Download Theatre Histories Ebook PDF

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
An Introduction

by Bruce McConachie,Tobin Nellhaus,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Tamara Underiner

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-02-26
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 113504113X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds to add fresh perspectives on the history of global theatre, the book illustrates historiographical theories with case studies demonstrating various methods and interpretive approaches. Subtly restructured sections place the chapters within new thematic contexts to offer a clear overview of each period, while a revised chapter structure offers accessibility for students and instructors. Further new features and key updates to this third edition include: A dedicated chapter on historiography New, up to date, case studies Enhanced and reworked historical, cultural and political timelines, helping students to place each chapter within the historical context of the section Pronunciation guidance, both in the text and as an online audio guide, to aid the reader in accessing and internalizing unfamiliar terminology A new and updated companion website with further insights, activities and resources to enable students to further their knowledge and understanding of the theatre.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
An Introduction

by Phillip B. Zarrilli,Bruce McConachie,Gary Jay Williams,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-03-07
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1134042949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories
A Book

by S.E. Wilmer,Thomas Postlewait

  • Publisher : Studies in Theatre History & C
  • Release : 2004-11
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

Mapping Global Theatre Histories

Mapping Global Theatre Histories
A Book

by Mark Pizzato

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-05-02
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 3030127273
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This textbook provides a global, chronological mapping of significant areas of theatre, sketched from its deepest history in the evolution of our brain's 'inner theatre' to ancient, medieval, modern, and postmodern developments. It considers prehistoric cave art and built temples, African trance dances, ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern ritual dramas, Greek and Roman theatres, Asian dance-dramas and puppetry, medieval European performances, global indigenous rituals, early modern to postmodern Euro-American developments, worldwide postcolonial theatres, and the hyper-theatricality of today's mass and social media. Timelines and numbered paragraphs form an overall outline with distilled details of what students can learn, encouraging further explorations online and in the library. Questions suggest how students might reflect on present parallels, making their own maps of global theatre histories, regarding geo-political theatrics in the media, our performances in everyday life, and the theatres inside our brains.

Theatre survey

Theatre survey
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

African Theatre

African Theatre
Histories 1850-1950

by James Gibbs,Femi Osofisan

  • Publisher : James Currey Limited
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9781847010148
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

What kinds of documentation of performances exist - both of colonial and indigenous theatre and how may this range of documentation have affected how we read theatre history?

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories
A Book

by S.E. Wilmer

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9781587294549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

Theatre History Studies

Theatre History Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Shakespeare in Stages

Shakespeare in Stages
New Theatre Histories

by Christine Dymkowski,Christie Carson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-04-18
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781107634015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The history of Shakespearean performance is very well served at its two extremes, with volumes providing a valuable historical overview of the subject and others concentrating on the performance history of a particular play. However, no individual volume provides an in-depth consideration of the stage histories of a number of plays, chosen for their particular significance within specific cultural contexts. Shakespeare in Stages addresses this gap. The original case studies explore significant anglophone performances of the plays, as well as ideas about 'Shakespeare', through the changing prisms of three different cultural factors that have proved influential in the way Shakespeare is staged: notions of authenticity, attitudes towards sex and gender, and questions of identity. Ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries and examining productions of plays in Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, the studies focus attention on the complex interaction between particular plays, issues, events, and periods.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
A Book

by Frost

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 1998-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780415048958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Devised Performance in Irish Theatre

Devised Performance in Irish Theatre
Histories and Contemporary Practice

by Siobhán O'Gorman,Charlotte McIvor

  • Publisher : Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers
  • Release : 2018-12-20
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781788747912
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice is the first collection to focus exclusively on devised theatre throughout the island of Ireland by bringing together a range of perspectives from both academics and practitioners. It situates the histories and contemporary practice of devised performance in the Irish theatre, responding to a decisive shift in the working approach of several prominent emerging companies including ANU Productions, Brokentalkers, THEATREclub, and THISISPOPBABY. This collection takes a historical approach that demonstrates how this contemporary surge of work builds on a physical and dance theatre movement in Irish theatre that began to coalesce in the 1990s through the work of companies like Barabbas, Macnas, Blue Raincoat, and Pan Pan which was in turn influenced by earlier community arts practice on the island of Ireland beginning in the late 1970s. Devised Performance in Irish Theatre makes visible a uniquely Irish body of work that will also further international understandings of devised performance as collaborative process and working methodology.

Popular Political Theatre and Performance

Popular Political Theatre and Performance
A Book

by Julie Salverson

  • Publisher : Critical Perspectives on Canad
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

"The work explored by the authors in this volume is courageous, flawed, hopeful, pragmatic and above all available: to what David Diamond calls a `piercing through, going over, under, around the culture of monologue that surrounds us'... to `the poetry in the speech of ordinary people' (Brookes). All of those individuals writing or represented in this volume---all of us drawn to this work---'have clearly put our hands to the wheel."---From the Introduction by Julie Salverson Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada

Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre

Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre
Spectral Genealogies and Absent Faces

by Evan Darwin Winet

  • Publisher : Studies in International Perfo
  • Release : 2010-03-10
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Drawing examples from as early as a 1619 production of Hamlet and as recent as 2007 performances by Indonesia’s most famous presidential impersonator, this book considers how theatre functions as a uniquely effective medium for representing the contradictions of Indonesian identity in the urban colonial/postcolonial metropole.

Theatre; History, Criticism and Reference

Theatre; History, Criticism and Reference
A Book

by David F. Cheshire

  • Publisher : London : Bingley
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Theatre, History and National Identities

Theatre, History and National Identities
A Book

by Helka Mäkinen,S. E. Wilmer,William B. Worthen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Lost Theatres of London

Lost Theatres of London
A Book

by Raymond Mander,Joe Mitchenson

  • Publisher : London : New English Library
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
A Book

by Alan Douglas Filewod

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780887548314
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available.

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946
Sounding Modernities

by meLê yamomo

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-07-20
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 3319691767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This book examines the intersection between sound and modernity in dramatic and musical performance in Manila and the Asia-Pacific between 1869 and 1948. During this period, tolerant political regimes resulted in the globalization of capitalist relations and the improvement of transcontinental travel and worldwide communication. This allowed modern modes of theatre and music consumption to instigate the uniformization of cultural products and processes, while simultaneously fragmenting societies into distinct identities, institutions, and nascent nation-states. Taking the performing bodies of migrant musicians as the locus of sound, this book argues that the global movement of acoustic modernities was replicated and diversified through its multiple subjectivities within empire, nation, and individual agencies. It traces the arrival of European travelling music and theatre companies in Asia which re-casted listening into an act of modern cultural consumption, and follows the migration of Manila musicians as they engaged in the modernization project of the neighboring Asian cities.

Nineteenth Century Theatre Research

Nineteenth Century Theatre Research
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The Lost Theatres of London

The Lost Theatres of London
A Book

by Raymond Mander,Joe Mitchenson

  • Publisher : London : Hart-Davis
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK