“Playing Your Part” features in each chapter consist of two sets of critical thinking questions:
New “In Focus” features include two categories:
The global, universal nature of theatre takes center stage in a number of new sections and features. This edition takes students around the globe and across time to demonstrate the universality of theatrical expression, whether on stage or through rituals. In addition to the chapter on Today's Global Theatre, Global Cross-Current boxes build on these themes by highlighting influential practitioners.
New coverage of postmodern and non-text-based theatre productions provide students with insights into contemporary theatre movements.
Updated Online Leaning Center offers a wealth of additional student and instructor resources, including an electronic version of the McGraw-Hill Theatergoer's Guide and a detailed glossary of Major Theatrical Forms and Movements. There are also self-tests and internet activities that help students to evaluate their understanding of the concepts in each chapter.
Engages students by putting them in the audience and showing them that as audience members they are active participants in the performance which helps to open their eyes to theater and to the impact of live performance.
A superb, colorful, and comprehensive photo illustration program engages students and faculty with striking contemporary images and examples, as well as historical context, to demonstrate the diverse range of productions.
Historical Perspective boxes emphasize historical context where appropriate, providing students with the background necessary to understand everything from classic to avant-garde productions.
Dynamics of Drama boxes illustrate difficult theatre concepts throughout the text, making it easier for students to understand and apply them as audience members.
Learning Solutions Best Bet: 1. Add Plays - There are 65 plays in CREATE that can be used to create a reader or bind the plays into the current text. 2. Theatre Goer's Guide - Attending a live performance is central to this course. Best bind options are chapters 1 & 2 from this guide. Chapter 1 provides audience etiquette on what to expect while chapter 2 helps students construct a Theatre Report (a common writing assignment).
"The Audience's Response" boxes feature critical-thinking questions that challenge students to apply the concepts from each chapter to their own experiences as audience members. Whether they attend local, university, or Broadway productions, students can use these questions to gain a framework for responding to the productions they attend.