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Cinema (1926-32)

Artaud on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1989

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...Cinema and Reality (Cinéma et réalité) At present two courses seem to be open to the cinema, of which neither is the right one. The pure or absolute cinema on the one hand, and on the other this sort of venial hybrid art. The latter...
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..."The passion of a coal barge captain’s daughter and a rough-hewn sailor takes a tumultuous turn when her secret past is revealed. Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill won the second of his four Pulitzer Prizes for this heroic classic. An L...
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...Eugene O’ Neill’s tale of Ephraim Cabot, greedy and hard like the stone walls that surround his farm, the family patriarch brings home his new young bride, Abbie. His grown sons disapprove; one leaves but the other stays to fight...

Early Screenplays (1921)

Brecht on Film and Radio

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...The Mystery of the Jamaica Bar Film in six acts [See GBFA 19/53–84. Written between February and early April 1921 (with the work interrupted to complete The Jewel Eater), this is the first of several major film...

General Principles of Active Analysis

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...I want to explain the rehearsal method proposed by Stanislavsky – the so-called Method of Active Analysis. Briefly, the essence of this method is that in the early stages of preparation the play is not rehearsed at the table as usual...
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...With an all-star cast including Stacy Keach, Helen Hunt, Edward Asner, Ted Danson and Richard Dreyfuss, this epic of the booming 1920’s uniquely captures the relentless culture of American business. Babbitt is a true classic about...

Conclusion

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Knebel (1959) 116–118. Translation © James Thomas 2015.This article has been devoted to the new working method that Stanislavsky discovered in the final years of his life. The practice of my own work proved to me its great advantage...

Edward Gordon Craig

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...If you take a train to London from the North-East you pass the Gordon Craig Theatre at Stevenage half an hour before reaching King’s Cross. The outside walls are painted brick red and yellow ochre. What Craig might have thought...

Edward Gordon Craig

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In the forty years leading up to the outbreak of the First World War the English theatre reached a new level of popularity and commercial success. Between 1880 and 1900 fourteen new theatres opened in London alone, and many existing ones...

Journey’s End GCSE Student Guide

Andrew Maunder

Andrew Maunder is Reader in Victorian Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. He is the author of biographies of Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins (with Graham Law) and British Theatre and the Great War. He is the editor of the Pickering and Chatto anthologies Varieties of Women’s Sensation Fiction and British Literature of World War I. He runs the World War I Theatre Project, which revives plays of 1914–1919 for modern audiences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Short Guides and Biography

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...Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place, preparing students to approach...