Technologies are revolutionizing the music business. This title provides a legal and business road map for success in today's music business by setting forth a summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video.
This comprehensive handbook introduces techniques and exercises for devising theatre as an ensemble. Its clear style makes it an ideal book for students new to devising, while its wide scope provides fresh ideas for more experienced actors.
COMEDY, TRAGEDY, THERAPY Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. From a complicated childhood in Essex to an Ayahuasca-led epiphany in the Amazon rainforest, this story will make you laugh, cry and then feel happier than you've ever been.
Investigates love in the age of technology. This book enlists some of the world's leading social scientists, conducted hundreds of interviews, analyzed the behavioural data, and researched dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to New York City.
The American musical has achieved and maintained relevance to more people in America than any other performance-based art. This history of the genre, intended for readers of all stripes, offers discussions of how American musicals, especially through their musical numbers, advance themes related to American national identity.
This text addresses the business skills that are essential to those involved in the performing arts. With increasing emphasis on freelance and small-scale work in the arts, this book provides an introduction to areas such as marketing, finance and fundraising.
This highly readable introduction to dance with older people combines key debates and issues in the field with practical guidance, as well as a resources section including numerous 'toolkit materials'. Diane Amans, leading practitioner in Community Dance, provides the ideal beginners' guide for students, practitioners and dance artists alike.
The theatre has always been a place where conceptions of race and racism have been staged, shared and perpetuated. Harvey Young introduces key ideas about race, before tracing its relationship with theatre and performance - from Ancient Athens to the present day.
This book illuminates the shift in approaches to the uses of theatre and performance technology in the past twenty-five years and develops an account of new media dramaturgy (NMD), an approach to theatre informed by what the technology itself seems to want to say.
Interweaving social and cultural context with close critical analysis of key dramatists' plays, leading scholars explore how these dramatists have created an enduring, transformative and diverse cultural presence.
This complete companion to the study of drama, theatre and performance studies is an essential reference point for students undertaking or preparing to undertake a course either at university or at drama school.
This comprehensive text is the first survey to explore the theory, history and practice of immersive theatre. Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, Josephine Machon shares her wealth of expertise in the field of contemporary performance, inviting the reader to immerse themselves within this abundantly illustrated text.
Across a series of twelve in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists, Dominic Johnson presents a new oral history of performance art.
Each interview is preceded by an overview of the artist's work, and the volume itself is introduced by a thoughtful critical essay on performance art and oral history.
This book guides readers in taking a play from page to stage with young people. Advice from professional theatre directors, including Richard Eyre and Indu Rubasingham is combined with practical games and exercises to help both experienced and first-time directors create a play with young actors.
Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge.
Each chapter explores a key aspect of theatre study, while an extensive timeline of theatre events gives a broad overview of its evolution.
Outlining different perspectives, this classic and field-defining text introduces 'dramaturgy' as a critical concept and a practical process in an accessible and engaging style. The revised edition includes a new introduction and afterword which provides insight into contemporary developments and future directions of scholarship.
This engaging text introduces the burgeoning and interdisciplinary field of cultural performance, offering ethnographic approaches to performance as well as looking at the aesthetics of experience and performance theory.
A stimulating analysis of acting as a psychophysical phenomenon and process across cultures and disciplines. Taking an 'enactive approach' to understanding acting as a process, the authors discuss psychophysical acting and performance within the Stanislavsky lineage, in dance and devised theatre practices, and in performance in India and Japan.
Ballet Body Narratives is an ethnographic exploration of the social world of classical ballet and the embodiment of young ballet dancers as they engage in "becoming a dancer" in ballet schooling in England. This book sheds new light on the distinctiveness of ballet culture in studies of the body.
A handbook for singers and choral directors. It contains physical and mental activities to tackle various aspects of vocal technique, including: posture, breathing, sound-making, velocity, virtuosity and flexibility, range, register and resonance, harmony and blend, body, mind and spirit.
This vital handbook for directors just starting out offers an overview of historic and current practice as well as key theories, professional advice, interviews with practitioners and a series of exercises to develop the director's own approach and practical skills.