Impossible Plays

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Impossible Plays

Author : Jack Shepherd
ISBN : 9781408147283
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bill Bryden's Cottesloe Company, which flourished at Peter Hall's National Theatre, was the English theatre's only true ensemble of the last thirty or so years. Impossible Plays tells the story of the company and the many actors and musicians connected to it. Co-written by Keith Dewhurst, author of eight plays for the group, and Jack Shepherd, a founder-actor, it explains the ideas behind the company's work and how the work was staged, and provides an idiosyncratic, lively and deeply personal take on the company. "The search was always to find a popular theatre, a form of theatre that would draw into it people from all backgrounds, not just the cultured and the educated." Beginning with a Royal Court Theatre Sunday night performance in 1970, the story of one company's aim to create a popular theatre form includes such milestone productions as The Mystery cycle of plays and Lark Rise to Candleford. With photographs by John Haynes, Michael Mayhew and Nobby Clark, Impossible Plays is a glorious and timely tribute to one of theatre's most innovative companies.
Category: Performing Arts

Federico Garc A Lorca

Author : Federico García Lorca
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028634314
Genre : Drama
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Caridad Svich has captured the oddity and quirk of Lorca's style but with a modernity to it. These plays are rarely done because of their difficulty. Svich has Americanized the language in order to bring out their humor in a manner in which I'm sure Lorca would heartiy approve. Her translations are sensual with a flair for the dramatic, also true to Lorca's style. I would be thrilled to see these plays on stage. --Juliette Carrillo.
Category: Drama

The Theater

Author : Fales Henry Newhall
ISBN : HARVARD:32044100160902
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater


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ISBN : OXFORD:600045085
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The Athenaeum

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Plays Of Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : HARVARD:32044086739430
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Unnatural Narrative

Author : Jan Alber
ISBN : 9780803286696
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A talking body part, a character that is simultaneously alive and dead, a shape-changing setting, or time travel: although impossible in the real world, such narrative elements do appear in the storyworlds of novels, short stories, and plays. Impossibilities of narrator, character, time, and space are not only common in today's world of postmodernist literature but can also be found throughout the history of literature. Examples include the beast fable, the heroic epic, the romance, the eighteenth-century circulation novel, the Gothic novel, the ghost play, the fantasy narrative, and the science-fiction novel, among others. Unnatural Narrative looks at the startling and persistent presence of the impossible or "the unnatural" throughout British and American literary history. Layering the lenses of cognitive narratology, frame theory, and possible-worlds theory, Unnatural Narrative offers a rigorous and engaging new characterization of the unnatural and what it yields for individual readers as well as literary culture. Jan Alber demonstrates compelling interpretations of the unnatural in literature and shows the ways in which such unnatural phenomena become conventional in readers' minds, altogether expanding our sense of the imaginable and informing new structures and genres of narrative engagement.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Plays From Fairy Tales

Author : L. E. McCullough
ISBN : 1575251094
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents twelve original plays that are adaptations of fairy tales from around the world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Impossible Musical

Author : Dale Wasserman
ISBN : UOM:39015052302810
Genre : Performing Arts
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Story of Dale Wasserman's quest to transform Cervantes' masterpiece novel Don Quixote into the hit musical Man of La Mancha.
Category: Performing Arts

Pearson S Magazine

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ISBN : UCAL:B2886820
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Vol. 49, no. 9 (Sept. 1922) accompanied by a separately paged section entitled ERA: electronic reactions of Abrams.

Critical Survey Of Drama Authors

Author : Frank Northen Magill
ISBN : 0893563846
Genre : Drama
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Critical essays examine representative plays and identify themes and characteristics employed by more than 170 dramatists ranging from Aeschylus in 400 B.C. to the contemporary Austrian Peter Handke.
Category: Drama