Drama Games for Devising

Author: Jessica Swale
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781848420373
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 122
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'A truly amazing little book. Don't let its size fool you; it's packed full of good things' ReviewsGate.com on Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops Jessica Swale is a director, workshop leader and educator. She is Artistic Director of Red Handed Theatre Company, works regularly with the National Theatre, Out of Joint and various drama schools, and leads theatre projects in developing countries for Youth Bridge Global.

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
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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.

Devising Performance

A Critical History
Author: Deirdre Heddon,Jane Milling
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137426780
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 282
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Devising Performance charts the development of collaboratively created performances from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. Through a range of case studies drawn from Britain, the USA and Australia, Heddon and Jane encourage us to look more carefully at different modes of devising and to consider their implications in the present day.

101 More Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291025162
Category: Education
Page: 138
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'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas which could be used to good effect by non-specialist as well as seasoned drama teachers. Excellent resource for primary, secondary and other drama teachers.' - Teaching Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. This sequel to the best-selling 101 Drama Games and Activities contains inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods. The book includes lively and fun warm-up games, as well as activities to develop concentration, focus and team building. The drama strategies can be used as creative tools to explore themes and characters. There are dozens of ideas for developing improvisation (which can be extended over several sessions). There are many new activities for exploring storytelling skills as well as mime and movement.

Devising Theatre

A Practical and Theoretical Handbook
Author: Alison Oddey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415049009
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 254
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Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.

Das Knochenband

Author: Stuart MacBride
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641145414
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Ein abgründiger neuer Fall für Detective Logan McRae. Der erste Tote wird mit einem brennenden Reifen um den Hals gefunden, es gibt außerdem Anzeichen einer Strangulierung sowie diverse Stichwunden. Zur gleichen Zeit hinterlässt jemand kleine Knochenbündel vor Detective Inspector Logan McRaes Tür, die dieser jedoch ignoriert. Als eine weitere Leiche gefunden wird, zeigt sich eine Verbindung zwischen den Morden und der Handlung eines Bestsellers um Hexen und Hexenjäger, der gerade in Aberdeen verfilmt wird. Und plötzlich erweisen sich auch die Knochenbündel als weit weniger harmlos, als McRae dachte ...

Youth Theatre

Drama for Life
Author: Michael Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317555244
Category: Drama
Page: 194
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Youth Theatre: Drama for Life defines the youth theatre process, by outlining its constituent parts and explaining how these activities work in order to support young people’s development. As well as describing what is done in youth theatre, it also explores why it’s done and how to ensure the best possible outcomes. The book is in four parts: Part 1 explores the nature and purpose of youth theatre, drawing on Michael Richardson’s extensive personal experience as a practitioner and manager. Part 2 explains, in detail, the youth theatre process: warming up, playing games, voice work, developing skills, devising and the presentation of devised work. Part 3 discusses how to create an appropriate environment within which the youth theatre process can be most effectively applied. Part 4 covers the most common applications of the youth theatre process, namely using it in different education environments; and youth theatre productions and performance. On top of this, two appendices give a list of over 60 games that are useful to use in youth theatre; and a list of recommended further reading that supports this book. As well as giving key tips and advice from his own invaluable experience, Richardson offers comments from practitioners and participants on what makes a successful youth theatre experience. Michael Richardson has worked in youth theatre for over 20 years, has been involved in the training of other practitioners, and in the strategic development of the youth theatre sector in the UK.

Making a Leap

Theatre of Empowerment : a Practical Handbook for Drama and Theatre Work with Young People
Author: Sara Clifford,Anna Herrmann
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853026324
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 254
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A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution.

The Purpose of Playing

Modern Acting Theories in Perspective
Author: Robert Gordon
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068876
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 418
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The Purpose of Playing provides the first in-depth introduction to modern critical acting, enabling students, teachers, and professionals to comprehend the different aesthetic possibilities available to today's actors. The book presents a comparative survey of the major approaches to Western acting since the nineteenth century, their historical evolution, and their relationship to one another. Author Robert Gordon explores six categories of acting: realistic approaches to characterization (Stanislavski, Vakhtangov, Strasberg, Chekhov); the actor as a scenographic instrument (Appia, Craig, Meyerhold); improvisation and games (Copeau, Saint-Denis, Laban, Lecoq); political theater (Brecht, Boal); exploration of the self and other (Artaud, Grotowski); and performance as cultural exchange (Brook, Barba). The synthesis of these principal theories of dramatic performance in a single text offers practitioners the knowledge they need to contextualize their own practice within the wider field of performance, while encouraging theorists and scholars to be more sensitive to the material realities of artistic practice. ?This analysis of major movements and figures from the early nineteenth century to the present is clear, thorough, and penetrating, and its scope across periods, countries, and styles is impressive.” --Xerxes Mehta, University of Maryland-Baltimore County Robert Gordon is Reader in Drama, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Nell Gwynn

Author: Jessica Swale
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848425590
Page: 136
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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.

House of Games

Making Theatre from Everyday Life
Author: Chris Johnston
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780878300891
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 270
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An immensely valuable resource book for drama leaders, House of Games is a how-to book for building up drama troupes and keeping them creative. House of Games is sure to take its place alongside the most established drama method texts.

Der leere Raum

The Empty Space
Author: Peter Brook
Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin
ISBN: 3895814156
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 200
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Der leere Raum ist der Klassiker unter den Büchern zum Theater. Es basiert auf vier Vorlesungen, die Peter Brook unter dem Titel The Empty Space: The Theater Today in den sechziger Jahren an den Universitäten von Hull, Keele, Manchester und Sheffield hielt. 1968 erschienen diese Gedanken zum Gegenwartstheater in Buchform. Nachdem der Band für längere Zeit vergriffen war, machte ihn der Alexander Verlag 1983 wieder greifbar für das deutsche Publikum. Brook unterteilt das Theater in vier verschiedene Formen: Das konventionelle Theater definiert er als "tödlich", das an Ritualen festhaltende Theater als das "heilige", das leicht verständliche, volksnahe Theater als "derbes" und das von ihm favorisierte als "unmittelbares Theater".

GCSE Drama for OCR

Author: David Cross
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435186104
Category: Drama
Page: 176
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This text attempts to develop the processes, skills and knowledge that students need to succeed in OCR GCSE Drama. Written by experienced examiners, it aims to ensure that students are confident in their understanding and application of the drama elements, including use of dramatic language.

Games, Ideas and Activities for Primary Drama

Author: Michael Theodorou
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292001259
Category: Education
Page: 400
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A collection of 150 unique games and activities to help support teaching of maths in the primary classroom. Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.

Nora oder Ein Puppenheim

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843039380
Category: Drama
Page: 84
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Henrik Ibsen: Nora oder Ein Puppenheim Originaltitel: Et dukkehjem. Uraufführung Kopenhagen, 21.12.1879, Erstdruck: Kopenhagen (Gyldendal) 1879. Hier in der Übers. v. M. v. Borch. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Ibsen, Henrik: Ein Puppenheim. [Übers. v. M[arie] von Borch], in: Henrik Ibsen: Sämtliche Werke, Vierter Band. Hg. v. Julius Elias u. Paul Schlenther, Berlin: S. Fischer, 1907. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lucien Métivet, Illustration aus dem journal humoristique, 1898. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.