This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in the Dramatic Arts.
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What are Secondary Sources? Journal articles & chapters etc... written about a work of
literature and offering a critical view of that work are
called literary criticism.
What are Primary Sources? Original works of literature and uninterpreted information about an event or period of time.
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The Neutral Mask
What is the Neutral Mask? Where did it come from & what can the actor-in-training gain through using it? This book begins to answer these questions by examining the rediscovery & rehabilitation of masks as tools of performance in Western theatre over the past century, considering the work of various theorists, directors, teachers...
Drama, Theatre & Performance Companion
This one-stop companion is your complete introduction to all aspects of Drama, Theatre and Performance, whether you are studying at university or drama school. Designed as a single reference resource, it takes you from studio to stage, from lecture theatre to workshop, covering practice as well as theory and history.
Michael Chekhov handbook: for the actor
The Michael Chekhov technique is today seen as one of the most influential and inspiring methods of actor training in existence. In 'The Michael Chekhov Handbook', Lenard Petit draws on twenty years of teaching experience to unlock & illuminate this often complex technique.
Playing for real: actors on playing real people
How do you capture Hitler, Mugabe, or a serial killer? How do you portray living monarchs or political leaders? Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart, Woolf or Darwin? What are the pressures of performing an icon like Marlene Dietrich? Bringing together original conversations with award-winning actors... Jeremy Irons, Dame Eileen Atkins, David Morrissey, Henry Goodman & Sir Ian McKellen.
The Audience Experience
Identifies a momentous change in what it means to be part of an audience for a live arts performance... explores key trends in the contemporary presentation of performing arts for audiences, among them convergence marketing and co-creation, children and young people as audiences, and the screening of live performance.
Theatre in Practice
Provides students with all of the 'must have' Drama skills required for A-Level, International Baccalaureate, BTEC and beyond. Practical, step-by-step exercises and diagrams give access to the key figures and processes central to drama, including: Stanislavski, Brecht, Lecoq and Berkoff devising theatre rehearsing and performing monologues and duologues how to approach directing a play improvising.
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