Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen

This book, through its clever use of a series of etudes, invites us into the close-to-the-bone world of human experience on its most intimate level. What we smell, taste, hear, see and feel takes center stage here.

Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Focus

ISBN: 1585107255

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Through a series of systemic explorations across a wide range of scenarios, Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen offers script writers exercises for attending to their own sensory experiences as a means to exploring the sensory experiences--and worlds--of the characters they create.

Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen

Through a series of systematic explorations across a wide range of scenarios, Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen offers script writers exercises for ...

Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585107636

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 150


Through a series of systemic explorations across a wide range of scenarios, Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen offers script writers exercises for attending to their own sensory experiences as a means to exploring the sensory experiences—and worlds—of the characters they create.

The Film Book for Business Education and Industry

It is not newspaper , book , or radio writing ; it is closer to writing for stage
presentation than any other form , but is ... The radio writer has words and syntax
, with added sound emphasis , to help him , but he too can depend on only one
sensory ...

Author: William H. Wilson


ISBN: UCAL:B4305558

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 259

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Physical Expression on Stage and Screen

For instance, when you were a child you may have worried about learning to write, ... How can you not get trapped in sensory feedback that might be slightly ...

Author: Bill Connington

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408182642

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 236


A practical book on the Alexander Technique for actors and acting/movement teachers.

Actors Yearbook 2013 Essential Contacts for Stage Screen and Radio

Sometimes holds general auditions; actors may write at any time to request ... and other theatre practitioners) with physical and sensory impairments.

Author: Hilary Lissenden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408175194

Category: Drama

Page: 496

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Actors' Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors' Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Articles and commentaries provide valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Playwriting in Process

While theatre is a very broad sensory experience, film is more focused. ... I teach screenwriting I always exhort my students to pretend they're writing for ...

Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585105793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically is written to encourage new and experienced playwrights to build techniques for a greater range of creative expression in writing for the stage. The book uses exercises to guide playwrights towards thinking and working theatrically. The exercises help playwrights start or revise their work by providing alternate ways of thinking about their subject and their processes. New to the second edition: new exercises, a general updating such as the use of the internet, a new chapter for teachers and playwriting group leaders on using this book in class, and end-of-chapter "Call Out" exercises. Useful for playwrights at all levels.

Proust and the Visual

Pinter, writing for the screen, had at his disposal a whole range of filmic ... for expressing sensory perception is best exemplified by the screenplay's ...

Author: Natalie Aubert

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783163144

Category: Literary Criticism


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Proust and the Visual is an edited volume of essays written by Proustian specialists, concerned with a rich phenomenological category, the “visual” whose prominent role in the novel is at the heart of its modernity. The “visual” is defined as manifesting in the image not only space, but also time. The “visual” is considered as a category that delineates the conditions of possibility of all visibility and constitutes an integral part of both the progression of the narrator’s journey towards becoming a writer and of the unfolding of the novel itself.

Contagion and the Shakespearean Stage

... of design and phenomenological engagement on page, stage, and screen. His writing on cognitive theory considers the application of Buddhist mindfulness ...

Author: Darryl Chalk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030144289

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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This collection of essays considers what constituted contagion in the minds of early moderns in the absence of modern germ theory. In a wide range of essays focused on early modern drama and the culture of theater, contributors explore how ideas of contagion not only inform representations of the senses (such as smell and touch) and emotions (such as disgust, pity, and shame) but also shape how people understood belief, narrative, and political agency. Epidemic thinking was not limited to medical inquiry or the narrow study of a particular disease. Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker and other early modern writers understood that someone might be infected or transformed by the presence of others, through various kinds of exchange, or if exposed to certain ideas, practices, or environmental conditions. The discourse and concept of contagion provides a lens for understanding early modern theatrical performance, dramatic plots, and theater-going itself.

Creativity in Theatre

Imagine that scene in every specific sensory detail—asking yourself what you see, hear, taste, touch, ... magic of their stage and film scriptwriting.

Author: Suzanne Burgoyne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319789286

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 564


People who don’t know theatre may think the only creative artist in the field is the playwright--with actors, directors, and designers mere “interpreters” of the dramatist’s vision. Historically, however, creative mastery and power have passed through different hands. Sometimes, the playwright did the staging. In other periods, leading actors demanded plays be changed to fatten their roles. The late 19th and 20th centuries saw “the rise of the director,” in which director and playwright struggled for creative dominance. But no matter where the balance of power rested, good theatre artists of all kinds have created powerful experiences for their audience. The purpose of this volume is to bridge the interdisciplinary abyss between the study of creativity in theatre/drama and in other fields. Sharing theories, research findings, and pedagogical practices, the authors and I hope to stimulate discussion among creativity and theatre scholar/teachers, as well as multidisciplinary research. Theatre educators know from experience that performance classes enhance student creativity. This volume is the first to bring together perspectives from multiple disciplines on how drama pedagogy facilitates learning creativity. Drawing on current findings in cognitive science, as well as drama teachers’ lived experience, the contributors analyze how acting techniques train the imagination, allow students to explore alternate identities, and discover the confidence to take risks. The goal is to stimulate further multidisciplinary investigation of theatre education and creativity, with the intention of benefitting both fields.


The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen Robert Mckee ... Therefore, writing the first banal phrases that pop to mind is far easier than ...

Author: Robert Mckee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455591923

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling. Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation. Now, in Dialogue, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue. Dialogue applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.

Like some damned Juggernaut

369 In a contribution to the online film journal Senses of Cinema, ... Study (1916) rpt. in Stage and Screen: Adaptation Theory from 1916 to 2000, ed.

Author: Johannes Weber


ISBN: 9783863093488


Page: 477

View: 132


From Wagner to Murnau

The Transposition of Romanticism from Stage to Screen Jo Leslie Collier ... The
writers cited above all claimed to be making formal distinctions between film and
theater ; but , in point of fact , they ... phase , was primarily concerned with
engaging the audience emotionally , mainly by means of increased sensory
appeal .

Author: Jo Leslie Collier


ISBN: UOM:39015012991314

Category: Motion pictures and theater

Page: 174

View: 990


Shakespeare Sense

Contemporary Readings in Sensory Culture Simon Smith ... public experience of a stage performance, even as the 'digital screen represents text as image, [.

Author: Simon Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474273251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 935


Shakespeare | Sense explores the intersection of Shakespeare and sensory studies, asking what sensation can tell us about early modern drama and poetry, and, conversely, how Shakespeare explores the senses in his literary craft, his fictional worlds, and his stagecraft. 15 substantial new essays by leading Shakespeareans working in sensory studies and related disciplines interrogate every aspect of Shakespeare and sense, from the place of hearing, smell, sight, touch, and taste in early modern life, literature, and performance culture, through to the significance of sensation in 21st century engagements with Shakespeare on stage, screen and page. The volume explores and develops current methods for studying Shakespeare and sensation, reflecting upon the opportunities and challenges created by this emergent and influential area of scholarly enquiry. Many chapters develop fresh readings of particular plays and poems, from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and The Tempest to less-studied works such as The Comedy of Errors, Venus and Adonis, Troilus and Cressida, and Cymbeline.

Sensory Evaluation Techniques Fourth Edition Mock Panel Some companies further screen panelist candidates by inviting them ... write down their perceptions ( sensory parameters described by the ...

Author: Morten C. Meilgaard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849338395

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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From listing the steps involved in a sensory evaluation project to presenting advanced statistical methods, Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition covers all phases of sensory evaluation. Like its bestselling predecessors, this edition continues to detail all sensory tests currently in use, to promote the effective employment of these tests, and to describe major sensory evaluation practices. The expert authors have updated and added many areas in this informative guide. New to this edition are expanded chapters on qualitative and quantitative consumer research and the SpectrumTM method of descriptive sensory analysis that now contains full descriptive lexicons for numerous products, such as cheese, mayonnaise, spaghetti sauce, white bread, cookies, and toothpaste. Also new in this chapter is a set of revised flavor intensity scales for crispness, juiciness, and some common aromatics. The book now includes an overview of Thurstonian scaling that examines the decision processes employed by assessors during their evaluations of products. Another addition is a detailed discussion of data-relationship techniques, which link data from diverse sources that are collected on the same set of examples. With numerous examples and sample tests, Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition remains an essential resource that illustrates the development of sensory perception testing.

Translating across Sensory and Linguistic Borders

... and allow the performance of poetry to take centre stage. ... as both the printed medium and the mode of writing are mediated through screen and video.

Author: Madeleine Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319972442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

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This book analyses intersemiotic translation, where the translator works across sign systems and cultural boundaries. Challenging Roman Jakobson’s seminal definitions, it examines how a poem may be expressed as dance, a short story as an olfactory experience, or a film as a painting. This emergent process opens up a myriad of synaesthetic possibilities for both translator and target audience to experience form and sense beyond the limitations of words. The editors draw together theoretical and creative contributions from translators, artists, performers, academics and curators who have explored intersemiotic translation in their practice. The contributions offer a practitioner’s perspective on this rapidly evolving, interdisciplinary field which spans semiotics, cognitive poetics, psychoanalysis and transformative learning theory. The book underlines the intermedial and multimodal nature of perception and expression, where semiotic boundaries are considered fluid and heuristic rather than ontological. It will be of particular interest to practitioners, scholars and students of modern foreign languages, linguistics, literary and cultural studies, interdisciplinary humanities, visual arts, theatre and the performing arts.

The Art and Craft of Playwriting

The essential formal distinction is this: Novelists write for the page; motion picture writers write for the screen; and playwrights write for the stage—a ...

Author: Jeffery Hatcher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634432

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 528


Jeffrey Hatcher knows the nuts and bolts of writing for the theater. Here, he shares his views on it all--from building tension and plotting a scene, right down to moving a character from one side of the stage to the other. From crafting an intriguing beginning to delivering a satisfying ending. In Hatcher's one-on-one discussions with acclaimed American playwrights Lee Blessing, Marsha Norman and Jose Rivera, you'll find a wealth of practical advice, tricks of the trade and insight that will help you in your own creative efforts.

Textual Translation and Live Translation

Of these the playwright or screenwriter must be most conscious while 'writing the character,' that is, in this first stage of reduction of all the original ...

Author: Fernando Poyatos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290083

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 606


After the many interdisciplinary perspectives on nonverbal communication offered by the author in his previous seven John Benjamins books, which have generated a wide range of scholarly applications, the present monograph is dominated by a very broad concept of translation. This treatment of translation includes theater and cinema (enriching our intellectual-sensorial experience of both 'reading act' and 'viewing act') and offers among other topics: sensorial-intellectual-emotional pre- and post-reading interactions with books; mute or audible 'oralization' of texts; the translator's linguistic and nonverbal-cultural fluency and implicit textual paralanguage and kinesics; translating functions of pictorial illustrations; the blind's text and film perception; the foreign reader's cultural background and circumstances; theater and cinema spectators' total sensory-intellectual experience of plays and films beyond staging or projection; the multiple interrelationships between cinema and theater performers, spectators and their environments, of special interest to all those involved in the theater; and the translator's challenging textual perception of sounds and movements. Over 800 literary quotations, and two virtually exhaustive English inventories of sound- and movement-denoting words with many examples, offer serious students of translation, language or literature a rich reference and drill source.

Produced by Irving Thalberg

His method, like that of the scenarist, was to write not in acts but in ... Eliding the distinction between stage and screen, past and present, ...

Author: Salzberg Ana Salzberg

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474451062

Category: Electronic books

Page: 216

View: 691


Explores Irving Thalberg's importance as not only a producer, but also a theorist of studio-era filmmakingOffers a critical reappraisal of Thalberg's legacyProvides in-depth analyses of Thalberg's productions at MGM from 1924 through 1936Examines Thalberg's impact on film-historical turning points, including the transition to sound cinema and the development of the Production CodeIrving Thalberg was not just a critically important producer during Hollywood's Golden Age, but also an innovative theorist of studio-era filmmaking. Drawing on archival sources, this is the first book to explore Thalberg's insights into casting, editing, story composition and the importance of the mass audience from a theoretical perspective. It examines Thalberg's impact on film-historical turning points, such as the transition to sound cinema and the development of the Production Code, and features in-depth analyses of Thalberg's productions at MGM from 1924 to 1936, including films like The Big Parade (1925), The Broadway Melody of 1929 (1929) and Romeo and Juliet (1936). The book argues that Thalberg's views represent a unified conceptual understanding of filmmaking - one that is still significant in the modern day.


Sensory-Friendly Performances: An increasing number of theatres offer special ... In addition, many stage musicals have been adapted for the screen quite ...

Author: Sydney Cheek-O'Donnell

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781838673338

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

View: 268


Theatre presents readers with an introduction to the role theatre plays in human health and wellbeing. It presents an overview of scientific evidence, case studies on how theatre can be employed in different settings, practical advice for bringing the benefits of theatre into health and social, public health campaigns, and the family home.

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child

... 39 Scooters stage, 179, 180–181, 186, 268–269 Screen time cautions, ... 17, 19, 64 sensory learning, 51–57, 60–63, 64–65 sensory versus motor tools, ...

Author: Gill Connell

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575426303

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 512


In order to learn, kids’ need to move! Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, movement, and early learning. The expert authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child’s individual timetable. Teachers, parents, and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children’s healthy development—all presented in a lively, full-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement activities geared to the Kinetic Scale. Downloadable digital content includes printable charts, games, and activities from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, parent handouts, and bonus activities. An ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and trainers.Introducing the Kinetic Scale unique framework encompassing all the elements of movement: reflexes, sensory tools (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, balance, and intuition), motor tools (power, coordination, and control), and language based on six stages of movement development from birth to age 7: snugglers, squigglers, stompers, scampers, scooters, and skedaddlers designed to foster a balanced diet of physical activity that helps each child move, grow, and learn on the child’s individual timetable