Category: Stage Theatre

  • Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange by P. Kuppers

    By P. Kuppers

    Performances in hospices and on seashores; cross-cultural fantasy making in Wales, New Zealand and the USA; communal poetry between psychological overall healthiness process survivors: this e-book, now in paperback, provides a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based examine techniques sustained over greater than a decade - a refined engagement with incapacity culture.
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  • A Life of Galileo (Modern Plays) by Bertolt Brecht,Mark Ravenhill

    By Bertolt Brecht,Mark Ravenhill

    Arguably Brecht's maximum play, A lifetime of Galileo charts the 17th century scientist's outstanding struggle with the church over his statement that the earth orbits the sun.

    The determine of Galileo, whose 'heretical' discoveries in regards to the sun process introduced him to the eye of the Inquisition, is certainly one of Brecht's extra human and complicated creations. quickly silenced via the Inquisition's possibility of torture, and compelled to abjure his theories publicly, Galileo maintains to paintings in inner most, finally smuggling his figure out of the country.

    Brecht's appealing depiction of the explosive fight among clinical discovery and non secular fundamentalism is captured masterfully during this new translation via RSC writer-in-residence, Mark Ravenhill.
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  • Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender by Alisa Solomon

    By Alisa Solomon

    Re-Dressing the Canon examines the connection among gender and function in a sequence of essays which mix the critique of particular reside performances with an astute theoretical research. Alisa Solomon discusses either canonical texts and modern productions in a full of life jargon-free kind. one of the dramatic texts thought of are these of Aristophanes, Ibsen, Yiddish theatre, Mabou Mines, Deborah Warner, Shakespeare, Brecht, cut up Britches, Ridiculous Theatre, and Tony Kushner.
    Bringing to endure theories of 'gender performativity' upon theatrical occasions, the writer explores:
    * the 'double conceal' of cross-dressed boy-actresses
    * how gender pertains to style (particularly in Ibsens' realism)
    * how canonical theatre represented gender in methods which keep conventional pictures of masculinity and femininity.
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  • A History of the Berliner Ensemble (Cambridge Studies in by David Barnett

    By David Barnett

    The Berliner Ensemble used to be based via Bertolt Brecht and his spouse Helene Weigel in 1949. the corporate quickly received foreign prominence, and its productions and philosophy inspired the paintings of theatre-makers world wide. David Barnett's ebook is the 1st learn of the corporate in any language. in accordance with huge archival study, it uncovers Brecht's operating equipment and people of the company's most vital administrators after his demise. The booklet considers the boon and burden of Brecht's legacy and gives new insights into battles waged behind the curtain for the maintenance of the Brechtian culture. The Berliner Ensemble was once additionally the German Democratic Republic's so much prestigious cultural export, attracting consciousness from the top circles of presidency, and from the Stasi, ahead of it privatised itself after German reunification in 1990. Barnett items jointly a fancy background that sheds gentle on either the company's groundbreaking productions and their turbulent times.
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  • Madison Avenue, the subliminal musical by Paul Streitz,Robert Moehl,Gary Cherpakov

    By Paul Streitz,Robert Moehl,Gary Cherpakov

    a cosmopolitan, witty musical--North Shore journal, Boston

    Rating: A+ each tune in Madison road is a Gem“Centered round acquiring and keeping the account for Leonard’s Lemonade, a solid of adorable characters exhibit you what it’s relatively like within the insane global of advertisements. as well as having a fabulous, proficient forged, each tune in Madison street is a gem. Madison road is slick musical construction, sure to amuse and style even the main jaded of theater buyers. I’m absolutely offered, and you'll be too. Laurie Lawson, Punch International.

    A enjoyable tale within the vein of The Rocky Horror convey, yet rather than having a move on the 50;'s horror videos, its topic is the ads company -- 30 seconds to promote whatever to everybody, to that end lemonade.
    we now have the harried government who concurs to every thing the customer says; the blameless newcome, alice, who reveals occupation and romance at the 3rd ground; the tarty secretary who proves she's now not the bibo all people issues she is; the customer who should always be correct whether this product is not that strong; and the over-the-top director who believes advertisements are a piece of art.
    The play is solely for fun-don't are available short of an research of the advertisements worlkd, come to celebrate. -- Southern go, London
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  • The Decroux Sourcebook by Thomas Leabhart,Franc Chamberlain

    By Thomas Leabhart,Franc Chamberlain

    The Decroux Sourcebook is the 1st aspect of reference for any scholar of the ‘hidden grasp’ of 20th century theatre.

    This ebook collates a wealth of key fabric on Etienne Decroux, including:

  • an English translation of Patrice Pezin’s ‘Imaginary Interview’, within which Decroux discusses mime’s position within the theatre.

