Theatre of Racial Conflict

Theatre of Racial Conflict

As a theatre director the inspiration for this book comes out of burning desire to change the narrative of corrupted African cultural identity, recognising that to do otherwise is to embrace nothingness, and to embrace nothingness is to ...

Author: Bunmi Popoola

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728360867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

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Theatre of Racial Conflict is intended to initiate a debate around the issue of black theatre underpinned by colour identity as opposed to cultural identity. The idea is to take the colour out of theatre or performing Arts and make it more culture focus. As a theatre director the inspiration for this book comes out of burning desire to change the narrative of corrupted African cultural identity, recognising that to do otherwise is to embrace nothingness, and to embrace nothingness is to relinquish power and be subjected by those whom cultural identity we as African people emulated, embraced, replicated, and plagiarised unashamedly to our detriment without regard for our own cultural identity. It amounts to nothing more than self-enslavement. Black theatre, in contrast to Yoruba theatre, Zulu theatre, Shona theatre, Jamaican theatre, African American theatre obscures our individual story. Black theatre is a product of racist means of devaluing our story. Black as related to African people, and as applied to theatre is obsolete.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Palgrave Handbook of Theatre and Race

The Palgrave Handbook of Theatre and Race

This is not to say that Brecht was unaware of anti-Semitism or of other forms of racialisation. Indeed Brecht did actively engage in racial discrimination ...

Author: Tiziana Morosetti

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030439576

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Applied Drama Theatre as Social Intervention in Conflict and Post Conflict Contexts

Applied Drama Theatre as Social Intervention in Conflict and Post Conflict Contexts

Work needs to be done to reduce racial prejudice and conflict in such schools. Through the use of drama the participants were able to explore their own ...

Author: Hazel Barnes

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443862363

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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This book explores the use of drama or theatre texts about, as approaches to, or methodologies for, interventions in conflict and post-conflict contexts. It maps the role of drama/theatre in the centre and in the aftermath of overt and direct conflict, traces how the relationship between drama/theatre and conflict is shaping the socio-cultural, political, and aesthetic landscapes of these contexts, and engages with drama/theatre as methodologies to address or forge new relationships around conflict. As such, it deals with the transformative abilities of drama/theatre in contexts where conflict or violence is overt or covert in its effects, expressions and modes of social control in a range of geographical constituencies. It includes chapters predominantly from South Africa, but also from rural Nigeria and New Zealand, reflecting work on conflict in prisons, tertiary and secondary education, cities, villages and families. It also contains two new original play scripts, both resulting in acclaimed performances: Hush, on family violence in New Zealand, and The Line, on xenophobia in South Africa.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Changing World In Plays And Theatre

The Changing World In Plays And Theatre

Chapter 6 SK The Social Conflict in American Drama of the “ Left ” 16 We have
seen how drama dealing with postwar ... and Paul Green's treatment of the Negro
, in which the social conflict looms in the background of the race conflict , to such
 ...

Author: Anita Block

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076006833086

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 449

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Racial Geometries of the Black Atlantic Asian Pacific and American Theatre

Racial Geometries of the Black Atlantic  Asian Pacific and American Theatre

2001): 631–7; Claire Jean Kim, Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000); Marc Gallichio ...

Author: Shannon Steen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230297401

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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An exciting new work on how black and Asian racial structures were woven together within US theatrical practices in the run up to the Second World War, Steen uses this history to model how we might use performance histories to more carefully assess how racial formation occurs on the boundaries between racial groups in an international context.
Categories: Performing Arts

South African Theatre Journal

South African Theatre Journal

... at what point does that stereotype leave off of the racial conflict and instead of
replicating racist mentality , say " black is beautiful , stereotypes are cruel and
shameful " ( Garrett , 2002 : 40 ) . While I believe it is necessary for a political
theatre ...

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ISBN: IND:30000100691017

Category: Performing arts

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Twentieth century Theatre and Drama in English

Twentieth century Theatre and Drama in English

... theatre should be unambiguously " a drama of race relationships as these exist
between Maoris and Pakehas ' " ( Black 1986 , 57 ) , Black concludes : If O '
Sullivan can do no more than image a possible resolution to the racial conflict
which ...

Author: Heinz Kosok

Publisher:

ISBN: 3884763334

Category: American drama

Page: 944

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Categories: American drama

Theatre and War

Theatre and War

As someone with the lived experience of the racial conflict that her work sought to perform, Smith's considered approach to inviting outsider viewpoints was ...

