Learning to Perform: An Introduction available in Paperback
In Learning to Perform Carol Simpson Stern and Bruce Henderson enliven the dialogue between theory and practice for actors and teachers alike. Beginning with an overview of the study of literary and cultural texts through performance, Stern and Henderson then translate literary and performance theory into concrete classroom experience. Learning to Perform presents a dynamic performance methodology that offers the tools students need to develop and refine performance skills, analyze texts, and think and reflect critically on performed texts. By addressing an expanded sense of text that includes cultural as well as literary artifacts, the authors bridge the gap between oral interpretation and the more inclusive field of performance studies that overarches it.
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Carol Simpson Stern is a professor of performance studies and former dean of the graduate school at Northwestern University.
Bruce Henderson is a professor of speech communication at Ithaca College.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Your First Performance
Chapter 3: Performance Criticism: Talking and Writing About Performance
Chapter 4: Crafting Your Performance: Techniques and Conventions
Chapter 5: Performing The Personal Narrative, Family Histories, and Memoirs
Chapter 6: Performing Poetry: A Modal Approach, or Performing Poetry: The Self and the Speaker in the Lyric, Dramatic and Epic Mode
Chapter 7: Images, and the Sister Arts of Painting, Music, and Dance in Poetry
Chapter 8: Performing Prose Fiction: Narrative, Point of View, and Consciousness
Chapter 9: Performing Prose Fiction: Locations and Language
Chapter 10: The Solo Performance of Drama
Chapter 11: The Solo Performance of Drama: Advanced Issues in Technique
Chapter 12: Performing Non-Fiction: History, Ethnography, and Culture
Chapter 13: Conclusion