Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
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Author: Bruce McConachie,Tobin Nellhaus,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Tamara Underiner
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9781135041120
Release: 2016-02-26
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds to add fresh perspectives on the history of global theatre, the book illustrates historiographical theories with case studies demonstrating various methods and interpretive approaches. Subtly restructured sections place the chapters within new thematic contexts to offer a clear overview of each period, while a revised chapter structure offers accessibility for students and instructors. Further new features and key updates to this third edition include: A dedicated chapter on historiography New, up to date, case studies Enhanced and reworked historical, cultural and political timelines, helping students to place each chapter within the historical context of the section Pronunciation guidance, both in the text and as an online audio guide, to aid the reader in accessing and internalizing unfamiliar terminology A new and updated companion website with further insights, activities and resources to enable students to further their knowledge and understanding of the theatre.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
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Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli,Bruce McConachie,Gary Jay Williams,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781134042944
Release: 2013-03-07
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
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Author: Bruce McConachie,Tobin Nellhaus,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Tamara Underiner
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9781135041137
Release: 2016-02-26
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds to add fresh perspectives on the history of global theatre, the book illustrates historiographical theories with case studies demonstrating various methods and interpretive approaches. Subtly restructured sections place the chapters within new thematic contexts to offer a clear overview of each period, while a revised chapter structure offers accessibility for students and instructors. Further new features and key updates to this third edition include: A dedicated chapter on historiography New, up to date, case studies Enhanced and reworked historical, cultural and political timelines, helping students to place each chapter within the historical context of the section Pronunciation guidance, both in the text and as an online audio guide, to aid the reader in accessing and internalizing unfamiliar terminology A new and updated companion website with further insights, activities and resources to enable students to further their knowledge and understanding of the theatre.

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories
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Author: S.E. Wilmer
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781587295218
Release: 2009-11-01
Editor: University of Iowa Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

Mapping Global Theatre Histories

Mapping Global Theatre Histories
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Author: Mark Pizzato
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9783030127275
Release: 2019-05-02
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This textbook provides a global, chronological mapping of significant areas of theatre, sketched from its deepest history in the evolution of our brain's 'inner theatre' to ancient, medieval, modern, and postmodern developments. It considers prehistoric cave art and built temples, African trance dances, ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern ritual dramas, Greek and Roman theatres, Asian dance-dramas and puppetry, medieval European performances, global indigenous rituals, early modern to postmodern Euro-American developments, worldwide postcolonial theatres, and the hyper-theatricality of today's mass and social media. Timelines and numbered paragraphs form an overall outline with distilled details of what students can learn, encouraging further explorations online and in the library. Questions suggest how students might reflect on present parallels, making their own maps of global theatre histories, regarding geo-political theatrics in the media, our performances in everyday life, and the theatres inside our brains.

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories
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Author: S.E. Wilmer,Thomas Postlewait
Pages: 277
ISBN: UOM:39015060117994
Release: 2004-11
Editor: Studies in Theatre History & C

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

Creating Verbatim Theatre from Oral Histories

Creating Verbatim Theatre from Oral Histories
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Author: Clare Summerskill
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780429594861
Release: 2020-09-14
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offering a roadmap for practicing verbatim theatre (plays created from oral histories), this book outlines theatre processes through the lens of oral history and draws upon oral history scholarship to bring best practices from that discipline to theatre practitioners. This book opens with an overview of oral history and verbatim theatre, considering the ways in which existing oral history debates can inform verbatim theatre processes and highlights necessary ethical considerations within each field, which are especially prevalent when working with narrators from marginalised communities. It provides a step-by-step guide to creating plays from interviews and contains practical guidance for determining the scope of a theatre project: identifying narrators and conducting interviews, developing a script from excerpts of interview transcripts and outlining a variety of ways to create verbatim theatre productions. By bringing together this explicit discussion of oral history in relationship to theatre based on personal testimonies, the reader gains insight into each field and the close relationship between the two. Supported by international case studies that cover a wide range of working methods and productions, including The Laramie Project and Parramatta Girls, this is the perfect guide for oral historians producing dramatic representations of the material they have sourced through interviews, and for writers creating professional theatre productions, community projects or student plays.

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity
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Author: Martin Revermann
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781350135291
Release: 2019-08-08
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Theatre was at the very heart of culture in Graeco-Roman civilizations and its influence permeated across social and class boundaries. The theatrical genres of tragedy, comedy, satyr play, mime and pantomime operate in Antiquity alongside the conception of theatre as both an entertainment for the masses and a vehicle for intellectual, political and artistic expression. Drawing together contributions from scholars in Classics and Theatre Studies, this volume uniquely examines the Greek and Roman cultural spheres in conjunction with one another rather than in isolation. Each chapter takes a different theme as its focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
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Author: Alan Douglas Filewod
Pages: 226
ISBN: 0887548318
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available.

The Cambridge History of British Theatre

The Cambridge History of British Theatre
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Author: Joseph Donohue
Pages: 574
ISBN: 9780521650687
Release: 2004-12-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Volume Two begins in 1660 with the restoration of King Charles II to the throne and the reestablishment of the professional theater. It follows the far-reaching development of the form over more than two centuries to 1895.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
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Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Bruce McConachie,Professor in the Department of Drama Phillip B Zarrilli
Pages: 544
ISBN: STANFORD:36105126893994
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Providing a clear journey through centuries of European, North and South American, African and Asian forms of theatre and performance, this introduction helps the reader think critically about this exciting field through fascinating yet plain-speaking essays and case studies.

