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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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zeroizme
There are two main formatting issues that I would recommend addressing in the next edition of this book. One is the implementation of a glossary for ease of use, as this book is often utilized for freshmen level college courses and a major part of learning a new concept is understanding the many terms associated with the art. Thankfully, there is an index to look up the terms included in each section however, it would be considerably more helpful to have all of the terms and their associated def ...more
stormie
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.
H.J. Swinford
Sep 15, 2008 H.J. Swinford rated it it was ok  ·  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.
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.
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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.
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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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