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Introduction: Return, Rewrite, Repeat: The Theatricality of Adaptation

Margherita Laera

Margherita Laera is a lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury. She specialises in contemporary European theatre, translation and transnational performance, and is also a professional arts journalist and theatre translator. Her publications include Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Theatre returns, it always does. It returns to places where it has already been before and to times in which it has already appeared. And while it does so, it sends us too, the spectators, to those places and times, performance after...
...As befits a collection that is concerned with acting on television, this chapter is interested primarily in some of the ways in which acting on television is a distinctive mode of performing. This is not only because television...

About the Author

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Bill Britten studied psychology at Oxford University, then trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He worked as an actor in theatre and television before moving on to direct many films and episodes...

Actor Movement

Vanessa Ewan

Vanessa Ewan is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Movement at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, having joined the school in 1989. She is a graduate of the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance and has worked previously as Head of Movement at E15, as well as having taught at Webber Douglas, Guildhall and RADA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Debbie Green

Debbie Green trained at the Rambert School of Ballet, London, before a career both as a dancer (at the Stadttheater, Kiel, Germany) and a choreographer for theatre, film and television. Other formal study of dance and movement practices have included Odissi and T'ai-Chi Chuan. She completed her postgraduate studies at Laban prior to and whilst working as a movement teacher at The Actors' Institute; Arts Educational; RADA; Drama Studio; Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin; and LAMDA, joining Central School of Speech and Drama's Acting course as a teacher in 1989. There she was responsible for co-designing the unique movement curriculum and co-creating the first ever MA in movement for actors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Actor Movement: Expression of the Physical Being : A Movement Handbook for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The actor comes to acting with a personal physical history which includes skills gained through life. It is likely that some of these will be as a result of different sports or dance activities. Recognizing what is of value to him...

Rhythm and Altered States of Consciousness: Entrainment and Communitas

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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...The link between rhythm, ritual and altered states of consciousness is a topic of interdisciplinary significance. Over the past century, this subject has been given considerable attention within the sciences and humanities, as well...

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...

The Performance and Beyond

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...Once the first performance has been achieved, the main focus for stage management is to manage the production. This involves running each performance, and monitoring and maintaining the quality of the production both artistically...

Connecting with the Body

Vanessa Ewan

Vanessa Ewan is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Movement at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, having joined the school in 1989. She is a graduate of the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance and has worked previously as Head of Movement at E15, as well as having taught at Webber Douglas, Guildhall and RADA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Debbie Green

Debbie Green trained at the Rambert School of Ballet, London, before a career both as a dancer (at the Stadttheater, Kiel, Germany) and a choreographer for theatre, film and television. Other formal study of dance and movement practices have included Odissi and T'ai-Chi Chuan. She completed her postgraduate studies at Laban prior to and whilst working as a movement teacher at The Actors' Institute; Arts Educational; RADA; Drama Studio; Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin; and LAMDA, joining Central School of Speech and Drama's Acting course as a teacher in 1989. There she was responsible for co-designing the unique movement curriculum and co-creating the first ever MA in movement for actors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Actor Movement: Expression of the Physical Being : A Movement Handbook for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...This chapter looks at the fundamentals of movement. The actor learns through ‘doing’. He develops an inner relationship with movement, either through group oriented work or by listening, in silence, to his body breathing and moving...

The Poetry of the Breath: Conversations with Bruce Myers and Kate Papi

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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...Bruce Myers Discussing the associations he has with rhythm in his work as an actor, Bruce Myers responds by reciting a poem by Osip Mandelstam...

Teh Internet is a Serious Business

Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Megan Vaughan’s review of the Royal Court production Teh Internet Is a Serious Business was originally published on her blog Synonyms for Churlish on 23 September 2014 (...