The Singing and Acting Handbook

Introduction Singing and Acting in Performance Introduction Music and Drama The Structure of Sung Theatre The Past, the Present and the Challenge of Terminology The Performer The Fundamental Disciplines The Indivisible Expression Using the Exercises The Workshop Process The Leader and the Workshop Process The Exercises The fundamental disciplines Preparing the ground Relaxation Exercise 1 …

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The World War Two Reader

Preface Strategy: Failures, Shocks and Mythologies Soldiers: Ideology, Race, and Gender Home Fronts: People, Places, and Politics Memories: Victims, Heroes, and Controversies

A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

Introduction Part One: Civil Engineering Irrigation and Water Supply Dams Bridges Roads Building Construction Surveying Part Two: Mechanical Engineering Water-raising Machines Power from Water and Wind Part Three: Fine Technology Instruments Automata Clocks  

Media Theory for A-Level

Media language Semiotics: Roland Barthes Concept 1: denotation and connotation Concept 2: the media’s ideological effect Structuralism: Claude Lévi-Strauss Concept 1: binary oppositions Concept 2: binary oppositions and ideological significance Narratology: Tzvetan Todorov Concept 1: the three act ideal Concept 2: the ideological effects of story structure Genre theory: Steve Neale Concept 1: repetition and …

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New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics

The Origins of Semiotics Semiotics and the philosophy of language The founders of semiotics Russian Formalism The Bakhtin School Prague structuralism Jakobson’s communications paradigm The advent of structuralism Post-structuralism: the critique of the sign Cine-semiology The cinematic sign Minimal units and their cinematic articulation Cinema: langue or langage? The Grand Syntagmatique The eight syntagmatic types …

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Responsive Teaching

Foreword   Dylan Wiliam Introduction: getting responsive teaching wrong How can we plan a unit, when we want students to learn so much, and we have so little time? How can we plan a lesson, when we want students to learn so much, and we have so little time? How can we show students what success …

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Semiotics: The Basics

Introduction Definitions Relation to philosophy and linguistics Why study semiotics? Models of the sign The Saussurean model The relational system Arbitrariness The Peircean model Jakobson’s model Sign relations Symbolicity Iconicity Indexicality Mixed modes Types and tokens Rematerializing the sign Hjelmslev’s model Reflections Further reading Signs and things Naming things Referentiality Modality The word is not …

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Power Without Responsibility

Part I: Press history   James Curran Press history as political mythology The struggle for a free press Janus face of reform Industrialization of the press Era of the press barons Press under public regulation Post-war press: fable of progress Press and the remaking of Britain Rise of the neo-liberal Establishment Moral decline of the press …

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Biedermann und die Brandstifter

Preface Introduction Max Frisch: Life and works The development of Biedermann Levels of interpretation The Chorus Biedermann – A comedy? The influence of Brecht The Nachspiel Notes to the introduction Select bibliography Biedermann und die Brandstifter Notes to the text Select vocabulary

New Sites for Shakespeare: Theatre, the Audience and Asia

Introduction Part I: Visiting Open Stages: presence and occasion Audiences: on stage and off stage Ritual: action and meaning Ceremony: behaviour and reception Performance: imagination and involvement Improvisation: freedom and collusion Response: actors and audiences Settings: actors and stages Part II: Returning Criticism: texts and study Control: directors and companies Scenography: theatres and design Actors: …

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Systems of Rehearsal

TO BE: Konstantin Stanislavsky and Peter Brook TO BE AND NOT TO BE: Bertolt Brecht and Peter Brook LET BE: Jerzy Grotowski and Peter Brook Epilogue: A Multifaceted Ontology in Performance: Uniting Rough and Holy in Le Mahabharata.

Poetry: The Basics

Because there is language there is poetry Deliberate space Tones of voice The verse line: measures ‘Free verse’ Rhyme Stanza Image – imagination – inspiration

Adventurous Learning

Foreword   James Raffan Preface Introduction Meanings of Adventure Socio-cultural backdrop Adventure Education, Rationalization and Commodification Authenticity Agency and Responsibility Uncertainty Mastery through Challenge Adventurous Learning: Weaving the Strands Together

Seven Myths About Education

Foreword   Professor E. D. Hirsch Foreword   Dylan Wiliam Introduction Myth 1: facts prevent understanding Myth 2: teacher-led instruction is passive Myth 3: the twenty-first century fundamentally changes everything Myth 4: you can always just look it up Myth 5: we should teach transferable skills Myth 6: projects and activities are the best way to learn …

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Words & Minds

Preface Transcriptions Basic transcription symbols Language as a tool for thinking[rtoc] The evolution of language and thinking Language and the joint creation of knowledge Vygotsky’s ideas about language and thinking Using language to get things done The communal technology of language[/rtoc] Laying the foundations[rtoc] Context Language and other systems for making context Contextual clues Making …

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