Mime and Improvisation

Author: Alison Muir,Patricia Hammond
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 9781840020120
Category: Improvisation (Acting)
Page: 76
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Targeting Text

Photocopiable Units Based on English Text Types : Narrative, Poetry, Drama : Middle Primary
Author: John Barwick
Publisher: Blake Education
ISBN: 9781865091136
Category: Drama
Page: 144
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Series contains structured teaching units for nine most commonly studied text types.

Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen

Expressive Movement for Performers
Author: Annette Lust
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882124
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 342
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"In 'Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen, ' Annette Lust provides stage and screen artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity. In this book, Lust provides a general introduction to movement, including definitions and differences between movement on the stage and screen, how to conduct a class or learn on one's own, and choosing a movement style. Throughout the book and in the appendixes, Lust incorporates learning programs that cover the use of basic physical and expressive exercises for the entire body. In addition, she provides original solo and group pantomimes; improvisational exercises; examples of plays, fiction, poetry, and songs that may be interpreted with movement; a list of training centers in America and Europe; and an extensive bibliography and videography."--Publisher description.

Group and Individual Work with Older People

A Practical Guide to Running Successful Activity-based Programmes
Author: Swee Hong Chia,Julie Healthcote,Jane Marie Hibberd
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051283
Category: Medical
Page: 204
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"Being active is fundamental to a person's sense of physical and mental wellbeing, and the need to engage in purposeful and meaningful activity does not diminish with age. However, common effects of ageing, such as reduced vision and hearing, arthritis, dementia, and in some cases social isolation, can affect an older person's ability to participate in therapeutic and recreational activities. Introducing the concept of PIE (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), this practical resource will enable professionals working with older people to initiate and run successful activity-based programmes with their clients, either individually or in groups. The authors guide the reader through the processes of group and individual work, and provide step-by-step instructions for a range of activities, including arts and crafts, music, drama, movement, relaxation, reminiscence, and day-to-day tasks such as taking care of personal hygiene and preparing food and drinks. The book also describes the importance of assessing and evaluating activity-based work, with examples of completed evaluation and assessment forms. Useful case studies and self-reflective activities for the facilitator are included throughout. This book will be an invaluable for occupational therapists, creative arts therapists, health and social care practitioners and all other professionals working with older people."--Publisher's website.

From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond

Mimes, Actors, Pierrots, and Clowns : a Chronicle of the Many Visages of Mime in the Theatre
Author: Annette Lust
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780810845930
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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Looks at the history and evolution of mime, from the ancient Greeks through the 20th century.

The Improv Performance Manual

Author: Nathan Truman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557154847
Page: 118
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From the first visit to an improvisational theater class in high school, author Nathan "Nate" Truman knew he had found his "people!" Spanning a career of countless TV shows, movies and live theater experiences, Nate has collected the show stoppers for live improv performances, and a "how to" approach to make them available to the beginning student, with advanced homework and techniques that will help launch the seasoned performer in new directions. Whether you are in front of the camera or behind it, or go into any non-performing line of work, the skills you can learn from improvisational theater will help you gain confidence for public speaking, fast thinking and decision making in any walk of life. These are the classic forms used in Improv classes, and can be used to mount a live improv comedy show, or just for a fun time with you and a few friends for a crazy game night! Get ready to think outside the box, with 40 lessons and outlines to spark your imagination!

The Improv Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond
Author: Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441106421
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 448
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The most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improve available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes. From The Improv Handbook: The problem for improvisers is anxiety. faced with a lot of nameless eyes staring at us, and feeling more than anything else like prey, we are likely to want to display very consistent behavior, so that anyone who looks at us, looks away and then looks back sees the same thing. Thus we become boring, we fade into the background, and we cease to be of interest. The Improv Handbook provides everything someone interested in improvisational comedy needs to know, as written by a husband and wife comedy duo with years of experience and teaching in the field. in addition to providing a comprehensive history of improvisational theater as a backdrop, it also looks at modern theories and practices of improvisation on a global scale, including how the form of comedy has evolved differently in different parts of the world, from Europe to the UK to the Chicago scene. The Improv Handbook also contains an essential performance segment that details different formats of improvisation. Chapter topics include Theatresports, Micetro, Gorilla Theatre, and the inventions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close as well as other popular forms of improv, like those on "Whose Line is it Anyway." The core section of the book is called simply, "How to Improvise" and delves into issues of spontaneity, the fundamentals of storytelling, working together, upping the ante, and character development. The book concludes with sections on how to improvise in front of an audience and- just as crucially- how to attract an audience in the first place.

