A Theatre Of The Imagination

Author: Jonathan Levy
Editor: New Playsinc
ISBN: 9780932720757
Size: 15,75 MB
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Theatre Of The Imagination

Author: Robert M. Pulley
Size: 11,74 MB
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Quentin Blake In The Theatre Of The Imagination

Author: Ghislaine Kenyon
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441130071
Size: 15,69 MB
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Based on interviews with the subject, this visual biography is an intimate portrait of Quentin Blake, the much-loved illustrator and artistic genius of our age.

Offstage Space Narrative And The Theatre Of The Imagination

Author: W. Gruber
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230105645
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Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imagination is a study of extrascenic space and how playwrights have used narrative as an alternative to conventional scenic enactment. The book covers the work of writers as diverse as Euripides, Plautus, Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, Gertrude Stein, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Brian Friel, and Thomas Bernhard. William Gruber offers a wide-ranging overview of the dramaturgical choices dramatists make when they substitute imagined events for perceptual ones.

Theater Of The Mind

Author: Neil Verma
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226853500
Size: 14,78 MB
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For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.” This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War. In this sweeping exploration of dramatic conventions, Verma investigates legendary dramas by the likes of Norman Corwin, Lucille Fletcher, and Wyllis Cooper on key programs ranging from The Columbia Workshop, The Mercury Theater on the Air, and Cavalcade of America to Lights Out!, Suspense, and Dragnet to reveal how these programs promoted and evolved a series of models of the imagination. With close readings of individual sound effects and charts of broad trends among formats, Verma not only gives us a new account of the most flourishing form of genre fiction in the mid-twentieth century but also presents a powerful case for the central place of the aesthetics of sound in the history of modern experience.

Broadcast Hysteria

Author: A. Brad Schwartz
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 0809031639
Size: 16,97 MB
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On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City. As the invading force approached Manhattan, some listeners sat transfixed, while others ran to alert neighbors or to call the police. Some even fled their homes. But the hair-raising broadcast was not a real news bulletin-it was Orson Welles's adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds. In Broadcast Hysteria, A. Brad Schwartz boldly retells the story of Welles's famed radio play and its impact. Did it really spawn a "wave of mass hysteria," as The New York Times reported? Schwartz is the first to examine the hundreds of letters sent to Orson Welles himself in the days after the broadcast, and his findings challenge the conventional wisdom. Few listeners believed an actual attack was under way. But even so, Schwartz shows that Welles's broadcast became a major scandal, prompting a different kind of mass panic as Americans debated the bewitching power of the radio and the country's vulnerability in a time of crisis. When the debate was over, American broadcasting had changed for good, but not for the better. As Schwartz tells this story, we observe how an atmosphere of natural disaster and impending war permitted broadcasters to create shared live national experiences for the first time. We follow Orson Welles's rise to fame and watch his manic energy and artistic genius at work in the play's hurried yet innovative production. And we trace the present-day popularity of "fake news" back to its source in Welles's show and its many imitators. Schwartz's original research, gifted storytelling, and thoughtful analysis make Broadcast Hysteria a groundbreaking new look at a crucial but little-understood episode in American history.

The Theatre Of Imagining

Author: Ulla Kallenbach
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319763032
Size: 19,76 MB
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Shakespeare S Theatre

Author: Peter Thomson
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415051484
Size: 19,41 MB
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Concentrating on performance, Thomson reviews the commercial and artistic priorities of Shakespeare and the brilliant and hardheaded group of actors who formed his company during the heyday of the Globe Playhouse, from 1599 to 1608

Theatre Of Sound

Author: Dermot Rattigan
Editor: Carysfort Pr
Size: 14,20 MB
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"A new theoretical and analytical approach-informative, illuminating, and at all times readable"-Richard Allen Cave, University of London. This is an innovative study of the challenges that radio drama poses To The creative imagination of the writer

Cinema And The Imagination In Katherine Mansfield S Writing

Author: M. Ascari
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137400366
Size: 13,89 MB
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Using silent cinema as a critical lens enables us to reassess Katherine Mansfield's entire literary career. Starting from the awareness that innovation in literature is often the outcome of hybridisation, this book discusses not only a single case study, but also the intermedia exchanges in which literary modernism at large is rooted.