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Making Theatre

From Text to Performance

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Making Theatre by Peter Mudford
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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 the text; "Vision", including scenery, costume and lighting; and "Music" which illustrates the importance of music in all stage action. The forms of theatre 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 theatre important and how it works will be valuable to teachers and students of drama and performance, as well as all those interested in theatre as an art.

Author Biography

Peter Mudford is Professor of English and European Literature at London University.
Release date NZ
September 30th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
12 b&w illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
247
Dimensions
140x216x24
ISBN-13
9780485115512
Product ID
1670266

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