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Macmillan Higher Education

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Hardcover - 9781137413369

08 September 2016

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08 September 2016

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Props are moving objects of attention: they can be part of theatre scenery, equal partners in performance, or autonomous things. This wide-ranging book brings together theoretical and practical viewpoints on objects in...

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Props are moving objects of attention: they can be part of theatre scenery, equal partners in performance, or autonomous things. This wide-ranging book brings together theoretical and practical viewpoints on objects in performance, covering actor training, scenography, materials, construction techniques and object theatre. Eleanor Margolies also explores the viewpoints of actors, directors, designers, prop makers and spectators to demonstrate the varied experiences practitioners have of using props.

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The first book to draw together the theory, history and practice of props, making it an essential text for all students of the subject, enabling students to understand the importance of props to the production and reception of theatre
Contains a truly comprehensive range of perspectives and rare source material on props, making it an appealing resource for researchers, practitioners and performance makers too
Explores the viewpoints of actors, designers, directors, prop makers and spectators


Acknowledgements
Series Editor's Preface
1. Introduction
2. The Object in Actor Training and Rehearsal
3. Improvising with Stuff
4. An Abundance of Little Objects
5. Other Realities
6. Inside the Prop Workshop
7. Consumables and Breakaways
8. A Scenographic Approach to the Object
9. Object Theatre
10. Props without Actors
11. The Props Cupboard
12. Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index .

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Eleanor Margolies is an independent scholar and Research Associate of the Centre for Research into Objects and Puppets in Performance (CROPP) at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a documenter for the Object Theatre Network at Nottingham Trent University. Eleanor works in theatre as a designer and director of puppetry, and founded Puppet Notebook, editing it until 2012.

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Eleanor Margolies is an independent scholar and Research Associate of the Centre for Research into Objects and Puppets in Performance (CROPP) at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a documenter for the Object Theatre Network at Nottingham Trent University. Eleanor works in theatre as a designer and director of puppetry, and founded Puppet Notebook, editing it until 2012.

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