Author: Nandita Dinesh

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781783742615

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Nandita Dinesh places Kipling’s "six honest serving-men" (who, what, when, where, why, how) in productive conversation with her own experiences in conflict zones across the world to offer a theoretical and practical reflection on making theatre in times of war. This timely and important book weaves together Dinesh’s personal narrative with the public story of modern conflict, illustrating as it does, the importance of theatre as a force for ethical deliberation and social justice. In it Dinesh asks how theatre might intervene in times and places of conflict and how we might reflect on such interventions. In pursuit of answers, Theatre and War adopts the methods of auto-ethnography, positioning the theatrical practitioner at the heart of conflict zones in northern Uganda, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Rwanda, Kenya, Nagaland, and Kashmir. No longer a detached observer, the researcher and practitioner has to be able to meld theory with practice; to speak to ‘doing’, without undervaluing the importance of ‘thinking about doing’. Each chapter approaches the need for a synthesis of theory and practice by way of a term of inquiry―Why, Where, Who, What, When―and each is equipped with a set of unflinchingly honest field notes that are designed to reveal some of the ‘hows’ from the author’s own repertoire: questions and issues that were encountered during her own theatrical undertakings, along with first hand reflection on the complexities, potential, and challenges that attended her global work in community theatre. Within these notes are strategies that give the reader a practical insight into how the discussion might find its footing on the ground of war. The range and scope of this book make it required reading for those interested in theatre―practitioners, researchers, and students alike—as well as those seeking to understand the applications of the arts for ethics, politics, and education.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Diplomacy During the Cold War

Theatre Diplomacy During the Cold War

It stepped down the antiwar rhetoric and direct portrayals of racial conflict and nudity that characterized Theatre 2 and 3 (dominated by Martha's editorial ...

Author: William Wadsworth

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664139367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 410

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This multi-volume work began as a biography of Martha Wadsworth Coigney, who was a pioneering thought leader and advocate of internationalism in the American theatre during one of the most challenging periods in modern U.S. history. Coigney served as President of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) from 1966 to 2011. An independent NGO, ITI was devoted to the UNESCO mission of peace through mutual understanding, and, after World War II, often single-handedly sustained cultural exchange between artists on either side of the Iron Curtain, across religious divides, and in war zones. ITI was consistently in the vanguard of UNESCO's multi-lateral aim to bring all voices to the table, including former colonial peoples, developing nations, and indigenous cultures. In partnership with Rosamond Gilder and Ellen Stewart of La Mama E.T.C., Coigney led these landmark initiatives, including the representation of U.S. multicultural theatre leadership in Moscow in 1973. What was set in motion then is playing out today. Owing to the scope of Coigney’s work, William Wadsworth and Jim O’Quinn interviewed a wide range of her dramatist friends and professional colleagues. These conversations illumined a liberal cultural epoch (1954-86) and the U. S. Culture Wars that followed. The authors also recovered substantive original materials from Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library and the Rockefeller Archives about the life and work of Coigney, her mentor Rosamond Gilder, and Coigney’s longtime employer, the producer Roger Stevens. These materials document a sustained political effort by theatre people to socialize and liberalize post-WWII America. For these reasons, the work became much more than the story of one amazing person. It became a living history about relations between great artists and their milieu, told by the artists themselves. The Martha Coigney story has several key elements: • Coigney embodied the principle of internationalism as a counterforce to nationalism and fascism. • He career is a virtual how-to manual for re-visualizing and revitalizing American theatre. • Her life demonstrates the power of people-to-people diplomacy, based on the principles of individual human rights as established by the United Nations, the support of artistic freedom of expression, and the concept that every policy and funding mechanism finds its essence in the individual artist. • Coigney was one of the great theatre matchmakers and promoters of experimental and devised theatre work. Within this sector, she can be said to have revolutionized the theatre profession worldwide. • Gilder and Coigney, in their roles at ITI, led the movement to establish international theatre festivals in Europe, the USA, and globally. • Gilder and Coigney were collaborators with Roger Stevens, Donald Oenslager, Hal Prince, Nancy Rhodes, Edward Albee, and scores of other distinguished figures in the transmission of American dramatic art overseas. • Coigney served as advisor to and instrument for private theatre funders determined to create a national theatre accessible to working-class citizens and the poor, an investment, they believed, that was necessary to U.S. ascendency and world peace. In this they followed the inspiration of President John F. Kennedy, who articulated that to be influential, a great nation must have a great culture to contribute to the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theatre and Postcolonial Desires

Theatre and Postcolonial Desires

In the second act, the discourse of nationalism plays out on the floor of a factory – that familiar arena for conflict and consensus over race and class.

