Browse Gift Certificates DRM-Free Books My eBooks My Account My Wishlist Sign In Create an Account Gift Certificates DRM-Free Books Newsletters Feedback eBooks.com Blog Help Logout Sign In; Create an Account; My eBooks My Wishlists My Pre-Orders … Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. noh...page 86 (should be Noh) read more. There is an ease to reading the material within this text. Given the daunting task of covering all aspects of theatre, the book attempts to cover an impressive range of topics. He is the person who makes sure that all of the pieces are put together….” (Directing, chapter 3) And, “… is the actor a craftsman or an artist? However, some are not covered well. This is an interesting book in that it is somewhat of a hybrid -- a combination of an Introduction to Theatre book and a Theatre History book. It is hard to determine why those four subjects and not others, yet, each of those subjects is worth mentioning and the chapters hold interest. This isn't "a few typos" as indicated by some other reviewers; fully a quarter of the pages have these formatting errors. Considering the breadth of topics, depth must be sacrificed. Rising action: A series of events following the initial incident and leading up to the dramatic climax 4. centuryBCE ...page 157 Genre This type of detail is missing from the other chapters. I will use portions of this text in my Intro to Theatre course as a supplement.. As a stand-alone text, the introductory chapter is too quirky and the formatting issues too distracting for me to rely on it as a main text. The third section- Special Topics- which covers: Genre, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, and World Theatre- is inconsistent in terms of space. Reviewed by Carrie Colton, Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 3/3/20, Overall, good. (do acknowledge that elements of the amphitheater were addressed in Set Design.). The organization felt a bit like a wikipedia page at times. The book’s contributors seem at times overly dry and academic,– as with the opening to the book’s final chapter on world theatre: “When approaching the topic of world theatre, it is necessary to first dispel some popular myths about theatre forms that are outside the traditional Western theatre aesthetic or canon.” The magic really does slip away. While I do not think this text would serve a purpose in a rigorous BFA or graduate studies program, I think it is quite relevant for my students at the community college level. Charlie Mitchell studied playwriting at Boston University with Nobel prize-winning author Derek Walcott. read more. Content is generally accurate - to the extent that we take the authors on trust as no attributions to sources are indicated. World theatre is given its own chapter, which is not where theatre studies are going right now (and is something that would need to be pushed back on in the class if the text was used), and aspects of theatre produced by other communities in the U.S. was not covered apart from a good focus in the genre portion on companies that have done political theatre. Paperback. Reviewed by Laszlo Fulop, Associate Professor, University of New Orleans on 2/8/17, The book takes a comprehensive look at theater. Compare, contrast, discuss? While it does not have a glossary... The book utilizes a fair amount of images to aid in its information and has bold terms in each chapter that are helpful for students and instructors. The book does provide handsome images and charts, though more would be welcome, as well as captains explaining their significance. Numbers were consistently altered to letters and symbols throughout. Per email reminder dated 4-6-20 and as suggested, I am completing my review on separate paper and will attach to email review form in the final additional comments box. "Theatrical Worlds" is the most comprehensive text available to professors interested in selecting an OER (Open Educational Resource) for their theatre courses. That being said each individual section does not go indepth enough to be primary reading for a class unit. In parts one and two, I noted many unsupported claims and occasional inaccuracies (for example, the characterization of Aristotle as a "drama critic"). No scholarly sources, references, footnotes, or works cited are listed. This is a book for ALL theater lovers-for the curious theatergoer and seasoned professional as well as the aspiring theater artist. The text is obviously mostly about contemporary Western theatre practice, particularly commercial theatre of North America. The pages display well in i-books and there is a graphic display of pages available at the bottom of the page that allows quick navigation. as some aspects of theatrical production are omitted, or given short shrift, such as playwriting, producing and dramaturgy. The inconsistency in writing style and quality from chapter to chapter isn’t great, but if you like to cherry pick your readings there is some good stuff in here. The inability to bookmark and the lack of internal links in the PDF and online versions proves frustrating at times. Not an awful thing to have many voices….. 5 0 obj
