Theatre in Crisis

Theatre in Crisis

The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theater is, where it has been and where it might be going through the voices of established and emerging theater artists and scholars from the UK, US, and elsewhere.

Author: Maria M. Delgado

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719062918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

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Theatre in Crisis? Performance Manifestos for a New Century is a wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theater practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology. The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theater is, where it has been and where it might be going through the voices of established and emerging theater artists and scholars from the UK, US, and elsewhere. Contributors: Maria M. Delgado & Caridad Svich • Oliver Mayer, Jorge Cortiñas, Neena Beber, & Craig Lucas • Jim Carmody • Roberta Levitow • Peter Lichtenfels & Lynette Hunter • Michael Billington • Claire H. Macdonald • Anna Furse • Phyllis Nagy • Max Stafford-Clark • Len Berkman • DD Kugler • Tori Haring-Smith • John London • Kia Corthron • Alice Tuan • Ricardo Szwarcer • Peter Sellars • Dragan Klaic • Lisa D’Amour • Paul Heritage • Matthew Causey • Andy Lavender • Jon Fosse • Erik Ehn • Matthew Maguire • Shelley Berc • Ruth Margraff • Martin Epstein • Mac Wellman • Goat Island
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre of Crisis Drama and Politics in Latin America

Theatre of Crisis  Drama and Politics in Latin America

In this dynamic study, Diana Taylor proposes that, for all the diversity of peoples, languages, and cultural images in Latin America, the effects of crisis on the region's theatre are surprisingly uniform.

Author: Diana Taylor

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813154979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Latin American theatre is among the most innovative in the world today. The period 1965 1970 was one of intense theatrical production in the region. Dozens of major playwrights and collective theaters produced hundreds of highly original plays. This was also a period of profound ideological and sociopolitical transformation. Hopes for Latin American self-definition and self-determination after centuries of colonization and foreign exploitation began to crumble, while the right-wing backlash produced a politics of terror. In this dynamic study, Diana Taylor proposes that, for all the diversity of peoples, languages, and cultural images in Latin America, the effects of crisis on the region s theatre are surprisingly uniform. As a cultural subsystem, theatre is both a product of and a commentary on the making and dismantling of society at large. Theatre of Crisis is an important source of information for Latin Americanists as well as theatre specialists and literary critics interested in this virtually unexplored field.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theatre in Times of Crisis

Theatre in Times of Crisis

Since the theatre of the Greeks, audiences have turned to live theatre in order to find answers in uncertain political, social and economic times, and through this unique collection questions about This anthology brings together a ...

Author: Edward Bond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350188822

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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Theatre has a complex history of responding to crises, long before they happen. Through stage plays, contemporary challenges can be presented, explored and even foreshadowed in ways that help audiences understand the world around them. Since the theatre of the Greeks, audiences have turned to live theatre in order to find answers in uncertain political, social and economic times, and through this unique collection questions about This anthology brings together a collection of 20 scenes from 20 playwrights that each respond to the world in crisis. Twenty of the world's most prolific playwrights were asked to select one scene from across their published work that speaks to the current world situation in 2020. As COVID-19 continues to challenge every aspect of global life, contemporary theatre has long predicted a world on the edge. Through these 20 scenes from plays spanning from 1980 to 2020, we see how theatre and art has the capacity to respond, comment on and grapple with global challenges that in turn speak to the current time in which we are living. Each scene, chosen by the writer, is prefaced by an interview in which they discuss their process, their reason for selection and how their work reflects both the past and the present. From the political plays of Lucy Prebble and James Graham to the polemics of Philip Ridley and Tim Crouch. From bold works by Inua Ellams, Morgan Lloyd Malcom and Tanika Gupta to the social relevance of Hannah Khalil, Zoe Cooper and Simon Stephens this anthology looks at theatre in the present and asks the question: “how can theatre respond to a world in crisis?” The collection is prefaced by an introduction from Edward Bond, one of contemporary theatre's most prolific dramatists.
Categories: Drama

Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House: The Crisis in Britain's Regional Theatres delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britain's theatre industry by revealing problems that extend beyond the Conservative ...

