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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...

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...

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...

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...I believe that I was an ensemble actor from the very beginning, by instinct, not philosophy. At the age of 12 how could it be otherwise, I had never heard the term. What I discovered in my first play with grown-ups was that I loved...

Can We Be the (New) Third World?

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...I sit here this morning (does it really matter which morning?) trying to be optimistic. I want to write how performance studies and the performing arts can save the world, or at least help to save the world. I am typing while rockets...
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...Columbia University Professor Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong ‘to all time’ without understanding just how much he was of his time. Schama explores how, in his history plays...
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...Shakespeare was in love with Italy. A third of his plays are set in the country. For the Elizabethan playwright, it was the stage on which to explore his greatest themes - love and war, fidelity and betrayal, and above all, politics -...

Drama – the apparently incomplete text

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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...There is, wrote Raymond Williams, a ‘confusion, both theoretical and practical, in our contemporary understanding of the relation between a dramatic text and a dramatic performance . . .’...

How To Write About Acting

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is one of Scotland’s foremost commentators on the arts. With over 25 years’ experience, he is the Scottish theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List and a freelance contributor to Variety, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. He is the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (“A wonderfully practical but also inspirational book full of good advice” - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) and the co-editor of Made in Scotland, an anthology of plays published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How To Write About Theatre : A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The art of precision Writing about actors comes less easily to many critics than writing about plays. That’s partly to do with literary training. From a young age, most of us have been taught how to analyse character, language...

How To Write About Culture, Society And Politics

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is one of Scotland’s foremost commentators on the arts. With over 25 years’ experience, he is the Scottish theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List and a freelance contributor to Variety, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. He is the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (“A wonderfully practical but also inspirational book full of good advice” - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) and the co-editor of Made in Scotland, an anthology of plays published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How To Write About Theatre : A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Finding shared reference points The West End opening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2013 was accompanied by much fanfare. Director Sam Mendes was fresh from the James Bond movie Skyfall. Round the corner at the Cambridge...