The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting

Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over one thousand entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world.

Author: Simon Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176954X

Category: Drama

Page: 710

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Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over 1,000 entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. More than 100 renowned international contributors provide biographical, historical and technical information about actors both familiar and obscure whose work has been crucial in the development of acting methods and traditions from classical theatre to the present day. Entries on key directors, theorists and teachers, and on the elements and genres of acting provide insights into the history of acting as an art and its current practice. Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past 2,000 years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre.
Categories: Drama

Romeo and Juliet in European Culture

Romeo and Juliet in European Culture

She is a specialist of Shakespeare plays in performance on the French stage from the beginning to the present day. ... He is also editor of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (2016) and will be co-editor of The ...

Author: Juan F. Cerdá

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027264787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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With its roots deep in ancient narrative and in various reworkings from the late medieval and early modern period, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has left a lasting trace on modern European culture. This volume aims to chart the main outlines of this reception process in the broadest sense by considering not only critical-scholarly responses but also translations, adaptations, performances and various material and digital interventions which have, from the standpoint of their specific local contexts, contributed significantly to the consolidation of Romeo and Juliet as an integral part of Europe’s cultural heritage. Moving freely across Europe’s geography and history, and reflecting an awareness of political and cultural backgrounds, the volume suggests that Shakespeare’s tragedy of youthful love has never ceased to impose itself on us as a way of articulating connections between the local and the European and the global in cases where love and hatred get in each other’s way. The book is concluded by a selective timeline of the play’s different materialisations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Modernist World

The Modernist World

She is the co-editor (with Diana Taylor) of Stages of Confict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and ... of Asian Theatre (Greenwood 2006) and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (Cambridge University ...

Author: Allana Lindgren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317696162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 650

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The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. The 61 new essays address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music, film, and intellectual currents. The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the globe, including East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Arab World, as well as the United States and Canada. A detailed introduction provides an overview of the scholarly terrain, and highlights different themes and concerns that emerge in the volume. The Modernist World is essential reading for those new to the subject as well as more advanced scholars in the area – offering clear introductions alongside new and refreshing insights.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

An historian of Art and Russian theatre, her fields of research include acting theories (Stanislavsky and Michael ... He also contributed the Czech and Czechoslovak entries to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting.

Author: Andrew White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136281846

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Stanislavsky’s system of actor-training has revolutionised modern theatre practice, and he is widely recognised to be one of the great cultural innovators of the twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky is an essential book for students and scholars alike, providing the first overview of the field for the 21st century. An important feature of this book is the balance between Stanislavsky’s theory and practice, as international contributors present scholarly and artistic interpretations of his work. With chapters including academic essays and personal narratives, the Companion is divided into four clear parts, exploring Stanislavsky on stage, as an acting teacher, as a theorist and finally as a theatre practitioner. Bringing together a dazzling selection of original scholarship, notable contributions include: Anatoly Smeliansky on Stanislavsky’s letters William D. Gunn on staging ideology at the Moscow Art Theatre Sharon Marie Carnicke and David Rosen on opera Rosemary Malague on the feminist perspective of new translations W.B. Worthen on cognitive science Julia Listengarten on the avant-garde David Krasner on the System in America and Dennis Beck on Stanislavsky’s legacy in non-realistic theatre R. Andrew White is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valparaiso University, where he annually directs productions. He has an MFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School, and has worked as an actor at a variety of theatres in the United States. In addition, his scholarship has appeared in edited works published by Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan, as well as in top American journals including Theatre Survey, TDR/The Drama Review, and New England Theatre Journal.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Hamburg Dramaturgy by G E Lessing

The Hamburg Dramaturgy by G E  Lessing

In addition, she contributed all entries on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German actors for the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Dr. Baldyga also works as a freelance theater ...

