Theatre

Theatre

Author: Edwin Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1259916863

Category: Theater

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Theater

Theater

The second edition retains its engaging audience-centred approach and now covers the sigificance of the audience's role earlier in the text.

Author: Edwin Wilson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: PSU:000033573977

Category: Theater

Page: 446

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Designed for introductory theatre appreciation courses, Theatre: The Lively Art takes students on a fascinating journey through the theatrical elements of theatre today. The second edition retains its engaging audience-centred approach and now covers the sigificance of the audience's role earlier in the text.
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Ibsen s Lively Art

Ibsen s Lively Art

Court Theatre , London ( 1905 ) , 143 ; by Otto Brahm's ensemble at the Lessing Theatre , Berlin ( 1906–09 ) , 156 , 157 ; directed by Arthur Hopkins in New York ( 1918 ) , 128 ; Nicolai Neiiendam revivals in Copenhagen ( Danish Royal ...

Author: Marker Frederick J

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521266432

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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According to the Markers, a play, especially an Ibsen play, is fundamentally a text for performance. In their study of Henrik Ibsen in the theater, they suggest that a deeper meaning underlies the "reality" Ibsen represents, yet the precise manner of its expression is the lively variable that gives his greatest plays their abiding fascination in performance. This comprehensive survey explores key stage productions of six major Ibsen plays, from Peer Gynt to John Gabriel Borkman. The authors push beyond the more familiar confines of English Ibsen into the less commonly traversed territory of German, Russian, French, and, in particular, Scandinavian theater culture. The result is a study that ranges freely in scope from the earliest productions at the start of the great Norwegian dramatist's career to some of the recent and often radical reinterpretations of our own day.
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The Art of Theatrical Design

The Art of Theatrical Design

The Acrylics Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1996. ... Get up & Gouache: Unleash Your Creativity with 20 Painting Projects. ... Theatre: The Lively Art. Boston: McGrawHill, 2010. Print.

Author: Kaoiṁe E. Malloy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000566239

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 944

View: 328

The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice, Second Edition, contains an in-depth discussion of design elements and principles for costume, set, lighting, sound, projection, properties, and makeup designs. This textbook details the skills necessary to create effective, evocative, and engaging theatrical designs that support a play contextually, thematically, and visually. It covers key concepts such as content, context, genre, style, play structure, and format and the demands and limitations of various theatrical spaces. The book also discusses essential principles, including collaboration, inspiration, conceptualization, script analysis, conducting effective research, building a visual library, developing an individual design process, and the role of the critique in collaboration. This second edition includes A new chapter on properties management and design. A new chapter on makeup design. A new chapter on digital rendering, with evaluations of multiple programs, overviews of file types and uses, and basic tutorials in Adobe® Photoshop® and Procreate. An expanded and revised chapter on traditional rendering, with the inclusion of new media, including watercolor, gouache, and mixed media, and updated exercises and tutorials. Revised and expanded chapters on individual design areas, including additional practices for conceptualization and collaboration, with new exercises for skill development. Additional exercises in all elements and principles of design chapters for investigation of each design principle and skill development. Revised and updated content throughout the text, reflecting current pedagogy and practices. This book gives students in theatrical design, introduction to design, and stagecraft courses the grounding in core design principles they need to approach design challenges and make design decisions in both assigned class projects and realized productions. The Art of Theatrical Design provides access to additional online resources, including step-by-step video tutorials of the exercises featured in the book.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Lively Art of Theatre

The Lively Art of Theatre

Most plays , like all those in this volume , are written for theatrical performance . If the playwright has done his work with proper ... Indeed , the theatre is a lively art . The Scottish poet Robert Burns once wrote : O wad some ...

Author: Charles Clifford Ritter

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006088106

Category: Drama

Page: 677

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The Lively Arts

The Lively Arts

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theatres, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.9 Moreover, as Seldes always acknowledged, he did not discover the lively arts ...

