Modern Drama in Theory and Practice Volume 1 Realism and Naturalism

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice  Volume 1  Realism and Naturalism

This 1981 volume begins with the French revolt against naturalism in theatre and then covers the European realist movement.

Author: J. L. Styan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521296285

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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This 1981 volume begins with the French revolt against naturalism in theatre and then covers the European realist movement.
Categories: Drama

The Theory of the Modern Stage

The Theory of the Modern Stage

Reprinted with a new postscript

Author: Eric Bentley

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: IND:30000029823295

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 520

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Reprinted with a new postscript
Categories: Performing Arts

Modern Theories of Drama

Modern Theories of Drama

Modern Theories of Drama concentrates on the developments in dramatic theory over the last 150 years, providing a crucial resource for students of drama and theatre studies.

Author: George W. Brandt

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198711395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Modern Theories of Drama provides a crucial resource for students of drama and theatre studies, illustrating how much the idea of drama has altered in the last 150 years.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theories of the Avant garde Theatre

Theories of the Avant garde Theatre

Modern French Drama, 1940–1990. 1984. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Bradshaw, Martha, ed. Soviet Theatres: 1917–1942. New York: Research Program on the U.S.S.R., 1954. Brandt, George W., ed. Modern Theories of Drama: A ...

Author: Bert Cardullo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810887046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

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In this collection of essays by avant-garde theatre's most creative practitioners—directors, playwrights, performers, and designers—these writings provide direct access to the thinking behind much of the most stimulating playwriting and performance of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Categories: Performing Arts

Modern Theories of Performance

Modern Theories of Performance

Schechner's exegesis of performance theory offered no specific origins for theatre , only a spectrum from animal behaviour , or as he termed it – ' animal ritualization ' - at the one pole to human ritual at the other , with theatre ...

Author: Jane Milling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230629158

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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The modern era in the theatre is remarkable for the extraordinary role and influence of theoretical practitioners, whose writings have shaped our sense of the possibilities and objectives of performance. This study offers a critical exploration of the theoretical writings of key modern practitioners from Stanlislavski to Boal. Designed to be read alongside primary source material, each chapter offers not only a summary and exposition of these theories, but a critical commentary on their composition as discourses. Close scrutiny of the cultural context and figurative language of these important, and sometimes difficult, texts yields fresh insight into the ideas of these practitioners.
Categories: Performing Arts

Drama Theory

Drama   Theory

Critical Approaches to Modern British Drama Peter Buse. vision , theory , with its linguistic bias , rumbles roughshod over a medium in which language is only one element among many . There is some justification for such doubts ...

Author: Peter Buse

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719057221

Category: Drama

Page: 228

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Peter Buse illuminates the relationship between modern British drama and contemporary critical and cultural theory. He demonstrates how theory allows fresh insights into familiar drama, pairing well-known plays with classic theory texts. The theoretical text is more than applied to the dramatic text, instead Buse shows how they reflect on each other. Drama + Theory provides not only provides new interpretations of popular plays, but of the theoretical texts as well.
Categories: Drama

Love in Contemporary British Drama

Love in Contemporary British Drama

“The Theatre of Cruelty: First Manifesto.” 1932. Selected Writings, edited by Susan Sontag and translated by Helen Weaver, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976, pp. 242–251. Reprinted in Modern Theories of Drama: A Selection of Writings on ...

Author: Korbinian Stöckl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110714708

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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Despite the recent turn to affects and emotions in the humanities and despite the unceasing popularity of romantic and erotic love as a motif in fictional works of all genres, the subject has received surprisingly little attention in academic studies of contemporary drama. Love in Contemporary British Drama reflects the appeal of love as a topic and driving force in dramatic works with in-depth analyses of eight pivotal plays from the past three decades. Following an interdisciplinary and historical approach, the study collects and condenses theories of love from philosophy and sociology to derive persisting discourses and to examine their reoccurrence and transformation in contemporary plays. Special emphasis is put on narratives of love’s compensatory function and precariousness and on how modifications of these narratives epitomise the peculiarities of emotional life in the social and cultural context of the present. Based on the assumption that drama is especially inclined to draw on shared narratives for representations of love, the book demonstrates that love is both a window to remnants of the past in the present and a proper subject matter for drama in times in which the suitability of the dramatic form has been questioned.
Categories: Literary Criticism

An Idea of the Drama

An Idea of the Drama

Six Modern Playwrights in One Movement : Essays in Revisionism Bert Cardullo ... In Modern French Theatre : The Avant - Garde , Dada , and Surrealism : An Anthology of Plays . Ed . Michael Benedikt and ... Modern Theories of Drama .

