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The Art of Theatre: Then and Now

The Art of Theatre: Then and Now
A Book

by William Missouri Downs,Wright,Erik Ramsey

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781111348304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, Third Edition, explores issues of cultural diversity and creativity, presents a full day-in-the-life of theatre, and offers comprehensive coverage of theatre history. The authors make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the familiar world of television and film to help students understand how the living art of theatre relates to and influences today's screen entertainment. For flexibility in the way you teach, THE ART OF THEATRE is available in two versions. This full version contains 17 chapters, six of which cover theatre history in both Western and non-Western contexts, and concludes with a chapter on The Musical. THE ART OF THEATRE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION features 12 chapters and a briefer treatment of theatre's history, and also features a chapter on The Musical. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Art of Theatre: Then and Now

The Art of Theatre: Then and Now
A Book

by William Missouri Downs,Wright,Erik Ramsey

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-10-05
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1337517437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing the fascinating world of theatre to life, THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, 4th Edition, delivers comprehensive yet lively coverage of the history, cultural diversity, creativity, controversy, and even a typical day in the life of theatre -- packaged in seventeen stand-alone chapters that can be studied in any order. The text is packed with useful information that readers can apply to their own lives, including material on copyrights, the National Endowment for the Arts, censorship, and freedom of speech. The authors also make timely and relevant connections between theatre and the digital world of TV and film to help today's learners understand how the living stage is unique. In addition, the text explores the issues and controversies that have surrounded the theatre for thousands of years -- giving readers more to think about. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Art of the Theatre Workshop

The Art of the Theatre Workshop
A Book

by Murray Melvin

  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Documentation of important development in British theatre history.

"Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850 "

'Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850 '
Exchanges and Tensions

by Richard Wrigley

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 135157535X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions maps some of the many complex and vivid connections between art, theatre, and opera in a period of dramatic and challenging historical change, thereby deepening an understanding of familiar (and less familiar) artworks, practices, and critical strategies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout this period, new types of subject matter were shared, fostering both creative connections and reflection on matters of decorum, legibility, pictorial, and dramatic structure. Correspondances were at work on several levels: conception, design, and critical judgement. In a time of vigorous social, political, and cultural contestation, the status and role of the arts and their interrelation came to be a matter of passionate public scrutiny. Scholars from art history, French theatre studies, and musicology trace some of those connections and clashes, making visible the intimately interwoven and entangled world of the arts. Protagonists include Diderot, Sedaine, Jacques-Louis David, Ignace-Eug?-Marie Degotti, Marie Malibran, Paul Delaroche, Casimir Delavigne, Marie Dorval, the 'Bleeding Nun' from Lewis's The Monk, the Com?e-Fran?se and Etienne-Jean Del?uze.

The Necessity of Theater

The Necessity of Theater
The Art of Watching and Being Watched

by Paul Woodruff

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-04-30
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0199715750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is unique and essential about theater? What separates it from other arts? Do we need "theater" in some fundamental way? The art of theater, as Paul Woodruff says in this elegant and unique book, is as necessary - and as powerful - as language itself. Defining theater broadly, including sporting events and social rituals, he treats traditional theater as only one possibility in an art that - at its most powerful - can change lives and (as some peoples believe) bring a divine presence to earth. The Necessity of Theater analyzes the unique power of theater by separating it into the twin arts of watching and being watched, practiced together in harmony by watchers and the watched. Whereas performers practice the art of being watched - making their actions worth watching, and paying attention to action, choice, plot, character, mimesis, and the sacredness of performance space - audiences practice the art of watching: paying close attention. A good audience is emotionally engaged as spectators; their engagement takes a form of empathy that can lead to a special kind of human wisdom. As Plato implied, theater cannot teach us transcendent truths, but it can teach us about ourselves. Characteristically thoughtful, probing, and original, Paul Woodruff makes the case for theater as a unique form of expression connected to our most human instincts. The Necessity of Theater should appeal to anyone seriously interested or involved in theater or performance more broadly.

