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Theatre and Laughter Theatre and Laughter Новинка

Theatre and Laughter

This stimulating introduction to laughter in theatre and performance examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two. Exploring the many uses and effects of laughter in theatre, Eric Weitz considers laughter as a tool of political resonance, as social commentary, and as one of the oldest rhetorical devices.
Stage Fright, Animals, and Other Theatrical Problems (Theatre and Performance Theory) Stage Fright, Animals, and Other Theatrical Problems (Theatre and Performance Theory) Новинка

Stage Fright, Animals, and Other Theatrical Problems (Theatre and Performance Theory)

Why do actors get stage fright? What is so embarrassing about joining in? Why not work with animals and children, and why is it so hard not to collapse into helpless laughter when things go wrong? In trying to answer these questions - usually ignored by theatre scholarship but of enduring interest to theatre professionals and audiences alike - Nicholas Ridout attempts to explain the relationship between these apparently unwanted and anomalous phenomena and the wider social and political meanings of the modern theatre. The book focuses on the theatrical encounter - those events in which actor and audience come face to face in a strangely compromised and alienated intimacy - arguing that the modern theatre has become a place where we entertain ourselves by experimenting with our feelings about work, social relations and about feelings themselves.
Theatre and Nation Theatre and Nation Новинка

Theatre and Nation

How has theatre engaged with the nation-state and helped to formulate national identities? What impact have migration and globalisation had on the relationship between theatre and nation?Theatre& Nation explores how theatre institutions, playwrights, theatre-makers and performance artists engage with the nation, nationalism and national identity in their work. The book argues that theatrical representations of the nation are constantly in flux and that the way theatre engages with the nation changes according to different geographical, political, economic, social and cultural circumstances.   Foreword by Nicholas Hytner.
Theatre and Prison Theatre and Prison Новинка

Theatre and Prison

Theatre and Prison investigates how theatre-makers stage critical questions about the use of prison in society. Using examples from popular culture, dramatic texts and applied theatre it analyses how theatre and performance reveals economies of punishment, affects penal reform and both challenges and participates in narratives of reformation.
Theatre and Ireland Theatre and Ireland Новинка

Theatre and Ireland

What is the significance of theatre and performance within Irish culture and history? How do we understand the impact and political potential of Irish theatre? This innovative survey of theatre in Ireland covers a range of drama and performance, from the 17th century to the present. Expanding the field of Irish theatre to include mumming, wake games, prison protests and theatre riots, the book argues that Ireland's longstanding association with performance illuminates key aspects of its cultural history and politics. Foreword by Fiona Shaw
Decolonization of Indian Theatre with Girish Karnad and Badal Sircar Decolonization of Indian Theatre with Girish Karnad and Badal Sircar Новинка

Decolonization of Indian Theatre with Girish Karnad and Badal Sircar

'Decolonization of Indian Theatre with Girish Karnad and Badal Sircar', a literary and critical venture analyses the gestation, evolution, growth and development of Indian Theatre with gradual changes on the way focusing on the present condition of Indian theatre having a western influence and its liberation from the imperial clutches with the help of Indian playwrights with special reference to Girish Karnad, adhering to the ‘Theatre of Roots’ and Badal Sircar to the ‘Third Theatre’.
CD Paramore After Laughter CD Paramore After Laughter Новинка

CD Paramore After Laughter

After Laughter - новый, пятый студийный альбом знаменитой американской рок-группы Paramore.
Theatre and Photography Theatre and Photography Новинка

Theatre and Photography

Examining the relationship between theatre and photography, this book shows how the two intertwine and provide vantage points for understanding each other. Joel Anderson explores the theory and practice of photographing theatre and performance, as well as theatre and photography's mutual preoccupation with posing, staging, framing, and stillness.
Theatre and Therapy Theatre and Therapy Новинка

Theatre and Therapy

Walsh argues that there are many links between theatre and therapy when considering actor training, theatre in therapeutic contexts, and contemporary theatre and performance. He draws on a range of examples that include the drama of Sarah Kane, the method acting of Daniel Day Lewis and performances by Ruby Wax and David Hoyle.
Theatre and The Rural Theatre and The Rural Новинка

