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Theatre in Your Life

Theatre in Your Life
  • Author : Robert Barton,Annie McGregor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-03
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 9781285463483
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Summary : Making theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable, THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE explores the many ways theatre and film play an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this text enhances students’ understanding and appreciation of theatre by inviting them to recognize and reflect on its impact on their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Theatre in Your Life

Theatre in Your Life
  • Author : Robert Barton,Annie McGregor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-03
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 9781305176843
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Summary : Making theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable, THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE explores the many ways theatre and film play an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this text enhances students’ understanding and appreciation of theatre by inviting them to recognize and reflect on its impact on their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Theatre and Everyday Life

Theatre and Everyday Life
  • Author : Alan Read
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-09-02
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN : 9781134914586
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Summary : Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten. In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile.

Being a Director

Being a Director
  • Author : Di Trevis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02-20
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9781136721632
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Summary : Di Trevis is a world-renowned director, whose work with Britain’s National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and directing productions worldwide, has deeply informed her knowledge of the director’s craft. In Being a Director, she draws on a wealth of first-hand experience to present an immersive, engaging and vital insight into the role of a director. The book elegantly blends the personal and the pedagogical, illustrating how the parameters of Time, Space and Motion are essential when creating a successful production. Throughout, the author explores and recycles her own formative life experiences in order to demonstrate that who you are is as integral to being a director as what you do.

Life Themes

Life Themes
  • Author : Robert Barton,Annie McGregor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-03
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1285463579
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Summary : LIFE THEMES is a drama anthology of 12 plays that is available to complement THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE or any Cengage introduction to theatre textbook. Edited by Robert Barton and Annie McGregor, this anthology provides complete scripts for the 12 plays that are discussed in THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE's "Dramatic Interlude" sections. The anthology mirrors the Interludes with six themes: love, war, generations, rebellion, dreams, and values. Each theme includes an introductory paragraph on the topic and why dramatists are drawn to writing about it. For each play, the editors have provided historical context, a brief biography about the playwright, and suggestions for further study.

Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre
  • Author : Michael Richardson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-10
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 9781317555247
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Summary : Youth Theatre: Drama for Life defines the youth theatre process, by outlining its constituent parts and explaining how these activities work in order to support young people’s development. As well as describing what is done in youth theatre, it also explores why it’s done and how to ensure the best possible outcomes. The book is in four parts: Part 1 explores the nature and purpose of youth theatre, drawing on Michael Richardson’s extensive personal experience as a practitioner and manager. Part 2 explains, in detail, the youth theatre process: warming up, playing games, voice work, developing skills, devising and the presentation of devised work. Part 3 discusses how to create an appropriate environment within which the youth theatre process can be most effectively applied. Part 4 covers the most common applications of the youth theatre process, namely using it in different education environments; and youth theatre productions and performance. On top of this, two appendices give a list of over 60 games that are useful to use in youth theatre; and a list of recommended further reading that supports this book. As well as giving key tips and advice from his own invaluable experience, Richardson offers comments from practitioners and participants on what makes a successful youth theatre experience. Michael Richardson has worked in youth theatre for over 20 years, has been involved in the training of other practitioners, and in the strategic development of the youth theatre sector in the UK.

To Be and How to Be

To Be and How to Be
  • Author : Peggy Rubin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-08
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780835608534
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Summary : Life can be experienced as a great play — sometimes a comedy, sometimes a tragedy, sometimes an epic, sometimes a satire, but always a play. We can think of ourselves as the main character in our own story. Author Peggy Rubin brilliantly uses traditional theatre as a metaphor for living life more authentically and joyfully. To understand our lives as a sacred art form, Rubin traces the roots of theatre to ancient rituals that celebrated the eternal nature of the soul. She provides the tools to tap into the nine powers of sacred theatre so that our lives can resonate with our highest purpose, including The Power of Incarnation, The Power of Story, The Power of Place, The Power of Now, The Power of Expression, The Power of Point of View, The Power of Conflict, The Power of Audience, and The Power of Celebration. "Playing the play of life is a daring adventure," says Rubin. "It takes courage, focus, excitement, and intention to stop just letting our stories happen and instead enact them with verve and delight." Here she invites readers to take the stage of life and play their story for all it is worth.

The Theatre in Life

The Theatre in Life
  • Author : Nicholas Evreinoff
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04
  • Total pages :310
  • ISBN : 1614274223
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Summary : 2013 Reprint of 1927 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Evreinov argued that the role of theatre was to ape and mimic nature. In his estimation, theatre is everything around us. He pointed out that nature is full of theatrical conventions: desert flowers mimicking the stones; mouse feigning death in order to escape a cat's claws; complicated dances of birds, etc. He viewed theatre as a universal symbol of existence. Evreinov promoted an underlying aesthetic: "To make a theatre of life is the duty of every artist. ... the stage must not borrow so much from life as life borrows from the stage." The director sought to reinvigorate the theatre (and through it life itself) through the rediscovery of the origin of theatre in play. He was influenced by the philosophies of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Bergson, and, like Meyerhold, the aesthetics of symbolism and the commedia dell'arte (particularly in its use of mask and spontaneity). Evreinov developed his theatrical theories in An Introduction to Monodrama (1909), The Theatre as Such (1912), The Theatre for Oneself, and Pro Scena Sua (1915).

