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Sacred Theatre

Sacred Theatre
A Book

by Ralph Yarrow,Franc Chamberlain

  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1841501530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The contributors awareness of the innate ambiguity of the terms sacred and performance provides an animated discussion of their relationship, including a variety of differing critical responses to an array of plays, texts and performances. The book examines not only the structural understandings and functions of the sacred in theatre, but also experimental and personal experiences. Sacred Theatre examines both theatrical and more multi-disciplinary approaches to the sacred, offering stimulation for discussion within performance and theatre teaching.

A Student's Guide to A2 Drama and Theatre Studies for the AQA Specification

A Student's Guide to A2 Drama and Theatre Studies for the AQA Specification
A Book

by Philip Rush,Robert Lowe

  • Publisher : Rhinegold Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2004-10-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1904226302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women, Theatre and Performance

Women, Theatre and Performance
New Histories, New Historiographies

by Kate Dorney,Maggie B B. Gale,Maggie Barbara Gale,Viv Gardner

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780719057137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection addresses key questions in women's theatre history and retrieves a number of previously "hidden" histories of women performers. The essays range across the past 300 years--topics covered include Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse, Willhelmina Schröder-Devrient, the Comédie Français' "Mademoiselle Mars," Mme. Arnould-Plessey, and the actresses of the Russian serf theatre.

Theatre and Entertainment

Theatre and Entertainment
A Book

by Jim Davis

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1137321075
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What do we mean by entertainment? How does this concept relate to theatre? Should theatre be for pleasure or instruction? Can it not be both? In this stimulating book, Jim Davis examines this relationship, by assessing audience reception, political theatre and melodrama, and ultimately questions the limits of entertainment in theatre.

The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd
A Book

by Martin Esslin

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-04-02
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0307548015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters’ inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin’s landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett’s tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.

New Theatre Quarterly 61: Volume 16, Part 1

New Theatre Quarterly 61: Volume 16, Part 1
A Book

by Clive Barker,Simon Trussler

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2000-02-24
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9780521789011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.

Theatre and Prison

Theatre and Prison
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2018-03-17
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 0230344682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meyerhold on Theatre

Meyerhold on Theatre
A Book

by Edward Braun

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-01-28
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1474230229
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meyerhold on Theatre brings together in one volume Vsevolod Meyerhold's most significant writings and utterances, and covers his entire career as a director from 1902 to 1939. It contains a comprehensive selection from all published material, unabridged and translated from the original Russian, updated and supplemented with a critical commentary relating Meyerhold to his period and eye-witness accounts describing all his productions. The book is illustrated with photographs of Meyerhold's designs and productions. Within this diverse collection of sometimes dense, sometimes lyrical, and always fascinating writings, Meyerhold emerges from this book as a forerunner of such directors as Brecht, Piscator, Planchon and Brook, a relentless enemy of naturalism and a supreme exponent of total theatre whose influence continues to be felt throughout the theatre of today. This fourth edition features a new introduction by Prof. Jonathan Pitches, which helps to demystify some of the terminology Meyerhold and his associates used, and indicates the fundamental connection between culture and politics represented in his life and art.

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.

Adorno and Modern Theatre

Adorno and Modern Theatre
The Drama of the Damaged Self in Bond, Rudkin, Barker and Kane

by K. Gritzner

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-04-29
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1137534478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adorno and Modern Theatre explores the drama of Edward Bond, David Rudkin, Howard Barker and Sarah Kane in the context of the work of leading philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969). The book engages with key principles of Adorno's aesthetic theory and cultural critique and examines their influence on a generation of seminal post-war dramatists.

Exploring Museum Theatre

Exploring Museum Theatre
A Book

by Tessa Bridal

  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9780759104136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Museum theatre can be one of the most effective and rewarding programs your institution ever undertakes, and it can be one of the most challenging! Some institutions shy away from theatre because it seems too foreign to their mission, while others take it on enthusiastically but with little understanding of its demands. In Exploring Museum Theatre Tessa Bridal, one of the leading experts in the field, helps bridge these gaps and leads you along the path to a successful museum theatre program. She covers the philosophical and historical background including how to find your style, developing your first program, costs and funding, working with actors, directors, and other professionals, technical issues, evaluations, promotion, presenting difficult issues, collaborations, and historic interpretation. Appendixes and a bibliography round out this excellent reference.

