Theatre Studies: The Basics (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Robert Leach is a writer and theatre director who has taught drama at the Universities of Birmingham and Edinburgh. His books include Makers of Modern Theatre (Routledge, 2004) and Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and The Making of Modern British Theatre (University of Exeter Press, 2006).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415811682
ISBN-10: 0415811686
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 15th, 2013
Pages: 212
Language: English
Series: Basics