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General Resources

Definition One:  Theatre is a Physical Space

  • List of Theatre Types  from “The Stagehand Primer” of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Local 470.  *Permission granted for use (Instructor has the permission letter):  http://www.ia470.com/primer/theatres.htm

   http://americantheatrewing.org/videos/since-i-suppose-site-specific-theatre/

Definition Two:  Theatre is a Collective of Individuals

  •  Morris, Steven Leigh. "The Most Important, Invisible Person in the Theater: The Stage Manager".  LA Weekly.com.  3 April 2014.  Web. 9 May 2016.

http://www.laweekly.com/arts/the-most-important-invisible-person-in-the-theater-the-stage-manager-4559783

 ·Definition Three:  Theatre is a Way of Life

Additional Resources: Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed

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  • Book Source
    Chapter 18 in Hodge, Alison. Actor Training. London: Routledge, 2010. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 7 July 2015.
  • Journal Source
    Sullivan, John, and Juan Parras. "Environmental Justice And Augusto Boal's Theatre Of The Oppressed: A Unique Community Tool For Outreach, Communication, Education And Advocacy." Theory In Action 1.2 (2008): 20-39. Humanities International Complete. Web. 7 July 2015.
  • Video Source
    Boal Techniques (03:02) in Ensemble Building [Electronic Resource] / Pumpkin TV (Firm). n.p.: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2006., 2014. Darton State College GIL Catalog. Web. 7 July 2015.

Additional Resources: Anna Deveare Smith, Ethnographic Study, Solo Performance Artists

Additional Resources: Engaged/Participatory Theatre

  • Article: Video Games as Participatory Theatre
    Homan, Daniel, and Sidney Homan. "The Interactive Theater Of Video Games: The Gamer As Playwright, Director, And Actor." Comparative Drama 48.1/2 (2014): 169-186. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text. Web. 1 July 2015.
  • Article: Audience Participation
    Sakellaridou, Elizabeth. "Oh My God, Audience Participation!": Some Twenty-First-Century Reflections."Comparative Drama 48.1/2 (2014): 13-38. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text. Web. 1 July 2015.

Additional Resources: Medieval Drama and Passion Plays

  • Film Source: Medieval Drama
    Medieval Drama [Electronic Resource] : From Sanctuary To Stage / Films For The Humanities & Sciences. n.p.: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2000., 2005. Darton State College GIL Catalog. Web. 15 July 2015.
  • Film Source: Passion Plays
    The York Mystery Plays [Electronic Resource] : Death Of Christ / Films For The Humanities & Sciences. n.p.: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1998., 2006. Darton State College GIL Catalog. Web. 15 July 2015.

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