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What Is Performance Anyway?

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...I am much obliged to Joe Essid for correcting my English style. I claim that performance in its most general sense is a natural occurrence: the operational mode of another natural phenomenon, consciousness. As it underlies...

Teaching and learning the art of writing drama

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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...As all teachers and students know, the quicksilver ambience and activity of the classroom is virtually impossible to document accurately. Teachers sometimes describe the way they work, aiming to create an impression of the atmosphere...

The Goal: Finding the Encounter

Joyce Piven

Joyce Piven is a celebrated master teacher, director, actress and co-founder of the Piven Theatre Workshop with her husband Byrne Piven. As Co-Artistic Directors of the Workshop, Joyce and Byrne developed the system of actor training outlined in In The Studio with Joyce Piven, a book she co-authored with Dr. Susan Appelbaum. Joyce was a founding member and leading actress at the Playwrights Theatre Club, the group led by Paul Sills that spawned Compass Players and Second City. While acting professionally and teaching in New York, Joyce and Byrne both studied extensively with Uta Hagen and Mira Rostova whose work informs their own. Returning to Chicago, Joyce and Byrne continued to act professionally and then turned to directing. As Artistic Director Emeritus, Joyce continues to teach and direct in Evanston and Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Applebaum

Susan Applebaum has a long and rich affiliation with the Piven Theatre Workshop where she trained under Joyce and Byrne Piven. At the Workshop, Susan taught theatre games and story theatre to all age groups, served as Director of the Junior Company and the Young People's Company, developed story theatre productions of folk tales and literary stories, and acted professionally. Susan currently serves on the theatre faculty of Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches contemporary dramatic literature and play analysis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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In the Studio with Joyce Piven : Theatre Games, Story Theatre and Text Work for Actors

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012

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...The concept of “encounter” refers to the emotional experience or “encounter” at the heart of a set of given circumstances. Finding the encounter is the overarching goal of our work. The encounter of a moment in a story, in a scene...

Foot

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...At night, along a sandy forest track in Poland, and on a cliff top path in Wales, they are running. They are running as a group.A car passes, its headlamps throwing shadows of branches heaving in the wind and leaves across the track...

Settling Into Habits

Patsy Rodenburg

Patsy Rodenburg is Professor of Text and Poetry at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and was formerly at the Royal National Theatre where she created the voice department. Patsy has worked with many prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her artistic home in New York is at the Michael Howard Studios. Patsy has worked regularly with some of the best-known actors and biggest names in theatre, film and television including: Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom, Paapa Essiedu, Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz, Emily Watson, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cate Blanchett, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Right to Speak : Working with the Voice

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Habitual roles Physical problems aside, there are many insidious habits that can dull our vocal capacities as the years go by. As adults we adopt roles that lock our voices into place. This is especially true...

Introduction

Joyce Piven

Joyce Piven is a celebrated master teacher, director, actress and co-founder of the Piven Theatre Workshop with her husband Byrne Piven. As Co-Artistic Directors of the Workshop, Joyce and Byrne developed the system of actor training outlined in In The Studio with Joyce Piven, a book she co-authored with Dr. Susan Appelbaum. Joyce was a founding member and leading actress at the Playwrights Theatre Club, the group led by Paul Sills that spawned Compass Players and Second City. While acting professionally and teaching in New York, Joyce and Byrne both studied extensively with Uta Hagen and Mira Rostova whose work informs their own. Returning to Chicago, Joyce and Byrne continued to act professionally and then turned to directing. As Artistic Director Emeritus, Joyce continues to teach and direct in Evanston and Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Applebaum

Susan Applebaum has a long and rich affiliation with the Piven Theatre Workshop where she trained under Joyce and Byrne Piven. At the Workshop, Susan taught theatre games and story theatre to all age groups, served as Director of the Junior Company and the Young People's Company, developed story theatre productions of folk tales and literary stories, and acted professionally. Susan currently serves on the theatre faculty of Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches contemporary dramatic literature and play analysis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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In the Studio with Joyce Piven : Theatre Games, Story Theatre and Text Work for Actors

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012

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...Part 2 is made up of five chapters, each covering two sample workshops with a point of concentration on one principle. One of the workshops in each chapter explores the principle in relation to the body and the development of the ensemble...

Performing Science

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...In 1999 I became a principal investigator, a scientist with my own lab, coming like a speeding train from my postdoc. I was ambitious and wanted desperately to succeed. My colleagues wanted me to succeed. My parents wanted me to succeed.I...

Afterword

Peter O’Connor

Dr. Peter O’Connor is Associate Professor and the Director of the Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests centre on the application of drama pedagogy within wider social justice or public education actions. His most recent work includes the development of the Teaspoon of Light Theatre Company as a response to the trauma of over 3000 earthquakes in Christchurch. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson is Professor of Education at the University of Sydney, Australia. His previous books include: Partnerships in Education Research: Creating Knowledge that Matters (Bloomsbury, 2014), and MasterClass in Drama Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning (Bloomsbury, 2012), and Drama education with digital technology, co-edited with J. Carroll and D. Cameron (Continuum, 2009) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Research : Radical Departures

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The series of cases provided in this book point to a new way of considering and realizing research. In considering what they might have to offer, we argue that they separately and collectively describe a radical departure from the notion...

Body Of Work

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Throughout this book I have been attempting to show how training derives from and is co-constitutive of the human condition, and how it produces and determines through the body a nascent ideology of training, which is asserting itself...

Workshops on Specificity and the Doings

Joyce Piven

Joyce Piven is a celebrated master teacher, director, actress and co-founder of the Piven Theatre Workshop with her husband Byrne Piven. As Co-Artistic Directors of the Workshop, Joyce and Byrne developed the system of actor training outlined in In The Studio with Joyce Piven, a book she co-authored with Dr. Susan Appelbaum. Joyce was a founding member and leading actress at the Playwrights Theatre Club, the group led by Paul Sills that spawned Compass Players and Second City. While acting professionally and teaching in New York, Joyce and Byrne both studied extensively with Uta Hagen and Mira Rostova whose work informs their own. Returning to Chicago, Joyce and Byrne continued to act professionally and then turned to directing. As Artistic Director Emeritus, Joyce continues to teach and direct in Evanston and Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Applebaum

Susan Applebaum has a long and rich affiliation with the Piven Theatre Workshop where she trained under Joyce and Byrne Piven. At the Workshop, Susan taught theatre games and story theatre to all age groups, served as Director of the Junior Company and the Young People's Company, developed story theatre productions of folk tales and literary stories, and acted professionally. Susan currently serves on the theatre faculty of Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches contemporary dramatic literature and play analysis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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In the Studio with Joyce Piven : Theatre Games, Story Theatre and Text Work for Actors

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012

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...The principle of transformation is:The point of concentration is:The primary games to foster transformation and ensemble include: Workshop exploring transformations Warm-up sequence: Mirror Object-Activity Transformations...