Survey of American Christian Theatre from 1975 to 2000: Three Case Studies
Год издания: 2010Количество страниц: 128
This book discusses the genesis of Christian Theatre, as ritualistic theatre, and its ebb and flow through the ages. It looks at its alienation from the Church and eventual acceptance within the confines of most Christian churches. It investigates three different genres of Christian Theatre from 1975 to 2000, as it observes their similarities and differences. In conclusion, it considers the projected future for all three genres, and for Christian Theatre in general. The Appendix includes three distinct questionnaires, compiled by the author, and sent to the individual theatre groups, along with their answers, as well as photos of each particular case study. The three case studies are: The Lamb's Players Theatre, Willow Creek Community Church, and Sight and Sound Theatres. There is also an interview that the author conducted by phone with the founder of The Lamb's Players Theatre, as well as a play review of The Lamb's Players Theatre production of Ring Round the Moon.