Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, Sixth Edition teaches the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to evaluate its potentials for performance and production. This new edition offers a more streamlined experience for the reader and features new and revised content, such as a fully updated chapter on postmodern drama, new sections on Associative Thinking and Ambiguous Terms in the Introduction, and revised appendices featuring The Score of a Role and expanded treatments of Functional Analysis for Designers and Further Questions for Script Analysis. Explorations of both classic and unconventional plays are combined with clear examples, end-of-chapter summaries, and stimulating questions that will allow actors, directors, and designers to immediately incorporate the concepts and processes into their theatre production work. An excellent resource for students of Acting, Script Analysis, Directing, and Playwriting courses, this book provides the tools to effectively bring a script to life on stage.

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Genre : Drama
Author : James Michael Thomas
Publisher :
Release : 2019-11-13
Total Pages : 300 Pages
ISBN : 0815352298


Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : James Thomas
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2004-11-05
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781136082054


Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : James Thomas
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2009-02-17
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9781136081903


Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : James Thomas
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-10-08
Total Pages : 406 Pages
ISBN : 9781136021527


Script Analysis For Theatre

Script Analysis For Theatre

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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Robert Knopf
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-02-09
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781408185186


Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers

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Release : 2014
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1030651552


Backwards And Forwards

Backwards And Forwards

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

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Ball
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 1983
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 0809311100


Play Directing

Play Directing

Play Directing describes the various roles a director plays, from selection and analysis of the play, to working with actors and designers to bring the production to life.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Francis Hodge
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-11-19
Total Pages : 408 Pages
ISBN : 9781317351023


How To Read A Play

How To Read A Play

The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on the stage. This book provides a broad range of tools and methods that can be used when reading a text, including: Lessons from the past. What can we learn from Aristotle, Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Vakhtangov, Brecht and Harold Clurman? This section establishes the models and methods that underpin much of a director’s work today. A survey of current practices in Western theatre. A combination of research, interviews and observation of practical work addresses the main stages in understanding a play, such as getting to know characters, sharing ideas, mapping the action and grappling with language. A workbook, setting out twenty one ways of breaking down a play, from the general to the particular. Contributions, reflections and interjections from a host of successful directors make this the ideal starting point for anyone who wants to direct a play, or even devise one of their own. This wide range of different approaches, options and techniques allows each reader to create their own brand of play analysis.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Damon Kiely
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-17
Total Pages : 204 Pages
ISBN : 9781317283621


Interpreting The Play Script

Interpreting The Play Script

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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Anne Fliotsos
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2011-08-17
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9780230344259