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!


Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Graphix
ISBN: 0545326982
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.


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.


Author: J. L. Styan
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820444898
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book introduces the elements of drama and the principles behind the reading and study of plays - classical and modern. It makes a special point of seeing drama as intended for acting and performance, and it therefore emphasizes the role of the spectator at a play and the sort of theatre for which drama was written. The performance approach to the study of plays finally clarifies the different kinds of drama (comedy, tragedy, melodrama, and farce) and identifies its forms (realism, stylization, and symbolism). The book draws on specific examples of drama, is rich in helpful charts and diagrams, and contains a comprehensive glossary. "Drama" will be a useful guide for students and general playgoers alike.

Ivo van Hove Onstage

Author: David Willinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351260060
Release Date: 2018-01-29
Genre: Performing Arts

Since his emergence from the Flemish avant-garde movement of the 1980s, Ivo van Hove's directorial career has crossed international boundaries, challenging established notions of theatre-making. He has brought radical interpretations of the classics to America and organic acting technique to Europe. Ivo van Hove Onstage is the first full English language study of one of theatre's most prominent iconoclasts. It presents a comprehensive, multifaceted account of van Hove's extraordinary work, including key productions, design innovations, his revolutionary approach to text and ambience, and his relationships with specific theatres and companies.

100 Ideas for Drama

Author: Anna Scher
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435187996
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Child actors

"A wealth of lively and practical suggestions for all teachers, producers and anyone engaged in drama at any age. This is a book of ideas based on work at the famous Anna Scher Children's Theatre in London, which can be adapted and developed for any situation" -- Back cover.

Disorder and the Drama

Author: Mary Beth Rose
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810106841
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism

Charivari and the comedy of abjection in Othello / Michael D. Bristol -- Slander for slander in Measure for Measure / M. Lindsay Kaplan -- Staging pardon scenes : variations of tragicomedy / Janet M. Spencer -- Wales, Ireland, and 1 Henry IV / Christopher Highley -- Sovereignty, disorder, and fetishism in Marlowe's Edward II / David H. Thurn -- Symbolic capital in the Spanish comedia / George Mariscal -- Husband-murder and petty treason in English renaissance tragedy / Betty S. Travitsky -- Giving up the ghost in a world of decay : Hamlet, revenge and denial / Robert N. Watson -- Reforming Prince Hal : the sovereign inheritor in 2 Henry IV / Jonathan Crewe -- King Lear and the royal progress : social display in Shakespearean tragedy / Bruce Thomas Boehrer.

The Life of the Drama

Author: Eric Bentley
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1557831106
Release Date: 1964
Genre: Performing Arts

(Applause Books). "Eric Bentley's radical new look at the grammar of theatre...is a work of exceptional virtue... The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life manifests itself in the theatre...This is a book to be read again and again." Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books

The Really Useful Drama Book

Author: Roger McDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317288039
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Education

The Really Useful Drama Book offers busy primary school teachers a collection of step-by-step drama sessions, inspired by high-quality picturebooks, that will engage children and promote enjoyable learning across the curriculum. Lively and thoughtful, the interactive drama sessions are structured around a wide range of texts, including wordless picturebooks, postmodern picturebooks, short stories, well-known texts by recognisable authors and some you may not have come across before, all chosen for their power to foster curiosity. The step-by-step sessions can also be adapted to incorporate your own ideas and passions, allowing you to structure them for the topics you’re exploring with your class. Each session is structured around two texts and offers a guide to the drama strategies used, teaching objectives, ideas for writing opportunities, problems, emotions and challenges to explore, and a clear guide to exploring each text. Ten key themes are explored: Suspense Prejudice Friendship Rhyme and rhythm War and conflict Nature Overcoming fear Possessions and obsessions Dreams Short stories With a focus on the crucial role of imagination in the classroom, The Really Useful Drama Book helps reclaim a purposeful, passionate pedagogy and shows teachers how drama can place children right at the heart of a story, encouraging their desire to ask questions, solve problems and search out new information.


Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division
ISBN: 0023556013
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Drama

An anthology of twenty-nine theatrical works, with critical commentary.

A Selective Guide to Chinese Literature 1900 1949

Author: Nils Göran David Malmqvist
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004090983
Release Date: 1989-12-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

The aim of the Selective Guide is to facilitate the first stage of research for those interested in Chinese literature between 1900 and 1949. It provides the reader with basic information on more than 300 words by Chinese writers. The contributions are based on independent research of sinologists from numerous countries. The guide consists of four volumes, which deal with the novel, the short story, the poem, and the drama (the current volume) respectively. Each volume contains an introduction which surveys the development of the particular genre and its characteristics in the period covered. All entries contain bibliographical information, summary of content and appraisal of the work as well as references to secondary sources and translations.

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.