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Roll of 5 Diffraction Grating Sheets - Linear 1000 Lines/mm
Roll of 5 Diffraction Grating Sheets - Linear 1000 Lines/mm
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Price: £12.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Washable, 28 May 2016
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Cheaper than a prism for demonstrating "the celebrated phenomenon of colours" as Newton put it. What would he have made of it I wonder?

It came as a roll, rather than 5 sheets as described.

There is no protection on the lined side of this film. By the time you have cut this into pieces you will almost certainly have ruined it with the oil and sweat from your hands, or it will happen as soon as you give it to someone else. Wash it with detergent and dry it carefully between kitchen towel and it will be good as new.


1m 3.5mm Jack Cable - Premium Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Audio / Stereo / Male to Male
1m 3.5mm Jack Cable - Premium Quality / 24k Gold Plated / Audio / Stereo / Male to Male
Offered by World of Data Ltd
Price: £5.15

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nasty bit of rubbish, 26 April 2012
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I bought two, thinking there might be a problem at this price. One was incorrectly manufactured resulting in a short circuit (missing a "black ring" from the plug on one end). In the second one, the wires broke after a few months of light use.

The "cable" is three strands of solid-core wire with no screen: this is unsuitable for audio use, or as a flexible cable for any purpose. Reviewers who describe this differently were looking at a different product from the one you are likely to be sent. Avoid, even if you are after a bargain.


House of Games
House of Games
by Chris Johnston
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb catalogue for theatre workshops, 25 April 2005
This review is from: House of Games (Paperback)
I bought this because it describes succinctly a lot of games for drama workshops, putting them in context with their purpose. The rationale is important: these games are not mere "warm-up" exercises, but integral to the creation of theatre. The book makes reference to Boal's work and "Theatre Games" (Clive Barker), but the organisation of the work means you'll find what you want more easily here than in Barker's book.
The games are only about one third of the book. It's aimed at the leaders of community theatre projects, including those who work in prisons, youth clubs, with the disabled, and in various other institutions. Johnston provides much useful guidance about workshop dynamics. I especially liked the section the "six polarities" (fixed vs. free, centre vs. edge). This deals with opposites types of behaviour, and the power we have to balance opposites and to choose to act differently.
The facilitation section in the middle of the book flags a little. There is not enough one can say categorically when the core message is "be adaptable". Nevertheless, it's a good resource for anyone who leads drama in small groups, or who undertakes a community project. Know what to do, and know why you do it.


Systems of Rehearsal: Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski, and Brook: Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Peter Brook
Systems of Rehearsal: Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski, and Brook: Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Peter Brook
by Shomit Mitter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You gotta be serious, 20 Oct. 2004
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This book is a work of considerable scholarship. In each chapter, Mitter considers the work of one of the three great theatre theoreticians in their own right, then goes on to discuss their influence on Brook. I found in this book a valuable commentary on the contradictions within Stanislavski's work, and the shift in his thought throughout his career. It is not the place to look for an introduction to these directors.
In turning to Brook, Mitter draws on personal experience of Brook's direction, the rehearsal diaries of Brook's work, and other studies. In addition to bringing us a glimpse of hard-to-find material, Mitter interprets to us Brook's thinking. To Mitter, Brook is the ultimate synthesizer of these classic directoral styles. Admiration for Brooks achievement, overcomes the academic desire for purity of style.
Despite the claim on the back cover that it "bridges the gap between theory and practice", this remains a highly theoretical book by the standards of "students and practitioners". Mitter gives us tantalising glimpses of the rehearsal techniques, but it's far from being a practitioner's guide.


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