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King Richard III (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

James R. Siemon

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , James R. Siemon ~playauthor~Edited by~ James R. Siemon

The Arden Shakespeare, 2009

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 25, Roles: Total (47), Female (5), Male (42), Unassigned (0)

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... argued that sources such as Thomas More’s History of King Richard III (1513) present a biased account of disjointed Plantagenet rule in order to emphasise the ‘Tudor myth’ of the harmonious, united reign initiated by Henry VII. By the 1623...

Going Underground

James Reynolds

Dr James Reynolds is a Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University in London. He has also taught at Queen Mary, University of London, and Rose Bruford College. His Ph.D. research at Queen Mary investigated performance practices in Robert Lepage’s devised theatre. Published work explores Howard Barker’s direction of his own plays, Lepage’s work with objects, the cinematic adaptation of graphic novels, applied theatre and the relationship between addiction and performance. Forthcoming publications investigate the National Theatre’s adaptations of children’s literature for the stage, acting the Barker text, and Lepage’s work as a director. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Howard Barker’s Theatre : Wrestling with Catastrophe

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... with the venue, Colin Chambers, interview with James Reynolds, Kingston, 13 March 2013. benefiting from the company’s ‘new play policy’ – even as artistic director Trevor Nunn edged the RSC towards his personal vision...

From the Actor, to the Actor

Howard Barker’s Theatre : Wrestling with Catastrophe

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... and (although Howard would loathe the word), accessible. James Clyde I first came across Howard Barker’s work at drama school in the mid-1980s. Our acting teacher, Susan Todd, asked us to choose a play that we considered a radical piece of theatre:...

Tony Kushner

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... for productions at Houston’s Alley Theater and California’s Berkeley Repertory Theater in 1998. A wild flight of intellectual and theatrical fantasy centred on an obscure historical figure, Sir Thomas Browne (1605–82), a seventeenth-century...

Beyond Etudes

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In etudes, the actor’s subconscious is awakened so that the borderline between analysis and embodiment is virtually eliminated. A time comes when the actor on stage is not yet fully characterized, but already he is not the person...

Dublin, 1880–1926

James Moran

James Moran is Head of Drama in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Seán O’Casey

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... pamphlet, The Story of Thomas Ashe, about one of the heroes of the revolt who had subsequently died on hunger strike in a British jail. Murray, Sean O’Casey , p. 104. O’Casey describes Ashe’s...

Details are Important

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...When the actor generally understands the effective line of a role, when he comes to understand the logic, sequence and value of the main facts of the characters’ lives, we come back to the beginning of the play once again. Now, we start...

Active Analysis in Rehearsal

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The homework phase of Active Analysis is ended for the time being, and now the moment has arrived when the director assembles the performers and begins the process of Active Analysis in rehearsal. This is done by a reciprocal process...

An Introductory Conversation with Stanislavsky about Active Analysis

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... restrictions. Zon, said Yefremov, was ‘one of the last and maybe the brightest pupils of Stanislavsky’. Qtd. in Zon iv. Translation © James Thomas 2015. Here and after this, all translations of Zon by permission. Theatre...

Active Analysis Compared to the Method of Physical Actions

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...It only remains to bring up one more essential question. How does the Method of Active Analysis compare with the Method of Physical Actions?Most everyone has recognized the inadequacy of the term ‘physical actions’, and most of all...