Filename: drama.pdf
ISBN: 9780545779968
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Number of pages: 240
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online Drama in PDF and EPUB From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!


Filename: drama.pdf
ISBN: 0545326982
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 233
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Graphix

Download and read online Drama in PDF and EPUB Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.


Filename: drama.pdf
ISBN: 0545326982
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 233
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Graphix

Download and read online Drama in PDF and EPUB Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.


Filename: drama.pdf
ISBN: 0194370976
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 137
Author: Charlyn Wessels
Publisher: Oxford

Download and read online Drama in PDF and EPUB This series gives teachers, trainers, and trainee teachers practical guidance in key aspects of language teaching. Each book includes an introduction and up to 100 classroom ideas, materials, and techniques. The activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers all the information they need about appropriate level, time, preparation, materials, variations, and follow-up activities.

The Musical as Drama

Filename: the-musical-as-drama.pdf
ISBN: 0691127301
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 230
Author: Scott McMillin
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online The Musical as Drama in PDF and EPUB Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov or opera. Until recently, the musical has been considered either an "integrated" form of theater or an inferior sibling of opera. McMillin demonstrates that neither of these views is accurate, and that the musical holds true to the disjunctive and irreverent forms of popular entertainment from which it arose a century ago. Critics and composers have long held the musical to the standards applied to opera, asserting that each piece should work together to create a seamless drama. But McMillin argues that the musical is a different form of theater, requiring the suspension of the plot for song. The musical's success lies not in the smoothness of unity, but in the crackle of difference. While disparate, the dancing, music, dialogue, and songs combine to explore different aspects of the action and the characters. Discussing composers and writers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Kern, The Musical as Drama describes the continuity of this distinctively American dramatic genre, from the shows of the 1920s and 1930s to the musicals of today.

The Drama of Social Life

Filename: the-drama-of-social-life.pdf
ISBN: 1412821959
Release Date:
Number of pages: 367
Author: T. R. Young
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Download and read online The Drama of Social Life in PDF and EPUB These essays explore the many ways theatre and dramaturgy are used to shape the everyday experience of people in mass societies. Young argues that technologies combine with the world of art, music, and cinema to shape consciousness as a commodity and to fragment social relations in the market as well as in religion and politics. He sees the central problem of post-modern society as how to live in a world constructed by human beings without nihilism on the one hand or repressive dogmatism on the other. Young argues that in advanced monopoly capitalism, dramaturgy has replaced coercion as the management tool of choice for the control of consumers, workers, voters and state functionaries. Young calls this process the colonization of desire.' Desire is colonized by the use of dramaturgy, mass media, and the various forms of art in order to generate consumers, vesting desire in ownership and display rather than in interpersonal relationships with profound consequence for marriage, kinship, friendship and community. This gives rise to an ugly post-modern morality; moral action ceases to be mediated by self-other relations and is mediated by possession and use of commodities. While Young focuses his critique on capitalist societies undergoing great changes, he insists that the same developments are to be found in bureaucratically organized socialist societies. As social forces of self become untenable, other nonsocial source of self become attractive to the questing individual: body shape, body decorations, clothing fashions, astrological signs, Eastern religions as well as ownership of goods and the use of exotic services. Out of this quest for selfhood comes post-modern expression of music, art, dance, architecture as well as religion: highly variable, highly personal, and richly creative; often emancipatory but often hostile to common needs or to community. The Drama of Social Life will be of interest to those interested in theories of moral development, cultural studies, the uses of leisure, politics, or simply the uses of make believe and just pretend. It is intended for the informed lay public as much as for social psychologists. T.R. Young is director of the Red Feather Institute for Advanced Studies in sociology and a member of the faculty at Central Michigan University. He has edited the Transforming Sociology Series for the past eighteen years.

Drama with Children

Filename: drama-with-children.pdf
ISBN: 0194372200
Release Date: 1999-05-27
Number of pages: 151
Author: Sarah Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Drama with Children in PDF and EPUB This book introduces drama activities to children, including role play, mime, chants, puppets and short plays.

Collected Writings on Education and Drama

Filename: collected-writings-on-education-and-drama.pdf
ISBN: 0810110032
Release Date: 1991-08-01
Number of pages: 218
Author: Dorothy Heathcote
Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Download and read online Collected Writings on Education and Drama in PDF and EPUB What does it mean to be "an excellent teacher?" To Dorothy Heathcote, one of this century's most respected educational innovators, it means seeing one's pupils as they really are, shunning labels and stereotypes. It means taking risks: putting aside one's comfortable, doctrinaire role and participating fully in the learning process. Above all, it means pushing oneself and one's students to the outer limits of capability--often, with miraculous results. In this lively collection of essays and talks from 1967-80, Heathcote shares the findings of her groundbreaking work in the application of theater techniques and play to classroom teaching. She provides a time-tested philosophy on the value of dramatic activity in breaking down barriers and overcoming inertia. Her insistence that teachers must step down from their pedestals and immerse themselves in the possibility of the moment makes for magical and challenging reading.

