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Creating solo performance

Author: Sean Bruno; Luke Dixon
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015.
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Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you - the performer - with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding, liberating and stressful challenge you will take on in your career. This book acts as your silent collaborator as you develop  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bruno, Sean.
MAKING SOLO PERFORMANCE.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Bruno; Luke Dixon
ISBN: 9781317911814 1317911814 9781315850146 1315850141 1322094357 9781322094359
OCLC Number: 889676536
Notes: 3.25 Micro-performance: A few of my favourite things.
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1 Introduction to contemporary solo performance; 1.1 How to use this book; 1.2 Exercises and micro-performances; 1.3 Approaching exercises and micro-performances; 1.4 Narrative vs non-narrative performance; 1.5 As a workshop guide; 1.6 The chapters; 1.7 Which subjects make for a good solo performance?; 1.8 Why make solo performance?; 1.9 How long should my solo performance be?; 1.10 What if my idea has been done before?; 1.11 How do I keep my story ideas from being stolen?; 1.12 Where can I rehearse/work? 1.13 How do I know if my work is any good?1.14 Why and how should I document my work?; 1.15 Where do I go with my show when it is done?; 1.16 Advice for practice; 2 Beginnings; Introduction; 2.1 Exercise: Being your audience; 2.2 Exercise: Proustian biscuits; 2.3 Exercise: Openings; 2.4 Exercise: Starting points; 2.5 Exercise: Forming your script; 2.6 Exercise/micro-performance: Coming soon; 2.7 Exercise: First person or third man?; 2.8 Exercise: Job interview; 2.9 Exercise: Memory box; 2.10 Exercise: Scrap scripting; 2.11 Exercise: Building icebergs; 2.12 Exercise: Who's it for? 2.13 Exercise: Defining your space2.14 Exercise: The Slave of the Ring; 2.15 Exercise: Big questions; 2.16 Exercise: Guiding question; 2.17 Exercise: Climaxes, turning points and transformations; 2.18 Exercise: Begin with an ending; 2.19 Exercise: Zoom lens; 2.20 Exercise: Application form; 2.21 Exercise: Voice warm up; 2.22 Exercise: Body warm up; 2.23 Micro-performance: Cleansing the space; 2.24 Micro-performance: Evoking the story; 2.25 Micro-performance: Physical seeds; 2.26 Micro-performance: Orientation; 2.27 Micro-performance: The untold story; 2.28 Micro-performance: Cleaning up. 2.29 Micro-performance: Story time2.30 Micro-performance: My niche; 2.31 Case study: Judi Dench; 2.32 Case study: David Benson; 2.33 Case study: James Hodgson; 2.34 Case study: Emma Cooper; 2.35 Case study: Pat Holden; 3 Character/persona: Performer as vehicle; Introduction; 3.1 Exercise: Stranger in a stranger land; 3.2 Exercise: Passport; 3.3 Exercise: Wheres and whys; 3.4 Exercise: Consequences; 3.5 Exercise: What's in a name?; 3.6 Exercise: Home and work; 3.7 Exercise: Who do you think you are talking to?; 3.8 Exercise: Six degrees of separation; 3.9 Exercise: Many voices. 3.10 Exercise: Who do you think you are?3.11 Exercise: Social networking; 3.12 Exercise: Questions and answers; 3.13 Micro-performance: Performing the answers; 3.14 Micro-performance: Flickering life; 3.15 Micro-performance: Becoming; 3.16 Micro-performance: Speed dating; 3.17 Micro-performance: Passport photo; 3.18 Micro-performance: Consequences; 3.19 Micro-performance: Clothing; 3.20 Micro-performance: Public confession; 3.21 Micro-performance: Private confession; 3.22 Micro-performance: Self-portrait; 3.23 Micro-performance: Daily grind; 3.24 Micro-performance: Manchurian candidate.
Responsibility: Sean Bruno, Luke Dixon.

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Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you - the performer - with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding, liberating and stressful challenge you will take on in your career. This book acts as your silent collaborator as you develop your performance, by helpfully arranging exercises under the following headings: BeginningsCreating characterGenerating material Using your performance spaceTechnologyEndingsCollabora.

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"A welcome addition to an actor's bookshelves." - Susan Elkin, The Stage

 
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