Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers
Author: James Michael Thomas
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 024081049X
ISBN 13: 9780240810492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers Book Review:

Script Analysis specifically for Actors, Directors, and Designers; the only book on this subject that covers the growing area of unconventional plays.

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers
Author: James Thomas
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004-11-05
ISBN 10: 1136082050
ISBN 13: 9781136082054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers Book Review:

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers
Author: James Michael Thomas
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 024080662X
ISBN 13: 9780240806624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers Book Review:

Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers applies directly to the experience of theatrical production; students will immediately be able to relate the concepts and procedures they learn to their artistic work. The author's procedural method is detailed and precise. The parts of a play are learned progressively, which fosters an understanding of the concept of artistic unity. Examples are clear and comprehensive. Actors, directors, and designers will benefit from end-of-chapter questions and summaries meant to stimulate their creative process as they engage in production work. * "Postscripts for Action Analysis" in each chapter help students understand the main ideas or topics of the chapter so that they can mentally incorporate the details into the principles of Action Analysis newly added to the book. * Examples from wide selection of historical and modern plays, including Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Wild Duck, The Hairy Ape, A Raisin in the Sun, and Happy Days and Angels in America * New typographical features help to make the text easier to read, separate dramatic dialogue from textbook material, and help students focus on new words and information.

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers
Author: James Thomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 1351130692
ISBN 13: 9781351130691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers Book Review:

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

Script Analysis for Theatre
Author: Robert Knopf
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 1408185180
ISBN 13: 9781408185186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Script Analysis for Theatre Book Review:

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

How to Read a Play
Author: Damon Kiely
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 1317283627
ISBN 13: 9781317283621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Play Book Review:

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.

Play Directing

Play Directing
Author: Francis Hodge,Michael McLain
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1317351029
ISBN 13: 9781317351023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Directing Book Review:

Play Directing describes the various roles a director plays, from selection and analysis of the play, to working with actors and designers to bring the production to life.

Interpreting the Play Script

Interpreting the Play Script
Author: Anne Fliotsos
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN 10: 0230344259
ISBN 13: 9780230344259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting the Play Script Book Review:

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.

Thinking Through Script Analysis

Thinking Through Script Analysis
Author: Suzanne Burgoyne,Patricia Downey
Publsiher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781585103614
ISBN 13: 1585103616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Through Script Analysis Book Review:

Burgoyne and Downey's text applies modern concepts of student learning to script analysis, an essential skill for theater majors. Critical and creative thinking skills are emphasized while focusing throughout on understanding the scripts being studied. Capstone Assignments for peer review allow students to explore and to practice the concepts presented in each chapter.

Backwards and Forwards

Backwards and Forwards
Author: David Ball,Professor Emeritus David Ball, PH D
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780809311101
ISBN 13: 0809311100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backwards and Forwards Book Review:

Explains how plays are structured, looks at theatrical exposition, theme, and images, and shows how to analyze a play and understand its production

Collaboration in Theatre

Collaboration in Theatre
Author: Rob Roznowski,K. Domer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2016-01-27
ISBN 10: 0230620191
ISBN 13: 9780230620193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaboration in Theatre Book Review:

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

Directing Plays Directing People

Directing Plays  Directing People
Author: Mary B. Robinson
Publsiher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781575257846
ISBN 13: 157525784X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing Plays Directing People Book Review:

Directing Plays, Directing People is a vivid, engaging, personal journey through the process of making theater, written from a director's perspective. Mary B. Robinson, an award-winning director whose career in both professional and university theater spans many decades, shares her own experience and adds perspective from a number of actors, playwrights, designers, and stage managers with whom she has collaborated over the years. This is a book for ALL theater lovers—for the curious theatergoer and seasoned professional as well as the aspiring theater artist.

Theatrical Worlds

Theatrical Worlds
Author: Charlie Mitchell
Publsiher: Orange Groove Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05
ISBN 10: 9781616101664
ISBN 13: 1616101660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatrical Worlds Book Review:

"From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues form across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well." -- Open Textbook Library.

