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.
Beware Wikipedia! It can't be cited in academic essays (avoid sites where authors aren't
accountable for contributions).
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Don't believe everything you read.
Acting for love & money: connecting the craft to the industry
75 acting exercises designed to prepare actors & acting students for a professional career. The exercises were created during workshop sessions conducted by the authors with participants of the Paul G. Gleason Theatre in Hollywood.
Devising in Process
Examines the creative processes of eight theatre companies making devising-based performances.
Companies covered include: The People Show, Station House Opera, Shunt, The Red Room, Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation, theatre O, Gecko, Third Angel
Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Historiography
Investigates the methods & aims of historical study in the performing arts, from archival research to historical writing. Beginning with case studies on Shakespearean theatre & avant-garde theatre, this study examines fundamental procedures & problems in documentary history and cultural 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, the line-up includes Jeremy Irons, Dame Eileen Atkins, David Morrissey, Henry Goodman & Sir Ian McKellen.
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