In some of the northern and north-eastern States there are some progressive theatres which are beginning to programme shows and develop their own
projects and productions. Key players are Mary Rose Lloyd at the New Victory
In the Focus on Research below, findings are presented from a wider PhD
research project examining children's participation in Theatre for Early Years (
TEY) as audience members, focusing on an interpretation of the pedagogy of the
Author: Ann Marie Halpenny
Capturing Children’s Meanings in Early Childhood Research and Practice draws together contemporary research and established theories to produce a unique take on the meanings children express through a range of creative tools. Drawing on Reggio Emilia and the Mosaic approach, this book provides readers with a range of strategies for accessing, recording and interpreting young children’s perceptions of and responses to their experiences. Providing a synthesis of the multiple imaginative ways we can capture young children’s meanings through observations, art, photo elicitation, mindfulness, music and other creative methods, Halpenny covers topics such as: Negotiating challenges presented by researching with children Frameworks for seeing and hearing children’s intentions Accurately documenting and interpreting research findings Promoting children’s meanings and their performance of them Moving forward with new understandings This book is an indispensable resource for students of early childhood education, especially for courses focusing on the lived experiences of children from early to middle childhood. It is also a useful reference for those working with young children in educational and caregiving settings, and for those advocating for young children.
A bon fire on Ocean Avenue led the way to the theatre. On fogless nights, the
moonlight was the only source of light in the early years, as there was no
electricity there yet. (It would be several years later, between 1913 and 1914,
Author: Alissandra Dramov
Publisher: Author House
Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Early Years (1903-1913) describes the establishment of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, along with an overview of the history of the Carmel Mission and the Monterey Peninsula. The book's emphasis is on the development of Carmel as a Bohemian artists' and writers' colony at the start of the 20th century. The town's first decade of existence is described: the businesses and services offered, and the residential architecture. There are biographies of the well-known Bohemian artists, writers, poets, builders, and other notable residents and visitors in the early 1900's. This original group of settlers, the majority of whom came from Northern California's Bay Area, were distinctive individuals, who were drawn to the coastal village by its scenic beauty and the inspiration it provided for their intellectual pursuits. They set the tone that made Carmel-by-the-Sea a Bohemian enclave on the West Coast, and distinguished it as a unique place. These early residents and visitors left a significant and lasting impact on the future of the seaside town, which in turn attracted other creative talents to the area, through the years and still to this day. Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Early Years (1903-1913), preserves the literary, artistic, cultural, and architectural heritage of Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula region.
They returned to England several years after the opening of the Kentucky Circuit.”
Samuel Drake, Jr., the eldest son, was born in 1796. Having musical ability, he
was taught at an early age to play the violin. When the Drakes came to the ...
Author: West T. Hill Jr.
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
This comprehensive study shows that the stage was active in Kentucky long before the first professional troupe toured in 1815. During the period covered, 1790--1820, Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville became the major theatrical centers in the West. Performances on Kentucky stages far outnumbered those in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Nashville, or New Orleans. Drawing upon accounts in contemporary newspapers, West T. Hill Jr. demonstrates that drama had developed west of the mountains a full quarter century prior to the date given in theatre histories. The Theatre in Early Kentucky, 1790--1820 captures the full flavor and color of the promoters, managers, professional strollers, and actors, many of whom performed dual roles as actors and managers. Working under primitive conditions, the groups often put on a melodrama, a musical comedy or farce, and several acts of singing, dancing, and recitation in the same performance. Appreciative audiences responded enthusiastically to the overworked and predictable plots of mistaken identity, revenge, and domestic difficulty. This delightful, informative book includes and appendix containing the production data available for 1790--1820. It is illustrated with reproductions of charming newspaper theatrical announcements and with portraits of leading stage figures.
Aside fromthe initiatives and outputin continental Europe two other projects need
tobementioned inthischapter: ThePolka Theater's initiativein exploring theatre for early years in the United Kingdom and the Starcatchers project in Scotland.
Author: Manon van de Water
Category: Performing Arts
There is a complex relationship between performance, youth, and the shifting material circumstances (social, cultural, economic, ideological, and political) under which theatre for children and youth is generated and perceived. This book explores different aspect of theatre for young audiences using examples from theatrical events globally.
Case Study continued A special puppet theatre at Discover motivates the
children to use their spoon puppets to create stories . This is continued at their
setting through role - play and puppet shows . Practitioners have commented on
how the ...