The Director s Toolkit

The Director s Toolkit
Author: Robin Schraft
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN 10: 1351380516
ISBN 13: 9781351380515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Director s Toolkit Book Review:

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.

A Director s Guide to Stanislavsky s Active Analysis

A Director s Guide to Stanislavsky s Active Analysis
Author: James Thomas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1474256600
ISBN 13: 9781474256605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Director s Guide to Stanislavsky s Active Analysis Book Review:

A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis describes Active Analysis, the innovative rehearsal method Stanislavsky formulated in his final years. By uniting 'mental analysis' and 'études', Active Analysis puts an end to the problem of mind-body dualism and formalized text memorization that traditional rehearsal methods foster. The book describes Active Analysis both practically and conceptually; Part One guides the reader through the entire process of Active Analysis, using A Midsummer Night's Dream as a practical reference point. The inspiration here is the work of the Russian director Anatoly Efros, whose pioneering work led the way for a reawakening of theatre in post-Soviet Russia. Part Two is the first English translation of Maria Knebel's foundational article about Active Analysis. Knebel was hand-selected by Stanislavsky to carry his final work forward in unadulterated form for succeeding generations of directors and actors. A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis provides the first detailed explanation of Active Analysis from the director's perspective, while also meeting the needs of actors who seek to enhance their creative involvement in the process of play production.

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Konstantin Stanislavsky
Author: Bella Merlin
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780415258852
ISBN 13: 0415258855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Konstantin Stanislavsky Book Review:

This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth and twenty-first century performance. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through: *personal biography *explanation of key writings *description of significant productions *reproduction of practical exercises. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

The Actor s Script

The Actor s Script
Author: Charles S. Waxberg
Publsiher: Drama
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004146236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Actor s Script Book Review:

The Actor's Script offers a clear, concise, and easily assimilated technique for beginning scriptwork specifically tailored to actor's requirements and sensibilities.

Upstaging Big Daddy

Upstaging Big Daddy
Author: Ellen Donkin,Susan Clement
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780472065035
ISBN 13: 0472065033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upstaging Big Daddy Book Review:

Challenges established notions of the director's craft and disrupts conventional interpretations of "the canon"

The Director as Collaborator

The Director as Collaborator
Author: Robert Knopf
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN 10: 1317326563
ISBN 13: 9781317326564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Director as Collaborator Book Review:

The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theater productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors, designers, stage managers, and technical staff. Leadership does not preclude collaboration; in theater, these concepts can and should be complementary. Students will develop their abilities by directing short scenes and plays and by participating in group exercises. New to the second edition: updated interviews, exercises, forms, and appendices new chapter on technology including digital research, previsualization and drafting programs, and web-sharing sites new chapter on devised and ensemble-based works new chapter on immersive theater, including material and exercises on environmental staging and audience–performer interaction

Drawing Rendering for Theatre

Drawing   Rendering for Theatre
Author: Clare P. Rowe
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0240805542
ISBN 13: 9780240805542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing Rendering for Theatre Book Review:

As a theatrical designer, it is vital for you to be able to develop your drawing skills to create renderings that can effectively communicate your visual idea. Drawing and Rendering for Theatre starts with the fundamentals of drawing, moves to the types of media, and finishes with specific exercises in each section that will make you more proficient. By the end of this book, you will be versatile enough to be able to create renderings in all areas of theatrical design! Drawing and Rendering will teach you: •How to develop good drawing habits from the start •About composition •How to draw in one, two, and three point perspective •About color •Techniques for different types of media including colored pencils, pastels, watercolor, and more •How to draw digitally This gorgeous full-color book is loaded with color examples of both student drawings that are analyzed and critiqued for areas that need improvement, and design renderings by professional theatrical designers. *Beautiful four color book! *Learn the drawing and painting skills you need to express your costume, lighting, or scenery ideas *Examples of drawings critiqued for improvement *Samples of professional design renderings