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Essentials of Theater : A Guide to Acting, Stagecraft, Technical Theater, and More - (Hardcover)

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An Introduction to the World of Theater A friendly and practical guide to the stage, The Essentials of Theater will prepare actors and crew for their next show. Perfect for college students in theater programs, as well as community theater troupes, this book covers all the bases—from a brief history on theater over the centuries and basic terminology to tips on interpreting scripts, developing characters, and utilizing props. Lisa Mulcahy’s helpful explanations and examples take readers on a backstage tour, introducing the tasks and responsibilities of every participant: stage hands, sound designers, prop managers, and more. Special sections include:
  • A simple guide to completing your first production project
  • Worksheets and checklists to practice new skills
  • Interviews with theater critics, playwrights, and sound designers
  • Appendices with suggested readings, viewings, and resources for theater students
Through real-world examples and engaging activities, readers will explore every facet of the world of theater: acting, directing, playwriting, production, technical design, and more. Mulcahy even includes a chapter on innovative ways to use one’s theater education off-stage. A great resource for college theater programs and acting classes in general, The Essentials of Theater is an excellent introduction to the stage and all of its moving parts.
Number of Pages: 239 p. ;
Genre: Performing Arts, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Theater, Negotiating
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book theme: Stagecraft & Scenography
Author: Lisa Mulcahy
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2018
TCIN: 53800444
UPC: 9781621536468
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-2406
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