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    Then What Happens?: Storytelling and Adapting for the Theatre (Paperback) By (author) Mike Alfreds

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    DescriptionIn Then What Happens?, Mike Alfreds makes the case for putting story and storytelling back at the heart of theatre. He explores the whole process of adapting for the stage, and investigates the particular techniques - many of them highly sophisticated - that actors require when performing 'story-theatre'. The book includes over two hundred exercises, improvisations and workshops dealing with the practical aspects of story-theatre, such as building an ensemble, creating a physical vocabulary, and transforming written narrative into drama. It draws on examples ranging from traditional legends and folklore, through the works of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Evelyn Waugh, to contemporary fiction. Alfreds shows how each story demands its own particular set of dramatic choices, opening up endless possibilities for performance. Then What Happens - like the author's tremendously successful first book, Different Every Night - will be invaluable to directors and actors, to dramatists working in the field of adaptation, to those devising and working from improvisation, and to any theatregoer who has been moved by the power of an unfolding story to ask: 'Then what happens?'


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    Title
    Then What Happens?
    Subtitle
    Storytelling and Adapting for the Theatre
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Alfreds
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848422704
    ISBN 10: 1848422709
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 595
    BISAC V2.8: PER001000
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    BIC subject category V2: ANC
    Libri: I-PA
    Abridged Dewey: 792
    DC23: 792.09
    Thema V1.0: ATDC
    Publisher
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Imprint name
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Publication date
    08 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mike Alfreds has been directing plays for more than fifty years. In the 1970s he founded Shared Experience, and has since worked for the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company and also extensively abroad. He is hugely respected within the profession.