Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Design

Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Design

With ceiling , as used in this theatre , probably has the a centre stage there is
always some audience effect of inhibiting ... and these seats benefit acoustically
from the Acoustic limitations with theatre in the round proximity of nearby surfaces
.

Author: Michael Barron

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0419177108

Category: Architectural acoustics

Page: 443

View: 423

Modern concert halls and opera houses are now very specialized buildings with special acoustical characteristics. This book is an important resource for architects, engineers and auditorium technicians.
Categories: Architectural acoustics

Directing Plays

Directing Plays

Theatre-in-the-round too, though its history in the modern theatre stretches back
no more than a few decades, is beginning to develop certain dynamic precepts of
its own. Picture making in full theatre-inthe-round, with the audience on all four ...

Author: Don Taylor

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0878300651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 486

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Librarians Round Table

Theatre Librarians Round Table

Author: Theatre Librarians Round Table

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019150435

Category: Theater libraries

Page: 30

View: 904

Categories: Theater libraries

Stephen Joseph Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur

Stephen Joseph  Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur

Paines Plough is currently embracing intimate theatre-in-the-round with a Joseph
-like fervour. In November 2012 the group completed their Roundabout Season
at London's Shoreditch Town Hall: echoing Studio Theatre's work decades ...

Author: Paul Elsam

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408185377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 659

A 1967 obituary in The Times labelled Stephen Joseph 'the most successful missionary to work in the English theatre since the second world war'. This radical man brought theatre-in-the-round to Britain, provoked Ayckbourn, Pinter and verbatim theatre creator Peter Cheeseman to write and direct, and democratised theatregoing. This monograph investigates his forgotten legacy. This monograph draws on largely unsorted archival material (including letters from Harold Pinter, J. B. Priestley, Peggy Ramsay and others), and on new interviews with figures including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Trevor Griffiths and Sir Ben Kingsley, to demonstrate how the impact on theatre in Britain of manager, director and 'missionary' Stephen Joseph has been far greater than is currently acknowledged within traditional theatre history narratives. The text provides a detailed assessment of Joseph's work and ideas during his lifetime, and summarises his broadly-unrecognised posthumous legacy within contemporary theatre. Throughout the book Paul Elsam identifies Joseph's work and ideas, and illustrates and analyses how others have responded to them. Key incidents and events during Joseph's career are interrogated, and case studies that highlight Joseph's influence and working methods are provided.
Categories: Performing Arts

On Directing

On Directing

He started working in the professional theatre as Assistant Director of Derby
Playhouse in 1959 and joined Stephen Joseph's theatre in the round company in
1961. He was Director of the Victoria Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent from 1962 to
1984, ...

Author: Gabriella Giannachi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466887541

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

View: 597

The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept of directing under increasing threat from changes in thinking and practice? The full diversity of today's approaches to directing are explored through a series of interviews with leading contemporary practitioners. On Directing is a landmark book about the director's craft.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre

A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre

and surrounded by a 'frame' – in nineteenth-century theatres, literally a frame –
an extravagant border as one might find on a picture, ... Theatre-in-the-round The
theatre-in-the-round became popular during the radicalised theatre movement ...

Author: Gill Foreman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408142202

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 562

Live theatre is an exciting, challenging profession - but how is professional theatre actually made? What are the roles and what does each person do? Which pathways lead into the profession? What skills are necessary to each role and how does the job differ according to the size of theatre or company? Written by the Acting Head of the Young People's Programme at the Royal Shakespeare Co. and former Director of Education at the Bristol Old Vic, this is a book for new entrants in the theatre industry needing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how theatre is made. It covers each role including director, designer, sound and lighting, front of house, playwright and many more. Each chapter looks in detail at what each role entails, the main people who it involves working alongside and the skills required. Interviews with a number of key practitioners for each role provide authoritative and clear advice and insight for the reader. The book features interviews with all of the following and many more besides: Nick Hytner (National Theatre), Simon Reade (Bristol Old Vic), Mike Shepperd (founder and performer, Kneehigh), Emma Rice (Artistic Director, Kneehigh), Rachel Kavanaugh (Birmingham Rep), Tim Crouch (Writer/Director/Performer), Anne Tipton (Director), Stephen Jeffries (Playwright), David Edgar (Playwright) and Jack Bradley (Literary Manager).
Categories: Performing Arts

Great Theatre

Great Theatre

Theatre in the Round : Congress in Action HERBERT F . WEISBERG AND
SAMUEL C . PATTERSON From across the nation come the representatives of
the people – from cities great and small , from towns and hamlets , a few from
farms - to ...

