Theory Theatre An Introduction

Theory Theatre  An Introduction

Theory/Theatre: An Introduction provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance.

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134719211

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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Theatre Theory Theatre

Theatre Theory Theatre

Theatre theory has its roots in spectatorship. Observation of plays and players
usually provides the impetus for theorizing. It may be potent discontent with the
current state of affairs that impels visionaries like Mickiewicz and Artaud to
condemn ...

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781476848792

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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(Applause Books). From Aristotle's Poetics to Vaclav Havel, the debate about the nature and function of theatre has been marked by controversy. Daniel Gerould's landmark work, Theatre/Theory/Theatre , collects history's most influential Eastern and Western dramatic theorists poets, playwrights, directors and philosophers 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

Theory Theatre

Theory/Theatre. 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 ...

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134523641

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 479

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.
Categories: Drama

Theories of the Theatre

Theories of the Theatre

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.

Author: Marvin A. Carlson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801481546

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 553

View: 441

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Sociosemiotic Theory of Theatre

A Sociosemiotic Theory of Theatre

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.

Author: Jean Alter

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081223054X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

View: 162

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

Theory for Theatre Studies  Space

Online resources to accompany this book are available at: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/theory-for-theatre-studies-space-9781350006072/

Author: Kim Solga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350006089

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 947

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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World Theories of Theatre

World Theories of Theatre

This volume includes theoretical excerpts from: Zeami Motokiyo Bharata Muni Wole Soyinka Femi Osofisan Uptal Dutt Saadallah Wannous Enrique Buenaventura Derek Walcott Werewere Liking Maryrose Casey Augusto Boal Tadashi Suzuki Jiao Juyin ...

Author: Glenn A. Odom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317586289

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

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World Theories of Theatre expands the horizons of theatrical theory beyond the West, providing the tools essential for a truly global approach to theatre. Identifying major debates in theatrical theory from around the world, combining discussions of the key theoretical questions facing theatre studies with extended excerpts from primary materials, specific primary materials, case studies and coverage of Southern Africa, the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East, Oceania, Latin America, East Asia, and India. The volume is divided into three sections: Theoretical questions, which applies cross-cultural perspectives to key issues from aesthetics to postcolonialism, interculturalism, and globalization. Cultural and literary theory, which is organised by region, presenting a range of theatrical theories in their historical and cultural context. Practical exercises, which provides a brief series of suggestions for physical exploration of these theoretical concepts. World Theories of Theatre presents fresh, vital ways of thinking about the theatre, highlighting the extraordinary diversity of approaches available to scholars and students of theatre studies. This volume includes theoretical excerpts from: Zeami Motokiyo Bharata Muni Wole Soyinka Femi Osofisan Uptal Dutt Saadallah Wannous Enrique Buenaventura Derek Walcott Werewere Liking Maryrose Casey Augusto Boal Tadashi Suzuki Jiao Juyin Oriza Hirata Gao Xingjian Roma Potiki Poile Sengupta
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Theory for Theatre Studies Emotion

Theory for Theatre Studies  Emotion

Online resources to accompany this book are available at https://www.bloomsbury.com/theory-for-theatre-studies-emotion-9781350030848/.

Author: Peta Tait

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1350030848

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 Audiences

Theatre Audiences

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.

Author: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136207174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 674

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: • 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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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

These are examined in their literary, ideological, and socio-political contexts (including the problem of anti-Semitism).

Author: Dieter Borchmeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780193153226

Category: Music

Page: 423

View: 707

Richard Wagner has come to be seen as the quintessential artist of the nineteenth century, whose work embraces all the arts of the period. Dieter Borchmeyer here provides the first systematic and comprehensive account of Wagner's aesthetic theory, examining his hitherto neglected prose writings and his ideas on music drama from the various standpoints of literature, the linking of ideas, and the sociology of art. The pre-eminent importance for Wagner of classical Greek art and mythology emerges with particular clarity, while his links with the great figures and forms of world theatre - Shakespeare, the commedia dell'arte, the popular theatre, and the puppet theatre - are traced in detail. The influence on Wagner of the historical and social novel is also discussed. The author provides the first comprehensive analysis of Cosima Wagner's Diaries, and throws unexpected sidelights on Wagner's relationship with Nietzsche, in particular his important contribution to Nietzsche's TheBirth of Tragedy. Central to the present study are Wagner's music dramas from Die Feen to Parsifal. These are examined in their literary, ideological, and socio-political contexts (including the problem of anti-Semitism). First published in German in 1982, this book has become established as a standard work of Wagner scholarship, and now appears for the first time in English in a completely revised edition incorporating a number of new chapters on the music dramas.
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Theory for Theatre Studies Memory

