Theater in America

250 Years of Plays, Players, and Productions

Author: Mary C. Henderson

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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For a new generation of theatergoers, here is an updated edition of Theater in America, winner of the George Freedley Memorial Award for theatrical literature. Over the past 200 years, American theater has become an unparalleled expression of American life and thought. Drawing on her vast experience as a teacher of theatrical history and as Curator of the Theatre Collection of the Museum of the City of New York, Mary C. Henderson explores the ever-changing world of the American stage, from the days of strolling players into the modern era of Broadway hits, public funding, and unionization. She evaluates significant trends in playwriting, in the taste of audiences, and in acting theory and practice; analyzes the economic structure of the theater; and traces developments in stagecraft and playhouse design. Her book is also about how dramas and musicals actually get on the stage. Henderson describes the roles of the producer, playwright, director, choreographer, actors, and costume, set, and lighting designers, introducing along the way a galaxy of stars. Henderson's selection of more than 400 illustrations includes original art for set and costume designs, candid onstage photographs, star and cast portraits, and a wealth of never-before-published theatrical iconography. Thirty-four new plates highlight the variety and richness of the most recent live American entertainment. A time chart shows what was happening and who was working on and off Broadway and in regional theaters during the decades between 1750 and the close of the twentieth century. Revised in this edition are the extensive bibliography and the index, which includes life dates of major theatrical figures.
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Plays, Players, and Playing

How to Start Your Own Children's Theater Company

Author: Judith A. Hackbarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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Tells how to teach children movement, pantomime, and improvisation, and discusses casting, rehearsals, set design, costumes, advertising, insurance, and bookkeeping.
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Plays, Players and Playhouses at Home and Abroad, with Anecdotes of the Drama and the Stage

Author: William Pitt Lennox

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780530492353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays

Author: Lawrence Manley,Sally-Beth MacLean

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300191995

Category: Drama

Page: 475

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"In this major contribution to theater history and cultural studies, authors Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean paint a lively portrait of Lord Strange's Men, a daring company of players that dominated the London stage for a brief period in the late Elizabethan era. During their short theatrical reign, Lord Strange's Men helped to define the dramaturgy of the era, performing the works of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, and others in a distinctive and spectacular style, exploring innovative new modes of impersonation while intentionally courting political and religious controversy"--
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Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfully

Author: Jill Prudden

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736056113

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

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Learn to coach girls' basketball from one of the most successful U.S. high school coaches. In Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfully, veteran coach Jill Prudden explains the methods she has used to win more than 700 games and send dozens of female players to the collegiate level, including Olympian Jennifer Azzi. Packed with insights, plays, and drills, this comprehensive book presents the tactics for leading an effective program as it specifically relates to girls' teams. Not only will you find the skills and drills to help your team improve on the court, but you will also discover the foundational issues of developing a philosophy, motivating, evaluating, and communicating with players and staff. Sample forms, charts, and checklists help you organize and manage teams on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis. Through Prudden's expert guidance and compelling anecdotes, you will learn to identify and put into play the unique team dynamics of girls' basketball. Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfullywill show you how to build a winning program and team, year in and year out.
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Basketball Offenses & Plays

Author: Ken Atkins

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736048477

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 331

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With this new handbook, coaches learn how to make the right call every time their basketball team has the ball. Each section contains a variety of sets and plays, all clearly explained and diagrammed.
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Travelling Players in Shakespeare's England

Author: S. Keenan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230597548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Travelling Players in Shakespeare's England is the first extended study of the touring practices and performances of Elizabethan and Jacobean travelling players. It opens with a general introduction to the lively, competitive world of professional touring theatre. Following chapters focus on playing practices and performances in the spaces used as temporary theatres by touring actors (such a town halls and country houses). The final chapter looks at the decline of this important theatrical tradition in the 1620s.
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London Civic Theatre

City Drama and Pageantry from Roman Times to 1558

Author: Anne Lancashire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521632782

Category: Drama

Page: 355

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This book presents a rich picture of civic theatrical life in London, from Roman amphitheatre shows to Tudor pageantry.
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