Theatre: Essays on the Arts of the Theatre

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgment v
  • Introduction vii
  • Contents xix
  • List of Illustrations xxi
  • I - The Actor 1
  • The First Lesson in Acting A Pseudo-Morality 6
  • The Painted Actor 18
  • Sources in Art 25
  • The Lineage of Speech 35
  • II - The Playwright and the Drama 47
  • The Play in Tpansition 51
  • The Dramatist in Danger 59
  • New Forms for Old 65
  • Fences on Parnassus 76
  • Tragedy 83
  • Comedy 92
  • III - The Director 107
  • The Art of Directing 111
  • The Unity of Production 129
  • IV - Scene Design 139
  • The Living Scene 143
  • The Painter in the Theatre 155
  • Art and Arithmetic 165
  • Shakespeare, the Designer's Touchstone 172
  • Lighting 187
  • V - Costumes 197
  • On Wearing Costumes 200
  • Designing for Actors 208
  • VI - The Dance 215
  • The Independent Art of the Dance 218
  • The Spirit of the Classic Dance 223
  • The Negro Dance Under European Eyes 235
  • The Dance of the Sprouting Corn 246
  • VII - Architecture 255
  • The Theatre in the Machine Age 258
  • Grub-Street Theatres 266
  • VIII - New Paths and Byways 275
  • Little Theatre Backgrounds 278
  • The Negro and the American Theatre 290
  • The Theatre and the University 304
  • Writing for Puppets 313
  • Commedia Dell' Arte and American Vaudeville 322
  • Index 333
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