Theory/Theatre

An Introduction

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134523645

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier's very successful and widely used essential text for students. Theory/Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. This new edition includes: * More detailed explanation of key ideas * New 'Putting it into practice' sections at the end of each chapter so you can approach performances from specific theoretical perspectives * Annotated further reading section and glossary. Theory/Theatre is still the only study of its kind and is invaluable reading for beginning students and scholars of performance studies.

Theory/Theatre: An Introduction

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134719213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Theory/Theatre: An Introduction provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Mark Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, to cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. Drawing upon examples from Shakespeare and Aphra Behn, to Chekhov, Artaud, Cixous and Churchill, the author examines the specific realities of theatre in order to come to a richer understanding of the relations between performance and cultural theory. Theory/Theatre: An Introduction is the only study of its kind and will be invaluable reading for new students and scholars of performance studies.

The Theory of the Modern Stage

Author: Eric Bentley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141189185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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In The Theory of the Modern Stage, leading drama critic, Eric Bentley, brings together landmark writings by dramatists, directors and thinkers who have had a profound effect on the theatre since the mid nineteenth century, from Adolphe Appia to �mile Zola. Here, Antonin Artaud sets out a manifesto for a Theatre of Cruelty, Bertolt Brecht discusses the tension between entertainment and instruction in experimental drama and Bernard Shaw defends himself as a realist, while W. B. Yeats describes the creation of a People�s Theatre. The ideas of theatre�s great makers are revealed by their best expositors, as Eric Bentley writes about Stanislavsky belief in the importance of emotional memory when creating a dramatic role and Arthur Symons considers Richard Wagner and the relationship between genius, art and nature.

An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134882254

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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At last an accessible and intelligent introduction to the energising and challenging relationship between feminism and theatre. In this clear and enlightening book, Aston discusses wide-ranging theoretical topics and provides case studies including: * Feminism and theatre history * `M/Othering the self': French feminist theory and theatre * Black women: shaping feminist theatre * Performing gender: a materialist practice * Colonial landscapes Feminist thought is changing the way theatre is taught and practised. An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre is compulsory reading for anyone who requires a precise, insightful and up-to-date guide to this dynamic field of study.

Semiotics of Drama and Theatre

New Perspectives in the Theory of Drama and Theatre

Author: Herta Schmid,Aloysius van Kesteren

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027215138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 548

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The volume presents perspectives in the theory of drama and theatre that are new for the following reasons: 1) the contributions reflect the international cooperation in developing drama and theatre as well as its theories; 2) this collection is the first attempt of presenting papers within the context of (Analytical) Theory of Science; 3) it is the first consistent set of papers starting from semiotics a s a meta-theory. The volume is divided into four sections: I Fundamental of Theatre Research, II Theory of Drama and Theatre, III Descriptive Theatre Research, IV Applied Theatre Research. The fifth and final section offers a selective bibliography of analytical approaches to drama and theatre.

Theatre for Development

An Introduction to Context, Applications and Training

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842777336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Written by a leading authority on the subject, this book provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of Theatre for Development. Since the 1970s, TfD has established itself as a process through which communities can address issues within their own self-development through participation in theatre practice. From its beginnings in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian sub-continent and Latin America, TfD has now spread across the globe as an effective development strategy. The author examines TfD within the context of evolving development theories and practices, including participatory approaches that encourage individuals and communities to transform themselves from the objects into the subjects of their own development. The book is illustrated with case studies taken from around the world, and from many different development sectors, including health, literacy and voter education.This book is recommended to academics and students in the fields of theatre and development, development planning, cultural practice, performance theory, theatre and politics.

Performance Studies

An Introduction

Author: Richard Schechner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136448713

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction was a defining moment for the field. Richard Schechner's pioneering textbook provides a lively and accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts, and cultural studies. Among the topics discussed are the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games, and the performances of everyday life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the social sciences, performing arts, poststructuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy, and aesthetics. This third edition is accompanied by an all-new companion website curated by a dedicated media editor, with the following resources for instructors and students: Interactive glossary Multiple choice questions Powerpoint Slides. Videos Website links for further study Tutorials on specific skills within Performance Studies Sample Discussion Questions Exercises and Activities Sample Syllabi The book itself has also been revised, with 25 new extracts and biographies, up-to-date coverage of global and intercultural performances, and further exploration of the growing international presence of Performance Studies as a discipline. Performance Studies is the definitive overview for undergraduates, with primary extracts, student activities, key biographies and over 200 images of global performance.

An Introduction to Theatre Design

Author: Stephen Di Benedetto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136480110

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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This introduction to theatre design explains the theories, strategies, and tools of practical design work for the undergraduate student. Through its numerous illustrated case studies and analysis of key terms, students will build an understanding of the design process and be able to: identify the fundamentals of theatre design and scenography recognize the role of individual design areas such as scenery, costume, lighting and sound develop both conceptual and analytical thinking Communicate their own understanding of complex design work trace the traditions of stage design, from Sebastiano Serlio to Julie Taymor. Demonstrating the dynamics of good design through the work of influential designers, Stephen Di Benedetto also looks in depth at script analysis, stylistic considerations and the importance of collaboration to the designer’s craft. This is an essential guide for students and teachers of theatre design. Readers will form not only a strong ability to explain and understand the process of design, but also the basic skills required to conceive and realise designs of their own.

