Practical Drama: The Secrets of Theatre Arts revealed
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 210 x 130 x 10 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
If you want to work in the theatre, this book shows you how. From acting to behind the scenes work, it explains the working of the theatre and means you look and feel like a theatre professional and avoid making novice errors. Fully revised and updated, and with new illustrations, this new edition of “Practical Drama and Theatre Arts” aims to contain in one volume advice on all aspects of the theory and practice of creating theatre – from lighting and set design to the role of the director to writing scripts. It is designed to be used as a set text for all students taking drama or performing arts courses, and also for drama groups (adults and children). The author is an experienced teacher and practitioner in drama, who has contributed to BBC Radio 3’s “Night Waves”, it is an ideal starting point for students, at school, college or in the wider community, wanting to gain the skills to succeed as performers, writers, directors, designers or technicians. Chapters included are: What is theatre? Improvisation; Planning for sound; Designing sets; Using lighting; Analysing performance; Creating a successful production; Websites; and, further reading.
This is a great, easy and friendly read. As a professional Actor I find David Chaddertons book a Brilliant study aid that you can keep as a constent reference, for beginners or like myself; to re-energise those skills needed to succeed in the Industry.