Acting

An International Encyclopedia

Author: Beth Osnes,Sam Gill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874367956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 439

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A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world. * A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater) * Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance

Overshadowed

Author: Eva O'Connor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474291090

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Imogene used to be sparkly, vivacious and outgoing. She used to fancy lads, have curves and love chips. Recently however she has become withdrawn, gaunt, obsessed with exercise. The reason? Caol, her new best friend, who's cast a dark shadow over Imogene's life. Invisible to everyone except Imogene, Caol will not rest until Imogene has been reduced both emotionally and physically to a shadow of her former self. Combining sharp writing and incredible physicality this piece aims to provoke compassion and debate around the subject of eating disorders, by separating the sufferer from the condition. Overshadowed premiered at the Tiger Dublin Fringe festival in September 2015 where it won the Fishamble New Writing Award. This programme text was published to coincide with revivals at the Project Arts Centre Dublin and Theatre503, London, in January 2016.

The Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama

Author: Nora Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521117372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Nora Johnson's study of actors who wrote plays in early modern England uncovers important links between performance and authorship. The book traces the careers of Robert Armin, Nathan Field, Anthony Munday and Thomas Heywood, actors who were powerfully interested in marketing themselves as authors and celebrities; but Johnson contends that authorship as they constructed it had little to do with modern ideas of control and ownership. Finally, the book repositions Shakespeare in relation to actors, considering Shakespeare's famous silence about his own work as one strategy among many available to writers for the stage. The Actor as Playwright provides an alternative to the debate between traditional and materialist readers of early modern dramatic authorship, arguing that both approaches are weakened by a reluctance to look outside the Shakespearean canon for evidence.

Early Modern Drama in Performance

Essays in Honor of Lois Potter

Author: Mark Netzloff,Bradley D. Ryner,Darlene Farabee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 161149513X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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This collection brings together essays on the topics of Shakespeare, theater history, and early English drama in performance by scholars influenced by the pioneering work of Lois Potter.

Modern American Drama on Screen

Author: William Robert Bray,R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107000653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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From its beginnings, the American film industry has profited from bringing popular and acclaimed dramatic works to the screen. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive account, focusing on key texts, of how Hollywood has given a second and enduring life to such classics of the American theater as Long Day's Journey into Night, A Streetcar Named Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and focuses on Broadway's most admired and popular productions. The book is ideally suited for classroom use and offers an otherwise unavailable introduction to a subject which is of great interest to students and scholars alike.

Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt

Author: Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521242226

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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This book is the first critical survey of modern Egyptian drama during the period of its maturity from the 1930s to the present day. A discussion of the work of Tawfiq al-Hakim is followed by an examination of the less experimental plays of his successors, Mahmud Taymur, Bakathir and Fathi Radwan.

A Study of the Modern Drama

A Handbook for the Study and Appreciation of the Best Plays, European, English, and American, of the Last Half Century

Author: Barrett Harper Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 535

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The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama

Author: J. Thomas Rimer,Mitsuya Mori,M. Cody Poulton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537131

Category: Drama

Page: 880

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This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. It opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji-period drama and follows with six chronological sections: "The Age of Taisho Drama"; The Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath"; "Wartime and Postwar Drama"; "The 1960s and Underground Theater"; "The 1980s and Beyond"; and "Popular Theater," providing a complete history of modern Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, M. Cody Poulton, John K. Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any study of modern Japanese literature and modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nations.

Knowing Subjects

Cognitive Cultural Studies and Early Modern Spanish Literature

Author: Barbara Simerka

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536449

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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In Knowing Subjects, Barbara Simerka uses an emergent field of literary study— cognitive cultural studies—to delineate new ways of looking at early modern Spanish literature and to analyze cognition and social identity in Spain at the time. Simerka analyzes works by Cervantes and Gracían, as well as picaresque novels and comedias. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, she brings together several strands of cognitive theory and details the synergies among neurological, anthropological, and psychological discoveries that provide new insights into human cognition. Her analysis draws on Theory of Mind, the cognitive activity that enables humans to predict what others will do, feel, think, and believe. Theory of Mind looks at how primates, including humans, conceptualize the thoughts and rationales behind other people's actions and use those insights to negotiate social relationships. This capacity is a necessary precursor to a wide variety of human interactions—both positive and negative—from projecting and empathizing to lying and cheating. Simerka applies this theory to texts involving courtship or social advancement, activities in which deception is most prevalent—and productive. In the process, she uncovers new insights into the comedia (especially the courtship drama) and several other genres of literature (including the honor narrative, the picaresque novel, and the courtesy manual). She studies the construction of gendered identity and patriarchal norms of cognition—contrasting the perspectives of canonical male writers with those of recently recovered female authors such as María de Zayas and Ana Caro. She examines the construction of social class, intellect, and honesty, and in a chapter on Don Quixote, cultural norms for leisure reading at the time. She shows how early modern Spanish literary forms reveal the relationship between an urbanizing culture, unstable subject positions and hierarchies, and social anxieties about cognition and cultural transformation.

Religious trends in modern drama

an introductory survey of twelve modern playwrights and their contributions to the history of Christian thought

Author: John Michael Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

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Henry V - The Quarto (Sos)

Author: William Shakespeare,Graham Holderness,Bryan Loughrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867114

Category: Drama

Page: 122

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One of a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of "Henry V" is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a theoretical, historical and contextual critique. The original text - or First Quarto - of "Henry V", published in 1600, is missing the Chorus, a dramatic device which recent criticism has used to suggest a strikingly modern view of history and politics. These and other significant changes mean that critics can no longer assume that the play presents a distanced, ironic perspective on its own political and military action. If Elizabethan audiences saw in performance something closer to the First Folio than the 1623 Folio text, then their dramatic engagement with history was of a kind very different from that of the play's 20th-century interpreters. This new edition makes available the original text of "Henry V", in all its theatrical simplicity and historical difference.

A Pleasant Conceited Historie, Called The Taming of a Shrew

Author: Graham Holderness,Bryan Loughrey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389209980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 106

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Presents the earliest known editions of Shakespeare's play, which differs substantially from the present versions, and argues that these are authentic