Drama Author Karen Hines
ISBN-10 9781552452561
Release 2012
Pages 111
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"Ingenious, acidic comedy." —The Globe and Mail on The Pochsy Plays Penelope Douglas is an ex–forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a western boomtown grown three sizes too crazy. But then a television writer offs himself in her sleek bathroom and her oil-wife friend pronounces Penelope her baby's godmother. Will she be able to find heart in this wild and soulless landscape? Will she have to smudge her lipstick to "cowboy up"? Drama, a new play by the master of edgy dark humor, has all the answers. Karen Hines is the author of Hello . . . Hello (A Romantic Satire) and The Pochsy Plays. A Second City alumna, Hines has appeared in numerous television and film productions and is the director of cult horror clowns Mump & Smoot.

Modern Drama

Modern Drama Author Richard Paul Knowles
ISBN-10 0802086217
Release 2003
Pages 212
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The contributors examine varied topics such as the analysis of periodicity; the articulation of social, political, and cultural production in theatre; the re-evaluation of texts, performances, and canons; and demonstrations of how interdisciplinarity inflects theatre and its practice.

Drama Kings

Drama Kings Author Joshua Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780520932791
Release 2007-02-13
Pages 382
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In this colorful and detailed history, Joshua Goldstein describes the formation of the Peking opera in late Qing and its subsequent rise and re-creation as the epitome of the Chinese national culture in Republican era China. Providing a fascinating look into the lives of some of the opera’s key actors, he explores their methods for earning a living; their status in an ever-changing society; the methods by which theaters functioned; the nature and content of performances; audience make-up; and the larger relationship between Peking opera and Chinese nationalism. Propelled by a synergy of the commercial and the political patronage from the Qing court in Beijing to modern theaters in Shanghai and Tianjin, Peking opera rose to national prominence. The genre’s star actors, particularly male cross-dressing performers led by the exquisite Mei Lanfang and the "Four Great Female Impersonators" became media celebrities, models of modern fashion and world travel. Ironically, as it became increasingly entrenched in modern commercial networks, Peking opera was increasingly framed in post-May fourth discourses as profoundly traditional. Drama Kings demonstrates that the process of reforming and marketing Peking opera as a national genre was integrally involved with process of colonial modernity, shifting gender roles, the rise of capitalist visual culture, and new technologies of public discipline that became increasingly prevalent in urban China in the Republican era.

The Musical as Drama

The Musical as Drama Author Scott McMillin
ISBN-10 0691127301
Release 2006
Pages 230
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Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov or opera. Until recently, the musical has been considered either an "integrated" form of theater or an inferior sibling of opera. McMillin demonstrates that neither of these views is accurate, and that the musical holds true to the disjunctive and irreverent forms of popular entertainment from which it arose a century ago. Critics and composers have long held the musical to the standards applied to opera, asserting that each piece should work together to create a seamless drama. But McMillin argues that the musical is a different form of theater, requiring the suspension of the plot for song. The musical's success lies not in the smoothness of unity, but in the crackle of difference. While disparate, the dancing, music, dialogue, and songs combine to explore different aspects of the action and the characters. Discussing composers and writers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Kern, The Musical as Drama describes the continuity of this distinctively American dramatic genre, from the shows of the 1920s and 1930s to the musicals of today.

D Is for Drama

D Is for Drama Author Jo Whittemore
ISBN-10 9781442441538
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 272
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A lead role means lots of drama in this sparkling story of one tween’s efforts to shine in the spotlight. Sunny Kim is done with one-line roles at Carnegie Arts Academy—she’s ready for the lead. But even after a summer of studying with an acting coach, Sunny doesn’t snag the role of Mary Poppins in her school’s upcoming production. Unfortunately, her entire family mistakenly thinks otherwise, including her former-actress mother. Desperate for a solution, Sunny convinces her theater adviser to let her produce a one-woman show. But when the rest of her friends find out—the friends that never seem to make the playbill either—they all want to join in. Before long, Sunny is knee-deep in curtains, catfights, and chorus lines as her one-woman work turns into a staging of the hit musical Wicked. And when a terrible misunderstanding pits the entire cast against Sunny, can the show—and Sunny’s future acting career—be saved in time for opening night?

The Ancient Cornish Drama

The Ancient Cornish Drama Author Edwin Norris
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10035532
Release 1859
Pages 478
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The Ancient Cornish Drama has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Ancient Cornish Drama also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Ancient Cornish Drama book for free.

