The Process of Drama

Negotiating Art and Meaning

By John O'Toole

© 1992 – Routledge

272 pages

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Paperback: 9780415082440
pub: 1992-10-21
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About the Book

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

Reviews

'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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General