Theatre and The Rural

How has theatre represented the rural? And how does a re-viewing of theatre of and in the rural help to build and complicate our sense of place?Theatre & the Rural explores the different ways in which theatre has performed the rural from the medieval to the contemporary, and examines the changing relationships between place, performance and audience when theatre is staged in rural communities. The book argues that theatre has a key role to play in both producing and potentially changing understandings of the rural, challenging dominant views of the relationships between city and country which can affect the political, social and cultural lives of the nation.
British Asian Theatre British Asian Theatre Новинка

British Asian Theatre

This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre companies, as well as important writers such as Hanif Kureishi and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the book analyses the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions that have informed major productions. Complete with plot summaries and illustrated throughout, the text explores the extraordinary contribution that British-Asian theatre has made to the British stage over the past thirty years.
Theatre and Entertainment Theatre and Entertainment Новинка

Theatre and Entertainment

What do we mean by entertainment? How does this concept relate to theatre? Should theatre be for pleasure or instruction? Can it not be both? In this stimulating book, Jim Davis examines the relationship between theatre and entertainment by assessing audience reception, political theatre and melodrama. He explores definitions of entertainment, arguing that it can be found embedded in all forms of theatre, not just the 'popular'. Davis concludes with a review of contemporary perspectives on the topic and questions the limits of entertainment in theatrical performance.
British Asian Theatre British Asian Theatre Новинка

British Asian Theatre

This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre companies, as well as important writers such as Hanif Kureishi and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the book analyses the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions that have informed major productions. Complete with plot summaries and illustrated throughout, the text explores the extraordinary contribution that British-Asian theatre has made to the British stage over the past thirty years.
Critical Perspectives on Applied Theatre Critical Perspectives on Applied Theatre Новинка

Critical Perspectives on Applied Theatre

As the twenty-first century moves towards its third decade, applied theatre is being shaped by contemporary economic and environmental concerns and is contributing to new conceptual paradigms that influence the ways in which socially engaged art is produced and understood. This collection offers fresh perspectives on the aesthetics, politics and histories of applied theatre. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the book illuminates theatre in a diverse range of global contexts and regions. Divided into three sections - histories and cultural memories; place, community and environment; and poetics and participation - the chapters interweave cutting-edge theoretical insights with examples of innovative creative practice that traverse different places, spaces and times. Essential reading for researchers and artists working within applied theatre, this collection will also be of interest to those in theatre and performance studies, education, cultural policy, social history and cultural geography.
Critical Perspectives on Applied Theatre Critical Perspectives on Applied Theatre Новинка

Critical Perspectives on Applied Theatre

As the twenty-first century moves towards its third decade, applied theatre is being shaped by contemporary economic and environmental concerns and is contributing to new conceptual paradigms that influence the ways in which socially engaged art is produced and understood. This collection offers fresh perspectives on the aesthetics, politics and histories of applied theatre. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the book illuminates theatre in a diverse range of global contexts and regions. Divided into three sections - histories and cultural memories; place, community and environment; and poetics and participation - the chapters interweave cutting-edge theoretical insights with examples of innovative creative practice that traverse different places, spaces and times. Essential reading for researchers and artists working within applied theatre, this collection will also be of interest to those in theatre and performance studies, education, cultural policy, social history and cultural geography.
Federico Garcia Lorca's Subversive Theatre Federico Garcia Lorca's Subversive Theatre Новинка

Federico Garcia Lorca's Subversive Theatre

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA’S SUBVERSIVE THEATRE interrogates how the playwright employs subversion as a theatrical tool not only to foreground but also articulate social realities, challenge extant theatrical ideals and in the process, clamour for social change. Consequently, the present study examines Lorca’s theatre using two of his plays that constitute the rural trilogy: Blood Wedding and Yerma. Using Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction theories, a close textual reading and analyses of the two plays is carried out. The study explores various issues in Lorca’s theatre such as the conceptualization of his theatre, the use of Mithexis as opposed to mimesis, tragic heros and heroines as rebels, stylistic subversion, social subversion, the metaphor of time and binarism. Therefore, the text contributes immensely to the understanding of Lorca’s theatre and is a significant intervention in the study of drama and theatre.
Theatre and Race Theatre and Race Новинка

