The Story Performance Handbook

Author: R. Craig Roney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135656827
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Story Performance Handbook provides specific, detailed information to help adults develop basic skills in reading aloud, mediated storytelling, and storytelling. Organized sequentially, each chapter moves the reader from the easiest (reading aloud picture books) to the most difficult (creating your own stories for telling) storytelling experience, cumulatively building story performance skill in selecting, preparing, and delivering stories and poetry to audiences. This structure allows individuals to begin reading at various points depending on their prior experience with story performance. The text includes several features that make learning to perform stories and poetry easy to understand and manage: * Explicit, thorough advice avoids confusion, such as how to select, prepare, and deliver stories and poetry via reading aloud, mediated storytelling, and storytelling. * The sequential chapter organization, progressing from easiest to most difficult, and Developmental and Culminating Activities at the end of each skill chapter, enable this text to be used either independently or in conjunction with courses or workshops in story performance. * Unique among story performance texts, instruction is based not only on the author's own extensive experience but also on empirical research related to teaching adults to tell stories. * Specific information is easily located throughout the text: Processes are presented in bold type, numbered sequentially and, at the end of specific chapters, skill building activities are provided. Figures (which provide additional detailed information) are boxed. Examples of processes are highlighted with background shading.

Ducati Desmoquattro Performance Handbook

Author: Ian Falloon
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760312360
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ian Falloon, the world's foremost authority on Ducati motorcycles, delivers a performance handbook that is a must-have garage reference for any Ducati rider or enthusiast.This book offers specific tuning tips for Ducati's Desmoquattro superbikes that have ruled the world's streets and racetracks for the past two decades. Readers will uncover a remarkable amount of information, including charts that list specific suggestions for each models system and a section that lists the most productive ways to spend money on a particular model. Ian Falloon offers Ducati fans and fanatics a much-needed reference for getting the most out of their bikes.

The Improv Performance Manual

Author: Nathan Truman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557154847
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the first visit to an improvisational theater class in high school, author Nathan "Nate" Truman knew he had found his "people!" Spanning a career of countless TV shows, movies and live theater experiences, Nate has collected the show stoppers for live improv performances, and a "how to" approach to make them available to the beginning student, with advanced homework and techniques that will help launch the seasoned performer in new directions. Whether you are in front of the camera or behind it, or go into any non-performing line of work, the skills you can learn from improvisational theater will help you gain confidence for public speaking, fast thinking and decision making in any walk of life. These are the classic forms used in Improv classes, and can be used to mount a live improv comedy show, or just for a fun time with you and a few friends for a crazy game night! Get ready to think outside the box, with 40 lessons and outlines to spark your imagination!

Baroque Music Style and Performance

Author: Robert Donington
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393300529
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes how Baroque music was performed and appreciated by its contemporaries and suggests choices of tempo, rhythm, ornament, and accompaniment for modern performances

The Bible Story Handbook

Author: John H. Walton
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433523298
Format: PDF, Docs
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How do Sunday school teachers lead children through the stories of Cain and Abel or Judas’s betrayal in a way that reflects the authority of Scripture? Sunday school curricula often glosses over difficult lessons or focuses too much on characters in Bible stories, neglecting God’s self-revelation in Scripture. John and Kim Walton have created this handbook for 175 Bible stories to assist teachers and parents in knowing what each story teaches and how to present it in a God-centered way. As they work their way through the Bible, the Waltons examine seven elements in each story: focus, theme, application, place in the Bible, interpretational issues, historical and cultural background, and age-group appropriateness. The Bible Story Handbook includes introductory articles on why we teach the Bible, right and wrong ways to use the Bible, and ends with a two-year teaching plan. Every parent and Sunday school teacher will find this unique resource to be invaluable in teaching children to know and love God.

Performance Coaching

Author: Angus McLeod
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845906330
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fast, accessible and clearly written, Performance Coaching is comprehensive and rich in real examples of real executives achieving real success in real-life situations. Even experienced coaches can find key tips and tools that will enhance their performance. " A practical book with wonderful tips, ideas and perspectives." Kriss Akabusi MBE MA

Folklore Cultural Performances and Popular Entertainments

Author: Richard Bauman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199879273
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of thirty-seven entries selected from the more than 550 that make up the International Encyclopedia of Communications focuses on expressive forms and practices that are popular and participatory in nature: folklore forms such as folktale and riddle; cultural performances such as ritual and festival; and popular entertainments such as puppetry and mime. Cross-references within each individual entry facilitate exploration within the volume, while bibliographies appended to each entry direct the reader to related literature. Covering basic concepts, analytical perspectives, communicative media, expressive genres, and complex performance events, this concise yet comprehensive book is a handy reference for those interested in folklore and its growing role in drama, anthropology, and cultural studies.