... Christianity could serve the same purpose for the City , leaving Heywood free to elaborate some blunt numerology in an awkward replication of a Spenserian device . The scaturigo's speech enumerates for us the 92 THE THEATRE OF PRAISE.
Author: Joanne Altieri
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A critical examination of panegyrical theatre from its beginnings in the masque, city pageant, and history plays to its varied culmination on the Restoration musical stage.
So, I accepted to be divided between the classical form of philosophy, which is to say great systematic treatises, and the occasional incursion, a kind of joyful foray, into the domain of the theatre. Why sing the theatre's praises at a ...
Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Whether this praise of everything French , simply because it is French , is an instance of the “ omne ignotum pro magnifico , " or merely of the odd national habit of running ourselves down in everything , I do not know .
Vol. for 1888 includes dramatic directory for Feb.-Dec.; vol. for 1889 includes dramatic directory for Jan.-May.
He truly believed , he said , that “ the breath of life of any art was drawn in an atmosphere of praise . Praise was the vital need of the artist , the greater part of whose wakeful hours -- if he were truly an artist - was made up of ...
Nay how often is the pulpit itself made the shop , and the theatre of praise upon present men , and God left out ? How often is that called a sermon , that speaks more of great men , than of our great God ? David calls upon the angels ...
One of the most common mistakes made in criticizing theatre is to overwhelmingly praise the production or to wholeheartedly dismiss the play. Very few productions are flawless, and even fewer are not without some merit.
Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
This book is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays—Macbeth, A Raisin in the Sun, Rent, and You Can’t Take It with You—this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then the four representative works are referred to throughout the book. This second edition also features revised and expanded chapters throughout, including on the technical aspects of theatre, the role of the audience and critic,and the diversity of theatre today.
The attendance was always good , and increased daily , so that , on the two last days , the meetings were held in the Theatre . The spirit of praise and prayer was so full , that it was at times difficult for all to take part who ...
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There his care, intelligence and virtue became apparent. There his spirit, so active, found much work. If I would keep quiet, the sculptures would speak. The tribunal is still pregnant with his praise.
Author: Stijn Bussels
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The most famous monument of the Dutch Golden Age is undoubtedly the Amsterdam Town Hall by architect Jacob van Campen inaugurated in 1655. Today we stand in awe confronted with the grand Classicist façade, the delightful horror of the sculptures in the Tribunal, and the magnificence of the huge Citizens' Hall. In the period of its construction, many artists and writers tried to capture the overwhelming impact of the building by, among other comparisons, relating it to the ancient Wonders of the World and by stressing its splendour, riches, and impressive scale. In doing so, they constructed the Town Hall as the ultimate wonder, thus offering a silent, but very powerful testimony to the power and position of the City of Amsterdam and its rulers as equals of the other European regimes. To fully understand these mechanisms of power, this book relates the Town Hall to other, impressive buildings of the same period-the palace of the Louvre, Saint Peter's Basilica, and Banqueting House-and their visual and textual representations. Thus, this book gives a broad audience of readers new insights into the agency of magnificent buildings. The Amsterdam Town Hall in Words and Images does not restrict itself to a national scope or a purely architectural analysis, but clarifies how artists and writers all over Europe presented buildings as wonders of the world. This book is pioneering in its analysis of seventeenth and eighteenth-century paintings, prints, drawings, poems, and travel accounts and offers a new understanding of how the wondrous character of these grand buildings was constructed.