Mediums Puppets And The Human Actor In The Theatres Of The East

Author: Poh Sim Plowright
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An examination of mediums, puppets and the human actor in the theatres of the east. It brings together a powerful universal myth - that of the Birdwoman, which has been the inspiration of several Asian theatres and the subject of many Asian plays - and the connection between string-puppet and human actor movements within the Asian theatrical tradition. It is a study of theatre as ritual and power-struggle, and the author presents an analysis of Lady Joruri, herself a semi-mythical figure, who gave her name to the world's most sophisticated puppet theatre.

Asian Theatre Journal

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American Puppetry

Author: Phyllis T. Dircks
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786418961
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Puppetry has become a significant force in contemporary theatre and thousands of puppets from various cultures and time periods have been collected by scholars, enthusiasts, and curators, who wisely realized that these material images can teach us much about the societies for which they were created. This book consists of essays by the curators of the most significant puppet collections in the United States and by leading scholars in the field. In addition to the descriptive and analytical essays on the collections, the book includes an overview of American puppetry today, a history of puppetry in the United States, and essays on the theater of Julie Taymor, the Jim Henson Company, Howdy Doody's custody case, puppet conservation, and the development of virtual performance space. The fourteen collections discussed include those of the Smithsonian Institution, the Harvard University Theatre Collection, the Brander Matthews Collection at Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. Appendices provide a listing of additional puppetry collections and a filmography of puppetry at the New York Public Library Donnell Media Center. The work concludes with a bibliography and index and is illustrated with many beautiful photographs of puppeteers and puppets on display and in performance.

The Role Of The Chou Clown In Traditional Chinese Drama

Author: Ashley Thorpe
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This is the first Western language book to examine the chou ("clown") role-type in traditional Chinese drama--a role-type credited with so much importance that some critics insist that "withouth the chou, there would not be drama." This assertion is evaluated through an analysis of historical documents and translated play texts, fieldwork research, and from the perspectives of ethnomusicology and anthropology.

Performing Objects

Author: Fiona Kerlogue
Editor: Contributions in Critical Museology & Material Culture
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The contributors consider the relationship between the roles of objects within their originating culture and as part of a collection kept by the museum, whether in post-colonial Southeast Asia or in Europe. What emerges as key is the point of intersection between lives and cultures which the objects can represent, whether as sites of conflict, of negotiation or of connection.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
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Book Review Index

Author: Gale Group
Editor: Book Review Index Cumulation
ISBN: 9780787665791
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

Encyclopedia Of Asian Theatre O Z

Author: Samuel L. Leiter
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Surveys traditional and contemporary Asian theatre through hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 90 expert contributors.

Trance And Transformation Of The Actor In Japanese Noh And Balinese Masked Dance Drama

Author: Margaret Coldiron
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773463417
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This study examines the effect of the mask upon the masked performer int he Balinese Topeng and Calonarang dance dramas and Japanese Noh Theatre. It represents the first systematic study of the relationship between the actor and the mask from the performer's perspective. The approach is largely empirically based and draws upon the author's extensive field research in Bali and Japan which included interviews with performers and mask makers, study of mask carving and dance and observation of private lessons and public performances. This study will be of interest to scholars and students in many fields including Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts. It will be also of interest to theatre and dance practitioners, especially those working with masks or intercultural performance.

Marionette Theater Of The Symbolist Era

Author: Keith Tribble
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773469648
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Unlike many compendiums which are nothing more than a helter-skelter collection of articles, editor Dr. Keith Tribble, arranges his scholarly work in a topical and sequential order addressing the European antecendents of the puppet symbol, marionette images in Russian symbolist literature and theater, some actual cases of puppet theaters, and the legacy of the marionette theater in later twentieth century Russian literature.

A Critical Study And Translation Of Ant Nio Jos Da Silva S Cretan Labyrinth

Author: António Teixeira
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Labirinto de Creta is one of the eight Portuguese satiric operas, first performed in the Lisbon puppet theatre from 1733 to 1738. Their librettist, Antonio Jose da Silva, is an enigmatic and ill-fated figure. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1705, he was sentenced to death at an auto-da-fe in Lisbon in 1739, for having practiced Judaism.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Spine title: Encyclopaedia Britannica. Includes bibliographies. Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica. 1 v.--Micropaedia: ready reference and index. 10 v.--Macropaedia: knowledge in depth. 19 v. Accompanied by supplement (2 v.) issued in 1994 uder the title: The Encyclopaedia Britannica supplement.

New Theatre Quarterly 50 Volume 13 Part 2

Author: Clive Barker
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589017
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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet to question dramatic assumptions.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia Knowledge In Depth

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This encyclopedia includes a two-volume index, a 12-volume Micropaedia (Ready reference), a 17-volume Micropaedia (Knowledge in depth), and the Propaedia.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia 19 V

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Puppets Masks And Performing Objects

Author: John Bell
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262522939
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This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. In the twentieth century, French symbolists, Russian futurists and constructivists, Prague School semioticians, and avant-garde artists around the world have all explored the experimental, social, and political value of performing objects. In recent years, puppets, masks, and objects have been the focus of Broadway musicals, postmodernist theory, political spectacle, performance art, and new academic programs, for example, at the California Institute of the Arts.This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. The topics include Stephen Kaplin's new theory of puppet theater based on distance and ratio, a historical overview of mechanical and electrical performing objects, a Yiddish puppet theater of the 1920s and 1930s, an account of the Bread and Puppet Theater's Domestic Resurrection Circus and a manifesto by its founder, Peter Schumann, and interviews with director Julie Taymor and Peruvian mask-maker Gustavo Boada. The book also includes the first English translation of Pyotr Bogatyrev's influential 1923 essay on Czech and Russian puppet and folk theaters. Contributors John Bell, Pyotr Bogatyrev, Stephen Kaplin, Edward Portnoy, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, Salil Singh, Theodora Skipitares, Mark Sussman, Steve Tilllis

Puppetry

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Forthcoming Books

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The Cambridge Guide To Asian Theatre

Author: James R. Brandon
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521588225
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A comprehensive and authoritative single-volume reference work on the theatre arts of Asia-Oceania. Nine expert scholars provide entries on performance in twenty countries from Pakistan in the west, through India and Southeast Asia to China, Japan and Korea in the east. An introductory pan-Asian essay explores basic themes - they include ritual, dance, puppetry, training, performance and masks. The national entries concentrate on the historical development of theatre in each country, followed by entries on the major theatre forms, and articles on playwrights, actors and directors. The entries are accompanied by rare photographs and helpful reading lists.