Theater, Drama & Film

Theater is the branch of the performing arts defined simply as what "occurs when one or more persons, isolated in time and/or space, present themselves to another or others." By this broad definition, theater has existed since the dawn of man, as a result of a human tendency to tell stories. Since its inception, theater has taken many forms, often utilizing elements such as speech, gesture, music, dance, and spectacle, other performing arts, and often the visual arts, into a single artistic form. Modern Western theater is dominated by realism, though many other forms, including classical, experimental, and Eastern forms, are frequently performed.

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. Dramas are performed in various media: theater, radio, film, and television. Drama is often combined with music and dance: the drama in opera is sung throughout; musicals include spoken dialogue and songs; and some forms of drama have regular musical accompaniment (melodrama and Japanese No, for example). In improvisation, the drama does not pre-exist the moment of performance; performers devise a dramatic script spontaneously before an audience.

Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. Films are produced by recording images from the world with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or special effects. Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment and a powerful method for educating—or indoctrinating—citizens. The visual element of cinema gives motion pictures a universal power of communication. Some films have become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles that translate the dialogue.

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20 Exciting Plays for Medieval History Classes
by Dean Bowman
from Walch Publishing
for 7th-9th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: HIS-MIDDLE)
20 Plays for U. S. History Classes
by Dean R. Bowman
Revised from Walch Publishing
for 7th-9th grade
24 Exciting Plays for Ancient History Classes
by Dean R. Bowman
from Walch Publishing
for 5th-8th grade
in Ancient History (Location: HIS-ANCIENT)
Art of Interpretation
by Nicholas R. Elledge
from Communicators for Christ
for 9th-12th grade
in Speech & Debate (Location: SPEECH)
Child Star
by Lydia Weaver
from Viking Press
for 4th-7th grade
in Great Depression (1929-1939) (Location: G5D-HIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Essential Theatre
by Bettyann Henderson
from Classical Academic Press
for Kindergarten-12th grade
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
by Laura Amy Schlitz
from Candlewick Press
for 5th-9th grade
2008 Newbery Medal Winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
First Edition from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
2008 Caldecott Medal winner
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Learning with the Movies
by Beth Holland
from Bread For Life
for 6th-Adult
Leveled Readers' Theater, Grade 1
Tch from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 1st grade
in Evan-Moor Leveled Readers Theater (Location: E8F-REA)
Leveled Readers' Theater, Grade 2
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 2nd grade
in Evan-Moor Leveled Readers Theater (Location: E8F-REA)
Leveled Readers' Theater, Grade 3
Tch from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd grade
in Evan-Moor Leveled Readers Theater (Location: E8F-REA)
Meaning at the Movies
by Grant Horner
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Culture & Discernment (Location: J)
Movies As Literature - Student Workbook
by Kathryn Stout, Richard Stout
from Design-A-Study
for 9th-12th grade
in Design-A-Study (Location: P3A)
$14.00 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Outside Hollywood
by Isaac Botkin
from Vision Forum
for 10th-Adult
Performing Literature - Student Textbook
by Diana Smith
from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th-Adult
Performing Literature - Teacher's Edition
by Diana Smith
from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th-12th grade
Reel Spirituality
by Robert K. Johnston
from Baker Academics
for Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Shakespearean Theater
by Jacqueline Morley, John James
from McGraw-Hill
for 3rd-7th grade
in Renaissance & Reformation (Location: HIS-RENREF)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Tempest for Kids
by Lois Burdett
from Firefly Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Shakespeare Materials (Location: E5B-LIT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
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by Marie Hammontree
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: N7D-COFA)
Who Was Walt Disney?
Who Was?...Series
by Whitney Stewart
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Who Was? biographies (Location: N6D)
Young Person's Guide to Shakespeare
by Anita Ganeri
First U.S. Edition from Harcourt, Brace & World
for 3rd-8th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)