Staging an Interactive Mystery Play

Staging an Interactive Mystery Play

This book invites the interaction of the whole class in the process of creating mystery plays.

Author: Justine Jones

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: 1566081890

Category: Education

Page: 167

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Middle school students are highly creative, imaginative, and uninhibited with their ideas. And they love puzzles! That's why they are intrigued by murder mysteries. This book invites the interaction of the whole class in the process of creating mystery plays. It includes everything you need to teach basic dramatic skills by creating and staging an interactive murder mystery play. It's a six-week long step-by-step program. Weeks one and two brainstorm ideas, refines the theme, creates the characters, plots, means, motives, scenes, and more. Weeks three and four include games to strengthen writing and acting skills, to develop the plot and characters, and for students to think on their feet. The final two weeks focus on rehearsal and performance. Like the author's previous book “Drama Games and Improvs,” this guide helps teach drama skills holistically. Students are unaware they are learning new skills with every game and activity. A valuable resource for teaching drama.
Categories: Education

Interactive and Improvisational Drama

Interactive and Improvisational Drama

lTIyE MYSTERY THEATRE Anne M. Curtis 81 Gordon Hensley Actors improvise
and interact with people for entertainment in the genre known ... Then, in the mid-
19505 in London, a mystery play was staged: Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

Author: Adam Blatner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595417506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

View: 132

Are you a drama student looking for other ways to practice in your field? Do you teach drama students, or, as a teacher, want to enliven your lessons? Are you an actor who wants to diversify your role repertoire? Are you a therapist who uses active approaches to promote your clients' creative potentials? Are you wanting to be involved in a meaningful form of social action? This is the book for you!Thirty-two innovators share their approaches to interactive and improvisational drama, applied theatre, and performance, for education, therapy, recreation, community-building, and personal empowerment. You are holding the only book that covers the full range of dynamic methods that expand the theatre arts into new settings where many more people can participate in and enjoy the process of non-scripted drama.Drama is a great field! There are many ways to enjoy this activity other than by having to memorize scripts and preparing a performance for an audience. There are ways that are more playful, and types of drama in which the audience become co-actors. This present book is unique in offering ways for participants to become more spontaneous and involved.
Categories: Performing Arts

The York Mystery Plays

The York Mystery Plays

He views theatre as the ultimate interactive sculpture, positioning the human form
in a 3D environment. ... Having decided on sideways 'proscenium' staging, it was
the designer's role to review how much set could fit on the wagon stage, and ...

Author: Margaret Rogerson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781903153352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Essays on the York Mystery Plays, uniting voices from the scholarly world with the York community that has assumed responsibility for their production today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wooden Images

Wooden Images

... that coveted lust and laughter. MERRIMENT The medieval world was an
intensely interactive ... into secular, staged drama. Staged Drama The earliest
known English mystery plays still in existence are those collected under the
name of the ...

Author: Juanita Ballew Wood

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637795

Category: Art

Page: 179

View: 655

Using 163 photographs of images carved on the underside of medieval choir stalls in the churches and cathedrals of England in the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries, this work provides a spirited examination of the social history of ordinary men and women during the late-medieval period. This examination is particularly useful in that the choir stalls have become less accessible to the public in recent years. Misericords have received some scholarly attention, but this work is the first to interpret the carvings as social commentary. They are not examined as decorative embellishments or pieces of church furniture, but rather "read" as intimate glimpses into the thoughts, actions, and beliefs of a segment of the English medieval population. Whatever amused, angered, frightened, or elated the common person is recorded here in these extraordinary records.
Categories: Art

History of Dance

History of Dance

An Interactive Arts Approach Gayle Kassing. church teachings. Staged at various
places in the church sanctuary, clergy actors chanted in Latin and depicted
biblical events such as the annunciation ... The mystery plays that evolved from
these tableaux focused on stories from the Old and New Testaments and passion
plays ...

