Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - 336 páginas
Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers applies directly to the experience of theatrical production; students will immediately be able to relate the concepts and procedures they learn to their artistic work. The author's procedural method is detailed and precise. The parts of a play are learned progressively, which fosters an understanding of the concept of artistic unity. Examples are clear and comprehensive. Actors, directors, and designers will benefit from end-of-chapter questions and summaries meant to stimulate their creative process as they engage in production work.

* "Postscripts for Action Analysis" in each chapter help students understand the main ideas or topics of the chapter so that they can mentally incorporate the details into the principles of Action Analysis newly added to the book.
* Examples from wide selection of historical and modern plays, including Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Wild Duck, The Hairy Ape, A Raisin in the Sun, and Happy Days and Angels in America
* New typographical features help to make the text easier to read, separate dramatic dialogue from textbook material, and help students focus on new words and information.
 

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CHAPTER 1 Action Analysis
1
Given Circumstances
27
Background Story
57
External and Internal Action
81
Progressions and Structure
117
CHAPTER 6 Character
145
CHAPTER 7 Idea
175
CHAPTER 8 Dialogue
201
CHAPTER 9 Tempo Rhythm and Mood
239
CHAPTER 10 The Style of the Play
265
A Final Word about Dramatic Form
293
Supplementary Topics for Script Analysis
295
Introduction to Genres and Styles of Drama
301
Bibliography
315
Index
323
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James Thomas, Professor of Theatre at Wayne State University and Head of its PhD Program in Directing and Theatre Scholarship, is a graduate of St. Ambrose College (BA), Villanova University (MA), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD). Thomas has also taught theatre at Mount Holyoke College, Marquette University and Florida State University, where he was Associate Dean. His recent directing credits include Six Characters in Search of an Author and Cymbeline at Detroit's Hilberry Theatre, and Ah, Wilderness! and The Skin of our Teeth at the Bonstelle Theatre. He is also translator of texts about modern Russian acting and directing technique and Director of the Department's Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School. He is currently at work on a study of Shakespeare's plays for actors, directors and designers.
James Thomas, Professor of Theatre at Wayne State University and Head of its PhD Program in Directing and Theatre Scholarship, is a graduate of St. Ambrose College (BA), Villanova University (MA), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD). Thomas has also taught theatre at Mount Holyoke College, Marquette University and Florida State University, where he was Associate Dean. His recent directing credits include Six Characters in Search of an Author and Cymbeline at Detroit's Hilberry Theatre, and Ah, Wilderness! and The Skin of our Teeth at the Bonstelle Theatre. He is also translator of texts about modern Russian acting and directing technique and Director of the Department's Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School. He is currently at work on a study of Shakespeare's plays for actors, directors and designers.

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