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Conclusion: The Two Things About Dramaturgy

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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...rouse tempers, goad and lacerate, raise whirlwinds Kenneth Tynan , ‘The State of Dramatic Criticism’, in Kenneth...

Production Dramaturgy: A Theoretical Overview

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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...Degrees of knowledge vary widely. There’s knowledge in your dreams and premonitions, in your hopes and cares, in liking and suspicion. But above all knowledge manifests itself in knowing better, i.e. in contradiction. There’s your territory...

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...

Process

Robert Knopf

Robert Knopf teaches script analysis, directing, and improvisation at University at Buffalo/SUNY, USA where he is Director of Theatre Studies and Professor of Theatre. A theater director, scholar, and writer, Robert Knopf is the author of two books, The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton and The Director as Collaborator. He edited Theater and Film and co-edited the seminal two-volume critical anthology, Theater of the Avant-Garde. He has directed plays at Circle-in-the-Square Downtown, Cherry Lane Studio, Paradise Factory, Circle Rep Lab, and New York’s historic Town Hall, as well as for National Public Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Script Analysis for Theatre : Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...CORE ACTION Having broken a play into units and analysed each part and element, you are ready for the next crucial step: to synthesize your findings into a persuasive and inspirational...

Introduction

Robert Knopf

Robert Knopf teaches script analysis, directing, and improvisation at University at Buffalo/SUNY, USA where he is Director of Theatre Studies and Professor of Theatre. A theater director, scholar, and writer, Robert Knopf is the author of two books, The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton and The Director as Collaborator. He edited Theater and Film and co-edited the seminal two-volume critical anthology, Theater of the Avant-Garde. He has directed plays at Circle-in-the-Square Downtown, Cherry Lane Studio, Paradise Factory, Circle Rep Lab, and New York’s historic Town Hall, as well as for National Public Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Script Analysis for Theatre : Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...During the first decade or so of my career in theatre, I trained as a director, dramaturg, and scholar. I directed productions at several professional theatres in New York, wrote and edited books about silent film comedy, avant-garde...

Structure and Action

Robert Knopf

Robert Knopf teaches script analysis, directing, and improvisation at University at Buffalo/SUNY, USA where he is Director of Theatre Studies and Professor of Theatre. A theater director, scholar, and writer, Robert Knopf is the author of two books, The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton and The Director as Collaborator. He edited Theater and Film and co-edited the seminal two-volume critical anthology, Theater of the Avant-Garde. He has directed plays at Circle-in-the-Square Downtown, Cherry Lane Studio, Paradise Factory, Circle Rep Lab, and New York’s historic Town Hall, as well as for National Public Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Script Analysis for Theatre : Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...In Chapter One, we worked on acquiring the tools to establish the larger context for the action of a play: the big picture. Now we will begin to learn how to break down a script into playable units of action by first examining the text...

Methods: Dramaturgy and Translation

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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...An earlier version of this chapter, ‘Dramaturgical roles in translation processes’, was presented at the Invisible Presences: Translation, Dramaturgy and Performance international conference, at Queen’s...

The World of the Play

Robert Knopf

Robert Knopf teaches script analysis, directing, and improvisation at University at Buffalo/SUNY, USA where he is Director of Theatre Studies and Professor of Theatre. A theater director, scholar, and writer, Robert Knopf is the author of two books, The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton and The Director as Collaborator. He edited Theater and Film and co-edited the seminal two-volume critical anthology, Theater of the Avant-Garde. He has directed plays at Circle-in-the-Square Downtown, Cherry Lane Studio, Paradise Factory, Circle Rep Lab, and New York’s historic Town Hall, as well as for National Public Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Script Analysis for Theatre : Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Before embarking upon the major task of analysing the action of a play, we must understand as much as possible within the time constraints of a particular project about the larger contexts within which the action occurs. We need...

Blueprints

Robert Knopf

Robert Knopf teaches script analysis, directing, and improvisation at University at Buffalo/SUNY, USA where he is Director of Theatre Studies and Professor of Theatre. A theater director, scholar, and writer, Robert Knopf is the author of two books, The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton and The Director as Collaborator. He edited Theater and Film and co-edited the seminal two-volume critical anthology, Theater of the Avant-Garde. He has directed plays at Circle-in-the-Square Downtown, Cherry Lane Studio, Paradise Factory, Circle Rep Lab, and New York’s historic Town Hall, as well as for National Public Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Script Analysis for Theatre : Tools for Interpretation, Collaboration and Production

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCES BLUEPRINT Setting Continent, country, cityPhysical area(s)EnvironmentClimate and light Time...

Developing and structuring full-length shows

Chris Head

Chris Head has established himself as one of the UK's leading comedy coaches and has twenty years' experience as a director of live shows. As director he has worked on shows at all the major venues of the Edinburgh Fringe, across London including Soho and Bloomsbury Theatres, on national UK tours and internationally at the likes of Melbourne and Adelaide Comedy Festivals, and LA Shorts Comedy Film Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to the Art of Stand-up

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Club gigs range from five-minute open spots to ten minutes paid or unpaid; the paid slots tend to be, in unusual cases, fifteen minutes, and more commonly twenty minutes (which can be opening, middle and sometimes closing...