  • previously unpublished articles by way of Decroux from France’s Bibiothèque Nationale.

  • essays from Decroux’s fellow innovators Eugenio Barba and Edward Gordon Craig, explaining the synthesis of idea and perform in his work.

    Etienne Decroux’s pioneering paintings in actual theatre is the following richly illustrated not just by means of a library of resource fabric, but additionally with a gallery of pictures following his lifestyles, paintings and influences.

    The Decroux Sourcebook is a perfect better half to Thomas Leabhart’s Etienne Decroux within the Routledge functionality Practitioners sequence, supplying key basic and secondary assets to these accomplishing examine in any respect degrees.

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  • Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000 (Critical by Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.,Siyuan Liu,Erin B. Mee

    By Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.,Siyuan Liu,Erin B. Mee

    Modern Asian Theatre and function 1900 – 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, monitoring the appearance of contemporary drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping energy of realism and naturalism, the effect of Western tradition, the connection among theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and the way theatre operates in modern Asian society.

    Organised by means of interval, country and quarter, every one bankruptcy provides:
    ·a ancient review of the culture;
    ·an define of theatre history;
    ·a survey of important playwrights, actors, administrators, businesses, performs and productions.

    With contributions from a world staff of students, this authoritative creation will uniquely equip scholars and students with a vast knowing of the fashionable theatre histories of Asia.
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  • The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African by Martin Middeke,Peter Paul Schnierer

    By Martin Middeke,Peter Paul Schnierer

    South Africa has a uniquely wealthy and various theatre culture which has spoke back energetically to the country's striking transition, supporting to outline the demanding situations and contradictions of this younger democracy. This quantity considers the range of theatre types, and the paintings of the key playwrights and theatre makers generating paintings in democratic South Africa. It deals an outline of theatre pioneers and theatre varieties partly One, earlier than targeting the paintings of person playwrights partly . via its wide-ranging survey of indigenous drama written predominantly within the English language and the research of greater than a hundred performs, an in depth account is supplied of post-apartheid South African theatre and its engagement with the country's fresh history.

    Part One bargains six review chapters on South African theatre pioneers and theatre types. those contain attention of the paintings of artists equivalent to Barney Simon, Mbongeni Ngema, Phyllis Klotz; the collaborations of William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet corporation; the paintings of Magnet Theatre, and of actual and well known neighborhood theatre forms.

    Part positive factors chapters on twelve significant playwrights, together with Athol Fugard, Reza de rainy, Lara Foot, Zakes Mda, Yaël Farber, Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, Mike van Graan and Brett Bailey. It incorporates a survey of rising playwrights and demanding performs, and the publication closes with an interview with Aubrey Sekhabi, the creative Director of the South African country Theatre in Pretoria.

    Written through a workforce of over twenty best foreign students, The Methuen Drama advisor to modern South African Theatre is a special source that would be precious to scholars and students from a number of diverse disciplines, in addition to theatre practitioners.
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  • The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals by Dan Dietz

    By Dan Dietz

    The debut of Oklahoma! in 1943 ushered within the glossy period of Broadway musicals and was once via a few successes that experience turn into loved classics. indicates produced on Broadway in this decade comprise Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, Carousel, Finian’s Rainbow, Pal Joey, On the Town, and South Pacific. one of the significant performers of the last decade have been Alfred Drake, Gene Kelly, Mary Martin, and Ethel Merman, whereas different skills who contributed to exhibits contain Irving Berlin, Gower Champion, Betty Comden, Adolph eco-friendly, Agnes de Mille, Lorenz Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter, Jerome Robbins, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein II.

    The whole ebook of Nineteen Forties Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines each musical and revue that opened on Broadway throughout the Forties. as well as supplying information on each hit and flop, this booklet comprises revivals and one-man and one-woman indicates. each one access comprises the subsequent information:

    • Opening and shutting dates
    • Plot summary
    • Cast members
    • Number of performances
    • Names of all very important team of workers, together with writers, composers, administrators, choreographers, manufacturers, and musical directors
    • Musical numbers and the names of performers who brought the songs
    • Production info, together with information regarding tryouts
    • Source material
    • Critical statement
    • Details approximately London and different international productions

    Besides separate entries for every creation, the ebook deals a number of appendixes, resembling a discography, movie models, released scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and non-musical productions that applied songs, dances, or history music.

    A treasure trove of knowledge,
    The whole booklet of Forties Broadway Musicals offers readers with a whole view of every convey. this important source may be of use to students, historians, and informal fanatics of 1 of the best a long time in musical theatre history.
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