Author: Anna Salaman
`Planning Educational Visits for the Early Years is full of advice on how to make visits enjoyable learning opportunities as well as great fun. This book is ideal for early years advisors, teachers and anyone planning educational visits for children aged three to seven' - Practical Pre-School `This book groups visits into five types of venue: museums, art galleries, the built environment, performing arts and zoos, aquariums and farms. For each there is a very brief rationale of why you should visit and details of a wide range of activities you can do before, during and after the visit. There are useful websites to help you find such amenities in your area. The activities will be familiar to experienced staff, but it is useful to have them all written down together' - Early Years Update 'Even experienced practitioners will find many useful ideas. I especially liked the chapter 'The Built Environment', with the idea of different 'trails' to shape local outings' - Nursery World Do you want to plan exciting, creative or cultural visits, but don't know where to start? This step-by-step guide shows you how to get the best out of trips with your young children, whether you are heading off to the zoo, visiting a farm, exploring an art gallery, going to a museum or seeing a show. Linked to the Foundation Stage curriculum and Early Learning Goals, this book is packed with advice on how to make visits into enjoyable learning opportunities. Subjects covered include: o a guide to planning your visit o practical activities to carry out in each setting o activity ideas to do at different venues o curriculum links for each suggested activity o advice on managing the number of children taken o advice on risk assessments and on the current legal situation o checklists o a list of organisations and websites to access Early Years venues across the UK Nursery Managers and Nursery Teachers, Foundation Stage, Reception teachers, and Early Years Advisers will all find this book helps them plan creative and cultural visits that are fun for all.
IN 1913 Lady Gregory expressed her “hope to see a little season given up every
year to plays on history and in ... In the Abbey's early years, history plays often
blended a mythical narrative through ancient text with timeless concerns of
Author: Elizabeth Mannion
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Ireland’s Abbey Theatre was founded in 1904. Under the guidance of W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory it became instrumental to the success of many of the leading Irish playwrights and actors of the early twentieth century. Conventional wisdom holds that the playwright Sean O’Casey was the first to offer a new vision of Irish authenticity in the people and struggles of inner-city Dublin in his groundbreaking trilogy "The Shadow of a Gunman," "The Plough and the Stars," and "Juno and the Paycock." Challenging this view, Mannion argues that there was an established tradition of urban plays within the Abbey repertoire that has long been overlooked by critics. She seeks to restore attention to a lesser-known corpus of Irish urban plays, specifically those that appeared at the Abbey Theatre from the theatre’s founding until 1951, when the original theatre was destroyed by fire. Mannion illustrates distinct patterns within this Abbey urban genre and considers in particular themes of poverty, gender, and class. She provides historical context for the plays and considers the figures who helped shape the Abbey and this urban subset of plays. With detailed analysis of box office records and extensive appendixes of cast members and production schedules, this book offers a rich source of archival material as well as a fascinating revision to the story of this celebrated institution.
MYTH MAKERS AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CARMEL FOREST THEATRE WENDELL COLE There were two ... The second was the belief that a
new way of life created by a special kind of Californian — rugged , self - reliant ,
close to ...
He was the Marxist director Erwin Piscator (1893–1966), who developed
expressionist theatre for left-wing 'agitprop' (the word a compound of 'agitation'
and 'propaganda"). Working in the early years with Bertolt Brecht, Piscator
formulated a ...
So many early texts are lost, and the coverage of plays in those early years often
so scant, that the seasons before 1866 are best covered in a summary—a
summary that nevertheless offers a number of extended discussions and extracts
Author: Gerald Martin Bordman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Covers more than 250 years of musical theatre in the United States, from a 1735 South Carolina production of Flora to The Addams Family in 2010.
My subject, convicttheatre from 1788 to 1840, falls into two phases; 1788–1830,
when theatre associated with convicts was the only recorded theatre inthe colony
,and a further ten years duringwhich that theatre becamemarginalised, ...
Author: Robert Jordan
Publisher: Currency House
The first forty years of European theatre in Australia have never until now been the subject of intensive inquiry. Robert Jordan brings to life in brilliant form the shadowy figures that created the colony's first entertainment. Fascinatingly, these theatres were not, as had been thought, the initiative of soldiers and settlers nostalgic for home but of hard-living convicts serving time at the end of the world. Here is a society creating its own rules, its own class system based on enterprise and exploitation. The book analyses the impact on the theatres of the convicts' tastes and origins, the temperaments of powerful individuals and the shifting views of penal servitude. As the centres of power changed, the theatres quickly became fields in which battles for supremacy were fought: between convicts and authority and between friends and enemies of the participants. Robert Jordan combed through British and colonial newspapers, official and private correspondence, court records, statistics and logbooks to uncover these stories. He reveals previously unknown theatre ventures and greatly extends our knowledge of others, notably Robert Sidaway's Sydney theatre and the Emu plains and Norfolk Island playhouses. In the process we come to know a gallery of colourful characters, from Sara McCann, London madam and comforter of a royal duke, to James Lawrence, cardsharp, standover man, thief, liar and professional actor. A substantial appendix provides biographies of the 42 convicts and soldiers known to have been active in the theatres before 1800.
theatre. of. the. early. nineteenth. century. The first regisseur In 1885, two years
after the composer's death, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick called Wagner '
the world's first regisseur', meaning what we would now call 'producer' or 'stage ...
admittedly, was made up of the lower stratum of society, intent on finding a man;
but the women in the audience even during these early years were of a mixed
category.* One of the comedies lowest in moral tone of the earlier time was Pierre
Author: Robert Henke
Category: Performing Arts
This volume presents foundational and representative essays of the last half century on theatre performance practice during the period 1580 to 1750. The particular focus is on the nature of playing spaces, staging, acting and audience response in professional theatre and the selection of previously published research articles and book chapters includes significant works on topics such as Shakespearean staging, French and Spanish theatre audiences, the challenging aspects of the evolution of Italian renaissance acting practice, and the ’hidden’ dimensions of performance. The essays provide coherent transnational coverage as well as detailed treatments of their individual topics. Considerations of theatre practice in Italy, Spain and France, as well as England, place Shakespeare’s theatre in its European context to reveal surprising commonalities and salient differences in the performance practice of early modern Europe’s major professional theatres. This volume is an indispensable reference work for university libraries, lecturers, researchers and practitioners and offers a coherent overview of early modern comparative performance practice, and a deeper understanding of the field’s major topics and developments.
