Preface. Part I: Foundations. The Nature of Theatre. Performance, Audience, And Critic. The Playscript. Part II: Varieties of Theatrical Experience. Festival Theatre: Greek, Roman, And Medieval Theatre Experiences. Creating a Professional Theatre: Elizabethan England, Italian Commedia Dell'arte, And Seventeenth-Century France. From Melodrama to Realism. The Modernist Temperament: 1890-1940. Reevaluation, Decentralization, And Subsidization. Contemporary Diversity. Part III: Theatrical Production. Theatrical Space and Production Design. Playwriting and Dramaturgy. Directing and Producing. Acting. Scenic Design. Costume Design and Makeup. Lighting Design, Sound, And Multimedia. Appendix. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.