Acting with Grotowski

Acting with Grotowski
  • Author : Zbigniew Cynkutis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-10
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 9781317613855
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Summary : ‘Zbigniew Cynkutis’ writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ‘theatre of productions’ phase and beyond. Cynkutis’ insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre’s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about Grotowski. Authored by one of the Laboratory Theatre’s most accomplished actors, this book draws on long-term theatre research and deep knowledge of the craft of acting to offer practical advice indispensable to the professional and aspiring actor alike. The volume offers the English-speaking reader an unprecedented richness of primary source material, which sheds new light on the practical work of one of the most influential theatre directors of the 20th century. Cynkutis’ voice is sincere and direct, and will continue to inspire new generations of theatre practitioners.’ – Dominika Laster, Yale University Acting with Grotowski: Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life explores the actor-director dynamic through the experience of Zbigniew Cynkutis, one of Polish director Jerzy Grotowski’s foremost collaborators. Cynkutis’s work as an actor, combined with his later work as a director and theatre manager, gave him a visionary overview based on precise embodied understanding. Cynkutis’s writings yield numerous insights into the commitment needed to make innovative, challenging theatre. A central component of Acting with Grotowski is his distinctive approach to training: ‘Conversations with the Body’ includes a range of techniques and approaches to warming up, rehearsing and creating work from a physical starting point, beautifully illustrated by Bill Ireland. The book comprises reflections and practical suggestions on a range of subjects – theatre and culture, improvisation, ethics, group dynamics, and Cynkutis’s vision for the Wrocław Second Studio. It contains visual and textual materials from Cynkutis’s own private archive, such as diary entries and letters. Acting with Grotowski demonstrates the thin line that separates life and art when an artist works with extreme commitment in testing political and social conditions.

Movement

Movement
  • Author : Robert Barton,Barbara Sellers-Young
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-19
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 9781317440918
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Summary : Movement: Onstage and Off is the complete guide for actors to the most effective techniques for developing a fully expressive body. It is a comprehensive compilation of established fundamentals, a handbook for movement centered personal growth and a guide to helping actors and teachers make informed decisions for advanced study. This book includes: fundamental healing/conditioning processes essential techniques required for versatile performance specialized skills various training approaches and ways to frame the actor’s movement training. Using imitation exercises to sharpen awareness, accessible language and adaptable material for solo and group work, the authors aim to empower you the reader to unleash your extraordinary potential.

Theatregoers Guide

Theatregoers Guide
  • Author : Robert Barton,Annie McGregor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-22
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 1285463528
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Summary : An ideal complement to THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE, this brief introduction to attending and critiquing dramatic performances enhances the first-time theatregoer's experience and appreciation of theatre as a living art.

Real Life Drama

Real Life Drama
  • Author : Wendy Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-06
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9780307830982
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Summary : Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today. Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and its founders to life once again, capturing their joys and pains, their triumphs and defeats. Filled with fresh insights into the towering personalities of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, Clifford Odets, Stella and Luther Adler, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb, among many others, Real Life Drama chronicles a passionate community of idealists as they opened a new frontier in theater.

Style for Actors

Style for Actors
  • Author : Robert Barton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :335
  • ISBN : 9780415485722
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Summary : "Style is a journey from tourist to native. It is living in the world of the play, not just visiting it." - from Chapter One Anyone who has ever struggled with capes, fans, swords, doublets and crinolines should make Style for Actors 2nd Edition their constant companion. Robert Barton has completely updated his award winning handbook for the 21st century with contemporary references and up-to-date illustrations. This is the definitive guide to roles in historical drama. The past is a foreign country, and this outstanding book is concerned with exploring it from the actor's point of view. Specific guides range from Greek, Elizabethan, Restoration and Georgian theatre to more contemporary stylings, including Futurism, Surrealism and Postmodernism. Barton takes great care to present the actor with the roles and genres that will most commonly confront them. His analysis moves from entire genres to specific scenes and characters. A huge resource of nearly 150 practical exercises helps a newfound understanding of style to make the leap from page to performance.

Conducting a Life

Conducting a Life
  • Author : Maria M. Delgado,Caridad Svich
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :313
  • ISBN : UTEXAS:059173007118739
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Summary : A collection of reminiscences, homages, tributes, and work journals tracing the life and work of master playwright-director-teacher Maria Irene Fornes presented in a hypertext fashion. Represented are performers, designers, and producers who have collaborated directly with Fornes on her productions over the years, playwrights who have studied with Fornes and describe writing exercies and master classes, as well as critics and scholars who provide contextual narratives about Fornes impact and influence on generations of American and world theatre. The volume concludes with a interview recently conducted with Fornes herself where she touches on not only the different aspects of her theatrical life but its movement and change over the last forty years.

