Principles of theatre art / H.D. Albright, William P. Halstead [and] Lee Mitchell.


Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1955] .

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Other Title Theatre art.
Subjects Theater.
Description 547 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1955]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents pt. 1. Drama: numbers1. Drama as art: Four characteristics of drama -- The elements of drama -- numbers2. The dramatic composition -- numbers3. Plot: The episode -- Plot conflicts -- Dilemma -- Irony -- Suspense and surprise -- numbers4. Characterization: Motivation -- Revelation -- Contrast and conflict -- numbers5. Language: Poetic language -- Prosaic language -- numbers6. Thought -- numbers7. Drama and audience: Immediate effect -- Levels of perception and effect -- Aftereffects -- Five tests of quality -- part 2. Acting: numbers8. Purpose and method in acting: "Systems" of acting -- Study and memorization -- numbers9. Movement and gesture: The nature of stage pantomime -- General rules for stage behavior -- numbers10. Voice and speech: Audibility and intelligibility -- Reading for meaning -- The nature of emphasis -- numbers11. Characterization: Analyzing a role -- numbers12. A perspective on the whole -- part 3. Theatre and stage: numbers13. Methods of organizing the theatre structure: Arena staging -- numbers14. The proscenium theatre -- numbers15. The revolts against actualism and the proscenium stage -- part 4. Design: numbers16. The nature and function of design -- numbers17. Aesthetic factors in the design -- numbers18. Physical factors in the design; 1, setting and lighting -- numbers19. Physical factors in the design; 2, costume -- numbers20. Principles of spatial composition -- numbers21. Principles of temporal composition -- part 5. Direction: numbers22. The function of the director -- numbers23. The visual stimuli -- numbers24. The auditory stimuli -- part 25. Patterning the visual and auditory stimuli -- numbers26. The director's relationship with his associates -- numbers27. The conduct of rehearsals: Casting -- Appendices: A. Projects and exercises for the student -- B. On the art of costuming -- C.A note on make-up -- D. Selected bibliographies.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)330627
(OCoLC)ocm00330627
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WorldCat Identities Albright, H. Darkes 1907-
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