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Plays for Physical Theatre

By | Copyright Year:2006 | ISBN-13: 9780170127509

Published:26/07/2005
Plays for Physical Theatre is made up of 3 plays: New Zealand Lamb, After Kafka and Speed of Light.

The plays are suitable for young adult performers and audiences. They were written to appeal to a broad spectrum of age groups but will be particularly appropriate for Years 10, 11 and 12 students, as well as those studying theatre at tertiary level.

Each play is accompanied by extensive production notes that provide study suggestions and ideas to stimulate the rehearsal process.

The notes in Plays for Physical Theatre provide advice and information on the following topics:

How the plays were written
Understanding the plays' themes and metaphors
Approaches to characterisation
Ideas for staging
Use of theatre space
Keeping the rehearsal process alive
Building the audience-performer relationship.
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CONTENTS

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Prefatory note

New Zealand Lamb
Writing the play
Producing the play
Getting started
Characterisation
Staging the play
Style
Key points
Script

After Kafka
Writing the play
Producing the play
Getting started
Characterisation
Staging the play
Style of performance
Key points
Script

Speed of Light
Writing the play
Producing the play
Getting started
Characterisation
Staging the play
Style
Key points
Script

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Angie Farrow is a senior lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand, specialising in Drama and Creative Processes. She has written numerous plays for theatre and radio in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Angie has a keen interest in drama pedagogy and is the recipient of two university teaching awards.

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