|Author||: Robert Edmond Jones|
|Publisher||: Taylor & Francis|
|Release Date||: 2004|
|ISBN 10||: 0878301844|
|Pages||: 162 pages|
|Rating||: 4/5 from 21 reviews|
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
by Michael Bigelow Dixon,Liz Engelman
This collection of exercises is designed to build creative muscle in students of playwriting and will prove useful as well to working dramatists who want to build their skills while stretching their imaginative powers. Contributed by some of America?s foremost playwrights and playwriting teachers, these varied and inventive exercises offer new sources for dramatic inspiration, provide ways to embolden dramatic action, and encourage experimentation with the basic elements of playwriting.The thirty contributors include:Sarah Ruhl,Craig Lucas,EmilyGET BOOK!
by Beverly J Rowe
Tylee (English literature, Brunel U.) presents 15 contributions that discuss women's drama that arose from World War I. Each section presents viewpoints from various countries, particularly Britain and Germany. The essays cover various periods and types of drama (from traditional stage plays to modernist, avant-garde drama) and also look at responses after the Second World War, 40 years later. Discussion includes the political positions the plays embody, and the ways in which the formal aspects of the plays enable different kinds ofGET BOOK!
by Neil Verma
For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.” This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War. In this sweeping exploration of dramatic conventions, Verma investigatesGET BOOK!
by Rowan Williams
The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of "the literary" has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognized as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of culturalGET BOOK!
by Neal Gabler
A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.GET BOOK!
by Darwin Reid Payne
In this enlarged and thoroughly revised third edition of his widely used text, Darwin Reid Payne explores the principles and philosophies that shape the visual elements of theatre. Payne sets out to discover who scenographers are and to define their responsibilities. He sees scenographers as not merely craftspersons but artists with "a special vision that spans all the arts." Such artists are in a position to "extend and amplify underlying meanings of the production." The proper goal of beginning scenographers,GET BOOK!
by David Sloan (teacher.),Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Drama is important for adolescents. Sloan presents the art of drama as an antidote to the cultural wasteland generally available to young people today. Includes speech exercises, dramatic exercises, an outline of how to stage a play, and suggestions for appropriate plays. This is an invaluable resource for all teachers in the upper grades.GET BOOK!
by Naomi A. Weiss
The Music of Tragedy offers a new approach to the study of classical Greek theater by examining the use of musical language, imagery, and performance in the late work of Euripides. Naomi Weiss demonstrates that Euripides’ allusions to music-making are not just metatheatrical flourishes or gestures towards musical and religious practices external to the drama but closely interwoven with the dramatic plot. Situating Euripides’ experimentation with the dramaturgical effects of mousike within a broader cultural context, she shows how muchGET BOOK!
by W. Gruber
Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imagination is a study of extrascenic space and how playwrights have used narrative as an alternative to conventional scenic enactment. The book covers the work of writers as diverse as Euripides, Plautus, Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, Gertrude Stein, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Brian Friel, and Thomas Bernhard. William Gruber offers a wide-ranging overview of the dramaturgical choices dramatists make when they substitute imagined events for perceptual ones.GET BOOK!
by Azar Nafisi
A New York Times bestseller The author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with the next chapter of her life in books—a passionate and deeply moving hymn to America Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her multimillion-copy bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics of English and American literature to herGET BOOK!