Theatre for Living

Theatre for Living
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Author: David Diamond,Fritjof Capra
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781425124588
Release: 2007
Editor: Trafford Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the 2008 American Alliance for Theatre and Education "Book of Distinction" Award. Theatre is a primal language that used to be spoken by everyone; everyone included the "living community". Weaving together Systems Theory and the groundbreaking work of Fritjof Capra , Theatre of the Oppressed and the revolutionary work of Augusto Boal , and his own 25 years of practical experience in community-based popular theatre, David Diamond creates a silo-busting book that embraces the complexity of real life. Some of the questions Theatre for Living asks and attempts to answer: From a perspective of biology and sociology, how is a community a living thing? How do we design a theatre practice to consciously work with living communities to help them tell their stories? How do we accomplish this without demonizing those characters with whom we disagree? Must we constantly do battle to defeat an endless stream of oppressors, or can we imagine a world in which we stop creating them? Why is this important? What should we be on the look-out for (both positive and negative) when doing this work? What practical games and exercises can we use to awaken group consciousness? Who will be interested in Theatre for Living? Artists; community development workers; educators; activists; people working in social services, mediation and conflict resolution; health care professionals; anyone with an interest in finding new ways to approach the intersection of culture and social justice. "I greatly admire the achievements of David Diamond and his Headlines Theatre. He is following his own path, doing extraordinary and groundbreaking work in several fields, like his work with many First Nations communities in Canada and the US, and his adaptation of Forum Theatre on TV and on the Internet. This book relates the experiences of his life in theatre. For what he has already done, is doing, and certainly will do, David Diamond deserves all our support." Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, author of Theatre of the Oppressed, Rainbow of Desire, and Legislative Theatre David Diamond's work has been an inspiration to performers, artists, community leaders throughout Canada and beyond. The ideas in Theatre for Living are large, daring, challenging; but the steps by which Diamond follows and implements the ideas are precise and accessible. As I read I found myself being taken further and further into the life that is both theatre and the making of theatre, which is to say I was led into how life can be given its meaning. Hugh Brody, anthropologist and film-maker, author of Maps And Dreams, Living Arctic and The Other Side of Eden

Theatre Ecology

Theatre Ecology
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Author: Baz Kershaw
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780521877169
Release: 2007-12-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A study into the relationships between performance, theatre and environmental ecology.

Puppets and Puppet Theatre

Puppets and Puppet Theatre
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Author: David Currell
Pages: 176
ISBN: PSU:000047052871
Release: 1999
Editor: Crowood Press (UK)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents information on constructing and staging puppet plays.

Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre
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Author: Alison Oddey
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0415049008
Release: 1996
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice, with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It was written because of a perceived need for information about the subject, and is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre.

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance
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Author: Dennis Kennedy
Pages: 689
ISBN: 9780199574193
Release: 2010-08-26
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ranging from ancient Greek tragedies to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance provides an all-embracing approach that encompasses drama and musical, opera and film, dance and radio, and non-dramatic performances including circuses, carnivals, and parades. Based on the celebrated two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, this compact, affordable Companion features more than 2,000 up-to-date entries, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions, and traditions--with a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. Editor Dennis Kennedy has significantly updated the timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance, and he has added an appendix of useful weblinks, which are supported and accessible through a companion website. Finally, the book includes many new entries that cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia.

A Theatre for Dreamers

A Theatre for Dreamers
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Author: Polly Samson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781526600554
Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: Bloomsbury Circus

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Observer Fiction Highlight 2020 'Oh my god, this book! I don't have words to convey its brilliance' MARIAN KEYES 'If summer was suddenly like a novel, it would be like this one' ANDREW O'HAGAN 'The best book I've read all year' JOANNE HARRIS 'Superb' THOMAS KENEALLY 1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle- its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen. Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels. Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost o and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.

Nightwood Theatre

Nightwood Theatre
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Author: Shelley Scott
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781897425558
Release: 2010
Editor: Athabasca University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nightwood Theatre is by far the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979 it has been a producer of new works by Canadian women, and a provider of opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the "home company" for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Memory Theatre

Memory Theatre
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Author: Simon Critchley
Pages: 68
ISBN: 0992974712
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is part novel, part prose poem illuminated by a series of photographs of New York buildings gradually making and unmaking themselves.

Theatre in Market Economies

Theatre in Market Economies
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Author: Michael McKinnie
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781107000391
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores theatre's relationship with the market economy since the 1990s, from the Third Way to the age of austerity.

The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre
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Author: Scott Graham,Steven Hoggett
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781317667278
Release: 2014-07-25
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

‘This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly’s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone ... A rich, rewarding and compelling text.’ Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and adventurous theatre, this new edition of their well-loved book demystifies the process of devising theatre in an unusually candid way. Artistic directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett offer an intimate and invaluable insight into their evolution and success, in the hope that sharing their experiences of devising theatre will encourage and inspire students and fellow practitioners. The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre is a uniquely personal account of the history and practice of this remarkable company, and includes: · practical exercises · essays on devising, writing and choreography · suggestions for scene development · a 16-page colour section, and illustrations throughout · a companion website featuring clips of rehearsals and performances. This is an accessible, educational and indispensable introduction to the working processes of Frantic Assembly, whose playful, intelligent and dynamic productions continue to be acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

Applied Theatre Facilitation

Applied Theatre  Facilitation
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Author: Sheila Preston
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781472576934
Release: 2016-10-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Explores the facilitator's role within a range of socially engaged theatre and community theatre settings. ... Part One offers an introduction to the concept, role and practice of facilitation and its applications in different contexts and cultural locations. ... Part Two illuminates the diversity in the field of facilitation in applied theatre through offering multiple voices, case studies, theoretical positions and contexts. These are drawn from Australia, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, India, Israel/Palestine, Rwanda, the United Kingdom and North America, and they apply a range of aesthetic forms: performance, process drama, forum, clowning and playmaking."--Back cover.

