Score: 4
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Romeo and Juliet


  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Release Date : 2011-06-02
  • Genre: Theater
  • File Size: 1247442 Bytes


"Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife..." The Italian city of Verona is plagued with violence in the streets. The Capulets and the Montagues, two powerful and wealthy houses, have let their rivalry erupt into all-out war. Yet when young Montague heir Romeo sneaks into a Capulet celebration to disrupt it from within, he meets the Capulets' daughter Juliet. The two begin their love affair, doomed from the start, but beautiful enough to transcend fate....

Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Theatre


  • Author: David Mamet
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Theater
  • File Size: 406349 Bytes


If theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his opening chapter, "many of the observations and suggestions in this book might be heretical." As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in Theatre, the acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow calls for nothing less than the death of the director and the end of acting theory. For Mamet, either actors are good or they are non-actors, and good actors generally work best without the interference of a director, however well-intentioned. Issue plays, political correctness, method actors, impossible directions, Stanislavksy, and elitists all fall under Mamet's critical gaze. To students, teachers, and directors who crave a blast of fresh air in a world that can be insular and fearful ...

Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre


  • Author : Alison Oddey
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415049008


Devising Theatre Book Description :

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration an...

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre


  • Author : Martin Banham
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-09-21
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521434378


The Cambridge Guide to Theatre Book Description :

Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater....

Theatre as Sign System

Theatre as Sign System


  • Author : Elaine Aston
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415049326


Theatre as Sign System Book Description :

This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance....

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama


  • Author : Keir Elam
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415280176


The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama Book Description :

The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication. Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance, from 1930s Prague onwards, and presents a model of theatrical communication. In the course of his study, he touches upon the 'logic' of the drama and the analysis of dramatic discourse. This edition also includes a new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully upda...

Holy Theatre

Holy Theatre


  • Author : Christopher Innes
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1984-05-10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521269431


Holy Theatre Book Description :

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Voice and Speech in the Theatre

Voice and Speech in the Theatre


  • Author : James Clifford Turner
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0878301127


Voice and Speech in the Theatre Book Description :

This is a classic book on voice and speech, designed for actors at all levels. One of the great voice teachers of his day, J. Clifford Turner here uses simple and direct language to impart the necessary technical 'basics' of speech and voice....

Contemporary Theatre in Education

Contemporary Theatre in Education


  • Author : Roger Wooster
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841501703


Contemporary Theatre in Education Book Description :

Theatre in Education emerged in the mid-sixties as a unique hybrid of performance and child-centred learning. Contemporary Theatre in Education charts the creation and adaptation of this hybrid through the changing political, economic and educational environment. It also takes a snapshot of the TIE being created today, considering all the projects being performed in Wales during a single month. The projects are analysed and every TIE director interviewed about the work and the policies of their companies. It becomes very clear that that the distinction between TIE and Childrens Theatre is being blurred....

Theatre and Everyday Life
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Theatre and Everyday Life


  • Author : Alan Read
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415069416


Theatre and Everyday Life Book Description :

Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, politics of place and poetics of the urban environment in this critical and well-argued work....

Learning Through Theatre

Learning Through Theatre


  • Author : Tony Jackson
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1980-01-01
  • Genre: Drama in education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0719007895


Learning Through Theatre Book Description :

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