Against Theatre

Against Theatre

Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage A. Ackerman, M. Puchner ... Theatre. Patrick. McGuinness. Aussi quand le soir n'affiche rien, incontestablement, qui vaille d'aller de pas allègre se jeter en les mâchoires du monstreet par ...

Author: A. Ackerman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230289086

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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Against Theatre shows that the most prominent writers of modern drama shared a radical rejection of the theatre as they knew it. Together with designers, composers and film makers, they plotted to destroy all existing theatres. But from their destruction emerged the most astonishing innovations of modernist theatre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

International Theatre Institute Report of the First International Conference on Theatre and Youth April 7 9 1952 UNESCO House Paris

International Theatre Institute  Report of the First International Conference on Theatre and Youth  April 7 9  1952  UNESCO House  Paris

It was pointed out that , while teachers like to have classics performed , young people of 16 or 17 sometimes react against costume plays , looking for something more immediate and wishing to see modern problems presented on the stage .

Author: United States Department of State

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105095824780

Category: Theater and youth

Page: 28

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Categories: Theater and youth

Meyerhold on Theatre

Meyerhold on Theatre

Braun, Edward (1995) Meyerhold: A Revolution in the Theatre. London: Methuen Drama. Evans, Mark (2009) Movement Training for the Modern Actor. Abingdon: Routledge. FischeLichte, Erika (2014) The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and ...

Author: Edward Braun

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474230223

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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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.
Categories: Drama

Brecht on Theatre

Brecht on Theatre

Selections from the celebrated German playwright's writings on the nature and direction of twentieth-century drama

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809005420

Category: Drama

Page: 294

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Selections from the celebrated German playwright's writings on the nature and direction of twentieth-century drama
Categories: Drama

Sacred Theatre

Sacred Theatre

This book could perhaps better be called 'the sacredness of théâtre' (le sacré du theatre) or 'the theatreing of the sacred': it is not about sacred drama (dramatic texts within or on the edges of a doctrinally prescribed definition of ...

Author: Ralph Yarrow

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501536

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Meyerhold On Theatre

Meyerhold On Theatre

Theatre-Studio demonstrated to everybody who made its acquaintance that it is impossible to build a new theatre on' old foundations. Either one must continue the construction of the Antoine-Stanislavsky theatre, or one must begin all ...

Author: Vsevolod Meyerhold

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408149270

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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A major reissue of a book which is used by students of Meyerhold across the world This was the first collection of Meyerhold's writings and utterances to appear in English and covers his entire career as a director from 1902 to 1939. These are supplemented by a critical commentary, relating Meyerhold to his period and containing descriptions, based on eye-witness accounts, of all his major productions.
Categories: Performing Arts

Brecht On Theatre

Brecht On Theatre

From now on music had the characteristics of art (a value in and of itself). The play involved a certain amount of knockabout ... The most successful demonstration of the epic theatre was the production of The Threepenny Opera in 1928.

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350068919

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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Brecht on Theatre is a seminal work that has remained the classic text for readers and students wanting a rich appreciation of the development of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics. First published in 1964 and on reading lists ever since, Brecht's writings are presented in this definitive edition featuring the wholly revised, re-edited and expanded text produced for the 50th anniversary of the first English publication. With additional texts, illustrations and editorial material, and with almost half the material newly translated, this edition provides a far fuller and more accurate account of the development of Brecht's work and writings. This edition features: * Clearer layout and organisation of the text * New translations of many of the Brechtian texts featured * Over 40 new, previously untranslated essays * Essay titles now correspond to the German originals * A revised selection of illustrations This selection of Bertolt Brecht's critical writing charts the development of his thinking on theatre and aesthetics over four decades. The volume demonstrates how the theories of Epic Theatre and Verfremdung evolved, and contains notes and essays on the staging of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, Galileoand many others of his plays. Also included is 'Short Organon for the Theatre', Brecht's most complete statement of his revolutionary philosophy of the theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Shakespeare on Theatre

Shakespeare on Theatre

SHAKESPEARE. ON. THEATRE. In, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeares implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence.

Author: Robert Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317429371

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 130

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In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeare's implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike – that Shakespeare's drama and his practice as an actor were founded on realism, though one clearly distinct from the realism later found in Stanislavski. Shakespeare on Acting is an extraordinary introduction to the way the plays articulate a profound understanding of performance and reflect the life and times of a uniquely talented theatre-maker.
Categories: Performing Arts

Yeats on Theatre

Yeats on Theatre

75. WBY, On Baile's Strand (27 Dec. 1904); ground plans, set designs, lighting design, musical score. Abbey Theatre Archive. NUIG. 76. ʻIntroduction to Well of the Saintsʼ, CW4, 221. 77. Martin, Metaphysician as Dramatist, 33. 78.

