Drama Games for Rehearsals

Author: Jessica Swale

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781848423466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 5675

'I wish I'd had this book when I was starting out as a young director... I cannot recommend it highly enough.' Marianne Elliott, from her Foreword This dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the bestselling Drama Games series offers dozens of ideas and exercises to energise and inspire a bold, creative rehearsal process for any play, of any period or genre. Aimed at directors of all levels, it covers every aspect of rehearsal, including: Warm-up exercises to prepare the body, voice and mind, and to create a strong ensemble Ideas for approaching the text, tackling the 'Story of the Play' A wealth of games for unlocking the 'World of the Play', including developing characters, finding a physical style, understanding genre and investigating themes Suggestions for exploring sound and music, whether for use in the production or simply to encourage a sense of fun in rehearsals This essential 'go-to' book will provide you with a host of original and illuminating games, perfect for the play you're rehearsing, be it Shakespeare or Greek tragedy, a Restoration comedy, physical theatre, Modern Naturalism - or even a brand new play. Marianne Elliott, one of the most innovative and exciting directors working anywhere in the world, describes it as a 'beautiful, and very ��clearly written book' which will become her 'constant companion in future'.

Theater Games for Rehearsal

A Director's Handbook, Updated Edition

Author: Viola Spolin,Carol Sills

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810127490

Category: Drama

Page: 115

View: 7189

Gives advice on selecting a play, auditioning a cast, and creating a stage space, shows how to conduct acting workshops, and demonstrates rehearsal techniques.

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 184753841X

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 837

Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

Übungen und Spiele für Schauspieler und Nicht-Schauspieler

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873038X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 403

View: 466

Die berühmten Übungen und Spiele Boals liegen hier in einer auf den neuesten Stand gebrachten und stark erweiterten Ausgabe vor. Dabei geht es darum, Zuschauer in Handelnde zu verwandeln. Dieses in 25 Sprachen übersetzte Standardwerk richtet sich an jeden, der die Übungen beruflich oder im Alltag anwenden will – an Schauspieler wie an Laiendarsteller, Pädagogen, Lehrer und Therapeuten. Zugleich gibt der Band Einblick in die Arbeit »des wichtigsten Theatermachers Lateinamerikas« (The Guardian).

The Little Book of Theatre Games

Interactive Material from Custer & Hoose Workshops

Author: Jim Custer,Bob Hoose,Gary Lee Reed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780834197732

Category: Improvisation (Acting)

Page: 88

View: 1791

Long-time actors and directors present exercises in Team-Building; Body & Movement; Spontaneity; Give & Take; Character Development.

Acting Up!

An Innovative Approach to Creative Drama for Older Adults

Author: Marcie Telander,Flora Quinlan,Karol Verson

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780880201087

Category: Aged

Page: 186

View: 2482


Jessica Swale's Blue Stockings

A Guide for Studying and Staging the Play

Author: Jessica Swale,Lois Jeary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848426238

Category: Women

Page: 208

View: 8004

Highly accessible and uniquely authoritative, this is the indispensable guide for anyone studying, teaching or performing Jessica Swale's hit play Blue Stockings .

Nell Gwynn

Author: Jessica Swale

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848425590


Page: 136

View: 348

London, 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the King. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court? Jessica Swale's exhilarating take on the heady world of Restoration theatre premiered at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in September 2015, before transferring to the West End in February 2016, starring Gemma Arterton.


Author: Charlyn Wessels

Publisher: Oxford

ISBN: 9780194370974

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 1470

This series gives teachers, trainers, and trainee teachers practical guidance in key aspects of language teaching. Each book includes an introduction and up to 100 classroom ideas, materials, and techniques. The activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers all the information they need about appropriate level, time, preparation, materials, variations, and follow-up activities.

Theatre for Change

Education, Social Action and Therapy

Author: Robert Landy,David T. Montgomery

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113700374X

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 451

Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and Theatre. Through interviews with leading practitioners and educators such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jan Cohen Cruz, James Thompson, and Johnny Saldaña, the authors lucidly present the key concepts, theories and reflective praxis of Applied Drama and Theatre. As they discuss the changes brought about by practitioners in venues such as schools, community centres, village squares and prisons, Landy and Montgomery explore the field's ability to make meaning of a vast range of personal and social issues through the application of drama and theatre.

A2 Drama and Theatre Studies: The Essential Introduction for Edexcel

Author: Alan Perks,Jacqueline Porteous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135270015

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 898

A2 Drama and Theatre Studies: The Essential Introduction for Edexcel builds on the skills developed during the AS year to provide clear and informative guidance to Units 3 and 4 of the specification. The textbook provides further information on rehearsing, performing, directing and textual analysis, together with new material on deconstructing a script, devising theatre and preparing for the final examination. Features of the text include: overviews of specification and assessment requirements written and practical exercises a glossary of useful words and terms in-depth analysis of the three key plays – Dr Faustus, Lysistrata and Woyzeck extension exercises to stretch the more able student worked examples to illustrate best practice sources for further study advice on study after A Level. Written by a chief examiner and a principal moderator, this book and its companion volume for AS Level offer informed and supportive exercises to ensure that students reach their maximum potential in achieving A Level success.