Drama Theory

Filename: drama-theory.pdf
ISBN: 0719057221
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 204
Author: Peter Buse
Publisher: Manchester University Press

Download and read online Drama Theory in PDF and EPUB Peter Buse illuminates the relationship between modern British drama and contemporary critical and cultural theory. He demonstrates how theory allows fresh insights into familiar drama, pairing well-known plays with classic theory texts. The theoretical text is more than applied to the dramatic text, instead Buse shows how they reflect on each other. Drama + Theory provides not only provides new interpretations of popular plays, but of the theoretical texts as well.

Religion and Drama in Early Modern England

Filename: religion-and-drama-in-early-modern-england.pdf
ISBN: 1409409023
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 281
Author: Jane Hwang Degenhardt
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Religion and Drama in Early Modern England in PDF and EPUB Reassessing the relationship between religion and drama in early modern England, this collection explores the commercial theater's reframing of religious culture. Essays foreground the material conditions of performance, the resonances between theatrical and religious rituals, and the multiple valences of religious allusions on the stage. Discussions of both Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean drama reveal the theater's broad interpretation of Christian practice, as well as its engagement with Islam, Judaism and paganism.

Drama Structures

Filename: drama-structures.pdf
ISBN: 0748701915
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 237
Author: Cecily O'Neill
Publisher: Nelson Thornes

Download and read online Drama Structures in PDF and EPUB Grade level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s, t.

100 Ideas for Drama

Filename: 100-ideas-for-drama.pdf
ISBN: 0435187996
Release Date: 1975
Number of pages: 130
Author: Anna Scher
Publisher: Heinemann

Download and read online 100 Ideas for Drama in PDF and EPUB "A wealth of lively and practical suggestions for all teachers, producers and anyone engaged in drama at any age. This is a book of ideas based on work at the famous Anna Scher Children's Theatre in London, which can be adapted and developed for any situation" -- Back cover.

Speech and Drama

Filename: speech-and-drama.pdf
ISBN: 0880101423
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Number of pages: 418
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks

Download and read online Speech and Drama in PDF and EPUB This book forms the basis for a new approach to the art of speech as inaugurated by Steiner. This course is filled with insights that lead to a deeper understanding of the forming of speech and the art of acting.

Reinventing Drama

Filename: reinventing-drama.pdf
ISBN: 0313309388
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 226
Author: Bruce G. Shapiro
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Reinventing Drama in PDF and EPUB This book draws together critical and literary theories and neuropsychology to provide a new artistic process for dramatic performance called iconicity. The premise of iconicity is that in dramatic performance actors use the same neural architecture that people use in their daily lives to execute events. The core of this neural architecture is the brain's capacitiy for internally generating, reduplicating, storing, and triggering imagery. The process of iconicity draws on the actor's use of this mental capacity. This book explores the principles of iconicity and develops them as a process for acting and staging dramatic performances. The first part of the book provides a theoretical explanation of iconicity. It offers a redefinition of acting and includes an examination of the ideology of acting and the role emotion plays in acting. The second part of the book is practically oriented. It explains dramatic structure in relation to iconicity, and it defines the four strands of the process: events, dialogue, interactions, and performance.

Opera and Drama

Filename: opera-and-drama.pdf
ISBN: 0803297653
Release Date: 1900
Number of pages: 416
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Opera and Drama in PDF and EPUB With Richard Wagner, opera reached the apex of German Romanticism. Originally published in 1851, when Wagner was in political exile, Opera and Drama outlines a new, revolutionary type of musical stage work, which would finally materialize as The Ring of the Nibelung. Wagner's music drama, as he called it, aimed at a union of poetry, drama, music, and stagecraft. ø In a rare book-length study, the composer discusses the enhancement of dramas by operatic treatment and the subjects that make the best dramas. The expected Wagnerian voltage is here: in his thinking about myths such as Oedipus, his theories about operatic goals and musical possibilities, his contempt for musical politics, his exaltation of feeling and fantasy, his reflections about genius, and his recasting of Schopenhauer. ø This edition includes the full text of volume 2 of William Ashton Ellis's 1893 translation commissioned by the London Wagner Society.