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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The idea of ensemble stands as a necessary corrective to prevailing notions of the desirability of personal advancement through individual achievement. There's a battle always between these two pole stars for influence within the theatre...

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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Narrative Images calls on a drama technique that smacks of educational theatre from the 1960s and 1970s but here is re-engineered for a different purpose. The technique is ‘sculpting’; where one actor takes another and moulds him or her...

Portable Theatre

Chris Megson

Chris Megson is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has taught and published widely in the field of modern drama, and is editor of The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays. Other works include: Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present (with Alison Forsyth, 2011), and Modern British Playwriting: The 70s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... an incendiary response to contemporary culture by drawing on violent and pornographic material: Chris Wilkinson’s Plays for Rubber Go-Go Girls, the group-written Lay By and Wilson’s Blowjob. The ACGB wanted Portable...

Transmission

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...This section deals with issues of communication. How does the artist find a voice in the world, and from where does this voice come? From consensus, from dissent, or from out of the air? 1. Voice...

Some Principles

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... it cultivates porosity. It is perhaps even to be completed by forces outside itself – either by the audience immediately or possibly by their actions beyond the theatre. The director Chris Goode argues that such a resistance to ‘wholeness’...

Tactics

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... flowered since into many different iterations, both into mixed media work – carnivals, festivals, processions – and into more purely theatre-based work by companies such as Rimini Protokoll, Chris Goode & Company and Ontroerend Goed,...

Principles in Action

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... of the constituency. Who’s involved in informing what the show is? It may be those in the room – or it may be a wider community. Chris Goode’s project Open House at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2011 invited all-comers to drop by the rehearsal room...

Survival

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... that crap out.’ The Beatles: Tune In by Mark Lewisohn, p. 728. For the director Chris Goode, the music industry also offers a useful comparison, but only if the theatre becomes less...

Jephthah

R. Chris Hassel

R.Chris Hassel, Jr. is Professor of English Emeritus at Vanderbilt University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Religious Language : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... daughter (HAM 2.2.403–12) seem to imply that Polonius is also foolishly sacrificing his daughter for his own ends.(C) Johnston (1962), 21–2, discusses the use of the Jephthah story in HAM, as does Spencer (2001), 616–21....