Composed Theatre

Composed Theatre
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Author: David Roesner,Matthias Rebstock
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9781841504568
Release: 2012
Editor: Intellect Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Composed Theatre gives extensive coverage of a growing field of theatre that is characterized by applying musical and compositional approaches to the creation of theatrical performances. The contributions to this book seek to establish and closely investigate this field, and range from focused reports by seminal artists and in-depth portraits of their working methods to academic essays contextualising the aesthetics, practices and processes in question. This book looks at Composed Theatre in a unique way by focusing on the creative process, as it is not primarily the aesthetics or the audiences that characterize this field, but the compositional thinking at play in its creation. Since Composed Theatre is often highly self-reflexive, the authors also explore how it is calling into question fundamental certaintities about musical composition, dramaturgy and music-theatrical production. Publisher's note.

Caf Daughter

Caf   Daughter
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Author: Kenneth T. Williams
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1897289855
Release: 2013
Editor: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Café Daughter is a one-woman drama inspired by a true story about a Chinese-Cree girl growing up in Saskatchewan in the 1950s and 60s.

Spectacle of Empire

Spectacle of Empire
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Author: Marc Lescarbot,Eugene Benson,Renate Benson,Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637,Harriette Taber Richardson
Pages: 108
ISBN: UOM:39015067701600
Release: 2006
Editor: Talonbooks Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Arguably the first North American play, this edition includes the original French script, an extensive historical, critical introduction and more.

The Dark Theatre

The Dark Theatre
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Author: Alan Read
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781000052237
Release: 2020-05-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Dark Theatre is an indispensable text for activist communities wondering what theatre might have to do with their futures, students and scholars across Theatre and Performance Studies, Urban Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Economy and Social Ecology. The Dark Theatre returns to the bankrupted warehouse in Hope (Sufferance) Wharf in London’s Docklands where Alan Read worked through the 1980s to identify a four-decade interregnum of ‘cultural cruelty’ wreaked by financialisation, austerity and communicative capitalism. Between the OPEC Oil Embargo and the first screening of The Family in 1974, to the United Nations report on UK poverty and the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017, this volume becomes a book about loss. In the harsh light of such loss is there an alternative to the market that profits from peddling ‘well-being’ and pushes prescriptions for ‘self-help’, any role for the arts that is not an apologia for injustice? What if culture were not the solution but the problem when it comes to the mitigation of grief? Creativity not the remedy but the symptom of a structural malaise called inequality? Read suggests performance is no longer a political panacea for the precarious subject but a loss adjustor measuring damages suffered, compensations due, wrongs that demand to be put right. These field notes from a fire sale are a call for angry arts of advocacy representing those abandoned as the detritus of cultural authority, second-order victims whose crime is to have appealed for help from those looking on, audiences of sorts.

Theatre of the Unimpressed

Theatre of the Unimpressed
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Author: Jordan Tannahill
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781770564114
Release: 2015-05-11
Editor: Coach House Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A lot of plays are bad. And one bad play, it seems, can turn us off theater for good. So, what can we learn from the bad play? Jordan Tannahill, after talking to theater heavy-hitters from Australia to Berlin, offers a roadmap for a renewed theater, one that is less insular, less insulting, with better infrastructure. In reconsidering dramaturgy, programming strategies, and alternative models for producing, he aims to turn theater from an obligation to a destination. Jordan Tannahill is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His production of Sheila Heti's All Our Happy Days Are Stupid will be performed in New York in 2015.

The Book of Dust la Belle Sauvage Collector s Edition Book of Dust Volume 1

The Book of Dust  la Belle Sauvage Collector s Edition  Book of Dust  Volume 1
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Author: Philip Pullman
Pages: 496
ISBN: 1984830570
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A deluxe edition of Philip Pullman's bestelling classic, with 50 new pieces of art, just in time for the holidays. "It's a stunning achievement, the universe Pullman has created and continues to build on." --The New York Times Philip Pullman's return to the world of The Golden Compass in this first book in a new trilogy was hailed as an instant classic. This impeccably designed and produced collector's edition includes 50 new pieces of black-and-white art from cover artist Chris Wormell and an exclusive interview with Philip Pullman about writing La Belle Sauvage.

Theory for Theatre Studies Space

Theory for Theatre Studies  Space
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Author: Kim Solga
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781350006096
Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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/

A History of East African Theatre Volume 1

A History of East African Theatre  Volume 1
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Author: Jane Plastow
Pages: 305
ISBN: 303047271X
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is the first ever transnational theatre study of an African region. Covering nine nations in two volumes, the project covers a hundred years of theatre making across Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda. This volume focuses on the theatre of the Horn of Africa. The book shows how the theatres of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia, little known in the outside world, have been among the continent's most politically important, commercially successful, and widely popular; making work almost exclusively in local languages and utilizing hybrid forms that have privileged local cultural modes of production. A History of African Theatre is relevant to all who have interests in African cultures and their relationship to the history and politics of the East African region.

Theatre Sound

Theatre Sound
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Author: John A. Leonard
Pages: 203
ISBN: 087830116X
Release: 2001
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"John Leonard also discusses artistic input - working with the director and other designers - as well as the production process - putting together cue sheets, desk plots, conducting rehearsals, and operating the show. He gives special attention to musical theatre, with ample discussion of microphones, piano techs, loudspeaker rigs, and the basics of operating a musical."--BOOK JACKET.