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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This invigorating new introductory text makes timely and relevant connections
between theatre and the familiar world of Hollywood television and film to help
students understand how the living art of theatre relates to, predates, and
influences the screen entertainment they are used to watching. From theatre's
ritual origins to modern musicals, from the controversies surrounding the NEA
to the applicability of acting lessons in everyday life, this book is an
important first step toward a deeper awareness of theatre's continuing and
contemporary significance. Featuring strong coverage of current events in
theatre, the reviewer-praised anecdotal narrative makes this book fun to read
and one that students will want to keep long after the course is over. THE ART
OF THEATRE is organized into three distinct sections, giving you the
flexibility to organize your course your way. Adding to this flexibility is the
book's availability in two versions. THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW contains
16 chapters with extensive coverage of the history of theatre. EXPERIENCING THE
ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION features 13 chapters and a briefer
treatment of theatre history.