Head of Drama

The memoir of the creator of Doctor Who and a legend in British and Canadian TV and film A major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film Board in Canada, Sydney Newman ...

Author: Sydney Newman

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1773050532

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 592

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The memoir of the creator of Doctor Who and a legend in British and Canadian TV and film A major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film Board in Canada, Sydney Newman acted as head of drama at a key period in the history of television. For the first time, his comprehensive memoirs Ñ written in the years before his death in 1997 Ñ are being made public. Born to a poor Jewish family in the tenements of Queen Street in Toronto, NewmanÕs artistic talent got him a job at the NFB under John Grierson. He then became one of the first producers at CBC TV before heading overseas to the U.K. where he revitalized drama programming. Harold Pinter and Alun Owen were playwrights whom Newman nurtured, and their contemporary, socially conscious plays were successful, both artistically and commercially. At the BBC, overseeing a staff of 400, he developed a science fiction show that flourishes to this day: Doctor Who. Providing further context to NewmanÕs memoir is an in-depth biographical essay by Graeme Burk, which positions NewmanÕs legacy in the history of television, and an afterword by one of SydneyÕs daughters, Deirdre Newman.

The Modern Standard Drama

A Collection of the Most Popular Acting Plays, with Critical Remarks ... Epes
Sargent. Enter Burleigh , L. S. E. , goes slowly to the chair and sits . Sneer . Mr.
Puff ! Puff Hush ! vastly well , sir ! vastly well ! a most interesting gravity ! Dan .

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The Origin of the English Drama Supposes a comedy written in the Italian tongue by Ariosto Englished by George Gascoigne Satiro mastix or The untrussing of the humorous poet

A head and face , o'ergrown with shaggy dross , O , ' tis an orient pearl hid all in
moss ; But when the head's all naked , and uncrown'd , It is the world's globe ,
even , smooth , and round : Baldness is nature's butt , at which our life Shoots her
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Author: Thomas Hawkins

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Category: English drama

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Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama

When the funeral party returned, and began the usual lamentations for the dead,
pug stretched his night-capped head ... The priests assembled, and resolved to
exorcise Satan; but pug, noting their terror, flew on the chief of the bonzes, and bit
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Author: E. Cobham Brewer

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ISBN: 3752313633

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The Methuen Drama Anthology of Testimonial Plays

Showcasing challenging and provocative works of theatre, the collection also provides a clear insight into the workings of the genre through author interviews, introductions from the companies and performance images which illustrate the ...

Author: Tim Etchells

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140817653X

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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This diverse anthology features eight contemporary plays founded in testimonies from across the world. Showcasing challenging and provocative works of theatre, the collection also provides a clear insight into the workings of the genre through author interviews, introductions from the companies and performance images which illustrate the process of creating each piece. Bystander 9/11 by Meron Langsner is an impressionistic but wholly authentic response to the catastrophe as it unfolded and in the days following. Big Head by Denise Uyehara is an interrogation of current perceptions of "the enemy now" as seen through the lens of Japanese American internment during World War II. Urban Theatre Projects' The Fence is a tale of love, belonging and healing. It is a tender work that looks at the adult lives of five family and friends who spent their childhoods in orphanages, institutions and foster homes in Australia. Come Out Eli: Christmas 2002 in Hackney, London, saw the longest siege in British history. Using interviews collected at the time and further material gathered in the aftermath, Alecky Blythe's play explores the impact of the siege on the lives of individuals and the community. The Travels: members of Forced Entertainment undertook a series of journeys during one summer, each travelling alone to locations in the UK to complete tasks determined only partially in advance. This began a mapping process and the creation of a landscape of ideas, narratives and bad dreams. On the Record by Christine Bacon and Noah Birksted-Breen circumnavigates the globe to bring true stories from six independent journalists, all linked by their determination to shed light on the truth. Created by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz, Seven is based on personal interviews with seven women who have triumphed over huge obstacles to catalyse major changes in human rights in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala and Cambodia. Pajarito Nuevo la Lleva: The Sounds of the Coup by María José Contreras Lorenzini focuses upon sense memories of witnesses who were children at the time of the 1974 military coup in Chile.

Friedrich Schiller

Lesley Sharpe assesses Schiller's development as a dramatist, poet and thinker against the background of his life.

Author: Lesley Sharpe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521308175

Category: Drama

Page: 389

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Lesley Sharpe assesses Schiller's development as a dramatist, poet and thinker against the background of his life.

Hearings

John Chapman : Author and authority on drama ; drama critic , New York Daily
News ; former president , New York ... Walter Kerr : Drama critic , New York
Herald Tribune ; playwright , author , director ; former head of theater department
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Write to TV

Includes new interview material from 45 luminaries in the television industry, including Jay Leno, Mike Wallace, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, the writers for ''Desperate Housewives'', ''Grey's Anatomy'', and more!

