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Backwards and Forwards

Backwards and Forwards

A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

  • Author: David Ball
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809311101
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 96
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Explains how plays are structured, looks at theatrical exposition, theme, and images, and shows how to analyze a play and understand its production

Building Your Play

Building Your Play

Theory and Practice for the Beginning Playwright

  • Author: David Rush
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 0809385821
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 192
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David Rush takes beginning playwrights through the first draft of a play and deep into the revision process. Drawing on examples from such classics as Othello and The Glass Menagerie, Rush provides detailed models for writers to evaluate their work for weaknesses and focus on the in-depth development of their plays. Rush encourages writers to make sure their plays are clear and focused. He shows how to keep plays dramatically compelling and offers ways to avoid common mistakes that make them dull, confusing, or ineffective. He then distills the essence of traditional revision into key questions and discusses frequently overlooked tools, terms, and strategies that go beyond established methods of evaluation.

Theatre

Theatre

Its Art and Craft

  • Author: Steven Archer,Cynthia Gendrich,Woodrow Hood
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780939693610
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 308
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Theatre: Its Art and Craft is intended for use in theatre appreciation and introduction to theatre courses. This new edition features updated statistics and references that keep the text current. The first chapter of the text introduces readers to the broad issues of artistic practice, while the second chapter inspects the specific area of live theatre. The remainder of chapters examine in detail the various functionaries of the theatre (audience, critics, playwrights, directors, actors, designers, historians, and dramaturgs). As in previous volumes, readers are encouraged to examine the complex interaction of all theatrical elements. Just as in music some instruments supply the basic structure and some embellish that structure, so in the theatre the elements of script, directing, acting, and design interact in shifting configurations to offer a new work of art at every performance. Examining these relationships will enrich the theatrical experience. A Collegiate Press book

Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists

Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists

Onstage Synergy

  • Author: Cathy Madden
  • Publisher: Intellect Ltd
  • ISBN: 1783202181
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 389
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"An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress ... [The book] addresses common concerns, such as concentration, relaxation, discipline-specific techniques, warm-ups, performer/audience relationships, stage fright and critical responses ... in the application of the techniques."--Provided by publisher.

The Stage Manager's Toolkit

The Stage Manager's Toolkit

Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

  • Author: Laurie Kincman
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1135905088
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
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As a Stage Manager, you are responsible for organizing rehearsals, running performances, and keeping everyone and everything on track and in sync. To do the job well, you need to be a communication wizard—able to collect a wide range of details and share them as effectively as possible. The Stage Manger’s Toolkit is more than another overview book which generalizes how to be a Stage Manager. It presents the day-to-day duties in detail—discussing not only what to do but also why. Focusing on communication best practices, the book explores objectives, paperwork, and the questions that need to be asked in order to ensure a smooth production whether on Broadway, at a university, or somewhere in between. Introduces strategies for sharing information both in person and in writing Explores how document design can enhance the accessibility and effectiveness of your reports, charts, and lists Contains principles for web-based information sharing as well as hard-copy paperwork Provides customizable paperwork templates on the accompanying website, allowing you to put the ideas to work on your own show Other features: Organized based on the chronology of a typical theatre production: pre-production work, rehearsals, the tech period, performances, and post-production duties. In each section, the book outlines the objectives for the stage manager and the communication techniques that will ensure success. Provides examples of paperwork a stage manager commonly works with, including variations for plays and musicals, shortcuts for shows on an abbreviated time table, and strategies for maintaining consistency and legibility. The book highlights differences the stage manager may encounter when working on professional and academic productions.

The Art of Theater

The Art of Theater

  • Author: James R. Hamilton
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470766107
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 248
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The Art of Theater argues for the recognition of theatrical performance as an art form independent of dramatic writing. Identifies the elements that make a performance a work of art Looks at the competing views of the text-performance relationships An important and original contribution to the aesthetics and philosophy of theater

Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry

Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry

  • Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780761926917
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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The Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry, Second Edition, the second volume in the paperback version of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition, consists of Part III of the handbook ("Strategies of Inquiry"). The Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry, Second Edition isolates the major strategies--historically, the research methods--that researchers can use in conducting concrete qualitative studies. The question of methods begins with the design of the research project, which Valerie Janesick describes in dance terms. Design issues also involve matters of money and funding, issues discussed by Julianne Cheek. Questions of design always begin with a socially situated observer who moves from a research question to a paradigm or perspective, and then to the empirical world. So located, the researcher then addresses a range of methods that can be employed In any study. The history and uses of these strategies are explored extensively in this volume. The chapters move from performance ethnography to case studies, issues of ethnographic representation, grounded theory strategies, testimonios, life histories, participatory action research, and clinical research. The Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition is widely considered to be the state of the art in evaluating the field of qualitative inquiry. Now published in paperback in response to the needs of classroom teachers, The Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry, Second Edition will be an ideal supplement for a course on research methods, across a wide number of academic disciplines.

Mis fronteras

Mis fronteras

  • Author: David Nicholas Wilson-Brown
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 46
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Reading Group

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Reading Group

  • Author: Patrick Sauer
  • Publisher: Macmillan Distribution
  • ISBN: 9780028636542
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 359
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Offers advice on starting a successful reading group, with tips on finding members, choosing interesting books, and scheduling meetings.

Naked Playwriting

Naked Playwriting

The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid Bare

  • Author: William Missouri Downs,Robin U. Russin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 341
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Naked Playwriting is a complete playwriting course?from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. Naked Playwriting also offers sound guidance on marketing and submitting play scripts for both contests and production, protecting one's copyright, and working with directors and theater companies. Well-written, comprehensive, and filled with illustrative examples, Naked Playwriting includes both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, sage advice from veteran writers, a short study of the major schools of dramatic thought, and writing anecdotes. This one-of-a-kind playwriting book, which covers both the basics of playwriting and the practical advice on getting a play published and produced, will help both novices and working writers discover and improve their playwriting skills and see their plays performed on a stage.