Three New Plays for Young Actors

They weave a web of fantasy and drama in which they seek refuge from the problems they face in reality. When these two worlds collide, each of the kids must face the challenge of dealing with truth while keeping hope alive."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Kerry Muir

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: UOM:39015053475623

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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"Befriending Bertha centers on three children - a boy who can't stop talking, a girl who can barely speak and another girl who claims to drive her own Cadillac - drawn into an unlikely bond. They weave a web of fantasy and drama in which they seek refuge from the problems they face in reality. When these two worlds collide, each of the kids must face the challenge of dealing with truth while keeping hope alive."--BOOK JACKET.

Song of the Shirt

A group of struggling seamstresses overcome the sweating crisis of 1889 to establish the first women's union in N.Z.; a classroom project on famous New Zealanders challenges conventional views of history; and an ordinary Saturday night in ...

Author: Paula Boock

Publisher: Longacre Press

ISBN: 0868681342

Category: New Zealand drama

Page: 116

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A group of struggling seamstresses overcome the sweating crisis of 1889 to establish the first women's union in N.Z.; a classroom project on famous New Zealanders challenges conventional views of history; and an ordinary Saturday night in an ordinary New Zealand home provides the setting for a contemporary rock musical with Shakespearean references. Each play is complemented with work exercises, topics for debate and ideas for further research. Suggested level: senior secondary.

The Naked Truth

... MTC called An Evening of Stimulation: Three new Australian one-act plays with members of his Saturday Morning Club, a group of dedicated young actors.

Author: Graeme Blundell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733626906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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THE NAKED TRUTH is Graeme Blundell's personal insight into the early years of truly indepedent local theatre, the wild film industry of the seventies, the controversial rise of Australian television, and his role in each of them.

A Kabuki Reader

New kabuki groups stage existing kabuki scripts or adaptations , but they do so ... Three new kabuki companies focus on bringing the actors ' energy to the ...

Author: Samuel L. Leiter

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765607042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 430

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Established experts on Kabuki as well as younger scholars provide a comprehensive survey of the history of Kabuki; how it is written, produced, staged, and performed; its place in world theater; and a translation of one play.

Producers Choice Six Plays for Young Performers

The play has a cast of six young people, seven adults and three children. We cast the play with actors that matched the age of the roles, and staged it in ...

Author: Megan Barker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408144886

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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Producers' Choice: Six Plays for Young Performers showcases some of the best plays for young people produced by the UK's leading theatre companies. The plays are ideal for young performers aged 13-25 and offer a diverse range of challenges, styles and subjects. The volume will prove essential for teachers and students of Drama and for youth drama groups. The plays include modern reworkings of classics, such as Simon Reade's witty and brilliantly inventive adaptation of Lewis Carroll's much-loved fantasy, and DJ Britton's version of Sophocles' Theban plays, the tragic Oedipus/Antigone. Contemporary teenage issues are dealt with in Megan Barker's beautiful and uplifting Promise and Sarah May's The Butterfly Club. Simon Stephens' hit-play Punk Rock set in a grammar school explores dislocation and aggression among sixth form pupils; James Graham's Tory Boyz is a fast-paced, political comedy about prejudice and ambition in Westminster. Each play features production notes and the volume is introduced by Paul Roseby, Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre. For schools, youth theatre groups and drama colleges this anthology of thematically and stylistically diverse plays will prove an invaluable resource.

Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors

Man 3 Fruit! What we need is meat, I'm sick of your fruit. Man 2 Sick of wild grain. Eurylochus It's quite a lot of barley. Man 5 Don't you ache for meat, ...

Author: Fin Kennedy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408149928

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors is an anthology of work written for actors aged 11-25. Ideal for youth theatre groups, schools and amateur dramatic companies, it contains a diverse selection of plays suited to large casts and ensemble performance. Varying in style and subject matter, the plays offer performers, directors and designers a range of exciting challenges: from recreating the mythological world of The Odyssey to a dramatisation of two hundred years of slavery that will take the audience on a journey from eighteenth century Africa to 1990s London in Sweetpeter. Contemporary urban living is confronted in plays ranging from the starkly realistic to the playful, lyrical and surrealistic. From the innocent and imaginative world of a school playground to issues of racism, peer pressure, crime and communication in a mobile phone obsessed culture, this is a wide-ranging anthology that will enrich the repertoire of youth theatre groups and the curriculum in schools. The volume is introduced by Paul Roseby, artistic director of the National Youth Theatre.

New Plays from A C T s Young Conservatory

Although the Young Conservatory actors play most roles in this program , guest ... thus far three new works ) , the New Plays Program has commissioned plays ...

