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Michael Ewans

Michael Ewans (MA Oxford, PhD Cambridge) is Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before retiring from the Chair of Drama in 2011 he specialized in directing plays and chamber operas, translating Greek tragedy and comedy, and writing books and articles which explore how operas and dramas work in the theatre. He has published several articles and three books on opera: Janácek’s Tragic Operas (1977), Wagner and Aeschylus: the ‘Ring’ and the ‘Oresteia’ (1982), and Opera from the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation (2007). Michael Ewans was elected in 2005 to a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Opera: A Practical Guide for Singers and Directors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This chapter will not delve into the many manifestations of gods, ghosts, monsters, Furies and magicians in seventeenth- and (especially) eighteenth-century opera. The supernatural existed in these works simply as an exotic element...

Duets

Michael Ewans

Michael Ewans (MA Oxford, PhD Cambridge) is Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before retiring from the Chair of Drama in 2011 he specialized in directing plays and chamber operas, translating Greek tragedy and comedy, and writing books and articles which explore how operas and dramas work in the theatre. He has published several articles and three books on opera: Janácek’s Tragic Operas (1977), Wagner and Aeschylus: the ‘Ring’ and the ‘Oresteia’ (1982), and Opera from the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation (2007). Michael Ewans was elected in 2005 to a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Opera: A Practical Guide for Singers and Directors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In duets there is an interaction between two people, and the music must link them together and show how the thoughts and feelings of one person impact on the other person, leading to his or her response. Both partial overlapping and fully...

The Singer Acts, The Actor Sings: A Practical Workbook to Living Through Song, Vocally and Dramatically

Glenn Seven Allen

Glenn Seven Allen is a lecturer in acting at the Yale School of Drama. He has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at major regional theaters, concert venues, and opera houses throughout the United States. His students include nominees for Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Awards who have made appearances on Broadway, at the Metropolitan Opera, and in major motion pictures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Methuen Drama, 2019

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...The Singer Acts, The Actor Sings is a practical workbook for singers and actors in all disciplines, from musical theater through classical repertory to popular performance styles. The book addresses the needs of students and professionals...

Introduction

Michael Ewans

Michael Ewans (MA Oxford, PhD Cambridge) is Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before retiring from the Chair of Drama in 2011 he specialized in directing plays and chamber operas, translating Greek tragedy and comedy, and writing books and articles which explore how operas and dramas work in the theatre. He has published several articles and three books on opera: Janácek’s Tragic Operas (1977), Wagner and Aeschylus: the ‘Ring’ and the ‘Oresteia’ (1982), and Opera from the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation (2007). Michael Ewans was elected in 2005 to a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Opera: A Practical Guide for Singers and Directors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This book explores in some detail the types of interaction between text, music and performance in opera. The intended readership consists primarily of singers studying operatic acting and their teachers, stage directors – especially those...

Hotel

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Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 1997

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (13), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (8)

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...Hotel is multidisciplinary performance piece with a libretto by Caryl Churchill, music composed by Orlando Gough and choreography by Ian Spink. It was first staged in a production by Second Stride at the Schauspielhaus Hannover, Germany...

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Michael Ewans

Michael Ewans (MA Oxford, PhD Cambridge) is Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before retiring from the Chair of Drama in 2011 he specialized in directing plays and chamber operas, translating Greek tragedy and comedy, and writing books and articles which explore how operas and dramas work in the theatre. He has published several articles and three books on opera: Janácek’s Tragic Operas (1977), Wagner and Aeschylus: the ‘Ring’ and the ‘Oresteia’ (1982), and Opera from the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation (2007). Michael Ewans was elected in 2005 to a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Opera: A Practical Guide for Singers and Directors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...We have studied how operas make their effect on the spectator, by examining the interaction between text, music and stage action in video recordings of thirty scenes, or sub-scenes, from a selection of twenty-three operas by thirteen...

Confrontations

Michael Ewans

Michael Ewans (MA Oxford, PhD Cambridge) is Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before retiring from the Chair of Drama in 2011 he specialized in directing plays and chamber operas, translating Greek tragedy and comedy, and writing books and articles which explore how operas and dramas work in the theatre. He has published several articles and three books on opera: Janácek’s Tragic Operas (1977), Wagner and Aeschylus: the ‘Ring’ and the ‘Oresteia’ (1982), and Opera from the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation (2007). Michael Ewans was elected in 2005 to a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Opera: A Practical Guide for Singers and Directors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...These are scenes where two characters are in one-to-one conflict. By convention, characters in an opera can hear the emotion conveyed in another’s vocal line but cannot hear the orchestral commentary underneath the music which another...

Tapping Emotions: The Ins and Outs of Tempo-Rhythm

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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...An aspiring opera singer As a young man in his early twenties, Stanislavski would rush home enthusiastically from work to receive singing lessons from the renowned opera singer and professor, Fyodor...

Noises Off

Michael Ewans

Michael Ewans (MA Oxford, PhD Cambridge) is Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before retiring from the Chair of Drama in 2011 he specialized in directing plays and chamber operas, translating Greek tragedy and comedy, and writing books and articles which explore how operas and dramas work in the theatre. He has published several articles and three books on opera: Janácek’s Tragic Operas (1977), Wagner and Aeschylus: the ‘Ring’ and the ‘Oresteia’ (1982), and Opera from the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation (2007). Michael Ewans was elected in 2005 to a Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Performing Opera: A Practical Guide for Singers and Directors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This chapter analyses scenes where there are events taking place offstage, and the music of the offstage event is heard to be interacting with the music of the onstage characters. Several powerful scenes in opera use this device, and we...

Annabel Arden

The Art of Rehearsal : Conversations with Contemporary Theatre Makers

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Why How did you end up in theatre? I got into theatre, I think, as a child, because I remember doing a lot of plays at school. And I was very fortunate, I went to a school where I...