The Art of the Actor

The Art of the Actor
The Essential History of Acting, from Classical Times to the Present Day

by Jean Benedetti

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0878302034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key texts, many of which are unavailable for the student today. Beginning with the classical conceptions of acting as rhetoric and oratory, as exemplified in the writing of Aristotle, Cicero and others, The Art of the Actor progresses to examine ideas of acting in Shakespeare's time right through to the present day. Along the way, Benedetti considers the contribution and theories of key figures such as Diderot, Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Brecht, Artaud and Grotowski, providing a clear and concise explanation of their work illustrated by extracts and summaries of their writings. Some source materials appear in the volume for the first time in English. The Art of the Actor will be the essential history of acting for all students and actors interested in the great tradition of performance, both as craft and as art.

Theatre for Living

Theatre for Living
The Art and Science of Community-based Dialogue

by David Diamond,Fritjof Capra

  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1425124585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the 2008 American Alliance for Theatre and Education "Book of Distinction" Award. Theatre is a primal language that used to be spoken by everyone; everyone included the "living community". Weaving together Systems Theory and the groundbreaking work of Fritjof Capra , Theatre of the Oppressed and the revolutionary work of Augusto Boal , and his own 25 years of practical experience in community-based popular theatre, David Diamond creates a silo-busting book that embraces the complexity of real life. Some of the questions Theatre for Living asks and attempts to answer: From a perspective of biology and sociology, how is a community a living thing? How do we design a theatre practice to consciously work with living communities to help them tell their stories? How do we accomplish this without demonizing those characters with whom we disagree? Must we constantly do battle to defeat an endless stream of oppressors, or can we imagine a world in which we stop creating them? Why is this important? What should we be on the look-out for (both positive and negative) when doing this work? What practical games and exercises can we use to awaken group consciousness? Who will be interested in Theatre for Living? Artists; community development workers; educators; activists; people working in social services, mediation and conflict resolution; health care professionals; anyone with an interest in finding new ways to approach the intersection of culture and social justice. "I greatly admire the achievements of David Diamond and his Headlines Theatre. He is following his own path, doing extraordinary and groundbreaking work in several fields, like his work with many First Nations communities in Canada and the US, and his adaptation of Forum Theatre on TV and on the Internet. This book relates the experiences of his life in theatre. For what he has already done, is doing, and certainly will do, David Diamond deserves all our support." Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, author of Theatre of the Oppressed, Rainbow of Desire, and Legislative Theatre David Diamond's work has been an inspiration to performers, artists, community leaders throughout Canada and beyond. The ideas in Theatre for Living are large, daring, challenging; but the steps by which Diamond follows and implements the ideas are precise and accessible. As I read I found myself being taken further and further into the life that is both theatre and the making of theatre, which is to say I was led into how life can be given its meaning. Hugh Brody, anthropologist and film-maker, author of Maps And Dreams, Living Arctic and The Other Side of Eden

The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre
A Book

by Ann Hosein

  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Release : 2015-07-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1680480839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive guide to the theatre's history covers theatre arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood. This book goes back to what we know from our earliest ancestors by examining ancient artifacts and ancient texts to find out how theatre was influenced by life and how it in turn influenced the culture of the people who came to enjoy it. The book concludes with a look at modern theatre and its current heyday as entertainment for the masses, especially in places like Broadway in New York City.

The Art Theatre

The Art Theatre
A Discussion of Its Ideals, Its Organization and Its Promise as a Corrective for Present Evils in the Commercial Theatre

by Sheldon Cheney

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1917
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9780742642072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Art of the Theatre

On the Art of the Theatre
A Book

by Edward Gordon Craig

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-09-25
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1134058691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1911, On the Art of the Theatre remains one of the seminal texts of theatre theory and practice. Actor, director, designer and pioneering theorist, Edward Gordon Craig was one of twentieth century theatre’s great modernisers. Here, he is eloquent and entertaining in expounding his views on the theatre; a crucial and prescient contribution that retains its relevance almost a century later. This reissue contains a wealth of new features: a specially written Introduction and notes from editor Franc Chamberlain an updated bibliography further reading. Controversial and original, On the Art of the Theatre stands as one of the most influential books on theatre of the twentieth century.

The Moscow Art Theatre Letters

The Moscow Art Theatre Letters
A Book

by Jean Benedetti

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-08
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1135861498
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Moscow Art Theatre Letters tells the real story of the Moscow Art Theatre, from its origin at the turn of the century through its first forty years. Jean Benedetti presents the historical record first-hand in this collection of the letters of the main protagonists. Many are available in English for the first time--all will come as a revelation to Western readers.

