The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

by Scott Graham

This second edition of Frantic Assemblies well-loved book demystifies the process of devising theatre in an unusually candid way. Artistic directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett offer an intimate and invaluable insight into their evolution and success, in the hope that sharing their experiences of devising theatre will encourage and inspire students and fellow practitioners.

Includes practical excercies; Essays on devising & writing plus choreography; Suggestions for scene development; A 16 pages colour section and illustrations throughout; A companion website featuring clips of rehearsals and performances.

As recommended by bookseller Charley: "If you want to make innovative, brave, dynamic theatre through a devised process; this insightful, candid and inspiring book will offer a steady guiding hand. Frantic are renowned for their ground breaking approach to Collaborative Theatre Making, but this book is a very personal insight into the evolution, hopes and successes of the company and offers a veritable sweet shop of ideas for how to make your own work."