Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience from the Best Contemporary Plays

Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience from the Best Contemporary Plays
A Book

by Roger Ellis

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1480366943
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this anthology theater expert Roger Ellis culls together dramatic scenes and monologues that all deal with spiritual experience. From various religious and non-religious perspectives the book explores various aspects of spirituality ä religious faith martyrdom death and afterlife fate and destiny mercy and romantic love. The material comes from contemporary plays by some of the most gifted playwrights ä Arthur Miller Tony Kushner John Patrick Shanley John Pielmeier Tammy Ryan Elie Wiesel Karen Sunde and others. Perfect for high-school through college-age students as well as for actors and general readers this volume contains nearly 100 scenes ranging from comic to serious grouped in five categories: Scenes for a Man and a Woman Scenes for Two Women Scenes for Two Men Monologues for Women and Monologues for Men. In addition to the monologues Ellis includes notes on staging to help actors and directors bring these scenes to life. Some of the plays sourced for this anthology include ÊThe CrucibleÊ ÊDoubtÊ ÊIn the Shape of a WomanÊ ÊAgnes of GodÊ ÊEpic ProportionsÊ ÊOur Lady of 121st StreetÊ ÊAngels in AmericaÊ and ÊAffection in TimeÊ.

Seven Contemporary Plays

Seven Contemporary Plays
A Book

by Charles Huntington Whitman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary Physics Plays

Contemporary Physics Plays
Making Time to Know Responsibility

by Jenni G. Halpin

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-04-12
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 3319751484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book analyzes recent physics plays, arguing that their enaction of concepts from the sciences they discuss alters the nature of the decisions made by the characters, changing the ethical judgements that might be cast on them. Recent physics plays regularly alter the shape of space-time itself, drawing together disparate moments, reversing the flow of time, creating apparent contradictions, and iterating scenes for multiple branches of counterfactual history. With these changes both causality and responsibility shift, variously. The roles of iconic scientists, such as Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg, are interrogated for their dramatic value, placing history and dramatic license in tension. Cold War strategies and the limits of espionage highlight the emphatically personal involvement of ordinary individuals. This study is vital reading for those interested in physics plays and the relationship between the sciences and the humanities.

Contemporary German Plays I: Rolf Hochhuth, Heinar Kipphardt, Heiner Muller

Contemporary German Plays I: Rolf Hochhuth, Heinar Kipphardt, Heiner Muller
A Book

by Margaret Herzfeld-Sander

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2001-05-01
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780826409720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume includes the abridged New York stage version of Hocchuth's controversial The Deputy, which is about Pope Pius XII's failure to speak out against Nazi atrocities; In the Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kipphardt; and two plays by Mnller: Hamletmachine and Manser.

Hidden Gems Volume II: Contemporary Black British Plays

Hidden Gems Volume II: Contemporary Black British Plays
Volume 2

by Deirdre Osborne

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-11-02
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1849436983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes the plays A Bitter Herb, Absolution, Identity, The Far Side, Mary Seacole, and Urban Afro-Saxons This second and sister volume to Hidden Gems showcases a further range of plays by Black British writers whose work reaches beyond themes too-often perceived by mainstream theatre commissioning as defining Black people's experiences. The plays, monodrama and libretto represent subject-matter from woman-centred history, revolutionary politics, trans-racial adoption and African-diasporic familial heritage, as contoured by the writers' boundary crossing profiles as poets, playwrights, performers and directors. The accompanying critical introductions are provided by people committed to recognising the aesthetic and political significance of the work, and its necessary inclusion in British theatre and literary history.

Young Women's Monologs from Contemporary Plays

Young Women's Monologs from Contemporary Plays
Professional Auditions for Aspiring Actresses

by Gerald Lee Ratliff

  • Publisher : Meriwether Pub
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects ninety-four monologues for actresses featuring lesser-known material about a wide range of subjects.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre
Africa

by Ousmane Diakhate,Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh,Don Rubin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-18
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 1136359494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now available in paperback for the first time this edition of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre series examines theatrical developments in Africa since 1945. Entries on thirty-two African countries are featured in this volume, preceded by specialist introductory essays on Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences and Puppetry. There are also special introductory general essays on African theatre written by Nobel Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka and the outstanding Congolese playwright, Sony Labou Tansi, before his untimely death in 1995. More up-to-date and more wide-ranging than any other publication, this is undoubtedly a major ground-breaking survey of contemporary African theatre.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre
The Americas

by Don Rubin,Carlos Solorzano

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-08
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1136359214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new in paperback edition of World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This Encyclopedia is indispensable for anyone interested in the cultures of the Americas or in modern theatre. It is also an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines including history, performance studies, anthropology and cultural studies.

Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre

Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre
A Book

by Namrata Pathak

  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release : 2015-03-27
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1482846543
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the very nature of representation to be theatrical and self-referential. This book undercuts the fact that all representational knowledge is autonomous and sovereign. At times, theatrical representations can misguide and mislead. Representation can also ineluctably project ones own preferences and preoccupations. Thus, representation and subjective interpretation divulge into myriad domains. This book is concerned with the effects and consequences of representation and its politics. This book examines not only how language as well as representation produce meaning, but also how discursive knowledge connected to power regulates, conducts, and constructs identities and defines the way certain things are thought about practices and are studied. The book takes note of the fact that within the framework of performance, a performative subject does not wear a coherent identity as it is fragmented, decentered, simulated and is unstable, while being both virtual as well as actual. In the field of semiotics, theatre is historically and reciprocally affected by practice, especially within contingent conditions of time. In theatre semiotics, the new image of knowledge is that of turbulence. Here, knowledge is not so much a system as it is a confluence. Carrying this stance further we can say that contemporary Assamese theatre is characterised by shifting counter-voices and sub-textual underpinnings. This act forces reading into two directions: dialogic openness and variability of meaning that question the theatre directors as the only ones who know.

Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico

Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico
Death-Defying Acts

by Tamara L. Underiner

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2004-06-01
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9780292702509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the dramatization of local legends to the staging of plays by Shakespeare and other canonical playwrights to the exploration of contemporary sociopolitical problems and their effects on women and children, Mayan theatre is a flourishing cultural institution in southern Mexico. Part of a larger movement to define Mayan self-identity and reclaim a Mayan cultural heritage, theatre in Mayan languages has both reflected on and contributed to a growing awareness of Mayans as contemporary cultural and political players in Mexico and on the world's stage. In this book, Tamara Underiner draws on fieldwork with theatre groups in Chiapas, Tabasco, and Yucatán to observe the Maya peoples in the process of defining themselves through theatrical performance. She looks at the activities of four theatre groups or networks, focusing on their operating strategies and on close analyses of selected dramatic texts. She shows that while each group works under the rubric of Mayan or indigenous theatre, their works are also in constant dialogue, confrontation, and collaboration with the wider, non-Mayan world. Her observations thus reveal not only how theatre is an agent of cultural self-definition and community-building but also how theatre negotiates complex relations among indigenous communities in Mayan Mexico, state governments, and non-Mayan artists and researchers.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre
Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index

by Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer),Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer),Don Rubin (General Editor),Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-11
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1136119086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre
Performing Literature

by Frances Babbage

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-11-16
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1472527232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage offers a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature as material for new theatrical performance.

Contemporary Drama

Contemporary Drama
European, English and Irish, American Plays

by Ernest Bradlee Watson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 1177
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary Theatre in Education

Contemporary Theatre in Education
A Book

by Roger Wooster

  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1841501700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theatre in Education emerged in the mid-sixties as a unique hybrid of performance and child-centred learning. Contemporary Theatre in Education charts the creation and adaptation of this hybrid through the changing political, economic and educational environment. It also takes a snapshot of the TIE being created today, considering all the projects being performed in Wales during a single month. The projects are analysed and every TIE director interviewed about the work and the policies of their companies. It becomes very clear that that the distinction between TIE and Childrens Theatre is being blurred.

A Book of Modern Plays

A Book of Modern Plays
A Book

by George Raleigh Coffman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1925
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary plays

Contemporary plays
A Book

by Thomas H. Dickinson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1925
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feminist Theatre

Feminist Theatre
An Introduction to Plays of Contemporary British and American Women

by Helene Keyssar

  • Publisher : Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1984 (1986 printing)
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on the works of Pam Gems, Michalene Wandor, Caryl Churchill, Megan Terry, and Ntozake Shange.

Contemporary British Theatre

Contemporary British Theatre
Breaking New Ground

by V. Angelaki

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-09-12
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1137010134
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited collection brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre - redefining what the dramatic stands for today. Each chapter of the collection focuses on influential contemporary plays and playwrights.

Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s

Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s
Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

by Chris Megson

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-03-20
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1408177897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre
Volume 1: Europe

by Peter Nagy,Phillippe Rouyer,Don Rubin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 1072
  • ISBN : 1136402896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new paperback edition of the The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History, Structure of the National Theatre Community, Artistic profile, Music Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppet Theatre, Design, Theatre, Space and Architecture, Training, Criticism, Scholarship and Publishing and Further Reading - allowing the reader to use the book as a source for both area and subject studies. A new preface and further reading sections by the Series Editor brings the Encyclopedia bang up-to-date making it invaluable to anyone interested in European theatre, as well as students and scholars of performance studies, history, anthropology and cultural studies.