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Theatre: The Lively Art

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Edwin Wilson and Alvin Goldfarb combine the best of theatrical elements and history in this best-selling introductory text. "Theatre: The Lively Art " is designed both to prepare and inspire students to become lifelong audience members, if not actual participants in theatre. With its clear narrative, concise presentation, and vibrant visual program, "Theatre: The Lively Ar...more
Paperback, 7th, 439 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published September 28th 1995)
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i want to give myself a pat on the back for finally finishing the 190 pages' worth of assigned reading material from this book. thus ends the last unit of my theatre course. i am now absolutely finished reading this book in its entirety.

thank goodness.
This book isn't bad for a very basic introduction to theatre class skewed toward theatre appreciation. It's much heavier on the "who does what" of theatre than it is on anything historical.
Janie Cakes
contained a lot of personal opinion from the author that was not backed up with facts, there was a lot of bias. plus sides were the vocab, and short stories.
H.J. Swinford
Sep 15, 2008 H.J. Swinford rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Eh. It's alright. I can bet you there's a great deal of better theatre textbooks out there. Even my professor isn't wild about this book.
Great pictures! Did seem to drag on at some points in the chapters, but overall I was interested.
Jul 04, 2011 Lori added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lori by: Emerson College
I read this for graduate school.
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