Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers Book

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers


  • Author : James Thomas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136081903

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Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers Excerpt :

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 Thomas
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2004-11-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136082054

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

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers Book

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers


  • Author : James Michael Thomas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0815352301

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Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers Excerpt :

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
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408185186

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Script Analysis for Theatre Excerpt :

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.

Backwards and Forwards Book
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Backwards and Forwards


  • Author : David Ball
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 0809311100

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Backwards and Forwards Excerpt :

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

Play Directing Book

Play Directing


  • Author : Francis Hodge
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317351016

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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 Book

Interpreting the Play Script


  • Author : Anne Fliotsos
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-08-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350315860

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Interpreting the Play Script Excerpt :

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.

How to Read a Play Book

How to Read a Play


  • Author : Damon Kiely
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317283621

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How to Read a Play Excerpt :

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.

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers Book

Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers


  • Author : James Thomas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136021442

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Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers Excerpt :

Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers teaches the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to gauge how the play should be performed and designed. Treatments of both classic and unconventional plays are combined with clear examples, end-of-chapter questions, and stimulating summaries that will allow actors, directors and designers to immediately incorporate the concepts and processes into their theatre production work. Now thoroughly revised, the fifth edition contains a new section on postmodernism and postdramatic methods of script analysis, along with additional material for designers.

Page and Stage Book

Page and Stage


  • Author : Stanley Vincent Longman
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000092513518

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Page and Stage Excerpt :

Page to Stage narrows the gulf between printed page and performance to make script analysis for production or academic study more effective, efficient, and insightful. It examines the many forms of tension in plays -- between actor and character, between the stage and the world of the play, between the present and the past, and between characters-- by looking at stage space and time and a wide range of plays from Greek times to the present.

Experiencing Stanislavsky Today Book

Experiencing Stanislavsky Today


  • Author : Stephanie Daventry French
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136519338

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Experiencing Stanislavsky Today Excerpt :

This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ‘truthful’ behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination, and active analysis are all introduced and explored. Each section of the book is accompanied by individual and group exercises, forming a full course of study in the foundations of modern acting. A glossary explains the key terms and concepts that are central to Stanislavsky’s thinking at a glance. The book’s companion website is full of downloadable worksheets and resources for teachers and students. Experiencing Stanislavsky Today is enhanced by contemporary findings in psychology, neuroscience, anatomy and physiology that illuminate the human processes important to actors, such as voice and speech, creativity, mind-body connection, the process and the production of emotions on cue. It is the definitive first step for anyone encountering Stanislavsky’s work, from acting students exploring his methods for the first time, to directors looking for effective rehearsal tools and teachers mapping out degree classes.

Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics Book
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Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics


  • Author : Troy Dobosiewicz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000458619

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Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics uses constructivist pedagogy to teach acting via Practical Aesthetics, a system of actor training created in the mid-1980s by David Mamet. The book melds the history of Practical Aesthetics, Practical Aesthetics itself, educational theory, and compatible physical work into the educational approach called Praxis to create a comprehensive training guide for the modern actor and theatre instructor. It includes lesson plans, compatible voice and movement exercises, constructivist teaching materials, classroom handouts, and a suggested calendar for Acting courses. Written for Acting instructors at the college and secondary levels, Acting scholars, and professionals looking for a new way to perform, Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics offers detailed instructions to help students sharpen their performing skills and excel on stage.

Stanislavsky in Focus Book

Stanislavsky in Focus


  • Author : Sharon Marie Carnicke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-09-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135974497

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Stanislavsky in Focus Excerpt :

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Director s Toolkit Book

The Director s Toolkit


  • Author : Robin Schraft
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2018-01-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 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.

Directing in Musical Theatre Book

Directing in Musical Theatre


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

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Directing in Musical Theatre Excerpt :

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.