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The Theatre Experience

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The re-imagined twelfth edition of "The Theatre Experience" is students' ticket to the best seat in the house. From Broadway to makeshift theater spaces around the world, the author demonstrates the active and lively role they play as audience members by engaging them in the collaborative and creative processes behind and in front of the curtain. Wilson introduces students ...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published January 1st 1976)
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Tom Hellone
May 13, 2014 Tom Hellone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Library Kat
I read this book for my theater appreciation class I especially like the sections on staging and lighting I would even recommend this book for just plain enjoyment

It was one of the better layout textbooks I've read
every beginning sections highlighted every subsection is also highlighted
Dec 23, 2011 Staci rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A good overall introduction to theater for someone who is absolutely new to it or has no clue what any of the positions in theater are. However, it does not go into enough detail about any of the specific positions to serve as a reliable reference for that position.
Feb 20, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommended to Dolly by: College Theatre 101 Class
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I read this textbook as part of an Introduction to Theatre class in college, and I felt it was a good book for those of us with limited background in theatre. It was good for the purpose and easily understood.
Rachel Skye
It was alright for a text book read for school.
May 18, 2013 Dalene rated it liked it
This is a great introduction to theater.
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Author, teacher, critic, Edwin Wilson began his career as Assistant to the Producer for the Broadway play Big Fish, Little Fish, directed by John Gielgud, and the film Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook. He produced plays off-Broadway and coproduced the Broadway play Agatha Sue, I Love You, directed by George Abbott. He also produced the film The Nashville Sound.

Educated at Vanderbilt, Edi
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