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A number of universities and other organizations have played an important role in the field of drama. It is worth examining their websites for further information on the work they do and what their empahsis and specialisation is. Here is a list of the top 25 drama schools in the world.
Theater is a calling, an art, a craft, a political act, a profession, and a business. The Juilliard Drama Division is dedicated to providing the 21st-century theater artist with the necessary tools, artistic and personal, to meet the demands of all aspects of our work in an ever evolving performing arts landscape.
Yale school of Drama
Yale School of Drama is a graduate professional conservatory for theatre training in every discipline of the art form: acting, design (sets, costumes, lighting, projection, and sound), directing, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, playwriting, stage management, technical design and production, and theater management.
NYU Tisch school of the Arts
For over 45 years, the Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for artists, scholars of the arts, and creative entrepreneurs. In 2007, the school opened its graduate campus in Singapore, fulfilling its quest to educate artists around the world.
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
The Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the oldest conservatory training, and the first degree-granting drama institution, in the United States of America.The School of Drama offers separate programs for students wishing to experience intense, conservatory training in acting, music theatre and design/production technology and management.
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
LAMDA has been fuelling the performing arts for over 150 years. We deal in excellence, passion, talent and imagination. A world leader and pioneer, the Drama School offers exceptional vocational training to talented individuals – enabling them to become outstanding actors, stage managers, technicians, directors, designers, musical directors and movement instructors, regardless of their background, educational qualifications or economic circumstances.
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) offers vocational training for actors, stage managers, directors, designers and technical stage craft specialists. RADA was established in 1904 and has built an outstanding reputation as a world-renowned centre of excellence, offering the best possible facilities, exceptional teaching and strong links with the industries that employ our graduates. RADA’s student population is a diverse community, united by a shared passion for theatre-making. The Academy prides itself both on the professional standard of its student productions, which are attended by agents, casting directors and theatre practitioners, and on their track-record of employment in theatre, film and television.
The field of drama and theatre counts a number of famous actors and directors. Here are a selection of recent MacArthur fellows in the field.
David Cromer is a theater director and actor who is reinvigorating classic American plays and illuminating their relationship to the present. His incisive interpretations of the twentieth-century repertoire honor the original intention of each work while providing audiences with more psychologically complex performances than previous renderings. - See more at: http://www.macfound.org/fellows/29/#sthash.VTAta3d2.dpuf
David Simon is an author, screenwriter, and producer who draws from his background as a crime beat reporter to craft richly textured narratives that probe urban America’s most complex and poorly understood realities. Though Simon has authored a wide range of nonfiction works, both in journalism (as a Baltimore Sun reporter and freelancer) and book-length form, he is best known for his contributions to drama; he has been a screenwriter and/or producer for several critically acclaimed television series, including Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999), The Wire (2002–2008), and Treme (2010–).
Jennifer Tipton is an internationally recognized lighting designer whose distinctive designs have redefined the relationship between lighting and performance. Tipton has been an important presence throughout her prolific career in dance, drama, and opera productions of all scales, and she is regarded as one of the most versatile designers working today. - See more at: http://www.macfound.org/fellows/845/#sthash.dJX3jrAg.dpuf
Theatre and movie awards
The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® for Broadway Theatre got their start in 1947 when the Wing established an awards program to celebrate excellence in the theatre. Named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer, and the dynamic wartime leader of the American Theatre Wing who had recently passed away.
British theatre’s most sought-after awards have been a mark of theatrical greatness since they were inaugurated in 1976 as the Society of West End Theatre Awards. The society is now known as Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and its glittering awards are now the Olivier Awards in honour of a theatrical legend.
The Oscars reward the previous year’s greatest cinema achievements as determined by some of the world’s most accomplished motion picture artists and professionals. The Academy’s roughly 6,000 members vote for the Oscars using secret ballots. Awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in up to 25 categories.
The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. Since 1949, the Emmy has represented the pinnacle of prime-time television excellence.
The British Academy Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is often considered to be the British counterpart of the Academy Awards.
The Times of India Film Awards is envisioned to be popular choice awards where Bollywood fans across the world vote on the nomination categories to determine the winners of the popular choice categories.The nominations for popular choice categories would be derived from popular films during the calendar year.
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