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    The Essential Guide to Making Theatre (Essential Guide) (Paperback) By (author) Richard Fredman, By (author) Ian Reade

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    DescriptionThis manual contains ideas on everything from making masks to designing a lighting plan; from devising a street-theatre to analysing a text.

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    The Essential Guide to Making Theatre
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Fredman, By (author) Ian Reade
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340655146
    ISBN 10: 0340655143

    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 792
    LC subject heading:
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4KV
    B&T Book Type: JN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    B&T General Subject: 218
    BIC subject category V2: ANC
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER011000
    DC22: 792
    Abridged Dewey: 792
    BIC subject category V2: ANS
    BISAC V2.8: JNF039050
    BIC subject category V2: 4KV
    Thema V1.0: ATDS, ATDC
    Thema educational purpose qualifier V1.0: 4CP, 4Z-GB-V
    Illustrations note
    50 B&w Photographs, 50 Line Illustrations
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    Publication date
    01 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    This book is divided into seven sections covering an extremely wide range of topics. One chapter on 'Finding Work in the Theatre' includes advice on writing a CV and setting up a theatre company, as well as useful information about Equity and actors' agencies. Despite the breadth and scope of the book, some sections are very detailed and, in many ways, this is a useful practical handbook with varied suggestions as to how playtexts and theatrical theory can be actively explored by post-16 students. There are excellent chapters on devising and directing techniques. There is an eclectic selection of play extracts throughout, ranging from Everyman to Ubu Roi, and the interviews with a number of contemporary practitioners give an insight into the modern professional theatre. Commercial mainstream theatre is avoided on the whole and the emphasis is on alternative theatre, with the work of innovative companies like Graeae getting a mention. I like the way the book is highlighted with key points, hot tips and tasks for students along the way, which break up the text and make it particularly user-friendly. There is also a good sprinkling of clear diagrams and photographs. I found it very readable and shall use it as an ideas and source book. Sheila McAnulty, Bury College, in The Lecturer
    Table of contents
    Devising theatre; acting techniques; movement and voice; directing techniques; production techniques; the history and development of the theatre; finding work in the theatre.