The Mystery Of Irma Vep And Other Plays

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The Mystery Of Irma Vep And Other Plays

Author : Charles Ludlam
ISBN : UOM:39015050772592
Genre : American farces
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The first collection of Ridiculus Theatre founder Charles Ludlum's major works in one volume.
Category: American farces

The Mystery Of Irma Vep

Author : Charles Ludlam
ISBN : 0573640467
Genre : American farces
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Cover title: The Ridiculous Theatrical Co. presents Charles Ludlam's The mystery of Irma Vep.
Category: American farces

The Facts On File Companion To American Drama

Author : Jackson R. Bryer
ISBN : 9781438129662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Charles Ludlam And The Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Author : Rick Roemer
ISBN : 0786445106
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the late 1960s, Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) first brought his unique brand of theatre to New York audiences. Based in part on traditional comic characters, his "ridiculous" school included such inspirations as Hollywood B movies, camp, drag, opera and theatrical artifice. His shows were also a study in self-collaboration; Ludlam performed simultaneous roles as playwright, director, designer, and actor in his own Off Broadway theatre--the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Critically, Ludlam's works were often overlooked or misunderstood, and since his death The Mystery of Irma Vep is the only one of his 29 plays that is consistently performed in regional theatres. His work was very visually oriented; much is lost in the simple reading of them. This work provides an overview of Ludlam's life and the roots of the ridiculous. It explores the theatrical underpinnings of his work and then the whole Ludlam canon. The work includes detailed examinations of such plays as Le Bourgeois Avant-Garde, Bluebeard, Galas and Stage Blood. It concludes with a look at Ludlam's work in the 1980s when he redirected his efforts towards presenting new plays, many of them original farces.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reverse Psychology

Author : Charles Ludlam
ISBN : 0573691231
Genre : Drama in English - American writers, 1945- - Texts
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"This hilarious farce by the author of The Mystery of Irma Vep is about a husband and wife, both psychiatrists, who are each having an affair with a patient of the other who are also husband and wife! One patient is struggling to overcome her inability to have sex in bed and her compulsion to buy lawn mowers at Bloomingdale's. Her doctor would rather ridicule mental illness and make social engagements than listen to her babble on. The other patient, an artist, is desperate for recognition; whereas his psychiatrist is unduly worried that latent bed wetters might ruin the couch." --Descripción del editor.
Category: Drama in English - American writers, 1945- - Texts

Deer

Author : Aaron Mark
ISBN : 9780822234784
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Upper West Side empty-nesters Ken and Cynthia hit a deer while driving to their weekend house in the Poconos. Cynthia tries desperately to nurse the dead animal back to life, as Ken fights for his first weekend alone with his wife in twenty-five years. As their lifeless, bloody new pet takes over their lives, Ken and Cynthia will either rekindle their love or kill each other. DEER is a grisly, pitch-black comedy about normal people who snap.
Category: Drama

The Grotowski Sourcebook

Author : Lisa Wolford
ISBN : 0415131111
Genre : Performing Arts
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The impact of Jerzy Grotowski's work on experimental theatre of the USA in the 1960s is incontrovertible. For the first time, 30 years' worth of TDR articles by and about Grotowski are gathered together to shed light on the work of this enigmatic director.
Category: Performing Arts

Milwaukee S Live Theater

Author : Jonathan West
ISBN : 9781439636664
Genre : Photography
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Milwaukee’s live theater scene is the sum of several exciting parts. For many, Milwaukee live theater means world-class productions done by resident actors at one of the nation’s leading regional theaters. For others, it has been defined by the machinations of a respected experimental theater troupe that traveled throughout Europe in the 1980s and was once honored with an Obie Award. There was a time when Milwaukee live theater meant a big top arena where some of the biggest stars of American musical theater frolicked and played for local audiences. Audiences in Milwaukee have enjoyed the classics, new plays, and contemporary hits performed by never-say-die producers who boast personalities larger than the stages their companies play upon. The Milwaukee theater style is not fussy or overblown. It is informed by a thrilling past, buoyant future, unsurpassed community support, and unfailing devotion to solid midwestern work ethics channeled into artistic innovation. Simply put, Milwaukee’s live theater scene is the best-kept artistic secret in the United States.
Category: Photography

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

Author : New York Times Theater Reviews
ISBN : 0415936977
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Category: Performing Arts

The New York Times Theater Reviews 1997 1998

Author : C. S. Smith
ISBN : 9781136750335
Genre : Performing Arts
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Performing Arts

The New York Times Theater Reviews 1997 1998

Author : Times Times Books
ISBN : 0815333412
Genre : Performing Arts
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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
Category: Performing Arts

Empanada Loca

Author : Aaron Mark
ISBN : 9780822234760
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Now living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel with the Mole People, a very hungry Dolores recounts her years selling weed with her boyfriend, her return to Washington Heights after thirteen years in prison, her fortuitous reunion with an old stoner friend who lets her give massages for cash in the basement under his empanada shop, and the bloodbath that sent her fleeing underground. Loosely inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, EMPANADA LOCA is contemporary Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray.
Category: Drama

Blood On The Stage 1975 2000

Author : Amnon Kabatchnik
ISBN : 9780810883550
Genre : Performing Arts
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Discussing more than 80 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1975 and 2000. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data, and the opinions of well-known and respected critics and scholars.
Category: Performing Arts

Squeamish

Author : Aaron Mark
ISBN : 9780822239246
Genre : Performing Arts
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Sharon, an Upper West Side shrink, longtime recovering alcoholic, and world-class hemophobe, finds herself in the South Plains of Texas—off her psychotropic drugs—after her nephew’s sudden death. SQUEAMISH is a grotesque tale of phobia and compulsion, a minimalist work of psychological horror about craving what terrifies us most.
Category: Performing Arts

Theatre Of The Absurd

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230588175
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 130. Chapters: Samuel Beckett, Edward Albee, Tom Stoppard, Waiting for Godot, Vaclav Havel, Eugene Ionesco, Act Without Words I, Sam Shepard, Play, Breath, Krapp's Last Tape, All That Fall, Embers, Happy Days, Rough for Radio II, Eh Joe, Quad, What Where, Footfalls, Words and Music, Cascando, Characteristics of Harold Pinter's work, From an Abandoned Work, Ghost Trio, Works of Harold Pinter, Ohio Impromptu, Rockaby, ... but the clouds ..., The Old Tune, Catastrophe, Ubu Roi, Not I, N. F. Simpson, A Piece of Monologue, That Time, Rough for Theatre II, Act Without Words II, Nacht und Traume, Endgame, Rhinoceros, Zombie Strippers, Exit the King, Mump and Smoot, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Victimes du devoir, The Bald Soprano, Le piege de Meduse, The Chairs, House of Several Stories, Line, Stanislav Stratiev, The Lesson, Arthur Adamov, The Killer, Farces et moralites, George Ciprian, Kicking a Dead Horse, Naqshineh Theatre, Chamber Music, Amedee, or How to Get Rid of It, Jack, or The Submission, Macbett, The Hole, The New Tenant, Hunger and Thirst, Patria.
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Another Medea

Author : Aaron Mark
ISBN : 9780822239222
Genre : Performing Arts
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Marcus Sharp is a charismatic and enigmatic New York actor who recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a wealthy doctor named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. At once ancient and contemporary, this provocative mono-thriller is Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray.
Category: Performing Arts

Motography

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ISBN : NYPL:33433034835680
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