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Robert Lepage

Author : Robert Lepage
ISBN : 1559361654
Genre : Drama
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The first major artistic statement by the renowned Canadien theatre director and visionary artist.
Category: Drama

Robert Lepage

Author : Aleksandar Saša Dundjerović
ISBN : 0415375193
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Robert Lepage is one of Canada's foremost playwrights and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, concert tours, acting, and installation art. His most celebrated work blends acute personal narratives with bold global themes. This is the first book to combine: an overview of the key phases in Lepage's life and career an examination of the issues and questions pertinent to his work a discussion of The Dragons' Trilogy as a paradigm of his working methods a variety of practical exercises designed to give an insight into Lepage's creative process."--Publisher's website.
Category: Performing Arts

Theatricality Of Robert Lepage

Author : Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovi?
ISBN : 9780773581654
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Theatricality of Robert Lepage studies several productions, including The Dragons' Trilogy, Vinci and Tectonic Plates, The Seven Streams of River Ota, Zulu Time, and The Far Side of the Moon. Dundjerovic provides major new insights into Lepage's creative process through an examination of his workshops, open rehearsals, and performances, as well as interviews with Lepage and his collaborators. Outlining the key production elements of Lepage's theatricality, Dundjerovic provides a practitioner's view of how Lepage creates as a director, actor, and writer and explores Lepage's practice within both the local Québécois and the international theatre context.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Robert Lepage Ex Machina

Author : James Reynolds
ISBN : 9781474276597
Genre : Performing Arts
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Robert Lepage/Ex Machina: Revolutions in Theatrical Space provides an ideal introduction to one of our most innovative companies – and a much-needed and timely reappraisal of Lepage's oeuvre. International, interdisciplinary and intercultural to the core, Ex Machina have negotiated some of the most complex creative and cultural challenges of our time. This book maps the story of that journey by analysing the full spectrum of their richly varied work. Through a comprehensive historiography of productions since 1994, Robert Lepage/Ex Machina offers a detailed picture of the relationship between director and company, while connecting Ex Machina to culturally specific features of Québec, and its theatre. This book reveals for the first time how overlooked aspects of creativity and culture shaped the company's early work, while installing a dynamic interplay between director and company that would spark a unique and ongoing evolution of praxis. Central to this re-evaluation of practice is the book's identification of an architectural aesthetic at the heart of Ex Machina's work, an aesthetic which provides its artistic and political centres of gravity. Moreover, this architectural aesthetic powers the emergence of concrete narrative as a new and distinctive mode of theatrical storytelling – uniting story and space, body and technology, content and form – and demanding that we discover the politics of these performances in the energetic gestures of theatre design, and space itself. Drawing on extensive interviews with Lepage, Ex Machina personnel and collaborative partners, Robert Lepage/Ex Machina calls upon us to revise both our creative and critical perceptions of this vital and distinctive practice.
Category: Performing Arts

Robert Lepage

Author : Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovic
ISBN : 9780429940880
Genre : Performing Arts
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Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost theatre authors and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, film, solo performance, and installation art. His most celebrated work blends through collaborative and multimedia theatricality, and through acute personal narratives with bold global themes. This book is the first to combine: an overview of the key phases in Lepage’s life and career an examination of the issues and questions pertinent to his work a discussion of The Dragons’ Trilogy as a paradigm of his working methods a variety of practical exercises designed to give an insight into Lepage’s creative process. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.
Category: Performing Arts

Robert Lepage

Author : Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovic
ISBN : 9781134187645
Genre : Art
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Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost playwrights and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, concert tours, acting, and installation art. His most celebrated work blends acute personal narratives with bold global themes. This is the first book to combine: an overview of the key phases in Lepage’s life and career an examination of the issues and questions pertinent to his work a discussion of The Dragons’ Trilogy as a paradigm of his working methods a variety of practical exercises designed to give an insight into Lepage’s creative process. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.
Category: Art