Theatre and Race

The theatre has always been a place where conceptions of race and racism have been staged, shared and perpetuated. Harvey Young introduces key ideas about race, before tracing its relationship with theatre and performance - from Ancient Athens to the present day.
Studying Musical Theatre Studying Musical Theatre Новинка

Studying Musical Theatre

The ideal accompaniment to any study of musical theatre, this lively textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the history, theory and practice of this popular theatre form. Bringing critical theory and musical theatre together, Millie Taylor and Dominic Symonds explore the musical stage from a broad range of theoretical perspectives, including narrative theory, orientalism, gender theory and globalization.Focusing on opera as well as musical theatre, Studying Musical Theatre considers dozens of diverse shows from 1607 to the present day. From Monteverdi to Mamma Mia, and from HMS Pinafore to Hedwig, this book offers an accessible and up-to-date guide to musical theatre for students, aficionados and enthusiasts alike.
Tennessee Williams and the Theatre of Excess Tennessee Williams and the Theatre of Excess Новинка

Tennessee Williams and the Theatre of Excess

The plays of Tennessee Williams' post-1961 period have often been misunderstood and dismissed. In light of Williams' centennial in 2011, which was marked internationally by productions and world premieres of his late plays, Annette J. Saddik's new reading of these works illuminates them in the context of what she terms a 'theatre of excess', which seeks liberation through exaggeration, chaos, ambiguity, and laughter. Saddik explains why they are now gaining increasing acclaim, and analyzes recent productions that successfully captured elements central to Williams' late aesthetic, particularly a delicate balance of laughter and horror with a self-consciously ironic acting style. Grounding the plays through the work of Bakhtin, Artaud, and Kristeva, as well as through the carnivalesque, the grotesque, and psychoanalytic, feminist, and queer theory, Saddik demonstrates how Williams engaged the freedom of exaggeration and excess in celebration of what he called 'the strange, the crazed, the queer'.
Theatre, Education and Performance Theatre, Education and Performance Новинка

Theatre, Education and Performance

In the first conceptual overview of current practices and debates in theatre education, Helen Nicholson explores the contribution that professional theatre practitioners make to the education of young people. She maps the environments in which theatre and learning meet, and looks at how the educational concerns and artistic inventiveness of people living in different times and places have inflected theatre and changed education. This inspiring book tells the story of ground-breaking developments of twentieth century theatre education, and explores the ways in which current theatre practitioners have upheld these radical traditions. Helen Nicholson investigates the effects on theatre education of a newly globalised economy, and asks pertinent questions such as: how can theatre education continue to encourage debates about social justice in the political landscape of the twenty-first century? How do the practices, policies and principles of theatre speak to different generations? Offering diverse illustrations of practice from around the world, Helen Nicholson draws on much personal experience and expert knowledge to demonstrate how cutting edge performance practices continue to engage young people today.
Theatre, Education and Performance Theatre, Education and Performance Новинка

Theatre, Education and Performance

In the first conceptual overview of current practices and debates in theatre education, Helen Nicholson explores the contribution that professional theatre practitioners make to the education of young people. She maps the environments in which theatre and learning meet, and looks at how the educational concerns and artistic inventiveness of people living in different times and places have inflected theatre and changed education. This inspiring book tells the story of ground-breaking developments of twentieth century theatre education, and explores the ways in which current theatre practitioners have upheld these radical traditions. Helen Nicholson investigates the effects on theatre education of a newly globalised economy, and asks pertinent questions such as: how can theatre education continue to encourage debates about social justice in the political landscape of the twenty-first century? How do the practices, policies and principles of theatre speak to different generations? Offering diverse illustrations of practice from around the world, Helen Nicholson draws on much personal experience and expert knowledge to demonstrate how cutting edge performance practices continue to engage young people today.
Theatre and The Visual Theatre and The Visual Новинка