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 Irish Documentary Theatre

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre
A Book

by Mary Raftery,Colin Murphy,Jimmy Murphy,Martin Lynch,Domingos Nunez,Grace Dyas

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-05-14
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1350094552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre is the first anthology of Irish documentary drama. It features five challenging plays by Irish writers, and one by an international author, interrogating and commenting on crucial events of Irish history and of the diaspora, with introductory essays by established academics. Together these plays represent the most innovative development in contemporary Irish theatre and illuminate the social and political realities of contemporary Ireland. The first two plays, of 2010 and 2013, deal with scandals of clerical and institutional abuse, and use as source material the Ryan Report of 2009, and the documents from the 2008 Irish Bank Guarantee. The next two, of 2014 and 2013, concern interpretations of the most iconic moment of Irish history: the Easter Rising. The first of these is based on published statements of participants in the event and the second on the lived experiences of those in the contemporary Republic whose founding ideals have not been realized . The last two plays, of 2015 and 2016, widen the view to the history of the Irish in the diaspora: one retelling the history of emigration to England based on published research material; and the other tracing Roger Casement's experiences in the Amazon and his subsequent participation in the Easter Rising using extracts from his diaries and other writings. The plays included and discussed are: No Escape by Mary Raftery Guaranteed by Colin Murphy Of This Brave Time by Jimmy Murphy History by Grace Dyas My English Tongue, My Irish Heart by Martin Lynch The Two Deaths of Roger Casement by Domingos Nunez

Australian Theatre After the New Wave

Australian Theatre After the New Wave
Policy, Subsidy and the Alternative Artist

by Julian Meyrick

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9004339892
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Theatre Book of the Year, 1947-1948

The Theatre Book of the Year, 1947-1948
A Record and an Interpretation

by George Jean Nathan

  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780838611760
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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George Jean Nathan (1882-1958) was formative influence on American letters in the first half of this century, and is generally considered the leading drama critic of his era. With H. L. Mencken, Nathan edited The Smart Set and founded and edited The American Mercury, journals that shaped opinion in the 1920s and 1930s. This series of reprints, individually introduced by the distinguished critic and novelist Charles Angoff, collects Nathan's penetrating, witty, and sometimes cynical drama criticism.

Writing in Collaborative Theatre-Making

Writing in Collaborative Theatre-Making
A Book

by Sarah Sigal

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2016-11-04
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1137331712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This engaging text explores the role of the writer and the text in collaborative practice through the work of contemporary writers and companies working in Britain, offering students and aspiring writers and directors effective practical strategies for collaborative work.

In Praise of Theatre

In Praise of Theatre
A Book

by Alain Badiou

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-10-12
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 0745687008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Praise of Theatre is Alain Badiou’s latest work on the ‘most complete of the arts,’ the theatrical stage. This book, certain to be of great interest to scholars and theatre practitioners alike, elaborates the theory of the theatre developed by Badiou in works such as Rhapsody for the Theatre and the ‘Theses on Theatre’ and enquires into the status of a theatre that would be adequate to our ‘contemporary, market-oriented chaos.’ In a departure from his usual emphasis upon canonical figures of the stage such as Bertolt Brecht and Samuel Beckett, Badiou devotes In Praise of Theatre largely to a consideration of contemporary practitioners, including Jan Fabre, Brigitte Jacques and Romeo Castellucci. In addition, the book features an incisive analysis of the precarious status of the theatre today, in which Badiou describes not only the current threats to the theatre from the right, but the far more insidious threat from the left.

American Presidents Attend the Theatre

American Presidents Attend the Theatre
The Playgoing Experiences of Each Chief Executive

by Thomas A. Bogar

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2006-05-16
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 0786442328
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Not every presidential visit to the theatre is as famous as Lincoln's last night at Ford's, but American presidents attended the theatre long before and long after that ill-fated night. In 1751, George Washington saw his first play, The London Merchant, during a visit to Barbados. John Quincy Adams published dramatic critiques. William McKinley avoided the theatre while in office, on professional as well as moral grounds. Richard Nixon met his wife at a community theatre audition. Surveying 255 years, this volume examines presidential theatre-going as it has reflected shifting popular tastes in America.

Theatre for Children

Theatre for Children
A Book

by David Wood,Janet Grant

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2017-12-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 057134612X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Described by The Times as 'the national children's dramatist', David Wood has been writing, adapting, directing and acting in plays for children for more than twenty-five years. His best known work, from his play The Gingerbread Man to his adaptations of Roald Dahl's The BFG and The Witches have enjoyed national and international professional success and entered the repertory of amateur companies and school dramatic societies. Now David has written the definitive book on theatre for children. He analyses the skills involved in entertaining audiences of children everywhere and reveals his special techniques for catching and holding a child's attention. This practical, step-by-step comprehensive guide is essential reading for professionals and amateurs alike, and anyone wanting to be involved in theatre for children.

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.