Author: Martie Cook

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240808762

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 323

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Learn to craft smart, original scripts and teleplays for a variety of television formats, including comedy, animation, drama, movies of the week, pilots, reality television, TV news magazine, and children's programming. Using the tools the author provides: checklists, sample outlines and treatments for each format, sample script pages, war stories from writers and executives, and a sample query letter to introduce finished script pages to agents, you'll avoid common pitfalls and come across as an industry veteran. Benefit from the experience of pros: 45 luminaries contribute their experience and wisdom, including Jay Leno, Mike Wallace, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, writers for "Grey's Anaatomy," "Desperate Housewives," and more! With twenty-five years of industry experience as a television writer and producer, Martie Cook teaches you not only how to hone your craft but also how to break into the industry. Guiding you through the often confusing television hierarchy, Write to TV offers practical advice on important issues such as how to get an agent, how to write a query letter, how to network, even how to "do lunch". By learning how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and how to get your foot in the door and keep it there, this invaluable book will help you get that big idea out of your head, onto the page, and then to the top of the heap. Learn how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and break into the business through: * Examples: In addition to examples of common pitfalls, book includes sample outlines for various formats. * Industry wisdom: Benefit from the advice of an experienced writer. But you don't have to take her word for it--the book is filled with advice, stories, and examples from people currently working in the TV industry. * Practical advice: Business section offers practical advice on important issues like getting an agent, how to write a query letter, and how to network your way into a job.

Dead Head

In a freezing Dickensian London petty-crook Eddie Cass is paid handsomely to transport a hat-box from a council flat to a Regent's Park mansion.

Author: Howard Brenton

Publisher: Methuen

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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In a freezing Dickensian London petty-crook Eddie Cass is paid handsomely to transport a hat-box from a council flat to a Regent's Park mansion. Unable to make delivery he makes the mistake of opening the box and is plunged into a murder scandal reaching right to the highest echelons. Worse, he is pursued by a secret agent wearing scent who lets him loose, as a sporting gesture, with a thousand pounds and a bottle of Glenmorangie before hunting him down."--Back cover.

The Boar s Head Theatre Routledge Revivals

This book, which has been edited for publication by Stanley Wells, was to have been his major work on the subject.

Author: C. J. Sisson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 131749976X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 98

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The Boar’s Head Theatre, first published in 1972, provides an account of one of the Elizabethan inn-yard theatres. It is a reconstruction of considerable importance in our understanding of the performance conditions affecting Elizabethan drama, the mode of presentation and the nature of the audience. C. J. Sisson (1885-1966) was known especially for his research into Elizabethan court cases and the light they can throw on the literature and drama of the period. His discoveries included material on the Elizabethan inn-yard theatres which provides unquestionable evidence of great importance in relation to the evolution of the theatre in England. This book, which has been edited for publication by Stanley Wells, was to have been his major work on the subject. Historians of the theatre of this period will find this book indispensable, and those with a more general interest in the greatest age of English drama will be engrossed by the detailed and intimate glimpses of the theatre world which this story affords.

Head Case

Head/Case is a powerful drama about identity and a mind damaged almost beyond repair.How do you define yourself when you literally don't know who you are anymore? How do you begin to heal when you cannot fix your sense of self?

Author: Ron Hutchinson

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783194731

Category: Drama

Page: 94

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Somebody hit Tracy on the head with a brick. And something just as bad has happened to Julia. But how can you hang on to your identity when you don't know who you are anymore? Head/Case is a powerful drama about identity and a mind damaged almost beyond repair.How do you define yourself when you literally don't know who you are anymore? How do you begin to heal when you cannot fix your sense of self? And how much does nationality, culture and memory shape who you actually are? Produced at the Soho Theatre in January 2005.

The Drama Teacher s Survival Guide

"This is a terrific and instructive book, and an essential reminder of how inspiring and empowering a good drama teacher can be.

Author: Matthew Nichols

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350092711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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"This is a terrific and instructive book, and an essential reminder of how inspiring and empowering a good drama teacher can be. I hope it's read widely and that new generations of pupils and teachers benefit from its wisdom and its verve." Nick Hytner Drama teaching is at a critical juncture. With new qualifications in the market, changes in government approach to the arts in education and hundreds of thousands of students wanting to be part of the country's hugely successful performing arts industry, the pressures on drama teachers are enormous. Many don't have a specialist background in drama and theatre and end up taking on the role of drama teacher; others feel disconnected from current theatre practice because of the time-demands of teaching; plenty of drama teachers feel they could be serving their students better, if only they had the resources and the support. For all of those teachers, this book will come as welcome relief. The Drama Teacher's Survival Guide provides support, inspirational ideas and rock-solid guidance for secondary drama teachers. It outlines the fundamental principles of a creative drama curriculum, and looks at how teachers can facilitate this and deliver inspiring lessons to fulfill the potential of their learners. It addresses head-on the common and numerous challenges that drama teachers face, from having to design their own creative curriculum to understanding how students learn. The author's own advice and expertise is supplemented by case studies, thereby collating and offering up the best advice and experience available. Written by Matthew Nichols, drama teacher for 12 years, this book offers a range of strategies, case studies and methods that really work.

Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre

The book presents a series of new, exciting and practical units placed in the context of current ideas about classroom practice and presents a new model of how teachers can draw together the various methodologies of process drama and ...

Author: Martin Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415319080

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre is all about teaching drama in the modern classroom. The book presents a series of new, exciting and practical units placed in the context of current ideas about classroom practice and presents a new model of how teachers can draw together the various methodologies of process drama and theatre studies. By re-appraising the very different traditions and approaches to drama teaching in schools, it presents examples of integrated projects and lessons suitable for the widest range of teachers and learners.

HEAD OF PASSES TCG EDITION

" --Adam Feldman, Time Out New York "What Mr. McCraney, the extravagantly gifted author of The Brother/Sister Plays, is doing here is tearing down the warm and cozy house of feel-good African-American family portraits.

Author: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559365659

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A corrosive drama about a self-destructive family by the award-winning playwright of The Brother/Sister Plays.

The Monthly Musical Record

Peacock , the whimsical author of Head - drama ; that is , it was dramatic first and
musical afterlong Hall , says the libretto of an opera is merely the wards . The
music grew out of the story , heightened and “ peg to hang the notes upon , " and
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Household Words

We design to we wish to disclaim any grave imputation on make our readers
acquainted in the first place those who are concerned in ministering to the with a
few of our experiences under this head dramatic gratification of Mr. Whelks .
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Author: Charles Dickens

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

... political economy , or the philosophy kind of Drama is possible or practi . of
civic life , without which no one can cable . ... a chief Drama holds among the
various devoice in the direction of English Drama.partments of Art , and the
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Eclectic Magazine

... political economy , or the philosophy kind of Drama is possible or practi- of
civic life , without which no one can cable . ... be allowed to have a chief Drama
holds among the various devoice in the direction of English Drama . partments of
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Theatre Australia un limited

Theatre Australia (Un)limited tells a truly national story of the structures of post-war Australian theatre: its artists, companies, financial and policy underpinnings.

Author: Geoffrey Milne

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042009301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 444

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Theatre Australia (Un)limited tells a truly national story of the structures of post-war Australian theatre: its artists, companies, financial and policy underpinnings. It gives an inclusive analysis of three 'waves' of Australian theatrical activity after 1953, and the types of organisations which grew up to support and maintain them. Subsidy, repertoire patterns, finances and administration, theatre buildings, companies, festivals and notable productions of the commercial, mainstream and alternative Australian theatre are examined state by state, and changes to governmental policy analysed. Theatrical forms comprise not only spoken-word drama, but also music theatre, comedy, theatre-restaurant, circus, puppetry, community theatre in several forms and new mixed-media genres: physical theatre, circus, visual theatre and contemporary performance. Theatre Australia (Un)limited is the first comprehensive overview of the fortunes of Australian theatre as a national enterprise, providing the industrial analysis of the 'three waves' essential for the understanding of the New Wave and of contemporary drama.

Critical Themes in Drama

This book offers drama scholars, practitioners, researchers and teachers a critical exploration which is both hopeful and critical; acknowledging the complexities and potential pitfalls, while celebrating the opportunities for drama as a ...

Author: Kelly Freebody

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 100038179X

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Critical Themes in Drama is concerned with the relationship between drama and the current socio-political context. It builds on and contributes to ongoing scholarly conversations regarding the use, benefit, challenges and opportunities for drama and theatre as a social, cultural, educational and political act. The intention of this book is to canvas current theory and practice in drama, to provide an extended examination of how drama as a pro-social practice intersects with socio-cultural institutions, to link critical discourse and examine ways drama may contribute to a broader social justice agenda. Authors draw on a variety of theoretical tools from the fields of sociology, anthropology and cultural studies. This combines with an exploration of work from drama practitioners across a variety of countries and practices to provide a map of how the field is shaped and how we might understand drama praxis as a social, cultural and political force for change. This book offers drama scholars, practitioners, researchers and teachers a critical exploration which is both hopeful and critical; acknowledging the complexities and potential pitfalls, while celebrating the opportunities for drama as a practice for social action and positive change.