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Last update: Sep 30/20


Theater & Film – LibreTexts (Various CC licences)

Supplementary Materials

Improvisation Recipe Book (CC BY)

The following recipes, or games, are intended to be used as reference and study for an improvisation. course This format has been set up to help with ease of quick learning and immediate application.

Introduction to Theater – Learning Resources (CC BY)

The purpose of this book is to provide open educational resources for those who study theater.


Actors and the Art of Performance (CC BY)

This textbook opens with a cascade of contradictory motives for becoming an actor. These motives converge in the particular fascination of theater, in which ethics are realized in the aesthetic.

An Introduction to Technical Theatre (CC BY-NC)

An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.

Film Appreciation (CC BY)

This textbook covers film appreciation both analyzing film form and film style. The elements of film form are the building blocks of cinema: all of the tools that a filmmaker has at her disposal to tell her story.

La France Sauvée ou le Tyran Détrôné: A Dramaturgical Casebook (CC BY-NC-SA)
This is a dramaturgical casebook on La France Sauvée, an unfinished play by Olympe de Gouges, translated by Clarissa Palmer, with contextual information on the French Revolution.

Technical Theatre Practicum (CC BY)

Welcome to the exciting world of technical theatre. Studying this topic can lead to manycdifferent careers in several different sectors of the economy. The general skills needed for anycof the careers or sectors have many things in common. Workers need to be dead-linecoriented, as most productions have firm timelines that cannot be altered.

The Theatre of Shelley  (CC BY-NC-ND)

A full-length study of Shelley’s plays that covers Shelley’s role as a playwright and dramatist and contains chapters on each of Shelley’s dramatic works

Theatre and War: Notes from the Field  (CC BY)

A book by Nandita Dinesh offering a description of her own experiences in conflict zones across the world to offer a theoretical and practical reflection on making theatre in times of war.

Theatrical Worlds (CC BY-NC-ND)

A textbook providing an introduction to theatre, including theatrical production and special topics in theatre.


Shakespeare in China (CC BY)

The seminar ‘Shakespeare in China – A conversation with Lin Zhaohua’ is a series of videos covering the event was held by the Confucius Institute for Scotland as part of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2013. The seminar was dual-language with both English and Chinese being translated by participants.


Howlround Theatre Commons (CC BY)

A free and open platform for theatre makers worldwide. We amplify progressive, disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitate connection between diverse practitioners. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values.


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