Western Drama Through The Ages Four Great Eras Of Western Drama

Author: Kimball King
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313329357
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With a focus on Western countries, the history of theater from 500 B.C. to the present is recounted, as are the contributions of different countries, specific plays, and theatrical techniques. Covers movements and issues such as African American, biblical, outdoor, and contemporary drama that addresses spiritual belief, gay theater, gender, and musical theater. Genres and styles are discussed, as well as theater in practice, with descriptions of directing, acting, voice coaching, dramaturgy, costume design, and stages.

Theatre Through The Ages

Author: Cesare Molinari
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The Progress Of Drama Through The Centuries

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The Routledge Anthology Of Renaissance Drama

Author: Simon Barker
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415187336
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"Each play is prefaced by an introductory headnote discussing the thematic focus of the play and its textual history, and is cross-referenced to other plays of the period that relate thematically and generically."--BOOK JACKET.

Print And The Poetics Of Modern Drama

Author: W. B. Worthen
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521841849
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A study into the way in which modern dramatic printed texts relate to their performance.

A Feast Of History

Author: Chaim Raphael
Editor: Bnai Brith International Continuing
ISBN: 9780910250269
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In this remarkable and engaging book, Chaim Raphael shows how the Haggadah lives on from generation to generation as a central symbol in Jewish experience. The Seder, which stages its reading, has become a uniquely moving expression of liberation and joy in every phase of Jewish history. 154 illustrations, many in full color.

Dramatis Personae

Author: Philip Freund
Editor: Peter Owen Limited
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"Dramatis personae: the rise of medieval and renaissance theatre, the third volume in the series, resumes the narrative after the disappearance of Greek and Roman drama. The book traces the return of religious theatre and ritual, with Passion Plays, Mysteries and Moralities taking over classical dramas. Folk farce flourishes throughout the Middle Ages, while the Renaissance in Italy sees the revival of classical works, producing whimsical new dramatic forms, as well as exalted musical innovations culminating in resplendent operas and ballets."--Inside jacket.

The Cambridge Introduction To Early English Theatre

Author: Janette Dillon
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521834740
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An accessible 2006 introduction to early English theatre, from the late medieval period to 1642.

Staging Faith

Author: Victor I. Scherb
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838638781
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"Illustrating this thesis through an examination of the plays themselves, Staging Faith explores how different modes of production resulted in different types of dramatic organization, different relationships between the audience and the dramatic action, and how dramatists exploited the symbolic and affective potential of different types of settings, props, and dramatic actions. The simple place-and-scaffold play accommodated an oppositional structure, one that could be embodied spatially in the arrangement of the scaffolds and further articulated in processional action. The symbolic images in these dramas often have a strongly devotional character and attempt to unite the play's audience around a central devotional object or scene."--BOOK JACKET.

The Dramatic Works Of Catherine The Great

Author: Lurana Donnels O'Malley
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754656289
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The first in-depth study of Catherine the Great's plays and opera libretti, this book provides analysis and critical interpretation of the dramatic works by this eighteenth-century Russian Empress. O'Malley sets close textual analysis within an historical framework, analyzing the major plays according to content, style, themes, characters, and relation to Catherine's life and political aims. The study investigates how Catherine expressed her social ideas throughout her drama and exploited the stage's power to promote her political ideals and ideology.

The History Of World Theater

Author: Felicia Hardison Londré
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826411679
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Felicia Londre explores the world of theater as diverse as the Entertainments of the Stuart court and Arthur Miller directing Chinese actors at the Beijing People's Art Theater in "Death of a Salesman." Londre examines: Restoration comedies; the Comedie Francais; Italian "opera seria"; plays of the "Surm und Grand" movement; Russian, French, and Spanish Romantic dramas; American minstrel shows; Brecht and dialectical theater; Dighilev; Dada; Expressionism, Theater of the Absurd productions, and other forms of experimental theater of the late-20th century.>

Poetic Drama

Author: Alfred Kreymborg
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Aboriginal Drama And Theatre

Author: Robert Appleford
Editor: Critical Perspectives on Canad
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A series that sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work readily available.

Understanding Plays

Author: Milly S. Barranger
Editor: Pearson College Division
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Understanding Plays As Texts for Performance offers seventeen plays with critical commentaries that span the range of Western writing for the theatre from the Greeks to the post-moderns. This book introduces readers to dramatic writing as ?pre-texts? for theatrical performance?written not only to be read, but also to be performed by actors before audiences.

Inspiring Writing Through Drama

Author: Patrice Baldwin
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441170227
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Inspiring Writing through Drama offers interactive, high-quality drama schemes that will motivate and inspire students aged 7-16 to write for a range of purposes and audiences. Each drama unit offers: • A planning grid flagging the writing opportunities within the drama• Original resources, such as poems, text messages and fragments of graffiti• Individual, group and whole-class writing opportunities, some teacher-led and others guided by the students• Icons to signpost differentiated activities Reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities are embedded within the drama experiences, and you can follow the schemes or use the texts as a springboard to developing your own drama units and writing opportunities. The authors offer guidance on using drama strategies imaginatively and encourage you to assess the impact on the writing outcomes of your students. This book offers a clear methodology and high-quality practical drama activities that will motivate students to write purposefully within compelling imaginary contexts.

Classical Greek Theatre

Author: Clifford Ashby
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 158729463X
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Many dogmas regarding Greek theatre were established by researchers who lacked experience in the mounting of theatrical productions. In his wide-ranging and provocative study, Clifford Ashby, a theatre historian trained in the practical processes of play production as well as the methods of historical research, takes advantage of his understanding of technical elements to approach his ancient subject from a new perspective. In doing so he challenges many long-held views. Archaeological and written sources relating to Greek classical theatre are diverse, scattered, and disconnected. Ashby's own (and memorable) fieldwork led him to more than one hundred theatre sites in Greece, southern Italy, Sicily, and Albania and as far into modern Turkey as Hellenic civilization had penetrated. From this extensive research, he draws a number of novel revisionist conclusions on the nature of classical theatre architecture and production. The original orchestra shape, for example, was a rectangle or trapezoid rather than a circle. The altar sat along the edge of the orchestra, not at its middle. The scene house was originally designed for a performance event that did not use an up center door. The crane and ekkyklema were simple devices, while the periaktoi probably did not exist before the Renaissance. Greek theatres were not built with attention to Vitruvius' injunction against a southern orientation and were probably sun-sited on the basis of seasonal touring. The Greeks arrived at the theatre around mid-morning, not in the cold light of dawn. Only the three-actor rule emerges from this eclectic examination somewhat intact, but with the division of roles reconsidered upon the basis of the actors' performance needs. Ashby also proposes methods that can be employed in future studies of Greek theatre. Final chapters examine the three-actor production of Ion, how one should not approach theatre history, and a shining example of how one should. Ashby's lengthy hands-on training and his knowledge of theatre history provide a broad understanding of the ways that theatre has operated through the ages as well as an ability to extrapolate from production techniques of other times and places.

American Dissertations On The Drama And The Theatre

Author: Fredric M. Litto
Editor: Kent, Ohio] : Kent State University Press
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Christian Rite And Christian Drama In The Middle Ages

Author: O. B. Hardison, Jr.
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421430878
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The sudden appearance of these elements in vernacular drama suggests the existence of a hitherto unsuspected vernacular tradition considerably older than the earliest surviving vernacular plays.