Author : Alison Oddey
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :1996
Total pages :254
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0415049008

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.

Author : Martin Banham,James R. Brandon
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1995-09-21
Total pages :1233
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521434378

Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.

Author : Paul Kuritz
Publisher : PAUL KURITZ
Release :1988
Total pages :468
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0135478618

Author : Elaine Aston,George Savona
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :1991
Total pages :203
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0415049326

This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance.

Author : Alan Read
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :1995
Total pages :260
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0415069416

Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, politics of place and poetics of the urban environment in this critical and well-argued work.

Author : Keir Elam
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :2002
Total pages :260
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0415280176

The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication. Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance, from 1930s Prague onwards, and presents a model of theatrical communication. In the course of his study, he touches upon the 'logic' of the drama and the analysis of dramatic discourse. This edition also includes a new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully updated bibliography. Much praised for its accessibility, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama remains a 'must-read' text for all those interested in the analysis of theatrical performance.

Author : James Clifford Turner
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :2000
Total pages :152
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0878301127

This is a classic book on voice and speech, designed for actors at all levels. One of the great voice teachers of his day, J. Clifford Turner here uses simple and direct language to impart the necessary technical 'basics' of speech and voice.

Author : Roger Wooster
Publisher : Intellect Books
Release :2007
Total pages :160
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781841501703

Theatre in Education emerged in the mid-sixties as a unique hybrid of performance and child-centred learning. Contemporary Theatre in Education charts the creation and adaptation of this hybrid through the changing political, economic and educational environment. It also takes a snapshot of the TIE being created today, considering all the projects being performed in Wales during a single month. The projects are analysed and every TIE director interviewed about the work and the policies of their companies. It becomes very clear that that the distinction between TIE and Childrens Theatre is being blurred.

Author : Tony Jackson
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release :1980-01-01
Total pages :209
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0719007895

Author : Don B. Wilmeth
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2007-09-13
Total pages :757
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780521835381

Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day.