Theatre Performance and Change

Theatre  Performance and Change

This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies.

Author: Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319658285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 422

This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Performance and Change

Theatre  Performance and Change

This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies.

Author: Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3319658271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 171

This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ecodramaturgies

Ecodramaturgies

This book addresses theatre’s contribution to the way we think about ecology, our relationship to the environment, and what it means to be human in the context of climate change.

Author: Lisa Woynarski

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030558525

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 911

This book addresses theatre’s contribution to the way we think about ecology, our relationship to the environment, and what it means to be human in the context of climate change. It offers a detailed study of the ways in which contemporary performance has critiqued and re-imagined everyday ecological relationships, in more just and equitable ways. The broad spectrum of ecologically-oriented theatre and performance included here, largely from the UK, US, Canada, Europe, and Mexico, have problematised, reframed, and upended the pervasive and reductive images of climate change that tend to dominate the ecological imagination. Taking an inclusive approach this book foregrounds marginalised perspectives and the multiple social and political forces that shape climate change and related ecological crises, framing understandings of the earth as home. Recent works by Fevered Sleep, Rimini Protokoll, Violeta Luna, Deke Weaver, Metis Arts, Lucy + Jorge Orta, as well as Indigenous activist movements such as NoDAPL and Idle No More, are described in detail.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre for Change

Theatre for Change

Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and ...

Author: Robert Landy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137003744

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 388

Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and Theatre. Through interviews with leading practitioners and educators such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jan Cohen Cruz, James Thompson, and Johnny Saldaña, the authors lucidly present the key concepts, theories and reflective praxis of Applied Drama and Theatre. As they discuss the changes brought about by practitioners in venues such as schools, community centres, village squares and prisons, Landy and Montgomery explore the field's ability to make meaning of a vast range of personal and social issues through the application of drama and theatre.
Categories: Education

European Theatre Performance Practice 1900 to the Present

European Theatre Performance Practice  1900 to the Present

Theatre can change only theatre; it cannot change society. But if you change the theatre, you change a small but very important part of society.

Author: Geoff Willcocks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351938266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 570

View: 551

This volume captures the rich diversity of European performance practice evident in the twentieth and early part of the twenty-first century. Written by leading directors, actors, dancers, scenographers and academics from across Europe, the collection spans a broad range of subject areas including dance, theatre, live art, multimedia performance and street protest. The essays are divided into three sections on: performers and performing; staging performance; representation and reception, and document innovations in acting, performance and stagecraft by key practitioners. Articles also explore the ways that performance has been used to stage debates around major preoccupations of the age such as war, the human condition, globalization, the impact of new technologies and identity politics. This volume, which features previously published performance manifestoes, articles, and book chapters on the most frequently discussed and debated topics in the field, is an indispensable reference work for both academics and students.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Performance and Technology

Theatre Performance and Technology

This book explores ways in which development and change in technology have been reflected in scenography, and considers how change in scenographic identity has impacted upon the place and meaning of performance.

Author: Christopher Baugh

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403916969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 375

Technology has always been an important part of theater, both as a means to an end and as end in itself. Throughout the twentieth century a unifying attitude in all art forms is the desire to examine the materials and the tools of making art. In the theatre this approach significantly expands the relationships between technology, scenography and performance. This book explores ways in which development and change in technology have been reflected in scenography, and considers how change in scenographic identity has impacted upon the place and meaning of performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Performance and Technology

Theatre  Performance and Technology

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition discusses: • moving light technologies • the Internet as a platform of performance • urban scenography • scenography's role in the creation of memory • the development of ...

Author: Christopher Baugh

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137005858

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 912

Throughout history, scenography has played a significant role in theatre, always drawing upon the latest technologies of manufacture and control. In the twenty-first century, it is fast becoming an artistic practice in its own right, engaging with audiences in varied ways. Christopher Baugh considers how change in scenographic identity has impacted upon the place and meaning of performance over the past 300 years. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition discusses: • moving light technologies • the Internet as a platform of performance • urban scenography • scenography's role in the creation of memory • the development of scenography as a collaborative practice.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Performance and Technology

Theatre  Performance and Technology

By these simplifications one seems to achieve 'une fluctuation musicale du décor' which, in time, links the decor to the changes of the drama.

Author: Christopher Baugh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137109439

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 261

Chris Baugh explores how developments and changes in technology have been reflected in scenography throughout history. Taking into account the latest research, his new edition examines moving light technologies, the internet as a platform of performance, urban scenography and how scenography has developed as a collaborative practice.
Categories: Performing Arts

Javanese Performances on an Indonesian Stage

Javanese Performances on an Indonesian Stage

Barbara Hatley's account of more than thirty years of theatre activities and social change shows how performers and audiences have adapted, resisted, incorporated and survived.

