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Author Robinson, Davis Rider, author.

Title A practical guide to ensemble devising / Davis Robinson
Published London, [England] ; New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015


Description 1 online resource (192 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 What Is Ensemble Devising?; Manifesto; Some definitions; A little history; The value of ensemble work; The ensemble production model; Professional ensembles; Academic models; Teaching ensemble work; Skills; Content; Legacy; 2 Fundamentals; Weight work; Time; Rhythm; Space; Group exercises; Qualities of movement; Text and physicality; Gesture and text; Scene-study exercise; Formal movement systems; 3 ShortPrompts; Lists; Ensemble movement project; Titles; Paintings; Props and objects; Moments of cruelty; Dropping bombs
Big ideas in small spacesDance prompts; 4 Large Prompts; Paragraphs; Stories; Epic tales in short times; Myths; The Shakespeare project; Mash-ups: The piece you have to make; The personal; 5 Organizational Structures; Working methods; Models; 6 Full-Length Pieces; Introduction; Time frames; Making decisions; Objects/props; Finding a calling; Sources: Scripts; Adaptations: Books, films, comic strips; Historical/current events; Original ideas; 7 Polishing; Feedback; Editing; Final polish; Outside eyes; People in the hallway; Changes in performance; Time away; Appendix; Notes
Summary "This comprehensive handbook introduces techniques and exercises for devising theatre as an ensemble. Its clear style makes it an ideal book for students new to devising, while its wide scope provides fresh ideas for more experienced actors"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-161) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Ensemble theater -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Acting techniques.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- Direction & Production.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Ensemble theater
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113746156X