Theatre and The Visual

Theatre & the Visual argues that theatre studies' preoccupation with problems arising from textual analysis has compromised a fuller, political consideration of the visual. Johnson examines the spectator's role in the theatre, exploring pleasure, difficulty and spectacle, to consider the implications for visual experience in the theatre.
Studying Musical Theatre Studying Musical Theatre Новинка

Studying Musical Theatre

The ideal accompaniment to any study of musical theatre, this lively textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the history, theory and practice of this popular theatre form. Bringing critical theory and musical theatre together, Millie Taylor and Dominic Symonds explore the musical stage from a broad range of theoretical perspectives, including narrative theory, orientalism, gender theory and globalization.Focusing on opera as well as musical theatre, Studying Musical Theatre considers dozens of diverse shows from 1607 to the present day. From Monteverdi to Mamma Mia, and from HMS Pinafore to Hedwig, this book offers an accessible and up-to-date guide to musical theatre for students, aficionados and enthusiasts alike.
Theatre and Feeling Theatre and Feeling Новинка

Theatre and Feeling

How does a tragedy arouse pity and fear? How do music and lighting set a mood or convey an emotional tone for an audience? Why does theatre move us? Theatre& Feeling explores the idea that, for many people, theatre is a passion. It provides an intellectual framework for the range of emotional experience engendered by the theatre, establishing a base-line for further thinking and practice in this rich and emergent area of inquiry. Moving across western dramatic theory and theatre history, the book demonstrates the centrality of feeling to the theatre.   Foreword by Anne Bogart
Джек Лондон White Fang Джек Лондон White Fang Новинка

Джек Лондон White Fang

"Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness-a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild…"
Джек Лондон White Fang Джек Лондон White Fang Новинка

Джек Лондон White Fang

"Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness-a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild…"
Theatre for Change Theatre for Change Новинка

Theatre for Change

Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and Theatre. Through interviews with leading practitioners and educators such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jan Cohen Cruz, James Thompson, and Johnny Saldana, the authors lucidly present the key concepts, theories and reflective praxis of Applied Drama and Theatre. As they discuss the changes brought about by practitioners in venues such as schools, community centres, village squares and prisons, Landy and Montgomery explore the field's ability to make meaning of a vast range of personal and social issues through the application of drama and theatre.
Theatre and Architecture Theatre and Architecture Новинка

Theatre and Architecture

Theatre and architecture are seeming opposites: one a time-based art-form experienced in space, the other a spatial art experienced over time. The book unpicks these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are essential to each other and contextualizing their dynamic relationship historically and culturally.
Theatre for Change Theatre for Change Новинка

Theatre for Change

Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and Theatre. Through interviews with leading practitioners and educators such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jan Cohen Cruz, James Thompson, and Johnny Saldana, the authors lucidly present the key concepts, theories and reflective praxis of Applied Drama and Theatre. As they discuss the changes brought about by practitioners in venues such as schools, community centres, village squares and prisons, Landy and Montgomery explore the field's ability to make meaning of a vast range of personal and social issues through the application of drama and theatre.
Theatre and Time Theatre and Time Новинка

Theatre and Time

This fascinating account of the relationship between theatre and time explores how different concepts of time - including linear clock time, the cyclical time of the planets and seasons, the rhythms of the body and individual memories - have impacted on and been reinforced by theatre throughout history, from medieval times to the present day.
Bridging Theatre and Visual Art Bridging Theatre and Visual Art Новинка

Bridging Theatre and Visual Art

This book details the theoretical and practical implications of using theatrical techniques and drama-based instruction in the visual art museum setting. Presented are four diverse museum theatre programs created and implemented at The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. These programs support the argument that drama-based instruction and theatrical techniques can help deepen and/or complicate the notion of visitor engagement in a visual art museum. The theoretical underpinnings of museum theatre are investigated by examining elements of applied theatre and museum learning and the progressive education theory which shapes their practice. It is put forth that creative participation in museum education is essential for personal and critical connection with visual art. Theatre is a dynamic and powerful tool to support this creative participation.
Sex on Stage – Gender and Sexuality in Post–War British Theatre Sex on Stage – Gender and Sexuality in Post–War British Theatre Новинка

