Practical Theatre: A Post-16 Approach

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Nelson Thornes, 1997 - 386 pages
Serving as a companion volume to Theatre Studies, this book provides detailed coverage of the practical aspects of the A-Level Theatre Studies / Performing Arts syllabuses and GNVQ Performing Arts. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of practitioners, the contributors provide the required knowledge and a number of extended schemes of work designed to enable students to use the knowledge effectively. With sections on practical theatre, support and technology, and enabling theatre, the book's structure encompasses research information, resources, exam advice, extracts, and interviews with actors, directors and stage managers.

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Contents

Physical and vocal warmups
5
Presentation skills
20
Interviews with two actors
42
Resource activities
58
Guidelines for directing
98
Annotated bibliography
112
A practical guide to collaborative devised work
132
Resource activities
155
PopUp and Iron Dreams
261
Resource activities
268
Annotated bibliography
274
Stage lighting and its design
290
The role of stage management
297
Resource activities
306
Annotated bibliography
317
Perceptions of the mask today
330

Education and training
181
starting a career
187
Resource activities
199
Annotated bibliography
207
The alternative theatre movement of the 1960s and 1970s
213
Resource activities
234
Different forms of theatre education
242
A sample theatre education project
255
Resource activities
339
Useful addresses
345
Funding and finance
359
Legal requirements and legislation applicable to performance art
366
Resource activities
372
Annotated bibliography
378
Index
385
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