An invaluable companion which enables the reader to acquire and understand a vocabulary for discussion and critical thinking on all aspects of the subject. The clear explanations of the concepts support students in their practical and theoretical explorations of the subjects and offer insights for research and reflective writing.
An introductory guide to the art of translating the printed page of a play or screenplay into dramatic mental images. This text has been a classic among actors, directors, and writers for the past twenty years.
This book provides students with a step-by-step approach to tackling the entire field of modern plays. With discussions of the characteristics of modern drama, conventions and language and structure, the volume also introduces a workshop method of exploring texts.
This guide provides a short introduction to a dramatic century; puts each play into historical and theatrical context; gives the storyline an analysis of each play, and provides details of major productions around the world. Includes a chronology of one thousand twentieth-century plays.
A highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. Contains essays by and interviews with working stage actors, acting coaches, directors, writers, and agents. Features discussions on selecting a graduate school program, choosing acting classes and workshops, making the most out of your showcase, landing an agent, networking and promoting yourself, and the business of casting.
This classic text is the definitive guide to understanding performance as a theatrical activity. It is an unparalleled exploration of the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted, its importance to disciplines from anthropology to linguistics, and how it underpins essential concepts of human society.
This text explores modes of authorship in contemporary theatre seeking to transcend the heritage of binaries from the Twentieth century (e.g. text-based vs. devised theatre, East vs. West, theatre vs. performance). Contains reference to genealogies though which these categories have been constructed in the English-speaking world.
This is a comprehensive survey of the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. This text contains helpful health and safety precautions for the backstage crew, and design inspiration from professional designers.
This book is an innovative contribution to the study of both theatre and film history. It has detailed discussions of popular and influential films that have taken the theatre as their subject, informed by a strong sense of the cultural and historical background. The text focuses on the significance and effect of theatrical subject matter in key films in several genres.