Author: Christopher Morash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009033022

Category: Literary Criticism

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W. B. Yeats is recognised globally as one of the most significant poets of the past century. And yet, in his Nobel address, he singled out his work in the theatre as his main accomplishment. Yeats on Theatre restores Yeats not only a playwright, but as a writer and thinker who, over forty years, produced a body of theory covering all aspects of theatre, including the possibilities of performance space, the role of the audience and the nature of tragedy. When read as whole, in conjunction with his plays, letters, and extensive manuscript materials, Yeats's theatre writings emerge as a radical, cohesive, theatrical aesthetic, at odds with – and in advance of – the theatre of his time. Ultimately, the Yeats who takes shape in Yeats on Theatre is an artist who thinks through theatre, providing us with an urgently needed reassertion of the value of theatre as embodied thought.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wesker on Theatre

Wesker on Theatre

Having attended the rehearsals of all ten of my plays on stage, four again on TV, one again in the film studio, and having directed five of them myself – one (unhappily) in England, and four abroad – I'm in a position to comment on ...

Author: Arnold Wesker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849433761

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Wesker On Theatre is a collection of essays by one of Britain's most well-known, prolific and controversial writers, which explores his thoughts on drama and the theatre gained from a writing career that spans fifty years. Wesker brings together for the first time an assortment of theatre pieces exploring such subjects as The DNA of a Play; The Nature of Dialogue; The Nature of Development; Can Playwrights be Taught to Write Plays; Interpretation - To Explain or Impose, and many others that attempt to elucidate the shifts of thought he has negotiated throughout his long career. Often controversial, Wesker On Theatre is a challenging and thought-provoking volume.
Categories: Drama

Granville Barker on Theatre

Granville Barker on Theatre

three we want a theatre or two where the test of success will be not to have produced as few plays as possible in a year, ... There is no better foundation for actors and audience to build each their share of the art of the theatre on, ...

Author: Harley Granville Barker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474294850

Category: Drama

Page: 280

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Granville Barker on Theatre brings together some of the most important critical theatrical writings of Harley Granville Barker, a major figure of 20th-century British theatre. Known as a pioneer of the National Theatre and Repertory Movement, and remembered mainly for his Prefaces to Shakespeare, from the 1900s to his death in the 1940s Granville Barker commented enthusiastically in newspaper items, introductions to plays, articles, essays, articles, and published lectures on a range of topics: the nature of theatre as an art form and as a social medium, the need for ensemble playing in a repertory system, the relationship between the three chief constituents of theatre – the actor, the playwright and the audience. Granville Barker on Theatre makes available again these writings in which Barker dissects the state of theatre as he saw it, with coruscating critiques of the commercial system, the long run and censorship, the vitality of theatre outside Britain, and what he saw as the welcome renaissance of theatre in non-professional groups liberated from the profit motive. These writings show a master practitioner concerned with, above all, promoting a new type of drama; vital not only for its own sake but for the sake of the health of society at large.
Categories: Drama

Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

English, including 'Le Prince Constant': L'étude et reconstruction du spectacle de Jerzy Grotowski et Théâtre Laboratoire de Wrocław by Serge Ouaknine. Juliusz was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at New York University in 1992–93; ...

Author: Catherine O'Leary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317500926

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 750

Theatre has always been subject to a wide range of social, political, moral, and doctrinal controls, with authorities and social groups imposing constraints on scripts, venues, staging, acting, and reception. Focusing on a range of countries and political regimes, this book examines the many forms that theatre censorship has taken in the 20th century and continues to take in the 21st, arguing that it remains a live issue in the contemporary world. The book re-examines assumptions about prohibition and state control, and offers a more complex reading of theatre censorship as a continuum ranging from the unconscious self-censorship built into social structures and discursive practices, through bureaucratic regulation or unofficial influence, up to detention and physical violence. An international team of contributors offers an illuminating set of case studies informed by both new archival research and the first-hand experience of playwrights and directors, covering theatre censorship in areas such as Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Poland, East Germany, Nepal, Zimbabwe, the USA, Ireland, and Britain. Focusing on right-wing dictatorships, post-colonial regimes, communist systems and Western democracies, the essays analyze methods and discourses of censorship, identify the multiple agents involved, examine the responses of theatremakers, and show how each example reveals important features of its political and cultural contexts. Expanding understanding of the nature and effects of censorship, this volume affirms the power of theatre to challenge authorized discourses and makes a timely contribution to debates about freedom of expression through performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

Essays on Theatre and Change

Essays on Theatre and Change

On Comparatism in the Colony: Archives, Methods, and the Project of Weltliteratur.” Critical Inquiry 42.3 (2016): 677–711. Borges, Jorge Luis with Margarita Guerrero. The Book of Imaginary Beings. Revised, enlarged and trans.

