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Theatre in Your Life

Theatre in Your Life

by Robert Barton,Annie McGregor

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2014-01-03
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 128546348X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Making theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable, THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE explores the many ways theatre and film play an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this text enhances students’ understanding and appreciation of theatre by inviting them to recognize and reflect on its impact on their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Theatre in Your Life

Theatre in Your Life

by Robert Barton,Annie McGregor

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2014-01-03
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1305176847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE makes theatre appreciation personal, meaningful, and memorable by exploring the many ways theatre plays an important role in everyday life. From movies, concerts, and videogames to weddings, graduations, and job interviews, aspects of production and performance strongly influence popular culture and shape many of our daily experiences. THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE vividly illuminates these connections while providing a thorough introduction to the history, elements, and global diversity of theatre. Written in an enjoyable, conversational style, this book will deepen your understanding and appreciation of theatre as you recognize and reflect on its impact on your life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Movement

Movement
Onstage and Off

by Robert Barton,Barbara Sellers-Young

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-16
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9781138907829
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Movement: Onstage and Off is the complete guide for actors to the most effective techniques for developing a fully expressive body. It is a comprehensive compilation of established fundamentals, a handbook for movement centered personal growth and a guide to helping actors and teachers make informed decisions for advanced study. This book includes: fundamental healing/conditioning processes essential techniques required for versatile performance specialized skills various training approaches and ways to frame the actor s movement training. Using imitation exercises to sharpen awareness, accessible language and adaptable material for solo and group work, the authors aim to empower you the reader to unleash your extraordinary potential. "

Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre
Drama for Life

by Michael Richardson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-04-10
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1317555244
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Youth Theatre: Drama for Life defines the youth theatre process, by outlining its constituent parts and explaining how these activities work in order to support young people’s development. As well as describing what is done in youth theatre, it also explores why it’s done and how to ensure the best possible outcomes. The book is in four parts: Part 1 explores the nature and purpose of youth theatre, drawing on Michael Richardson’s extensive personal experience as a practitioner and manager. Part 2 explains, in detail, the youth theatre process: warming up, playing games, voice work, developing skills, devising and the presentation of devised work. Part 3 discusses how to create an appropriate environment within which the youth theatre process can be most effectively applied. Part 4 covers the most common applications of the youth theatre process, namely using it in different education environments; and youth theatre productions and performance. On top of this, two appendices give a list of over 60 games that are useful to use in youth theatre; and a list of recommended further reading that supports this book. As well as giving key tips and advice from his own invaluable experience, Richardson offers comments from practitioners and participants on what makes a successful youth theatre experience. Michael Richardson has worked in youth theatre for over 20 years, has been involved in the training of other practitioners, and in the strategic development of the youth theatre sector in the UK.

Life Themes

Life Themes
Major Conflicts in Drama

by Robert Barton,Annie McGregor

  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 2008-06
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9780495572220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life Themes is a drama anthology of 12 plays that can be bundled with the Theatre in Your Life or any Cengage introduction to theatre textbook. Edited by authors Robert Barton and Annie McGregor, this anthology provides complete scripts for the 12 plays that are discussed in Theatre in Your Life's "Dramatic Interlude" sections. The Anthology is set up to mirror the Interludes with 6 Themes (2 plays in each), "Love," "War," "Generations," "Rebellion," "Dreams," and "Values." Each theme includes an introductory paragraph on the topic and why dramatists are drawn to writing about it. For each play, the editors have provided historical context and a brief biography about the playwright.

The Secret Life of Theater

The Secret Life of Theater
On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation

by Brian Kulick

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-01-08
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0429817541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the secret DNA of theater? What makes it unique from its sister arts? Why was it invented? Why does it persist? And now, in such an advanced technological age, why do we still feel compelled to return to a mode of expression that was invented over two thousand years ago? These are some of the foundational questions that are asked in this study of theater from its inception to today. The Secret Life of Theater begins with a look at theater’s origins in Ancient Greece. Next, it moves on to examine the history and nature of theater, from Agamenon to Angels in America, through theater’s use of stage directions, revealing the many unspoken languages that are employed to communicate with its audiences. Finally, it looks at theater’s ever-shifting strategies of engendering fellow-feeling through the use of emotion, allowing the form to become a rare space where one can feel a thought and think a feeling. In an age when many studies are concerned with the "how" of theater, this work returns us to theatre’s essential "why." The Secret Life of Theater suggests that by reframing the question we can re-enchant this unique and ever-vital medium of expression.