How Drama Activates Learning

Contemporary Research and Practice
Author: Michael Anderson,Julie Dunn
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441194169
Category: Education
Page: 336
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How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice draws together leaders in drama education and applied theatre from across the globe, including authors from Europe, North America and Australasia. It explores how learning can be activated when drama pedagogies and philosophies are applied across diverse contexts and for varied purposes. The areas explored include: · history · literacy, oracy and listening · health and human relationships education · science · democracy, social justice and global citizenship education · bullying and conflict management · criticality · digital technologies · additional language learning Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors present case studies of drama and applied theatre work in school and community settings, providing rich descriptions of practice accompanied by detailed analysis underpinned by the theoretical perspectives of key thinkers from both within and beyond the field of drama.


A Dickensian Musical
Author: Marc Napolitano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190207302
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 304
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When the show was first produced in 1960, at a time when transatlantic musical theatre was dominated by American productions, Oliver! already stood out for its overt Englishness. But in writing Oliver!, librettist and composer Lionel Bart had to reconcile the Englishness of his Dickensian source with the American qualities of the integrated book musical. To do so, he turned to the musical traditions that had defined his upbringing: English music hall, Cockney street singing, and East End Yiddish theatre. This book reconstructs the complicated biography of Bart's play, from its early inception as a pop musical inspired by a marketable image, through its evolution into a sincere Dickensian adaptation that would push English musical theatre to new dramatic heights. The book also addresses Oliver!'s phenomenal reception in its homeland, where audiences responded to the musical's Englishness with a nationalistic fervor. The musical, which has more than fulfilled its promise as one of the most popular English musicals of all time, remains one of the country's most significant shows. Author Marc Napolitano shows how Oliver!'s popularity has ultimately exerted a significant influence on two separate cultural trends. Firstly, Bart's adaptation forever impacted the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist; to this day, the general perception of the story and the innumerable allusions to the novel in popular media are colored heavily by the sights, scenes, sounds, and songs from the musical, and virtually every major adaptation of from the 1970s on has responded to Bart's work in some way. Secondly, Oliver! helped to move the English musical forward by establishing a post-war English musical tradition that would eventually pave the way for the global dominance of the West End musical in the 1980s. As such, Napolitano's book promises to be an important book for students and scholars in musical theatre studies as well as to general readers interested in the megamusical.

Margery Allingham's Mr Campion's Fox

A brand-new Albert Campion mystery written by Mike Ripley
Author: Mike Ripley
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780106386
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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This brand-new novel featuring Margery Allingham’s Mr Campion recaptures the Golden Age of British Detective Fiction. The Danish Ambassador has requested Albert Campion’s help on ‘a delicate family matter’. He’s very concerned about his eighteen-year-old daughter, who has formed an attachment to a most unsuitable young man. Recruiting his unemployed actor son, Rupert, to keep an eye on Frank Tate, the young man in question, Mr Campion notes some decidedly odd behaviour on the part of the up-and-coming photographer. Before he can act on the matter, however, both the Ambassador’s daughter and her beau disappear without trace. Then a body is discovered in a lagoon. With appearances from all of Margery Allingham’s regular characters, from Campion’s former manservant Lugg, to his wife Lady Amanda Fitton and others, this witty and elegant mystery is sure to delight Allingham’s many fans. The dialogue is sharp and witty, the observation keen, and the climax is thrilling and eerily atmospheric.

Jacques Copeau

Author: Mark Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134257996
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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Part of our successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century, this book examines Jacques Copeau; a leading figure in the development of twentieth century theatre practice, a pioneer for work on actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Presenting the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance, this is the first book to combine: an overview of Copeau's life and work an analysis of his key ideas a detailed commentary of his 1917 production of Moliere's late farce Les Fourberies de Scapin – the opening performance of his influential New York season a series of practical exercises offering an introduction to Copeau's working methods. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Jacques Copeau is unbeatable value for today's student.

Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

Author: Ben Watson
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844670031
Category: Music
Page: 443
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This outstanding biography of the cult guitar player will likely cause you to abandon everything you thought you knew about jazz improvisation, post-punk and the avant-garde. Derek Bailey was at the top of his profession as a dance band and record-session guitarist when, in the early 1960s, he began playing an uncompromisingly abstract form of music. Today his anti-idiom of 'Free Improvisation' has become the lingua franca of the 'avant' scene, with Pat Metheny, John Zorn, David Sylvian and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore among his admirers.

More Theatre Games for Young Performers

Improvisations and Exercises for Developing Acting Skills
Author: Suzi Zimmerman
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 227
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More Theatre Games For Young Performers is a Meriwether Publishing publication.

Improvisation for the Theater

A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques
Author: Viola Spolin,Paul Sills
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810140080
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 412
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Collects exercises, games, and other techniques developed by Viola Spolin for stimulating creative expression.

Latin Literature

Author: E. J. Kenney,W. V. Clausen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521210430
Category: Latin literature
Page: 973
View: 9808

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