Springboards Australian Drama 2

Springboards Australian Drama 2
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Author/s
Gadaloff
ISBN13 9780701633417
Pub date July 1998
Pages 216
RRP $69.95
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Springboards: Australian Drama 2, provides specialist Drama and generalist English teachers with a blend of theory and practice for their secondary school Drama, Theatre and English courses. It gives students from middle to senior secondary the opportunity to develop skills in drama from a number of key perspectives.

Features

  • 'The student as director' outlines a practical approach through the use of the elements of drama.
  • 'The student as dramaturg' delineates a theatrical approach to the analysis of text in preparation for production through research questions and relevant examples
  • 'The student as critic' provides questions that form a frame of reference to guide student analysis and appreciation of all elements of a production
  • Workshop activities for individuals and groups cover the key dimensions of Forming, Presenting and Responding
  • Excerpts from 21 contemporary Australian plays, with a range of themes and styles, have been chosen for their relevance and suitability for the classroom
  • Interviews with practitioners such as David Williamson and Robyn Nevin provide industry links
  • Review and analysis of contemporary Australian drama lends to real-world focus
  • The practical, student-friendly approach allows students to apply theory to practice
  • A glossary explains key terms and unfamiliar concepts

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements

SECTION 1: THE STUDENT AS DIRECTOR

Chapter 1: The director's role
Chapter 2: Style, structure, shape and rhythm
Chapter 3: The director's use of the elements of drama
Chapter 4: The director's use of the elements of design
Chapter 5: From playwright to director - in practice
Chapter 6: Guidelines for planning and directing

SECTION 2: THE STUDENT AS DRAMATURG

Chapter 7: The functions of the dramaturg

SECTION 3: THE STUDENT AS CRITIC

Chapter 8: Dramatic criticism

SECTION 4: KEY SCENES FROM SIGNIFICANT AUSTRALIAN PLAYS

Appendix: United Nations International Years
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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