Painting the Stage

Painting the Stage
Opera and Art

by Denise Wendel-Poray

  • Publisher : Skira Editore
  • Release : 2019-02
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9788857230061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The evolution of the close bond between the visual arts and opera starting from the nineteenth century up to the early twenty-first century. The intertwining of visual and musical arts at the beginning of the 20th century led to modernism, abstraction and in music, atonality. This meeting of the arts was never so intense as on the operatic stage. In her book Painting the Stage, curator and art and music critic Denise Wendel-Poray first examines historic productions beginning with Schinkel's iconic stage design for Mozart's Magic Flute, before exploring those of the 20th century with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes and the implication of avant-garde artists in opera up until World War II. Directly after the armistice of 1945, famous artists such as André Derain, Balthus, Dalí, André Masson, and Kokoschka reopened the theaters amidst ruins, thus ushering in a new era of optimism. The event of pop art, happenings, and experimental theatre with the collaboration of artists Robert Indiana, David Hockney, Robert Wilson brought on further developments in the realm of opera. Finally, interviews with world famous artists such as Anselm Kiefer, William Kentridge, Bill Viola, Robert Longo, Jonathan Meese, and Daniel Richter show how their contribution to the genre is making opera today more than ever a form of "total art" or "Gesamtkunstwerk" and a hotbed of contemporary creation.

Manga Kamishibai

Manga Kamishibai
The Art of Japanese Paper Theater

by Eric P. Nash

  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release : 2009-09
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before superheroes filled the pages of Japanese manga, such characters had been regularly seen on the streets of Japan in "kamishibai" stories. This work tells the history of this fascinating and nearly vanished Japanese art form that paved the way for modern-day comic books.

The Moscow Art Theatre

The Moscow Art Theatre
A Book

by Nick Worrall

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2003-08-29
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1134935870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unprecedented in its comprehensiveness, The Moscow Art Theatre fills a large gap in our knowledge of Stanislavsky and his theatre. Worrall focuses in particular detail on four of The Moscow Art Theatre's best-known productions: * Tolstoy's Tsar Fedor Ioannovich * Gorky's The Lower Depths * Chekov's The Cherry Orchard * Turgenev's A Month in the Country

Theatre & History

Theatre & History
A Book

by Rebecca Schneider

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2014-10-02
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 1137456574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This provocative book meets the supposedly 'live' practices of performance and the 'no-longer-live' historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the 'and' of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot - but often oppositional - arts and acts of time.

The Art Theatre a Discussion of Its Ideals, Its Organizations and Its Promise As a Corrective for Prsent Evils in the Commercial Theatre

The Art Theatre a Discussion of Its Ideals, Its Organizations and Its Promise As a Corrective for Prsent Evils in the Commercial Theatre
A Book

by Sheldon Cheney

  • Publisher : Van Doren Press
  • Release : 2008-06
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1409783987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Moscow Art Theatre and Its Distinguishing Characteristics

The Moscow Art Theatre and Its Distinguishing Characteristics
A Book

by A. L. Fovitzky

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1923
  • Pages : 45
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Art Theatre

The Art Theatre
A Book

by Sheldon Warren Cheney

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1925
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Direction

Direction
Readings in Theatre Practice

by Simon Shepherd

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2012-12-17
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1137292555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is directing an art? Do directors need to be trained? What do directors actually do? These questions and more are answered in this accessibly written survey of the art of theatre direction. Its broad scope ranges across the theatres of both America and Europe, looking at practices from Stanislavski up to the present day.

Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre

Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre
Art, Drama, Politics

by Eglantina Remport

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-04-26
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 3319766112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the first comprehensive critical assessment of the aesthetic and social ideals of Lady Augusta Gregory, founder, patron, director, and dramatist of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. It elaborates on her distinctive vision of the social role of a National Theatre in Ireland, especially in relation to the various reform movements of her age: the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, the Co-operative Movement, and the Home Industries Movement. It illustrates the impact of John Ruskin on the aesthetic and social ideals of Lady Gregory and her circle that included Horace Plunkett, George Russell, John Millington Synge, William Butler Yeats, and George Bernard Shaw. All of these friends visited the celebrated Gregory residence of Coole Park in Country Galway, most famously Yeats. The study thus provides a pioneering evaluation of Ruskin’s immense influence on artistic, social, and political discourse in Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.