Author: Awam Amkpa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134381333

Category: Art

Page: 224

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This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre. The struggles it describes unfolded in two cultural settings separated by geography, but bound by history in a common web of colonial relations spun by the imperatives of European modernity. In post-imperial England, as in its former colony Nigeria, the colonial experience not only hybridized the process of national self-definition, but also provided dramatists with the language, imagery and frame of reference to narrate the dynamics of internal wars over culture and national destiny happening within their own societies. The author examines the works of prominent twentieth-century Nigerian and English dramatists such as Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Davd Edgar and Caryl Churchill to argue that dramaturgies of resistance in the contexts of both Nigerian as well as its imperial inventor England, shared a common allegiance to what he describes as postcolonial desires. That is, the aspiration to overcome the legacies of colonialism by imagining alternative universes anchored in democratic cultural pluralism. The plays and their histories serve as filters through which Ampka illustrates the operation of what he calls 'overlapping modernities' and reconfigures the notions of power and representation, citizenship and subjectivity, colonial and anticolonial nationalisms and postcoloniality. The dramatic works studied in this book embodied a version of postcolonial aspirations that the author conceptualises as transcending temporal locations to encompass varied moments of consciousness for progressive change, whether they happened during the hey day of English imperialism in early twentieth-century Nigeria, or in response to the exclusionary politics of the Conservative Party in Thatcherite England. Theatre and Postcolonial Desires will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of drama, postcolonial and cultural studies.
Categories: Art

Theatre in Co Communities

Theatre in Co Communities

Was this dilemma more agonizing for them than the racial conflict with Israeli society? Elia commented that when she began the project she had expected the ...

Author: Shulamith Lev-Aladgem

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230276499

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Each chapter of this book presents a different marginalized community and explores how it appropriates theatre for its own needs, which are often at odds with those of the powerful sponsoring organisations. This fresh approach to the topic provides the reader with an innovative, critical way of studying community theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre West

Theatre West

... play for several days.27 Once he was victimized by racial conflict . Blacks were not allowed in the Victoria theatre , and when two of them forced entry ...

Author: Dunbar H. Ogden

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051831269

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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The Theatre of Eugene O Neill

The Theatre of Eugene O   Neill

“our race needs men like you to come to the front and help,” she tells him ... James and ella, suggests that the racial conflict that dooms the marriage at ...

Author: Kurt Eisen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474238434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2018 The Theatre of Eugene O'Neill offers a new comprehensive overview of O'Neill's career and plays in the context of the American theatre. Organised thematically, it considers his modernist intervention in the theatre, offers readers detailed analysis of the plays, and assesses the recent resurgence in his reputation and new approaches to staging his work. It includes a study of all his major plays-The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Desire Under the Elms-besides numerous other full length and one act dramas. Eugene O'Neill is generally credited with inventing modern American drama, in a time of cultural ferment and lively artistic and intellectual change. Yet O'Neill's theatrical instincts were always shaped by American stage traditions that were inextricable from his sense of himself and his own national culture. This study shows that his theatrical modernism represents not so much a break from these traditions as a reinvention of their scope and significance in the context of international stage modernism, offering an image of national culture and character that opens new possibilities for the stage while remaining rooted in its past. Kurt Eisen traces O'Neill's modernism throughout the dramatists's work: his attempts to break from the themes, plots, and moral conventions of the traditional melodramatic theatre; his experiments in stagecraft and theme, and their connection to traditional theatre and his European modernist contemporaries; the turn toward direct and indirect self-representation; and his critique of the family and of American 'pipe dreams' and the allure of success. The volume additionally features four contributed essays providing further critical perspectives on O'Neill's work, alongside a chronology of the writer's life and times.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theatre for the 98

Theatre for the 98

Another possibilty of confronting racism in the theatre is to cast in such a way ... the family conflict at the center of the play can be a racial conflict ...

