A Beginner's Guide to Devising Theatre

Methuen Drama (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 19. September 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 296 Seiten
978-1-350-02594-3 (ISBN)
Much of the theatre we make starts with a script and a story given to us by someone else. But what happens when we're required to start from scratch? How do we begin to make theatre using our own ideas, our own perspective, our own stories?

A Beginner's Guide to Devising Theatre, written by the artistic directors of the award-winning young people's performance company Junction 25 and is aimed at those new to devising or wanting to further develop their skills. It explores creative ways to create original theatre from a contemporary stimulus.

It offers a structure within which to approach the creative process, including ideas on finding a starting point, generating material, composition and design; it offers practical ideas for use in rehearsal; and it presents grounding in terminology that will support a confident and informed approach to production.

The book features contributions from some of the young performers who have been a part of Junction 25's work to date, as well as key artists and companies that work professionally in devised theatre, including case studies from Quarantine, the Team, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Nic Green and Ontroerend Goed. The work of Junction 25 is used to illustrate the concepts and ideas set out in the book.

Ideal for any student faced with the challenge of creating work from scratch, A Beginner's Guide to Devising Theatre offers constructive guidance, which supports the requirements of students taking Drama and Theatre Studies courses. The book includes a foreword by theatre critic Lyn Gardner.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 157 mm
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  • Breite: 233 mm
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  • Dicke: 28 mm
  • 454 gr
978-1-350-02594-3 (9781350025943)
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Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore are Co-Artistic Directors of Junction 25.

Junction 25 is an award-winning performance company made up of young people aged between 11 and 18, based at the Tramway, Glasgow. Over the past fifteen years, Junction 25 have presented their work at festivals and venues across the UK and Europe. In 2015, they were awarded the prestigious CATS Whiskers award for an outstanding achievement in pioneering and high-quality work by young people.
List of Illustrations

Foreword by Lyn Gardner

Part One: An Introduction to devising theatre with young people
An Introduction to Junction 25
Who is this book for?
Why devise theatre?
Beginning to collaborate

Part Two: Devising theatre in seven stages
An overview
Stage 1: Building the group dynamic
Stage 2: Selecting an inquiry question
Stage 3: Finding the frame
Stage 4: Making original material for performance
* Writing text
* Movement and choreography
* Performance images
* Action
* Music
Stage 5: Structure and composition
Stage 6: Reflection
Stage 7: Production: Sharing your work with an audience

Part Three: Five interviews and one running order
Interviews with companies that devise theatre; an introduction
Interview about the process of devising All the Sex I've Ever Had by Mammalian Diving Reflex with Artistic Director Darren O'Donnell
Interview about the process of devising Wallflower by Quarantine with Artistic Director Richard Gregory
Interview about the process of devising Mission Drift by the TEAM
with Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin
Interview about the process of devising GBPYEURO$ (LIES) by Ontroerend Goed with Artistic Director Alexander Devriendt
Interview about the process of devising Trilogy by Nic Green with Artist Nic Green
An example of a running order - ANOESIS by Junction 25

List of Contributors
Not just one of the best things I've seen in Edinburgh this year, but one of the best pieces I've seen anywhere - tender, true and brutally honest * Lyn Gardner on Junction 25 * Junction 25 youth theatre company, steered by directors Tashi Gore and Jess Thorpe, have been hailed as one of the finest in the UK, and it's not difficult to see why * Scotsman on Junction 25 *

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