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Contemporary Practice

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...The core job of the stage manager has not changed radically over the last 60 or so years. The stage manager today must still be a motivated, well-organised and creative individual, able to communicate effectively with everyone involved...

The Stage Manager as Manager

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...Manager! There is a word that strikes fear into the heart of stage managers everywhere, yet it forms 50% of the job title. Of course that is exactly what stage managers are – managers: managers of people, managers of places, managers...

Methods: Curating

Katalin Trencsényi

Katalin Trencsényi is a London-based dramaturg. She completed her PhD in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. As a freelance dramaturg, Katalin has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the Courtyard Theatre, Deafinitely Theatre, Corali Dance Company, and Company of Angels amongst others. Katalin co-founded the Dramaturgs’ Network with Hanna Slättne in 2001, and has worked on its various committees ever since. From 2010 to 2012 Katalin served as President of the Dramaturgs’ Network. Katalin is one of the contributors to the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (2014). Her monograph on contemporary dramaturgical practices, Dramaturgy in the Making, is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramaturgy in the Making : A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The choice of the plays is no trifle . . . Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim (1962), Hamburg Dramaturgy, with a new introduction by Victor Lange, New York: Dover Publications, Preface, p. 3. Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim...

Afterword: “I Had Hoped To Give Them Pleasure”

Amy Muse

Amy Muse is associate professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...I’ve thought many times during the process of writing this book that it is arriving prematurely. Ruhl is essentially mid-career, with surely many more years and likely many theatrical revelations ahead of her. How can we know what will be,...

Introduction: “Judge Judy did not prepare me for this”

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In 1998, the United States Supreme Court heard the case the National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley. The case centered on four performance artists: Holly Hughes, Karen Finley, Tim Miller and John Fleck who were nicknamed the “NEA Four...

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...I'm squatting on the flat roof of our former petrol station turned theatre on route 66 in Hollywood, California, dangling a string down the open hatch into the studio. I want to make sure that when the time comes I can drop the necessary...

Introducing ‘Expanded’ Scenography

Joslin McKinney

Joslin McKinney is Associate Professor in Scenography, Deputy Head of School and Programme Manager for the postgraduate course in Performance Design in the School of Performance & Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scott Palmer

Scott Palmer is Associate Professor in Scenography at the University of Leeds, UK and co-convenor of the International Federation of Theatre Research Scenography Working Group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Scenography has long been associated with the design of settings for the performance of dramatic works on stage. However, the capacity for scenography to operate independently from a theatre text, as ‘visual dramaturgy’ (Lehmann 2006: 157...

Truth and ‘Truthiness’ in acting the real

Exploring Television Acting

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018

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...Introduction – ‘the documentary moment’ From 2007 to 2010, I was Principal Investigator for the University of Reading/AHRC project, ‘Acting with Facts’. All quotations from ‘Acting...

The compleat dramatist – preparing to write

Michelene Wandor

Michelene Wandor is a playwright who in 1987 was the first woman playwright to have a drama on one of the National Theatre’s main stages – ‘The Wandering Jew’. Her prolific radio drama includes original radio plays and dramatisations, many nominated for awards. Her books on contemporary theatre include Postwar British Drama: Looking Back in Gender. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Writing Drama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2008

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...The main argument throughout this book is that the process of creating (writing) a dramatic text is, from the point of view of the writer, complete in itself. This does not invalidate processes where there is devising or company...
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...In Twelfth Night and As You Like It, actress Joely Richardson investigates (with a major contribution from her mother, Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of the two great comedies and the great comic heroines created by Shakespeare in those...