The Viewpoints Book

A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848424135

Category: Improvisation (Acting)

Page: 240

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An invaluable resource for theatre-makers, as well as for anyone with an interest in collaboration and the creative process, whether in art, business or daily life. Over the last twenty years, Viewpoints has ignited the imaginations of choreographers, actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs and writers. It is taught all over the world and used by countless theatre-makers in the rehearsal process to develop flexibility, articulation and strength in movement, and to enrich ensemble playing. In The Viewpoints Book, first published in the United States, acclaimed theatre directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau introduce the history, terminology and philosophy of Viewpoints, and offer a step-by-step recipe for using it as both a training tool and a rehearsal technique. 'Viewpoints is timeless - a system belonging to the natural principles of movement, time and space. It is a philosophy translated into a technique for training performers, building ensemble, and creating movement for the stage.' Anne Bogart and Tina Landau
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The Viewpoints Book

A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

Author: Anne Bogart,Tina Landau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559362412

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 7932

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The Viewpoints Book

A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

Author: Anne Bogart,Tina Landau

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 155936677X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 2172

First major exploration of a ground-breaking new technique for actors and theatre artists.
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A Director Prepares

Seven Essays on Art and Theatre

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134556888

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

View: 2632

A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage required to create 'art with great presence'. Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance. Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if we know how to use it. A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.
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Movement Training for Actors

Author: Jackie Snow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408128578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 8929

A practical masterclass on movement from the Head of Movement at RADA, complete with video examples on a DVD. The book provides a complete curriculum on movement training: from pure movement, to games, to Grotowski, Alexander, dance and yoga.
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Anne Bogart

Viewpoints

Author: Michael Bigelow Dixon,Joel A. Smith

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5671

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Training of the American Actor (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Arthur Bartow

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458781267

Category:

Page: 528

View: 7526

The first comprehensive survey and study of the major techniques developed by and for the American actor over the past 60 years. Presented side-by-side, each of the 10 disciplines included is described in detail by one of today's foremost practitioners. An invaluable resource both for the young actor embarking on a career and for the theatre professional polishing his or her craft. ''Successful acting must reflect a society's current beliefs. The men and women who developed each new technique were convinced that previous methods were not equal to the full challenges of their time and place, and the techniques in this book have been adapted to current needs in order to continue to be successful methods for training actors. The actor's journey is an individual one, and the actor seeks a form, or a variety of forms, of training that will assist in unlocking his own creative gifts of expression.'' - From the introduction
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Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498519

Category: Games

Page: 336

View: 5042

Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.
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Theatre of Movement and Gesture

Author: Jacques Lecoq

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113424097X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 6821

Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime, and discusses the explosion of physical theatre in the second half of the twentieth century. Interviews with major theatre practitioners Ariane Mnouchkine and Jean-Louis Barrault by Jean Perret, together with chapters by Perret on Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau, fill out the historical material written by Lecoq, and a final section by Alain Gautré celebrates the many physical theatre practitioners working in the 1980s.
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What's the Story

Essays about art, theater and storytelling

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317703693

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

View: 4045

Anne Bogart is an award-winning theatre maker, and a best-selling writer of books about theatre, art, and cultural politics. In this her latest collection of essays she explores the story-telling impulse, and asks how she, as a ‘product of postmodernism’, can reconnect to the primal act of making meaning and telling stories. She also asks how theatre practitioners can think of themselves not as stagers of plays but ‘orchestrators of social interactions’ and participants in an on-going dialogue about the future. We dream. And then occasionally we attempt to share our dreams with others. In recounting our dreams we try to construct a narrative... We also make stories out of our daytime existence. The human brain is a narrative creating machine that takes whatever happens and imposes chronology, meaning, cause and effect... We choose. We can choose to relate to our circumstances with bitterness or with openness. The stories that we tell determine nothing less than personal destiny. (From the introduction) This compelling new book is characteristically made up of chapters with one-word titles: Spaciousness, Narrative, Heat, Limits, Error, Politics, Arrest, Empathy, Opposition, Collaboration and Sustenance. In addition to dipping into neuroscience, performance theory and sociology, Bogart also recounts vivid stories from her own life. But as neuroscience indicates, the event of remembering what happened is in fact the creation of something new.
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Remaking American Theater

Charles Mee, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company

Author: Scott T. Cummings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521818206