Author: Herbert F. Weisberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521585252

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 248

The 104th Congress, the first in four decades to be Republican-controlled, may prove to have ushered in an era of party dominance by congressional Republicans, or to be a transitory aberration. Either way, the 104th is a watershed in congressional history. Using the theatre metaphor to characterize the actions of Congress and to help make the institution more understandable, Congressional life and behaviour is dissected and placed in the broader context of changes in Congress in the 1990s. The contributors evaluate the way members of Congress play to the media and the larger audience, the electorate; analyze leadership roles in a cast of 535 'leading players'; evaluate the committee systems as 'little theatre'; and analyze relations among the various branches of government. Herbert Weisberg and Samuel Patterson conclude the presentation by reminding us that in Congress, 'the play's the thing'.
Categories: Political Science

The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre

The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre

It was first performed in 1935 by the GROUP THEATRE at the Belasco Theatre,
New York. ... He later worked as an actor and director for Stephen Joseph at his
theatre-in-the-round in Scarborough and at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent.

Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131480

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 643

The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre is an essential reference tool and companion for anyone interested in the theatre and theatre-going. Containing over 2500 entries it covers the international spectrum of theatre with particular emphasis on the UK and USA. With biographical information on playwrights, actors and directors, entries on theatres and theatre companies, explanation of technical terms and theatrical genres, and synopses of major plays, this is an authoritative, trustworthy and comprehensive compendium. Included are: synopses of 500 major plays biographical entries on hundreds of playwrights, actors, directors and producers definitions of nearly 200 genres and movements entries on over 100 key characters from plays information about more than 250 theatres and companies Unlike similar products, The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre avoids a dry, technical approach with its sprinkling of anecdotal asides and fascinating trivia, such as how Michael Gambon gave his name to a corner of a racing track following an incident on BBC's Top Gear programme, and under 'advice to actors' the sage words of Alec Guinness: 'First wipe your nose and check your flies', and the equally wise guidance from the master of his art, Noël Coward: 'Just know your lines and don't bump into the furniture.' As a companion to everything from the main stage to the fringes of theatrical fact and folklore, this will prove an irresistible book to all fans of the theatre.
Categories: Reference

Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

ALTERNATIVE THEATRE groups such as the LIVING THEATER also met trouble
with the police and the authorities, ... see THEATRE IN THE ROUND Centre for
Performance Research see CARDIFF LABORATORY THEATRE C8llt1'€ 42 S66
 ...

Author: Colin Chambers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847140012

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

View: 402

International in scope, this book is designed to be the pre-eminent reference work on the English-speaking theatre in the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, it consists of some 2500 entries written by 280 contributors from 20 countries which include not only top-level experts, but, uniquely, leading professionals from the world of theatre. A fascinating resource for anyone interested in theatre, it includes: - Overviews of major concepts, topics and issues; - Surveys of theatre institutions, countries, and genres; - Biographical entries on key performers, playwrights, directors, designers, choreographers and composers; - Articles by leading professionals on crafts, skills and disciplines including acting, design, directing, lighting, sound and voice.
Categories: Social Science

The Music Went round and Around

The Music Went  round and Around

Judith Daykin, stage manager and Softball relief artist, left the tent to become
director of the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre. In time she reached the pinnacle of
musical theater production as president and executive director of the New York
City ...

