Theatre Through the Ages: An Introduction to Theatre

Author(s): Daryl Worley

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2021

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A comprehensive guide for theatre appreciation. Starting with ancient man and the Greeks and Romans the history of the theatre is explored throughout the text culminating with a look at the truly American theatre form, the Broadway musical. Twelve full plays are included in this text as well as a variety of activities for the students including discussion questions, chapter fill in the blank questions and character analysis forms. The written play review is encouraged and forms are provided for each of the plays within the text as well as forms for a play that the student sees in person. This text is essential online programs since it contains all of the student materials within one textbook. This book has also been used in lecture classes with great success.

Chapter 1 The Origins of the Performing Arts 
Trifles by Susan Glaspell

Chapter 2 Experiencing and Analyzing Performance
Outside Looking In by Maxwell Anderson

Chapter 3 Performing Arts in Ancient Greece and Rome
Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Chapter 4 Performing Arts in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
The Cornish Mystery Play- The Play of the Three Maries

Chapter 5 Performing Arts during the Renaissance
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderon De La Barca

Chapter 6 Performing arts and Theatres from 1660 to 1800
Tartuffe by Moliere

Chapter 7 Performing Arts in a Changing World
Andre by William Dunlap

Chapter 8 Performing Arts in the Modern World
The Class of ’29 by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings

Chapter 9 Musical Theatre before World War II

Chapter 10 Musical Theatre after World War II

Chapter 11 The Actor 
Life’s Highway: The Funeral Procession by Daryl R. Worley
Scenes from A Soldier’s Story by Daryl R. Worley
Scenes from The Preacher’s Son by Daryl R. Worley

Chapter 12 The Director
The Fool by Channing Pollock

Chapter 13 The Playwright
Dining with Carol by Daryl R. Worley

Chapter 14 The Designers
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde

Chapter 15 Play Projects
Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O’Neill

Appendix A Chapter Questions
Appendix B Chapter Play Reviews
Appendix C Character Analysis Worksheets
Appendix D Additional Play Review Forms
Appendix E Live Performance Review Forms
Appendix F Chapter Quizzes

Daryl Worley

Dr. Daryl R. Worley A native Texan with a New Mexican influence. Born close to Amarillo, but raised in Clovis, New Mexico, Daryl was exposed to a variety of Artistic experiences in the classroom and the community. He holds a BSE from Howard Payne University where he majored in Education, Studio Art and Theatre with a minor in music. After teaching high school theatre for nearly 10 years, he entered the world of professional theatre as a director and producer of plays and musicals. Daryl graduate from Baylor University in 2006 with his Master of Arts degree in directing and began teaching at the college level and writing and directing plays. Daryl holds an educational doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Daryl teaches for Navarro College and Texas A & M University- Commerce as well as several other institutions as a guest professor. His published works include Theatre Through the Ages: An Introduction to Theatre as well as a cookbook and upcoming memoir and numerous professional journals. Daryl resides in Texas with his wife Christa and son Greerson.

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