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A Second Starburst: TV Mini-Series 1999–2007

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Stephen Poliakoff’s work is now better known than it has ever been courtesy of his remarkable output for television, beginning with Shooting the Past (1999) and followed in quick succession by Perfect Strangers (2001) and The Lost Prince...

Act Without Words I

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Samuel Beckett

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Beckett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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...A mime for one player, Act Without Words I was written in French in 1956, as Acte sans paroles I, with music by John Beckett, the author’s cousin...

Directing Sarah Ruhl: An Interview with Sarah Rasmussen and Hayley Finn

Amy Muse

Amy Muse is associate professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Sarah Rasmussen is Artistic Director of the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis, where her production of In the Next Room or the vibrator play won IVEY awards for Best Direction and Overall Excellence, and where she directed Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy...

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...

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...
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...Age recommendation: 9+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd January, 2015. It's a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet...
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...Columbia University Professor Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong ‘to all time’ without understanding just how much he was of his time. Schama explores how, in his history plays...
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...Shakespeare was in love with Italy. A third of his plays are set in the country. For the Elizabethan playwright, it was the stage on which to explore his greatest themes - love and war, fidelity and betrayal, and above all, politics -...

Workshops on Agreement

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 agreement is: To work together in harmony, giving and taking from one another and from the surrounding space in order to play a game, improvise a scene, find a transformation, or tell a communal story.The point...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ (contains references to suicide) Recorded through National Theatre Live on 1st September, 2016. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed...