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Teaching theatre today: pedagogical views of theatre in by Anne L. Fliotsos, Gail S. Medford

By Anne L. Fliotsos, Gail S. Medford

Educating Theatre this present day addresses the altering nature of academic thought, curricula, and instructing tools in theatre courses of faculties and universities of the USA and, to a lesser volume, nice Britain. 13 essays are prepared to steer the reader from an summary of adjusting theories of theater schooling during the educating of particular kinds of classes, to the examine of the African American adventure in theatre schooling, to problems with altering pedagogical pursuits within the uk, and at last to the present country of educating for destiny lecturers of theatre. This ebook bargains either historic and theoretical insights that drove pedagogy in American theatre schooling in schools and universities throughout the 20th century and into the twenty-first.

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A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

By Arthur Miller

Set at the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at domestic along with his spouse, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. however the regimen of his lifestyles is interrupted while Beatrice's cousins, unlawful immigrants from Italy, arrive in long island. As certainly one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and myth performs out with devastating outcomes.

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Joan Littlewood (Routledge Performance Practitioners) by Nadine Holdsworth

By Nadine Holdsworth

The merely publication presently on hand on Joan Littlewood and her corporation, 'Theatre Workshop', this ebook explores the heritage to, and the paintings of a massive impact on 20th- and twenty-first-century performance.

Part of the profitable Routledge functionality Practitioners sequence, this publication makes use of unique archival fabric to discover Joan Littlewood – a theatrical and cultural innovator whose contributions to theatre made a huge effect at the method theatre used to be generated, rehearsed and awarded through the 20th century.

This is the 1st ebook to combine:

  • an assessment of Littlewood's occupation in terms of the broader social, political and cultural context
  • an exploration of Littlewood's theatrical affects, method of actor's education, trust within the artistic ensemble, perspective to textual content, practice session tools and use of improvisation
  • a precise case examine of the origins, learn, artistic method and pondering in the back of Littlewood's most famed creation, Oh What a stunning War, and an review of its impact
  • a sequence of functional workouts designed to catch and illustrate the main ways Littlewood utilized in the practice session room.

As a primary step in the direction of severe figuring out, and as an preliminary exploration sooner than happening to additional, basic examine, Joan Littlewood is unbeatable price for ultra-modern scholar.

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Amphitryon ; L'Aululaire ; Le soldat fanfaron by Plautus

By Plautus

Amphitryon half guerroyer contre les Téléboens. Son épouse, los angeles vertueuse Alcmène, attend son retour avec impatience. Mais Jupiter, séduit par ses charmes, l. a. dupe en prenant les characteristics de l'absent. De son côté, Mercure, le messager de Jupiter, s'amuse à faire douter de sa propre lifestyles Sosie, dont il a également pris l'apparence. L'avare Euclion n'a qu'une obsession: mettre en lieu sûr l'"aululaire", une marmite remplie d'or. Que les prétendants se le tiennent pour dit: il ne dépensera pas un sou pour marier sa fille ! Pyrgopolinices, soldat fanfaron, a enlevé l. a. jeune fiancée de Pleusiclés. Les deux amants pourront-ils un jour se retrouver ? Par likelihood, un esclave rusé veille sur eux et rivalisera d'invention pour ridiculiser le ravisseur... Ces comédies virevoltantes, Plaute les a écrites pour un public populaire avide de dépaysement et de rebondissements. Près de deux mille ans plus tard, Molière s'inspirera de ces quiproquos improbables.

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Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance by W. B. Worthen

By W. B. Worthen

Shakespeare and the strength of contemporary functionality asks a principal theoretical query within the research of drama: what's the dating among the dramatic textual content and the meanings of functionality? W.B. Worthen argues that the textual content can't govern the strength of its functionality. as a substitute, the textual content turns into major in basic terms as embodied within the altering conventions of its functionality. Worthen explores this figuring out of dramatic performativity via interrogating a number of modern websites of Shakespeare creation. The ebook contains unique discussions of modern movies and degree productions, and units Shakespeare functionality along different works of latest drama and theatre.

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Historical Dictionary of French Theater (Historical by Edward Forman

By Edward Forman

The time period "French theater" inspires such a lot instantly the glories of the classical interval and the peculiarities of the Theater of the Absurd. It has given us the works of Corneille, Racine, and Moliere. within the Romantic period there has been Alexander Dumas and surrealist works of Alfred Jarry, after which the Theater of the Absurd erupted in rationalistic France with Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean-Paul Sartre.The historic Dictionary of French Theater relates the historical past of the French theater via a chronology, advent, bibliography, and over four hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, traits, genres, innovations, and literary and historic advancements that performed a imperative function within the evolution of French theater.

