The Play Of Space

Author: Rush Rehm
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400825075
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Is "space" a thing, a container, an abstraction, a metaphor, or a social construct? This much is certain: space is part and parcel of the theater, of what it is and how it works. In The Play of Space, noted classicist-director Rush Rehm offers a strikingly original approach to the spatial parameters of Greek tragedy as performed in the open-air theater of Dionysus. Emphasizing the interplay between natural place and fictional setting, between the world visible to the audience and that evoked by individual tragedies, Rehm argues for an ecology of the ancient theater, one that "nests" fifth-century theatrical space within other significant social, political, and religious spaces of Athens. Drawing on the work of James J. Gibson, Kurt Lewin, and Michel Foucault, Rehm crosses a range of disciplines--classics, theater studies, cognitive psychology, archaeology and architectural history, cultural studies, and performance theory--to analyze the phenomenology of space and its transformations in the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. His discussion of Athenian theatrical and spatial practice challenges the contemporary view that space represents a "text" to be read, or constitutes a site of structural dualities (e.g., outside-inside, public-private, nature-culture). Chapters on specific tragedies explore the spatial dynamics of homecoming ("space for returns"); the opposed constraints of exile ("eremetic space" devoid of normal community); the power of bodies in extremis to transform their theatrical environment ("space and the body"); the portrayal of characters on the margin ("space and the other"); and the tragic interactions of space and temporality ("space, time, and memory"). An appendix surveys pre-Socratic thought on space and motion, related ideas of Plato and Aristotle, and, as pertinent, later views on space developed by Newton, Leibniz, Descartes, Kant, and Einstein. Eloquently written and with Greek texts deftly translated, this book yields rich new insights into our oldest surviving drama.

Space Time Play

Author: Friedrich von Borries
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 376438414X
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Computer and video games are leaving the PC and conquering the arena of everyday life in the form of mobile applications—the result is new types of cities and architecture. How do these games alter our perception of real and virtual space? What can the designers of physical and digital worlds learn from one another?

Outdoor Play Spaces For Children

Author: Bruce Grillmeier
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ISBN: 9781864706390
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High-quality, integrated play space design is imperative in helping to attract children and families, and for the playground to become a valued part of the local environment. Good design is a good investment - poor quality or unimaginative spaces will not be attractive to children; the play space may not be valued by the local community and may fall into disuse and disrepair. This detailed book examines key drivers in best play space designs: it investigates the importance of play, preparations and planning, how to develop a strong design brief, good layout, choosing the right equipment materials for the type of space, and how to incorporate the best natural elements into the play space design. This strong reference also describes key design issues, such as boundaries and fencing issues, along with standards for major equipment, including platforms, guardrails and protective barriers. There's also a comprehensive section on hazards and dangers. The book showcases an international range of projects divided into three major case study themes: play spaces in parks, communities and schools, with each case study illuminated by informative narrative text descriptions, and accompanied by rich, full-color photography, detailed diagrams and illustrations.

The Drama Of Space

Author: Holger Kleine
Editor: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035604355
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The experience of architectural spaces is formed by the way they are staged. The Drama of Space examines the composition and articulation of architectural spaces in terms of spatial dramaturgy, as a repertoire of means and strategies for shaping spatial experience. This fundamental approach to architectural design is presented in four parts: Archetypal principles of spatial composition are traced from the study of three assembly buildings of the early modern period in Venice. Theatre, film, music, and theory provide background knowledge on dramaturgy. Detailed analyses of 18 international case studies offer new perspectives on contemporary architecture. The book ends with a systematic presentation of the dramaturgy of space, its parameters and tools, in architectural design.

Performance And The Politics Of Space

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136210261
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From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This collection examines what is at stake when a theatrical space is created and when a performance takes place; it asks under what circumstances the topology of theatre becomes political. The book approaches this issue from various angles, taking theatre as a cultural paradigm for political dimensions of space in its respective historical context. Visiting the political dimensions of theatrical space in both theatre history and contemporary performance, the volume responds to the so-called spatial turn in cultural and historical studies, and questions a politics of aesthetics that is discussed in continental philosophy. The book visits different levels and linkages between aesthetic theory and geography, art and sociology, architecture and political theory, and geometry and history, shedding new light on theatre, politics, and space, thereby transforming this historically intertwined triad into a transdisciplinary theme.

Hearings Reports And Prints Of The Senate Committee On Aeronautical And Space Sciences

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
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Shakespeare S Tragic Spaces

Author: Wasfie Mhabak
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The Concept Of Time And Space In August Strindberg S A Dream Play

Author: Eric Hagen
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The Perception Of Space And Matter

Author: Johnston Estep Walter
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Utopics

Author: Louis Marin
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The Plays Of W Shakespeare 1

Author: William Shakespeare
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Close Relations

Author: Paul Monaghan
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ISBN: 9781443889520
File Size: 65,39 MB
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"The "spatial turn" of the 1990s has inspired many academics to re-evaluate the importance of space and time within their own disciplines and to engage in productive dialogue with other disciplines whose spatial focus intersects with their own. This book applies insights and approaches generated by the "spatial turn" to Greek and Roman theatre. The title evokes the "close relations" that exist between the many aspects and notions of space-time and their complex interweaving, between the disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches that are needed to understand complex spatial phenomena, between notions of space in general and those of theatrical space, and between Greek and Roman theatre as it existed in antiquity and as it has been "received," interpreted, and transformed throughout history ever since. "

The Plays Of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
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Tragedy In Athens

Author: David Wiles
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521666152
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After examining controversies and archaeological data regarding the fifth-century performance space, Wiles turns to the chorus and shows how dance mapped out the space for purposes of any given play. Through an examination of contemporary material, including vase paintings and altars, as well as the structure of extant theatres, he shows how the performance as a whole was organized in respect of axes embodying oppositions such as inside and outside, east and west, above and below. The audience was both outside the performance and embraced as part of it; we as readers are brought closer to understanding the dramatic action and staging of classical Athens.

The Plays Of William Shakspeare

Author: William Shakespeare
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The Child S Conception Of Space

Author: Jean Piaget
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415168892
File Size: 47,61 MB
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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

The Dimensions Of Language Character Time And Space In Chekhov S Major Plays

Author: John Douglas Hellweg
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The Theory And Analysis Of Drama

Author: Manfred Pfister
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423830
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Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed interpretations of sample texts.

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Spaces To Play

Author: Alison Clark
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1907969241
File Size: 13,62 MB
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Spaces to Play explains how to use innovative Mosaic approach with young children to ensure their perspectives are the starting point when planning planning outdoor environments in early years provision. An ideal companion to the bestselling introduction, Listening to Young Children: The Mosaic approach, Spaces to Play draws on the findings of a pilot study which used the approach to listen to young children's views and experiences of their outdoor environment, and used the findings to to inform change. It describes how to adapt the Mosaic approach to work in outdoor spaces, demonstrates young children's competencies in expressing their perspectives and explores the links between listening and learning. The book also outlines the challenges and future directions for practitioners and researchers in listening to young children.