Author: Gayle Kassing

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736060359

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

View: 220

History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachprovides an in-depth look at dance from the dawn of time through the 20th century. Using an investigative approach, this book presents the who, what, when, where, why, and how of dance history in relation to other arts and to historical, political, and social events. In so doing, this text provides a number of ways to create, perceive, and respond to the history of dance through integrated arts and technology. This study of dancers, dances, and dance works within an interactive arts, culture, and technology environment is supported by the National Standards in dance, arts education, social studies, and technology education. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachhas four parts. Part Iexplains the tools used to capture dance from the past. Part IIbegins a chronological study of dance, beginning with its origins and moving through ancient civilizations and the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Part IIIcovers dance from the 17th to the 20th century, including dance at court, dance from court to theater, romantic to classical ballet, and dance in the United States. Part IVfocuses on 20th-century American dance, highlighting influences on American ballet and modern dance as it emerged, matured, and evolved during that century. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachincludes the following features: -Chapter outlines that present topics covered in each chapter -Opening scenarios to set the scene and introduce each time period -Explorations of dancers, choreographers, and other personalities -Explorations of the dances and significant choreography and dance literature of each time period -History Highlight boxes containing unusual facts, events, and details to bring history to life -History Trivia, providing insights into how dance relates to the history, art, and society of the time period -Web sites to encourage further exploration -Developing a Deeper Perspective sections that encourage students to use visual or aesthetic scanning, learn and perform period dances, observe and write performance reports, develop research projects and WebQuests (Internet-based research projects), and participate in other learning activities -Vocabulary terms at the end of each chapter Each chapter in parts II through IV provides an overview of the time period, including a time capsule and a historical and societal overview. Each chapter focuses on major dancers, choreographers, and personalities; dances of the period, including dance forms, dance designs, accompaniment, costuming, and performing spaces; and significant dance works and dance literature. The chapters also feature a series of eight experiential learning activities that help students dig deeper into the history of dance, dancers, and significant dance works and literature. These activities are presented as reproducible templates that include perceiving, creating, performing, writing, and presenting oral activities infused with technology. Teachers can use these activities as optional chapter assignments or as extended projects to help apply the information and to use technology and other integrated arts sources to make the history of dance more meaningful. History of Danceis an indispensable text for dance students who want to learn the history of dance and its relationship to other arts of the times using today's interactive technology.
Categories: Performing Arts

Business Review Weekly

Business Review Weekly

The actors and their film are the invention of Partners in Crime, a Hong Kong-
based company that specialises in interactive mystery theatre. For the past 12
months, the company has been staging its fictitious whodunit dinners in Hong
Kong ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822005554803

Category: Australia

Page:

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Categories: Australia

Programming for Adults

Programming for Adults

Those talents might aid in the staging of your homegrown performance. Behind
the ... Refuse to put on a medieval mystery play to avoid fees? ... There are
instances of librarians writing plays for their libraries—especially interactive
mysteries.

Author: Raymond Ranier

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461670681

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 823

This book addresses all aspects of the programming process, from idea to execution, from crafts and entertainment to film, arts and science. Included are sources of funding, contracts and agreements, programming to meet the library's mission, and program evaluation.
Categories: Social Science

The Armchair Detective

The Armchair Detective

Dilys is something of a pioneer in the mystery business . In 1972 , she opened
the very first mystery bookstore - Murder Ink - on Manhattan ' s Upper West Side .
She also staged the first interactive mystery play in which the audience helps ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020571324

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page:

View: 275

Categories: Detective and mystery stories

San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine

Mystery Café presents the interactive musical comedy / mystery Win , Place or
Die , which takes place ... Nobel Prize - winning playwright Dario Fo ' s
Archangels Don ' t Play Pinball is staged by SDSU ' s School of Theatre ,
Television & Film ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123426186

Category: San Diego (Calif.)

Page:

View: 236

Categories: San Diego (Calif.)

... including reconstructions of Spanish plays of the 16th century and mystery
plays , so and Meierkhol'd's staging of The ... 56 Despite the enthusiastic
reception of the second half of the program , the interactive , spontaneous party ,
mingling ...

Author: John E. Bowlt

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123815586

Category: Arts

Page:

View: 351

Categories: Arts

The Art of Play

The Art of Play

THE FLOW OF AUDIENCE Interactive theatre is always environmental . ... that
the audience as a whole is regarded as part of the theatrical reality makes it
environmental , regardless of how it is staged . ... Controlled flow means there is
a unity of audience , such as in an interactive murder mystery that takes place in
each ...

Author: Gary Izzo

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012161209

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 570

The Art of Play fills the "how-to" void with a warm, insightful, and often amusing collection of examples, anecdotes, and annotated exercises designed to cover all aspects of interactive theatre, from concept through design and production.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Dramatists Guild Quarterly

The Dramatists Guild Quarterly

TIT Both of these productions were serious mystery plays . They garnered ... Most
of this sort of interactive productions are staged in restaurants or hotel banquet
rooms , run only on weekends , and can only accommodate around 100 people .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006002411

Category: Dramatists

Page:

View: 106

Categories: Dramatists

Dramatics

Dramatics

Some of these events last bons and balloons , is set for a special an entire
weekend and are staged on dinner . Uniformed waiters hustle in ... Some are
highly move more into interactive theatre , ” Lanmonly referred to as “ murder
mysteries .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027756720

Category: College and school drama

Page:

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Categories: College and school drama

Mysteries with a Message

Mysteries with a Message

Classic audience participation thrillers. Two church-related mysteries in which the audience is invited to solve the mystery along with the Inspector.