To Be and How to Be

To Be and How to Be
Transforming Your Life through Sacred Theatre

by Peggy Rubin

  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release : 2013-01-07
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0835630188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life can be experienced as a great play — sometimes a comedy, sometimes a tragedy, sometimes an epic, sometimes a satire, but always a play. We can think of ourselves as the main character in our own story. Author Peggy Rubin brilliantly uses traditional theatre as a metaphor for living life more authentically and joyfully. To understand our lives as a sacred art form, Rubin traces the roots of theatre to ancient rituals that celebrated the eternal nature of the soul. She provides the tools to tap into the nine powers of sacred theatre so that our lives can resonate with our highest purpose, including The Power of Incarnation, The Power of Story, The Power of Place, The Power of Now, The Power of Expression, The Power of Point of View, The Power of Conflict, The Power of Audience, and The Power of Celebration. "Playing the play of life is a daring adventure," says Rubin. "It takes courage, focus, excitement, and intention to stop just letting our stories happen and instead enact them with verve and delight." Here she invites readers to take the stage of life and play their story for all it is worth.

The Theatre in Life

The Theatre in Life

by Nicholas Evreinoff

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9781614274223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2013 Reprint of 1927 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Evreinov argued that the role of theatre was to ape and mimic nature. In his estimation, theatre is everything around us. He pointed out that nature is full of theatrical conventions: desert flowers mimicking the stones; mouse feigning death in order to escape a cat's claws; complicated dances of birds, etc. He viewed theatre as a universal symbol of existence. Evreinov promoted an underlying aesthetic: "To make a theatre of life is the duty of every artist. ... the stage must not borrow so much from life as life borrows from the stage." The director sought to reinvigorate the theatre (and through it life itself) through the rediscovery of the origin of theatre in play. He was influenced by the philosophies of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Bergson, and, like Meyerhold, the aesthetics of symbolism and the commedia dell'arte (particularly in its use of mask and spontaneity). Evreinov developed his theatrical theories in An Introduction to Monodrama (1909), The Theatre as Such (1912), The Theatre for Oneself, and Pro Scena Sua (1915).

A Life in the Theatre

A Life in the Theatre
A Play

by David Mamet

  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9780802150677
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two actors, one a veteran and the other a novice, go through an entire wardrobe and a cycle of onstage and offstage roles

How to Run a Theatre

How to Run a Theatre
A Witty, Practical, and Fun Guide to Arts Management

by Jim Volz

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9780823083138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Insight and humor are captured in a practical guide to arts management, providing the reader with dozens of lists--such as 20 Distractions that Erode Productivity and 12 Ways to Endear Your Theater to Your Community--and tips on building audiences, fundraising, and financial management. Simultaneous.

Theater Geek

Theater Geek
The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp

by Mickey Rapkin

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781439154397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What do Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Braff, and Mandy Moore have in common? Before they were stars, they were campers at Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers. Founded in 1975, Stagedoor continues to attract scores of young performers eager to find kindred spirits, to sing out loud, to become working actors—or maybe even stars. Every summer for the past thirty-five years, a new crop of campers has come to the Catskills for an intense, often wrenching introduction to professional theater. (The camp produces thirteen full-scale productions during each of its three sessions.) These kids come from varying backgrounds—the offspring of Hollywood players from Nora Ephron to Bruce Willis work alongside kids on scholarship. Some campers have agents, others are seeking representation. When Mickey Rapkin, a senior editor at GQ and self-proclaimed theater fanatic, learned about this place, he fled Manhattan for an escape to upstate New York. At Stagedoor, he tracked a trio of especially talented and determined teen actors through their final session at camp. Enter Rachael Singer, Brian Muller, and Harry Katzman, three high school seniors closing out their sometimes sheltered Stagedoor experiences and graduating into the real world of industry competition and rejection. These veteran campers—still battling childhood insecurities, but simultaneously searching for that professional gig that will catapult them to fame—pour their souls into what might be their last amateur shows. Their riveting stories are told in Theater Geek, an eye-opening, laugh-out-loud chronicle full of drama and heart, but also about the business of training kids to be professional thespians and, in some cases, child stars. (The camp has long acted as a farm system for Broadway and Hollywood, attracting visits from studio executives and casting directors.) Via original interviews with former and current campers and staff—including Mandy Moore, Zach Braff, and Jon Cryer—Rapkin also recounts Stagedoor Manor’s colorful, star-studded history: What was Natalie Portman’s breakout role as a camper? What big-time Hollywood director, then barely a teenager, dated a much older Stagedoor staff member? Why did Courtney Love (at Stagedoor visiting her daughter) get into an argument with a hot dog vendor who had set up shop at the camp? Theater Geek leads readers through the triumphs and tragedies of the three senior campers’ final summer in an absorbing, thought-provoking narrative that reveals the dynamic and inspiring human beings who populate this world. It also explores what the proliferation of theater camps says about our celebrity-obsessed youth and our most basic but vital need to fit in. Through the rivalry, heartbreak, and joy of one summer at Stagedoor Manor, Rapkin offers theater geeks of all ages a dishy, illuminating romp through the lives of serious child actors. Rich, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining, Theater Geek pulls back the curtain on an elite and intriguing world to reveal what’s really at its core: children who simply love to perform.

