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Leading a Theatre . . . or Not

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Many directors aspire to become artistic directors. Many do not. Early in your career, artistic direction can appear to be the definition of career success. We believe the job will give us the power, resources, and opportunity to create...

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...

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...

Between Symbolic Representation and New Critical Realism: Architecture as Scenography and Scenography as Architecture

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...While architecture and scenography share a common history, their mainstream functions are fundamentally different, and the primary aim of architecture, namely to provide shelter, is typically posited against scenography as providing...

Exercises to Develop Artistic Sound Design Skills

Victoria Deiorio

Victoria Deiorio is a critically acclaimed sound designer and composer for theatre and film, based in Chicago, USA. She is the Head of Sound Design for The Theatre School at DePaul University, Chicago, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Theatrical Sound Design : A Practical Guide

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Moving Forward What I want you to start thinking about is how you are affecting each human being in the audience specifically. That specificity is the understanding of physiology, anthropology, sociology, and psychology of hearing. Once you...

Conversation and Criticism: Audiences and Unfinished Critical Thinking

Matthew Reason

Matthew Reason is Professor of Theatre and Performance at York St John University, UK. Publications include Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance (2006), The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre (2010) and, co-edited with Dee Reynolds, Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Contexts (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The conversation takes place between eight of us; sitting in a circle in an upstairs room of the Tramway in Glasgow, just after watching Needcompany’s The Porcelain Project. It is essentially an aftershow conversation, much like the many...

Ecologies of Autism: Vibrant Space in Imagining Autism

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This chapter demonstrates how scenography may be ‘expanded’ into therapeutic applications. The focus is the affective space of scenography within Imagining Autism: Drama, Performance and Intermediality as Interventions for Autistic Spectrum...

The changing shape of period costume

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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...Two important considerations when designing costumes are shape and colour. Whereas it is possible to eliminate the colour aspect by designing in black, white and grey – as in the early days of television – it is impossible to create...

Planning and equipment

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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...Before starting to design and make costumes for a production it is a good idea to plan your work space so that clean work can be kept separate from dyes, paint and glue and all the equipment you will need is within easy reach.1 – An area...

Yesterday and today

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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...With the end of the 1930’s the frivolities of the between-wars period which had been reflected in dress once again disappeared as clothing became more serviceable and business-like. With the return of wartime restrictions people were forced...