Drama

Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545779968
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

Drama

Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher:
ISBN: 0329943804
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Graphic novels

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

Drama

Author: Charlyn Wessels
Publisher: Oxford
ISBN: 0194370976
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Education

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 as Therapy

Author: Phil Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415099706
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Psychology

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.

Play Drama Thought

Author: Richard Courtney
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 0889242135
Release Date: 1989-11-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Richard Courtney has extensively revised and updated his most famous work, Play, Drama & Thought, the definitive text on the intellectual and theoretical background to drama and the relevance of drama in education.

The Theory and Analysis of Drama

Author: Manfred Pfister
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052142383X
Release Date: 1991-10-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed interpretations of sample texts.

Agnes of God

Author: John Pielmeier
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573630224
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Drama

Drama / Characters: 3 Females Summoned to a covent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a young novitiat accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determindly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. A hit on Broadway and later on film. "Riveting, powerful, electrifying drama...the dialogue crackles."-New York Daily News "Outstanding play [that]...deals intelligently with questions of religion and psychology."-The New York Times "Unquestionably blindingly theatrical...cleverly executed blood and guts evening in the theatre."-New York Post

Drama

Author: Karen Hines
Publisher: Coach House Books
ISBN: 9781552452561
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Drama

"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.

Drama with Children

Author: Sarah Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194372200
Release Date: 1999-05-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This book introduces drama activities to children, including role play, mime, chants, puppets and short plays.

The Musical as Drama

Author: Scott McMillin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691127301
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

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.