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The library holds some DVDs on key production elements such as acting, direction and make-up. Other titles deal with theatrical genres. In addition, there are many films based on plays, especially Shakespeare's. Check the catalogue for particular titles.
Hamlet by Directed by and featuring Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet.
Call Number: AV 822.33 S7 SHA
Publication Date: 2007
In the Company of Actors by An ensemble of actors prepares to perform the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Hedda Gabbler at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Opening night is just five weeks away and the pressure is on.
Call Number: AV 792.028 IN
Playing Shakespeare The Royal Shakespeare Company's John Barton conducts nine intensive acting workshops with famous actors including Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellan and Peggy Ashcroft.
3 DVDS, 459 minutes.
Call Number: AV 792 PLA
The Australian Drama Series, Part 1: Developing an ensemble performance with Barnstorm Theatre by This program examines the development of an ensemble theatre production for young people.
Call Number: AV 792.023 DEV
Drama Skills by This set comprises three programs on basic aspects of performance.
Movement , presented by Kirsty Reilly, deals with movement: the freeing of the body and how this can help an actor interpret a part.
1 video, 31 minutes.
Characterisation, presented by Mariette Rups-Donnelly, is based on the Laban method and how using observation and detail in effort/action exercises can help an actor prepare a character.
1 video,30 minutes.
Acting the Part, presented by Brett Wood, shows students how to develop parts, both improvised and scripted.
1 video, 31 minutes.
Call Number: AV 792.028 DRA
The Creative Team (Playing a Part: The Process of Creating Drama, Part One) by One of a series, this program deals with the roles of the writer, the director, the actor, the set designer and costume designer and the choreographer.
1 video, 27 minutes.
Call Number: AV 792 CRE
From Page to Stage (Playing a Part: The Process of Creating Drama, Part Two) by One of a series, this program deals with the process of realising the production of a script and includes writing methods, direction and acting.
1 video, 28 minutes.
Call Number: AV 792.9 FRO
The Actor's Technique (Playing a Part: The Process of Creating Drama, Part Three) by One of a series, this program deals with approaches to acting including different methods, improvisation, theatre sports and voice.
1 video, 31 minutes.
Call Number: AV 792.028 ACT
The Professional Face: Make Up by An explanation of the basic principles for stage and television for the application of make up. Male and female models are used to show tone levels of facial appearance for different lighting and effects.
Call Number: AV 792.027 PRO
Publication Date: 1988
These general sites contain numerous links to all aspects of theatrical texts, design, production, stagecraft and performance.
Theatre Studies Units 1&2
Theatre Studies - Units 3/4
Oxford Companion to the Theatre by An invaluable guide to all aspects of theatre.
Call Number: Reference 792.03 OXF
Check the catalogue or browse the shelves at 792 to see the full range of materials.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre by A history of British theatre from the earliest times to the present day covering all aspects of live entertainment.
Call Number: 792.0941 TRU
Brewer's Theatre : a phrase and fable dictionary
Call Number: 792.03 BRE
History of the Theatre by
Call Number: 792.09 BRO
The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre by 'charts the impact not just of exceptional individuals but of social and technological change on theatre. A spread of deftly selected illustrations informatively and handsomely embellishes the text.'
Times Literary Supplement
Call Number: 792.09 OXF
Stage Design by The emphasis is on designing scenery for the stage; exercises and illustrations lead the reader through the process of design.
Call Number: 792.025 THO
A History of the Theatre by The development of drama world-wide over the last 3000 years. This second edition has a greatly expanded section on the twentieth century.
Call Number: 792.09 WIC
The Theater Props Handbook by
Call Number: 792.025 JAM
Play Directing : analysis, communication and style by
Call Number: 792.0233 HOD
Stage Lighting Design by
Call Number: 792.025 FRA
Publication Date: 1999