Dreaming Together Explore Your Dreams by Acting Them Out

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Larson Publications
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This book introduces a playful, interactive way to get much more from dreams. It starts with storytelling fragments we recall, and leads to new ways of engaging the creative mind many of us leave behind on waking. An easy, safe way to get acquainted in a real way, it's fun for anyone who dreams -- and particularly useful/practical for actors who want a new way into emotions they must be able to perform convincingly.

Author Biography

Jon Lipsky is a full professor of Acting Playwriting at Boston University. He has been Associate Artistic Director of the Vineyard Playhouse on Martha's Vineyard and playwright-in-residence at various venues

Table of Contents

List of Full Dreamsp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 8
How to Navigate this Bookp. 9
Prologue: Theater of Dreams: An Overviewp. 11
Our Own Shakespearean Stagep. 13
What Are Dreams?p. 16
Why Tell Dreams?p. 18
Why Act Dreams?p. 20
Why Dream Theater?p. 23
Why Dream Together?p. 26
Telling the Dream Story: Solo Dream Enactmentp. 31
An Initiation Dreamp. 33
Weaving Talesp. 38
Choosing a Dreamp. 43
Warming up to Dreamsp. 50
Playing all the Partsp. 56
Solo Dream Showingsp. 73
A Sample Solo Scriptp. 76
Creating the Dreamscape: Ensemble Dream Enactmentp. 87
They All Want to Play Hamletp. 89
Questioning Dreamsp. 91
Listening to Dreamsp. 105
Creating a Rough Draftp. 115
Ensemble Rehearsal & Performancep. 123
Making Dream Theater: Dramatic Dream Enactmentp. 143
Dreaming with an AIDS Patientp. 145
Shaping the Dream Showp. 147
Creating the Dream Scriptp. 157
Through the Mirror of Dreamsp. 167
The Theatricality of Dreamsp. 174
Waking Dreams: Dream Enactment in Daily Lifep. 185
Flying into Moscowp. 187
Life Dreamsp. 189
Waking Dream Exercisesp. 196
Lucid Dream/Lucid Lifep. 200
A Goodnight Dreamp. 203
Indexp. 205
About the Authorp. 208
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