A readable, workable text that deals with everything about theatre and the artists who make theatre possible. Styles of drama, staging, production, directing and acting, along with all backstage functions, are defined in detail. Theatre history and the business of theatre are covered fully for the use of both students and instructors. The book is divided into three sections: Part I - Theatre, Drama and Place, Part II - The Production, Part III - Theatre History. At the end of each chapter is a summary and questions for in-class discussion. This text has been classroom tested and updated to be fully adaptable to any teaching requirement. 15 chapters: What Are Theatre and Drama?, Dramatic Structure, Dramatic Genre and Style. Theatre Design, The Production. The Actor, The Director, The Designers, The Business of Theatre, The Audience and Critic, five Theatre History chapters, plus a Glossary and Theatre on the Web guide.Cassady, Marsh is the author of 'Introduction to the Art of Theatre A Comprehensive Text- Past, Present, And Future', published 2007 under ISBN 9781566081177 and ISBN 1566081173.