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Practical Guide to Ensemble Devising.

Author: Davis Robinson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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"This comprehensive handbook introduces techniques and exercises for devising theatre as an ensemble. Its clear style makes it an ideal book for students new to devising, while its wide scope provides fresh ideas for more experienced actors"--
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Robinson, Davis.
Practical Guide to Ensemble Devising.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
(DLC) 2015012989
(OCoLC)898529313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Davis Robinson
ISBN: 113746156X 9781137461568
OCLC Number: 965708883
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 What Is Ensemble Devising?; Manifesto; Some definitions; A little history; The value of ensemble work; The ensemble production model; Professional ensembles; Academic models; Teaching ensemble work; Skills; Content; Legacy; 2 Fundamentals; Weight work; Time; Rhythm; Space; Group exercises; Qualities of movement; Text and physicality; Gesture and text; Scene-study exercise; Formal movement systems; 3 ShortPrompts; Lists; Ensemble movement project; Titles; Paintings; Props and objects; Moments of cruelty; Dropping bombs. Big ideas in small spacesDance prompts; 4 Large Prompts; Paragraphs; Stories; Epic tales in short times; Myths; The Shakespeare project; Mash-ups: The piece you have to make; The personal; 5 Organizational Structures; Working methods; Models; 6 Full-Length Pieces; Introduction; Time frames; Making decisions; Objects/props; Finding a calling; Sources: Scripts; Adaptations: Books, films, comic strips; Historical/current events; Original ideas; 7 Polishing; Feedback; Editing; Final polish; Outside eyes; People in the hallway; Changes in performance; Time away; Appendix; Notes.

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Ensemble devising can be a daunting prospect for many actors: it requires a level of imagination, commitment and risk-taking not always seen in conventional theatre. In this handy volume, Davis  Read more...

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