Author: Craig Slaight

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015057576533

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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Presents a collection of monologues and scenes for young actors to perform.

Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16

founder and Artistic Director of the Foco Novo Theatre Company. He also directed a new play, Kit's Play, commissioned from Howard Brenton for the Royal ...

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408141090

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Finding good, interesting audition pieces is a demanding and difficult process. This revised edition contains over 40 speeches and includes a wide selection of pieces taken from plays written or produced recently, such as Nathan the Wise, All the Ordinary Angels, The Woman Before (first performed at the Royal Court in 2005), Oleanna, (David Mamet), Pygmalion and New Boy. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages, taken from both classical and modern plays, to suit all audition requirements. There is also an introductory section containing advice from directors and casting directors on how to audition successfully, advice on attending drama schools and how to audition successfully.

The Director as Collaborator

New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1998. —————. ... Bash: Three Plays. New York: Overlook ... Lepidus, D. L. 2006: The Best 10-Minute Plays for 2 Actors.

Author: Robert Knopf

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317326571

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theater productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors, designers, stage managers, and technical staff. Leadership does not preclude collaboration; in theater, these concepts can and should be complementary. Students will develop their abilities by directing short scenes and plays and by participating in group exercises. New to the second edition: updated interviews, exercises, forms, and appendices new chapter on technology including digital research, previsualization and drafting programs, and web-sharing sites new chapter on devised and ensemble-based works new chapter on immersive theater, including material and exercises on environmental staging and audience–performer interaction

Jack Lord

On October , , Billboard announced the cast for a new play bound for Broadway in December. The production would include three promising new ...

Author: Sylvia D. Lynch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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Before his rise to superstardom portraying Detective Steve McGarrett on the long-running police drama Hawaii Five-O, Jack Lord was already a dedicated and versatile actor on Broadway, in film and on television. His range of roles included a Virginia gentleman planter in Colonial Williamsburg (The Story of a Patriot), CIA agent Felix Leiter in the first James Bond movie (Dr. No) and the title character in the cult classic rodeo TV series Stoney Burke. Lord's career culminated in twelve seasons on Hawaii Five-O, where his creative control of the series left an indelible mark on every aspect of its production. This book, the first to draw on Lord's massive personal archive, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the life and work of a TV legend.


... three new dresses and a new play . youth , and thenceforth act up to its ... betrays the absence of the real acting spirit — the spirit which not with ...



ISBN: OXFORD:555081273



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Triptych Three Plays for Young People

These works have toured Britain and been re-staged in Portugal and Singapore.

Author: Fiona Graham

Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.

ISBN: 9781912430246

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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The Portuguese visual artist Paula Rego has inspired this trilogy of plays. Her paintings Crivelli’s Garden, The Prey and Breaking China became the catalyst for writing by theatre maker Fiona Graham. Commissioned by Theatre Centre and Komedia, these three new plays were developed for specific audiences through a series of artist/audience residencies and collaborations. These works have toured Britain and been re-staged in Portugal and Singapore. Crivellis’s Garden was created for a 16+ audience and explores rites of passage as two young women decide whether they should stay or leave their fishing village to go to university in Portugal. Between Friends is for 7 -11 year olds and examines the politics of friendship between three young people when they are shipwrecked and abandoned in a lighthouse. Breaking China is for 4-8 year olds and shows the importance of creative play and storytelling when making sense of change and adversity. About the author DR FIONA GRAHAM Fiona teaches dramaturgy at Goldsmiths University. Previously she spent over a decade in New Zealand writing and teaching at Auckland University. Her plays include: Passage (The Herald Theatre, Auckland 2010), Breaking China (Theatre Centre, 2002 and Singapore’s International Festival, 2004) and Legacy (for Massive Theatre Company, 1998). Most recently she worked as dramaturge with Otago University and Talking House Theatre Company on Be/Longing and Hush, with Red Leap Theatre Company on Paper Sky and Sea, with playwright Mei-Lin Hansen on The Mooncake And The Kumara, with Winning Productions on I Wanna Be -- Ponsonby and Carol Brown on 1000 Lovers and the Pah Collective. Her book Catalyst For Change: The Interventions of the Dramaturge was published in New Zealand in 2017. Reviews: ‘Graham’s poetically eloquent script flows like molten silver and should give students, teachers and other theatregoers much to think about’ (on Crivelli’s Garden) – The Stage ‘A prime example of how an excellent script innovatively directed and beautifully performed can be applied to a wide age range. This joyful production provides much food for thought.’ (on Breaking China) – The Stage

Russia s Theatrical Past

Increasing the numbers of plays meant enhancing the ranks of performers. ... group of twenty-six young actors consistently described as “meshchanskie deti” ...

