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...In this surprisingly modern psychological portrait, a prosperous Edwardian family is torn apart when young Edward Voysey discovers that his family’s wealth was obtained through three generations of deceit and theft. A captivating study...
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...Orson Bean and Alley Mills star in the story of a man who becomes the town hero after he boasts of murdering his father. Riots greeted the first performance of this 1907 comic masterpiece of the Irish Literary Renaissance. An L.A. Theatre...
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...A full-cast performance of Chekhov’s masterpiece starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Tessa Thompson, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow...

Actors and Acting

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...Craig lost interest in being an actor. Despite looks and a physique which fitted him for playing the leading classical roles, he parted company with acting with equanimity. In Index to the Story of My Days he recalled how he began to find...

The Character

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...We now arrive at an integration of all the preparatory work we do on ourselves, on a text through study and rehearsal, and on our vocal and physical instrument in order to create an experienced and fully embodied character. This chapter...

Theatre Present and Future

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...‘Public taste was never better than it’s going to be tomorrow’ has a fine Craigian ring to it. Disenchanted with the theatre of his own time, Irving excepted, Craig took every opportunity to lambast the English theatre for refusal to take...

Introduction

Rebecca D’Monté

Rebecca D’Monte is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her publications include Cool Britannia? British Political Drama in the 1990s, co-edited with Graham Saunders. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre and Performance 1900–1950

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The years 1900–50 are marked by dramatic and far-reaching events: two world wars, the rise of fascism and communism, the decline and fall of the British Empire, economic disaster, first-wave feminism and new cultural responses to the modern...

Introduction

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...from Woodcuts and Some Words (1924) I can but count it a blessing that I meddled with wood-engraving. It may be said that had I not had the inclination for it, nor given it so much of my time, I should have been obliged to keep my...

Meeting The Play

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...‘If you penetrate through the external facts of a play and its plot to their inner essence, going from the periphery to the centre, from form to substance, you inevitably enter the inner life of the play’ We now come to the actual...
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...Taking place on a single day in May 1909, a self-made millionaire and his family invite their future nobleman-in-law for a visit to their estate in Surrey, England. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics...