Theatre Archaeology

Author : Mike Pearson
ISBN : 9781134648443
Genre : Performing Arts
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Theatre/Archaeology is a provocative challenge to disciplinary practice and intellectual boundaries. It brings together radical proposals in both archaeological and performance theory to generate a startlingly original and intriguing methodological framework.
Category: Performing Arts

Archaeology Of The Indian Cave Theatre

Author : Hira Lal Shukla
ISBN : 8176462608
Genre : Social Science
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"History of Indian cave theatre, archaeology of Ramgarh Hill."
Category: Social Science

From Archaeology To Spectacle In Victorian Britain

Author : Shawn Malley
ISBN : 9781409426905
Genre : Art
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In his examination of the excavation of ancient Assyria by Austen Henry Layard, Shawn Malley reveals how, by whom, and for what reasons the stones of Assyria were deployed during a brief but remarkably intense period of archaeological activity in the mid-nineteenth century. His book encompasses the archaeological practices and representations that originated in Layard's excavations, radiated outward by way of the British Museum and Layard's best-selling "Nineveh and Its Remains" (1849), and were then dispersed into the public domain of popular amusements. That the stones of Assyria resonated in debates far beyond the interests of religious and scientific groups is apparent in the prevalence of poetry, exhibitions, plays, and dioramas inspired by the excavation. Of particular note, correspondence involving high-ranking diplomatic personnel and museum officials demonstrates that the 'treasures' brought home to fill the British Museum served not only as signs of symbolic conquest, but also as covert means for extending Britain's political and economic influence in the Near East. Malley takes up issues of class and influence to show how the middle-class Layard's celebrity status both advanced and threatened aristocratic values. Tellingly, the excavations prompted disturbing questions about the perils of imperial rule that framed discussions of the social and political conditions which brought England to the brink of revolution in 1848 and resurfaced with a vengeance during the Crimean crisis. In the provocative conclusion of this meticulously documented and suggestive book, Malley points toward the striking parallels between the history of Britain's imperial investment in Mesopotamia and the contemporary geopolitical uses and abuses of Assyrian antiquity in post-invasion Iraq.
Category: Art

Performing Site Specific Theatre

Author : A. Birch
ISBN : 9781137283498
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it
Category: Performing Arts

Theatre In The Victorian Age

Author : Michael R. Booth
ISBN : 0521348374
Genre : Drama
File Size : 75.88 MB
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A comprehensive survey of the theatre practice and dramatic literature of the Victorian period.
Category: Drama

The Archaeology Of Shakespeare

Author : Jean Wilson
ISBN : 075091727X
Genre : Architecture, Elizabethan
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The setting, staging and costuming of Shakespeare's plays illuminate many aspects of the texts and of contemporary social and cultural history. This study investigates the material evidence that bears upon the theater and theatrical presentation in Shakespeare's day. The discovery in 1989 of the foundations of the Rose theater, followed later in the year by the uncovering of the site of Shakespeare's own Globe theater, have transformed our knowledge of the subject. Jean Wilson assesses the results of these investigations in relation to what is known of the other theaters of London, and supplements her findings by the study of other contemporary art. Chapters on the social and cultural background to the Elizabethan theater, as well as on Shakespeare himself, provide the setting for the details of the archaeology. The text also includes nearly 90 illustrations of contemporary paintings, sculptures and buildings.
Category: Architecture, Elizabethan

Shakespeare Survey Volume 60 Theatres For Shakespeare

Author : Peter Holland
ISBN : 9780521878395
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Published with academic researchers and graduate students in mind, this volume of the 'Shakespeare Survey' presents a number of contributions on the theme of editing Shakespeare's works.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Theatre Quarterly 61 Volume 16

Author : Clive Barker
ISBN : 052178901X
Genre : Drama
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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.
Category: Drama

Marking Time

Author : Mike Pearson
ISBN : 9780859899864
Genre : Social Science
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Marking Time: Performance, archaeology and the city charts a genealogy of alternative practices of theatre-making since the 1960s in one particular city – Cardiff. In a series of five itineraries, it visits fifty sites where significant events occurred, setting performances within local topographical and social contexts, and in relation to a specific architecture and polity. These sites – from disused factories to scenes of crime, from auditoria to film sets – it regards as landmarks in the conception of a history of performance. Marking Time uses performance and places as a means to reflect on the character of the city itself – its history, its fabric and make-up, its cultural ecology and its changing nature. Weaving together personal recollections, dramatic scripts, archival records and documentary photographs, it suggests a new model for studying and for making performance…for other artistic practices…for other cities. Marking Time is an urban companion to the rural themes and fieldwork approaches considered in ‘In Comes I’: Performance, Memory and Landscape (University of Exeter Press, 2006).
Category: Social Science

Theatre Ecology

Author : Baz Kershaw
ISBN : 9780521877169
Genre : Drama
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A study into the relationships between performance, theatre and environmental ecology.
Category: Drama