Author: John Vacha

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873387988

Category: Music

Page: 148

View: 808

Spotting a trend in the early 1950s of staging summer theater in the round under tents, Clevelander John L. Price Jr. decided to give it a try. Consulting a local statistician to determine the geographical center of the culturally inclined population, the bull's-eye fell in Warrensville Heights, a Cleveland suburb that was also the home to Thistledown Race Track. Price opened his Musicarnival there, on the grounds of the race track, with a production of Oklahoma! in the summer of 1954. The Music Went 'Round and Around tells the story of this unique summer theater and of its ebullient founder, John L. Price Jr. Price's venture was one of the last commercial legitimate theaters established in Cleveland. In its heyday the Musicar-nival had a capacity of 2500 and presented an average of eight to ten shows each summer. The backbone of the repertoire consisted of such musical classics as Carousel; Kiss Me, Kate; Wonderful Town; Fanny; Paint Your Wagon; and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The summer schedule also featured popular solo acts, such as Louis Armstrong, Henny Youngman, Tom Jones, and even burlesque. Occasionally Price tried to sneak in an opera, letting the popular shows support these operatic flings. For the first eleven seasons Price principally used a resident stock company, occasionally bringing in a visiting star, if available and right for the role. Toward the end of the 1960s, however, Price was forced to adopt the star system to keep his tent filled. Dropping the stock company, he brought in packaged productions generally headlined by popular singing or television stars. Both offerings had strong followings, and Musicarnival kept the torch of musical theater burning brightly in Cleveland until 1975, when declining attendance finally forced its closing. The Music Went 'Round and Around is the first book in the Cleveland Showtime Series.
Categories: Music

Backstage Stories

Backstage Stories

The Stephen Joseph Theatre was the first theatre-in-the-round in Britain.
Established in 1955, it started out as a tiny theatre on the first floor of the public
library (with Ayckbourn as stage manager and actor). It later moved to the ground
floor of ...

Author: Barbara Baker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441111777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 915

Gaining a view behind the scenes into the jobs and personalities of people who work in the theatre is a privilege afforded to few. This book grants that privilege to all its readers. Twenty-one highly respected backstage professionals are interviewed, from artistic director to wig maker, working in all kinds of theatres in Britain and the United States. Their stories inform and entertain as they describe what they do and how they got to do it. Their anecdotes and observations intrigue and amuse as they reminisce about working with people such as Alan Bennett, Judi Dench, Placido Domingo, Ian McKellen and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name just a few. Whether you enjoy watching theatrical performances and want to know more about them, or you would like to work in the theatre, Backstage Stories is the book for you.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

There are numerous autobiographical and biographical accounts of regional
theatre artists and their work . First and foremost is Margo Jones's Theatre - in -
the - Round , which became a veritable manifesto for the regional movement .

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521669596

Category: Drama

Page: 600

View: 925

Volume three of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.
Categories: Drama

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Roux, Richard. Le Théâtre Arena, São Paulo, 1953-1977. Du 'théâtre en rond' au
'tbéâtre populaire'. [Teatro de Arena, São Paulo, 1953-77. From theatre-in-the-
round to popular theatre]. 2 vols. Aix-en-Provence: Université de Provence, 1991.

Author: Arthur Holmberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136118364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

View: 513

The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance

A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance

the anonymity " of New York , as Nina Vance confessed she did when she
opened her Alley Theatre in Houston , where she ... along with high artistic goals
for the theatre work , " as Margo Jones put it in her book , Theatre - in - the -
Round .

Author: Rayam Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415106451

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 311

View: 271

This outstanding collection includes key texts by theorists such as Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners including Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie McCauley.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance

A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance

... where there is a theatre in every town providing entertainment and
enlightenment for the audience and a decent livelihood along with high artistic
goals for the theatre work , ” as Margo Jones put it in her book , Theatre - in - the -
Round .

Author: Carol Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415106443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 311

View: 603

Divided into the categories of "history," "theory," "interviews," and "text," the materials in this collection allow the reader to consider the developments of feminist theatre through a variety of perspectives.
Categories: Performing Arts

Thatcher s Theatre

Thatcher s Theatre

Chapter 6 Carnivals of the Oppressed While recognizing the contribution made to
theatre ( for example , feminist theatre ... from the mid - 1960s on regional musical
documentaries at the Victoria Theatre - in - the - Round in Stoke - on - Trent .