The Play that Changed My Life

The Play that Changed My Life
America's Foremost Playwrights on the Plays that Influenced Them

by Benjamin A. Hodges

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9781557837400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Applause Books). What was the play that changed your life? What was the play that inspired you; that showed you something entirely new; that was so thrilling or surprising, breathtaking or poignant, that you were never the same? Nineteen of today's most gifted playwrights respond in this most revealing and personal book, published by Applause Books and presented by the American Theatre Wing, founder of The Tony Awards. From Edward Albee's 1935 visit to New York's Hippodrome Theatre to see Jimmy Durante (and an elephant) in Rodgers and Hart's Jumbo, to Diana Son's twelfth-grade field trip in 1983 to see Diane Venora play Hamlet at The Public Theater, from David Henry Hwang's seminal San Francisco encounter with Equus to a young Beth Henley's epiphany after seeing her mother in a "Green Bean Man costume," The Play That Changed My Life offers readers a unique peek into the theatrical influences of some of the nation's most important dramatists. The book is filled with tributes, memories, anecdotes and other insights that connect past to present and make this volume an instant "must have" for anyone who adores the theatre. Also in the book are pieces by David Auburn, Jon Robin Baitz, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Charles Fuller, A. R. Gurney, Tina Howe, David Ives, Donald Margulies, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Sarah Ruhl, John Patrick Shanley, Regina Taylor, and Doug Wright, as well as an introduction by Paula Vogel. All together, the playwrights featured here have won more than 40 Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, Obies, and MacArthur genius grants.

Theatre Of The Mind

Theatre Of The Mind

by Jay Ingram

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-05-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1443402311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If the brain is the theatre, consciousness is the play. But who or what controls what we watch and how we watch it? In Theatre of the Mind Jay Ingram, whose past scientific investigations include the properties of honey on toast and the complexities of the barmaid's brain, tackles one of the most controversial of subjects: consciousness. Scientists have long tried to map our brains and understand how it is that we think and are self-aware, but what do we really know? Any discussion of the brain raises more questions than answers, and Ingram illuminates some of the most perplexing ones: What happens in our minds when we're driving and we suddenly realize that we don't remember the last few miles of highway? How do we remember images, sounds, and aromas from our past so vividly, and why do we often recreate them so differently in our dreams? Ingram's latest book is a mind-bending experience, a cerebral, stylish ride through the history, philosophy, and science of the brain and the search for the discovery of the self.

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

by William Saroyan

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2009-11-23
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1408141175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A programme text edition published in conjunction with the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the birth of William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life runs from 26 November - 20 December. 'In the time of our life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it' The Time of Your Life, a rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers, is a twentieth century American masterpiece. The Time of Your Life was first presented at The Shubert Theatre, New Haven, USA, on 7 October 1939. It was the first play to win both the New York Drama Critics' Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize. . It has been revived three times on Broadway; was filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney; and twice filmed for TV. It was last seen in the UK in a star-studded Royal Shakespeare Company production in Stratford and London in 1983, and received the following review: 'A remarkable play which blazes forth like a brave beacon: warming and full of fire' Daily Mail

Theatre of the Unimpressed

Theatre of the Unimpressed
In Search of Vital Drama

by Jordan Tannahill

  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release : 2015-05-11
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 177056411X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A lot of plays are bad. And one bad play, it seems, can turn us off theater for good. So, what can we learn from the bad play? Jordan Tannahill, after talking to theater heavy-hitters from Australia to Berlin, offers a roadmap for a renewed theater, one that is less insular, less insulting, with better infrastructure. In reconsidering dramaturgy, programming strategies, and alternative models for producing, he aims to turn theater from an obligation to a destination. Jordan Tannahill is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His production of Sheila Heti's All Our Happy Days Are Stupid will be performed in New York in 2015.