The early years were remembered , along with recognition of the institution's
unique status and veneration of the vision and perseverance of theatre founder
Guy S. Little Jr. The celebrations , however , did not include past stars as had ...
Author: Beth Conway Shervey
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Performing Arts
Beth Conway Shervey examines the cultural consequences of an Equity theatre in a small midwestern farm town. Although many in the Midwest and beyond know the story of The Little Theatre On The Square in Sullivan, Illinois, Shervey is the first to consider what the existence of such a theatre means to perceptions of life in the town. To tell the story of Sullivan and of its star theatre in a cornfield from the perspective of the residents involved, Shervey uses oral history and and dozens of photographs by David W. Mobley, the theatre’s longtime photographer. Sullivan resembles most small towns in the Midwest, and The Little Theatre differs little from most professional summer stock theatres. Yet taken together, the small town and its theatre are clearly unusual, and the existence of the theatre obviously alters perceptions of life in the small town. Before the theatre opened in 1957, Sullivan decidedly was a product of its time: the town sported a strong local chapter of the WCTU, moral people avoided taverns, liberals and Catholics were the minorities, and the population was predominantly white. While the theatre didn't effect instant change, it did introduce people to Sullivan who were obviously different. Stars such as Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Margaret Hamilton, and Pat O'Brien came into town. Aspiring actors and those behind the scenes also mingled with the residents of Sullivan. As a result, Shervey finds, Sullivan faced such issues as racism, homophobia, urban liberalism, and alcohol consumption at a much faster rate than similar towns. For some, the theatre disrupted a sense of the normal; for others, the theatre made life in Sullivan different and interesting, breaking the restrictive bonds typically associated with small towns.
Until the early 1860s , the country ' s leading theatre , the Christiania Theatre ,
was generally perceived as being at best passive , at worst antagonistic , in its ...
The Christiania Theatre had depended in its early years on Danish acting talent .
Author: Claude Schumacher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This fourth volume in the series Theatre in Europe charts the development of theatrical presentation at a time of great cultural and political upheaval.
... in the early 1900s. “The theatre helped to question and redefine these roles,
and female playwrights provided insight into the difficulties that confronted
women in the patriarchal Finnish society” (1). ... In the early years when Finland
Author: Jeff Johnson
Category: Performing Arts
With its impressive variety of theater, Finland is a superpower of performing arts. Finnish theater, however, is presently a hotbed of cultural debate regarding the artistic quality of its performances. This comprehensive overview of contemporary theater explores many of the most contentious questions concerning applied theater, its devised methods, and the corresponding challenges presented to traditional definitions of theater and related arts. Through interviews with new writers and directors, and first-hand accounts of recent performances, this study attempts to define what it means today to say “Finnish theater.” It also addresses issues concerning Finland’s emergence as a cultural player within the European Union and implications for its evolving national identity.
In its early years and its heyday the comedia nueva attracted criticism on two
main fronts : from moralists ( mainly ... The battle between moralists and
supporters of the theatre was fought over a long period with its intensity varying in
Author: Jonathan Thacker
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Category: Performing Arts
This Companion is a readable and up-to-date guide to all aspects of the extraordinary flowering of theatre in Early-Modern Spain.
Barba's professional history and the conceptual matrix of his ideas has been the theatre he founded in the early 1960s and ... Barba's work since the early 1970s
and worked as the group's literary advisor for the past ten years (1979; 1986a).
Author: Ian Watson
Eugenio Barba is one of Europe's leading theatre directors, at the forefront of experimental and group theatre for more than twenty years. Ian Watson provides the most comprehensive and systematic study of Barba's work, including his training methods, dramaturgy, productions and theories, as well as his work at the International School of Theatre Anthropology.
The first issue of Theatre Quarterly ( 1971 ) covered the early years of the old
Victoria Theatre , and included an article by the director , Peter Cheeseman , on
the company policy and production style of what was then Britain's only
Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
New Theatre Quarterly provides a valuable international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet, and where prevailing dramatic assumptions can be subjected to vigorous critical questioning. It shows that theatre history has a contemporary relevance.
Born in England in 1822 , he went to the United States at a rather early age ,
achieved success at Barnum's Museum , and acted important parts all over the
country with Edwin Booth , Charlotte Cushman , Lawrence Barrett , Rossi , Miss
Author: Clement Scott
Vol. for 1888 includes dramatic directory for Feb.-Dec.; vol. for 1889 includes dramatic directory for Jan.-May.