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Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre
A Practical and Theoretical Handbook

by Alison Oddey

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9780415049009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice, with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It was written because of a perceived need for information about the subject, and is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre.

Contemporary Theatre in Education

Contemporary Theatre in Education

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.

The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

by Don B. Wilmeth

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-09-13
  • Pages : 757
  • ISBN : 0521835380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day.

Learning Through Theatre

Learning Through Theatre
Essays and Casebooks on Theatre in Education

by Tony Jackson

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9780719007897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre

by Richard Beadle

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1994-03-17
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9780521459167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The mystery plays and other drama of the English Middle Ages are perennially popular with students and theater audiences alike. This book gives an up-to-date account of the field, aimed at students of English literature and theater, as well as showing how the plays can be appreciated by the theater-going public in modern productions. It introduces new readers to famous mystery cycles such as those of Chester and York, and to great morality plays such as Everyman. There is a strong emphasis on theatricality, with numerous illustrations and valuable reference material.

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 3, Expressionism and Epic Theatre

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 3, Expressionism and Epic Theatre

by J. L. Styan

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1983-06-09
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780521296304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern drama in theory and ... /J.L. Styan.-v.3.

The Making of Theatre History

The Making of Theatre History

by Paul Kuritz

  • Publisher : PAUL KURITZ
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9780135478615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dictionary of the Theatre

Dictionary of the Theatre
Terms, Concepts, and Analysis

by Patrice Pavis

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 1998-01-01
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN : 9780802081636
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An encyclopedic dictionary of technical and theoretical terms, the book covers all aspects of a semiotic approach to the theatre, with cross-referenced alphabetical entries ranging from absurd to word scenery.

Theatre and Europe, 1957-95

Theatre and Europe, 1957-95

by Christopher McCullough

  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9781871516821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annotation An overview of the main strands of European thought (with regard to the development of European consciousness) manifest through significant moments of theatre practice. This book goes further than other books by relating theatre history to the development of the European Community as a whole. The author lays emphasis on the analytic sense of culture, wishing to illuminate a particular moment when theatre may be seen as an expression of, or a moment of subversion in, the accepted cultural status quo.

A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance

A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance
On and Beyond the Stage

by Carol Martin

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9780415106443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Divided into the categories of "history," "theory," "interviews," and "text," the materials in this collection allow the reader to consider the developments of feminist theatre through a variety of perspectives.

Experimental Theatre

Experimental Theatre
From Stanislavsky to Peter Brook

by James Roose-Evans

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780415009638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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James Roose-Evans, one of Britain's most experienced and innovative directors and founder of the Hampstead Theatre, surveys the history of the avant-garde in the theatre from its origins through such key figures as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Craig, Appia, Copeau, Artaud, Piscator, Brecht, Grotowski and up to the most recent experiments of Peter Brook's magnificent Mahabharata. This is a new, enlarged edition of a highly successful and widely-used book. As James Roose-Evans himself writes: 'I am convinced that if one is a practitioner of theatre it is an essential part of one's task to see and know what is going on in all of the arts. We have much to learn from one another as well as from the lessons of history.'

Theatre Under the Nazis

Theatre Under the Nazis

by John London

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780719059919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Were those who worked in the theatres of the Third Reich willing participants in the Nazi propaganda machine or artists independent of official ideology? To what extent did composers such as Richard Strauss and Carl Orff follow Nazi dogma? How did famous directors such as Gustaf Grüdgens and Jürgen Fehling react to the new regime? Why were Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw among the most performed dramatists of the time? And why did the Nazis sanction Jewish theatre? This is the first book in English about theater in the entire Nazi period. The book is based on contemporary press reports, research in German archives, and interviews with surviving playwrights, actors, and musicians.

Form and the Art of Theatre

Form and the Art of Theatre

by Paul Newell Campbell

  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9780879722791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is an argument for a particular point of view toward theatre, not a summary or survey of dramatic theory and criticism. The argument centers on the concept of form, a concept that is the rock on which all theoretical and critical works are built, or against which they shatter.