Drama as Therapy

Drama as Therapy Author Phil Jones
ISBN-10 0415099706
Release 1996
Pages 326
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Drama as Therapydescribes and defines dramatherapy, providing in one volume a definition of the core processes at work in dramatherapy, a clear description of how to structure sessions, a thorough review of techniques and a wide range of examples from clinical practice. At the heart of the book is a definition of the nine core processes which define how and why dramatherapy can offer the opportunity for change. Also included are step-by-step breakdowns of the ways of working with a broad range of clients. Dramatherapy's approach to role, play, mask, ritual, performance and script are all described. The book includes extensive historical material from the 1920s to the present day, covering work in the US, the UK, Russia and the Netherlands. It challenges previous accounts of dramatherapy's history with details of Evreinov's Theatrotherapy, Iljine's work in Russia and interviews with innovators in the field, including Peter Slade, Sue Jennings and Marion Lindquvist.

Cherokee Dance and Drama

Cherokee Dance and Drama Author Frank Gouldsmith Speck
ISBN-10 0806125802
Release 1993
Pages 112
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Traditionally, the Cherokees dance to ensure individual health and social welfare. According to legend, the dance songs bequeathed to them by the Stone Coat monster will assuage all the ills of life that the monster brought. Winter dance (including the Booger Dance, which expresses the Cherokees’ anxiety at the white invasion) are to be given only during times of frost, lest they affect the growth of vegetation by attracting cold and death. The summer dance (the Green Corn Ceremony and the Ballplayer’s Dance) are associated with crops and vegetation. Other dances are purely for social intercourse and entertainment or are prompted by specific events in the community. When it was first published in 1951, this description of the dances of a conservative Eastern Cherokee band was hailed as a scholarly contribution that could not be duplicated, Frank G. Speak and Leonard Broom had achieved the close and sustained interaction that very best ethnological fieldwork requires. Their principal informant, will West Long, upheld the unbroken ceremonial tradition of the Big Cove band, near Cherokee, North Carolina.

Scenes from the Drama of European Literature

Scenes from the Drama of European Literature Author Erich Auerbach
ISBN-10 0719014573
Release 1984-01-01
Pages 256
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Scenes from the Drama of European Literature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Scenes from the Drama of European Literature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Scenes from the Drama of European Literature book for free.

The Drama of Scripture

The Drama of Scripture Author Craig G. Bartholomew
ISBN-10 9780801027468
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 256
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Surveys the grand story line and theology of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview.

The Reader s Encyclopedia of World Drama

The Reader s Encyclopedia of World Drama Author John Gassner
ISBN-10 0486420647
Release 2002
Pages 1030
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The first and best single-volume reference of its kind, this comprehensive work traces world drama from its earliest ritual forms to modern times. Focusing on the literary content of the plays, it features articles by nearly 100 distinguished contributors, including Eric Bentley, Alfred Harbage, Jacques Guichamaud, Cedric Whitman, and Wallace Fowlie.nbsp;350 black-and-white illustrations.


Drama Author Otto Reinert
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105005361170
Release 1964
Pages 889
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Drama has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Drama also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Drama book for free.

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice Volume 3 Expressionism and Epic Theatre

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice  Volume 3  Expressionism and Epic Theatre Author J. L. Styan
ISBN-10 0521296307
Release 1981
Pages 244
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Opera and Drama

Opera and Drama Author Richard Wagner
ISBN-10 0803297653
Release 1900
Pages 416
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With Richard Wagner, opera reached the apex of German Romanticism. Originally published in 1851, when Wagner was in political exile, Opera and Drama outlines a new, revolutionary type of musical stage work, which would finally materialize as The Ring of the Nibelung. Wagner's music drama, as he called it, aimed at a union of poetry, drama, music, and stagecraft. ø In a rare book-length study, the composer discusses the enhancement of dramas by operatic treatment and the subjects that make the best dramas. The expected Wagnerian voltage is here: in his thinking about myths such as Oedipus, his theories about operatic goals and musical possibilities, his contempt for musical politics, his exaltation of feeling and fantasy, his reflections about genius, and his recasting of Schopenhauer. ø This edition includes the full text of volume 2 of William Ashton Ellis's 1893 translation commissioned by the London Wagner Society.

Masks in Modern Drama

Masks in Modern Drama Author Susan Harris Smith
ISBN-10 0520050959
Release 1984-01
Pages 237
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Drama Author Charlyn Wessels
ISBN-10 0194370976
Release 1987
Pages 137
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This series gives teachers, trainers, and trainee teachers practical guidance in key aspects of language teaching. Each book includes an introduction and up to 100 classroom ideas, materials, and techniques. The activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers all the information they need about appropriate level, time, preparation, materials, variations, and follow-up activities.


Drama Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013979425
Release 1988
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Drama has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Drama also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Drama book for free.