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John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Dancing wildly with the freshly severed head of John the Baptist, Salome cries, ‘ah! Thou wouldst not suffer me to kiss thy mouth’ in life, ‘well!, I will kiss it now’ in death! All quotes from Salome are taken from the 1996...

Heart

John Matthews

John Matthews is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Acting at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has written two books published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Training for Performance (2011) and Anatomy of Performance Training (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anatomy of Performance Training

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... , The Dive: A Story of Love and Obsession , New York, NY : Harper Collins, 2004, p. 1 . See Francisco ‘Pipín’ Ferreras,...

Rodgers and Hammerstein, a New Beginning (1940–60): “They Couldn’t Pick a Better Time”

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... of 1936. His first book musical was Cabin in the Sky (1940, 156 performances), with libretto by playwright Lynn Root, lyrics by John LaTouche (1914–56), and the entire production staged by George Balanchine. Billed as “A Musical Play...

The 1970s, Part I: Sondheim and Prince

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... harsh truths. Phyllis (Alexis Smith) has married successful politician Ben (John McMartin), and they have learned to loathe each other. Sally (Dorothy Collins) always wanted Ben, but settled for Buddy (Gene Nelson), a salesman who keeps...

Music Halls and Minstrel Shows: When Ribaldry and Racism Sang and Danced

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... other music hall favorites: The passing of time has long since made the refrain of “Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay” (repeated eight times per verse) sound innocent. But when Lottie Collins (1865–1910) introduced it in 1892, she delivered...

Jerome Kern and American Ascendance (1914–19)

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... prison and accompanies him to freedom. Soprano Jose Collins (1887–1958) triumphed as Teresa, introducing “Love Will Find a Way” and “A Paradise for Two.” The show played to capacity audiences for almost four years, only closing because Collins...

Introduction

John Britton

John Britton is Artistic Director of DUENDE, an international performance group dedicated to ensemble-based, interdisciplinary new work. Between 2004 and 2011 he was Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, where for a number of years he ran an innovative practice-based MA in Ensemble Physical Theatre. He still retains a research affiliation to the University of Huddersfield and is one of the only academic-pracitioners in the UK with a specific research focus and practice in the training and directing of ensemble theatre. Britton has a continuing international practice as a trainer and director of ensembles. Recent workshops have taken place in Mexico, Slovenia, France, Germany, Greece, Sweden, China, Portugal, Australia as well as the UK. Britton has extensive experience as a director, performer and writer of physical, interdisciplinary and text-based work. In 2013 he will teach, perform and direct in India for two months, as well as continuing to run DUENDE's programme of workshops and intensive, rural, residential training events. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... throughout this book. Some of the practical detail of this negotiation between director as co-creator and director as auteur is charted by John Collins in Chapter 12 about his company, Elevator Repair Service....

Finding Your Comedy Direction

John Byrne

John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and performer for TV, radio, theatre and print, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Handbooks : Writing Comedy

Bloomsbury Publishing, 1999

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... writers have done very well out of the small screen. Some, like the late John Sullivan, who wrote one of Britain’s best-loved sitcoms, Only Fools and Horses, have not only made a great deal of money from their work but also gained...

Analysis of the Plays

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht : A study from eight aspects

Methuen Drama, 1977

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... of Mahagonny’ in The Musical Times (London). January 1963. The Threepenny Opera Die Dreigroschenoper. After John Gay: Beggar’s Opera. Set in London about 1900. The outline is Gay’s: Macheath secretly marries Polly,...

Introduction

Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... raises the question that I suggested above – what if someone leaves? Or a new person joins? Is an ensemble still the same ensemble if all its members, over time, are replaced? These are questions John Collins, artistic director of Elevator...