Nifty, Thrifty, No-sew Costumes & Props

Nifty, Thrifty, No-sew Costumes & Props

Author: Carol Ann Bloom

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 0673363724

Category: Design

Page: 206

View: 458

Start with a simple, comfortable felt tunic. Add accessories and props made from materials found around the house. Presto! You've created an imaginative costume without picking up needle and thread. You can easily create a full wardrobe of interchangeable costumes. With this book it's quick . . . it's easy . . . it's fun . . . and kids will love it!

The Stage Life of Props

The Stage Life of Props

Author: Andrew Sofer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472068393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 475

Fresh and provocative readings of familiar stage objects provide new ways of understanding theater, dramatic literature, and culture

Ellie Herman's Pilates Props Workbook

Ellie Herman's Pilates Props Workbook

Author: Ellie Herman

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569754146

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 146

View: 706

Teaches beginning to advanced exercises that apply Pilates methods to workouts with props including a pinkie ball, an elastic exercise band, and a foam roller.

Tragic Props and Cognitive Function

Tragic Props and Cognitive Function

Author: Colleen Chaston

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004177383

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

View: 199

By applying aspects of cognitive psychology to a study of three key tragic props, this book examines the importance of visual imagery in ancient Greek tragedy. The shield, the urn and the mask are props which serve as controls for investigating the connection between visual imagery and the spectators' intellectual experience of tragic drama. As vehicles for conceptual change the props point to a function of imagery in problem solving. Connections between the visual and the cognitive in tragedy, particularly through image shape and its potential for various meanings, add a new perspective to scholarship on the role of the visual in ancient performance. These connections also add weight to the importance of imagery in contemporary problem solving and creative thought.

Props

Props

Author: Eleanor Margolies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137413376

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 343

This diverse book brings together theoretical and practical viewpoints on objects in performance, how they can be part of theatre scenery, equal partners in performance, or autonomous things. Through close analysis of specific performances, Eleanor Margolies examines actor training, scenography, materials, construction techniques and object theatre. The text investigates a number of critical questions, including: what the difference is between a theatre prop and an everyday object; how audiences respond to the various ways that props are used by actors and designers; and whether devising with 'stuff' affect the making process or the attitudes to materiality embodied in performance. With discussions of papier mâché and collapsing chairs, fake food and stage blood, Props is an essential sourcebook for students, practitioners and researchers of theatre, design and prop-making.

A Foundation for PROPs, Algebras, and Modules

A Foundation for PROPs, Algebras, and Modules

Author: Donald Yau

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470421977

Category: Algebra, Homological

Page: 311

View: 877

PROPs and their variants are extremely general and powerful machines that encode operations with multiple inputs and multiple outputs. In this respect PROPs can be viewed as generalizations of operads that would allow only a single output. Variants of PROPs are important in several mathematical fields, including string topology, topological conformal field theory, homotopical algebra, deformation theory, Poisson geometry, and graph cohomology. The purpose of this monograph is to develop, in full technical detail, a unifying object called a generalized PROP. Then with an appropriate choice of pasting scheme, one recovers (colored versions of) dioperads, half-PROPs, (wheeled) operads, (wheeled) properads, and (wheeled) PROPs. Here the fundamental operation of graph substitution is studied in complete detail for the first time, including all exceptional edges and loops as examples of a new definition of wheeled graphs. A notion of generators and relations is proposed which allows one to build all of the graphs in a given pasting scheme from a small set of basic graphs using graph substitution. This provides information at the level of generalized PROPs, but also at the levels of algebras and of modules over them. Working in the general context of a symmetric monoidal category, the theory applies for both topological spaces and chain complexes in characteristic zero. This book is useful for all mathematicians and mathematical physicists who want to learn this new powerful technique.

Shakespeare’s Props

Shakespeare’s Props

Author: Sophie Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351967600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 299

Cognitive approaches to drama have enriched our understanding of Early Modern playtexts, acting and spectatorship. This monograph is the first full-length study of Shakespeare’s props and their cognitive impact. Shakespeare’s most iconic props have become transhistorical, transnational metonyms for their plays: a strawberry-spotted handkerchief instantly recalls Othello; a skull Hamlet. One reason for stage properties’ neglect by cognitive theorists may be the longstanding tendency to conceptualise props as detachable body parts: instead, this monograph argues for props as detachable parts of the mind. Through props, Shakespeare’s characters offload, reveal and intervene in each other’s cognition, illuminating and extending their affect. Shakespeare’s props are neither static icons nor substitutes for the body, but volatile, malleable, and dangerously exposed extensions of his characters’ minds. Recognising them as such offers new readings of the plays, from the way memory becomes a weapon in Hamlet’s Elsinore, to the pleasures and perils of Early Modern gift culture in Othello. The monograph illuminates Shakespeare’s exploration of extended cognition, recollection and remembrance at a time when the growth of printing was forcing Renaissance culture to rethink the relationship between memory and the object. Readings in Shakespearean stage history reveal how props both carry audience affect and reveal cultural priorities: some accrue cultural memories, while others decay and are forgotten as detritus of the stage.

Theatre Props and Civic Identity in Athens, 458-405 BC

Theatre Props and Civic Identity in Athens, 458-405 BC

Author: Rosie Wyles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350143999

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 434

This book answers the question 'How did Athenian drama shape ideas about civic identity?' through the medium of three case studies focusing on props. Traditional responses to the question have overlooked the significance of props which were symbolically implicated in Athenian ideology, yet the key objects explored in this study (voting urns and pebbles, swords, and masks) each carried profound connections to Athenian civic identity while also playing important roles as props on the fifth-century stage. Playwrights exploited the powerful dynamic generated from the intersection between the 'social lives' (off-stage existence in society) and 'stage lives' (handling in theatre) of these objects to enhance the dramatic effect of their plays as well as the impact of these performances on society. The exploration of the 'stage lives' of these objects across comedy, tragedy, and satyr drama reveals much about generic interdependence and distinction. Meanwhile the consideration of iconography representing the objects' lives outside the theatre sheds light on drama's powerful interplay with art. Essential reading for scholars and students of ancient Greek history, culture, and drama, the innovative approach and insightful analysis contained in this volume will also be of interest to researchers in the fields of Theatre Studies, Art History, and Cultural Studies.

Nifty, Thrifty, No-Sew Costumes and Props

Nifty, Thrifty, No-Sew Costumes and Props

Author: Carol Bloom

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9781596473058

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 997

Enhance the power of imaginative play or dramatic productions by creating a full wardrobe of interchangeable costumes - for a wide variety of characters, animals, and creatures - without picking up needle and thread. The book provides complete directions with patterns and photos for 32 costumes and endless variations. A chapter on money-saving recipes explains how to make skin glue, face paint, sparkle clay, and more, while the books reproducible pages make it easy to send directions home to parents. Additionally, "Idea Starter" boxes throughout the book offer ways to involve costumes in activities at home and at school. Teacher resource for grades preK-4. Good Year Books. 190 pages.

The Theater Props Handbook

The Theater Props Handbook

Author: Thurston James

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000109311393

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

View: 846

A great source for Odyssey of the Mind or Destination Imagination. Very details instructions for props and make up. Small community theater should have the book available to those who are new on working on sets.

The Pit Prop Syndicate

The Pit Prop Syndicate

Author: Freeman Wills Crofts

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547123132

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 573

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Pit Prop Syndicate" by Freeman Wills Crofts. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.