Each essay more or less could stand on its own, even though there is a logic to the organization and to most of the general topic choices. This was written by several writers. Periodic updates to reference newer work and technologies may be desired to keep the discussion fresh, but not necessary. Reviewed by Janet Allard, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro on 12/5/16, Theatrical Worlds covers an impressive number of ideas and areas, going into both the methods of individual theatre practitioners and the historical roots of the art of theatre. I like how it is organized by profession. as some aspects of theatrical production are omitted, or given short shrift, such as playwriting, producing and dramaturgy. I can see that it will be somewhat challenging to direct students to specific areas to read. At times it is almost too detailed. With no mention of several of the important events in theatre in the last two years - particularly "Hamilton" - there are several This modularity, however, made me unsure of how it could be used as the main text for a single course. This text is probably most useful when divided for different courses' purposes. The lists of terms was good. by Oscar G. Brockett. It did not seem to have a logical order. I did not find this an overarching issue with the textbook, however. 17 rSqos, and many more…. They added an excitement and a broadening to one's concept of theatre. As someone who teaches theatre history (but not an introduction to theatre class), I have always had to make a decision between assigning and expensive anthology of plays and an equally expensive theatre history textbook. The downloadable PDF format maintains images and text beautifully. But this portion of the book is a healthy augmentation to the prior chapters. The book addresses cultural relevance in a uniformly sensitive way and includes attention to divergence and ethnicities. A lot of text. A huge... Other than that I think the organizational flow is very good. A very useful book for any course in the overview of theatre and a good reference for individual theatre practices. The third sections, "Special Topics" also follows a structure that would allow an instructor to deliver sections of text at different points during a course. The opening section, titled "Mapping Reality: An Introduction to Theatre", is a wide-ranging discourse on the nature of performance that is full of unexpected connections between ideas, but doesn't provide the initial introduction to theatre that I would want for my undergrads. Elements to review:
The first chapter could easily become three or four if the sub-sections were expanded to match the level of detail in the production chapters and elements from the special topics chapters were integrated into the general discussion. - Stella Adler (Part One: Creating the World)
The text’s consistent historical approach can sometimes leave little room for practical information, particularly in the Acting chapter.
Aside from the occasional typo, the grammar of the text was very good. not presented elsewhere. Most topical and evolving information is contained in photos and brief blurbs about the work of producing organizations around the country and the globe. And more specifically the origins of theater, most students are quite surprised when they learn this - and that the origins of theater are based in religious ritual. As an architectural feature, the stage may consist of a platform (often raised) or series of platforms. The text is very readable and defines specific jargon used in theatrical practice (which is part of its goal as an introductory text). The Shakespeare section is very long, and frankly somewhat unnecessary, although quite comprehensive. There is no guiding framework to speak of. Design Chapter made up for this. Theatrical Worlds aspires to being a supportive, stimulating introductory inroad to the enormously broad field that is theatre study and theatre practice but there are many competitive texts in this field - Theatre: Collaborative Acts, (Wainscott and Fletcher), The World of Theatre: Tradition and Innovation, (Felner and Orenstein), The Theatre Experience, (Edwin Wilson), Theatre: A Way of Seeing, (Milly S. Barranger). The text is VERY readable and accessible. The in-depth description of lighting instruments feels out of place as compared to the brief treatment the text offers almost all other material. The jump to a much more in-depth look at the works of Shakespeare and musical theatre took it to a different level of study beyond the introductory stage. are so standard they also do not run much of a risk of becoming irrelevant any time soon. The book includes three sections: Creating a World, Theatrical Production, and Special Topics. It jumped around a lot. I'm glad they were mentioned, as ignoring them does students and society a disservice, but I would have liked a little more attention given to the matters once brought up. A strong editor would have been beneficial for this text. Most of the key terms in bold found in each design chapter, directing, etc. Many, many formatting issues. An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Most of those topics, including genre, seem like they could've been incorporated in early sections of the book. Any images enhance the material. Any issues with the book are more one of preference and less of a critique of the book itself, and I would recommend this book for many who want the foundation