Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

Author: James Michael Thomas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 024081049X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 1865

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. * Each chapter has comprehensive examples, end-of-chapter questions, and summaries to stimulate your creative process * NEW focus on unconventional plays * Expanded information on Action Analysis * NEW appendix with helpful forms for Action Analysis and Formalist Analysis

Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

Author: James Thomas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136021523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

View: 484

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

Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production

Author: Robert Knopf

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408185180

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 6455

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.

Script analysis

reading and understanding the playscript for production

Author: David Grote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 9638

Play Directing

Analysis, Communication, and Style

Author: Francis Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 395

View: 5765

This authoritative and highly respected classic text and "workbook" explores all aspects of directing plays in live theatre, including working with actors, playwrights, and designers. Thoroughly revised and updated, Play Directing, Fourth Edition, outlines for readers a technical method for examining the structure of ALL playscripts in order to show how plays are made and how directors can prepare. Author Francis Hodge focuses on the various methods a director can use in communicating with actors and designers. In addition, Hodge illustrates how to bring out the actor through visual stimulations and through the development of oral-aural expertise.

A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis

Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Author: James Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474256600

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 6786

A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis describes Active Analysis, the innovative rehearsal method Stanislavsky formulated in his final years. By uniting 'mental analysis' and 'études', Active Analysis puts an end to the problem of mind-body dualism and formalized text memorization that traditional rehearsal methods foster. The book describes Active Analysis both practically and conceptually; Part One guides the reader through the entire process of Active Analysis, using A Midsummer Night's Dream as a practical reference point. The inspiration here is the work of the Russian director Anatoly Efros, whose pioneering work led the way for a reawakening of theatre in post-Soviet Russia. Part Two is the first English translation of Maria Knebel's foundational article about Active Analysis. Knebel was hand-selected by Stanislavsky to carry his final work forward in unadulterated form for succeeding generations of directors and actors. A Director's Guide to Stanislavsky's Active Analysis provides the first detailed explanation of Active Analysis from the director's perspective, while also meeting the needs of actors who seek to enhance their creative involvement in the process of play production.

On Directing

Author: Harold Clurman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684826224

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 5977

The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten major productions

Interpreting the Play Script

Contemplation and Analysis

Author: Anne Fliotsos

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 4264

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.

Der haarige Affe

eine Komödie vom Leben einst und jetzt in acht Bildern

Author: Eugene O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596106295

Category:

Page: 79

View: 6491

Die Figur im Film

Grundlagen der Figurenanalyse

Author: Jens Eder

Publisher: Schüren Verlag

ISBN: 3894727926

Category: Art

Page: 832

View: 8586

Figuren sind für Spielfilme und das Erleben der Zuschauer von zentraler Bedeutung. Dieses Buch stellt das bislang umfassendste Modell zur Untersuchung von Filmfiguren in ihren vielfältigen Formen und Funktionen vor. Um dafür eine neuartige Grundlage zu schaffen, wurden die Erkenntnisse verschiedener Disziplinen integriert und auf einen griffigen Kern verdichtet: die "Uhr der Figur". Das Modell verzeichnet vier Aspekte, unter denen Figuren betrachtet werden können: Als Artefakte sind sie durch audiovisuelle Mittel gestaltet. Als fiktive Wesen zeichnen sie sich durch körperliche, mentale und soziale Eigenschaften aus. Als Symbole vermitteln sie darüber hinausgehende Themen und Bedeutungen. Als Symptome verweisen sie schließlich auf soziokulturelle Ursachen (ihrer Produktion) und Wirkungen (ihrer Rezeption). In Verbindung mit diesen vier Aspekten behandelt das Buch die Funktionen einzelner Charaktere im Film, ihr Verhältnis zur Handlung, ihre Stellung innerhalb der Figurenkonstellation sowie die emotionale Anteilnahme, die sie bei Zuschauern auslösen. Für jeden der Bereiche bietet das Modell neuartige, differenzierte Analysemethoden auf kognitionswissenschaftlicher Basis an, die durch Grafiken, Tabellen und Leitfragen zusammengefasst werden. Eine große Bandbreite unterschiedlicher Filmbeispiele veranschaulicht die theoretischen Konzepte, darunter ausführliche Analysen zum Klassiker Casablanca und zu Polanskis Der Tod und das Mädchen. Ein detailliertes Inhaltsverzeichnis und ein Register machen das Buch auch zum Nachschlagen geeignet.

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Sammlung Metzler, 246

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476041093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 4931

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7403

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Wunder

Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 645

August ist anders. Dennoch wünscht er sich, wie alle Jungen in seinem Alter, kein Außenseiter zu sein. Weil er seit seiner Geburt so oft am Gesicht operiert werden musste, ist er noch nie auf eine richtige Schule gegangen. Aber jetzt soll er in die fünfte Klasse kommen. Er weiß, dass die meisten Kinder nicht absichtlich gemein zu ihm sind. Am liebsten würde er gar nicht auffallen. Doch nicht aufzufallen ist nicht leicht, wenn man so viel Mut und Kraft besitzt, so witzig, klug und großzügig ist - wie August.

Understanding playscripts

theory and method

Author: Roger Gross

Publisher: Popular Pr of Bowling Green State

ISBN: 9780879721268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 3408

Backwards and Forwards

A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

Author: David Ball

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809311101

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 657

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

Acting

a handbook of the Stanislavski method

Author: Toby Cole

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 4440

Reset and redesigned to offer a fresh look, this is an essential, comprehensive guide to the art and science of acting, as taught by the creator and great teachers of the Stanislavski Method.