Author: Tom Letchworth

Publisher:

ISBN: 0834193515

Category: Drama

Page: 83

View: 349

There’s a bit of Charlie Chan in all of us, so Tom and Celesta have grabbed hold of that concept and invented some of the most disarming characters in the Lillenas catalog. If you like interactive mysteries, these two Letchworth plays should be up your alley. Brace yourself though, everything that happens on stage is over the edge. Pandemonium reigns, and some of the humor makes you go, ’Oh, No!’ The authors have staged these two scripts with teen actors, but they will work for any age. A word of caution: be prepared to direct with your funny bone.
Categories: Drama

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

given no less than 6 months to create the first draft of a play - a play that is not
restricted in size , cast , length , or ... The collection concludes with excerpts from
the writings of some of the young actors who participated in the staging of the
plays . ... are : ( 1 ) the use of feature films in class ; ( 2 ) bar - coded laser discs ;
and ( 3 ) interactive computer - based instruction . ... performed the plays , they
should be encouraged to investigate the local library or bookstore for more
mystery stories .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435056184526

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

The Applause Performing Arts Guide to Los Angeles Southern California

The Applause Performing Arts Guide to Los Angeles   Southern California

Special Features " Pay What You Can Performances ” , “ 2 for 1 ” , and Public
Rush Tickets $ 10 CENTER THEATRE GROUP - MARK ... under the John Anson
Ford Amphitheatre , did everything from fully - staged productions to
developmental workshops and readings . ... ( 619 ) 544 - 1600 Fax : ( 619 ) 544 -
9226 Interactive mystery dinner theater accommodating 130 at the Imperial
House Restaurant .

Author: Carey Simon

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: UVA:X004146959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 479

View: 780

Whatever is out there, rest assured that it's all here in Carey Simon's first-ever guide to the regioin's glorious performing arts. Includes: FREE events * Discounts * Ticket Info * Directions and Parking * Seating Plans * Nearby Eateries and Watering holes * Amenities: Snack Bar, Hearing Devices, Coat Room, Air Conditioning, Bar and Wheelchair Access * and more!
Categories: Performing Arts

Agenda New York

Agenda New York

Just Jazz provides live jazz ensembles that play the music of Cole Porter ,
George Gershwin , Duke Ellington , etc. ... Est . Customized interactive mystery
shows for 1980. www.stoydj.com . unique corporate events , team building ,
product launches ... visit our Off - Broadway “ Hit , ” “ MURDERED construction ,
staging and production manageBY THE MOB ” now in its 6th year . ment of
shows , events , and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924095681783

Category: Caterers and catering

Page:

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Categories: Caterers and catering

Seeing Systems

Seeing Systems

Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life: Easyread Edition Barry Oshry ... to
bring into play a variety of senses: We can see the action, hear it, feel it, dance to
it, and join in with it. The Power Lab and the ... More recently, staged performance
and interactive theater have been added to our Seeing Systems xxiii.

Author: Barry Oshry

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442975668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 304

This book is about seeing systems. It is about overcoming system blindness. It is about seeing our part in the context of the whole in ways that enable us to avoid misunderstandings and to interact more productively across organizational lines (Act One). It is about seeing the present in the context of the past, such that we can get a more accurate picture of our current condition (Act One). It is about seeing ourselves in relationship with others and creating satisfying and productive partnerships in these relationships (Act TwoIt is about seeing our systems' processes in ways that enable us to create systems with extraordinary capacities for surviving and developing (Act Three). It is about seeing the uncertainties in our system conditions in ways that enable us to move past the destructive battles of righteous position versus righteous position (Act IV).
Categories: Business & Economics

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

This dissertation undertakes such an historically contextualized reading of civic
cycle drama , also known as " Corpus Christi , " " guild , " " mystery , " or " miracle "
plays . ... Chapter Two explores the Chester play as a transformative tool for civic
culture , examining the text ' s commentary on ... interactive performing or
rehearsed , staged formal performance , Burning Man provides an exciting lens
through ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131550332

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic