The Great European Stage Directors Volume 1

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 1

Further imitators would emerge, each with an artistic director, throughout the twentieth century (from Charles Dullin and the Cartel des Quatre, to Ariane Mnouchkine and the Théâtre du Soleil). Directors set up their own companies, ...

Author: Peta Tait

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474259880

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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This volume assesses the contributions of André Antoine, Konstantin Stanislavski and Michel Saint-Denis, whose work has influenced theatre and training for over a century. These directors pioneered Naturalism and refined Realism as they experimented with theatrical form including non-Realism. Antoine and Stanislavski's theatre direction proved foundational to the creation of the director's role and artistic vision, and their influential ideas progressively developed through the stylized theatre of Saint-Denis to the innovative contemporary theatre direction of Max Stafford-Clark, Declan Donnellan and Katie Mitchell.
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The Great European Stage Directors Volume 3

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 3

Cover design by Adriana Brioso Cover image: The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, circa 1890. ... ISBN: HB: Set: 978-1-4742-5396-3 978-1-4742-5411-3 Series: Great Stage Directors Typeset by Integra Software Services Pvt. Ltd. To find out ...

Author: Jonathan Pitches

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474259903

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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This volume examines the work of directors Jacques Copeau, Theodore Komisarjevsky and Tyrone Guthrie. It explores in detail many of the directors' key productions, including Copeau's staging of Molière's The Tricks of Scapin, Komisarjevsky's signature season of Chekhov plays at the Barnes Theatre and Guthrie's pioneering direction of Shakespeare's plays in North America. This study argues that their work exemplifies the complexity and novelty of the role of theatre directing in the first three-quarters of the 20th century, as Komisarjevsky was in the middle of the genesis of directing in Russia, Copeau launched his directorial career just as the role was gaining definition, and Guthrie was at the vanguard of directing in Britain, at last shaking off the traditions of the actor-manager to formulate the new role of artistic director.
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The Great European Stage Directors Volume 2

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 2

Cover design by Adriana Brioso Cover image: Volksbühne Theatre. ... ISBN: HB: Set: 978-1-4742-5394-9 978-1-4742-5411-3 Series: Great Stage Directors Typeset by Integra Software Services Pvt. Ltd. To find out more about our authors and ...

Author: David Barnett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474259897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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This volume surveys and assesses the contributions of Vsevolod Meyerhold, Erwin Piscator and Bertolt Brecht to theatre-making, which richly exemplify the range of ways that directors address dramatic material, theatrical space and their audiences. Their directorial work marks an unmistakeable interest in developing the political potential of theatre in the early 20th century, although each director offered more to their actors, collaborators and spectators than simply the staging of politics and the political.
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Amateur and Proletarian Theatre in Post Revolutionary Russia

Amateur and Proletarian Theatre in Post Revolutionary Russia

... 978-1-3500-6608-3 Russian Theatre in Practice: The Director's Guide Edited by Amy Skinner 978-1-4742-8441-7 The ... Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith 978-1-3500-8740-8 The Great European Stage Directors Set 1: Volumes 1–4: Pre-1950 ...

Author: Stefan Aquilina

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350170988

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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This is the first collection of primary sources that addresses the amateur theatre produced by the workers in the first decade after the Russian Revolution. Newly translated from the Russian, the essays capture both theoretical articulations on the scene – by luminaries such as Alexander Bogdanov, Platon Kerzhentsev, Valerian Pletnev, Alexander Mgebrov and Valentin Smyshliaev – and the more fleeting descriptions and first-hand accounts of the productions staged, accounts and voices which are typically harder to capture. The essays tell a story of unabashed optimism in the creativity of the working classes. They speak of the use of theatre to carve a public and political role in the construction of a new world. The sources, however, also exhibit the flipside of the scene, or the sombre difficulties faced by the amateur actors and the incessant calls to raise standards through professional help. The narrative developed is that of an amateur theatre which began as an autonomous and heterogeneous activity but which by the mid-to-late 1920s was transformed into a regulated practice and a space for cultural programming. The collection makes an important contribution to our understanding of modern theatre: scholarship conventionally tackles the canonical names from the professional world but gives little attention to the more down-to-earth forms of performance taking place in factories, clubs and amateur circles. An introductory essay also highlights the range and significance of the collection and draws links between the essays.
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Ivo van Hove

Ivo van Hove

... Harley Granville Barker edited by Colin Chambers and Richard Nelson ISBN 978-1-4742-9484-3 The Great European Stage Directors Set 1: Volumes 1–4: Pre-1950 edited by Simon Shepherd ISBN 978-1-4742-5411-3 The Great European Stage ...

Author: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350031555

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This book offers a wealth of resources, critical overviews and detailed analysis of Ivo van Hove's internationally acclaimed work as the foremost director of theatre, opera and musicals in our time. Stunning production photos capture the power of van Hove's directorial vision, his innovative use of theatrical spaces, and the arresting stage images that have made his productions so popular among audiences worldwide over the last 30 years. Van Hove's own contribution to the book, which includes a foreword, interview and his director's notes for some of his most popular shows, makes this book a unique resource for students, scholars and for his fans across the different art forms in which he works. An informative introduction provides an overview of van Hove's unique approach to directing, while five sections, individually curated by experts in the respective fields of Shakespeare, classical theatre, modern theatre, opera, musicals, film, and international festival curatorship, offer readers a combination of critical insight and short excerpts by van Hove's collaborators, the actors in the ensemble companies van Hove works with in Amsterdam and New York, and by arts critics and reviewers.
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Russian Theatre in Practice

Russian Theatre in Practice

... Teresa Scheer ISBN 9781350001053 Brecht on Theatre Bertolt Brecht ISBN 9781350068902 Brecht on Performance: Messingkauf and Modelbooks Bertolt Brecht ISBN 9781350077065 The Great European Stage Directors Set 1: Volumes 1–4: Pre-1950 ...

