We continue to expand our list of art-related topics. In this opportunity, we present to you our collection of theater books in PDF format containing classic and emblematic plays from the world of dramatic art.
It should be noted that we refer to theater in terms of texts created for the purpose of being performed on stage. In this sense, dramatic plays are written differently from other literary works. With our selection of theater books in PDF format, you can enjoy reading intended for dramatic performance.
The origins of theater as an artistic and literary genre date back to classical Greece, when theatrical text, recitation, music, choreography and costumes combined to create the magic of this priceless art. The greatest exponents of the time were Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus (in Tragedy) and Aristophanes (in Comedy).
But, in reality, the theater had its antecedents in the rituals of worship to the gods and in those of food gathering, where representations of different scenes of daily life were performed and where people could demonstrate their artistic talents.
The theater evolved over time, but always retained its fundamental elements, although adapted to the changes of each era. Among them we can mention: the stage (place where theatrical events take place, including the scenography), the actors (people who represent the characters and their actions within the play), the text (script or dramatic text that includes annotations and other references for the director, the producer and the actors) and the costumes.
Theater is an art worth studying and enjoying, so we invite you to take a look at our collection of more than 15 theater books in PDF format. These are plays rated by critics and audiences alike as being of the highest standard.
Theater for Children
Theater in childhood is one of the best forms of expression, fun and development. Children like it and have a good time and it also favors the evolution of all parts of their body and mind. Theater helps children to improve their language, their comprehension and above all their expression.
Theater for children requires a lot of work, a little more than with young people and adults, since being children, their understanding is a little less, so the plays that are represented must be easy for them to understand, as well as to interpret.
Theater for children can also help children to reinforce reading, to learn about literature, art and history, to learn to be communicative and sociable, among many other benefits.
8) The Three Little Pigs Play script (Article)
Horbury Primary AcademySource: Horbury Primary Academy
Theater techniques and strategies
Being the director of a theater team is not an easy task, since it requires a higher competence than the other members of the team; such a director will require a lot of research, passion and dedication to be able to perform the techniques and strategies necessary to communicate the message to the greatest number of people in the audience.
As for the acting techniques, it is necessary to have the materials that go according to the theme to be dramatized, this is practically one of the most effective strategies, to decorate and dress the actors in a way that only by seeing it captivates the audience present.
Among the main materials used in a theater are: costumes, fabrics, makeup, lights, musical instruments, scripts, sounds, the narrator, the curtain and the mannequins.
12) Dramatic Techniques and Elements (Presentation)
Dr K A Korb,Akolo A JamesSource: Educational Psychology
14) Drama Strategies and Conventions
Patricebaldwin Web PageSource: Patricebaldwin Web Page
15) Theatre Appreciation Terms
Department of Theatre Columbus State UniversitySource: Department of Theatre Columbus State University
16) Screen Acting Tips a Short Guide to Success (Article)
Kahlil Joseph Performing Artist Web PageSource: Kahlil Joseph Performing Artist Web Page
17) Advanced Acting Strategies for the Experienced Actor (Article)
Eric Morris,Harold Clurman,William BallSource: Iowa High School Speech Association
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