Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers
Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers applies directly to the experience of theatrical production; students will immediately be able to relate the concepts and procedures they learn to their artistic work. The author's procedural method is detailed and precise. The parts of a play are learned progressively, which fosters an understanding of the concept of artistic unity. Examples are clear and comprehensive. Actors, directors, and designers will benefit from end-of-chapter questions and summaries meant to stimulate their creative process as they engage in production work.
* "Postscripts for Action Analysis" in each chapter help students understand the main ideas or topics of the chapter so that they can mentally incorporate the details into the principles of Action Analysis newly added to the book.
* Examples from wide selection of historical and modern plays, including Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Wild Duck, The Hairy Ape, A Raisin in the Sun, and Happy Days and Angels in America
* New typographical features help to make the text easier to read, separate dramatic dialogue from textbook material, and help students focus on new words and information.
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CHAPTER 1 Action Analysis
External and Internal Action
Progressions and Structure
CHAPTER 6 Character
CHAPTER 7 Idea
CHAPTER 8 Dialogue
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Action Analysis actors Angels in America Arthur Miller artistic audience background story beats beginning behavior Beneatha Biff Billy Chapter character’s characters Claudius comedy conﬁdant conﬂict CREON critics Death deﬁne deﬁnition designers dialogue directors dramatic dramatists Ekdal emotional example express father feelings ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst Formalist Analysis Ghost Given Circumstances Gregers Hairy Ape Hamlet Happy Days Hedvig Hjalmar Horatio Ibsen idealism important inﬂuence intellectual Internal Action Laertes literary main idea Mama Martin meaning mood Moscow Art Theatre Mother Courage murder narration objectives Oedipus Rex Ophelia Orgon Piano Lesson play’s playwrights plot political Polonius Raisin readers relationship Relling reveal rhythm Richie role Ruth Salesman scene School for Scandal script analysis Seed sentences signiﬁcance social speciﬁc speech Stanislavski Streamers style stylistic super—objective Tartuffe Tartuﬁ’e tempo theatre Three Sisters Through—Action tion understand values Walter Werle Wild Duck Willy Willy’s words York