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The Drama Handbook By John Lennard (University of Notre Dame)

The Drama Handbook
by John Lennard (University of Notre Dame)

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A compact, wide-ranging, and accessible guide to reading plays, The Drama Handbook stresses the importance of understanding performance conventions and production processes through history, and offers clearly defined and presented critical vocabularies.
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The Drama Handbook Summary


The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays by John Lennard (University of Notre Dame)

This book is a compact guide to reading plays, and to the art and techniques of drama. Ranging from classical Greece to modern Drama and performance, but with particular emphasis on the playwrights (including Shakespeare) who are most widely taught and performed, the Handbook covers the whole range of literary, aesthetic, and political questions attending drama, from theatre designs and acting styles to audience composition and editing printed texts. Looking closely at both text and performance, successive sections give clear and detailed information about the conventions of playtexts, the histories of genre, performance spaces, and theatre personnel, as well as current theatre practices. Each chapter also provides an appropriate technical and critical vocabulary, conveniently gathered in a full, indexed glossary. A final section, dealing with drama essays and exams, includes sample student essays, and the bibliography includes targeted further reading as well as extensive guides to playwrights in print and plays on film. Lucid, practical, and thorough, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone who reads plays.

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The Drama Handbook Reviews


Could be read with profit and pleasure by any theatregoer. * Steven Poole, The Guardian *
A good basic introduction for first year students to problems of reading plays as performance texts, i.e. reading theatrically. * Professor R. A. Cave, Royal Holloway *

About John Lennard (University of Notre Dame)


John Lennard teaches at the Universities of Cambridge and Notre Dame, and for the British American Drama Academy in London. He is the author of 'But I Digress' (1991), the best-selling 'The Poetry Handbook' (1996), and an on-line guide, 'Reading Contemporary Poetry' (2001). Mary Luckhurst is Lecturer in Modern Drama at the University of York. She is an award-winning playwright, and has worked as a director. She has edited 'The Creative Writing Handbook', 'On Directing' (2001), and 'On Acting' (forthcoming 2002) for Faber and Faber.

Table of Contents


I. PERFORMANCE, NOTATION, TEXT; II. READING STRUCTURES; III. DEFINING ARCHITECTURES; IV. PERSONNEL IN PROCESS; V. THEATRE TODAY; VI. EXAM CONDITIONS; GLOSSARY; INDEX OF PERSONS; INDEX OF PLAYS; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING

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GOR001653612
The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays by John Lennard (University of Notre Dame)
John Lennard (University of Notre Dame)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-01-31
430
0198700709
9780198700708
N/A
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