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Script analysis for actors, directors, and designers

Author: James Michael Thomas
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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"Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, Sixth Edition teaches the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to evaluate its potentials for performance and production. This new edition offers a more streamlined experience for the reader and features new and revised content, such as a fully updated chapter on postmodern drama, new sections on  Read more...
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Thomas, James,
Script analysis for actors, directors, and designers
New York : Routledge, 2019.
(DLC) 2019026162
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Michael Thomas
ISBN: 9780815352303 0815352301 9780815352297 0815352298
OCLC Number: 1105737465
Notes: "A Focal Press Book" -- taken from front cover.
Description: xxxvii, 299 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Action Analysis 2. Foundations of the Plot: Given Circumstances 3. Foundations of the Plot: Background Story 4. Plot: External and Internal Action in the Dialogue 5. Plot: Progressions and Structure 6. Character 7. Idea 8. Dialogue 9. Tempo, Rhythm, and Mood 10. Style 11. A Case Study of Postmodern Drama: Heiner Muller's Hamletmachine Appendix A. The Score of a Role Appendix B. Functional Analysis for Designers Appendix C. Further Questions for Script Analysis
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"Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, Sixth Edition teaches the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to evaluate its potentials for performance and production. This new edition offers a more streamlined experience for the reader and features new and revised content, such as a fully updated chapter on postmodern drama, new sections on Associative Thinking and Ambiguous Terms in the Introduction, and revised appendices featuring The Score of a Role and expanded treatments of Functional Analysis for Designers and More Questions for Script Analysis. Explorations of both classic and unconventional plays are combined with clear examples, end-of-chapter summaries, and stimulating questions that will allow actors, directors, and designers to immediately incorporate the concepts and processes into their theatre production work. An excellent resource for students of Acting, Script Analysis, Directing, and Playwriting courses, this book provides the tools to effectively bring a script to life on stage"--

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Praise for the Fifth Edition "James Thomas has written a great resource book for anyone creating theatre. The information is detailed, clear, and easily applicable to text analysis for actors, Read more...

 
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