The Dramatic Imagination

The Dramatic Imagination

The Dramatic Imagination

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Robert Edmond Jones
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-09-08
Total Pages : 172 Pages
ISBN : 9781135470135


Theatre Of Sound

Theatre Of Sound

A study of radio drama

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Dermot Rattigan
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 383 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015056426789


Theater Of The Mind

Theater Of The Mind

For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.” This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War. In this sweeping exploration of dramatic conventions, Verma investigates legendary dramas by the likes of Norman Corwin, Lucille Fletcher, and Wyllis Cooper on key programs ranging from The Columbia Workshop, The Mercury Theater on the Air, and Cavalcade of America to Lights Out!, Suspense, and Dragnet to reveal how these programs promoted and evolved a series of models of the imagination. With close readings of individual sound effects and charts of broad trends among formats, Verma not only gives us a new account of the most flourishing form of genre fiction in the mid-twentieth century but also presents a powerful case for the central place of the aesthetics of sound in the history of modern experience.

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Genre : History
Author : Neil Verma
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-06-29
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9780226853529


The Dramatic Imagination

The Dramatic Imagination

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Robert Edmond Jones
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : 9780878301843


What Is Scenography

What Is Scenography

The third edition of Pamela Howard’s What is Scenography? expands on the author’s holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. The book includes new investigations of recent production projects from Howard’s celebrated career, including Carmen and Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music, full-colour illustrations of her recent work and updated commentary from a wide spectrum of contemporary theatre makers. This book is suitable for students in Scenography and Theatre Design courses, along with theatre professionals.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Pamela Howard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-04-03
Total Pages : 348 Pages
ISBN : 9781351380331


An Introduction To Theatre Design

An Introduction To Theatre Design

This introduction to theatre design explains the theories, strategies, and tools of practical design work for the undergraduate student. Through its numerous illustrated case studies and analysis of key terms, students will build an understanding of the design process and be able to: identify the fundamentals of theatre design and scenography recognize the role of individual design areas such as scenery, costume, lighting and sound develop both conceptual and analytical thinking Communicate their own understanding of complex design work trace the traditions of stage design, from Sebastiano Serlio to Julie Taymor. Demonstrating the dynamics of good design through the work of influential designers, Stephen Di Benedetto also looks in depth at script analysis, stylistic considerations and the importance of collaboration to the designer’s craft. This is an essential guide for students and teachers of theatre design. Readers will form not only a strong ability to explain and understand the process of design, but also the basic skills required to conceive and realise designs of their own.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Stephen Di Benedetto
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-02-28
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9781136480119


Sculpting Space In The Theater

Sculpting Space In The Theater

If you are working in theater involved in set creation, lighting or costume design this book will inspire you to reach the heights of the masters as you learn how they succeeded. To move a world from text to stage requires unique and considered design. Sculpting Space in the Theater reveals the philosophy and process of the most influential set, costume and lighting designers working in theater today. The designers profiled in this book - all of whom have established a visible signature and particular design process - have had a remarkable impact in the field of theater design worldwide. Interviews, illustrated with photographs and working sketches, reveal the vision behind designs, and personal anecdotes reveal lessons learnt, providing a practical insight into how designers approach their work, and achieve the effects they want. •Theater professionals and students will learn from this unique guide how best to move a world from text to stage. •The most influential theater designers gathered together in one book to share the secrets of their craft. •Over 500 color illustrations detail each stage of the process to inspire theater designers to improve their art.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Babak A. Ebrahimian
Publisher : Taylor & Francis US
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015066776330


Empire Of Imagination

Empire Of Imagination

The first comprehensive biography of geek and gaming culture's mythic icon, Gary Gygax, and the complete story behind his invention of Dungeons & Dragons. The life story of Gary Gygax, godfather of all fantasy adventure games, has been told only in bits and pieces. Michael Witwer has written a dynamic, dramatized biography of Gygax from his childhood in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to his untimely death in 2008. Gygax's magnum opus, Dungeons & Dragons, would explode in popularity throughout the 1970s and '80s and irreversibly alter the world of gaming. D&D is the best-known, best-selling role-playing game of all time, and it boasts an elite class of alumni--Stephen Colbert, Robin Williams, and Vin Diesel all have spoken openly about their experience with the game as teenagers, and some credit it as the workshop where their nascent imaginations were fostered. Gygax's involvement in the industry lasted long after his dramatic and involuntary departure from D&D's parent company, TSR, and his footprint can be seen in the role-playing genre he is largely responsible for creating. Through his unwavering commitment to the power of creativity, Gygax gave generations of gamers the tools to invent characters and entire worlds in their minds. Witwer has written an engaging chronicle of the life and legacy of this emperor of the imagination.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Witwer
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2015-10-06
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781632862044


Communities Of Imagination

Communities Of Imagination

Asian theatre is usually studied from the perspective of the major traditions of China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Now, in this wide-ranging look at the contemporary theatre scene in Southeast Asia, Catherine Diamond shows that performance in some of the lesser known theatre traditions offers a vivid and fascinating picture of the rapidly changing societies in the region. Diamond examines how traditional, modern, and contemporary dramatic works, with their interconnected styles, stories, and ideas, are being presented for local audiences. She not only places performances in their historical and cultural contexts but also connects them to the social, political, linguistic, and religious movements of the last two decades. Each chapter addresses theatre in a different country and highlights performances exhibiting the unique conditions and concerns of a particular place and time. Most performances revolve in some manner around “contemporary modernity,” questioning what it means—for good or ill—to be a part of the globalized world. Chapters are grouped by three general and overlapping themes. The first, which includes Thailand, Vietnam, and Bali, is characterized by the increased participation of women in the performing arts—not only as performers but also as playwrights and directors. Cambodia, Singapore, and Myanmar are linked by a shared concern with the effects of censorship on theatre production. A third group, the Philippines, Laos, and Malaysia, is distinguished by a focus on nationalism: theatres are either contributing to official versions of historical and political events or creating alternative narratives that challenge those interpretations. Communities of Imagination shows the many influences of the past and how the past continues to affect cultural perceptions. It addresses major trends, suggesting why they have developed and why they are popular with the public. It also underscores how theatre continues to attract new practitioners and reflect the changing aspirations and anxieties of societies in immediate and provocative ways even as it is being marginalized by television, film, and the internet. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theatre and performance, Asian literature, Southeast Asian studies, cultural studies, and gender studies. Travelers wishing to attend local performances as part of their experience abroad will find it an essential reference to theatres of the region.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Catherine Diamond
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2016-11-30
Total Pages : 404 Pages
ISBN : 9780824867676


The Dramatic Play Area

The Dramatic Play Area

The Dramatic Play Area: A Place Where the Imagination is Transformed is a book filled with ideas as to what children in this area. Teachers can read this book to children who just don't know how to play in the dramatic play area. Teacher should change the dramatic play area based on what children are interested in and add and take toys away that have been in the area more than three or four month. Whatever you do as a teacher for this area make sure its fun and explain to children the possibilities.

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Genre : Education
Author : Mrs Evelyn Ayum
Publisher : Essentials by Evelyn
Release : 2016-08-26
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 0966590163