Practical Drama

Practical Drama : The Secrets of Theatre Arts Revealed

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If you want to work in the theatre, this book shows you how. From acting to behind the scenes work, it explains the working of the theatre and means you look and feel like a theatre professional and avoid making novice errors. Fully revised and updated, and with new illustrations, this new edition of "Practical Drama and Theatre Arts" aims to contain in one volume advice on all aspects of the theory and practice of creating theatre - from lighting and set design to the role of the director to writing scripts. It is designed to be used as a set text for all students taking drama or performing arts courses, and also for drama groups (adults and children). The author is an experienced teacher and practitioner in drama, who has contributed to BBC Radio 3's "Night Waves", it is an ideal starting point for students, at school, college or in the wider community, wanting to gain the skills to succeed as performers, writers, directors, designers or technicians. Chapters included are: What is theatre? Improvisation; Planning for sound; Designing sets; Using lighting; Analysing performance; Creating a successful production; Websites; and, further reading.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 10mm | 235g
  • Abergele, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1842850822
  • 9781842850824
  • 1,624,496

Table of contents

1 What is theatre 2 Improvisation 3 Working with Scripts 4 Designing the stage 5 Lighting 6 Sound 7 Writing about theatre 8 Relevant websites for drama enthusiasts
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Review quote

' If you want to work in the theatre, look and feel like a theatre professional and avoid making novice errors, read this book' James Craig
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About David Chadderton

David Chadderton is Head of Education at the Mainstream Dance & Theatre Arts Centre in Manchester, which provides performing arts education for primary and secondary schools throughout the north-west of England. As well as teaching drama workshops and diploma classes, David Chadderton has written or adapted the scripts for all MTA productions over the last 15 years. He reviews theatre productions for the British Theatre Guide and has also reviewed for Radio 3's Night Waves. He lives with his partner in Macclesfield Cheshire.
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