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Richard Barr: The Playwright's Producer by David A. Crespy, Edward Albee

By David A. Crespy, Edward Albee

In Richard Barr: The Playwright’s Producer, writer David A. Crespy investigates the occupation of 1 of the theatre’s such a lot vibrant luminaries, from his paintings at the movie and radio productions of Orson Welles to his triumphant—and final—production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Explored intimately alongside the best way are the producer’s courting with playwright Edward Albee, whose significant performs equivalent to A Zoo Story and Who’s fearful of Virginia Woolf Barr was once the 1st to supply, and his cutting edge productions of arguable works through playwrights like Samuel Beckett, Terrence McNally, and Sam Shepard. Crespy attracts on Barr’s personal writings at the theatre, his own papers, and greater than sixty interviews with theatre execs to provide perception right into a guy whose legacy to manufacturers and playwrights resounds within the theatre international. additionally integrated within the quantity are a foreword and an afterword via Edward Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and one in all Barr’s closest associates. 

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Mary Wigman (Routledge Performance Practitioners) by Mary Anne Santos Newhall

By Mary Anne Santos Newhall

Routledge functionality Practitioners is a sequence of introductory publications to the most important theatre-makers of the final century. each one quantity explains the history to and the paintings of 1 of the key affects on 20th and twenty-first-century functionality. A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in expressionist dance. Her radical explorations of circulation and dance idea are credited with increasing the scope of dance as a theatrical artwork in her local Germany and past. This book combines for the 1st time: an entire account of Wigman’s lifestyles and paintings  exact dialogue of her aesthetic theories, together with using house as an ‘invisible associate’ and the transcendent nature of functionality a remark on her key works, including Hexentanz and The Seven Dances of lifestyles an in depth choice of sensible routines designed to supply an realizing of Wigman’s choreographic ideas and her uniquely immersive method of dance. As a primary step in the direction of severe knowing, and as an preliminary exploration sooner than happening to extra basic examine, Routledge functionality Practitioners are unbeatable price for ultra-modern scholar.

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Attack of the Theater People by Marc Acito

By Marc Acito

In praising “the witty highschool romp” How I Paid for College, the New York occasions e-book Review acknowledged, it “makes you desire there’s much more the place this got here from.” there's. during this hilarious sequel Attack of the Theater humans, Edward Zanni and his merry team of highschool musical-comedy miscreants circulate to the paranormal wonderland that's Manhattan.

It is 1986, and aspiring actor Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama institution for being “too jazz arms for Juilliard.” Mortified, Edward heads out into the city jungle of eighties long island urban and eventually lands a role as a “party motivator” who will get thirteen-year-olds to bounce at bar mitzvahs and charms businesspeople as a “stealth guest” at company occasions. while he by accident will get stuck up in insider buying and selling with a good-looking stockbroker named Chad, in simple terms the aid of his staff from How I Paid for school can rescue him from a stretch in membership Fed.

Laced with the encouraged zaniness of vintage American musical comedy, Attack of the Theater People suits the large hair of the eighties with a bigger heart.

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Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America by Leslie Zemeckis

By Leslie Zemeckis

Through the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral historical past of yank Burlesque—as advised via the performers who lived it, frequently talking out the following for the 1st time. through telling the intimate and incredible tales from its golden age throughout the ladies (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the genuine tale of burlesque, at the same time it stories a brand new renaissance.

Burlesque was once considered one of America's most well-liked varieties of dwell leisure within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and astonishing, the indicates entertained hundreds of thousands of paying consumers each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, disregarded of the background books.

By telling the intimate and amazing tales from its golden age throughout the ladies (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the real tale of burlesque, while it reviews a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed through burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of a similar identify, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, membership vendors, authors, and historians—assembled the following for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what rather occurred in a burlesque exhibit. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello—burlesque touched each nook of yank existence. the attractive exhibits usually poked enjoyable on the top sessions, at intercourse, and at what humans have been keen to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, a number of the performers have seeing that gave up the ghost, making this their final, and sometimes merely interview. at the back of the Burly Q is the definitive background of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral historical past of an American paintings shape. humorous, surprising, unimaginable, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek backstage on the burly show.

Includes dozens of never-before noticeable photos: infrequent behind the curtain pictures and candid photographs from the performers' own collections.

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