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...A delightful comedy from the wonderful world of Wodehouse! The perpetually misguided Bertie finds himself embroiled in a madcap adventure sparked by the abrupt departure of his beloved Jeeves. Featuring ‘Hizzoner’ Richard Riordan...
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...Age recommendation: 15+ (very strong language and sexual references) This Young Vic production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 31st August, 2017. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have...

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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...Clifford Odets’ masterpiece, starring Mark Ruffalo, Richard Kind and Ben Gazzara, brings to life the struggles of a working-class family aspiring to the promise of the American Dream. Even as they endure the country’s worst economic...
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..."A heart-wrenching full-cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck, starring Jeffrey Donovan and Shirley Knight. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family...
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...A full-cast audio dramatization of Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic novel. Satan and his retinue, including a seven foot tall skinny fellow with a pince-nez , an obnoxious cigar smoking black cat and a beautiful naked vampire visit Moscow...
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...Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars...
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...In the best known of the Bertie and Jeeves series, Bertie's aunt pressures him to steal a silver creamer, and he nearly gets lynched, arrested and engaged by mistake. As always, Jeeves is on hand with a last-minute brainstorm to set...

Plans and Appendices

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...(i) Plans A2 1939–41 BUYING BRASS First Night: The Philosopher is welcomed to the theatre / business is brisk / escape from reality into the theatre / there’s old and there’s new / competition from film / film, a test...

Beyond Etudes

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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...In etudes, the actor’s subconscious is awakened so that the borderline between analysis and embodiment is virtually eliminated. A time comes when the actor on stage is not yet fully characterized, but already he is not the person...