Playhouse and Cosmos

Playhouse and Cosmos

Playhouse and Cosmos systematically and comprehensively describes the function of theater and role-playing as metaphors in Shakespearean drama.

Author: Kent T. Van den Berg

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874132444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Playhouse and Cosmos systematically and comprehensively describes the function of theater and role-playing as metaphors in Shakespearean drama. The author examines this metaphor's revelatory and liberating power and concludes by affirming, with Shakespeare, the creative power of theatricality in life and in art.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theater as Metaphor

Theater as Metaphor

The papers of the present volume investigate the potential of the metaphor of life as theater for literary, philosophical, juridical and epistemological discourses from the Middle Ages through modernity, and focusing on traditions as ...

Author: Elena Penskaya

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110736535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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The papers of the present volume investigate the potential of the metaphor of life as theater for literary, philosophical, juridical and epistemological discourses from the Middle Ages through modernity, and focusing on traditions as manifold as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Latin-American.
Categories: Literary Criticism

When the Theater Turns to Itself

When the Theater Turns to Itself

A metadramatic study of nine of Shakespeare's plays, focusing on aesthetic metaphors created by the union of the playwright, actor-character, and audience.

Author: Sidney Homan

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838750095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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A metadramatic study of nine of Shakespeare's plays, focusing on aesthetic metaphors created by the union of the playwright, actor-character, and audience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theater Enough

Theater Enough

Theater Enough provides an innovative analysis of early American culture by examining the rhetorical shaping of the experience of settlement in the new land through the metaphor of theater.

Author: Jeffrey H. Richards

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822311070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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The early settlers in America had a special relationship to the theater. Though largely without a theater of their own, they developed an ideology of theater that expressed their sense of history, as well as their version of life in the New World. Theater Enough provides an innovative analysis of early American culture by examining the rhetorical shaping of the experience of settlement in the new land through the metaphor of theater. The rhetoric, or discourse, of early American theater emerged out of the figures of speech that permeated the colonists' lives and literary productions. Jeffrey H. Richards examines a variety of texts—histories, diaries, letters, journals, poems, sermons, political tracts, trial transcripts, orations, and plays—and looks at the writings of such authors as John Winthrop and Mercy Otis Warren. Richards places the American usage of theatrum mundi—the world depicted as a stage—in the context of classical and Renaissance traditions, but shows how the trope functions in American rhetoric as a register for religious, political, and historical attitudes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Drama as Metaphor

Drama as Metaphor

Author: Farouk Abdel Wahab

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:4321177

Category: Theater

Page: 554

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Categories: Theater

Metaphors of Conversion in Seventeenth century Spanish Drama

Metaphors of Conversion in Seventeenth century Spanish Drama

A new examination of the important theme of conversion in seventeenth-century Spanish drama.

Author: Leslie Levin

Publisher: Tamesis

ISBN: 1855660571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

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A new examination of the important theme of conversion in seventeenth-century Spanish drama.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Role Playing and Identity

Role Playing and Identity

--Process Studies"It is one of the American classics.--Human Studies

Author: Bruce Wilshire

Publisher:

ISBN: 0253205999

Category: Drama

Page: 301

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"[Wilshire] establishes a phenomenology of theatre, a theory of enactment, and a theory of appearance, none of which American theatre... has ever had." —Performing Arts Journal "... Wilshire makes unique contributions to understanding major aspects of the human condition in its necessary search for selfhood." —Process Studies "It is one of the American classics." —Human Studies
Categories: Drama

A New Perpsective on the Role of Musicality in the Theatre

A New Perpsective on the Role of Musicality in the Theatre

The theoretical scope of the book is developed from a wide range of case studies, some of which are re-readings of the classics of theatre history (Appia, Meyerhold, Artaud, Beckett), while others introduce or rediscover less-discussed ...

Author: David Roesner

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 1409461025

Category: Music

Page: 320

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As the complicated relationship between music and theatre has evolved and changed in the modern and postmodern periods, music has continued to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship. The new perspective results from two shifts in focus: on the one hand, Roesner concentrates in particular on theatre-making - that is the creation processes of theatre - on the other, he traces a notion of 'musicality' in the historical and contemporary discourses as driver of theatrical innovation and aesthetic dispositif, focusing on musical qualities, metaphors and principles derived from a wide range of genres.Roesner looks in particular at the ways in which those who attempted to experiment with, advance or even revolutionize theatre often sought to use and integrate a sense of musicality in training and directing processes and in performances. His study reveals both the continuous changes in the understanding of music as model, method and metaphor for the theatre and how different notions of music had a vital impact on theatrical innovation in the past 150 years. Musicality thus becomes a complementary concept to theatricality, helping to highlight what is germane to an art form as well as to explain its traction in other art forms and areas of life. The theoretical scope of the book is developed from a wide range of case studies, some of which are re-readings of the classics of theatre history (Appia, Meyerhold, Artaud, Beckett), while others introduce or rediscover less-discussed practitioners such as Joe Chaikin, Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Thalheimer and Karin Beier.
Categories: Music