of a textbook for their intro course without worrying that the price will deter students from using it. to read online but most students find that a physical copy is easier to read and study. ", Reviewed by David Mroden, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona on 2/8/17, This text covers a lot of ground; perhaps too much. The various authors describe process in similar ways: steps and considerations are repeated across the chapters; which reinforces a generalized focus to the work. Overall, Theatrical World does a nice job of balancing major ideas in theatre and also highlighting some interesting side topics that supplement these main ideas. I appreciate the attempt to try to include other theatre outside the west in the main text but they are not given enough weight or detail to merit it. Various authors are at work here and that becomes a strength of the book by adding to its variety. Having used a variety of texts before in Intro courses, Theatrical Worlds addresses key terms and ideas, provides appropriate historical context, and cites major names and their contributions. However, this structural characteristic does not detract from the overall effectiveness of the text. The discussion is arbitrary, hard to follow, and off on some genres, such as the origin of the term "melodrama.". But reading the book one realizes that the history of the theater is covered in various chapters. I suppose, however, that a textbook needs to present a clear narrative. By including a glossary and index the editors could strengthen its functionality and usefulness - their absence is sorely missed. It was published in 2014 as a 'beta' edition, so perhaps there were plans to edit and/or complete it, but as it stands it has no glossary and no index. 7 " A working definition of art . They are stylistically and scholastically inconsistent. The absence of those contents makes it much less user friendly than it could be. Some references will soon be outdated, but the basic content will not require an update in the near future. Some of the graphics with quotes were incorrect. The inclusion of cultural sensitive issues in present in theatre in general. Occasionally jargon or technical terms are used without any explanations or context clues. It's mostly relevant, however a few paragraphs could easily be added to update it. read more. While I think the text is in need of updates and edits, I do think it has potential for use in non-major and introductory focused courses. endobj
Part One is "Creating a World" and is an overview of theatre from Greek Drama to present day productions. Too often logical segues from one topic to the next are missing. Without an index or glossary, having the subtopics included in the TOC might be helpful. Theater Textbooks. Many of its chapters could be incorporated into Theatre History courses or Introductory Courses. Conspicuously absent are the dedicated Theatre History chapters that consume half of most published texts marketed to Theatre Appreciation classes. Proves a bit hard to read, especially in a digital format. No scholarly sources, references, footnotes, or works cited are listed. The book takes a comprehensive look at theater. That's not to say that it doesn't have good moments. The textbook is a wonderful material that you will definitely enjoy reading and you shouldn’t have any issue downloading this book PDF for free on a good eBook website. Text is consistent in terms of terminology and overall structure and framework. The writing is extremely clear and accessible, which is perfect for an introductory course. The text appears to be accurate and error free for the most part, with one obvious oversight on page 43, where Oedipus is given to be both the son of Laius and Jocasta, and "not the son of King Laius.". 4 Acting Ch. read more. Preliminary event: Whatever takes place BEFORE the action of the play that is directly related to the play 3. As a general survey the information presented in the text has lasting relevance. It would also be possible to assign a single section for an introductory course on one of the topics – for example, the lighting design section for an introductory lighting design class, making elements of this textbook useful to more specialized courses. Impressive. Theatrical World is a fully comprehensive textbook that could be used for several years in most intro courses. An index would be helpful in order to navigate the wide range of topics but the division of each section is clear, coherent, and logical. Potentially unknown and new concepts and vocabulary are explained. Including the world of theatre outside of the west shows a contrast to mainstream American/western culture. Awkward phrasing, convoluted and choppy syntax, and occasional non-sequiturs at the beginning make it hard to get interested in the text, but that evens out midway through the first chapter. These could be easily updated to include changing and recent work. Grammatical - 4 – accessible
Audible … The second section of the book switches to a more specific discussion of the different roles played by members of a theatrical production's artistic team. Overall, many examples of theatre in the first chapter and in following chapters include important theatre groups and artists from other countries and outside of white/European history, so I found it to culturally aware and inclusive. endobj
