Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers
Author: James Thomas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2009-02-17
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136081903

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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

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers
Author: James Thomas
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004-11-05
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 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

Script Analysis for Actors  Directors  and Designers
Author: James Michael Thomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2014
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0415663253

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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.

Script Analysis for Theatre

Script Analysis for Theatre
Author: Robert Knopf
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-02-09
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781408185186

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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

Backwards and Forwards
Author: David Ball,Professor Emeritus David Ball, PH D
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1983
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0809311100

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

Interpreting the Play Script

Interpreting the Play Script
Author: Anne Fliotsos
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2011-08-17
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781350315860

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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

How to Read a Play
Author: Damon Kiely
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-03-17
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781317283621

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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.

Writing Your First Play

Writing Your First Play
Author: Roger Hall
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012-08-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136082146

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Writing Your First Play provides the beginning playwright with the tools and motivation to tell a story through dramatic form. Based in a series of exercises which gradually grow more complex, the books helps the reader to understand the basic elements of drama, conflict, and action. The exercises help the reader to become increasingly sophisticated in the use of dramatic formats, turning simple ideas into a viable play. Topics include: the role of action in drama; developing action and conflict to reveal character; writing powerful and persuasive dialog; writing from personal experience:pros and cons; how to begin the story and develop the storyline. This new edition is thoroughly updated and contains new examples based on contemporary plays. The author has added additional writing exercises and a new student-written one act play. It also contains a new chapter on how to sell your play once it is written. With examples based on student work, this text both inspires and educates the student and fledgling playwright, providing solid tools and techniques for the craft of writing a drama. Roger A. Hall, a professor of theatre at James Madison University, had taught playwriting for nearly 20 years. Many of his students have gone on to write for theatre, television, and the screen. He has written numerous plays and articles and has acted and directed extensively in the theatre.