Author: Olivia Turnbull

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841502083

Category: Drama

Page: 237

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Review: "Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britain's regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House: The Crisis in Britain's Regional Theatres delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britain's theatre industry by revealing problems that extend beyond the Conservative government's scant regard for the arts, right back to the Second World War." "By probing the history of regional theatres from the introduction of state funding, Turnbull unearths a catalogue of recurring problems that ensured the fabric of British theatre was historically fragile. Between the foundation of the Arts Council in 1945 and the Conservatives' victory in 1979, unresolved issues about the nature of regional theatre and the basis for allocating funds made it difficult for theatres to adapt successfully to changing times. Turnbull explores why theatres were so ill equipped to deal with Thatcherism and asks what, if anything, was done under Blair to address the situation. An important and timely read for theatre and cultural history scholars alike, Bringing Down the House interrogates the history and politics of regional theatre."--BOOK JACKET
Categories: Drama

Social and Political Theatre in 21st Century Britain

Social and Political Theatre in 21st Century Britain

This book critically deals with representative plays and playwrights who have stood out in the UK and internationally in the post-recession era, delivering theatre that in the process of being truthful to the contemporary experience has ...

Author: Vicky Angelaki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474213189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens. This book critically deals with representative plays and playwrights who have stood out in the UK and internationally in the post-recession era, delivering theatre that in the process of being truthful to the contemporary experience has also redefined theatrical form and content. Built around a series of case-studies of seminal contemporary plays exploring issues of social and political crisis, the volume is augmented by interviews with UK and international directors, artistic directors and the playwrights whose work is examined. As well as considering UK stage productions, Angelaki analyses European, North American and Australian productions, of post-2000 plays by writers including: Caryl Churchill, Mike Bartlett, Dennis Kelly, Simon Stephens, Martin Crimp, debbie tucker green, Duncan Macmillan, Nick Payne and Lucy Prebble. At the heart of the analysis and of the plays discussed is an appreciation of what interconnects artists and audiences, enabling the kind of mutual recognition that fosters the feeling of collectivity. As the book argues, this is the state whereby the theatre meets its social imperative by eradicating the distance between stage and spectator and creating a genuinely shared space of ideas and dialogue, taking on topics including the economy, materialism, debt culture, the environment, urban protest, social media and mental health. Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain demonstrates that such contemporary playwriting invests in and engenders moments of performative reciprocity and spirituality so as to present the audience with a cohesive collective experience.
Categories: Performing Arts

Refugees Theatre and Crisis

Refugees  Theatre and Crisis

Understanding parasitism in relation to refugee theatre goes some way towards
accounting for the popularity of documentary theatre techniques and verbatim
texts considered to be 'by far the most common type of “play” in this field' (Gilbert
 ...

Author: Alison Jeffers

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230247475

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 197

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Refugees who have travelled to western states to claim asylum must prove that they are 'Convention refugees' before they can be considered 'legitimate': they must show that they have fled individual persecution in their home country and that they fear persecution should they return. In the course of arguing their case as 'Convention refugees' they become enmeshed in bureaucratic performance which often casts them as conventional refugees , those who confirm to cultural expectations of suffering, passivity and silence. This book examines a range of theatre and performance practices that address questions of responsibility, hospitality and understanding. Using examples from Europe, Australia and the US it shows how theatre has represented refugees to the citizens of those states. It discusses the many ways that refugees have represented themselves through theatre and the arts and the challenges that they face as a result of mistrust and the expectations that are placed on them.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre in Crisis

Theatre in Crisis

THEATRE IN CRISIS Sophocles ' Reconstruction of Genre and Politics in
Philoctetes by PA 4413 Carola Greengard P5 673 INDIANA UNIVERSITY
LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON ADOLF M . HAKKERT - PUBLISHER -
AMSTERDAM 1987 ISBN ...

Author: Carola Greengard

Publisher: Adolf m Hakkert

ISBN: IND:39000004260266

Category: Philoctetes (Greek mythology) in literature

Page: 106

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Categories: Philoctetes (Greek mythology) in literature

The Theatre of Sam Shepard

The Theatre of Sam Shepard

Concentrating on his playwriting, this book charts Shepard's various developments and shifts of direction, and the changing contexts in which his work appeared.