Part three is random. Consistency – 3- I do sense that different people wrote the different chapters and I felt the loss. 5 The Structure of Drama Ch. It starts out as an overview of the theatrical process, examining the different areas of production, performance and design, then shifts to an exploration of Shakespeare throughout the past five... Theatre technology and performance spaces change rapidly, so naturally the text isn't as current as desired. The beautiful production photos, costume renderings, and sidebars are readable and clear. An accessible open textbook on theatre is a welcome proposition. The section that might have been rewarding, Interpreting Shakespeare, is afforded all of three paragraphs. My commitment to providing my students with materials that do not place an unnecessary financial burden on them is complicated by the limited number of resources available within my discipline. There are both traditional/historic and contemporary examples of theatre in India, Japan, China, The Middle East, West Africa, South Africa and Latin America. Yes, I think that the language above describes the text accurately. There are some minor issues here and there with the Beta version including some minor text layout issues or typo numbers or letters. read more. 5. These chapters are all in depth and effective explorations of the creative and practical process of theatrical production. For an introduction textbook, it feels appropriately inclusive of practices in other countries. There were some errors throughout that could have been caught easily with a solid editor. These areas, I believe, happened in the translation of the text to the digital format-- replacement of words or letters with strange text or odd additions to photos. The organization is very similar to other online and print copy textbooks. Although it's important to note the relationship of live theatre to film, there is too much mention of screen versions (and there should be a photograph of a stage production of "Les Mis" - not the movie). Sound design is given very little space. It starts out with good information about the theatrical process for the neophyte, progressing from the nuts-and-bolts of the theatrical world to a broader discussion of theatrical genres. For the most part, this book is clear and easy to understand. I was frustrated, though, in that it almost tries to cover too much information. sections (Introduction and Chapter on Musical Theatre) that are now obsolete. The book is usually consistent in approaching its subject matter. The online version of "Theatrical Worlds" appears to have the copyright year of 2014, which is reflective of the topics covered. The acting chapter contains little aside from Stanislavski (whose "system" is covered well), there are no chapters on playwriting or dramaturgy, and no full chapter on script analysis (although the basics of the climactic plot structure are covered in the introduction). As each topic does not necessarily flow one to the next, the division of the textbook into three parts help to give it shape, dividing like ideas in a clear and logical fashion. Language is consistent and used well throughout. I love the block sections and subheadings. Reviewed by Eric Prince, Professor, Colorado State University on 12/5/16, The book is in need of an index and a glossary with key concepts and terms being clearly explained. "Theatrical Worlds" could be viewed as a compilation of many shorter texts which are outlined in the table of contents. The bookmark icon to the right of the pdf screen allows the reader to navigate easily between chapters. authenticlooking...page 160 1 0 obj
There is a problem with the style and the tone changing so much from chapter to chapter. The examples and ideas from all over the world add to the comprehensiveness and allow this book from becoming too American-centric. There appears to be an attempt at making some of the subjects discussed more relevant in terms of today's social and political movements at the expense of subjects that should... It would be very easy to divide it into assigned readings. I would prefer them to be separated. It houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. Text is broken down into areas of Theatre work in the second half of the text, which provides a clear and focused read for students. This text attempts to cover a wide range of topics at an introductory level. I was taken aback by some of the brief mentions of racial inequalities in the production world. Theatrical projection design has evolved into an independent design field for production teams and immersive spaces should be touched on more. The book includes three sections: Creating a World, Theatrical Production, and Special Topics. There is also a lack of representation of women, queer artists, and artists of color in the works it engages and explores. It does a decent job of introducing and providing general information several aspects of theater, acting, directing, costuming, but leaves out other important parts, such as playwriting and dramaturgy. read more. It includes contributions from around the world, demonstrating the global application of its core approach. The personal aspect in the style helps one move from one area