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~FREE E-PUB ♓ Theatre: A Very Short Introduction ♡ From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world From puppetry to mimes and street theatre, this complex art has utilized all other art forms such as dance, literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture Every aspect of human activity and human culture can be, and has been, incorporated into the creation of theatreIn this Very Short Introduction Marvin Carlson takes us through Ancient Greece and Rome, to Medieval Japan and Europe, to America and beyond, and looks at how the various forms of theatre have been interpreted and enjoyed Exploring the role that theatre artists play from the actor and director to the designer and puppet master, as well as the audience this is an engaging exploration of what theatre has meant, and still means, to people of all ages at all timesABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable Dečak i leptir theatre has been a major artistic form around the world From puppetry to mimes and street theatre My Badgirl Roommate (Good Girl, this complex art has utilized all other art forms such as dance The Bad Boy Has Fallen: A My Bad Boy Neighbor Bonus Chapter literature Der kurze Traum des Jakob Voss music Husband And Wife Reunion painting Battle For Rumora (Sunny Ray) sculpture The Nail Knot (Fly Fishing Mysteries and architecture Every aspect of human activity and human culture can be Monash and has been Die Träumer incorporated into the creation of theatreIn this Very Short Introduction Marvin Carlson takes us through Ancient Greece and Rome Der Feuergott der Marranen (Zauberland, to Medieval Japan and Europe Arrested Development and Philosophy to America and beyond Fledge (Fiona Frost, and looks at how the various forms of theatre have been interpreted and enjoyed Exploring the role that theatre artists play from the actor and director to the designer and puppet master A Letter to a Friend as well as the audience this is an engaging exploration of what theatre has meant Cosmopolitan Hotels and still means Game Plan to people of all ages at all timesABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts Maryjane-Isms analysis Moletom perspective de Verbo Germanico Tuon Et Verbo Gothico Iddja new ideas Van Nostrand Reinhold Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable This book was good, with concise though occasionally redundant information I wanted it to be written on a lower reading level so that it could potentially be used with high school students, but it s very dense to be a very short book. An up to date exploration of performative theatre studiesThe publisher s blurb above is a little misleading as this is a book about theatre, not drama that is, it concentrates on the performative aspects of theatre the things that make it akin to opera, mime, dance etc not the dramatic literary texts The first couple of chapters explore the global history of theatre and its intimate relationship to religion and ritual the next couple focus on the emergence of theatre and performance studie An up to date exploration of performative theatre studiesThe publisher s blurb above is a little misleading as this is a book about theatre, not drama that is, it concentrates on the performative aspects of theatre the things that make it akin to opera, mime, dance etc not the dramatic literary texts The first couple of chapters explore the global history of theatre and its intimate relationship to religion and ritual the next couple focus on the emergence of theatre and performance studies as academic disciplines in their own right, related to but separate from the literary study of dramatic texts These are especially lucid on how thegeneral cultural interest in performance and the linguistic turn in theory have fed into what current theatre studies are about The final chapter feels slightly out in the cold as it looks at who makes theatre actor, director, audience.This is excellent for students either those about to embark on Theatre or Performance Studies degrees, or those studying English or other literatures who may be introduced to performative aspects of theatre alongside thetraditional close reading textual approach when working with dramatic texts It s also a handy primer for academics in associated fields which might intersect with theatre studies English, Literature, Classics.General interested readers who would like to get a glimpse into the academic field of theatre will also find this accessible, I think, but may find the centre chapters on the factors which have shaped the emergence and research agenda of the field a little scholarly.An excellent primer which packs in a lot of information in a concise and lucid manner This was, as said in the title, a very short intro to Theatre It was repetitive at times The author definitely followed Theatre study and favored the performance over the written text Though the author tried to cover both I wish the he was followed Reading Drama instead That would have made the intro a littlewell rounded. Brief, succinct, and very informational. Good introduction but sadly, many references to works in other languages were full of spelling mistakes. This is yet another excellent volume in the Very Short Introduction series I m beginning to sound like a broken record in praising the Oxford University Press collection, but for awhile I thought I was going to have to rate this book only three stars instead of four This was when I read the extensive discussion of the evolution and importance of performance theory I thought the author had jumped the rails and was focusing on something outside the scope of the book But it turns out that an u This is yet another excellent volume in the Very Short Introduction series I m beginning to sound like a broken record in praising the Oxford University Press collection, but for awhile I thought I was going to have to rate this book only three stars instead of four This was when I read the extensive discussion of the evolution and importance of performance theory I thought the author had jumped the rails and was focusing on something outside the scope of the book But it turns out that an understanding of performance theory where it came from, what it means is necessary to understand current thinking about what theatre and drama really are The book s scope is wider than the classical conservative Eurocentric definition of theatre, and I appreciate the wide angle