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...Advocating for the state of arts funding is not new in Canada, but there seems to be a renewed sense of urgency. We recognize a change in the way we value and talk about theatre, applied and otherwise. As noted by dramaturg and writer...

Analytical Aspects in Children’s Performance of Music from Memory

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Performance and piano pedagogy studies This case study deals with analytical and gestural aspects of children’s performance from memory. Three pianists, all aged ten, studied a piece they had neither played nor heard...

Especially for schools

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...Costumes for school plays must necessarily be of a simple nature, and it is better so, for too elaborate a costume can very easily swamp a child’s performance. The costumes should encourage and emphasize the enthusiastic liveliness of young...
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...Age recommendation: 3+ Recording from the National Theatre Archive, 2015. Bear's hat is gone. He loves his hat. He wants it back. He asks all the animals in the forest, but no one has seen it. WAIT! He has seen it somewhere... Based on Jon...
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...Brains are sizzling in the seventh grade...The first day of seventh grade is probably the worst day of Duncan Dougal's life. He knows that things are really bad when he finds an alien's hand in a Dumpster and then gets plugged into an alien...

I hate my voice

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] Before we begin actual work on our voice, let’s get to know and understand our own voices a little better. When I ask students to describe their voices, often I hear this: “I hate my voice! When I...

130+ children’s theatre and youth theatre programs

Jim Voltz

Jim Volz is a Professor of theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA. He has produced over 100 professional productions and published more than 100 articles and seven books. He was a longtime theatre critic/columnist for Back Stage magazine and was founding editor of the Shakespeare publication, quarto. He is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and former Managing Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Working in American Theatre : A brief history, career guide and resource book for over 1,000 theatres

Methuen Drama, 2007

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...Children’s theatre, educational theatre, participatory youth theatre, or theatre for young audiences (known as ‘TYA’ in contract terminology at Actors’ Equity and throughout the business) is a growing enterprise in America.‘Leading artists...

What are vocal folds anyway?

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] What are the vocal folds anyway? Where are they? How do they work? How do I know when I am hurting them? Why do I seem always to get sick just before a show opens? After I cheer at a football game...

The highs and lows of voice

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] Pitch – the highs and lows of the voice – is so important in the vocal development process that there is a whole chapter devoted to its understanding and integration. We may understand the concept...

Perfect voice! Now what?

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations’ Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Voice and the Young Actor : A Workbook and Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...[Image removed for copyright reasons] In the end, it all comes down to the acting, doesn’t it? If you are a drama student, and you want to be cast in a show, you have to act the role with vocal clarity, physical specificity...