Author: Claudia R. Jensen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253056375

Category: Music

Page: 316

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In the 17th century, only Moscow's elite had access to the magical, vibrant world of the theater. In Russia's Theatrical Past, Claudia Jensen, Ingrid Maier, Stepan Shamin, and Daniel C. Waugh mine Russian and Western archival sources to document the history of these productions as they developed at the court of the Russian tsar. Using such sources as European newspapers, diplomats' reports, foreign travel accounts, witness accounts, and payment records, they also uncover unique aspects of local culture and politics of the time. Focusing on Northern European theatrical traditions, the authors explore the concept of intertheater, which describes transmissions between performing traditions, and reveal how the Muscovite court's interest in theater and other musical entertainment was strongly influenced by diplomatic contacts. Russia's Theatrical Past, made possible by an international research collaborative, offers fresh insight into how and why Russians went to such great efforts to rapidly develop court theater in the 17th century.

New York Magazine

Tues thru Sat at 8; Sun at 3 & 7:30. Promenade, Bdway at 76th (799-7690). Crimes Against Nature-New play in which nine gay male performers each relates his ...





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Young Actor s Book of Improvisation

Large - Cast Plays : Twenty - Seven One - Act Plays for Young Actors . ... The True Story of the Three Little Pigs . New York : Viking Kestrel . 1991.

Author: Sandra Caruso

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: PSU:000032862904

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 175

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A sourcebook of techniques designed to develop improvisional skills in young actors.

Handbook of Russian Literature

But Tretyakov's next script for the Meyerhold Theater , I Want a Child ( 1927 ) ... of the 1920s it became increasingly difficult to find suitable new plays .

Author: Victor Terras

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300048688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 558

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Profiles the careers of Russian authors, scholars, and critics and discusses the history of the Russian treatment of literary genres such as drama, fiction, and essays

Doctor Doctor Nobody Cares Just Like Romeo and Juliet Sorta

Lew Holton is an award-winning playwright, a retired teacher, an actor, a director, and a musician.

Author: Lew Holton


ISBN: 9798546321741


Page: 56

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Lew Holton is an award-winning playwright, a retired teacher, an actor, a director, and a musician. His plays--including Hand Jive, The Rapid Decline of Billy Ray Bouton, Gauguin Painting Paradise, and The Early Miracle, among others--have appeared on stages in New York and throughout the wider theatre world. His plays have been published by Palmetto Play Service, Dramatics magazine, Southern Theatre magazine, and Playscripts, Inc. His play Portal won the SETC 2004 Charles M. Getchell New Play Award. His plays--Reese and Babe (the one about the clown and the chimpanzee) and Beer and Hypotheticals--have become play competition and festival standards. These three plays join Three Absurdly Easy Pieces as the latest additions to his short plays that take young actors to new places they have never been and that challenge both actors and directors to discover that their craft is perhaps best mastered via small victories on stage. He is also the author of The Community Theatre Actors' Bible: 10 Secrets to Better Acting for Untrained Actors. Mr. Holton is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

New Drama in Russian

On the one hand, there has been a new focus on reexamining the traumas of the ... to express support for the Khachaturian sisters – three young women who ...

Author: J.A.E. Curtis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350142473

Category: History

Page: 296

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How and why does the stage, and those who perform upon it, play such a significant role in the social makeup of modern Russia, Ukraine and Belarus? In New Drama in Russian, Julie Curtis brings together an international team of leading scholars and practitioners to tackle this complex question. New Drama, which draws heavily on techniques of documentary and verbatim writing, is a key means of protest in the Russian-speaking world; since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, theatres, dramatists, and critics have collaborated in using the genre as a lens through which to explore a wide range of topics from human rights and state oppression to sexuality and racism. Yet surprisingly little has been written on this important theatrical movement. New Drama in Russian rectifies this. Through providing analytical surveys of this outspoken transnational genre alongside case-studies of plays and interviews with playwrights, this volume sheds much-needed light on the key issues of performance, politics, and protest in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Meticulously researched and elegantly argued, this book will be of immense value to scholars of Russian cultural history and post-Soviet literary studies.

Crazy Horse

... won first prize at the Nantucket Short Play Festival and was published by Limelight Editions in the anthology Three New Plays for Young Actors .



ISBN: MINN:31951P00947617O

Category: American poetry


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Music Drama

MODJESKA has been acting in London for the benefit of the between two fires . If he remains in New York the draft upon his Popular Music Company of England ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044043848514

Category: Music


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