Working Together in Theatre: Collaboration and Leadership

Working Together in Theatre: Collaboration and Leadership

by Robert Cohen
     
 

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Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world's great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production's conception to its final performance. The book provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote collaborative skills. Working collaboratively is

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Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world's great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production's conception to its final performance. The book provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote collaborative skills. Working collaboratively is vital to successful theatre making. This readable and practical guide, written by leading author Robert Cohen, provides advice on how successful collaboration can be achieved. Exploring collaboration between a range of theatre artists from Directors to Designers, from Actors to Dramaturgs, Cohen draws on a wide-range of historical context and examples from contemporary professional practice.

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"Essential."--CHOICE
 
"If you want to be effective as a working professional in theatre or in business, read this book." --Caryn Desai, Founding and Managing Director of the International City Theatre, California

"Working Together is what all of us in the theatre do every day of our professional lives. Whether you're studying to become a professional or an early-career pro who wants to rise quickly, this book will be invaluable. Read it, learn from it, and you'll find yourself working together with your collaborators to make great theatre." -- Tom Markus, Director, Actor, Author, Playwright, Translator, Dramaturg and Educator 
 
"I am in awe of the breadth of relationships covered and the interesting details contained within this book. The overall effect is a text that covers nearly all possible theatrical collaborators in a broad spectrum of examples that are both historical and personal."  --Rob Roznowski, Professor of Acting and Directing, Michigan State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230239821
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT COHEN is the Founding Chair of the Drama Department at the University of California, USA, where he now serves as Claire Trevor Professor of Drama. He is also a longtime professional theatre director, playwright and drama critic. He is author of the defining text Acting Power, and many other theatre books including Acting One, Advanced Acting, Acting in Shakespeare and Creative Play Direction. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

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