Practical Drama
The Secrets of Theatre Arts Revealed

By David Chadderton
In-Focus Series
May 2006
Studymates LTD
ISBN: 1842850822
160 Pages, Illustrated, 5 ¼” x 8 ½”
$29.50 Paper Original

Fully revised and updated, and with new illustrations, this new edition of "Practical Drama and Theatre Arts" aims to contain in one volume advice on all aspects of the theory and practice of creating theatre - from lighting and set design to the role of the director to writing scripts. It is designed to be used as a set text for all students taking drama or performing arts courses, and also for drama groups (adults and children).

The author is an experienced teacher and practitioner in drama, who has contributed to BBC Radio 3's "Night Waves", it is an ideal starting point for students, at school, college or in the wider community, wanting to gain the skills to succeed as performers, writers, directors, designers or technicians. Chapters included are: What is theatre? Improvisation; Planning for sound; Designing sets; Using lighting; Analyzing performance; Creating a successful production; Websites; and further reading.

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