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2009-2010 Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays by David Ball; Southern Illinois University Press, 1983 : - Part One: Shape - 1: What Happens That Makes Something Else Happen? - 2: And What Happens Next? - 3: But Do It Backwards - 4: Stasis and Intrusion - 5: Obstacle, Conflict - 6: Ignorance is Bliss (or: the Very Cause of Everyone's Lunacy About Hamlet) - 7: Things Theatrical - Part Two: Methods - 8: Exposition - 9: Forwards: Hungry for Next - 10: Missing Persons (character) - 11: Image - 15: Families - 16: Generalities: Mood, Atmosphere - 17: The Unique Factor - 18: Changing Eras - 19: Climax - 20: Beginnings/Endings - 21: Rereading - 22: What Next?

The Play: A Critical Anthology by Eric Bentley; Prentice Hall, 1951 - 1: Cyrano de Bergerac - 2: The Importance of Being Earnest - 3: The Miser - 4: Twelfth Night - 5: Othello - 6: Antigone - 7: Ghosts - 8: The Ghost Sonata 1907 - 9: Death of a Salesman

On Stage a History of Theatre by Vera Mowry Roberts; Harper & Row, 1962 - 1: The Ever-Present Beginnings - 2: Drama in Ancient Egypt - 3: The Golden Age of Greece - 4: Imitations and Innovations of the Romans - 5: Theatre in the Middle Ages - 6: Renaissance Theatre in Italy, France, and Germany - 7: Shakespeare and the Elizabethans - 8: Spanish Theatre in the Renaissance - 9: The Golden Days in France - 10: The Restoration in England - 11: Developments in England and America - 12: Cross-Currents in Continental Theatre - 13: Oriental Theatre - 14: European Romanticism - 15: Commercial Theatre in England and America - 16: Theatre's Great Revolution - 17: Theatre Today


vTheatre Postmodern Project * 2006

Yury Lyubimov at the Taganka Theatre, 1964-1994. Contributors: Birgit Beumers - author. Publisher: Harwood Academic. Place of Publication: Amsterdam. Publication Year: 1997.



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Illustrated Theatre Production Guide: Illustrated Theatre Production Guide contains a brief history of physical theatres and the development of various forms such as thrust, proscenium, and black box venues. Operation of theatre equipment is covered in detail in the chapters on rigging and curtains. Instructions for operating a fly system and basic stagehand skills such as knot tying and drapery folding, are clearly outlined. The use of metal tubing as a structural element is explored as an alternative to wooden scenery. The chapter on lighting discusses electrical theory as well as the practical aspects of hanging and focusing lights. The final chapter in Illustrated Theatre Production Guide is a compilation of many different projects that are easy to approach and to complete, and have practical value for a theatre group. $24 0240804937

The Production Notebooks: Theatre in Process (Theatre in Process, Vol 1): (Paperback)

Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception: Susan Bennett's highly successful Theatre Audiences is a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon. It considers both theories of spectatorship and the practices of different theatres and their audiences. Published here in a new updated edition, Theatre Audiences now includes a new preface by the author, a new chapter on intercultural theatre, a revised conclusion encompassing the influences of cultural materialism and psychoanalysis on audience theory, as well as an updated bibliography. A must for anyone interested in spectatorship and theatre audiences.

Create Your Own Stage Production Company: The practical, step-by-step guidance packed into this book shows aspiring theatrical producers just how to set up and run a successful stage company. Starting with forming a company, the author explains how to establish and fund a budget; book a stage venue; obtain necessary licenses and insurance; see that health/safety regulations are in compliance with local laws; then cast, rehearse, and put the show on view for the public and critics. Details on the duties of the house manager, stage manager, technical crew, and box office help are all included, along with tips on publicizing and promoting shows.

How to Run a Theater: A Witty, Practical, and Fun Guide to Arts Management: The definitive arts management guide, this book is written with tremendous insight and humor and packed with dozens of lists, such as "22 Wonderful Ways to Improve Your Life in the Theater" and "20 Distractions that Erode Productivity." It provides information on improving an organization by building audiences, bolstering fundraising, and tightening finances. Also covered are tips for solidifying relationships with boards, volunteers, communities, and colleagues. It's all here, from managing one's own life, working with a board of trustees, and managing a team to negotiating, fundraising, marketing, and financial management. This resource will appeal to all those who work in arts management-from novices to veteran middle managers and executive directors.

Stage Management (7th Edition) (Paperback): The "bible" in the field of stage management, this book is a practical examination of the role of the stage manager in overall theater production. Full of practical aids such as websites and email addresses in every chapter, checklists, diagrams, glossaries, and step-by-step directions, this volume has been used and admired by students and theater professionals alike. It eschews excessive discussion about method or philosophy and, instead, gets right to the essential materials and processes of putting on a production. Perhaps most importantly, Stern has continued to keep pace with the technological and professional developments affecting the stage. For theatre professionals, or anyone with an interest in stage management/ theatre management.


Theatre on the Web:

David Mamet: A Research and Production Sourcebook by David K. Sauer, Janice A. Sauer; Praeger, 2003

The Viewpoints Book : A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition (Paperback)

Theater Director's Primer, The Gary Cohen Heinemann Drama / 0-325-00727-6 / 2005 / 128pp / Paperback Availability: In Stock Grade Level: College-Adult
List Price: $12.95
While actors may be the heartbeat of a theatrical performance, the director is its soul. Whether you're directing a comedy or a drama, under a marquee or under an oak tree, as the director, you're responsible for coordinating and scheduling every aspect of the show, and you're the one who gives it its energy, professionalism, and sense of purpose.

In The Theater Director's Primer, you'll find a pragmatic vision of directing that helps you set a standard of high quality from preproduction to first rehearsal to opening night. Gary P. Cohen takes you through every step of directing, sharing lessons from thirty-five years of experience in settings ranging from high school auditoriums to one of the largest summer stock theaters in the United States. He gives you sage advice for staging any production, including how to:

research a show 
develop and refine its concept 
adapt its script to fit a space and work with a stage manager 
cast actors and tease out their best performances 
schedule preproduction duties, rehearsals, and tech weeks 
get along with a producer 
keep a show fresh during an extended run. 
In addition, Cohen details how to build a directing career with tips on how to find and secure a directing job and specifics about working at each type and level of theater.

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