Martin Rupprecht

Bühnen Bilder

Author: Martin Rupprecht

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 3957491665

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Der Bühnen- und Kostümbildner Martin Rupprecht gilt als "einer der führenden Ausstatter des deutschsprachigen Raums, dessen 'Kunst der atmosphärischen Konzentration' variantenreich, opulent und ironisch herkömmliche Sehgewohnheiten bricht und starke optische Akzente setzt". (Rowohlt Theaterlexikon) Neben klassischen Opern hat er insbesondere im Neuen Musiktheater als kongenialer Partner von Regisseuren wie Mauricio Kagel, Winfried Bauernfeind und Michael Hampe gewirkt. Zahlreiche Werke, etwa von Kagel, Henri Pousseur, Hans Werner Henze und Wilhelm Dieter Siebert, brachte er zur Ur- oder Erstaufführung. Er war u. a. in Berlin, Tokio, Los Angeles und Stockholm tätig. Der Band dokumentiert in großformatigen Bildern und opulenter Ausstattung das Bühnenwerk von Rupprecht, begleitet von Beiträgen u. a. von Achim Freyer, Christoph Tannert, Mauricio Kagel und Peter W. Marx.

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Martin Sexl

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825225275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

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Das Besondere dieser Darstellung der Entwicklungen des literaturtheoretischen Denkens ist erstens der historische Blick, der bis in die Antike zurückreicht, und zweitens das große Augenmerk auf den didaktischen Aspekt, das diese Einführung insbesondere für StudienanfängerInnen geeignet macht. Der historische Abriss bietet, als Geschichte \'erzählt\', einen ersten Überblick über die Zusammenhänge literaturtheoretischer Entwicklungen und kommt ohne Zitate und ohne Fußnoten aus. Daran schließen sechs Detailstudien zu den wichtigsten Theorien des 20. Jahrhunderts an.

Virtual Theatres

An Introduction

Author: Gabriella Giannachi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415283786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

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The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyzes the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts practices through discussion of a variety of artists and performers including: * blast Theory * Merce Cunningham * Eduardo Kac * forced entertainment * Lynn Hershman * Jodi Orlan * Guillermo Gómez-Peña * Marcel-lí Antúnez Roca * Jeffrey Shaw * Stelarc. Virtual Theatres not only allows for a reinterpretation of what is possible in the world of performance practice, but also demonstrates how 'virtuality' has come to represent a major parameter for our understanding and experience of contemporary art and life.

Terror-Tantchen

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644560110

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Nach dem überraschenden Tod ihrer Eltern ist Stella Saxby plötzlich Erbin von Schloss Saxby Hall. Doch ihre grässliche Tante Alberta und deren riesiger Berg-Uhu Wagner schrecken vor nichts zurück, um sich die Erbschaft unter den Nagel zu reißen. Vor gar nichts! Wie gut, dass Stella Freunde hat – wenn auch etwas spezielle Freunde: den schwerhörigen und fast blinden alten Butler Gibbon, zum Beispiel. Oder den Schornsteinfeger Ruß, der ein echter Geist ist. Werden sie es schaffen, Stellas Terror-Tantchen aus Schloss Saxby Hall zu vertreiben?

OuterSpeares

Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation

Author: Daniel Fischlin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442615931

Category: Drama

Page: 401

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For Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation, the global digital media environment is a “brave new world” of opportunity and revolution. InOuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation, noted scholars of Shakespeare and new media consider the ways in which various media affect how we understand Shakespeare and his works. Daniel Fischlin and his collaborators explore a wide selection of adaptations that occupy the space between and across traditional genres – what artist Dick Higgins calls “intermedia” – ranging from adaptations that use social networking, cloud computing, and mobile devices to the many handicrafts branded and sold in connection with the Bard. With essays on YouTube and iTunes, as well as radio, television, and film, OuterSpeares is the first book to examine the full spectrum of past and present adaptations, and one that offers a unique perspective on the transcultural and transdisciplinary aspects of Shakespeare in the contemporary world.

Theatre Histories

An Introduction

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134042949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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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.

Adaptations of Shakespeare

An Anthology of Plays from the 17th Century to the Present

Author: Daniel Fischlin,Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134692099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays include The Woman's Prize or the Tamer Tamed John Fletcher The History of King Lear Nahum Tate King Stephen: A Fragment of a Tragedy John Keats The Public (El P(blico) Federico Garcia Lorca The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht uMabatha Welcome Msomi Measure for Measure Charles Marowitz Hamletmachine Heiner Müller Lears Daughters The Womens Theatre Group & Elaine Feinstein Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief Paula Vogel This Islands Mine Philip Osment Harlem Duet Djanet Sears Each play is introduced by a concise, informative introduction with suggestions for further reading. The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to

Acoustic Interculturalism

Listening to Performance

Author: Marcus Cheng Chye Tan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137016957

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

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Acoustic Interculturalism is a study of the soundscapes of intercultural performance through the examination of sound's performativity. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, the book examines an akoumenological reception of sound to postulate the need for an acoustic knowing – an awareness of how sound shapes the intercultural experience.

Contemporary British Drama

Author: David Lane

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments. Referencing well-known practitioners from modern theatre, this book is an excelle

Contemporary Literature: The Basics

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136520732

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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‘Contemporary Literature’ is among the most popular areas of literary study but it can be a difficult one to define. This book equips readers with the necessary tools to take an analytical and systematic approach to contemporary texts. The author provides answers to some of the critical questions in the field: What makes a literary text contemporary? Is it possible to have a canon of contemporary literature? How does a reader’s location affect their understanding? How do print, electronic, and audio-visual media impact upon contemporary literature? Which key concepts and themes are most prevalent? Containing diverse illustrative examples and discussing the topics which define our current sense of the contemporary, this is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to engage critically with contemporary literature.

Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries

Author: Alex Symons

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664505

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television industries.