Directing Young People in Theatre: A Guide to Staging Plays with Young Casts

Directing Young People in Theatre: A Guide to Staging Plays with Young Casts

by Samantha Lane


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137340481
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Samantha Lane is Artistic Director / Producer at Little Angel Theatre, UK. She is also an Education Associate for the Michael Grandage Company, UK. Samantha worked as Director of Projects at the Almeida Theatre, UK, for 8 years, where she was Course Director for the Almeida's Facilitation pathway of the PG Certificate in Applied Theatre with Young People at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK. Samantha is a director and drama practitioner with a particular interest in work for, with and by young people.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Attenborough CBE.-Introduction.-Choosing a play.-Before Rehearsals Begin.-Stage 1: Create the World of the Play.-Stage 2: Get to Know the Text.-Stage 3: Getting the Play on its Feet.-Stage 4: Edit, Bring it Together and Polish.-Stage 5: Run it, Tech it, Dress it.-Devising Theatre.-What Now?.-Glossary of Terms.-Further Reading.

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