Category: Drama

Page: 318

View: 9592

An account of contemporary theater practice in its most collaborative and dynamic form, this 2006 book was the first book-length study of two of the most important American theater artists at the start of the twenty-first century. For twenty-five years, Mee and Bogart have pursued independent but sympathetic visions of theater rooted in the avant-garde of the 1960s, guided by a view of art and culture as a perpetual process of 'remaking'. Since 1992, the SITI Company has pioneered the unique combination of three training practices as the basis for collective creations that layer language, gesture, and image in a complex and often stunning fashion. This study provides both a general introduction to Mee's unorthodox playwriting, Bogart's innovative directing, and the ensemble work of the SITI Company and an in-depth case study of their work together on bobrauschenbergamerica, a piece inspired by the art of Robert Rauschenberg.
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And Then, You Act

Making Art in an Unpredictable World

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134128274

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 5044

From well-known auteur of the American theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is a fascinating and accessible book about directing theatre, acting and the collaborative creative process. Writing clearly and passionately, Bogart speaks to a wide audience, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes an invaluable contribution to the field tackling themes such as: intentionality inspiration why theatre matters. Following on from her successful book A Director Prepares, which has become a key text for teaching directing classes, And Then, You Act is an essential practitioner and student resource.
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Laban for Actors and Dancers

Putting Laban's Movement Theory Into Practice : a Step-by-step Guide

Author: Jean Newlove

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854591609

Category: Drama

Page: 158

View: 6110

Rudolf Laban is to movement what Stanislavski is to acting.
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Movement for Actors (Second Edition)

Author: Nicole Potter,Barbara Adrian,Mary Fleischer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621535436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 4731

In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering: Stage combat Yoga for actors Martial arts Body-mind centering Authentic movement Bartenieff fundamentals Grotowski-based movement Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must-read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
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Standing in Space

The Six Viewpoints Theory and Practice

Author: Mary Overlie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781513613611

Category:

Page: 212

View: 8005

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Devised and Collaborative Theatre

A Practical Guide

Author: Tina Bicât,Chris Baldwin

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 980

This book is written for all companies, student and professional, who are interested in non-text-based theatre and shines a practical light on the passionate business of the devising process. It includes suggestions and advice on getting started and developing trust and communication within the devising company; how to research and use the results to stimulate ideas and discussion in the rehearsal period; encouraging, channelling, and developing ideas in the rehearsal room; discovering and incorporating the unexpected in rehearsal; backstage and design work, with sample checklists; raising money and organizing budgets; and how to stop talking, start playing, and develop the performance for an audience.
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A Practical Guide to SysML

The Systems Modeling Language

Author: Sanford Friedenthal,Alan Moore,Rick Steiner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123852064

Category: Computers

Page: 615

View: 4570

A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language is a comprehensive guide for understanding and applying SysML to model systems. The Object Management Group's OMG SysML is a general-purpose graphical modeling language for representing systems that may include combinations of hardware, software, data, people, facilities, and natural objects. SysML supports the practice of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) used to develop system solutions in response to complex and often technologically challenging problems. The book is organized into four parts. Part I provides an overview of systems engineering, a summary of key MBSE concepts, a chapter on getting started with SysML, and a sample problem highlighting the basic features of SysML. Part II presents a detailed description of the SysML language, while Part III illustrates how SysML can support different model-based methods. Part IV discusses how to transition MBSE with SysML into an organization. This book can serve as an introduction and reference for industry practitioners, and as a text for courses in systems modeling and model-based systems engineering. Because SysML reuses many Unified Modeling Language (UML) concepts, software engineers familiar with UML can use this information as a basis for understanding systems engineering concepts. Authoritative and comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing SysML A quick reference guide, including language descriptions and practical examples Application of model-based methodologies to solve complex system problems Guidance on transitioning to model-based systems engineering using SysML Preparation guide for OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP)
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Conversations with Anne

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559363754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 6310

Remarkable conversations you want to listen in on.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Way of Acting

The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki

Author: Tadashi

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367873

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

View: 8546

A useful, provocative introduction to the influential director's philosophical and practical approaches to the stage.
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Making a Performance

Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices

Author: Emma Govan,Helen Nicholson,Katie Normington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447973

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 5481

Making a Performance traces innovations in devised performance from early theatrical experiments in the twentieth-century to the radical performances of the twenty-first century. This introduction to the theory, history and practice of devised performance explores how performance-makers have built on the experimental aesthetic traditions of the past. It looks to companies as diverse as Australia's Legs on the Wall, Britain's Forced Entertainment and the USA-based Goat Island to show how contemporary practitioners challenge orthodoxies to develop new theatrical languages. Designed to be accessible to both scholars and practitioners, this study offers clear, practical examples of concepts and ideas that have shaped some of the most vibrant and experimental practices in contemporary performance.
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