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Author Chemers, Michael M

Title Ghost light : an introductory handbook for dramaturgy / Michael Mark Chemers

Publ Info Carbondale [Ill.] : Southern Illinois University Press, [2010]
2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  PN2053 .C428 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PN2053 .C428 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Theater in the Americas
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Philosophy. What the #$%@ is a dramaturg? Asking questions -- What kind of person becomes a dramaturg? -- Forking paths and ghost lights -- Historicizing dramaturgy -- Origins -- Dramaturgy in history -- Exercises -- Power plays -- Drama as dialectic -- Theory capsules -- Exercises -- Analysis. The twelve-step program for script analysts -- The steps -- Exercises -- Form follows function -- Comedy -- Ovidian (episodic) -- Diffused crisis -- Exercises -- Why this play now? doing preliminary research (and a web warning!) -- Writing a production history -- Writing a performance review -- Exercises -- Practice -- New plays -- Working with playwrights: forging an alliance -- Maintaining boundaries -- Devised theatre -- Documentary theatre -- Adaptation -- Exercises -- The company -- Working with the artistic director -- Mission statements -- Representation in rehearsal -- Season selection -- Creating a dossier -- Working with the director -- Working with designers -- Working with actors -- Sidebar: rehearsal etiquette and protocols -- Table work -- Exercises -- Audiences -- The front line -- Publicity -- Education -- Program notes -- Lobby displays -- Preshows and postshow talkbacks -- Blogs -- Exercises
LC subject Theater -- Production and direction
Drama -- Technique
ISBN 9780809329526 (alk. paper)
0809329522 (alk. paper)