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Introduction: What is Popular Performance?

Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Little Tich is not a stage play In April 1912, the actor, playwright and theatre manager Granville Barker brought a test case against the Tivoli music hall, claiming that it was illegally presenting ‘stage plays that had not been allowed...

Conclusion

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is assistant professor of theatre practice at the University of Southern California, USA. She is the author of Serious Play: Modern Clown Performance (2009) and Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain (2014). She is a member of the editorial board of Comedy Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In the introduction, Oliver Double put forward the four key features of popular performance as defined in this volume. So, in retrospect we can not only confirm the importance of those key features but can also demonstrate how connections...

Previews, Opening Night and Beyond

Matthew White

Matthew White is an actor, theatre director and writer. He has taught and directed at many of the leading theatre schools in London, including The Royal Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Directing in the West End includes; Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre), Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), and Little Shop of Horrors (Duke of York’s Theatre). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Staging Musicals : An Essential Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Previews DAVID CHARLES ABELL Previews offer another process altogether – you will be performing at night and rehearsing during the day. It can be exhausting. Performances which precede the opening night are referred to as previews...

Schlingensief’s Hamlet: Spectres of Fascism and a Theatrical ‘Ghosting’

Anna Teresa Scheer

Anna Teresa Scheer is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. She studied theatre in London and worked as a performer and director in the UK and in Germany where she lived until 2007. She is co-editor (with Tara Forrest) of the book Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders (2010) and has published several further articles and book chapters on his work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christoph Schlingensief : Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagoria

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Thus far, this book has considered Schlingensief’s propensity for engaging with sociopolitical issues and examined how his theatre responds immediately to the questions and political developments of his times. The fluid dramaturgy of his...

Music and the Aura of Reality in Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen : Critical Approaches from “Snow White” to “Frozen”

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The association between Disney heroines and singing is very strong, dating back to 1937 and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first feature-length animated Disney film. This chapter is based on a paper I delivered at the 2005...

Not Only on Broadway: Disney JR. and Disney KIDS Across the USA

The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen : Critical Approaches from “Snow White” to “Frozen”

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...For their generosity in sharing resources and information about Disney’s work for and with children, I want to thank Lisa Mitchell, Ken Cerniglia, Sarah Malone Kenny and David Scott from the Disney Theatrical Group, DTG President Thomas...

Something Wicked: The Theatre of Derren Brown

Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction: The live and the mediated This essay will explore contemporary stage magic by focusing on the work of Derren Brown, drawing on analyses of some key recent performances, his own published writings, his contributions to social...

Research and Design

Matthew White

Matthew White is an actor, theatre director and writer. He has taught and directed at many of the leading theatre schools in London, including The Royal Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Directing in the West End includes; Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre), Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), and Little Shop of Horrors (Duke of York’s Theatre). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Staging Musicals : An Essential Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...There’s no denying that rehearsing a show, particularly a musical, can be enormous fun and extremely rewarding. However, for me, part of the thrill of working on a new production is the preparation beforehand. I’m referring to that precious...

Budgets, Schedules and Publicity

Matthew White

Matthew White is an actor, theatre director and writer. He has taught and directed at many of the leading theatre schools in London, including The Royal Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Directing in the West End includes; Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre), Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), and Little Shop of Horrors (Duke of York’s Theatre). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Staging Musicals : An Essential Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...There’s no getting around it, a musical is generally a more expensive undertaking than a play, not only because it often involves a larger production team and more performers, but because expectations tend to be higher in terms of its...

Pam Gems

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Pam Gems is one of our best-known, most celebrated, award-winning and prolific dramatists. She started writing at the age of eight, but first began to have work produced in her early forties, having moved to London from the Isle of Wight...