The essentials of theater : a guide to acting, stagecraft, technical theater, and more / Lisa Mulcahy.

Author
Mulcahy, Lisa [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York, New York : Allworth Press, [2018]
  • ©2018
Description
xvi, 239 pages ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
Includes index.
Contents
A little history, please -- How to speak theater -- Text, and how to really get it -- All about acting -- All about directing -- All about playwrighting -- All about producing -- All about designing -- All about musical theater -- Getting technical -- The role of the dramaturg -- Theater tips and tricks -- The list : movers and shakers who shaped modern theater -- Theater companies that count -- Creative courage -- A new way to watch a play -- Career considerations -- Your production project -- Using your theater education (in ways you never thought of).
ISBN
  • 9781621536468 ((hardcover : alk. paper))
  • 1621536467
LCCN
2018019411
OCLC
1030760154
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