Written by one of the master teachers of Michael Chekhov's actor training techniques, this title features a course of exercises that strengthen the link between the basic tools of voice and body and the limitless potential of the actor's imagination.
Surveys performance art, political theatre, genres, live broadcasts and extravagant spectacles, showcasing the constant and dynamic evolution of stage performance, from classics reinvented to groundbreaking fresh work.
This series contains what no other study guides can offer - extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially for the modern student market.
'Pattern is as crucial to Beckett's eye as to his ear', writes Gontarski, 'and that patterning dominates his theatrical notes: motion is repeated to echo other motion, posture to echo other posture, gestures to echo other gestures, sounds to echo other sounds.
Explores how women in Irish theatre in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have employed mythic narratives to expose the gap between women's material lives and idealised myths of femininity. This book will speak to students and academics with an interest in theatre, Irish studies and gender studies.