The Amateur Actor

Author: Edwin C. White,Frances Mackenzie

Publisher: Ferrero Press

ISBN: 9781447439370

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Flash of Capital

Film and Geopolitics in Japan

Author: Eric Cazdyn

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822329121

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 3800

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

Shadowing Charles Dickens

Author: S. Askwith


ISBN: 1409271080


Page: 279

View: 1265

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!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting

Author: John Malone,Paul Baldwin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1436293855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 8187

You're no idiot, of course. You've got tons of talent, but when it comes to bringing it centerstage you feel like you're just winging it. You love the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, but you're not sure how to follow your dream. Don't overreact! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting' will help you hone your thespain skills and step into the limelight! In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Auditioning etiquette and tips on making a strong impression. -Rehearsal rigor, from read-throughs and blocking to taking stage directions and dealing with backstage gossip. -Tips on balancing theatrics with other obligations like school, work, and your family. -Tons more reasons why acting is important, from how it affects your everyday life to how it could help get you a scholarship or a promotion.

Shakespeare and Amateur Performance

A Cultural History

Author: Michael Dobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496816

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 4814

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: 5890

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: 4896

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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Critical Essays

Author: Dorothea Kehler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815338902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

View: 6867

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

The Devil's Clown

Author: Susan Duxbury

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734770092

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 9266

The girl puts an eye to the keyhole and watches the man she thinks is an alien making love to her mother. Who is to blame for allowing him inside? Gloria! Gloria must be punished! Punishment is a familiar thing! Sally smashes her head, pulls out her eyes and buries her doll in the bin. The story relates the aftermath of domestic abuse; the emotional neglect of cruel and dispassionate parents, and a young girl, convinced that happiness can be restored by making people laugh. Sally hides behind her image of Miss Flummi the clown and becomes a brilliant performer in the vibrant and colourful world of the circus. But don't kid yourselves! Her mind is troubled; her behaviour is bizarre and her habits are strange. The devil demands revenge when atrocities refuse to be buried. Detective Inspector Nicholas Lightbone, called Nickbone, investigates a number of fatal accidents connected with Sally. But were they all accidents?

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: 7483

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.

Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook

Author: John Rudlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134945884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 883

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.


Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373098473X

Category: Drama

Page: 99

View: 3297

Helden von Gerge Bernhard Shaw demontiert in höchst vergnüglicher Weise die (Pseudo-) Helden des Krieges. - Am Ende gewinnt der ehrliche, gar nicht heldenhafte Schweizer die schöne Raina: Petkoff [der Vater Rainas]: "Sind Sie am Ende gar der Kaiser der Schweiz?" Bluntschli: "Mein Rang ist der höchste, den man in der Schweiz anerkennt: ich bin ein freier Bürger." Verschiedene Filme, eine Operette von Oscar Straus und das Musical Helden, Helden von Udo Jürgens basieren auf diesem Buch. Im Film "Helden von Franz Peter Wirth spielen mit: O. W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Ellen Schwiers, Jan Hendriks, Ljuba Welitsch, Kurt Kasznar, Manfred Inger, Horst Tappert, Hans Clarin