Intermediality And Spectatorship In The Theatre Work Of Robert Lepage

Author : Aristita I. Albacan
ISBN : 9781443812894
Genre : Performing Arts
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Robert Lepage has imposed himself in the past three decades as a Wunderkind of contemporary theatre, with eagerly awaited and widely acclaimed productions at the most prestigious theatre festivals and venues around the world. Soon after his international breakthrough with The Dragon’s Trilogy (1984), Lepage’s work became an object of particular scrutiny for critics and scholars, and continues to be subject to media exposure, inspiring cultural critique, academic study and the admiration of audiences across the world. A recurrent fascination with the formal novelty of his theatrical approach imbues most, if not all, critical considerations. However, in spite of the wide interest provoked, little space has been devoted to the quintessential impact of his work on spectatorship, and, most importantly, to connecting the dots between his creative practice and its substantial impact on audiences. Intermediality and Spectatorship in the Theatre Work of Robert Lepage bridges this gap by exploring the notion that intermediality – observed both as a mise-en-scene strategy and a perceptual effect in performance – is situated at the core of the director’s approach. This approach is situated in direct relation to the evolving expectations and medial competencies of spectators, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the ways in which different media can be engaged in the creative process in a holistic way in order to alter the regime of spectatorship, to enhance its creative and cognitive potential. Lepage’s work and theatre making process are analysed here from an interdisciplinary perspective that combines theatre, media and cultural studies, and which is applied to his solo shows, namely Vinci (1986), Needles and Opium (1991), Elsinore (1995), Far Side of the Moon (2000) and Project Andersen (2005). In bringing to the forefront interconnecting notions of intermediality and contemporary spectatorship, the book highlights the director’s preoccupation with an ongoing dialogue with audiences across the world, and their particular involvement in the development of one of the most innovative practices of the Western theatre landscape.
Category: Performing Arts

The Theatricality Of Robert Lepage

Author : Aleksandar Saša Dundjerović
ISBN : 9780773576988
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Since the 1980s, multimedia and new technologies have had a great impact on theatre, allowing performance to establish its own language of communication with the audience independent of the written text. Robert Lepage is one of the pioneers and main exponents of mixed-media performance, internationally renowned for a notoriously distinct aesthetic. Aleksandar Dundjerovic, in the first book to explore Lepage's practical work, offers a comprehensive analysis of his creative process, his "transformative mise-en-scene."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Cinema Of Robert Lepage

Author : Aleksandar Dunđerović
ISBN : UOM:39015059973423
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Cinema of Robert Lepage is the first critical study of one of the most striking artists of Quebecois and Canadian independent filmmaking. The book examines Lepage's creative methods of filmmaking in their cultural and social context and argues that his work cannot be seen separately from his oeuvre as a multidisciplinary artist and challenges the notions that Lepage should be considered only in the terms of Quebecois film tradition. The author explores such themes with Lepage in a new exclusive and detailed interview.
Category: Performing Arts

Modern Canadian Plays

Author : Jerry Wasserman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110473084
Genre : Drama
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In Volume II, Wasserman shows us Canadian drama from 1985 up to 1997, during which we see women playwrights rise to greater prominence, along with Native, gay and lesbian, and Quebecois playwrights. But, continuing on from Volume I, this selection of plays not only takes us farther into the annals of the lives of the marginalized; it also provides a revealing cultural and philosophical cross-section of late-20th-century life in Canada. In one way or another, we are shown ourselves as we are, and not in the critically-neutral, determinedly naive terms of the contemporary mainstream in which we are all represented as gloriously enmeshed in a world of cybernetic stringency--the uncomplicated aesthetic of a never-ending stream of zeroes and ones. If the plays presented in these two volumes are the contours of an "indigenous Canadian drama," they outline anything but a norm. The plays in this fourth edition of Modern Canadian Plays: Volume IIdate from 1985 to 1997: Bordertown Cafeby Kelly Rebar Polygraphby Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard Mooby Sally Clark The Orphan Musesby Michel Marc Bouchard 7 Storiesby Morris Panych Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasingby Tomson Highway Amigo's Blue Guitarby Joan MacLeod Lion in the Streetsby Judith Thomson Never Swim Aloneby Daniel MacIvor Fronteras Americanasby Guillermo Verdecchia Harlem Duetby Djanet Sears Problem Childby George F. Walker
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Rampike

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113359850
Genre : Arts
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Staging Nationalism