Author: D. Keith Peacock

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299013

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 930

The Thatcher administration of 1979 to 1990 had a profound and apparently lasting effect on British drama and theatre. This book examines the effect of Thatcherite ideology and policies on British theatre of that period. It begins by defining "Thatcherism" and illustrating its cultural influence. It then examines the consequences of the imposition of Thatcherite policies through the agency of the Arts Council of Great Britain. Having established this political and cultural environment, the book considers in detail the effect on the subject-matter and dramatic and theatrical discourse of left-wing drama and on the subsidized political theatre companies which proliferated during the 1970s. Attention is then given to the development of "constituency theatres," such as Women's and Black Theatre, which assumed an oppositional cultural stance and, in some cases, attempted to develop characteristic theatrical and dramatic discourses. The volume concludes with a look at the effect of Thatcherite economic policy and ideology on new writing and performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

What is Theatre

What is Theatre

This list provides short definitions of theatrical usages which may not be familiar
to all readers. ... political agitation and propaganda. arena-stage theatre (56-57)
As the alternative name of theatre-in-the-round indicates, the stage in this theatre
 ...

Author: John Brown

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136083907

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

View: 189

This major introductory textbook is from one of the leading educators working in theatre today. What Is Theatre? will make its reader a better playgoer, responding more fully to performance, with a keener appreciation of all the resources of theatre-acting, design, direction, organization, theatre buildings, and audiences. By focusing on the best professional practice and the most helpful learning processes, Dr. Brown shows how to read a play-text and to see and hear its potential for performance. Throughout this book, suggestions are given for student essays and class discussions, to help both instructor and reader to clarify their thoughts on all aspects of theatre-going. While the main focus is on present-day theatre in North America, history is used to illuminate current practice. Theatres in Europe and Asia also feature in the discussion. A view is given of all contributors to performance, with special emphasis placed on actors and the plays they perform. This textbook is not tied to a few specific play-texts, but designed to be effective regardless of which play a student sees or reads. In Part Two, leading practitioners of different generations and cultural backgrounds describe their own work, providing a variety of perspectives on the contemporary theatre. All this is supplemented by nearly 100 black and white and color illustrations from productions, working drawings, and plans. This new text engages its readers in the realities of the theatre; it is up-to-date, comprehensive, and packed with practical advice for understanding how theatre works and how plays come alive in performance. John Russell Brown is professor of Theatre at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has taught at a variety of colleges including New York and Stanford Universities. For 15 years he was an associate director of the National Theatre in London, and he has directed plays in many other theatres including Cincinnati Playhouse, the Empty Space in Seattle, and the Clurman Theatre in New York. Professor Brown has written extensively about theatre, especially about Shakespeare and contemporary theatre. He is editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

British Theatre and Performance 1900 1950

British Theatre and Performance 1900 1950

Crockett, like Ward and many others connected with touring theatre at this time,
was violently opposed to war, and all that had ... Staging techniques such as
theatre in the round, rejection of the 'fourth wall', use of masks, improvisation,
Choric ...

Author: Rebecca D'Monte

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408166017

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 212

British theatre from 1900 to 1950 has been subject to radical re-evaluation with plays from the period setting theatres alight and gaining critical acclaim once again; this book explains why, presenting a comprehensive survey of the theatre and how it shaped the work that followed. Rebecca D'Monte examines how the emphasis upon the working class, 'angry' drama from the 1950s has led to the neglect of much of the century's earlier drama, positioning the book as part of the current debate about the relationship between war and culture, the middlebrow, and historiography. In a comprehensive survey of the period, the book considers: - the Edwardian theatre; - the theatre of the First World War, including propaganda and musicals; -the interwar years, the rise of commercial theatre and influence of Modernism; - the theatre of the Second World War and post-war period. Essays from leading scholars Penny Farfan, Steve Nicholson and Claire Cochrane give further critical perspectives on the period's theatre and demonstrate its relevance to the drama of today. For anyone studying 20th-century British Drama this will prove one of the foundational texts.
Categories: Performing Arts