Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide

Paperback | November 20, 2012

byRose Burnett Bonczek, David StorckEditorRose Burnett Bonczek

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Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guideis the first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for, and maintaining an ensemble. Successful ensembles don¿t happen by chance; they must be created, nurtured, and maintained through specific actions. Achieving common goals in rehearsal and performance requires group trust, commitment and sacrifice.Ensemble Theatre Makingis a step-by-step guide to these processes.

Candid and direct, it considers:

  • how to plan and prepare for ensemble work;
  • the essential building blocks of ensemble;
  • how to identify ensemble behaviors;
  • techniques for responding to, and positively redirecting those behaviors.

Tools, techniques and recipes for rethinking ensemble redefine it as a grounded practice, rather than a question of luck. Above all, this significant new work brings decades of experience to the sometimes mystifying questions of what creates ensemble bonds, how to protect them, and how to fix them when they break.

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Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guideis the first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for, and maintaining an ensemble. Successful ensembles don¿t happen by chance; they must be created, nurtured, and maintained through specific actions. Achieving common goals in rehearsal and performance requires group trust, c...

Rose Burnett Bonczekis a professor of theater arts and program head of the BFA in Acting at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA, where she specializes in improvisation, directing, and theater pedagogy; she received the Claire Tow Distinguished Teacher award in 2009¿10. She has directed professionally and in educational t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 20, 2012Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415530091

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: What is Ensemble? Chapter 2: Anthropology of Ensemble Chapter 3: Leading Ensemble Chapter 4: Creating Ensemble Chapter 5: Archetypes Within Ensemble Chapter 6: Mending and Maintaining Ensemble Chapter 7: Ensemble Making: Specific Recipes. Conclusion.