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Macmillan Higher Education

Musical Theatre

A Workbook for Further Study

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Palgrave

Pages: 114
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Paperback - 9781137605696

24 February 2017

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Ebook - 9781137605665

16 September 2017

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An accessible and engaging second workbook on musical theatre, presenting students with the next steps for extending their skills in acting, dancing and singing. Filled with imaginative practical and theoretical exercises,...

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An accessible and engaging second workbook on musical theatre, presenting students with the next steps for extending their skills in acting, dancing and singing. Filled with imaginative practical and theoretical exercises, this workbook reveals the anatomy of musical theatre and offers inspiration, challenges and companionship along the path to successful performance. In so doing, it enables students to structure their time and hone their abilities, so that they can achieve their full potential in what is seen as an exciting but intimidating field. Through this interactive approach, students are  challenged  to take responsibility for their own learning and development, by closely examining the acting, singing and choreographic demands of musical theatre.

This is an ideal text for undergraduate students on Musical Theatre degree programmes, and general Theatre and Performance programmes where optional modules on Musical Theatre are offered. In addition, this resource is well suited to students taking accredited and non-accredited Diploma courses in Musical Theatre.

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  • Distinct from most musical theatre texts in prioritising practical skills over theory
  • Unique workbook format encourages students to interact with the text, through a range of activities, examples and exercises
  • Develops key points from the earlier volume and takes students to an advanced level of attainment
  • Written by two leading experts in the field with a wealth of experience between them in the musical theatre industry
  • Draws on the work of leading choreographers, directors and writers
  • Offers an expanded coverage of acting and dance, alongside singing, making it a complete and essential companion for courses
  • Provides teachers with essential, structured material for class study
  • Prepares students for a career in an aspect of musical theatre

PART I: WAYS OF WORKINGIntroduction: Using this book
1. The World of Musical Theatre
2. Creating a Reflective JournalPART II: UNDERSTANDING MUSICAL THEATRE Using part two
3. The making of a musical
4. Making the musical your own
PART III: PREPARING FOR PERFORMANCE Using part three
5. Deciding the condition of our tools
6. Sharpening our physical and vocal tools
7. Sharpening our mental tools: energy, curiosity and imagination
8. Exploring the context of a song and the creation of a dramatic a role
9. Talking with choreographers
PART IV: CRITICAL THINKING IN MUSICAL THEATRE
Using part four
10. Rehearsal, performance and reflection
11. Writing a review
Index of Topics and Bibliography.

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Kenneth Pickering is Honorary Professor of Drama at the University of Kent, UK. He was previously Professor of Theatre at Gonzaga University, USA, and Chief Examiner for Musical Theatre at the London College of Music, Trinity College London and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is the author of five successful stage musicals and several books on musical theatre, drama and performance. He is a consultant to Rockschool, the Council for Dance Education and Training and Stage Coach Theatre Arts.

David Henson is Head of Subject in Music Performance, Composition and Performing Arts at the London College of Music, University of West London, UK. He has worked as Director and Musical Director on numerous contemporary...

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Kenneth Pickering is Honorary Professor of Drama at the University of Kent, UK. He was previously Professor of Theatre at Gonzaga University, USA, and Chief Examiner for Musical Theatre at the London College of Music, Trinity College London and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is the author of five successful stage musicals and several books on musical theatre, drama and performance. He is a consultant to Rockschool, the Council for Dance Education and Training and Stage Coach Theatre Arts.

David Henson is Head of Subject in Music Performance, Composition and Performing Arts at the London College of Music, University of West London, UK. He has worked as Director and Musical Director on numerous contemporary musical theatre productions and has developed several qualifications and courses in musical theatre, acting, theatre production and voice. He is currently External Examiner for the BA Dance (Musical Theatre) course at London Studio Centre.

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