Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

Author: James Michael Thomas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 024081049X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 9170

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: 8729

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: 7660

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


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 7671

Play Directing

Analysis, Communication, and Style

Author: Francis Hodge

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 395

View: 6501

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: 3779

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: 9899

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: 5175

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.

Backwards and Forwards

A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

Author: David Ball

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809311101

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 714

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

Der haarige Affe

eine Komödie vom Leben einst und jetzt in acht Bildern

Author: Eugene O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596106295


Page: 79

View: 5901


a handbook of the Stanislavski method

Author: Toby Cole

Publisher: Three Rivers Press


Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 6183

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.

Dramatisches Schreiben

Theater, Film, Roman

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710139


Page: 344

View: 2860

Der kleine Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423214131


Page: 459

View: 3178

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7678

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.


Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2815

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.

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Author: Bella Merlin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415258852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

View: 3300

This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth and twenty-first century performance. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through: *personal biography *explanation of key writings *description of significant productions *reproduction of practical exercises. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.



Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641118166

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6922

Die volle Ladung Leben - ein Klassiker der Underground-Literatur Mietskasernen, Arbeitslosigkeit, miese Pubs, viel Alkohol und jede Menge Drogen: das ist der Alltag in Leith, einem heruntergekommenen Vorort von Edinburgh. Das ist auch der Alltag von Renton, Spud, Begbie, Sick Boy und Dianne, einer Clique von jugendlichen Außenseitern, in deren Leben sich fast alles um Drogen dreht. Wer kein Junkie ist, wird bald einer werden oder war einer oder wird bald wieder einer sein. Neben Stuff, Rausch, Entzug, Sex, Frust und Gewalt gibt es aber auch noch die Musik. Und wenn diese Anti-Helden schon alle den Blues haben, so doch zumindest mit 160 beats per minute.

Language in drama

meanings for the director & the actor

Author: William L. Sharp

Publisher: Chandler Pub. Co


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 162

View: 1182