Author: Maxine Klein

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896080005

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 170

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"Today in the valley of total corporate control there exists a people's life-line. It is comprised of people who are resisting everything about the corporate elite, from its ambiance and aerosol to its broadcast hype. And they are resisting not by dropping out but by joining up." "This book is about theatre for the 98%. Call it our theatre. Call it the other theatre. Call it political theatre. Call it poor theatre. Call it democratic theatre. Call it downtown theatre. Call it makin' do. Whatever you call it, it is people's theatre."
Categories: Performing Arts

My World of Theatre

My World of Theatre

... organizers of the World Theatre Season might be prosecuted for inciting racial
hatred against the whites of this country. ... knew it or not, at the material
contained in the plays, feeling that it might somehow foster racial conflict in Great
Britain.

Author: Peter Daubeny

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: 0224005375

Category: Theatrical producers and directors

Page: 350

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"With his presentation of Rosario and Antonio in 1951 he widened his horizons still further and began to present seasons of foreign ballet, opera and theatre ... he has brought to England eighty-three companies from overseas [including Moscow Art Theatre, Brecht's Berliner Ensemble, Martha Graham's Dance Company, No Theatre of Japan] and presented a total of two hundred English and foreign productions in London. In 1964 he became Artistic Director of the the World Theatre Season, and, in 1966, a Consultant Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company."--Dustjacket.
Categories: Theatrical producers and directors

Theatre Craft

Theatre Craft

... back to the fundamental conservative complaint of racial inappropriateness. ... original intention to make Romeo and Julieta play about racial conflict?

Author: John Caird

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571305117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 816

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Theatre Craft is an all-encompassing, practical guide for anyone working in the theatre, from the enthusiastic amateur to the committed professional. With entries arranged alphabetically, Theatre Craft offers advice on all areas of directing, from Acting, Adaptation, and Accent to Sound Effects, Superstition, Trap Doors and Wardrobe. Enlightening and entertaining by turns, the celebrated director John Caird shares his profound knowledge of the stage to provide an invaluable companion to anyone creating a play, musical or opera. Whatever the theatre space - the backroom of a bar, a studio theatre, or the biggest stages of the West End or Broadway - this authoritative volume is an essential reference tool for the modern theatre practitioner. Internationally renowned theatre director John Caird has directed and adapted countless productions of plays, operas, and musicals for the Royal Shakespeare Company, London's National Theatre, in the West End, and on Broadway-from Les Misrables and Nicholas Nickleby to Hamlet and Peter Pan.
Categories: Performing Arts

Political Theatre in Post Thatcher Britain

Political Theatre in Post Thatcher Britain

Rising racial tension culminates in an offstage race riot. Onstage, Shelley gets drunk and, prodded by Tam, confesses to the murder, exonerating Rose and ...

Author: A. Kritzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582224

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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The 'in-yer-face' plays of the mid-1990s announced a new generation shaped by Thatcherism and defined by antipathy to social ideals and political involvement. They have generated thoughtful and lively responses from playwrights. The resulting dialogue has brought politics to the forefront of British drama and reinvigorated British theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre A Way of Seeing

Theatre  A Way of Seeing

The racial conflict between the Lubavitcher and black communities in Brooklyn's Crown Heights, which resulted in the riots of 1991, became the subject of ...

Author: Milly S. Barranger

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305147065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Consistently praised as streamlined and clear and student friendly, THEATRE: A WAY OF SEEING offers the beginning theatre student an exciting, full-color introduction to all aspects of theatre. It presents the experience of theatre, who sees it, what is seen, and where and how it is seen largely from the viewpoint of audiences exposed to a complex, living art that involves people, spaces, plays, designs, staging, forms, language, and productions. The book includes the appropriate coverage of the history, diversity, and most critical moments in theatre in a way that encourages students to experience theatre as a performing art and humanistic event. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre

Theatre

For Patrick Marber's Closer , a contemporary British drama about. Designer Eiko
Ishioka's soaring white ramp arcing through a brilliant Chinese - red background
epitomized the racial conflict and the psychosexual theme of David Henry ...

Author: Robert Cohen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: PSU:000051377113

Category: Theater

Page: 378

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Categories: Theater

Theatre Record

Theatre Record

... it's Asian shopkeeper to their tense a comic - sometimes farcical –
confrontations with street life that series of face - offs , pumped up by goes by the
names of Razer , intra - racial conflicts and the anxiety Flamer and Blazer — and
girls with ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213160588

Category: Theater

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Categories: Theater