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How Theatre Means

Author : Ric Knowles
ISBN : 9781137442284
Genre : Art
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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.
Category: Art

Generating Theatre Meaning

Author : Eli Rozik
ISBN : 184519330X
Genre : Performing Arts
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This text offers a theory and methodology of performance analysis as an alternative to traditional play-analysis.
Category: Performing Arts

Theatre Social Media And Meaning Making

Author : Bree Hadley
ISBN : 9783319548821
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book offers the first broad-based survey of the way artists, audiences and society at large are making use of social media, and how the emergence of social media platforms that allow two-way interaction between these groups has been held up as a ‘game changer’ by many in the theatre industry. The first book to analyse aesthetic, critical, audience development, marketing and assessment uptake of social media in the theatre industry in an integrated fashion, Theatre, Social Media and Meaning Making examines examples from the USA, UK, Europe and Australasia to provide a snapshot of this emerging niche within networked, telematic, immersive and participatory theatre production and reception practices. A vital new resource for the field, this book will appeal to scholars, students, and industry practitioners alike.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Marvin Carlson
ISBN : 9780199669820
Genre : Performing Arts
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Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization. Taking a global look at how various forms of theatre - including puppetry, dance, and mime - have been interpreted and enjoyed, this Very Short Introduction explores all aspects of the theatre, including its relationship with religion, literature, and its value worldwide.
Category: Performing Arts

Shakespeare And Political Theatre In Practice

Author : Andrew James Hartley
ISBN : 9780230370050
Genre : Drama
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What makes a Shakespeare production political? Can Shakespeare's plays ever be truly radical? Revealing the unspoken politics of Shakespeare's plays on stage, Andrew Hartley examines their nature, agenda, limits and potential. In considering key theoretical issues, analysing a wide range of productions, and engaging in a collaborative debate with Professor Ayanna Thompson, Hartley highlights a more consciously political approach to making theatre out of Shakespeare's scripts – and to experiencing it as an audience. Dynamic and provocative, this book is a crucial text for students and theatre practitioners alike.
Category: Drama

Theatre And Ideology

Author : Ben B. Halm
ISBN : UOM:39015031703658
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Theatre and Ideology, the theoretical and metaphorical possibilities of theatre are investigated by way of writings that both affirm and reject the presumed role of theatre in the representation of human experience. However, the bulk of the writers and movements seek to use theatre as a means to sociocultural and even psychological change. Among them are Adolphe Appia, Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, and the members of the Ghana National Theatre Movement. The fundamental character of representation, theatre, and ideology means that a great many concepts central to human thought and life are brought into the frame of this book. The nature of truth, culture and acculturation, alienation and disalienation, nationalism, secondary decolonization (as psychocultural disalienation), and the role of art and language in the process of change are all illuminated here. The specific context and material conditions under which these issues appear often lead to a new, or simply other way of seeing them.
Category: Performing Arts

Devising Theatre

Author : Alison Oddey
ISBN : 9781136111969
Genre : Performing Arts
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Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.
Category: Performing Arts

Street Theatre And Other Outdoor Performance

Author : Bim Mason
ISBN : 9780415070508
Genre : Art
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This book is a description, a celebration and an analysis of outdoor theatre, which demonstrates just what a sophisticated art form it is. It provides a practical guide to those who are new to the subject and enables practising performers to additional new insight on their own work. It also provides arts administrators and festival organisers with the information they need to programme outdoor performances successfully. Bim Mason describes some of the less well known methods as well as examining the performance practices of some of the most established British and European companies. He shows how the contemporary scene has been arrived at, and explores the ways in which outdoor performance continues to challenge and dissolve our definitions of theatre.
Category: Art

Theatre And The Body

Author : Colette Conroy
ISBN : 9780230364707
Genre : Performing Arts
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What do we mean when we talk about bodies in theatre? And how does theatre affect the way we think about the human body? Bodies are vital elements of theatre production and spectatorship. But the body is not just physical, it is also conceptual. Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, Theatre& the Body is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Concise and clear, this book explores the revealing tensions between the body, bodies, language, representation and movement in the theatre. Foreword by Marina Abramovic
Category: Performing Arts

Drama Performance And Debate

Author : Jan Bloemendal
ISBN : 9789004240636
Genre : History
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In this volume, 15 contributions discuss the role or roles of early modern ('literacy' and non-literary) forms of theatre in the formation of public opinion or its use in making statements in public or private debates.
Category: History

South African Theatre As And Intervention

Author : Marcia Shirley Blumberg
ISBN : 9042005378
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of the most striking features of cultural life in South Africa has been the extent to which one area of cultural practice - theatre - has more than any other testified to the present condition of the country, now in transition between its colonial past and a decolonized future. But in what sense and how far does the critical force of theatre in South Africa as a mode of intervention continue? In the immediate post-election moment, theatre seemed to be pursuing an escapist, nostalgic route, relieved of its historical burden of protest and opposition. But, as the contributors to this volume show, new voices have been emerging, and a more complex politics of the theatre, involving feminist and gay initiatives, physical theatre, festival theatre and theatre-for-education, has become apparent. Both new and familiar players in South African theatre studies from around the world here respond to or anticipate the altered conditions of the country, while exploring the notion that theatre continues to 'intervene.' This broad focus enables a wide and stimulating range of approaches: contributors examine strategies of intervention among audiences, theatres, established and fledgling writers, canonical and new texts, traditional and innovative critical perspectives. The book concludes with four recent interviews with influential practitioners about the meaning and future of theatre in South Africa: Athol Fugard, Fatima Dike, Reza de Wet, and Janet Suzman.
Category: Literary Criticism

Nationalism And Youth In Theatre And Performance

Author : Victoria Pettersen Lantz
ISBN : 9781317812005
Genre : Performing Arts
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Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance explores how children and young people fit into national political theatre and, moreover, how youth enact interrogative, patriotic, and/or antagonistic performances as they develop their own relationship with nationhood. Children are often seen as excluded from public discourse or political action. However, this idea of exclusion is false both because adults place children at the center of political debates (with the rhetoric of future generations) and because children actively insert themselves into public discourse. Whether performing a national anthem for visiting heads of state, creating a school play about a country’s birth, or marching in protest of a change in public policy, young people use theatre and performance as a means of publicly staking a claim in national politics, directly engaging with ideas of nationalism around the world. This collection explores the issues of how children fit into national discourse on international stages. The authors focus on national performances by/for/with youth and examine a wide range of performances from across the globe, from parades and protests to devised and traditional theatre. Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance rethinks how national performance is defined and offers previously unexplored historical and theoretical discussions of political youth performance.
Category: Performing Arts

Creating Theatre

Author : August W. Staub
ISBN : UOM:39015004162742
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

Theatre Performance And Change

Author : Stephani Etheridge Woodson
ISBN : 9783319658285
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.
Category: Performing Arts

The Stage In Action

Author : Helen Manfull
ISBN : PSU:000043828340
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

Nordic Theatre Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015067482425
Genre : Performing arts
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Category: Performing arts