Working Together in Theatre: Collaboration and Leadership

Working Together in Theatre: Collaboration and Leadership

By: Robert Cohen (author)Hardback

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Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world's great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production's conception to its final performance. This book challenges the notion that creating brilliant theatrical productions requires tyrannical directors or temperamental designers. Viewing the theatrical production process from the perspectives of the producer, director, playwright, actor, designer, stage manager, dramaturg and crew person, Cohen provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote successful collaborative skills in the theatre. Collaboration is vital to successful theatre making and Working Together in Theatre is the first book to show how leadership and collaboration can be combined to make every theatrical production far greater than the sum of its many parts.

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About Author

ROBERT COHEN is the Founding Chair of the Drama Department at the University of California, USA, where he now serves as Claire Trevor Professor of Drama. He is also a longtime professional theatre director, playwright and drama critic. He is author of the defining text Acting Power, and many other theatre books including Acting One, Advanced Acting, Acting in Shakespeare and Creative Play Direction. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.


PART ONE Introduction: Family Theatres/Theatre Families Collaboration and Leadership Ensemble and Hierarchy PART TWO The Preparation Stage The Planning Stage The Production Stage The Presenting Stage PART THREE Tones of Communications Appendices Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780230239814
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780230239814
  • weight: 398
  • ISBN10: 0230239811

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