Author : Kiki Gounaridou
ISBN : UOM:39015060828830
Genre : Performing Arts
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When a nation wants to reconnect with a sense of national identity, its cultural celebrations, including its theatre, are often tinged with nostalgia for a cultural high point in its history. Leaders often try to create a "neo-classical" cultural identity. Artificially returning to an imagined pinnacle, however, can fail to take into account new aspects of national identity, such as the infusion of other cultures and languages. This collection of essays discusses the relationship between political power and the construction or subversion of cultural identity. The collection takes a wide historical perspective from distinct periods and cultures from all over the world. A few of the topics examined include how theatre in 18th century Poland tried to reconstitute the identity of an imagined classical heritage clung to by Polish nobles; how festival practices during the French Revolution tried to give meaning to recent events and rein in anxiety about split loyalties; how Athenian prologues cemented early American culture; how romantic admiration of peasant culture spread from Germany throughout Europe; how Greek tragedy in postwar Japan reflects the conflict of Japan's imposed identity as a Western-style democracy with its prewar identity as a samurai nation; and how Mexican archeological performance links the indigenous past with a post-revolutionary identity as a mixed race country.
Category: Performing Arts

Hamlet In Pieces

Author : Andy Lavender
ISBN : IND:30000095193995
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Within the space of a year, between 1995 and 1996, three highly unusual shows were produced by three celebrated figures in world theatre: Qui Est La, directed by Peter Brook, Elsinore, directed by Robert Lepage, and Hamlet: a monologue, directed by Robert Wilson. Each was a version-at least in part-of Shakespeare's Hamlet, although none of them treated the show in anything like an orthodox manner. [Steph: cut this second paragraph if there isn't enough room]Peter Brook, born in 1925 and based in Paris since 1970, hardly needs an introduction, considered by many to be the foremost British director of our time. Theater for Brook is a means of accessing, displaying, and drawing audiences into universal structures, which are always mythic and metaphorical. Robert Lepage, born in 1957, and notoriously internationalist, is adept at using improvisation as a basis for creativity. Lepage is a pioneer of mixed-media performance, in particular involving video and slide projection in his shows. Robert Wilson, born in 1944, is a director-scenographer-lighting designer, unquestionably in charge of the visual realm of each of his productions. His particular brand of visually arresting neo-surrealism, more than any other established theater artist, rejects the claims of representation in favor of pure presentation. All three directors have forged careers out of very personal signatures, each has received extensive treatment by critics and scholars alike, and while they are viewed as auteurs, all three are expert facilitators of the work of a range of collaborators. That has always been part of the director's role, but the fact that all three function as both collaborator and co-creator removes the making of theater from the traditional playwright-director duopoly, and these newly devolved responsibilities make for innovative theater-making.In a sense, this book is in part about theater direction at a time when directorial practices are in a state of transition, but it is also about these interpretations of Shakespeare's Hamlet. In the words of Lavender, "the coincidence of these three approaches seemed too good to miss." In writing this book, Lavender set out to find out how the shows were made, wanting to demystify the process in order to reveal the working practices of the three directors, as well as to address issues of theater-making more generally. He seeks to discover what made three of the leading directors in international theater turn to Shakespeare's play at the same time. Each of the three productions examined found Hamlet's themes of incest, madness, fratricide, contemplation, and play-acting especially modern. Taken together, they might suggest a late-twentieth-century fascination with the existential and psychological strands of the play, and with the business of being theatrical. This points toward the resonance of Hamlet at a millennial moment, but the contiguity of the three productions also speaks for the processes by which they were made, and, Lavender argues, offers larger insight into turn-of-the-millennium theatre.Peter Brook's comment about his own production, Qui Est La, could certainly be applied to all three plays: "Our group of actors, which is an international group, coming together round the play that is perhaps the best-known play in the world, can't fail to find that this evokes all sorts of immediate questions of theatre." Lavender seeks out those questions, and in so doing, offers a perceptive look at the place of theater today and the direction in which it is headed.>
Category: Literary Criticism

Theater Sans Fronti Res

Author : Joseph I. Donohoe
ISBN : UOM:39015050499097
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lepage's work has opened up and expanded the definitions of theater and dramatic language and made them accessible to the world at large, creating in the process a theater sans frontieres.
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Brick

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00656589N
Genre : Books
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American Theatre

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00753750E
Genre : Theater
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Canadian Periodical Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066399067
Genre : Canadian periodicals
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Category: Canadian periodicals