Performing Arts

In the Studio with Joyce Piven

Author: Joyce Piven

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 1000

In the Studio with Joyce Piven takes you directly inside the creative process of the renowned Piven Workshop led by Joyce and Byrne Piven. The Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago has nurtured theatre artists celebrated in the US, Ireland and Britain including Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Aidan Quinn, Sarah Ruhl, Lili Taylor and Kate Walsh. Co-authors Joyce Piven and Susan Applebaum describe the Workshop techniques (developed and refined over forty years of theatrical training) as a virtual fly-on-the-wall experience, taking the reader inside the director's studio, classroom, and green room. Part One introduces the central principles of game work and the concept of 'encounter' - finding the emotional experience at the heart of a set of given circumstances - and ends with a chapter on the role of story theatre as a bridge between games and play text. Part Two takes you into the classroom with Joyce Piven through fully-detailed transcripts of physical and vocal workshops on play, agreement, specificity, transformation and story theatre, accompanied by explanations and tips for teaching. The book ends with an alphabetical appendix of games taught by Byrne and Joyce Piven based on their work with Paul Sills and Viola Spolin, Etienne Decroux, Uta Hagen and Mira Rostova. A highly regarded guide and resource for actors, teachers, and directors, for anyone interested in the creative process of acting and actor training.
Acting

In the Studio with Joyce Piven

Author: Joyce Piven

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Acting

Page: 216

View: 204

A guide to acting based on the principles of the Piven Theatre Workshop, this book covers improvisation and theatre games, and introduces the concept of 'encounter'.
Performing Arts

Ensemble

Author: Mark Larson

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 677

View: 112

This definitive history brings Chicago’s celebrated theater and comedy scenes to life with stories from some of its biggest stars spanning sixty-five years. Chicago is a bona fide theater town, bursting with vitality that thrills local fans and produces generation after generation of world-renowned actors, directors, playwrights, and designers. Now Mark Larson shares the rich theatrical history of Chicago through first-person accounts from the people who made it. Drawing from more than three hundred interviews, Larson weaves a narrative that expresses the spirit of Chicago’s ensemble ethos: the voices of celebrities such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Asner, George Wendt, Michael Shannon, and Tracy Letts comingle with stories from designers, composers, and others who have played a crucial role in making Chicago theater so powerful, influential, and unique. Among many other topics, this book explores the early days of the fabled Compass Players and the legendary Second City in the ‘50s and ‘60s; the rise of acclaimed ensembles like Steppenwolf in the ‘70s; the explosion of storefront and neighborhood companies in the ‘80s; and the enduring global influence of the city as the center of improv training and performance.
Performing Arts

A Companion to American Indie Film

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

View: 844

A Companion to American Indie Film features a comprehensive collection of newly commissioned essays that represent a state-of-the-art resource for understanding key aspects of the field of indie films produced in the United States. Takes a comprehensive and fresh new look at the topic of American indie film Features newly commissioned essays from top film experts and emerging scholars that represent the state-of-the-art reference to the indie film field Topics covered include: indie film culture; key historical moments and movements in indie film history; relationships between indie film and other indie media; and issues including class, gender, regional identity and stardom in in the indie field Includes studies of many types of indie films and film genres, along with various filmmakers and performers that have come to define the field
Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

View: 720

A Study Guide for Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.
Card tricks

Card Tricks

Author: Joe Fullman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Card tricks

Page: 32

View: 664

"Includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions for 13 card tricks, plus performance tips and stories of famous magicians"--Provided by publisher.
Magic tricks

Mind Tricks

Author: Joe Fullman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Magic tricks

Page: 32

View: 501

Literary Criticism

Maria Irene Fornes

Author: Scott T. Cummings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 953

Maria Irene Fornes is the most influential female American dramatist of the 20th century. That is the argument of this important new study, the first to assess Fornes's complete body of work. Scott T. Cummings considers comic sketches, opera libretti and unpublished pieces, as well as her best-known plays, in order to trace the evolution of her dramaturgy from the whimsical Off-Off Broadway plays of the 1960s to the sober, meditative work of the 1990s. The book also reflects on her practice as an inspirational teacher of playwriting and the primary director of her own plays. Drawing on the latest scholarship and his own personal research and interviews with Fornes over two decades, Cummings examines Fornes's unique significance and outlines strategies for understanding her fragmentary, enigmatic, highly demanding theater.
Performing Arts

The Compass

Author: Janet Coleman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 347

View: 244

The Compass began in a storefront theater near the U. of Chicago campus in the summer of 1955 and lasted only a few years before its players--including Paul Sills, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, Barbara Harris, Severn Darden, and Shelley Berman--moved on. Coleman recreates the time, the place, the personalities, and the neurotic magic whereby the Campus made theater history in America. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Performing Arts

David Mamet

Author: I. Nadel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

View: 191

This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal Mamet's ideas on writing, acting, and directing, covering his beginnings in Chicago, his relationship to Judaism and reputation for machismo, as well as discussions of and excerpts from early plays and stories that have never before been referenced in print.
Performing Arts

Summer Theatre Directory 2009

Author: P. J. Tumielewicz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

View: 382

A national guide to summer employment for performers, designers, directors, staff, and techs. Includes combined auditions information, and features summer opportunities at over 350 summer theatres & 80 training programs.
Chicago (Ill.)

Chicago

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page:

View: 814

College and school drama

Dramatics

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: College and school drama

Page:

View: 342

Performing Arts

A Theater of Our Own

Author: Richard Christiansen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

View: 300

The former chief critic of the "Chicago Tribune" uses historical records, interviews, and personal memories to chronicle Chicago's theater world from the 1830s to the present day.
Reference

Current Biography Yearbook 2005

Author: H. W. Wilson

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 701

View: 958

Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science