Theory for Theatre Studies  Memory

Memory is supported by further online resources including section overviews and discussion questions. Online resources to accompany this book are available at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/theory-for-theatre-studies-memory-9781474246651/

Author: Milija Gluhovic

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1474246656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 327

Starting with a premise that memory holds a privileged place in contemporary experience, Theory for Theatre Studies: Memory explores the intersections between contemporary theatre and performance, the interdisciplinary field of memory studies, and current preoccupations with the politics of memory across the globe. After offering a fresh critical snapshot of the major theoretical foundations for the study of memory today, the book presents vivid theatrical examples from across the globe and compellingly illustrates the centrality of memory for the theatre as well as the vital role of theatre in making political claims and interventions and transmitting individual and collective memories. Works considered include Tadeusz Kantor's Wielopole, Wielopole, Lola Arias' Minefield, Katie Mitchell's The Forbidden Zone, Brokentalkers's The Blue Boy, and André Amálio's Liberation. Part of the Theory for Theatre Studies series which introduces core theoretical concepts that underpin the discipline, Memory provides a balance of essential background information and original thinking, and is grounded in case studies to illuminate and equip readers. Volumes follow a consistent three-part structure: an overview of how the term has been understood within the discipline; current trends illustrated by substantive case studies; and emergent trends and interdisciplinary connections. Volumes are supported by further online resources including illustrative material, questions and exercises.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theatre Semiotics

Theatre Semiotics

I . RECEPTION THEORY Theatre semiotics has been concerned with various
aspects of the phenomenon of theatre for about two decades now , especially
such problems as the text - performance , theatre discourse and the production of
 ...

Author: Fernando de Toro

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802075894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 733

Theatre Semiotics provides a thorough argument for the place and the necessity of semiotics within the interpretive process of theatre.
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Performing Feminisms

Performing Feminisms

This pioneering work uses feminist critical theory, as it has been applied to fiction and the cinema, to explore dramatic texts and performances.

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801839696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 727

A valuable, provoking, important addition to any theatre scholar or practitioner's library, especially since feminist theory is a relative newcomer to the world of theatre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Generating Theatre Meaning

Generating Theatre Meaning

It follows that actors' bodies on stage fulfil functions of textuality, metatheatricality, personification, characterization and aesthetic effect."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Eli Rozik

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 1845192524

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 114

It follows that actors' bodies on stage fulfil functions of textuality, metatheatricality, personification, characterization and aesthetic effect."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice Volume 3 Expressionism and Epic Theatre

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice  Volume 3  Expressionism and Epic Theatre

13. 'Epic. theatre. in. Germany: Piscator. and. after. The Good Soldier Schweik (
1928) It is surprising that a disciple of Max Reinhardt, author of the 'magical'
theatre, is to be credited with the invention of 'documentary', the factual theatre ...

Author: J. L. Styan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521296307

Category: Drama

Page: 244

View: 652

Modern drama in theory and ... /J.L. Styan.-v.3.
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Playing with Theory in Theatre Practice

Playing with Theory in Theatre Practice

of theory and theatre, as well as the sometimes-complicated and
indistinguishable borders between theory and practice. The chapters also reflect
a multifaceted and ongoing conversation between theory and practice in theatre
making; theory ...

Author: Megan Alrutz

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230364103

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 809

Through a collection of original essays and case studies, this innovative book explores theory as an accessible, although complex, tool for theatre practitioners and students. These chapters invite readers to (re)imagine theory as a site of possibility or framework that can shape theatre making, emerge from practice, and foster new ways of seeing, creating, and reflecting. Focusing on the productive tensions and issues that surround creative practice and intellectual processes, the contributing authors present central concepts and questions that frame the role of theory in the theatre. Ultimately, this diverse and exciting collection offers inspiring ideas, raises new questions, and introduces ways to build theoretically-minded, dynamic production work.
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Studying Musical Theatre

Studying Musical Theatre

From Monteverdi to Mamma Mia, and from HMS Pinafore to Hedwig, this book offers an accessible and up-to-date guide to musical theatre for students, aficionados and enthusiasts alike.

