Making Theatre: From Text to Performance Peter Mudford

ISBN: 9780567323231

Published: August 1st 2001

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256 pages


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Making Theatre: From Text to Performance  by  Peter Mudford

Making Theatre: From Text to Performance by Peter Mudford
August 1st 2001 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780567323231 | 9.37 Mb

The reality of a play is in its performance. Making Theatre focuses on the processes by which performance is realized, analyzing three major areas: Words and the interpretation of text- Vision including scenery, costume and lighting- and MusicMoreThe reality of a play is in its performance. Making Theatre focuses on the processes by which performance is realized, analyzing three major areas: Words and the interpretation of text- Vision including scenery, costume and lighting- and Music which illustrates the importance of music in all stage action.The forms of theater covered include straight drama, the musical and opera.

Taking productions well-known on both sides of the Atlantic, Peter Mudford examines plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Pirandello, Beckett, Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and David Mamet- musicals by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim- and operas by Verdi, Wagner and Berg.This account of what makes theater important and how it works will be invaluable to teachers and students of drama and performance, as well as all those interested in theater as art.



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