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Experiencing Theatre

Experiencing Theatre

Anne Fletcher and Scott R. Irelan

June 2015 - 136 pp. - Imprint: Focus

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-408-6
$19.95
Examination 978-1-58510-408-6
$3.00

Quick Overview

"Experiencing Theatre completely engages the beginning theatre student in the art of theatre. Students become playwrights, dramaturges, actors, directors, designers, adapters and collaborators through dynamic readings and excercises. This text gives them a great awareness of the work of being a theatre artist. Teachers have long strived towards creating these opportunities for their Intro students—finally a text that will make it happen."
      —Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, Robert Morris University

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 Additional Resources:

PDF worksheets are available for download on the Experiencing Theatre title support page.


 Reviews:

"Experiencing Theatre completely engages the beginning theatre student in the art of theatre. Students become playwrights, dramaturges, actors, directors, designers, adapters and collaborators through dynamic readings and excercises. This text gives them a great awareness of the work of being a theatre artist. Teachers have long strived towards creating these opportunities for their Intro students—finally a text that will make it happen."
      —Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, Robert Morris University

 

Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Exploration One: What is Theatre?
  • Exploration Two: Playwriting & Types of Plays
  • Exploration Three: Designers & Scenographic Imagination
  • Exploration Four: Performer, Director & Production Dramaturg
  • Exploration Five: Seeing & Writing About Live Theatre
  • Exploration Six: Outreach
  • Index of Terms
  • Index of Exercises
  • Worksheets (download the PDF worksheets)

 

About the Authors:

Anne Fletcher is Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy in the Department of Theatre at the Southern Illinois University.

Scott R. Irelan is Chairperson of Theatre and Dance at Youngstown State University where he teaches theatre history, dramaturgy, playwriting, and introduction to theatre.