Ensemble Theatre Making

Ensemble Theatre Making
Author : Rose Burnett Bonczek
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 226
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9780415530088
ISBN 13 : 0415530083
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ensemble Theatre Making Book Description:

"Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide is the first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for and maintaining ensemble. Successful ensembles don't happen by chance: they can be created, nurtured and maintained through specific actions taken by ensemble leaders and members. Ensemble Theatre Making provides a thorough step-by-step process to consistently achieve the collaborative dynamic that leads to the group trust, commitment and sacrifice necessary for the success of a common goal.Through planning and preparation, investigating the essential building blocks of ensemble, identifying ensemble behaviours and techniques of responding to those behaviours, Ensemble Theatre Making gives tools, techniques and recipes for bringing ensemble from the realm of luck into a grounded practice. This conversational, straight-forward guide gives clarity and practical guidance to the sometimes mystifying questions of what creates ensemble bonds, how to fix them when they start to break, and how to strengthen and protect them"--

Theatre Making

Theatre Making
Author : D. Radosavljevic
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 275
Release : 2013-06-24
ISBN 10 : 9781137367884
ISBN 13 : 1137367881
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Making Book Description:

Theatre-Making explores modes of authorship in contemporary theatre seeking to transcend the heritage of binaries from the Twentieth century such as text-based vs. devised theatre, East vs. West, theatre vs. performance - with reference to genealogies though which these categories have been constructed in the English-speaking world.

Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre

Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre
Author : Stuart Hampton-Reeves
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN 10 : 9781137284938
ISBN 13 : 1137284935
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and the Making of Theatre Book Description:

A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Leading performance critics dismantle Shakespeare's texts, identifying theatrical cues in ways which develop understanding of the underlying theatricality of Shakespeare's plays and stimulate further performances.

Making Theatre

Making Theatre
Author : Peter Mudford
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2001-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9780567323231
ISBN 13 : 0567323234
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Theatre Book Description:

The reality of a play is in its performance. Making Theatre focuses on the processes by which performance is realized, analyzing three major areas: "Words" and the interpretation of text; "Vision" including scenery, costume and lighting; and "Music" which illustrates the importance of music in all stage action.The forms of theater covered include straight drama, the musical and opera. Taking productions well-known on both sides of the Atlantic, Peter Mudford examines plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Pirandello, Beckett, Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and David Mamet; musicals by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim; and operas by Verdi, Wagner and Berg.This account of what makes theater important and how it works will be invaluable to teachers and students of drama and performance, as well as all those interested in theater as art.

Dramaturgy in the Making

Dramaturgy in the Making
Author : Katalin Trencsényi
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2015-02-26
ISBN 10 : 9781408155677
ISBN 13 : 1408155672
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dramaturgy in the Making Book Description:

Dramaturgy in the Making maps contemporary dramaturgical practices in various settings of theatre-making and dance to reveal the different ways that dramaturgs work today. It provides a thorough survey of three major areas of practice - institutional dramaturgy, production dramaturgy and dance dramaturgy - with each illustrated through a range of case studies that illuminate methodology and which will assist practitioners in developing their own 'dramaturgical toolbox'. In tracing the development of the role of the dramaturg, the author explores the contribution of Lessing, Brecht and Tynan, foundational figures who shaped the practice. She excavates the historical and theoretical contexts for each strand of the work, uniquely offering a history of dance dramaturgy and its associated theories. Based on extensive research, the volume features material from the author's interviews with fifty eminent professionals from Europe and North America, including: Robert Blacker, Jack Bradley, DD Kugler, Ruth Little and Hildegard De Vuyst. Through these, a detailed and precise insight is provided into dramaturgical processes at organisations such as the Akram Khan Company, les ballets C de la B (Gent), the National Theatre and the Royal Court (London), the Schaubühne (Berlin) and The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (Utah), among others. Dramaturgy in the Making will prove indispensable to anyone working in theatre or wanting to better understand the dramaturgical processes in performance-making today. The book features a foreword by Geoff Proehl, author of Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility: Landscape and Journey.

The Making of Theatre History

The Making of Theatre History
Author : Paul Kuritz
Publisher : PAUL KURITZ
Total Pages : 468
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : 0135478618
ISBN 13 : 9780135478615
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Theatre History Book Description:

Making Theatre

Making Theatre
Author : Robert Mshengu Kavanagh
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2016-11-19
ISBN 10 : 1537165496
ISBN 13 : 9781537165493
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Theatre Book Description:

Making Theatre is an A - Z guide to making and performing theatre. There are hundreds of books on the various aspects of theatre but almost all of them are about theatre as it is practised in Europe and North America. Making Theatre is a guide to theatre that many theatre practitioners in the rest of the world might find refreshing and extremely helpful. With knowledge, experience and insights derived from over thirty years of practical theatre and teaching in many different countries in Africa and exposure to theatre from all over the world, Kavanagh takes the reader from the very earliest stages of involvement - forming or joining a group and beginning to act and make theatre through the directing and rehearsal process, the choices available in theatre techniques, kinds of theatre, staging, lighting and set right up to performance and post-performance, getting an audience, ethics and festivals. He advocates a democratic, collective and ethical approach based on respect and the centrality of the actor and he illustrates his points with examples from many different successful productions he and others have made and performed.

The Plays of Martin Crimp

The Plays of Martin Crimp
Author : Vicky Angelaki
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 228
Release : 2012-10-23
ISBN 10 : 9780230293717
ISBN 13 : 0230293719
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plays of Martin Crimp Book Description:

The book focuses on Martin Crimp's plays, translations, adaptations and versions from 1985 to the present. It contends that Crimp's is a theatre of radical defamiliarization and proposes that to understand how this materializes both textually and in performance we need to refresh our understanding of the term. The book therefore draws upon phenomenology to locate the intensity and efficacy of Crimp's writing. Each chapter focuses on case studies contextualized in relation to other texts linked by their content so as to weave the inner narrative of Crimp's theatre. Through an examination of the rich, ambiguous content and formal experimentation of Crimp's work, the book proposes that defamiliarization in his plays serves to engage audiences in ideas relating to the commercialization of daily life, the artist's consumption by the entertainment industry, the inherent violence in domestic environments, the restrictiveness of social class, and the understanding of a nation's own identity through its encounter with the Other.

Writing in Collaborative Theatre Making

Writing in Collaborative Theatre Making
Author : Sarah Sigal
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2016-11-04
ISBN 10 : 9781137331700
ISBN 13 : 1137331704
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing in Collaborative Theatre Making Book Description:

This engaging text explores the role of the writer and the text in collaborative practice through the work of contemporary writers and companies working in Britain, offering students and aspiring writers and directors effective practical strategies for collaborative work.

Theatre Social Media and Meaning Making

Theatre  Social Media  and Meaning Making
Author : Bree Hadley
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9783319548821
ISBN 13 : 3319548824
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Social Media and Meaning Making Book Description:

This book offers the first broad-based survey of the way artists, audiences and society at large are making use of social media, and how the emergence of social media platforms that allow two-way interaction between these groups has been held up as a ‘game changer’ by many in the theatre industry. The first book to analyse aesthetic, critical, audience development, marketing and assessment uptake of social media in the theatre industry in an integrated fashion, Theatre, Social Media and Meaning Making examines examples from the USA, UK, Europe and Australasia to provide a snapshot of this emerging niche within networked, telematic, immersive and participatory theatre production and reception practices. A vital new resource for the field, this book will appeal to scholars, students, and industry practitioners alike.