Author: Barbara Hatley

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131801883

Category: Drama

Page: 336

View: 830

During the dramatic economic and social transformation of late twentieth-century Indonesia, theatre in Central Java featured a familiar cast of rulers, nobles, clown servants and ordinary people. However these performances were not a repetition of age-old cultural traditions. Instead, by stretching the framework of Javanese theatre convention, theatre troupes challenged dominant cultural and political values. As political pressures intensified in the final months of the New Order regime, these witty, critical performances drew enthusiastic, oppositionist crowds. The dismantling of repressive state control after the fall of Suharto in 1998 diminished interest in political critiques from the stage, and growing economic weakness caused patronage and sponsorship to dry up. By 2003-2004, however, a revival was underway as performers engaged with the politics of regional autonomy and democratization, and actors responded to the devastating Yogyakarta earthquake of 2006 by staging shows in the worst-affected areas to help sustain community spirit and pride in local culture. Barbara Hatley's account of more than thirty years of theatre activities and social change shows how performers and audiences have adapted, resisted, incorporated and survived. As Indonesian society evolves, Javanese performances continue to engage with ever-changing social contexts, expressing the dynamic resilience and sense of identity of those who stage and watch them.
Categories: Drama

Theatre and Performance in Eastern Europe

Theatre and Performance in Eastern Europe

This is a collection of articles about contemporary theatre and performance history in Eastern Europe.

Author: Dennis Barnett

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810860236

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

View: 716

This is a collection of articles about contemporary theatre and performance history in Eastern Europe. It considers the ways the socio-political change has affected theatre and performance in countries such as Russia, the former Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslavia, particularly after the break-up of the Soviet Union.
Categories: Performing Arts

Greek Theatre Performance

Greek Theatre Performance

Since the chiton and himation were garments of extreme simplicity, a complete change of identity could be effected within seconds. Stanislavskian theatre ...

Author: David Wiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521648572

Category: Drama

Page: 243

View: 934

Specially written for students and enthusiasts, David Wiles introduces ancient Greek theatre and cultural life.
Categories: Drama

European Theatre Performance Practice 1580 1750

European Theatre Performance Practice  1580 1750

Unlike Barbaro, he expects this device to be used during the course of a performance rather than between plays: let us assume it is desired to change this ...

Author: Robert Henke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351938327

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 610

View: 942

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

European Theatre Performance Practice 1400 1580

European Theatre Performance Practice  1400 1580

... the spectator«s sense of kinesis and of unforeseen changing experience, ... that adjustment is drama«s enhancement of the ordinary processes of change ...

Author: Philip Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351938358

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 578

View: 390

This volume brings together important records of medieval theatre practice between 1400 and 1580. The records are drawn from a wide range of spheres including civic, ecclesiastical, trade and guild records and consist of payments for materials, techniques and services; also included are some eye witness accounts. Alongside these records is a selection of the best contemporary research conducted into medieval performance practice, which features ground-breaking analysis and challenges current understanding, knowledge and authority in this field. These contributions of rigorous scholarship complement and support the work of the well-known Records of Early English Drama project and help to further illuminate contemporary fifteenth and early sixteenth-century theatre performance practice.
Categories: Performing Arts

Science in Performance

Science in Performance

This book explores how theatre engages with contemporary scientific themes in the twenty-first century.

Author: Simon Parry

Publisher:

ISBN: 071909920X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 612

This book is a timely intervention into the apparently growing culture wars around free speech as a political and social issue. These debates take form on university campuses, social media, mainstream press and elsewhere. The book will focus on the weaponisation of the concept in these areas, as well as providing a strong historical and comparative context.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Introduction to Theatre Performance and the Cognitive Sciences

An Introduction to Theatre  Performance and the Cognitive Sciences

Theatre is, in whatever form, a temporal art, and through the changes that take place during the event, the significance of the design elements can change.

Author: John Lutterbie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474256827

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 659

This is the first textbook designed for students, practitioners and scholars of the performing arts who are curious about the power of the cognitive sciences to throw light on the processes of performance. It equips readers with a clear understanding of how research in cognitive neuroscience has illuminated and expanded traditional approaches to thinking about topics such as the performer, the spectator, space and time, culture, and the text. Each chapter considers four layers of performance: conventional forms of theatre, performance art, and everyday life, offering an expansive vision of the impact of the cognitive sciences on performance in the widest sense. Written in an approachable style, An Introduction to Theatre, Performance and the Cognitive Sciences weaves together case studies of a wide range of performances with scientific evidence and post-structural theory. Artists such as Robert Wilson, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Ariane Mnouchkine, Bertolt Brecht, and Antonin Artaud are brought into conversation with theories of Gilles Deleuze, Shaun Gallagher, Alva Noë, Tim Ingold and the science of V. S. Ramachandran, Vittorio Gallese, and Antonio Damasio. John Lutterbie offers a complex understanding of not only the act of performing but the forces that mark the place of theatre in contemporary society. In drawing on a variety of scientific articles, Lutterbie provides readers with an accessible account of significant research in areas in the field and reveals how the sciences can help us understand the experience of art.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Performance Historiography

Theatre Performance Historiography

the most recent book edited by Ham argues that drastic environmental changes to the earth have benefited humankind. Take the creation of fossil fuels: “It ...

