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Author(s): Frank Pickard
"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players..." William Shakespeare
Theatre Arts: Fundamental Theory & Practice is an easy to read, comprehensive textbook for both majors and non-majors. It offers a basic, solid understanding of the history, theory, and application of the art of theatre. Many of the different aspects of theatre arts are applicable to anyone's life, regardless of educational and professional aspirations.
Author(s): Robert Smith
Theatre: Its Nature, Its Variety, Its Development is laid out in a nontraditional format for introductory theatre courses. The nature of theatre is difficult enough to understand without imposing a 2,500 year barrier to that process. Accordingly, this text starts with an understanding of the nature of theatre in our own time. After students have a solid understanding of the nature of theatre and significant awareness of the variety of theatre, then they will be better equipped to begin studying theatre in its historical context.
Author(s): Andrew Svedlow
Written from the experienced viewpoint of a skilled artist, Thirty Works of Art Every Student Should Know examines thirty pieces of world-renown artwork, each of which representing a different style and movement from the vast history of art.
Thirty Works of Art Every Student Should Know introduces art movements and artists that have helped make art what it is today and forces students to appreciate the long, rich history of art throughout the world.
Understanding Visual Art Forms in Our World is specifically designed for the novice seeking an introduction to the visual arts, as well as current art-related issues. This text provides an opportunity for all to understand, enjoy and experience art. Art theory and history are presented in a straightforward and accessible manner. Well-known works of art from around the world and across time are organized thematically. Appendices include tips for writing about art, as well as directions for composing formal analyses and research papers.
Author(s): Howard Meltzer
How do we listen to music?
How do we talk about music?
Why is music important to many people?
Does music exist in all cultures?
Do all people listen to music in the same way?
Ways of Listening is about music and ideas about music. The publication explores the different ways in which people have listened to music through history. In addition, it explores the different ways in which one can listen to music.