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Shakespeare And The Making Of Theatre

Author : Stuart Hampton-Reeves
ISBN : 9781137284938
Genre : Drama
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A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Leading performance critics dismantle Shakespeare's texts, identifying theatrical cues in ways which develop understanding of the underlying theatricality of Shakespeare's plays and stimulate further performances.
Category: Drama

The Stagecraft Of Aeschylus

Author : Oliver Taplin
ISBN : 9780198144861
Genre : History
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The visual effect of the staging of Aeschylus' plays was an essential part of their impact. And yet all that survives today are the scripts. Imagination, helped by anachronistic sources, has played the chief role for those dealing with the dramaturgy of Aeschylus' works, and the result has usually been stages crowded with extras and equipment. In this book, the author approaches the subject from a completely different angle. He clears the stage and looks for clues of Aeschylus' stagecraft in the texts of the plays themselves. He concentrates his study in an analysis of the exits and entrances in Aeschylus' works with constant reference to the practice of Sophocles and Euripides as well. His arguments and conclusions are fascinating and thought-provoking, and make the book indispensable for anyone interested in ancient Greek drama and its staging.
Category: History

If Then The World A Theatre Present

Author : Björn Quiring
ISBN : 9783110343939
Genre : Literary Criticism
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To metaphorize the world as a theatre has been a common procedure since antiquity, but the use of this trope became particularly prominent and pregnant in early modern times, especially in England. Old and new applications of the “theatrum mundi” topos pervaded discourses, often allegorizing the deceitfulness and impermanence of this world as well as the futility of earthly strife. It was frequently woven into arguments against worldly amusements such as the stage: Commercial theatre was declared an undesirable competitor of God’s well-ordered world drama. Early modern dramatists often reacted to this development by appropriating the metaphor, and in an ingenious twist, some playwrights even appropriated its anti-theatrical impetus: Early modern theatre seemed to discover a denial of its own theatricality at its very core. Drama was found to succeed best when it staged itself as a great unmasking. To investigate the reasons and effects of these developments, the anthology examines the metaphorical uses of theatre in plays, pamphlets, epics, treatises, legal proclamations and other sources.
Category: Literary Criticism

Exits And Entrances

Author : John O'Connor
ISBN : 9780521730853
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Exits and entrances offers a varied collection of plays, and television and film scripts. The texts are arranged in four themed sections: Identity, Turning points, Deception and Laughter.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Stagecraft In Euripides Routledge Revivals

Author : Michael Halleran
ISBN : 9781317800293
Genre : Drama
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In Stagecraft in Euripides, first published in 1985, Professor Michael Halleran examines certain aspects of the dramaturgy of the most extensively preserved Attic tragedian. Although the ancient dramatic texts do not contain performance directions, they do imply stage actions. This work explores the ways Euripides utilises the latter to make a point: to underline some issue, to suggest a contrast, or to shift the focus of the drama. Specifically, Halleran investigates the rearrangement of characters on stage at the major structural junctures of the play: entrances and their announcements; preparation for and surprise in entrances; and dramatic connections between exits and entrances. Three plays from the same era – Herakles, Trojan Women and Ion – are discussed in greater detail to reveal the potential of this approach for illuminating Euripides’ ‘grammar of dramatic technique’. Stagecraft in Euripides will thus appeal to students of theatre and drama as well as classicists.
Category: Drama

Terentius Poeta

Author : Peter Kruschwitz
ISBN : 3406559484
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Staging Dance

Author : Susan Cooper
ISBN : 0878300813
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 64.71 MB
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Staging Danceis a practical handbook that covers all aspects of putting on a dance production. It highlights the current diversity of dance activities, choosing examples from working dance groups and from individual dancers. The book includes sections on choreography, music and sound, designing and making sets and costumes, lighting design and technical implementation and stage management. Funding, planning and publicity are also covered. Staging Dancewill prove invaluable not only to dance artists, but also those working along side them: musicians, designers, lighting technicians, administrators and directors.
Category: Performing Arts

The Theory And Analysis Of Drama

Author : Manfred Pfister
ISBN : 052142383X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed interpretations of sample texts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary Of Japanese Traditional Theatre

Author : Samuel L. Leiter
ISBN : 0810865149
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 65.55 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theatres, companies, history, makeup, costumes, masks, biographies, theories, training, music, religion, criticism, and many more. This is done through hundreds of dictionary entries arranged alphabetically with abundant cross-references, a general introduction, a chronology, and a special glossary of all terms mentioned in the text but not provided with their own entries, all of which can be supplemented by consulting the most extensive bibliography of English-language Japanese theatre books, articles, and websites presently available.
Category: Performing Arts