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The Drama, Theatre and Performance Companion
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Introduction: This book and how to use it .- PART I: DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE: THE SUBJECT AND ITS STUDY .- 1. The Context of the Subject .- 2. Your Course and what to Expect from it .- 3. Study Skills for Drama, Theatre and Performance Students .- PART II: CORE TOPICS IN DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE .- 4. Developments and Directions .- 5. Working Practically 1: Acting .- 6. Working Practically 2: Devising .- 7. Working Practically 3: Directing .- 8. Theatre Histories .- 9. Analysing Texts .- 10. Questions of Theory .- 11. Theatre and Gender .- 12. Theatre and the World: Globalization, Interculturalism and Postcolonialism .- 13. The Uses of Drama: Applying Performance .- 14. Mediating Performance: From the Machine Age to the Digital Age.- PART III: KEY CONCEPTS.- PART IV: LANDMARKS: KEY PRACTITIONERS, THEORISTS AND PERFORMANCES.- PART V: FRAMEWORKS FOR RESEARCH: KEY WRITINGS ON DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE .- PART VI: WHAT NEXT?.- PART VII: RESOURCES FOR STUDYING DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE .- Bibliography .- Index.

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"This well-conceived book would be a very useful resource for any Drama student. It is broad in scope and rigorous in detail. The author has a particular skill in drawing out key points from complex texts and presenting them in lucid, accessible and engaging ways." - Jackie Smart, Kingston University, UK "[T]he topics that are covered are well-researched and accessible. I would highly recommend this Companion to reference collections in undergraduate academic libraries that have departments in drama, theatre and performance." - Robin Wolven, USA, in Reference Reviews

About the Author

Michael Mangan is Professor and Chair of Drama at Loughborough University, UK. He has taught English and Drama in Universities in the UK and the US, and has held chairs at the University of Wales Aberystwyth and De Montfort University. He is also a playwright and director, and has worked as a literary manager, a dramaturg and an actor. His books include Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: A Critical Study, A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies and Staging Masculinities: Gender, History, Performance.

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"This well-conceived book would be a very useful resource for any Drama student. It is broad in scope and rigorous in detail. The author has a particular skill in drawing out key points from complex texts and presenting them in lucid, accessible and engaging ways." - Jackie Smart, Kingston University, UK

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