Author: Amy Skinner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474284431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Amidst the turmoil of political revolution, the stage directors of twentieth-century Russia rewrote the rules of theatre making. From realism to the avant-garde, politics to postmodernism, and revolution to repression, these practitioners shaped perceptions of theatre direction across the world. This edited volume introduces students and practitioners alike to the innovations of Russia's directors, from Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold to Anatoly Efros, Oleg Efremov and Genrietta Ianovskaia. Strongly practical in its approach, Russian Theatre in Practice: The Director's Guide equips readers with an understanding of the varying approaches of each director, as well as the opportunity to participate and explore their ideas in practice. The full range of the director's role is covered, including work on text, rehearsal technique, space and proxemics, audience theory and characterization. Each chapter focuses on one director, exploring their historical context, and combining an examination of their directing theory and technique with practical exercises for use in classroom or rehearsal settings. Through their ground-breaking ideas and techniques, Russia's directors still demand our attention, and in this volume they come to life as a powerful resource for today's theatre makers.
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Modern Theatre in Russia

Modern Theatre in Russia

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Author: Stefan Aquilina

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350066090

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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What did modern theatre in Russia look like and how did it foreground tradition building and transmission processes? The book challenges conventional historiographical approaches by weaving contemporary theories on cultural transmission into its historical narrative. It argues that processes of transmission – training spaces, acting manuals, photographic evidence, newspaper reports, international networking, informal encounters, cultural memories – contribute to the formation and consolidation of theatre traditions. Through English translations of rare Russian sources, the book expounds on: *side-lined material on Stanislavsky, including his relationship with German actor Ludwig Barnay, use of improvisation at the First Studio, and rehearsal practices for Artists and Admirers (1933); *Valentin Smyshlaev's acting manual The Technique to Process Stage Performance and the creation of hybrid practices; *proletarian theatre as an amateur-professional combination and force in the transformation of everyday life, as seen in the Proletkult's volume Art at the Workers' Clubs; *Meyerhold's Borodin Studio as an early example of Practice as Research, his European tour of 1930, and international persona as depicted in newspapers published in the West; and *Asja Lacis's work with children, which contributes to current efforts to address the gender imbalance that is often characteristic of modernism. This historical-theoretical investigation is combined with practical exercises that provide a more experiential understanding of the modern performance realities involved. In this way, the book speaks not only to theatre scholars and historians, but also to students and practitioners engaged in practical work.
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The Great European Stage Directors Volume 7

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 7

What I invented there was like three film studios, where you open the curtains and unify it to become a huge production space. ... I always try to work in spaces like that, to set up my own stage.'1 ...

Author: Felicia Hardison Londré

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474259958

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This volume offers a compelling account of Jean-Louis Barrault, Ariane Mnouchkine and Peter Stein, who not only won international recognition as directors whose repertoires ranged from classical Greek to Shakespeare to the avant-garde, but also succeeded as leaders of their own companies. The ensembles they nurtured and kept afloat despite setbacks represent the artistic vision of each: the Compagnie Madeleine Renaud–Jean-Louis Barrault, the Théâtre du Soleil and the Schaubühne. Selected landmark productions illuminate the achievements of these 3 directors and their companies.
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The Great European Stage Directors Volume 6

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 6

Regietheater 124 rehearsal 38 , 57 , 63 , 70-1 , 73 , 86 , 92-4 , 108 , 114 , 116 , 118-20 , 125 , 175 , 183-4 ... Jean - Marie 164 set design 38 , 73 , 116 , 119 , 125-6 , 145 , 185 , 187 , 191 7:84 ( theatre company ) 100-1 ...

Author: Clare Finburgh Delijani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474259941

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This volume examines the work of Joan Littlewood, Giorgio Strehler and Roger Planchon, demonstrating how these 3 directors take up key aesthetic prompts from earlier innovators – Stanislavski, the modernist avant-garde and not least Brecht – and thereby prepare the ground for contemporary, politically-engaged 'directors' theatre'. It argues that, in creating their major productions in the prosperous 'glorious decades' that followed the devastation of the Second World War, they represent a first expressly 'European' generation of theatre directors. Revisiting works from the classical dramatic canon by drawing on popular theatre traditions, and reaching out to spectators beyond the educated middle-class elite, they put theatre in the service of uniting a traumatized continent. This study posits that for Littlewood, Strehler and Planchon, theatre has the capacity to create communities.
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The Great European Stage Directors Volume 4

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 4

... at the Magdeburg Theatre Exhibition of 1927 was 'Photographs taken during performance' with the new Ermanox camera).1 The ... Moreover, the contemporary reviewer may lack perspective; a set design may appear startlingly innovative, ...

Author: Michael Patterson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474259910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In this volume leading scholars assess the contributions of Max Reinhardt, Leopold Jessner and Harley Granville Barker to European theatre. Their work represents the cultural shift from traditional theatre practices of the 19th century to the rise of Modernism and its means of establishing theatre as an art form in its own right. Uncovering the theories and visions of theatre held by Reinhardt, Jessner and Barker, this volume establishes the contribution and importance of these directors in the development of modern theatre and their significance alongside the better-known names of Stanislavski and Brecht.
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