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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...

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...

The Alfred Jarry Theatre (1926–30)

Artaud on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1989

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...Alfred Jarry Theatre (1926–30) The Théâtre Alfred Jarry was named after the author of Ubu roi, considered by the surrealists to be one of their most important forerunners. It was founded by Artaud, the playwright Roger Vitrac...

Early Writings (Paris 1921–5)

Artaud on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1989

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...Charles Dullin’s L’Atelier (L’Atelier de Charles Dullin) In founding l’Atelier, Charles Dullin has undertaken the important business of purifying and regenerating the customs and spirit of French theatre, on whose present low state...

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...

Culture and Society 1927–1933 (Berlin)

Brecht on Art and Politics

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Introduction to Part Two The years from 1927 to 1933 constitute one of the most productive and problematic phases in Brecht’s career. He wrote several major plays, a series of fragments and Lehrstücke, some four hundred theoretical essays,...

Main Advantages 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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...What are the main advantages of Active Analysis? Why did Stanislavsky try to introduce this method so insistently? Responsibility of the actor To begin with, the new rehearsal method markedly increases the responsibility...

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...