Author: Michael Kammen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195356861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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He was a friend of James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, e.e. cummings, John Dos Passos, Irving Berlin, and F. Scott Fitzgerald--and the enemy of Ezra Pound, H.L. Mencken, and Ernest Hemingway. He was so influential a critic that Edmund Wilson declared that he had played a leading role in the "liquidation of genteel culture in America." Yet today many students of American culture would not recognize his name. He was Gilbert Seldes, and in this brilliant biographical study, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Michael Kammen recreates a singularly American life of letters. Equally important, Kammen uses Seldes's life as a lens through which to bring into sharp focus the dramatic shifts in American culture that occurred in the half-century after World War I. Born in 1893, Seldes saw in his lifetime an astonishing series of innovations in popular and mass culture: silent films and talkies, the phonograph and the radio, the coming of television, and the proliferation of journalism aimed at mainstream America in such venues as Vanity Fair, The Saturday Evening Post, and Esquire. (His monthly column in Esquire was called "The Lively Arts.") Seldes was more than a witness to these changes, however; he was the leading champion of popular culture in his time, and a skilled practitioner as well. Kammen, the first scholar to enjoy access to Seldes's unpublished papers, illuminates his immense influence as the earliest cultural critic to insist that the lively arts--vaudeville, musical revues, film, jazz, and the comics--should be taken just as seriously as grand opera, the legitimate theatre, and other manifestations of high culture. As he traces Seldes's remarkable evolution from an acknowledged aesthete and highbrow to a cultural democrat with a passion for the popular arts, Kammen recaptures the critic's prescience, wit, and generosity for a newly expanded audience. We witness Seldes's triumphs and travails as managing editor of The Dial, the most influential literary magazine of its time, and read of New York's endlessly feuding publications and literary rivalries. Kammen offers wonderfully detailed accounts of The Dial's introduction of "The Wasteland" in its November 1922 issue; Seldes's review of Ulysses for The Nation, one of the first (if not the very first) to appear in the U.S.; and the complete story of the writing, publication, and critical reception of The Seven Lively Arts, Seldes's most influential book. And Kammen also covers Seldes's astonishingly versatile later career as a freelance writer (on every conceivable subject), historian, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, radio scriptwriter, the first program director for CBS Television, and the founding dean of the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. One of popular culture's earliest and most eloquent champions, Seldes was nonetheless publicly worried as early as 1937 that the popularity of radio, film, and television would mean the demise of the "private art of reading." By 1957 he was warning that "with the shift of all entertainment into the area of big business, we are being engulfed into a mass-produced mediocrity." At a time when many thoughtful Americans despair of popular culture, The Lively Arts revisits the opening salvos in the ongoing debate over "democratization" versus "dumbing down" of the arts. It offers a penetrating and timely analysis of Gilbert Seldes's pioneering conviction that the popular and the great arts must not only co-exist but enrich one another if we are to realize the innovation and intensity of American culture at its best.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Lively Arts of the London Stage 1675 1725

The Lively Arts of the London Stage  1675   1725

habit, she would Caper higher, and oftener than any of the Men, although they were great Master in the Art of dancing, ... and irrationality'. circumstances.15 After a fire destroyed the Theatre Royal in 1672, The Lively Arts of the ...

Author: Professor Kathryn Lowerre

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409455332

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 329

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Reflecting the myriad options available to London audiences at the turn of the eighteenth century, this volume offers readers a portrait of the interrelated music, drama and dance productions that characterized this rich period. By bringing together work by scholars in different fields, this cross-disciplinary collection illuminates the interconnecting strands that shaped a vibrant theatrical world.
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Theatre for Lifelong Learning

Theatre for Lifelong Learning

How has theatre changed since the original version of Chicago premiered in 1926? Why is it important to have female ... Should the “art” be separated from the artists? ... Theatre: The Lively Art. New York: McGraw Hill Education, 1991.

Author: Rae Mansfield

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789384949

Category: Art

Page: 311

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Theatre for Lifelong Learning is a step-by-step guide for anyone interested in teaching theatre courses and creating theatre with older adults. This book provides instructors with syllabi, discussion questions, classroom management strategies, resource lists, and activities to teach courses from beginning to end. Special topics include Playwriting, Play Development, Storytelling, Theatre Appreciation, Theatre Criticism, Theatre History, and Theatre Theory. This book helps readers become confident, informed instructors of older adult learners. Theatre for Lifelong Learning is a tool for anyone who wants to build theatrical communities and support the emotional well-being of older adults through education, practice, and experimentation while also having fun. Theatre for Lifelong Learning is a complete guide to navigate the theatre classroom from beginning to end. Anyone can become a theatre expert and educator with practice. If you already have a background in performing arts, this book provides strategies that are useful for you as well. If you have experience as an educator, this book will enrich your current skill set with interdisciplinary approaches. Tips and examples throughout assist you in creating and maintaining an accessible environment and making courses your own. So how can teaching and learning about theatre help us live in the moment? When we are not engaged, it’s easy to forget that we are capable, curious, creative people who can expand our knowledge and experiences every day. Theatre encourages finding meaning in small things, chance encounters, and the tapestry of life. All the material provided in this book will motivate instructors and students to get involved. It will be most useful for arts practitioners, participatory practitioners, institutional educators and community outreach officers, independent theatre instructors. Of potential interest to scholars and researchers in age studies, or in teaching and learning. May also be useful for community arts organizations, regional theatres, and non-profit organizations working with older adults.
Categories: Art

Broadway An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture 2 volumes

Broadway  An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture  2 volumes

Vogel, Frederic B., and Ben Hodges. The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals. New York: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2006. Wilson, Edwin, and Alan Goldfarb. ''Theatre the Lively Art, 4e: Glossary.

Author: Thomas A. Greenfield

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313342653

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 838

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This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes
Categories: Performing Arts