Theory/Theatre

An Introduction

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134523645

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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This is a new and enlarged edition of Mark Fortier's very successful and widely used essential text for students. Theory/Theatre provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. This new edition includes: * More detailed explanation of key ideas * New 'Putting it into practice' sections at the end of each chapter so you can approach performances from specific theoretical perspectives * Annotated further reading section and glossary. Theory/Theatre is still the only study of its kind and is invaluable reading for beginning students and scholars of performance studies.
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Theatre/Theory/Theatre

The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1476848807

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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From Aristotle's ÊPoeticsÊ to Vaclav Havel the debate about the nature and function of theatre has been marked by controversy. Daniel Gerould's landmark work ÊTheatre/Theory/TheatreÊ collects history's most influential Eastern and Western dramatic theorists ä poets playwrights directors and philosophers ä whose ideas about theatre continue to shape its future. In complete texts and choice excerpts spanning centuries we see an ongoing dialogue and exchange of ideas between actors and directors like Craig and Meyerhold and writers such as Nietzsche and Yeats. Each of Gerould's introductory essays shows fascinating insight into both the life and the theory of the author. From Horace to Soyinka Corneille to Brecht this is an indispensable compendium of the greatest dramatic theory ever written.
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Theory/Theatre: An Introduction

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134719213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Theory/Theatre: An Introduction provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Mark Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, to cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. Drawing upon examples from Shakespeare and Aphra Behn, to Chekhov, Artaud, Cixous and Churchill, the author examines the specific realities of theatre in order to come to a richer understanding of the relations between performance and cultural theory. Theory/Theatre: An Introduction is the only study of its kind and will be invaluable reading for new students and scholars of performance studies.
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A Sociosemiotic Theory of Theatre

Author: Jean Alter

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812230543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

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Sets forth a new provocative theory of theatre as a coherent total process. It examines the ways meaning is conveyed in theatre, as well as the impact of social factors on the kinds of meanings conveyed.
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Theory for Theatre Studies: Space

Author: Kim Solga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350006084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Space: it's everywhere, all around, a given. It's abstract and yet not abstract at all, because it governs all human relations, shapes the way we understand our place on the planet, and orients us toward others (for better and for worse). How do theatre scholars understand space and place in performance? What tools do they use to theorize the political work space does on – and beyond – the stage? How can students use these tools to unpack the workings of space and place in the performances they see, the plays they study, and the experiences they have outside their classrooms? Theory for Theatre Studies: Space provides a comprehensive introduction to the 'spatial turn' in modern theatre and performance theory, exploring topics as diverse as embodied space, environmental performance politics and urban performance studies. The book is written in accessible prose and features in-depth case studies of Platform's audio walk And While London Burns, Katie Mitchell's Fraülein Julie, Young Jean Lee's The Shipment, and Evalyn Parry and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools. TfTS: Space begins with fresh readings of historical dramatic theory, discusses twentieth-century theoretical trends at length, and ends by asking what it will take (and what work is already underway) to decolonize the Western, settler-colonial stage. Online resources to accompany this book are available at: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/theory-for-theatre-studies-space-9781350006072/
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Theories of the Theatre

A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present

Author: Marvin A. Carlson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 553

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Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new concluding chapter that focuses on theoretical developments since 1980, emphasizing the impact of feminist theory.
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Theory for Theatre Studies: Emotion

Author: Peta Tait

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781350030848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Emotion explores how drama, theatre and contemporary performance present the emotions. From Shakespeare to Stanislavski, from Brecht to Caryl Churchill, drama and theatre inform and warn about the emotions. The book investigates how concepts of emotion are communicated in performance and therefore in society. Since emotion is artistically staged, its composition and impact can be discussed and analyzed, and thought of in relation to interdisciplinary approaches. The book explores the ways in which the emotions, emotional feelings, mood, affect and sensations were and are expressed, communicated and recognized within the language of theatrical traditions, contemporary performance and future trends. Readers are encouraged to consider how emotion is dramatically, aurally and visually developed to create innovative performance. Case studies include Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Ibsen's A Doll's House, The Wooster Group's productions and the drama of Caryl Churchill. By way of these developed case studies, readers will access new methodologies and approaches for their own exploration of 'emotion' as a performance component. Volumes are supported by further online resources including illustrative material, questions and exercises.
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Theatre Semiotics

Text and Staging in Modern Theatre

Author: Fernando de Toro,Mario Vald's

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802075895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 1975

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Theatre Semiotics provides a thorough argument for the place and the necessity of semiotics within the interpretive process of theatre.
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Theory for Theatre Studies: Sound

Author: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474246451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Sound provides a lively and engaging overview of relevant critical theory for students and researchers in theatre and performance studies. Addressing sound across history and through progressive developments in relevant technologies, the volume opens up the study of theatrical production and live performance to understand conceptual and pragmatic concerns about the sonic. By way of developed case studies (including Aristophanes's The Frogs, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Cocteau's The Human Voice, and Rimini Protokoll's Situation Rooms), readers can explore new methodologies and approaches for their own work on sound as a performance component. In an engagement with the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of sound studies, this book samples exciting new thinking relevant to theatre and performance studies. Part of the Theory for Theatre Studies series which introduces core theoretical concepts that underpin the discipline, Sound provides a balance of essential background information and new scholarship, and is grounded in detailed examples that illuminate and equip readers for their own sonic explorations. Volumes follow a consistent three-part structure: a historical overview of how the term has been understood within the discipline; more recent developments illustrated by substantive case studies; and emergent trends and interdisciplinary connections. Volumes are supported by further online resources including chapter overviews, illustrative material and guiding questions. Online resources to accompany this book are available at: https://bloomsbury.com/uk/theory-for-theatre-studies-sound-9781474246460/
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Theatre Audiences

A Theory of Production and Reception

Author: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415157230

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Susan Bennett's highly successful Theatre Audiences is a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon, which looks at both theories of spectatorship and the practice of different theatres and their audiences. Published here in a brand new updated edition, Theatre Audiences now includes: `nBL a new preface by the author • a stunning extra chapter on intercultural theatre • a revised up-to-date bibliography Theatre Audiences is a must-buy for teachers and students interested in spectatorship and theatre audiences, and will be valuable reading for practitioners and others involved in the theatre.
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