Amateur Actor

A Collection of Plays for School and Home (Classic Reprint)

Author: W. H. Venable

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781334593512

Category: Drama

Page: 290

View: 8443

Excerpt from Amateur Actor: A Collection of Plays for School and Home The Introduction contains plain and full directions for making all necessary preparations to insure the success of ordinary ama teur plays. The reader may rest assured that what is therein described and recommended can be, and, in fact, has been realized by actual trial. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Flash of Capital

Film and Geopolitics in Japan

Author: Eric Cazdyn

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822329121

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 5710

DIVRelates the history of Japanese film to the history of the capitalist transformation of Japan./div

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 56, Shakespeare and Comedy

An Annual Survey of Shakespeare Studies and Production

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827270

Category: Drama

Page: 370

View: 4750

Published with academic researchers and graduate students in mind, this volume of the 'Shakespeare Survey' presents a number of contributions on the theme of Shakespeare's comedies, as well as the comedy in Shakespeare's other works.

Shadowing Charles Dickens

Author: S. Askwith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409271080

Category:

Page: 279

View: 6876

A vibrant, visceral tale of nineteenth century London which cleverly inter-weaves fact and fiction to expose the joint splendour and sordid nature of the mid-Victorian age.In 'Shadowing Charles Dickens', historical figures like Dickens, Longfellow, and Marx become part of fictional events. Fictional characters - prostitutes, forgers and a homicidal maniac participate in real history. Not for the faint-hearted!

Shakespeare and Amateur Performance

A Cultural History

Author: Michael Dobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496816

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 3377

From the Hamlet acted on a galleon off Africa to the countless outdoor productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream that now defy each English summer, Shakespeare and Amateur Performance explores the unsung achievements of those outside the theatrical profession who have been determined to do Shakespeare themselves. Based on extensive research in previously unexplored archives, this generously illustrated and lively work of theatre history enriches our understanding of how and why Shakespeare's plays have mattered to generations of rude mechanicals and aristocratic dilettantes alike: from the days of the Theatres Royal to those of the Little Theatre Movement, from the pioneering Winter's Tale performed in eighteenth-century Salisbury to the Merchant of Venice performed by Allied prisoners for their Nazi captors, and from the how-to book which transforms Mercutio into Yankee Doodle to the Napoleonic counterspy who used Richard III as a tool of surveillance.

Improvisation for the Theater

A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques

Author: Viola Spolin,Paul Sills

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810140080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

View: 652

Collects exercises, games, and other techniques developed by Viola Spolin for stimulating creative expression.

The Cinema of Béla Tarr

The Circle Closes

Author: András B. Kovács

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 4649

The Cinema of Béla Tarr is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Bela Tarr's career through a close personal and professional relationship for more than twenty-five years. András Bálint Kovács traces the development of Tarr's themes, characters, and style, showing that almost all of his major stylistic and narrative innovations were already present in his early films and that through a conscious and meticulous recombination of and experimentation with these elements, Tarr arrived at his unique style. The significance of these films is that, beyond their aesthetic and historical value, they provide the most powerful vision of an entire region and its historical situation. Tarr's films express, in their universalistic language, the shared feelings of millions of Eastern Europeans.

Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook

Author: John Rudlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134945884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 8443

There has been an enormous revival of interest in Commedia dell'arte. And it remians a central part of many drama school courses. In Commedia dell'arte in the Twentieth Century John Rublin first examines the orgins of this vital theatrical form and charts its recent revival through the work of companies like Tag, Theatre de Complicite and the influential methods of Jacques Lecoq. The second part of the book provides a unique practical guide for would-be practitioners: demonstrating how to approach the roles of Zanni, Arlecchion, Brighella, Pantalone, Dottore, and the Lovers in terms of movement, mask-work and voice. As well as offering a range of lazzi or comic business, improvisation exercises, sample monologues,and dialogues. No other book so clearly outlines the specific culture of Commedia or provides such a practical guide to its techniques. This immensely timely and useful handbook will be an essential purchase for all actors, students, and teachers.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Critical Essays

Author: Dorothea Kehler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815338902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

View: 2786

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Plays about the Theatre in England, 1737-1800

Or, The Self-conscious Stage from Foote to Sheridan

Author: Dane Farnsworth Smith,M. L. Lawhon

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838720745

Category: Drama

Page: 293

View: 8184

This work is the late author's manuscript abridged and edited by M. L. Lawhon. It follows his earlier volume of similar title for the years 1671-1737, continuing that study through the remainder of the eighteenth century. In addition to Sheridan's Critic, the book treats little-known plays of the lesser playwrights of the period. Illustrated.

Amateur Theater

A Guide for Actor and Director (Classic Reprint)

Author: Van H. Cartmell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267821440

Category: Drama

Page: 234

View: 6246

Excerpt from Amateur Theater: A Guide for Actor and Director This book is designed to be a practical guide for the beginner in the amateur theater. It touches on almost all the aspects of producing a non-professional play except the financial ones. The organization is presupposed. This book deals with the choosing, casting, directing and staging of plays. It is not aimed at making a professional of anyone - only to interest and, possibly, help those for whom the production of plays seems to be a pleasant hobby. It is primarily intended for the ones responsible for putting on the play and, particularly, for the amateur director who finds himself facing a new play with a mixed flock of relatively determined but variably equipped interpreters. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Art Of Interrogation

Studies in the Principles of Mental Tests and Examinations

Author: Hamilton, E R

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136331778

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 3960

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.