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Hamilton: The Revolution

ISBN-10: 1455539740
ISBN-13: 9781455539741
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Author(s): Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Publication Date: 2016-04-12

A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel...Read More

A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.

Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.

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Introduction to Theatre Arts Teacher's Guide: A 36-Week Action Handbook

ISBN-10: 1566080916
ISBN-13: 9781566080910
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
Author(s): Suzi Zimmerman
Publication Date: 2004-02-01

Instructors will have the advantage of having the entire student handbook in their teacher's guide plus much more! Besides Notes to the Teacher for each of the ten sections listed below, there's almost a hundred extra pages just for the teacher, including teaching tools, evaluation tools, and...Read More

Instructors will have the advantage of having the entire student handbook in their teacher's guide plus much more! Besides Notes to the Teacher for each of the ten sections listed below, there's almost a hundred extra pages just for the teacher, including teaching tools, evaluation tools, and production tools. These pages are loaded with reproducible handouts and forms. Most importantly, an entire section is dedicated to reproducible tests and major projects. A student-friendly, teacher-friendly workbook with study units for a full year of classroom drama activities. The entire spectrum of theatre is covered in ten sections: 1. Getting Started, 2. Evaluation, 3. Scene Work, 4. Acting, 5. Characterization, 6. Publicity and Other Production Business, 7. Play Production, 8. Theatre History, 9. Games and Improvisation, 10. Planning for the Future.

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Drama

ISBN-10: 0545326990
ISBN-13: 9780545326995
Publisher: Graphix
Author(s): Raina Telgemeier
Publication Date: 2012-09-01

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set...Read More

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!
 

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter)

ISBN-10: 1338263897
ISBN-13: 9781338263893
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Author(s): J.K. Rowling, J. K. Rowling
Publication Date: 2018-11-16

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise...Read More

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

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Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama (Published in Association with the Jewish Museum, New York)

ISBN-10: 0300109199
ISBN-13: 9780300109191
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author(s): The Jewish Museum, Carol Ockman, Kenneth E. Silver
Publication Date: 2005-12-02

Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923) was an extraordinary performer, so much so that her name became synonymous with acting. Yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater―she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a...Read More

Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923) was an extraordinary performer, so much so that her name became synonymous with acting. Yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater―she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a trendsetting avatar of style. This fascinating book examines the many sides and talents of Bernhardt, from her beginnings at the Comédie Française through her international stardom. Wonderfully illustrated, the book features an unprecedented collection of images relating to Bernhardt’s life, including paintings, posters, photographs, costumes, jewelry, stage designs, self-portraits, and sculptures.

Bernhardt orchestrated a brilliant sixty-year career as an actress and entrepreneur, becoming a revered patriotic figure in her native France and a beloved star in America, where she undertook nine successful tours. Along the way she sat for the most fashionable artists of her time, became the most photographed woman in the world, and attached her name to everything from hair curlers to liqueurs. This book brings the incredible Sarah Bernhardt to life for contemporary readers and highlights her historical significance and integral place in modern culture.

Featured illustrations include:

• Art Nouveau posters by Alphonse Mucha depicting Bernhardt in her most famous roles

• Designer costumes, tunics, tiaras, and jewelry

• A human skull, a gift from Victor Hugo

• Portraits of the actress by Jean Cocteau, Félix Nadar, Andy Warhol, and others


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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
Author(s): J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Publication Date: 2017-07-25

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age...Read More

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


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All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire®

ISBN-10: 9780451498144
ISBN-13: 9780451498144
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Author(s): Jonathan Abrams
Publication Date: 2018-02-13

The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation

Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it...Read More

The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation

Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century.

But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy.

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Theatre Games for Young Performers: Improvisations and Exercises for Developing Acting Skills (Contemporary Drama)

ISBN-10: 9780916260316
ISBN-13: 9780916260316
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
Author(s): Maria C. Novelly
Publication Date: 1985-06-01

Both beginning actors and their teachers will welcome this delightfully fresh book. It tells the how, when, what, and why of theatre games for young performers. The basics of pantomime, improvisation, voice control, monologues and dialogues presented in game formats with exercises and work sheets....Read More

Both beginning actors and their teachers will welcome this delightfully fresh book. It tells the how, when, what, and why of theatre games for young performers. The basics of pantomime, improvisation, voice control, monologues and dialogues presented in game formats with exercises and work sheets. This exceptional text is a classic, and a must for any theatre library or drama classroom.

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Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens: 60 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for Young Actors

ISBN-10: 9780998151304
ISBN-13: 9780998151304
Publisher: Ben Rose Creative Arts New York-New Orleans
Author(s): Mike Kimmel
Publication Date: 2017-02-14

This new book from the author of Scenes for Teens is a collection of 60 original comedy and drama scripts for younger actors. The dialogues feature clean language and family-friendly, real-life scenarios. They are ideal for teaching, rehearsing, and auditioning for stage and screen. All scenes are...Read More

This new book from the author of Scenes for Teens is a collection of 60 original comedy and drama scripts for younger actors. The dialogues feature clean language and family-friendly, real-life scenarios. They are ideal for teaching, rehearsing, and auditioning for stage and screen. All scenes are gender-neutral, allowing every role in every scene to be performed by both male and female acting students. The scripts are varied, with shorter and longer selections, comical and more serious topics, and conversational dialogue intended to develop rapid-fire comedic timing, listening and reacting skills, and vocal variety. Overall, the emphasis is on straightforward, realistic interaction to build and solidify the one-on-one relationship between acting scene partners. Many scenes are educational, as well, modeling and reinforcing positive attitudes and behaviors for our youth. With a heartfelt foreword by Disney's Anita Barone, and a clear, concise introduction to acting by the author, Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens is a simple - but effective - training tool for teachers, parents, libraries, schools, and drama coaches. This book offers a no-nonsense, practical approach for training young actors, and can be applied immediately in the home and classroom. Positive imagery, social relevance, and civic-mindedness are written into many scenes as subtext.
This is the second in Mike Kimmel's young actor book series. It is intended to be an effective companion piece to Scenes for Teens and Monologues for Teens, and is similar in format, style and tone. 

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The Art of Dance in Education, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 0713661755
ISBN-13: 9780713661750
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Author(s): Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard
Publication Date: 2002

This text offers a theoretical and practical framework for the teaching of dance in education. Jacqueline Smith-Autard seeks to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of teaching the art of dance by: examining the processes of composing, performing and appreciating dances; and analyzing how...Read More

This text offers a theoretical and practical framework for the teaching of dance in education. Jacqueline Smith-Autard seeks to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of teaching the art of dance by: examining the processes of composing, performing and appreciating dances; and analyzing how dance education can contribute towards artistic, aesthetic and cultural education. This second edition is updated to cover developments in teaching practice.

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