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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...When Michael Boyd came to the helm of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2003, he was faced with a series of challenges. Just over 50 years into its existence, the world-famous British theatre institution was experiencing an internal...

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The general field of theater in the US has, until now, considered the ensemble form to be a somewhat aberrant organizational structure, admired in theory and practiced in Europe, perhaps, but of no significant artistic value to theater...

Dramaturgy in ‘Postdramatic’ Times

New Dramaturgy : International Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014

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...Translation by Ada Denise Bautista, Andrea Pelegri Kristić and Carole-Anne Upton A change is taking place – a radical transformation of the theatre and our relationship with the stage; a phenomenon at least as important as the rise...

From 1895 to the First World War

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...During this period the lounge suit gradually supersedes the frock coat for men, except for formal occasions when morning coats are worn. Black jacket and striped trousers are almost a uniform for the city business man. Spongebag trousers...

The Organic Acting Approach and The Voice

Christina Gutekunst

Christina Gutekunst has been coaching and teaching voice for over twelve years, both in Germany and England. She is Head of Voice at East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice Into Acting : Integrating voice and the Stanislavski approach

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...In this chapter we look at the obstacles to integrating voice into acting and possible solutions.In the organic approach to performance we aim to integrate impulse, language, mind, body and voice so that we recreate a human experience...

From Impulse To Action

Christina Gutekunst

Christina Gutekunst has been coaching and teaching voice for over twelve years, both in Germany and England. She is Head of Voice at East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice Into Acting : Integrating voice and the Stanislavski approach

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Real action begins when there is no character as yet, but an ‘I’ in the hypothetical circumstances. If that is not the case, you lose contact with yourself, you see the role from the outside, you copy it.’ In Chapter 15, we made...

Adapting a hat

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...Hats protect against the elements, can be indicative of certain trades, express character and status in life – and at the top of the market are high fashion features. Yet in creating costumes, if a hat is to be worn it is likely...

Rhythm and Altered States of Consciousness: Entrainment and Communitas

Eilon Morris

Eilon Morris is a core member of DUENDE and OBRA Theatre Co, in which he works as a performer, composer and trainer. A percussionist and theatre practitioner, Eilon completed a PhD at Huddersfield University in 2013 examining the role of rhythm in psychophysical actor training and has contributed to the book Encountering Ensemble (2013) as well as having work published and presented in Stanislavski Studies, Total Theatre Magazine and at various international conferences. Eilon performs and teachers throughout Europe, presenting workshops and masterclasses at universities and other training centres. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rhythm in Acting and Performance : Embodied Approaches and Understandings

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The link between rhythm, ritual and altered states of consciousness is a topic of interdisciplinary significance. Over the past century, this subject has been given considerable attention within the sciences and humanities, as well...

Animal study

Jackie Snow

Jackie Snow is Senior Lecturer in Acting, at Manchester School of Heart. Previously the Head of Movement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she trained at the London College of Dance and Drama (Dance) Guildhall School of Music and Drama (movement for Actors) where she went on to train actors for 20 years before coming to RADA. Other teaching includes BADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and Regents University (Virginia, USA). She has worked extensively in the theatre having been Master of Movement at the Globe Theatre for three years. She also teaches for the British American Drama Academy summer school and works with actors as a movement consultant on feature films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movement Training for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...The analysis of animal movement brings us closer to the study of the human body and helps with character creation. Because animals have bodies, feet and heads like us, they can be easier for the actor to approach than the four elements...

A note on Irish Arnold

Jackie Snow

Jackie Snow is Senior Lecturer in Acting, at Manchester School of Heart. Previously the Head of Movement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she trained at the London College of Dance and Drama (Dance) Guildhall School of Music and Drama (movement for Actors) where she went on to train actors for 20 years before coming to RADA. Other teaching includes BADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and Regents University (Virginia, USA). She has worked extensively in the theatre having been Master of Movement at the Globe Theatre for three years. She also teaches for the British American Drama Academy summer school and works with actors as a movement consultant on feature films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movement Training for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Trish started her career training as a dancer at the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet School. She went on to dance professionally with the Royal Ballet Company amongst others. After marrying and having two children, Trish began teaching ballet...