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Script analysis for actors, directors, and designers / James Thomas.

Author/Creator:
Thomas, James Michael., author
Publication:
Boston : Focal Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (378 p.)
Edition:
3rd ed.
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Subjects:
Drama -- Explication.
Drama.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Cover; SCRIPT ANALYSIS: for Actors, Directors, and Designers; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; WHAT IS FORMALIST SCRIPT ANALYSIS?; THE EXPRESSIVENESS OF DRAMATIC WRITING; ANALYTICAL READING; LOGICAL THINKING; CHAPTER 1 Action Analysis; SEQUENCE OF EVENTS; REVIEWING THE FACTS; SEED; THREE MAJOR CLIMAXES; THEME; SUPER-OBJECTIVE; THROUGH-ACTION; COUNTER THROUGH-ACTION; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; POSTSCRIPT; CHAPTER 2 Foundations of the Plot: Given Circumstances; TIME; PLACE; SOCIETY; ECONOMICS; POLITICS AND LAW
INTELLECT AND CULTURESPIRITUALITY; THE WORLD OF THE PLAY; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; POSTSCRIPT FOR ACTION ANALYSIS; CHAPTER 3 Foundations of the Plot: Background Story; TECHNIQUE; IDENTIFICATION; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; POSTSCRIPT FOR ACTION ANALYSIS; CHAPTER 4 Plot: External and Internal Action; EXTERNAL ACTION; INTERNAL ACTION; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; POSTSCRIPT FOR ACTION ANALYSIS; CHAPTER 5 Plot: Progressions and Structure; PROGRESSIONS; STRUCTURE; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; POSTSCRIPT FOR ACTION ANALYSIS; CHAPTER 6 Character; OBJECTIVES; QUALITIES; ROLE CONFLICTS; CONFLICTS OF OBJECTIVES; WILLPOWER
VALUESPERSONALITY TRAITS; COMPLEXITY; RELATIONSHIPS; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; POSTSCRIPT FOR ACTION ANALYSIS; POSTSCRIPT FOR THE SCORE OF A ROLE; CHAPTER 7 Idea; IDEA IN THE WORDS; IDEA IN THE CHARACTERS; IDEA IN THE PLOT; THE MAIN IDEA; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; POSTSCRIPT FOR ACTION ANALYSIS; CHAPTER 8 Dialogue; WORDS; SENTENCES; SPEECHES; SPECIAL QUALITIES; THEATRICALITY; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; CHAPTER 9 Tempo, Rhythm, and Mood; TEMPO; RHYTHM; MOOD; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS; CHAPTER 10 The Style of the Play; GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCES; BACKGROUND STORY; PLOT; CHARACTER; IDEA; DIALOGUE; MOOD; SUMMARY; QUESTIONS
A Final Word about Dramatic FormAPPENDIX A: Supplementary Topics for Script Analysis; APPENDIX B: Introduction to Genres and Styles of Drama; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-321) and index.
ISBN:
1-136-08206-9
1-281-00875-3
9786611008758
0-08-048079-9
OCLC:
701844720
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780080480794 doi