to the next. Included other facts and info. Inclusive of the work of many communities, peoples, and histories from around the world. read more. read more. The final section on world theatre, however, threw out a lot of information (names, dates, etc.) The book takes a comprehensive look at theater. I'm sure it would work in a standard, large lecture intro to theatre class taught by practitioners (rather than scholars) and advanced graduate students. postPuritan...page 177 The side-bars are interesting and could serve a number of different purposes in the classroom as they present specific examples highlighted in the surrounding chapters. The stand alone special topic chapters of Part III seem to belong to another book altogether. This section is a digressive and rambling discussion of theatrical history and context that seems to have no fundamental idea of how to organize itself. It is pretty easy to read for an undergraduate level and gives a good foundation of history and ideas that an instructor can base many lectures/discussions/quizzes/tests from. A separate chapter for World Theatre that presents examples that are not referenced in the general discussion of the theatre, emphasizes the otherness of non-western traditions and works against the inclusive perspective of the first chapter. The first "Genres" is a discussion of theatrical forms that covers theatre from melodrama to farce and attempts to give an overview of the ways that theatrical genres have evolved and grown (without, it must be noted, ever mentioning the name Brecht.) Very easy to read online with many vibrant color pictures. It succeeds in some areas of content: the introduction, as well as chapters on design, directing, and Shakespeare are particularly thorough. Reviewed by Brian Haimbach, Lead Theatre Faculty, Lane Community College on 1/7/16, The comprehensiveness of the textbook is admirable. I also think having different authored chapters can provide another perspective to reading, allowing students to see how people talk about these ideas uniquely. I appreciate that the authors chose to add this text to the OER network. Sidebars are also quite useful in illuminating the material with information on some specific productions or facets of the theatre. Due to the modularity of the text, the structure seems to jump from one topic to the next without any attempts to transition smoothly.
lightemitting....lighting page 136 (light-emitting) it may be a choice, I don't know. In the description, the author refers to "transgendered women" -- the preferred term is "transgender women.". While a quick search of the OER catalog yields "Theatrical Worlds" as a text relevant to my discipline, the first few links were unusable. Even something as simple as having a glossary with important terms and 3 discussion questions at the end of each chapter would help unify this book. Euripedes...page 180 It succeeds in some areas of content: the introduction, as well as chapters on design, directing, and Shakespeare are particularly thorough. Yes. The mention of Directors as Auteurs is a good addition, though it is important to note that contemporary plays in copyright cannot be altered by Directors. There could be even more in later editions. Text covers major areas of study and practice within the world of Theatre artistry. Theatrical Worlds consists of three sections: I Creating a World – Mapping Reality: An Introduction to Theatre, II Theatrical Production, with chapters on Acting, Directing, Set Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, and III Special Topics, with chapters on Genre, The World of Shakespeare, The American Musical, and World Theatre. The beginning chapter of the book also explains the relevance of theatre to someone unfamiliar with theatre, or a young theatre artist at the beginning of study. Hardback ISBN13: 978-0073382203. wellknown..page 164 The book puts all world cultures into one chapter at the end, which presents a Theatre as Western/everyone else dichotomy which isn't great. Sometimes, this means a little redundancy between chapters, but nothing overly serious. The first section of the book, "Creating a World," does not have this easy to access structure. Despite a nod to "world theatre," part three, "Special Topics," is the least comprehensive and least satisfactory. I appreciated the world theatre chapter but I wish the book had a section on American Theatre and the minority theatre here. Thus, originally, theatre referred to both a place as well as to a particular form of sense perception. I wish genre came earlier in the textbook, since that is mostly where we get a framework for talking about different kinds of plays. The book features several authors as it is an edited collection, but it still remains fairly consistent in terms of reading level and overall voice. This is a matter of tone and style, as well as substance and content, and a consequence of having nine contributing writers authoring non-collaborative chapters on their own particular specialism. Living Theatre: A History. The modularity is great. Overall, good. However, some are not covered well. The content is accurate and does not appear biased. riserlike....Lighting page 84 I would prefer the text were arranged slightly differently. 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