Sex on Stage – Gender and Sexuality in Post–War British Theatre

Sex on Stage – Gender and Sexuality in Post–War British Theatre
Using popular participatory theatre as a research method. Lesotho Using popular participatory theatre as a research method. Lesotho Новинка

Using popular participatory theatre as a research method. Lesotho

If there is one language I understand perfectly well, it is the language of theatre!!!…. I have witnessed its transformative power in so many people’s lives and I am constantly amazed by it. Through the Winter Summer Institute in Theatre for Development, hosted in Lesotho bi- annually you will be able to experience the power of popular participatory theatre as a tool to facilitate socio-economic and political development and as a research method. Make theatre Make a difference (WSI)
Playing for Change: Playing for Change: Новинка

Playing for Change:

Playing for Change seeks to investigate the use of theatre devices in facilitating collective dialogue between hearing and Deaf performers. Drawing on the literature which establishes sign language as linguistically sophisticated and therefore on a par with spoken and written language, this paper identifies theatre as a shared language that is a unifying element between the two communities. It further investigates the structures present in creating meaning in theatre and their correlation with the languages of the hearing and Deaf. Using a case study of a Deaf/hearing integrated theatre company, From the Hip: Khulumakahle (FTH:K), the paper critiques Ladd’s (2003) notion of ‘Integrated Theatre’ as a hearing theatre group taking on a 'token' Deaf person, learning basic sign in the theatre devising process and presenting it as theatre. FTH:K also explores the gestural and imagistic language used between performers to collectively devise theatre amongst Deaf and hearing performers, as it does not privilege one language over another.
Theatre and Empire Theatre and Empire Новинка

Theatre and Empire

The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations. This compelling examination of the relationship between theatre and empire begins with potential definitions and theories of empire, suggesting how we might think of these two notions together and how we might see empire itself as theatre. A variety of case studies are then used to explore theatre in light of both cultural and economic imperialism.
Theatre and Scotland Theatre and Scotland Новинка

Theatre and Scotland

In this cutting-edge text, Trish Reid offers a concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture. She asks important questions about the relationship between Scottish theatre, history and identity, and celebrates the recent emergence of a generation of internationally successful Scottish playwrights.
Theatre and the Digital Theatre and the Digital Новинка

Theatre and the Digital

Why should the digital bring about ideas of progress in the theatre arts? This question opens up a rich seam of provocative and original thinking about the uses of new media in theatre, about new forms of cultural practice and artistic innovation, and about the widening purposes of the theatre's cultural project in a changing digital world. Through detailed case-studies on the work of key international theatre companies such as the Elevator Repair Service and The Mission Business, Bill Blake explores how the digital is providing new scope for how we think about the theatre, as well as how the theatre in turn is challenging how we might relate to the digital.
How Theatre Means How Theatre Means Новинка

How Theatre Means

In this wide-ranging study, Ric Knowles demonstrates how the examination and practice of theatre is enhanced by an expanded semiotic approach.  Moving from the history and theory of performance analysis to its practical application and paying particular attention to cross-cultural applications, he examines not what a particular piece of theatre means, but how meaning is produced in the process of creating, viewing and analysing theatre. How Theatre Means presents contemporary case studies and explores intersections between a wide range of theories and methods. Clear and accessible, this book brings a key analytical methodology to life for students, practitioners and scholars.
Musical Theatre Musical Theatre Новинка

Musical Theatre

This clear, comprehensive workbook is an ideal core text for Musical Theatre students of all levels. Drawing on the history and development of Musical Theatre, it guides readers through the entire process of preparing material for performance and provides stimulating activities and exercises to aid personal and professional development.
How Theatre Means How Theatre Means Новинка