Directing Young People in Theatre

A Guide to Staging Plays with Young Casts

Author: Samantha Lane

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137340495

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

View: 8123

This book guides readers in taking a play from page to stage with young people. Advice from professional theatre directors, including Richard Eyre and Indu Rubasingham is combined with practical games and exercises to help both experienced and first-time directors create a play with young actors.

Ein Volksfeind (Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe)

Gesellschaftskritisches Drama mit Biografie des Autors

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8027318165

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 7329

Ein Volksfeind ist ein gesellschaftskritisches Drama des norwegischen Schriftstellers Henrik Ibsen aus dem Jahr 1882. Leitmotive sind Wahrheit und Freiheit sowie Mehrheit und Recht. Besonders beanstandet Ibsen die öffentliche Meinung, die oft als Wahrheit akzeptiert werde. Er schrieb Ein Volksfeind als Antwort auf die Kritik an seinen Dramen Nora oder Ein Puppenheim und Gespenster. Beide wurden zu seiner Zeit als skandalös betrachtet, da sich Ibsen gegen die herrschenden Konventionen wandte. Ibsens letztes Gesellschaftsdrama Ein Volksfeind hatte, wie von ihm erwartet, trotz des brisanten Themas beim Publikum und der Theaterkritik Erfolg und wird auch heute noch häufig aufgeführt und als Schullektüre eingesetzt. Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und „Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im „Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und großes psychologisches Einfühlungsvermögen.

ShakespeareÕs Authentic Performance Texts

The Case for Staging from the First Folio

Author: Graham Watts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786497203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 2653

When we pick up a copy of a Shakespeare play, we assume that we hold in our hands an original record of his writing. We don't. Present-day printings are an editor's often subjective version of the script. Around 25 percent of any Shakespeare play will have been altered, and this creates an enormous amount of confusion. The only authentic edition of Shakespeare's works is the First Folio, published by his friends and colleagues in 1623. This volume makes the case for printing and staging the plays as set in the First Folio, which preserved actor cues that helped players understand and perform their roles. The practices of modern editors are critiqued. Also included are sections on analyzing and acting the text, how a complex character can be created using the First Folio, and a director's approach to rehearsing Shakespeare with various exercises for both professional and student actors. In conclusion, all of the findings are applied to Measure for Measure.

Der leere Raum

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783923854905


Page: 206

View: 5721


Snap 2 It!

A Real Girl's Guide to Keeping a Positive Outlook (even when you're having a bad hair day, just got a pimple on your nose and you and your best friend are fighting)

Author: Sondra Clark

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402249497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6422

Teenage girls are in need of a positive role model, and Sondra Clark, 16, is just that. Sondra, the author of five published books, has traveled the world, speaking to thousands of people about her experiences. She also has been the international spokesperson for worldwide causes. But that doesn't make her perfect-she still has a messy bedroom and argues with her parents. Sondra knows that intelligence and confidence are more important than looks, and she knows that teenagers today need and will heed advice from someone they trust. She shows teenage girls how to: --Set goals to reach their dreams --Use time management to help them on a daily basis --Understand the importance of their beliefs --Achieve both academically and socially --Understand that being successful is more important than having a boyfriend and nice clothes --Know the importance of looking beyond themselves to help others Sondra's website can be visited at www.sondraclark.com.

Der kaukasische Kreidekreis

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739751

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3279

Zwei Spiele, zwei große Themen der Weltliteratur werden von Brecht hier zu einem geschlossenen Kreis geführt: Das Spiel von Grusche Vachnadze, der Magd, die mit übermenschlichen Opfern - selbst dem Opfer ihrer Liebe zu dem Soldaten Simon Chachava - in Zeiten der Revolte das Kind der harten Gouverneursfrau rettet, und das Spiel vom Azdak, dem Arme-Leute-Richter, der, betrunken und korrupt, dennoch das Chaos zu einer »kurzen, goldenen Zeit beinah der Gerechtigkeit« macht.

Die persönliche Stimme entwickeln

CD. / Gesprochen von Kristin Linklater und Thea M. Mertz

Author: Kristin Linklater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783497022960


Page: 280

View: 2862

Inhalt Einfuhrung in die Arbeit Wie die Stimme arbeitet Warum die Stimme nicht funktioniert I: Der BefreiungsprozeSS Die Wirbelsaule - die Stutze des Atems Atmung - die Quelle des Lautes Die Beruhrung des Tons Schwingungen, die den ursprunglichen Ton verstarken Zwischenschritt: Trainingseinheit fur Entspannung, die Wirbelsaule, den Kopf, Atmung, Beruhrung des Tons, Summen Der Stimmkanal II: Der EntwicklungsprozeSS: die Resonanzleiter Die Resonanzraume des Stimmkanals Freilassen der Stimme aus dem Korper Die Mitte der Stimme Die Nasen-Resonanzraume Stimmumfang Die Schadel-Resonatoren III: Empfindsamkeit und Kraft Die Kraft der Atmung Das Zentrum Artikulation Zwischenschritt: ubungseinheit IV: Die Verbindung zu Text und Schauspielen Worte Texte Beobachtungen und Meinungen zu Stimme und schauspielen