Author: Bert Cardullo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631613792

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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"This is a collection of ten long essays arranged around the primordial subject of realism and non-realism, or anti-realism, in the drama, as this subject manifests itself in modern Europe and contemporary America from Ibsen to Shaw to the symbolists, expressionists, surrealists, dadaists, futurists, and absurdists. This book treats not only the issue of realism versus anti-realism in theater from a practical as well as a theoretical point of view. It also treats at least two subjects related to this issue: the superfical or bourgeois realism that has long crippled the theater versus the critical and sometimes poetic realism that liberates it; and the avant-garde, the rearguard, and the middle-to-advanced artistic ground in between claimed by Bertolt Brecht and Harold Pinter. Special attention is paid, moreover, to the first thoroughgoing American avant-garde dramatist, Gertrude Stein. In sum, this book treats the subject of realism and non-realism from the point of view of the theater's ability to create not only the illusion of reality onstage, but also the reality of illusion"--Publisher's description, back cover.
Categories: Performing Arts

Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre

Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre

Journal of Contemporary Thought, 31, Summer 2010, pp 111132. Neog, Maheshwar. ... “The Reality of Theory: Freud in his Critics. ... Modern Theories of Drama: A Selection of Writings on Drama and Theatre, 18401990. Ed. George W. Brandt.

Author: Namrata Pathak

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482846546

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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It is the very nature of representation to be theatrical and self-referential. This book undercuts the fact that all representational knowledge is autonomous and sovereign. At times, theatrical representations can misguide and mislead. Representation can also ineluctably project ones own preferences and preoccupations. Thus, representation and subjective interpretation divulge into myriad domains. This book is concerned with the effects and consequences of representation and its politics. This book examines not only how language as well as representation produce meaning, but also how discursive knowledge connected to power regulates, conducts, and constructs identities and defines the way certain things are thought about practices and are studied. The book takes note of the fact that within the framework of performance, a performative subject does not wear a coherent identity as it is fragmented, decentered, simulated and is unstable, while being both virtual as well as actual. In the field of semiotics, theatre is historically and reciprocally affected by practice, especially within contingent conditions of time. In theatre semiotics, the new image of knowledge is that of turbulence. Here, knowledge is not so much a system as it is a confluence. Carrying this stance further we can say that contemporary Assamese theatre is characterised by shifting counter-voices and sub-textual underpinnings. This act forces reading into two directions: dialogic openness and variability of meaning that question the theatre directors as the only ones who know.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Dynamics of Drama : Theory and to be ' honest , ' ' truthful ' or ' generous ' vitalizes Method of Analysis . New York : Knopf , 1970 . their performances , is a task of an altogether - Shakespeare at the Globe , 1599–1609 .

Author: Irene Rima Makaryk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080206860X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 676

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The last half of the twentieth century has seen the emergence of literary theory as a new discipline. As with any body of scholarship, various schools of thought exist, and sometimes conflict, within it. I.R. Makaryk has compiled a welcome guide to the field. Accessible and jargon-free, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory provides lucid, concise explanations of myriad approaches to literature that have arisen over the past forty years. Some 170 scholars from around the world have contributed their expertise to this volume. Their work is organized into three parts. In Part I, forty evaluative essays examine the historical and cultural context out of which new schools of and approaches to literature arose. The essays also discuss the uses and limitations of the various schools, and the key issues they address. Part II focuses on individual theorists. It provides a more detailed picture of the network of scholars not always easily pigeonholed into the categories of Part I. This second section analyses the individual achievements, as well as the influence, of specific scholars, and places them in a larger critical context. Part III deals with the vocabulary of literary theory. It identifies significant, complex terms, places them in context, and explains their origins and use. Accessibility is a key feature of the work. By avoiding jargon, providing mini-bibliographies, and cross-referencing throughout, Makaryk has provided an indispensable tool for literary theorists and historians and for all scholars and students of contemporary criticism and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism