Item description for Everything about Theatre!: A Comprehensive Survey about the Arts and Crafts of the Stage by Robert L. Lee & Theodore O. Zapel...
Overview Discusses such topics as costume, stage directions, set design, and basic acting, provides a brief history, includes exercises, and offers employment suggestions
Publishers Description It's all here in one book--a complete overview of all aspects of theatre The history, the crafts and the art of the stage are presented in eighteen easy-to-learn units. Theatre history in four parts gives the text an orderly structure. Between each part are bite-sized sections on acting, improvisation, makeup, lighting, props, costumes and more. Each craft is described with examples, Illustrations and hands-on exercises where appropriate. A comprehensive theatre arts reference book. Eighteen chapters: Learning Your Way Around; Introduction To Acting; Ancient Theatre; Improvisation; Basic Stagecraft; Your Vocal Instrument; Reading the Wrighting; Meeting the Monolog; Medieval and Renaissance Theatre; Stage Lighting; Doing the Duo; Elizabethan Theatre; Theatrical Makeup; Directing for the Stage; Scene Design and Painting; Romanticism to Realism: Props, Costumes, and Sound; Getting to Work.
Citations And Professional Reviews Everything about Theatre!: A Comprehensive Survey about the Arts and Crafts of the Stage by Robert L. Lee & Theodore O. Zapel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 12/01/1996 page 645
School Library Journal - 02/01/1997 page 137
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1998 page 44
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 289
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 386
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Studio: Meriwether Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.07" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Meriwether Publishing
ISBN 1566080193 ISBN13 9781566080194
Availability 151 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 10:40.
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More About Robert L. Lee & Theodore O. Zapel
Lee has taught theatre arts at the high school level for over twenty-five years. His experience includes working as an actor or designer or technician or director or teacher in children's, high school, college, community, and professional theatre. In his spare time, Lee works as a graphic artist and freelance writer.
Robert L. Lee currently resides in Tucson, in the state of Arizona. Robert L. Lee was born in 1945.
Reviews - What do customers think about Everything About Theatre!: The Guidebook of Theatre Fundamentals?
I'm prejudiced, but... Apr 27, 2004
Actually, I'm the author of this book. Of course I think it's wonderful! Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a way to get this site to discard the reiew I posted in 1997, which refers viewers to a web site that no longer exists. And worse, when I wrote that "review," there were no "stars" available, so the average rating comes out based on two positive reviews (mine and one other) that total only 4 stars. At any rate, The book continues to sell well, and I van only hope that your decision to purchase/not purchase will be based on domething other than the "average rating" listed. Also, FWIW, there is a Teacher's Edition of the book, with quizzes, tests, exercises, answer keys, etc., available from the publisher. It's printed in large format, suitable for phootcopying.
Wonderful Overview May 5, 2000
This book covers everything! It has chapters on the history of theater, the terminology of theater, acting, lighting, scenic design and painting, makeup, costumes, directing, and practically everything else. It's clear and easy to read and doesn't talk down to students. There are suggested exercises at the end of each chapter, but I've never used them. The reason I'm not giving 'Everything About Theater!' five stars is that, since it is an overview of everything, it doesn't go in to depth. Of course, it takes a lifetime to fully learn many things about theater. This book is a wonderful introduction!