Making hip hop theatre : beatbox and elements /

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Methuen Drama,, London, United Kingdom, p.xxiii, 212 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00957237, (OCoLC)fst01030617, Drama, Drama., fast, Great Britain., hip-hop, Hip-hop., Music in the theater, Music in the theater., Music theater, Music theater., nli, Rap (Music), Theater, Théâtre musical contemporain.


Includes bibliographical references and index."Making Hip Hop Theatre is the essential, practical guide to making hip hop theatre. It features detailed techniques and exercises that can guide creatives from workshops through to staging a performance. If you were inspired by Hamilton, Barber Shop Chronicles, Misty, Black Men Walking, or Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, this is the book for you. Covering vocal technique, use of equipment, mixing, looping, sampling, working with venues and dealing with creative challenges, this book is a bible for both new and experienced artists alike. Additionally, with links to online video material demonstrating and elaborating on the exercises included, it offers countless useful tools for teachers and facilitators of drama, music and other creative arts. Alongside the practical guidance is an overview of hip hop history, giving theoretical context for the practice. From documentation of Conrad Murray's major productions to commentary from leading practitioners including Lakeisha Lynch-Stevens, David Jubb, Emma Rice, Tobi Kyeremateng, and Paula Varjack, readers are treated to a detailed insight into the background of UK hip hop theatre. Written by scholar Katie Beswick and genre pioneer Cornad Murray, Making Hip Hop Theatre is a vital teaching tool and provides a much-needed account of a burgeoning aspect of contemporary theatre culture"--Back CoverOn Collaboration and the Voices in this Book -- Our Collaborators -- Why We Wrote This -- Some Introductions -- Hip hop culture: A brief history -- Conrad on Hip Hop -- Katie on Hip Hop -- Our Collaborators on Hip Hop -- Conrad on the Battersea Arts Centre (the venue where it all began) -- The Beatbox Academy: How it Began -- Part One: Getting Started -- Principles of Hip Hop -- Warm Ups -- Beatbox Basics -- Progressing Technique -- Equipment -- Further Resources -- Ending Sessions -- Part Two: Developing Ideas and Making a Living -- Principles for Working With... -- Stimulus and Starting Points -- Practical tips for Starting a Theatre Career -- Part Three: How We Made It -- Hitler Wrote 20 Pop Songs...Have You Heard Them? -- No Milk for the Foxes -- DenMarked -- High Rise eState of Mind -- Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster -- Against Spoken Word! -- Acknowledgements -- Index