Author: R. Bank

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137397300

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

View: 749

How do the ethical implications of writing theatrical histories complicate the historiographical imperative in our current sociopolitical context? This volume investigates a historiography whose function is to be a mode of thinking and exposes the inner contradictions in social and ideological organizations of historical subjects.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre in Search of Social Change

Theatre in Search of Social Change

The Relative Significance of Different Theatrical Approaches C. P. Epskamp ... followed by theatrical performances for children and adults to give the rural ...

Author: C. P. Epskamp

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019471625

Category: Developing countries

Page: 209

View: 328

This book investigates the educative role of theater in processes of social change and development, and considers how to evaluate the use of theater as a small-scale medium in realizing development projects based on a participatory or interventionist model. The book is in three major parts. Following an introduction and an introductory chapter, the first part (The Historical Antecedents of 'Theater for Development) is concerned with the formation of theories which form the basis of the book's approach. Part 2 (From Traditional to Popular Theater: Historical Case Studies from Asia, Latin America and Africa) consists of a description of the historical development of theater as an educative medium in development processes in the Third World. Part 3 (Theater for Development: Performing Arts as Instruments of Intervention) presents a number of descriptions of theater used in clearly defined development projects. The book's 12 chapters are as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Development and Change: People's Participation in Adult Education; (3) Popular Theater from a Social Scientific Point of View; (4) Popular Theater from an Educative Point of View; (5) Popular Theater from a Theater Historical Point of View; (6) Traditional Media for Publicity and Information Campaigns: Wayang Theater on Java and Bali; (7) Adult Education and 'Teatro Campesino' in Latin America: Mexico as an Example; (8) African Universities Hit the Road: From Travelling Theater to Theater for Development; (9) Theatrical Forms: Puppeteers and Crooners Participating in Mass Campaigns; (10) Learning Approaches: Shifting from Sector Policy in National Campaigns to Target Group Policy in Local Development Projects; (11) Target Groups: NGOs and the Marginalized Rural and Urban Poor; and (12) Conclusions. Thirteen pages of notes and a 23-page bibliography are attached. (SR)
Categories: Developing countries

Drama Theatre Performance

Drama Theatre Performance

What changes is the value of play's qualities. In Clive Barker's Theatre Games (1977) play is associated with the release of actors' inhibitions.

Author: Simon Shepherd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134565290

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 852

What is implied when we refer to the study of performing arts as 'drama', 'theatre' or 'performance'? Each term identifies a different tradition of thought and offers different possibilities to the student or practitioner. This book examines the history and use of the terms and investigates the different philosophies, politics, languages and institutions with which they are associated. Simon Shepherd and Mick Wallis: analyze attitudes to drama, theatre and performance at different historical junctures trace a range of political interventions into the field(s) explore and contextualise the institutionalisation of drama and theatre as university subjects, then the emergence of 'performance' as practice, theory and academic disciplines guide readers through major approaches to drama, theatre and performance, from theatre history, through theories of ritual or play, to the idea of performance as paradigm for a postmodern age discuss crucial terms such as action, alienation, catharsis, character, empathy, interculturalism, mimesis, presence or representation in a substantial 'keywords' section. Continually linking their analysis to wider cultural concerns, the authors here offer the most wide-ranging and authoritative guide available to a vibrant, fast-moving field and vigorous debates about its nature, purpose and place in the academy.
Categories: Literary Collections

Intermediality in Theatre and Performance

Intermediality in Theatre and Performance

Intermediality is about changes in theatre practice and thus about changing perceptions of performance , which become visible through the process of staging ...

Author: Freda Chapple

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016299

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 217

Intermediality: the incorporation of digital technology into theatre practice, and the presence of film, television and digital media in contemporary theatre is a significant feature of twentieth-century performance. Presented here for the first time is a major collection of essays, written by the Theatre and Intermediality Research Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, which assesses intermediality in theatre and performance. The book draws on the history of ideas to present a concept of intermediality as an integration of thoughts and medial processes, and it locates intermediality at the inter-sections situated in-between the performers, the observers and the confluence of media, medial spaces and art forms involved in performance at a particular moment in time. Referencing examples from contemporary theatre, cinema, television, opera, dance and puppet theatre, the book puts forward a thesis that the intermedial is a space where the boundaries soften and we are in-between and within a mixing of space, media and realities, with theatre providing the staging space for intermediality. The book places theatre and performance at the heart of the 'new media' debate and will be of keen interest to students, with clear relevance to undergraduates and post-graduates in Theatre Studies and Film and Media Studies, as well as the theatre research community.
Categories: History