Theatre, Brief Version, Seventh Edition Chapter 1, What Is the Theatre? The Theatre Building The Company, or Troupe, of Players The Occupation of Theatre Chapter 2, What Is a Play? Classifying Plays Structure Chapter 3, The Actor What Is Acting? Becoming an Actor The Actor's Routine The Actor in Life Chapter 4, The Playwright We Are All Playwrights Literary and Nonliterary Aspects of Playwriting Playwriting as Event Writing The Qualities of a Fine Play The Playwrights Process Contemporary American Playwrights Chapter 5, Designers and Technicians Theatre Architecture Scenery Lighting Costume Makeup Sound Design Special Effects Computer Technologies in Theatre Design Technical Production Chapter 6, The Director The Arrival of the Director: A Historical Overview Directorial Functions The Training of a Director Chapter 7, Theatre Traditions: East and West The Origins of Theatre Theatre in the West Theatre in the East The Theatrical Tradition Today: East and West Chapter 8, The Modern Theatre Realism Naturalism Antirealism Chapter 9, The Musical Theatre The Development of the Broadway Musical: America's Contribution The Contemporary Musical Chapter 10, Theatre Today: What, Who, and Where? What's Happening? Who's Doing Today's Theatre? Theatre of Today: Where Can You Find It? Conclusions on the Current Theatre? Chapter 11, The Critic Critical Perspectives Critical Focus We Are the Critics Glossary Brief Bibliography Credits IndexCohen, Robert is the author of 'Theatre,brief Version', published 2005 under ISBN 9780072975055 and ISBN 0072975059.