Author: Stephen J. Bottoms

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521587913

Category: Drama

Page: 301

View: 524

A comprehensive analysis of Sam Shepard's career from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Categories: Drama

Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Restoration Theatre and Crisis

CHAPTER 7 Tory Plays: The Contradictions of Royalism in Crisis In this chapter I
want to challenge the view of the drama of the Exclusion Crisis as simply '
Royalism's Last Dramatic Stand'. Douglas Canfield, in particular, has argued for
the ...

Author: Susan J. Owen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191584008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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Restoration Theatre and Crisis is a seminal study of the drama of the Restoration, in particular that of the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis. This was a time of unprecedented political partisanship in the theatre. This book cosniders all the known plays of this period, including works by Dryden and Behn, in their historical context. It examines the complex ways in which the drama both reflected and intervened in the political process, at a time when the crisis fractured an already fragile post-interregnum consensus, and modern party political methods first began to develop. Susan Owen discusses the ways in which Tory and Whig playwrights engaged in dramatic dialogue, deliberately commenting on and revising each other's themes and topics. The book also explores the arena of sexual politics, examining the political significance of themes such as disharmony in the family, and the importance of rape as a dramatic signifier of monstrosity associated with rebellion by the Tories and tyranny and popery by the Whigs. Restoration Theatre and Crisis considers the use of sexuality as a political discourse, and ways in which ideas about libertinism and constructions of masculinity and femininity intersect with political concerns in the drama. Thus the book bridges the gap between `gender-blind' political accounts and studies which have focused on gender themes in the drama in isolation from party politics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

African Theatre and Politics

African Theatre and Politics

Comparative historical study of the three national cultures of Ethiopia, Tanganyika/Tanzania, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Author: Jane Plastow

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042000384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 458

Comparative historical study of the three national cultures of Ethiopia, Tanganyika/Tanzania, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. The development of theatre is seen against the background of centuries of cultural evolution and interaction, from pre-colonial times, through phases of African and European imperialism, to the liberation struggles and newly-won independence.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

As soon as theatre could be made inside the walls, incarcerated people urgently
and consistently wished to dramatize the effects of the HIV/AIDS crisis on their
lives. Of all the prison theatres I have researched around the world, South Africa's
 ...

Author: Ashley E. Lucas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408185919

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Obscured behind concrete and razor wire, the lives of the incarcerated remain hidden from public view. Inside the walls, imprisoned people all over the world stage theatrical productions that enable them to assert their humanity and capabilities. Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration offers a uniquely international account and exploration of prison theatre. By discussing a range of performance practices tied to incarceration, this book examines the ways in which arts practitioners and imprisoned people use theatre as a means to build communities, attain professional skills, create social change, and maintain hope. Ashley Lucas's writing offers a distinctive blend of storytelling, performance analysis, travelogue, and personal experience as the child of an incarcerated father. Distinct examples of theatre performed in prisons are explored throughout the main text and also in a section of Critical Perspectives by international scholars and practitioners.
Categories: Performing Arts

Text Presentation 2007

Text   Presentation  2007

1 Abstract The Chicano Theatre Movement ofthe 1960s was born out ofa social
crisis. Many of the crises that were addressed by early Chicana/o theatre artists
continue to be prevalent and important sources of inspiration today. These crises
 ...

Author: Stratos E. Constantinidis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451180

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. This anthology includes papers from the 31st annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. Topics covered include Chicano theatre, the Vietnam War and 9/11 in the French theatre, actresses and modern Hamlet, Asian theatre, Antigone in pre- and post-communist Germany, adapting an Internet comic strip for the stage, and the future of dramatic literature in the academy, among others.
Categories: Performing Arts

Pregones Theatre

Pregones Theatre

The idea of creating theatre tor art's sake might seem contradictory in a country
where the mere act of producing theatre in Spanish or in bilingual form, could be
viewed as a political act. In her study of Latin American theatre of crisis, theatre ...

Author: Eva Cristina Vásquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317793816

Category: History

Page: 246

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

Performing for Survival

Performing  for  Survival

This volume gathers contributions from a range of international scholars and geopolitical contexts to explore why people organise themselves into performance communities in sites of crisis and how performance – social and aesthetic, ...

