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The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre.

Author: Scott Graham; Steven Hoggett
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly's practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone ... A rich, rewarding and compelling text.' Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and adventurous theatre, this new edition of their well-loved book demystifies the process of devising theatre in an unusually candid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Graham, Scott.
Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Graham; Steven Hoggett
ISBN: 9781317667278 1317667271
OCLC Number: 885123027
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; An introduction; The book --
an introduction by Scott Graham; A brief history of Frantic Assembly; Artistic aims of the company; How can this book help you?; A glossary of terms; Part One --
Documentation; 1 Frantic essays; What is the Frantic Assembly devising process?; Building blocks; Pre-show; Accidents and creativity; What is physical theatre? (and why we hate answering that question); Video camera in rehearsal; Frantic music and the notion of soundtracking. Stockholm Fight (and the Crooked Path)Dance Face and the permission to perform --
working with dancers and actors; The importance of space; 2 Scenes and their creation; Lullaby; Headwrecker; Heavenly Legs; Select Delete; Scribble; Arrested Punches; Lovesong Bed; The Club; Part Two --
Practical Exercises; 3 Getting started; Initial movement sessions; The importance of rules, time frames and limitations; Why warm up?; Lessons learnt; Suggestions for Constructive Warms-Ups; Rolling 1; Rolling 2; Push Hands; Games --
A Selection of Crowd Pleasers; Marcia Takedown; Quad; Quad Negative!; Quad Jump. Clear the SpaceRelays; 4 Choreography; What we mean by 'choreography'; Stopping Points and Connections; Round/By/Through; Sign Describe; Name Circle and Sign Name Circle; Ways into Unison; Movement for Non-Dancers/Choreography That Doesn't Feel Like Dance; Chair Duets; Ways into basic lifting techniques; Flight Paths; Fluff; New Physical Vocabulary/Restrictions and Freedom; Phone numbers; Passives; Headsmacks --
the Off Switch; Villette Floor; Working with Large Groups; The Fives; Observational Inspiration; Ties; Refs; Dee Birds; 5 Devising and words. Words as starting points --
working physically with textSpace; Subtext; Stage directions; How physical is physical?; The Residency Model; The questionnaire and devising from a theme; Devising through Research and Development; Actions speak louder than words?; Working with writers; The events; 6 Textual analysis; The Lecture; Physical Characters and Relationships; Time Passing; Stockholm Post-Its; Playing with words: Leg of Lamb; 7 Some things to think about; Bibliography of inspiration; Plates.

Abstract:

'This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly's practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone ... A rich, rewarding and compelling text.' Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and adventurous theatre, this new edition of their well-loved book demystifies the process of devising theatre in an unusually candid way. Artistic directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett offer an intimate and invaluable insight into their evolution and success, in the hope that.

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