How Theatre Means

In this wide-ranging study, Ric Knowles demonstrates how the examination and practice of theatre is enhanced by an expanded semiotic approach.  Moving from the history and theory of performance analysis to its practical application and paying particular attention to cross-cultural applications, he examines not what a particular piece of theatre means, but how meaning is produced in the process of creating, viewing and analysing theatre. How Theatre Means presents contemporary case studies and explores intersections between a wide range of theories and methods. Clear and accessible, this book brings a key analytical methodology to life for students, practitioners and scholars.
African Theatre Aesthetics African Theatre Aesthetics Новинка

African Theatre Aesthetics

African Theatre Aesthetics continues the enquiry into the issue of authenticity in African drama and theatre. It examines the various parameters that have been employed by scholars and critics over the past four to five decades in the attempt to answer the question: What exactly constitutes African theatre, or African theatre aesthetics? The book boldly navigates the murky waters of heterogeneity that complicates the identity claims of so called African theatre, and manages to conclude with what might be termed a consensus position on the manifestations of Africanness in the African theatre. The employment of the works of two Nigerian dramatists, Wole Soyinka and Femi Osofisan, as exemplars of the quintessential African theatrical forms in this book is potentially contentious, since so many other playwrights and indeed hundreds of theatre troupes and groups from different parts of Africa may equally and validly lay claim to strong representative values within the context. However, the book does make a strong case for the singularity of these two giants in the dramatic fields of Africa, which also accounts for their celebrity status in discussions of contemporary African theatre.
Writing for Theatre Writing for Theatre Новинка

Writing for Theatre

Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. Making theatre is a truly collaborative process which can be a tricky aspect to grasp when starting out. This book will take you on a journey from the origins of theatre to what it means to write for the stage today. It includes a series of interviews with writers, directors and dramaturgs, all of whom are making theatre now, providing an unrivalled glimpse into the world of contemporary theatre making. Kim Wiltshire explores the foundations, traits and skills necessary for playwriting alongside the creative possibilities of writing theatre in the digital age. Each part of the book ends with a series of exercises which students of the craft can use to practise their art and stretch their creativity.
Music Theory through Musical Theatre Music Theory through Musical Theatre Новинка

Music Theory through Musical Theatre

Music Theory through Musical Theatre provides a way of teaching music theory by way of musical theatre. Not simply a traditional music theory text, the book tackles the theoretical foundations of musical theatre and musical theatre literature with an emphasis on preparing students for a professional career.
National Theatre: All About Theatre National Theatre: All About Theatre Новинка

National Theatre: All About Theatre

Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as "a brilliant introduction to theatre", this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, like Lenny Henry, Meera Syal, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, and productions like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hear from experts at the world-famous National Theatre about every aspect of stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design, and discover, from first idea to final curtain, how plays are made.
Theatre and Migration Theatre and Migration Новинка

Theatre and Migration

A vibrant introduction to theatre that engages with stories, conditions and experiences of migration. Arguing that migration is crucially about encounters with foreignness, Emma Cox traces international histories of migration and considers key issues in contemporary performance - from Cape Town and Melbourne, to London and Toronto.
Ethiopian Theatre Ethiopian Theatre Новинка

Ethiopian Theatre

“One day I received an invitation letter from Ato Hiruy, the mayor of Addis Ababa to watch a theatre.I went eagerly and in a hurry to see how they had managed to stage the performance. What I saw was a band of singers and dancers singing and dancing accompanied by a drum, masinko, and krar. I realized the need to straighten up such leadership.” (p.51) after this “tragic” experience, the first Ethiopian theatre was born. For the last hundred years, it was lined up after the first play. Nowadays, Ethiopian theatre audiences are questioning the legitimacy of Ethiopian theatre being ‘Ethiopian’. In order to scrutinize the problem, this book traced back to the historical beginning of Ethiopian theatre and showed how the early theatres were influenced and shaped by the ideas of ‘modernity’ and the process of nation formation in the country. By giving a social, political and artistic account on history of the beginning of the 20th century Ethiopia, the book argued that the trend of the theatre should be scrutinized. For all professionals, lecturers and students who want to explore about Ethiopian theatre, as a pioneer print, this book sheds a major light on the study of Ethiopian theatre
Naturalism in Theatre Naturalism in Theatre Новинка

