Writers participated in the workshops before writing anything down — their scripts
were related to the group's improvisations ... There's a discrepancy between your
point of view and the way that , say , the audience is accustomed to seeing .
Author: Milly S. Barranger
Consistently praised for being "streamlined" and "clear and student friendly," this text offers the beginning theatre student an exciting, full-color introduction to all aspects of theatre. It presents the experience of theatre, who sees, what is seen, where and how it is seen largely from the viewpoint of audiences exposed to a complex, living art that involves people, spaces, plays, designs, staging, forms, language, and productions. The book includes the appropriate coverage of the history, diversity and most critical moments in theatre in a way that encourages students to experience theatre as "a performing art and humanistic event."