempted to make Theatre: The Lively Art an ideal one-volume text to prepare students as future audience members. It will give them a grasp of how theatre functions, of how it should be viewed and judged, and of the tradition behind any performance they may attend.

In addition to serving as an ideal text for non-majors, Theatre: The Lively Art will also prepare students who wish to continue studies in theatre, as majors, minors, or students from other disciplines who take advanced courses.

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Anonymous says:

Got this for theater class Great way to know more about theater. Incase anyone is interested in taking up acting. Definitely gives that back story.

Anonymous says:

Happy customer! Bought for college. Happy with purchase.

Anonymous says:

Right book for my class This was the required textbook and the Kindle version had to be the best decision I made. Using the Free Kindle App from Amazon onto my Macbook was the best idea for school. I could highlight and add notes. Plus when it was test time I could go back and review my highlights and notes then bookmark pages in order to study!

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