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Music Improvisation, Identity and Embodied Cognition

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction Traditionally, the brain has been considered the centre of thought, cognition and behavioural motivation. However, researchers are increasingly demonstrating that cognition is ‘embodied’, going beyond...

Finale

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...If I had a dollar, euro, or pound for every coulda, shoulda, and woulda Sometimes there is (understandably so) a good bit of fretfulness associated with song performances, prompting after-the-fact do-overs on the stages and in the audition...

Introduction to Song Preparation

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...It’s the actor’s reoccurring nightmare: appearing in front of an audience and experiencing the startling realization within the dream that he has had little or (worse) no proper rehearsal whatsoever. He hardly recognizes the set or costumes...

Law and the Theatre

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...THE MAKE-BELIEVE world of theatre does not escape from the law of the land and amateurs are no exception. The following chapter includes some of the legislation that affects your production, but is by no means exhaustive, so be careful...

Song

Andrew West

Andrew West is a songwriter and Professor and Head of Postgraduate Studies at Leeds College of Music, UK. Whilst at Bath Spa University, where he was made a Teaching Fellow, he designed and course directed the world’s first MA in Songwriting. His songs have featured in the Grammy award winning shows Lost, Heroes and True Blood and been recorded by artists as diverse as Joe Brown and Stackridge. A seasoned producer and performer, he has also made critically acclaimed records as part of the trio ‘CCW’ with Hugh Cornwell and Roger Cook, and as a solo artist while based in the United States. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Songwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Definition As brief as ‘You suffer’ by Napalm Death, which is one second long, or as meditative as Television’s ‘Marquee moon’, which is a few hundred times longer – as the twenty-first century unravels, songs in their myriad shapes...

Song Selection for Singing Actors Part I

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...“A song should never reveal the singer’s inability to sing it.”It’s possible that no other step toward delivering a song to performance-level readiness can be as puzzling and clouded with conjecture and subjectivity as the initial step...

Your Turn at Bat, Sir

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Introduction Those who ignore that gem of advice on the previous page are likely to join the ranks of the others who didn’t get the callback, ruminating over cheap margaritas and wondering whether they should have listened to their mother....

John Britton: Smashing the Ensemble Groove

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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...My first encounter with John Britton’s ensemble improvisation training was as part of a residential workshop just outside Melbourne, Australia, in 2000. What I recall most strongly from this initial work are the ways Britton was able...

Musical Theatre Song and Collaboration

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...I love a pianist Why do singing actors too often recall hapless on-the-spot pianist/singer collaborations? (“That pianist ruined my audition!”) Why do audition pianists write and publish books with advice for auditioning singers containing...

Off the Table and Off the Page

Stephen Purdy

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre Song : A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Speaker–receiver interaction and relationship The speaker–receiver relationship has two important and quite different distinctions: to whom am I singing, and where do I direct my focus while singing? Songs either do or do not have scene...