Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545779960

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7034

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!



Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Graphix

ISBN: 9780545326988

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 233

View: 7642

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.



Author: Charlyn Wessels

Publisher: Oxford

ISBN: 9780194370974

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 3168

This series gives teachers, trainers, and trainee teachers practical guidance in key aspects of language teaching. Each book includes an introduction and up to 100 classroom ideas, materials, and techniques. The activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers all the information they need about appropriate level, time, preparation, materials, variations, and follow-up activities.

On Drama

Boundaries of Genre, Borders of Self


Author: Michael Goldman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472110117

Category: Drama

Page: 134

View: 3640

Shines new light on the power and complexity of drama


A Guide to the Study of Plays


Author: J. L. Styan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820444895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

View: 2387

This book introduces the elements of drama and the principles behind the reading and study of plays - classical and modern. It makes a special point of seeing drama as intended for acting and performance, and it therefore emphasizes the role of the spectator at a play and the sort of theatre for which drama was written. The performance approach to the study of plays finally clarifies the different kinds of drama (comedy, tragedy, melodrama, and farce) and identifies its forms (realism, stylization, and symbolism). The book draws on specific examples of drama, is rich in helpful charts and diagrams, and contains a comprehensive glossary. "Drama" will be a useful guide for students and general playgoers alike.

100+ Ideas for Drama


Author: Anna Scher,Charles Verrall

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435187996

Category: Child actors

Page: 130

View: 2510

"A wealth of lively and practical suggestions for all teachers, producers and anyone engaged in drama at any age. This is a book of ideas based on work at the famous Anna Scher Children's Theatre in London, which can be adapted and developed for any situation" -- Back cover.

Drama as Therapy

Theatre as Living


Author: Phil Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415099707

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

View: 1947

Drama as Therapydescribes and defines dramatherapy, providing in one volume a definition of the core processes at work in dramatherapy, a clear description of how to structure sessions, a thorough review of techniques and a wide range of examples from clinical practice. At the heart of the book is a definition of the nine core processes which define how and why dramatherapy can offer the opportunity for change. Also included are step-by-step breakdowns of the ways of working with a broad range of clients. Dramatherapy's approach to role, play, mask, ritual, performance and script are all described. The book includes extensive historical material from the 1920s to the present day, covering work in the US, the UK, Russia and the Netherlands. It challenges previous accounts of dramatherapy's history with details of Evreinov's Theatrotherapy, Iljine's work in Russia and interviews with innovators in the field, including Peter Slade, Sue Jennings and Marion Lindquvist.

A Selective Guide to Chinese Literature 1900-1949

The Drama


Author: Nils Göran David Malmqvist,European Science Foundation

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004090989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

View: 1195

The aim of the Selective Guide is to facilitate the first stage of research for those interested in Chinese literature between 1900 and 1949. It provides the reader with basic information on more than 300 words by Chinese writers. The contributions are based on independent research of sinologists from numerous countries. The guide consists of four volumes, which deal with the novel, the short story, the poem, and the drama (the current volume) respectively. Each volume contains an introduction which surveys the development of the particular genre and its characteristics in the period covered. All entries contain bibliographical information, summary of content and appraisal of the work as well as references to secondary sources and translations.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division

ISBN: 9780023556012

Category: Drama

Page: 1469

View: 5591

An anthology of twenty-nine theatrical works, with critical commentary.

Drama with Children


Author: Sarah Phillips

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194372206

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 151

View: 8252

This book introduces drama activities to children, including role play, mime, chants, puppets and short plays.

Roman Historical Drama

The Octavia in Antiquity and Beyond


Author: Patrick Kragelund

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198718292

Category: Latin drama (Tragedy)

Page: 496

View: 4192

Roman Historical Drama is the first comprehensive interpretation of ancient historical drama in relation to the Octavia, revealing how the play mirrors the genre's traditions by mixing formats and stock characters from traditional tragedy with elements drawn from new developments of the Hellenistic and Roman stage.

Drama and Traditional Story for the Early Years


Author: Nigel Toye,Francis Prendiville

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415195362

Category: Education

Page: 257

View: 9122

This is a book that looks at how drama has its basis in solid practice in the early years. It provides tried and tested example dramas based on traditional stories, showing clearly how they are structured. The traditional stories used include Little Bo Peep,Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Humpty Dumpty, The Pied Piper, The Billy Goats Gruff and Hansel and Gretel.


Pilot Episode


Author: Karen Hines

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1552452565

Category: Drama

Page: 111

View: 6694

"Ingenious, acidic comedy." —The Globe and Mail on The Pochsy Plays Penelope Douglas is an ex–forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a western boomtown grown three sizes too crazy. But then a television writer offs himself in her sleek bathroom and her oil-wife friend pronounces Penelope her baby's godmother. Will she be able to find heart in this wild and soulless landscape? Will she have to smudge her lipstick to "cowboy up"? Drama, a new play by the master of edgy dark humor, has all the answers. Karen Hines is the author of Hello . . . Hello (A Romantic Satire) and The Pochsy Plays. A Second City alumna, Hines has appeared in numerous television and film productions and is the director of cult horror clowns Mump & Smoot.

Making Sense of Drama

A Guide to Classroom Practice


Author: Jonothan Neelands

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435186586

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 972

This book will give teachers from all subject areas the confidence to explore the possibilities of drama in the classroom.

The Theory and Analysis of Drama


Author: Manfred Pfister

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

View: 1670

Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed interpretations of sample texts.

Drama and Religion


Author: James Redmond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052122182X

Category: Drama

Page: 319

View: 9370

Themes in Drama is a journal which brings together articles and review about the dramatic and theatrical activity of a wide range of cultures and periods. The articles offer original contributions to their own specialised fields, but are presented in such a way that their significance may be readily appreciated by non-specialists. The review section is especially important since reviewers have more than usual scope to give critical accounts of drama in performance and to discuss the most significant contributions to dramatic scholarship and criticism.

Drama High

The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater


Author: Michael Sokolove

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594632804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 7847

Describes the astounding success of the theater program at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, under the direction of gifted teacher Lou Volpe.

Play, Drama & Thought

The Intellectual Background to Dramatic Education


Author: Richard Courtney

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780889242135

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

View: 6659

Richard Courtney has extensively revised and updated his most famous work, Play, Drama & Thought, the definitive text on the intellectual and theoretical background to drama and the relevance of drama in education.