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  • A Beautiful Pageant : African American Performance, Theatre and Drama In the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1927

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312295905
    • Publisher: PALGRAVE
    • Published: August 2002
    Looking at events as diverse as the prizefight between Jack Johnson and Jim 'White Hope' Jeffers, the choreography of Aida Walker & Ethel Waters, the writing ofZora Neale Hurston and the musicals of the period, this study paints a vibrant portrait of the era in which the residents of northern Manhattan led their downtown counterpart in the vanguard of artistic ferment while atthe same time playing a pivotal role in the evolution of Black nationalism. Illus., b&w photos. 416p.
  • African American Performance and Theater History: A Critical Reader

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $145.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195127249
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: January 2001
  • American Drama 1945-2000

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $46.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781405120876
    • Publisher: BLACKWELL
    • Published: August 2006
    This concise introduction to American drama gives readers an overview of how American drama developed from the end of the Second World War to the turn of the twenty-first century. Provides a balanced assessment of the major plays and playwrights of the period. Shows how these dramatists broke new ground in their contribution to political, economic, social and cultural debates, as well as in their dramaturgical strategies. Organized chronologically, with plays, playwrights and movements clustered around different movements such as realism and experimentalism. Gives readers a sense of the development of American drama over time.
  • American Drama 1945-2000

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $127.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781405120869
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Published: August 2006
    This succinct text gives readers an overview of how American drama developed from the end of the Second World War to the turn of the twenty-first century. It provides a balanced assessment of the major plays and playwrights of the period, and shows how they broke new ground in their contribution to political, economic, social and cultural debates, as well as in their innovative dramaturgical strategies. In particular, the author shows how theatre and drama experienced the flourishing of Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatres, as well as trends such as realism, naturalism, melodrama, irony, satire, modernism, avant-garde, and experimentalism. Themes and movements highlighted include: the American dream of wealth and the desire for spiritual sustenance; conflicts in the American family; and the struggles for racial, gender, ethnic, and sexual equality.
  • An Actor's Craft

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $100.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230275522
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: December 2011
    This inspirational guide for advanced acting students brings together multiple ways of creating excellence in performance. David Krasner provides tried and tested exercises, a history of actor training and explores the complex relationships between acting theories and teachers. Drawing on examples from personal experience as an actor, director and teacher, An Actor's Craft begins with the building blocks of mind, body and voice, moving through emotional triggers and improvisation, to a final section bringing these techniques together in approaching a role. Each chapter contains accompanying exercises that the actor should practice daily. Combining theory and practice, this thought-provoking and challenging study of acting techniques and theories is for actors who have grasped the basics and now want to develop their knowledge and training further.
  • An Actor's Craft

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $35.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230275539
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: December 2011
    This inspirational guide for advanced acting students brings together multiple ways of creating excellence in performance. David Krasner provides tried and tested exercises, a history of actor training and explores the complex relationships between acting theories and teachers. Drawing on examples from personal experience as an actor, director and teacher, An Actor's Craft begins with the building blocks of mind, body and voice, moving through emotional triggers and improvisation, to a final section bringing these techniques together in approaching a role. Each chapter contains accompanying exercises that the actor should practice daily. Combining theory and practice, this thought-provoking and challenging study of acting techniques and theories is for actors who have grasped the basics and now want to develop their knowledge and training further.
  • Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $240.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781405110884
    • Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    • Published: December 2004
    This volume provides an authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama studies. Comprising over 30 original essays written by some of the best scholars & critics in the field, it emphasizes research & in-depth analysis, & is informed by debates drawn from past & present dramaturgical discussions. The volume balances studies of leading dramatists, such as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, & Gertrude Stein, with discussion of previously marginalized playwrights, & examines the movements & themes that framed these playwrights' works, such as the Harlem Renaissance, lesbian & gay drama, & the solo performances of the 1980s & 1990s.
  • Method Acting Reconsidered: Theory, Practice, Future

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312223090
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: September 2000
    Method Acting is one of the most popular and controversial approaches to acting in the United States. It has not only shaped important schools of acting, but has been a fundamental constant of all American acting. This insightful volume explores Method Acting from a broad perspective, focusing on a point of equilibrium between the principles of the Method and its relationship to other theories of performance. David Krasner has gathered together some of the most well-known theater scholars and acting teachers to look at the Method. By concentrating on three areas of the Method--its theory, practice, and future application--the collection will serve to inform and teach us how to approach acting and acting theory in the 21st century.
  • Resistance, Parody, and Double Conscious

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $140.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312173630
    • Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
    • Published: August 1997
  • Theatre in Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $65.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781405140447
    • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
    • Published: December 2007
    Theatre in Theory is a wide-ranging anthology documentingtwentieth-century dramatic and performance theory. Bringingtogether the most influential theoretical and critical work in thefield, this comprehensive volume encourages readers to thinkcritically about the nature of theatre. The selections offer a richvariety of perspectives on theatrical aesthetics, dramaticcriticism, and performance theory from the century's mostprominent playwrights, directors, scholars, and philosophers.Each section is accompanied by a brief introduction and includesconcise supporting commentary and historical information. Documentsare situated in their appropriate contexts to provide the readerwith a comprehensive understanding of how and why theatre theoryhas changed over time. It is the most complete collection of itskind to date.

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