Naturalism in Theatre

An accessible survey of the development of naturalism and its effects on modern-day theatre. Taking into account the philosophical, scientific and aesthetic ideas that constituted the movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the book examines why naturalism is still a dominant mode of performance in theatre.
Theatre and Violence Theatre and Violence Новинка

Theatre and Violence

If violence is a terrible thing, why do we watch it? Nevitt explores the use of violence in theatre and its effect on spectators. Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, she argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.
Naturalism in Theatre Naturalism in Theatre Новинка

Naturalism in Theatre

An accessible survey of the development of naturalism and its effects on modern-day theatre. Taking into account the philosophical, scientific and aesthetic ideas that constituted the movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the book examines why naturalism is still a dominant mode of performance in theatre.
Terminally Illin' Vol 1 Terminally Illin' Vol 1 Новинка

Terminally Illin' Vol 1

Terminally Illin' is a collection of comics written during a 23 year old girl's battle with a rare bone cancer. While enduring harsh chemo treatments, Kaylin teamed up with her friend, Jon, and they worked on the stories. The laughter helped to ease the pain. They want to share this laughter and imagination with others that might find it helpful or entertaining. After all, laughter is the best medicine!
New Performance/New Writing New Performance/New Writing Новинка

New Performance/New Writing

Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge. Terms like 'postmodern' and 'postdramatic' have their own contested and defended histories, while notions of truth in verbatim theatre are open to serious critical challenge. Theatre writing can result in no words being spoken and nothing appearing on the page, and productions are stretching the boundaries of space, place and context like never before. This revised and significantly expanded edition of New Performance/New Writing explores immersive and solo theatre, autoethnography, applied drama, performance writing, plot, story, narrative and devising. It presents an invaluable response to questions that arise from new theatre, prompting active reading that enhances classroom and workshop learning, and improves productivity in rehearsal. Each chapter explores a key aspect of theatre study, while an extensive timeline of theatre events gives a broad overview of its evolution. Case studies on practitioners as diverse as Kneehigh, Punchdrunk, Mark Ravenhill and Forced Entertainment are scattered throughout the book, along with detailed suggestions for workshops, which encourage readers to test some of the book's ideas in practice.
New Performance/New Writing New Performance/New Writing Новинка

New Performance/New Writing

Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge. Terms like 'postmodern' and 'postdramatic' have their own contested and defended histories, while notions of truth in verbatim theatre are open to serious critical challenge. Theatre writing can result in no words being spoken and nothing appearing on the page, and productions are stretching the boundaries of space, place and context like never before. This revised and significantly expanded edition of New Performance/New Writing explores immersive and solo theatre, autoethnography, applied drama, performance writing, plot, story, narrative and devising. It presents an invaluable response to questions that arise from new theatre, prompting active reading that enhances classroom and workshop learning, and improves productivity in rehearsal. Each chapter explores a key aspect of theatre study, while an extensive timeline of theatre events gives a broad overview of its evolution. Case studies on practitioners as diverse as Kneehigh, Punchdrunk, Mark Ravenhill and Forced Entertainment are scattered throughout the book, along with detailed suggestions for workshops, which encourage readers to test some of the book's ideas in practice.
Modern Popular Theatre Modern Popular Theatre Новинка

Modern Popular Theatre

This book offers a concise history of popular theatre since the early twentieth century. Using key popular culture theories and critical perspectives, Jason Price analyses popular theatres across different cultural and political contexts, drawing on a diverse range of international artists and theatre-makers who have worked with popular forms, including Vsevolod Meyerhold, Blue Blouse, Bertolt Brecht, Erwin Piscator, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Bread and Puppet Theatre and more. As well as defining what 'popular' means in relation to performance and the audiences who watch it, the book considers some of the political frameworks and causes that popular theatre has been placed in service of, such as socialism, the New Left and the gay rights movement. It also addresses the uses of cabaret, puppetry and circus outside their native popular contexts, examining the role they play in avant-garde and experimental theatre practices. In doing so, Price encourages readers to look beyond popular theatre as a simple form of entertainment and to consider its potential as a form of political activism, as a community-builder, and as a valuable tool for artistic experimentation.
Theatre and Sexuality Theatre and Sexuality Новинка