Author: Millie Taylor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137270962

Category: Music

Page: 284

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The ideal accompaniment to any study of musical theatre, this lively textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the history, theory and practice of this popular theatre form. Bringing critical theory and musical theatre together, Millie Taylor and Dominic Symonds explore the musical stage from a broad range of theoretical perspectives, including narrative theory, orientalism, gender theory and globalization. Focusing on opera as well as musical theatre, Studying Musical Theatre considers dozens of diverse shows from 1607 to the present day. From Monteverdi to Mamma Mia, and from HMS Pinafore to Hedwig, this book offers an accessible and up-to-date guide to musical theatre for students, aficionados and enthusiasts alike.
Categories: Music

Semiotics of Drama and Theatre

Semiotics of Drama and Theatre

The volume presents perspectives in the theory of drama and theatre that are new for the following reasons: 1) the contributions reflect the international cooperation in developing drama and theatre as well as its theories; 2) this ...

Author: Herta Schmid

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027215130

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 548

View: 840

The volume presents perspectives in the theory of drama and theatre that are new for the following reasons: 1) the contributions reflect the international cooperation in developing drama and theatre as well as its theories; 2) this collection is the first attempt of presenting papers within the context of (Analytical) Theory of Science; 3) it is the first consistent set of papers starting from semiotics a s a meta-theory. The volume is divided into four sections: I Fundamental of Theatre Research, II Theory of Drama and Theatre, III Descriptive Theatre Research, IV Applied Theatre Research. The fifth and final section offers a selective bibliography of analytical approaches to drama and theatre.
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Theatre in Prison

Theatre in Prison

Theatre in Prison is a collection of thirteen international essays exploring the rich diversity of innovative drama works in prisons. The book includes an introduction that will present a contextualisation of the prison theatre field.

Author: Michael Balfour

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500669

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 179

From role-plays with street gangs in the USA to Beckett in Brixton; from opera productions with sex offenders to psychodrama with psychopaths, the book will discuss, analyse and reflect on theoretical notions and practical applications of theatre for and with the incarcerated. Theatre in Prison is a collection of thirteen international essays exploring the rich diversity of innovative drama works in prisons. The book includes an introduction that will present a contextualisation of the prison theatre field. Thereafter, leading practitioners and academics will explore key aspects of practice – problemitising, theorising and describing specific approaches to working with offenders. The book also includes extracts from prison plays, poetry and prisoners writings that offer illustrations and insights into the experience of prison life.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre Translation Theory and Performance in Contemporary Japan

Theatre Translation Theory and Performance in Contemporary Japan

The move may have been pragmatically motivated by the presence of Maple Leaf
Theatre, a collaboration between translator Yoshihara Toyoshi and director
Kaiyama Takehisa,1 but also because of the availability of Sawada Keiji's superb
 ...

Author: Beverley Curran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317641261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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What motivates a Japanese translator and theatre company to translate and perform a play about racial discrimination in the American South? What happens to a 'gay' play when it is staged in a country where the performance of gender is a theatrical tradition? What are the politics of First Nations or Aboriginal theatre in Japanese translation and 'colour blind' casting? Is a Canadian nô drama that tells a story of the Japanese diaspora a performance in cultural appropriation or dramatic innovation? In looking for answers to these questions, Theatre Translation Theory and Performance in Contemporary Japan extends discussions of theatre translation through a selective investigation of six Western plays, translated and staged in Japan since the 1960s, with marginalized tongues and bodies at their core. The study begins with an examination of James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie, followed by explorations of Michel Marc Bouchard's Les feluettes ou La repetition d'un drame romantique, Tomson Highway's The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Roger Bennett's Up the Ladder, and Daphne Marlatt's The Gull: The Steveston t Noh Project. Native Voices, Foreign Bodies locates theatre translation theory and practice in Japan in the post-war Showa and Heisei eras and provokes reconsideration of Western notions about the complex interaction of tongues and bodies in translation and theatre when they travel and are reconstituted under different cultural conditions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines