Celebrating Live Theatre
Part One of the text presents theatre as a fragile, yet vital living entity and provides a brief explanation of its roots in ritual around the world. Part Two addresses the essentials required for a live performance – an audience, a story, and an actor. Part Three examines theatrical design and includes images and commentary from professional scenic, costume, and lighting designers. Part Four looks at those who play a role behind the scenes including the director, stage manager, technical director, technical support, and critic. Finally, Part Five introduces genres and styles of theatre from around the world including Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.
Celebrating Live Theatre: An Introduction highlights historical and creative influences on theatre and the work that goes into a production. It helps readers appreciate theatre as either members of the audience or practitioners of the art form.