Author: Kélina Gotman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351598026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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If theatre is a way of seeing, an event onstage but also a fleeting series of moments; not a copy or double but more vitally metamorphosis, transformation, and change, how might we speak to – and of – it? How do we envision and frame a fluid reality that moves faster than we can write? Arranged over two parts, 'Figurations' and 'Translations', Essays on Theatre and Change reflects on the animal, history, doubling, translation, and the performative potential of writing itself. Each fictocritical essay weaves between voices, genres and contexts to consider what theatre might be, offering a 'partial object' rather than a complete theory. Leaving the page radically open to its reader, Essays on Theatre and Change is a dazzling, multi-lensed account of what it is to think and write on theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Commedia dell Arte in Context

Commedia dell Arte in Context

... conflict: on the one hand, well-ordered communities shielded themselves from the 'wind' generated by theatre by ... the same time produced dissident and critical material pitting society against theatre and theatre against society.

Author: Christopher B. Balme

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108556873

Category: Drama

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The commedia dell'arte, the improvised Italian theatre that dominated the European stage from 1550 to 1750, is arguably the most famous theatre tradition to emerge from Europe in the early modern period. Its celebrated masks have come to symbolize theatre itself and have become part of the European cultural imagination. Over the past twenty years a revolution in commedia dell'arte scholarship has taken place, generated mainly by a number of distinguished Italian scholars. Their work, in which they have radically separated out the myth from the history of the phenomenon remains, however, largely untranslated into English (or any other language). The present volume gathers together these Italian and English-speaking scholars to synthesize for the first time this research for both specialist and non-specialist readers. The book is structured around key topics that span both the early modern period and the twentieth-century reinvention of the commedia dell'arte.
Categories: Drama

Vasari on Theatre

Vasari on Theatre

... among other things , on a façade with a shop on its ground floor can be clearly seen the crest of a cardinal belonging to ... acted in Rome in 1514 ( [ K. ] Neiiendam , [ Le Théâtre de la Renaissance à Rome ( 1480 environ à 1530 ) ...

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809321610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

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From this imposing source, Thomas A. Pallen has created a compendium of theatrical references augmented by related modern Italian scholarship. Vasari's Lives - daunting because of its sheer magnitude - has remained relatively obscure to English-speaking theatre historians.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

General Index to the Gentleman s Magazine

General Index to the Gentleman s Magazine

163 Bristol petition against licensing a theatre there xliii . 100 Stamford Hill Chupel , used by the vicar of play - house , petition from Liverpool a Hackney xliii . 153 Stammering . query on xxiii .

Author: Samuel Ayscough

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z156698205

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Living Theodrama

Living Theodrama

The Platonic influence is evident in the diatribes ofAugustine and Tertullian against theatre, skillfully addressed by ivan Khovacs in “divine reckoning in Profane Spaces: Towards a Theological dramaturgy for Theatre” (Phd thesis, ...

Author: Dr Wesley Vander Lugt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472419439

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A fresh, creative introduction to theological ethics. Offering an imaginative approach through dialogue with theatrical theory and practice, Vander Lugt demonstrates a new way to integrate actor-oriented and action-oriented approaches to Christian ethics within a comprehensive theodramatic model. This model affirms that life is a drama performed in the company of God and others, providing rich metaphors for relating theology to everyday formation and performance in this drama. This book contains not only a fruitful exchange between theological ethics and theatre, but it also presents a promising method for interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and the arts that will be valuable for students and practitioners across many different fields.
Categories: Religion

University of Edinburgh Journal

University of Edinburgh Journal

Professor Bentley ' s ponderings on theatre and society make interesting reading , but they do not add up to a decisive contribution to this difficult topic , nor even to the history of a distinguished and concerned mind between 1954 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131089588

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Toronto Niagara Colourguide

Toronto   Niagara Colourguide

4th Line Theatre. Outdoor theatre on farmland against a backdrop of barns and meadows. Runs July through August. Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin St., Millbrook, 705-932 4445, www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca • Blyth Festival.

Author: Mark Grzeskowiak

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 9780887807602

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Discover Toronto and Niagaras best in this completely new Colourguide!
Categories: Travel

Serbia and the Serbs in World War Two

Serbia and the Serbs in World War Two

peasants regularly visiting Milan Nedic ́ were taken to the theatre in order to see national plays and ... was presented as a reflection of the national spirit, and, in that sense, the main field of struggle against individualism.

Author: Sabrina P. Ramet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230347816

Category: History

Page: 324

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A valuable and objective reassessment of the role of Serbia and Serbs in WWII. Today, Serbian textbooks praise the Chetniks of Draža MIhailovi? and make excuses for the collaboration of Milan Nedi?'s regime with the Axis. However, this new evaluation shows the more complex and controversial nature of the political alliances during the period.
Categories: History