Author: Patrick Duggan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137454270

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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This volume gathers contributions from a range of international scholars and geopolitical contexts to explore why people organise themselves into performance communities in sites of crisis and how performance – social and aesthetic, sanctioned and underground – is employed as a mechanism for survival. The chapters treat a wide range of what can be considered 'survival', ranging from sheer physical survival, to the survival of a social group with its own unique culture and values, to the survival of the very possibility of agency and dissent. Performance as a form of political resistance and protest plays a large part in many of the essays, but performance does more than that: it enables societies in crisis to continue to define themselves. By maintaining identities that are based on their own chosen affiliations and not defined solely in opposition to their oppressors, individuals and groups prepare themselves for a post-crisis future by keeping alive their own notions of who they are and who they hope to be.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre in Spain 1490 1700

Theatre in Spain  1490 1700

This is the first book to examine the rise of Spain's extraordinary national theatre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in all its aspects - the commercial theatre, the court drama and the Corpus autos, the organisation of ...

Author: Melveena McKendrick

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521429013

Category: Drama

Page: 330

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This is the first book to examine the rise of Spain's extraordinary national theatre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in all its aspects - the commercial theatre, the court drama and the Corpus autos, the organisation of theatrical life, the playhouses themselves and their public, the literary and moral controversies, and the plays as literary texts. The book has been written for students of drama as well as Hispanists: Spanish theatre is set in its national and international context; Spanish titles and theatrical terms are translated. Considerable space has been devoted to the experimental drama of the sixteenth century before Lope de Vega. At the core of the book is a highly distinctive, successful national theatre which mirrored the energies, beliefs and anxieties of a great nation in crisis, yet at the same time granted full expression to the individual genius of its greatest exponents - Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderon de la Barca.
Categories: Drama

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

[Theatre in crisis]. Caracas: Fundarte, 1987. – 104 p. Notes: Includes
bibliographical references. History. 20th century. ——. El teatro venezoloano. [
Venezuelan theatre]. Caracas: Departamento de Literatura del Instituto Nacional
de Cultura y ...

Author: Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136119002

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.
Categories: Performing Arts

Identities in Crisis

Identities in Crisis

Gender and Symbolic Space in the Theatre of Calderón As Manfred Pfister
pointed out , it is the time - space relationship that distinguishes the enacted from
the narrated text . In narrative , the writer enjoys complete freedom in the
disposition ...

Author: Melveena McKendrick

Publisher: Edition Reichenberger

ISBN: 3935004524

Category: Honor in literature

Page: 237

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Categories: Honor in literature

Applied Theatre Development

Applied Theatre  Development

At a time when the world which, regardless of natural disasters, seems to be at a
point of continual crisis, the narrative reminds educators and theatre makers that
there is another way of working; that there are other possibilities. It reminds ...

Author: Tim Prentki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472508287

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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At once both guide book and provocation, this is an indispensable companion for students and practitioners of applied theatre. It addresses all key aspects: principles, origins, politics and aesthetics in a concise and accessible style designed to appeal both to those who have recently discovered this sub-discipline and to experienced practitioners and academics. Part 1 is divided into two chapters. The first introduces the sub-discipline of Theatre for Development, covering its origins, principles and history, and providing an overview of theatre for development in Western contexts as well as in Africa, Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Latin America. The second focuses upon theoretical and philosophical issues confronting the discipline and its relationship to contemporary politics, as well as considering its future role. Part 2 consists of seven chapters contributed by leading figures and current practitioners from around the world and covering a diverse range of themes, methodologies and aesthetic approaches. One chapter offers a series of case studies concerned with sexual health education and HIV prevention, drawn from practitioners working in Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Southern Africa, and China. Other chapters include studies of intercultural theatre in the Peruvian Amazon; a programme of applied theatre conducted in schools in Canterbury, New Zealand, following the 2010 earthquake; an attempt to reinvigorate a community theatre group in South Brazil; and an exchange between a Guatemalan arts collective and a Dutch youth theatre company, besides others.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood in Crisis

Hollywood in Crisis

Blockade eventually opened in a small theatre in Westwood village, while the
Fox West Coast theatre chain, after urgent demands from Catholic pressure
groups, declined to screen it at all.17 The Catholics, because of their
identification with ...

Author: Colin Schindler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134850464

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science