At Play

Author: Elizabeth Swados
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374706982
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Young people and improvisational theater should be a natural combination—so why do we so rarely find this combo in today's classrooms? According to Elizabeth Swados—playwright, director, composer, poet, author of children's books and of an acclaimed family memoir—improvisational theater is the perfect creative outlet for junior-high and high-school students . . . if only they can be given the tools and the guidance to make the most of this natural yet rigorous art form. Drawing on her own experience teaching inner-city children in the groundbreaking musical Runaways and in teaching the techniques of improv theater in schools around the country, as well as on her own background in experimental theater, Swados provides a step-by-step guide to bringing out the natural creativity and enthusiasm key to young people creating—and enjoying—improvisational theater. Covering the basics—from freeing the imagination to learning about how to work with an ensemble, from how to master different forms of movement and sound to how to create different kinds of characters—this is the book for teachers and students eager to learn how to express fully the creative talent that all children are born with.

The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical

Author: Raymond Knapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998736X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical presents keywords and critical terms that deepen analysis and interpretation of the musical. Taking into account issues of composition, performance, and reception, the book's contributors bring a wide range of practical and theoretical perspectives to bear on their considerations of one of America's most lively, enduring artistic traditions.

Identities and Audiences in the Musical

Author: Raymond Knapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190877812
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Issues of identity have always been central to the American musical in all its guises. Who appears in musicals, who or what they are meant to represent, and how, over time, those representations have been understood and interpreted, provide the very basis for our engagement with the genre. In this third volume of the reissued Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, chapters focus on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, regional vs. national identity, and the cultural and class significance of the musical itself. As important as the question of who appears in musicals are the questions of who watches and listens to them, and of how specific cultures of reception attend differently to the musical. Chapters thus address cultural codes inherent to the genre, in particular those found in traditional school theater programs.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The one and only human galaxy

Author: Elizabeth Swados
Publisher: Hanging Loose Pr
ISBN: 9781934909072
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Poetry. "Like her great forebear Bertolt Brecht, Elizabeth Swados is a consummate theater artist who is a poet at the core. With her composer's ear, director's intuition, and startling linguistic economy, she reinvents the theater poem for our time, conjuring a lost world and, at its center, a quicksilver Houdini escape artist, Jew, son, lover, celebrity, metaphysician, visionary. Let us welcome Swados the poet! THE ONE AND ONLY HUMAN GALAXY is a triumphant debut"--Honor Moore. Elizabeth Swados has published fiction, nonfiction, and children's books and received the Ken Award, as well as a New York Public Library Award for her book My Depression. Other awards include five Tony nominations, three Obie Awards, Helen Hayes Award and MANY others. This is her first collection of poetry.

The Perfect Monologue

Author: Ginger Howard Friedman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879106204
Format: PDF, Docs
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(Limelight). In this companion volume to her highly successful Callback , Ginger Howard Friedman, a veteran casting director, playwright and teacher, reveals her winning formula for a monologue audition that lands you the part. She explains her essential rules for a successful audition, then selects scenes from 16 plays and adapts them into monologues, comic and serious, for men and women of all ages.

The Cinema of Ra l Ruiz

Author: Michael Goddard
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850506
Format: PDF
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Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging from his earliest work in Chile to high-budget 'European' costume dramas culminating in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010). It does so by treating Ruiz's work—with its surrealist, magic realist, popular cultural, and neo-Baroque sources—as a type of 'impossible' cinematic cartography, mapping real, imaginary, and virtual spaces, and crossing between different cultural contexts, aesthetic strategies, and technical media. It argues that across the different phases of Ruiz's work identified, there are key continuities such as the invention of singular cinematic images and the interrogation of their possible and impossible combinations.