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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.

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Drama Books

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The Audience Experience - Radbourne, Johanson & Glow (Eds)
ISBN: 9781841507132
Publication Date: 2013
Identifies a momentous change in what it means to be part of an audience for a live arts performance... contemporary presentation of performing arts for audiences, among them convergence marketing & co-creation, children & young people as audiences, & the screening of live performance.

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The Drama, Theatre & Performance Companion - Mangan
ISBN: 9780230551657
Publication Date: 2013
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.

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Applied Drama : a facilitator's handbook for working in community - Prendergast & Saxton
ISBN: 1841507407
Publication Date: 2013
Crafted for use in schools, classrooms, community groups, healthcare organizations, & all manner of social institutions, this book aids practitioners to develop & hone the skills needed to best serve the needs of these diverse communities.

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Theatre in Practice - O'Brien, Sutton & May
ISBN: 9780415508537
Publication Date: 2013
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...

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The Neutral Mask - Gillian Arrighi
ISBN: 363922406X
Publication Date: 2010
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...

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Playing for real: actors on playing real people - Cantrell & Luckhurst (eds)
ISBN: 0230230415
Publication Date: 2010
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...

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Michael Chekhov handbook: for the actor - Petit
ISBN: 0415496713
Publication Date: 2010
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.


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