A Life in the Theatre

A Life in the Theatre
  • Author : David Mamet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1978
  • Total pages :95
  • ISBN : 0802150675
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Summary : Two actors, one a veteran and the other a novice, go through an entire wardrobe and a cycle of onstage and offstage roles

Hamlet and the Baker's Son

Hamlet and the Baker's Son
  • Author : Augusto Boal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-11
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781135127756
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Summary : Hamlet and the Baker's Son is the autobiography of Augusto Boal, inventor of the internationally renowned Forum Theatre system, and 'Theatre of the Oppressed' and author of Games for Actors and Non-Actors and Legislative Theatre. Continuing to travel the world giving workshops and inspiration to teachers, prisoners, actors and care-workers, Augusto Boal is a visionary as well as a product of his times - the Brazil of military dictatorship and artistic and social repression and was once imprisoned for his subversive activities. From his early days in Brazil's political theatre movement to his recent experiments with theatre as a democratic political process, Boal's story is a moving and memorable one. He has devised a unique way of using the stage to empower the disempowered, and taken his methods everywhere from the favelas of Rio to the rehearsal studios of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

House of Games

House of Games
  • Author : Chris Johnston
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 0878300899
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Summary : Full of games and exercises, House of Games is a resource book for drama leaders, facilitators and theatre directors. Whether the drama group is based in a youth club or a theatre, a hospital or a community hall, this book offers strategies for developing improvisations and productions which are rooted in the everyday experiences of group members. The techniques which are discussed draw widely from the very best of contemporary theatre practice. Following on from Keith Johnstone's Impro and Augusto Boal's Games for Actors and Non-Actors, this book takes the reader into the essential challenges of drama. Several leading facilitators speak of their own approaches, including Phelim McDermott, Lois Weaver, Spare Tyre Theatre Co., Jonathan Kay, Peter Badejo, Wolfgang Stange and John Bergman.

Voice: Onstage and Off

Voice: Onstage and Off
  • Author : Robert Barton,Rocco dal Vera
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-03
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781136854767
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Summary : Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of performance. This highly adaptable course of study empowers performers of all levels to combine and evolve their onstage and offstage voices. This second edition is extensively illustrated and accompanied by an all-new website, full of audio and text resources, including: extensive teacher guides including sample syllabi, scheduling options, and ways of adapting to varying academic environments and teaching circumstances downloadable forms to help reproduce the book’s exercises in the classroom and for students to engage with their own vocal development outside of lessons audio recordings of all exercises featured in the book examples of Voiceover Demos, including both scripts and audio recordings links to useful web resources, for further study. Four mentors - the voice chef, the voice coach, the voice shrink and the voice doctor - are on hand throughout the book and the website to ensure a holistic approach to voice training. The authors also provide an authoritative survey of US and UK vocal training methods, helping readers to make informed choices about their study.

The Secret Life of Theater

The Secret Life of Theater
  • Author : Brian Kulick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-08
  • Total pages :202
  • ISBN : 9780429817540
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Summary : What is the secret DNA of theater? What makes it unique from its sister arts? Why was it invented? Why does it persist? And now, in such an advanced technological age, why do we still feel compelled to return to a mode of expression that was invented over two thousand years ago? These are some of the foundational questions that are asked in this study of theater from its inception to today. The Secret Life of Theater begins with a look at theater’s origins in Ancient Greece. Next, it moves on to examine the history and nature of theater, from Agamenon to Angels in America, through theater’s use of stage directions, revealing the many unspoken languages that are employed to communicate with its audiences. Finally, it looks at theater’s ever-shifting strategies of engendering fellow-feeling through the use of emotion, allowing the form to become a rare space where one can feel a thought and think a feeling. In an age when many studies are concerned with the "how" of theater, this work returns us to theatre’s essential "why." The Secret Life of Theater suggests that by reframing the question we can re-enchant this unique and ever-vital medium of expression.

Theory/Theatre

Theory/Theatre
  • Author : Mark Fortier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-07-08
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781134523641
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Summary : This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier's very successful and widely used essential text for students. Theory/Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. This new edition includes: * More detailed explanation of key ideas * New 'Putting it into practice' sections at the end of each chapter so you can approach performances from specific theoretical perspectives * Annotated further reading section and glossary. Theory/Theatre is still the only study of its kind and is invaluable reading for beginning students and scholars of performance studies.

The Improv Book

The Improv Book
  • Author : Alison Goldie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-14
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9781783196791
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Summary : A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation. • Classic improv games and variations • Telling stories and creating characters • Using improv to make theatre and comedy, from monologues to full-scale productions An asset to students and teachers of improvisation in schools, drama schools, higher education and theatre groups, both professional and amateur. It will also be of benefit to organisations and individual readers who want to discover how improv stimulates creativity and confidence in all areas of life. The Improv Book opens up this exciting discipline to a wider audience.