1st Edition

The Process of Drama Negotiating Art and Meaning

By John O'Toole Copyright 1992
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Process of Drama provides an original and invaluable model of the elements of drama in context, and defines how these are negotiated to produce dramatic art.
    John O'Toole takes the reader through a lively, fascinating account of the relationships between the playwright, the elements of dramatic art, and the other artists involved in this most interactive of creative processes. In doing so he demonstrates - with clarity and wit - how dramatic meaning emerges; how the dramatic event is constructed. Areas covered include:
    roles and relationships
    the drama space
    language and movement
    tension and the audience
    gesture and movement
    This is an essential book for every student of drama who wants to understand how the theatrical art form operates

    Introduction, 1. The dramatic contexts, 2. Role, 3. Purpose and focus, 4. Tension, time and audience, 5. Location: renegotiating expectations, 6. The participant group, 7. Language, gesture and action, 8. Negotiating meaning, Index


    O'Toole, John

    'Arguably the most comprehensive and informative overview of the theory and practice which informs the drama process. A long read, but clearly written and well worth the effort.' - Scottish Drama