Erwin Piscator's Political Theatre

Erwin Piscator's Political Theatre
The Development of Modern German Drama

by C. D. Innes,D. Innes

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1972-09-07
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780521084567
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This 1977 text was the first full study of Erwin Piscator, the German theatrical producer who was prominent in the 1920s and worked after 1945 with the writers Hochhuth, Kipphardt and Weiss. Professor Innes sketches the background of Dadaism and Expressionism from which Piscator came, and points out the differences between Piscator and the other experimenters of his time. He also gives a vivid description of Piscator's technical innovations, the modern means of communication such as film, the illumination of the stage from below and 'the treadmill', a flat moving band along which the characters walked. These turned drama into a multi-media event. Professor Innes uses Piscator's career as a focus to describe theatrical developments in the twentieth century and to discuss the role of the author, the director, and the actor in drama, the purpose of the theatre, and the involvement of the audience.

Feminist Theatre Practice

Feminist Theatre Practice
A Handbook

by Elaine Aston

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9780415139250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical guide to theatre-making designed to take the reader through the stages of making feminist theatre. Organised into three instructive parts; Women in the Workshop, Dramatic Texts, Feminist Contexts & Gender and Devising Projects.Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbook is a helpful, practical guide to theatre-making which explores the different ways of representing gender. Best-selling author, Elaine Aston, takes the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre- from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance - this volume is organised into three clear and instructive parts:* Women in the Workshop* Dramatic Texts, Feminist Contexts* Gender and Devising Projects.Orientated around the classroom/workshop, Handbook of Feminist Theatre Practice encompasses the main elements of feminist theatre, both practical or theoretical.

Popular Theatre

Popular Theatre
A Sourcebook

by Joel Schechter

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9780415258302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents some of the most important, informative and lively writing available on popular theatre. The book introduces popular theatre forms such as cabaret, circus, puppetry, vaudeville, Indian jatra, political satire, and physical comedy.

Theatre Sound

Theatre Sound

by John A. Leonard

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780878301164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"John Leonard also discusses artistic input - working with the director and other designers - as well as the production process - putting together cue sheets, desk plots, conducting rehearsals, and operating the show. He gives special attention to musical theatre, with ample discussion of microphones, piano techs, loudspeaker rigs, and the basics of operating a musical."--BOOK JACKET.

African Theatre in Development

African Theatre in Development

by Martin Banham,James Gibbs,Femi Osofisan,Jane Plastow

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780253335999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A truly worthwhile resource in a growing field of research -- the theater and drama of Africa -- this volume collects ten essays about theater practice, publications, and productions; in-depth reviews of 17 books; and a new play." -- Choice "... a 'must-have' for anybody interested in issues relating to theatre and development in Africa.... a pioneering effort... " -- H-Net Reviews Art as a tool, weapon, or shield? This compelling issue and others are explored in this diverse collection of intriguing perspectives on African theatre in development. Also here: strategies in staging, propaganda, and mass education, and a discussion of the playwright Alemseged Tesfai's career in service to Eritrean liberation.

Art Into Theatre

Art Into Theatre
Performance Interviews and Documents

by Nick Kaye

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9783718657896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art Into Theatre investigates the processes of hybrid forms of performance developed between 1952 and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished, of the works under discussion. Ranging from the austerity of Cage's 4'33" through the inter-species communication of Schneeman's Cat Scanand the experimental theatre work of Schechner, Foreman, and Kirby, to the recent performances of Abramovic, Forced Entertainment and the Wooster Group, Art Into Theatre offers a fascinating collection of perspectives on the destabilizing of conventional ideas of the art "object" and the theatrical "text". Nick Kaye's introductory essay to the volume offers a useful context for the reader and each interview is preceded by an informative biographical sketch.

Applied Theatre

Applied Theatre
International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice

by Monica Prendergast,Juliana Saxton

  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1841502812
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Applied Theatre is the first study to assist practitioners and students to develop critical frameworks for planning and implementing their own theatrical projects. This reader-friendly text considers an international range of case studies in applied theatre through discussion questions, practical activities and detailed analysis of specific theatre projects globally."--Provided by the publisher.