Theatre Studies: The Basics

2nd Edition

Robert Leach

Routledge
Published July 15, 2013
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9780415811682 - CAT# Y145452
Series: The Basics

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Summary

Now in a second edition, Theatre Studies: The Basics is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre – from acting to audience – are woven together throughout to provide an integrated introduction to the study of drama, theatre and performance. Topics covered include:

  • dramatic genres, from tragedy to political documentary
  • theories of performance
  • the history of the theatre in the West
  • acting, directing and scenography

With a glossary, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading throughout, Theatre Studies: the Basics remains the ideal starting point for anyone new to the subject.

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