Theatre and Sexuality

Theatre& Sexuality explains the critical validity of using sexuality as a lens for examining theatre's creation and reception. The book offers clear introductions to sexual identity politics, ways of 'reading' sexuality on stage and a select history of LGBTQ theatre, including a reading of Split Britches/Bloolips' production Belle Reprieve.
The Theatrical Ties that Bind The Theatrical Ties that Bind Новинка

The Theatrical Ties that Bind

Examining the elements of the hidden curriculum in theatre education allows theatre educators the opportunity to reflect on their own pedagogy and its effects on the learner. The theatre classroom provides a unique space to view hidden curriculum and can be viewed as a unique agent of social change. This qualitative study examined the hidden curriculum in theatre at the secondary level and looked at theatre teachers' pedagogy in reproducing elements of the hidden curriculum. The discussion looks at the functions of theatre pedagogy in the reproduction of class, inequality, and institutionalized cultural norms.
Modern Popular Theatre Modern Popular Theatre Новинка

Modern Popular Theatre

This book offers a concise history of popular theatre since the early twentieth century. Using key popular culture theories and critical perspectives, Jason Price analyses popular theatres across different cultural and political contexts, drawing on a diverse range of international artists and theatre-makers who have worked with popular forms, including Vsevolod Meyerhold, Blue Blouse, Bertolt Brecht, Erwin Piscator, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Bread and Puppet Theatre and more. As well as defining what 'popular' means in relation to performance and the audiences who watch it, the book considers some of the political frameworks and causes that popular theatre has been placed in service of, such as socialism, the New Left and the gay rights movement. It also addresses the uses of cabaret, puppetry and circus outside their native popular contexts, examining the role they play in avant-garde and experimental theatre practices. In doing so, Price encourages readers to look beyond popular theatre as a simple form of entertainment and to consider its potential as a form of political activism, as a community-builder, and as a valuable tool for artistic experimentation.
Modes and Codes: Theatre on HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa Modes and Codes: Theatre on HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa Новинка

Modes and Codes: Theatre on HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa

Theatre and performance in Kenya are practised by youth in varied forms in trying to combat HIV/AIDS. This book explores the potential and limitations of youth theatre and performance in responding to social issues in Kenya with a focus on HIV/AIDS. It questions the application, form, relevance and influence of a range of performances. Of particular interest are three areas in Kenya, namely; theatre in schools meant for the Kenya Schools and Colleges Drama Festival, theatre in schools prepared for pupils and the local community and theatre within communities sponsored by INGOs and NGOs in different parts of the country. Reference is made to examples of youth theatre work from South Africa and Uganda in order to compare experiences elsewhere in Africa with Kenyan practice and examine the possibility of the countries learning from each other.

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Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge. Terms like 'postmodern' and 'postdramatic' have their own contested and defended histories, while notions of truth in verbatim theatre are open to serious critical challenge. Theatre writing can result in no words being spoken and nothing appearing on the page, and productions are stretching the boundaries of space, place and context like never before. This revised and significantly expanded edition of New Performance/New Writing explores immersive and solo theatre, autoethnography, applied drama, performance writing, plot, story, narrative and devising. It presents an invaluable response to questions that arise from new theatre, prompting active reading that enhances classroom and workshop learning, and improves productivity in rehearsal. Each chapter explores a key aspect of theatre study, while an extensive timeline of theatre events gives a broad overview of its evolution. Case studies on practitioners as diverse as Kneehigh, Punchdrunk, Mark Ravenhill and Forced Entertainment are scattered throughout the book, along with detailed suggestions for workshops, which encourage readers to test some of the book's ideas in practice.
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