This guide is comprised of both library and Internet resources recommended for finding information on Drama. Here you will find links to resources covering biographies, bibliographies, dramatic works and criticisms, acting and set design.
The Prop Building Guidebook
Call Number: PN 2091 .S8 H255 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-08
Theatre and film frequently require replicas of three-dimensional objects built for actors to use. This book lays the groundwork for an artisan to determine what materials and techniques to use to build these props.
The Stage Manager's Toolkit
Call Number: PN 2085 .K57 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-11
The Stage Manger's Toolkit is more than another overview book which generalizes how to be a Stage Manager. It presents the day-to-day duties in detail--discussing not only what to do but also why. Focusing on communication best practices, the book explores objectives, paperwork, and the questions that need to be asked in order to ensure a smooth production whether on Broadway, at a university, or somewhere in between.
Acting in Documentary Theatre
Call Number: PN 2058 .C36 2013
Publication Date: 2013-07-26
Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre. Through a series of high profile case studies, Cantrell uses acting theory to examine the actors' complex processes, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of stage performance.
The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History
Call Number: PN 2101 .C36 2013
Publication Date: 2012-12-13
Scholars, amateur historians and actors have shaped theatre history in different ways at different times and in different places. This Companion offers students and general readers a series of accessible and engaging essays on the key aspects of studying and writing theatre history. The diverse international team of contributors investigates how theatre history has been constructed, showing how historical facts are tied to political and artistic agendas and explaining why history matters to us. Beginning with an introduction to the central narrative that traditionally informs our understanding of what theatre is, the book then turns to alternative points of view - from other parts of the world and from the perspective of performers in fields such as music-theatre and circus. It concludes by looking at how history is written in the 'democratic' age of the Internet and offers a new perspective on theatre history in our globalised world.
To find a play by a particular writer, search the library catalog for a playwright's name. Some individual plays are listed in the library catalog, but also look for a collection of works or an antholoy. For criticisms, try the author name or play title as a Subject in Basic Catalog Search.
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||Plays, scenarios, etc.
||Dramatic representation. The theater
||Art of acting
||The stage and accessories
||Special regions or countries
||College and school theatricals
||Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.
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