Encourage enthusiasm for, and critical thinking about, theatre of the past and present
Revel™ Explore Theatre is a fully digital introduction to theatre that gets students excited about what’s happening onstage around the world today. Authors Michael O’Hara, Elizabeth Osborne, and Judith Sebesta present thorough coverage of both theatre history and recent dramatic and musical works. Seamless integration of engaging videos and interactive content throughout the narrative turns students into digital audience members who can better grasp the relationships between text, actor, and audience. The 2nd Edition includes updated videos, interactives, and examples drawn from recent hit productions such as Hamilton and Fun Home.
Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.
NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
Elizabeth A. Osborne is a dramaturg, theatre historian, and Associate Professor in Theatre Studies at Florida State University. She is an award-winning teacher with more than a decade of experience teaching Introduction to Theatre–in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online forms. Her chapter, “This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius: Reimagining Introduction to Theatre,” co-written with Shelby Lunderman, appears in New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts, edited by Anne Fliotsos and Gail S. Medford. She wrote Staging the People: Community and Identity in the Federal Theatre Project (2011), co-edited Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor (2015) with Christine Woodworth, and has been published in many journals and edited collections. Her current research delves into the roles performances play in the making and remaking of memory and history over time. She has served as the book review editor for the Journal of Dramatic Theatre and Criticism, is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and is the President-Elect of the Mid-America Theatre Conference.
Judith A. Sebesta is an independent researcher, writer, and consultant on change leadership and innovation in higher education. She was founding Executive Director for the Institute for Competency-Based Education and served as a policy analyst and Director of Innovation for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Prior to focusing on the broad landscape of higher education innovation and change, Sebesta was a tenured professor of theatre at three public universities, including the University of Arizona and the University of Missouri, and founding chair of the department of theatre and dance at Lamar University. She has published widely on musical theatre, higher education, and competency-based education. She currently teaches Introduction to Theatre online for Texas A&M University-Commerce.