Author: Natalya Baldyga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135099275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 450

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While eighteenth-century playwright and critic Gotthold Ephraim Lessing made numerous contributions in his lifetime to the theater, the text that best documents his dynamic and shifting views on dramatic theory is also that which continues to resonate with later generations – the Hamburg Dramaturgy (Hamburgische Dramaturgie, 1767–69). This collection of 104 short essays represents one of the eighteenth century’s most important critical engagements with the theater and its potential to promote humanistic discourse. Lessing’s essays are an immensely erudite, deeply engaged, witty, ironic, and occasionally scathing investigation of European theatrical culture, bolstered by deep analysis of Aristotelian dramatic theory and utopian visions of theater as a vehicle for human connection. This is the first complete English translation of Lessing's text, with extensive annotations that place the work in its historical context. For the first time, English-language readers can trace primary source references and link Lessing’s observations on drama, theory, and performance not only to the plays he discusses, but also to dramatic criticism and acting theory. This volume also includes three introductory essays that situate Lessing’s work both within his historical time period and in terms of his influence on Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment theater and criticism. The newly translated Hamburg Dramaturgy will speak to dramaturgs, directors, and humanities scholars who see theater not only for entertainment, but also for philosophical and political debate.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre History Studies 2016 Vol 35

Theatre History Studies 2016  Vol  35

Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. ... The Theatre of Drottingholm—Then and Now: Performance between the 18th and 21st Centuries. ... The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting.

Author: Sara Freeman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817371104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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Rosemarie K. Bank and Michal Kobialka, eds., Theatre/Performance Historiography: Time, Space, Matter / Reviewed by Danny Devlin
Categories: Performing Arts

Theater in the Middle East

Theater in the Middle East

... actors and comic actors of the Romantic and Victorian periods and on contemporary theater and film in the Arab World. He served as Middle Eastern area editor for the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (2015).

Author: Babak Rahimi

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785274473

Category: Drama

Page: 186

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The collected essays from noteworthy dramatists and scholars in this book represent new ways of understanding theater in the Middle East not as geographical but transcultural spaces of performance. What distinguishes this book from previous works is that it offers new analysis on a range of theatrical practices across a region, by and large, ignored for the history of its dramatic traditions and cultures, and it does so by emphasizing diverse performances in changing contexts. Topics include Arab, Iranian, Israeli, diasporic theatres from pedagogical perspectives to reinvention of traditions, from translation practices to political resistance expressed in various performances from the nineteenth century to the present.
Categories: Drama

A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

Emily Klein, Jen-Scott Mobley, and Jill Stevenson), and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (ed. Simon Williams). Faedra Chatard Carpenter is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of ...

Author: Jocelyn L. Buckner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317586258

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this renowned, award-winning playwright's contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work. The collection contains chapters on each of her major works, and includes a special three-chapter section devoted to Ruined, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. The anthology also features an interview about collaboration and creativity with Lynn Nottage and two of her most frequent directors, Seret Scott and Kate Whoriskey.
Categories: Drama

The Theatre of Sa dallah Wannous

The Theatre of Sa dallah Wannous

Her research focuses on medieval Sufi literature and theory and on modern Arabic drama. She has written several studies on ... and he served as Middle Eastern area editor for the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (2015).

Author: Sonja Mejcher-Atassi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108838566

Category: Drama

Page: 257

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Offers new perspectives on Sa'dallah Wannous' significance as a playwright and public intellectual in the Arab world and world theatre.
Categories: Drama

The Films of Wes Anderson

The Films of Wes Anderson

Jason Davids Scott teaches at Arizona State University; his areas of focus include film and theater history, ... the career of Robert Downey Jr., and contributions to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting.

Author: P. Kunze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137403124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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Wes Anderson's films can be divisive, but he is widely recognized as the inspiration for several recent trends in indie films. Using both practical and theoretical lenses, the contributors address and explain the recurring stylistic techniques, motifs, and themes that dominate Anderson's films and have had such an impact on current filmmaking.
Categories: Performing Arts