Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers Book

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers

  • Author : James Thomas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Date : 2009-02-17
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9781136081903

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Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers applies directly to the experience of theatrical production. You will immediately be able to inforporate the concepts and processes you learn into both your practical and creative work. Whether you are an actor, a director, or a designer, you will benefit from clear and comprehensive examples, end-of-chapter questions, and summaries meant to stimulate their creative process as they engage in production work. Based on the premise that plays should be objects of study in and of themselves, Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers teaches an established system of classifications that examines the written part of a play. This fourth edition will include in-depth analysis of unconventional plays, which are more frequent on amateur and professional stages. These plays present unique analytical challenges that the author teaches you the unusual ways in which the subject matter operates in unconventional plays.

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers Book

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers

  • Author : James Michael Thomas
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2019-11-12
  • Category : Drama
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0815352301

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Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, Sixth Edition teaches the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to evaluate its potentials for performance and production. This new edition offers a more streamlined experience for the reader and features new and revised content, such as a fully updated chapter on postmodern drama, new sections on Associative Thinking and Ambiguous Terms in the Introduction, and revised appendices featuring The Score of a Role and expanded treatments of Functional Analysis for Designers and Further Questions for Script Analysis. Explorations of both classic and unconventional plays are combined with clear examples, end-of-chapter summaries, and stimulating questions that will allow actors, directors, and designers to immediately incorporate the concepts and processes into their theatre production work. An excellent resource for students of Acting, Script Analysis, Directing, and Playwriting courses, this book provides the tools to effectively bring a script to life on stage.

Script Analysis for Theatre Book

Script Analysis for Theatre

  • Author : Robert Knopf
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2017-02-09
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781408185186

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Script Analysis for Theatre: Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production provides theatre students and emerging theatre artists with the tools, skills and a shared language to analyze play scripts, communicate about them, and collaborate with others on stage productions. Based largely on concepts derived from Stanislavski's system of acting and method acting, the book focuses on action - what characters do to each other in specific circumstances, times, and places - as the engine of every play. From this foundation, readers will learn to distinguish the big picture of a script, dissect and 'score' smaller units and moment-to-moment action, and create individualized blueprints from which to collaborate on shaping the action in production from their perspectives as actors, directors, and designers. Script Analysis for Theatre offers a practical approach to script analysis for theatre production and is grounded in case studies of a range of the most studied plays, including Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Georg Büchner's Woyzeck, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, and Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, among others. Readers will develop the real-life skills professional theatre artists use to design, rehearse, and produce plays.

How to Read a Play Book

How to Read a Play

  • Author : Damon Kiely
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-03-17
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781317283621

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The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on the stage. This book provides a broad range of tools and methods that can be used when reading a text, including: Lessons from the past. What can we learn from Aristotle, Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Vakhtangov, Brecht and Harold Clurman? This section establishes the models and methods that underpin much of a director’s work today. A survey of current practices in Western theatre. A combination of research, interviews and observation of practical work addresses the main stages in understanding a play, such as getting to know characters, sharing ideas, mapping the action and grappling with language. A workbook, setting out twenty one ways of breaking down a play, from the general to the particular. Contributions, reflections and interjections from a host of successful directors make this the ideal starting point for anyone who wants to direct a play, or even devise one of their own. This wide range of different approaches, options and techniques allows each reader to create their own brand of play analysis.

Backwards and Forwards Book
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Backwards and Forwards

  • Author : David Ball
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Date : 1983
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0809311100

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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

Interpreting the Play Script Book

Interpreting the Play Script

  • Author : Anne Fliotsos
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2011-08-17
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9781350315860

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One type of analysis cannot fit every play, nor does one method of interpretation suit every theatre artist or collaborative team. This is the first text to combine traditional and non-traditional models, giving students a range of tools with which to approach different kinds of performance.

A Student Guide to Play Analysis Book

A Student Guide to Play Analysis

  • Author : David Rush
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Date : 2005
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0809326094

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David Rush offers a guide to interpreting drama in A Student Guide to Play Analysis. Rush emphasizes the importance of students developing insights of their own. He describes the essential difference between a story and a play, outlines four ways of looking at plays, and then takes up the typical structural devices of a well-made play.

Writing Your First Play Book
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Writing Your First Play

  • Author : Roger Hall
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Date : 2012-08-06
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9781136082146

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Writing Your First Play provides the beginning playwright with the tools and motivation to tell a story through dramatic form. Based in a series of exercises which gradually grow more complex, the books helps the reader to understand the basic elements of drama, conflict, and action. The exercises help the reader to become increasingly sophisticated in the use of dramatic formats, turning simple ideas into a viable play. Topics include: the role of action in drama; developing action and conflict to reveal character; writing powerful and persuasive dialog; writing from personal experience:pros and cons; how to begin the story and develop the storyline. This new edition is thoroughly updated and contains new examples based on contemporary plays. The author has added additional writing exercises and a new student-written one act play. It also contains a new chapter on how to sell your play once it is written. With examples based on student work, this text both inspires and educates the student and fledgling playwright, providing solid tools and techniques for the craft of writing a drama. Roger A. Hall, a professor of theatre at James Madison University, had taught playwriting for nearly 20 years. Many of his students have gone on to write for theatre, television, and the screen. He has written numerous plays and articles and has acted and directed extensively in the theatre.

Collaboration in Theatre Book

Collaboration in Theatre

  • Author : Rob Roznowski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2016-01-27
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 9780230620193

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Finally, a book that addresses one of the most important elements of theatrical production, the collaboration between director and designer. This accessible and helpful guide addresses the crucial relationship between theatrical production team members. Experienced director Rob Roznowski and designer Kirk Domer offer prescriptive and proactive tips to create the ideal production environment. This three part book combines theory, practice, and exercises and will help anyone involved in the theatre to develop appropriate and healthy collaborative skills. Topics Covered Include: * The Vocabulary of Collaboration * Script Analysis * Responses to Criticism * Research Methods

Black Acting Methods Book

Black Acting Methods

  • Author : Sharrell Luckett
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Date : 2016-10-04
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781317441229

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Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with. A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes and aesthetics, and interviews with key figures in Black American theatre illuminate their methods. This ground-breaking collection is an essential resource for teachers, students, actors and directors seeking to reclaim, reaffirm or even redefine the role and contributions of Black culture in theatre arts.

The Director s Toolkit Book

The Director s Toolkit

  • Author : Robin Schraft
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Date : 2018-01-19
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9781351380515

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The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development, rehearsals, how to self-evaluate a production and everything in between. Drawing on the author’s own experience in multiple production roles, the book highlights the relationship between the director, stage manager and designer, exploring how the director should be involved in all elements of the production process. Featuring a unique exploration of directing in special circumstances, the book includes chapters on directing nonrealistic plays, musicals, alternative theatre configurations, and directing in an educational environment. The book includes detailed illustrations, step-by-step checklists, and opportunities for further exploration, offering a well-rounded foundation for aspiring directors.

The Actor And The Text Book
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The Actor And The Text

  • Author : Cicely Berry
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Date : 2012-02-29
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780753547342

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Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is world-famous for her voice teaching. The Actor and the Text is her classic book, distilled from years of working with actors of the highest calibre.

The Stage Manager s Toolkit Book

The Stage Manager s Toolkit

  • Author : Laurie Kincman
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Date : 2016-11-25
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9781317292593

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The Stage Manager’s Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success. This book was written for Stage Management courses in Theatre programs and for the working professional.

Directing in Musical Theatre Book

Directing in Musical Theatre

  • Author : Joe Deer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2014-01-10
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781136246708

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This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range. Deer’s accessible and compellingly practical approach uses proven, repeatable methods for addressing all aspects of a production. The focus at every stage is on working with others, using insights from experienced, successful directors to tackle common problems and devise solutions. Each section uses the same structure, to stimulate creative thinking: Timetables: detailed instructions on what to do and when, to provide a flexible organization template Prompts and Investigations: addressing conceptual questions about style, characterization and design Skills Workshops: Exercises and ‘how-to’ guides to essential skills Essential Forms and Formats: Including staging notation, script annotation and rehearsal checklists Case Studies: Well-known productions show how to apply each chapter’s ideas Directing in Musical Theatre not only provides all of the essential skills, but explains when and how to put them to use; how to think like a director.

The Art of Light on Stage Book

The Art of Light on Stage

  • Author : Yaron Abulafia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2015-07-16
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781317429715

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The Art of Light on Stage is the first history of theatre lighting design to bring the story right up to date. In this extraordinary volume, award-winning designer Yaron Abulafia explores the poetics of light, charting the evolution of lighting design against the background of contemporary performance. The book looks at the material and the conceptual; the technological and the transcendental. Never before has theatre design been so vividly and excitingly illuminated. The book examines the evolution of lighting design in contemporary theatre through an exploration of two fundamental issues: 1. What gave rise to the new directions in lighting design in contemporary theatre? 2. How can these new directions be viewed within the context of lighting design history? The study then focuses on the phenomenological and semiotic aspects of the medium for light – the role of light as a performer, as the medium of visual perception and as a stimulus for imaginative representations – in selected contemporary theatre productions by Robert Wilson, Romeo Castellucci, Heiner Goebbels, Jossi Wieler and David Zinder. This ground-breaking book will be required reading for anyone concerned with the future of performance.