The Dramatic Imagination Book

The Dramatic Imagination

  • Author : Robert Edmond Jones
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780878301843

The Dramatic Imagination Excerpt :

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Dramatic Imagination Book

The Dramatic Imagination

  • Author : Robert Edmond Jones
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-09-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135470142

The Dramatic Imagination Excerpt :

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theatre of Sound Book

Theatre of Sound

  • Author : Dermot Rattigan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056426789

Theatre of Sound Excerpt :

A study of radio drama

The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning Book
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The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning

  • Author : Richard S. Kennedy
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826265524

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An Introduction to Theatre Design Book

An Introduction to Theatre Design

  • Author : Stephen Di Benedetto
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136480119

An Introduction to Theatre Design Excerpt :

This introduction to theatre design explains the theories, strategies, and tools of practical design work for the undergraduate student. Through its numerous illustrated case studies and analysis of key terms, students will build an understanding of the design process and be able to: identify the fundamentals of theatre design and scenography recognize the role of individual design areas such as scenery, costume, lighting and sound develop both conceptual and analytical thinking Communicate their own understanding of complex design work trace the traditions of stage design, from Sebastiano Serlio to Julie Taymor. Demonstrating the dynamics of good design through the work of influential designers, Stephen Di Benedetto also looks in depth at script analysis, stylistic considerations and the importance of collaboration to the designer’s craft. This is an essential guide for students and teachers of theatre design. Readers will form not only a strong ability to explain and understand the process of design, but also the basic skills required to conceive and realise designs of their own.

What is Scenography  Book

What is Scenography

  • Author : Pamela Howard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351380331

What is Scenography Excerpt :

The third edition of Pamela Howard’s What is Scenography? expands on the author’s holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. The book includes new investigations of recent production projects from Howard’s celebrated career, including Carmen and Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music, full-colour illustrations of her recent work and updated commentary from a wide spectrum of contemporary theatre makers. This book is suitable for students in Scenography and Theatre Design courses, along with theatre professionals.

Offstage Space  Narrative  and the Theatre of the Imagination Book

Offstage Space Narrative and the Theatre of the Imagination

  • Author : W. Gruber
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230105645

Offstage Space Narrative and the Theatre of the Imagination Excerpt :

Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imagination is a study of extrascenic space and how playwrights have used narrative as an alternative to conventional scenic enactment. The book covers the work of writers as diverse as Euripides, Plautus, Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, Gertrude Stein, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Brian Friel, and Thomas Bernhard. William Gruber offers a wide-ranging overview of the dramaturgical choices dramatists make when they substitute imagined events for perceptual ones.

Theater of the Mind Book

Theater of the Mind

  • Author : Neil Verma
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226853529

Theater of the Mind Excerpt :

For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.” This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War. In this sweeping exploration of dramatic conventions, Verma investigates legendary dramas by the likes of Norman Corwin, Lucille Fletcher, and Wyllis Cooper on key programs ranging from The Columbia Workshop, The Mercury Theater on the Air, and Cavalcade of America to Lights Out!, Suspense, and Dragnet to reveal how these programs promoted and evolved a series of models of the imagination. With close readings of individual sound effects and charts of broad trends among formats, Verma not only gives us a new account of the most flourishing form of genre fiction in the mid-twentieth century but also presents a powerful case for the central place of the aesthetics of sound in the history of modern experience.

Handbook of Imagination and Culture Book

Handbook of Imagination and Culture

  • Author : Tania Zittoun
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190468712

Handbook of Imagination and Culture Excerpt :

Imagination allows individuals and groups to think beyond the here-and-now, to envisage alternatives, to create parallel worlds, and to mentally travel through time. Imagination is both extremely personal (for example, people imagine unique futures for themselves) and deeply social, as our imagination is fed with media and other shared representations. As a result, imagination occupies a central position within the life of mind and society. Expanding the boundaries of disciplinary approaches, the Handbook of Imagination and Culture expertly illustrates this core role of imagination in the development of children, adolescents, adults, and older persons today. Bringing together leading scholars in sociocultural psychology and neighboring disciplines from around the world, this edited volume guides readers towards a much deeper understanding of the conditions of imagining, its resources, its constraints, and the consequences it has on different groups of people in different domains of society. Summarily, this Handbook places imagination at the center, and offers readers new ways to examine old questions regarding the possibility of change, development, and innovation in modern society.

Voice and the Young Actor Book

Voice and the Young Actor

  • Author : Rena Cook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-30
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472538291

Voice and the Young Actor Excerpt :

There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes and yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.

Empire of Imagination Book
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Empire of Imagination

  • Author : Michael Witwer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632862044

Empire of Imagination Excerpt :

The first comprehensive biography of geek and gaming culture's mythic icon, Gary Gygax, and the complete story behind his invention of Dungeons & Dragons. The life story of Gary Gygax, godfather of all fantasy adventure games, has been told only in bits and pieces. Michael Witwer has written a dynamic, dramatized biography of Gygax from his childhood in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to his untimely death in 2008. Gygax's magnum opus, Dungeons & Dragons, would explode in popularity throughout the 1970s and '80s and irreversibly alter the world of gaming. D&D is the best-known, best-selling role-playing game of all time, and it boasts an elite class of alumni--Stephen Colbert, Robin Williams, and Vin Diesel all have spoken openly about their experience with the game as teenagers, and some credit it as the workshop where their nascent imaginations were fostered. Gygax's involvement in the industry lasted long after his dramatic and involuntary departure from D&D's parent company, TSR, and his footprint can be seen in the role-playing genre he is largely responsible for creating. Through his unwavering commitment to the power of creativity, Gygax gave generations of gamers the tools to invent characters and entire worlds in their minds. Witwer has written an engaging chronicle of the life and legacy of this emperor of the imagination.

Attahiru Book


  • Author : Ahmed Yerima
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: British
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000076320005

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The Music of Tragedy Book

The Music of Tragedy

  • Author : Naomi A. Weiss
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520295902

The Music of Tragedy Excerpt :

The Music of Tragedy offers a new approach to the study of classical Greek theater by examining the use of musical language, imagery, and performance in the late work of Euripides. Naomi Weiss demonstrates that Euripides’ allusions to music-making are not just metatheatrical flourishes or gestures towards musical and religious practices external to the drama but closely interwoven with the dramatic plot. Situating Euripides’ experimentation with the dramaturgical effects of mousike within a broader cultural context, she shows how much of his novelty lies in his reinvention of traditional lyric styles and motifs for the tragic stage. If we wish to understand better the trajectories of this most important ancient art form, The Music of Tragedy argues, we must pay closer attention to the role played by both music and text.

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination Book
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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

  • Author : Elizabeth McCracken
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-09-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0316039802

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination Excerpt :

"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child. This book is about what happened next. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss? Of course you don't--but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, the company of this remarkable book will help you go on. With humor and warmth and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love and grief. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it.

The Last Pre Raphaelite Book
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The Last Pre Raphaelite

  • Author : Fiona MacCarthy
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674065567

The Last Pre Raphaelite Excerpt :

In Fiona MacCarthy’s riveting account, Burne-Jones’s exchange of faith for art places him at the intersection of the nineteenth century and the Modern, as he leads us forward from Victorian mores and attitudes to the psychological, sexual, and artistic audacity that would characterize the early twentieth century.