The Essential Theatre, Enhanced

The Essential Theatre, Enhanced

by Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2013-03-29
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1133307280
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you are a theatre major looking forward to a career in the arts, or a non major interested in an overview to help you better appreciate theatre as an audience member, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE Enhanced 10E is a welcome and helpful resource. Written by highly respected theatre historians, the text has earned its reputation as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre. Its vibrant treatment of theatre practice--past and present--catalogs the origins of theatre through postmodernism and performance art. THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE will encourage you and get you excited about becoming an active theatergoer, while providing the insight and understanding that will enrich your theatre experience throughout your life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Voltaire and the Theatre of the Eighteenth Century

Voltaire and the Theatre of the Eighteenth Century

by Marvin Carlson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780313303029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born in the final years of the seventeenth century, and dying a decade before the beginning of the French Revolution, Voltaire was a quintessential figure of the eighteenth century. He was the most popular and influential dramatist of his time, creating successful works in all the most appealing genres of the period--comedy, tragedy, opera, comic opera, and court spectacle. This book chronicles his life and dramatic achievements and thus illuminates much of eighteenth century culture. His theatrical biography involves all aspects of acting and staging in amateur and society theatre as well as on major professional stages and performances at court. His extended visits to England and Germany are covered in chapters that also provide an introduction to the theatre of the period in those countries, and his international interests and correspondence provide insights into the eighteenth century theatre in places such as Italy, Russia, and Denmark.

Acting Up

Acting Up

by Bill Carr

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015-09-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781897426722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a book about life and this is a book about acting. Exploring Shakespeare’s dictum, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players,” Bill Carr proves it isn’t just dramatic hyperbole but true. During his life, Bill has tried to live authentically while being very conscious he was acting. We are all acting, he claims, and some are better actors than others. The same skills that work on the stage also work in life. Each requires the same attention to detail and a co-ordination of the inner life with the outer manifestation of that life. So Bill decided to improve his use of theatre techniques to better manage his own life. Now he shares those discoveries with readers. Through exercises in the Play Journal and relating (often hilariously) his own life lessons, Bill will help you take the performance of your life to the next level – whatever you conceive that to be. Acting Up is about self-creation, taking control of the creative energies in and around you to be who you want to be in any given moment on your life’s stage. It asks you to follow Socrates’ advice, “Know thyself,” and challenges you to manifest that self in each moment. This is no easy task, but the alternative can be too costly. The ideas here are gifts Bill received throughout his life from mystics, philosophers, seers, artists and seekers, who, like him, have experimented along the way, each offering bits and pieces that resulted in this book. Acting Up is part of an ongoing experiment in living. As you take part in the exercises, you join a company of artists dedicated to the adventure of self-discovery and, ultimately, self-expression. Perform your life as it was meant to be performed. It’s your show, so start acting up.

Ritual Theatre

Ritual Theatre
The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice

by Claire Schrader

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1849051380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book considers the relevance of ritual theatre in contemporary life and describes how it is being used as a highly cathartic therapeutic process. With contributions from leading experts in the field of dramatherapy, the book brings together a broad spectrum of approaches to ritual theatre as a healing system.

Life? Or Theatre?

Life? Or Theatre?
A Selection of 450 Gouaches

by Judith C. E. Belinfante,Evelyn Benesch

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 599
  • ISBN : 9783836570770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Painting For Her Life Charlotte Salomon's artistic feat under the Third Reich When German artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) handed her gouache series Life? or Theater? over to a friend, she beseeched him to "take good care of it, it is my entire life." A few months later, the five-months pregnant Charlotte was picked up by a Gestapo truck, deported to Drancy, and then on to Auschwitz, where she died upon arrival at the age 26. Trauma haunts many of the pages, but there is defiance, too. Born of a family plagued by depression, the work Salomon left behind is, in a very real sense, her pièce de résistance - in her own words, "something wildly eccentric." A cycle of nearly 1,300 autobiographical gouaches, it combines creative force with pioneering personal narrative into one shattering document of self-expression. Divided into three sections, the gouaches unveil a vivid self-portrait spanning across all facets of Charlotte's existence: from a complicated family life, marked by the suicides of nearly all female relatives; growing up in Berlin; her close relation to singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn; the rise of the Nazis; to her exile to France in 1939. Throughout, the artist challenges these destructive forces by deploying playful pseudonyms and fantastical elements alongside emotional candor, remarkable observation, and a meticulous visual memory.