A Source Book in Theatrical History

A Source Book in Theatrical History
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Author: A. M. Nagler
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780486315546
Release: 2013-04-09
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An annotated collection of more than 300 unusually interesting and detailed passages includes views by observers from ancient Greece to modern times on acting, directing, make-up, costuming, props, much more.

Carnival and Power

Carnival and Power
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Author: Vicki Ann Cremona
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9783319706566
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book shows how Carnival under British colonial rule became a locus of resistance as well as an exercise and affirmation of power. Carnival is both a space of theatricality and a site of politics, where the playful, participatory aspects are appropriated by countervailing forces seeking to influence, control, channel or redirect power. Focusing specifically on the Maltese islands, a tiny European archipelago situated at the heart of the Mediterranean, this work links the contrast between play and power to other Carnival realities across the world. It examines the question of power and identity in relation to different social classes and environments of Carnival play, from streets to ballrooms. It looks at satire and censorship, unbridled gaiety and controlled celebration. It describes the ways Carnival was appropriated as a power channel both by the British and their Maltese subjects, and ultimately how it was manipulated in the struggle for Malta’s independence.

Women Theatre and Performance

Women  Theatre and Performance
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Author: Kate Dorney,Maggie B B. Gale,Maggie Barbara Gale,Viv Gardner
Pages: 243
ISBN: 0719057132
Release: 2000
Editor: Manchester University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This collection addresses key questions in women's theatre history and retrieves a number of previously "hidden" histories of women performers. The essays range across the past 300 years--topics covered include Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse, Willhelmina Schröder-Devrient, the Comédie Français' "Mademoiselle Mars," Mme. Arnould-Plessey, and the actresses of the Russian serf theatre.

The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust

The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust
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Author: Grzegorz Niziolek
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781350039681
Release: 2019-05-30
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grzegorz Niziolek's The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust is a pioneering analysis of the impact and legacy of the Holocaust on Polish theatre and society from 1945 to the present. It reveals the role of theatre as a crucial medium of collective memory – and collective forgetting – of the trauma of the Holocaust carried out by the Nazis on Polish soil. The period gave rise to two of the most radical and influential theatrical ideas during work on productions that addressed the subject of the Holocaust – Grotowski's Poor Theatre and Kantor's Theatre of Death - but the author examines a deeper impact in the role that theatre played in the processes of collective disavowal to being a witness to others' suffering. In the first part, the author examines six decades of Polish theatre shaped by the perspective of the Holocaust in which its presence is variously visible or displaced. Particular attention is paid to the various types of distortion and the effect of 'wrong seeing' enacted in the theatre, as well as the traces of affective reception: shock, heightened empathy, indifference. In part two, Niziolek examines a range of theatrical events, including productions by Leon Schiller, Jerzy Grotowski, Tadeusz Kantor, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Warlikowski and Ondrej Spišák. He considers how these productions confronted the experience of bearing witness and were profoundly shaped by the legacy of the Holocaust. The Polish Theatre of the Holocaust reveals how -- by testifying about society's experience of the Holocaust -- theatre has been the setting for fundamental processes taking place within Polish culture as it confronts suppressed traumatic wartime experiences and a collective identity shaped by the past.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
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Author: Frost
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0415048958
Release: 1998-03
Editor: Routledge

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Theatre History and Historiography

Theatre History and Historiography
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Author: Claire Cochrane
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781137457288
Release: 2016-04-29
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This collection of essays explores how historians of theatre apply ethical thinking to the attempt to truthfully represent their subject - whether that be the life of a well-known performer, or the little known history of colonial theatre in India - by exploring the process by which such histories are written, and the challenges they raise.

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific 1869 1946

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific  1869 1946
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Author: meLê yamomo
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9783319691763
Release: 2018-07-20
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book examines the intersection between sound and modernity in dramatic and musical performance in Manila and the Asia-Pacific between 1869 and 1948. During this period, tolerant political regimes resulted in the globalization of capitalist relations and the improvement of transcontinental travel and worldwide communication. This allowed modern modes of theatre and music consumption to instigate the uniformization of cultural products and processes, while simultaneously fragmenting societies into distinct identities, institutions, and nascent nation-states. Taking the performing bodies of migrant musicians as the locus of sound, this book argues that the global movement of acoustic modernities was replicated and diversified through its multiple subjectivities within empire, nation, and individual agencies. It traces the arrival of European travelling music and theatre companies in Asia which re-casted listening into an act of modern cultural consumption, and follows the migration of Manila musicians as they engaged in the modernization project of the neighboring Asian cities.

Gentility and the Comic Theatre of Late Stuart London

Gentility and the Comic Theatre of Late Stuart London
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Author: Mark S. Dawson,Mark Stanley Dawson
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0521848091
Release: 2005-06-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book examines how gentility was portrayed at London's theatres during the early modern era.

Performing History

Performing History
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Author: Freddie Rokem
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781587293368
Release: 2002-04-25
Editor: University of Iowa Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his examination of the ways in which theatre participates in the ongoing representations of and debates about the past, Freddie Rokem concentrates on the ways in which theatre after World War II has presented different aspects of the French Revolution and the Holocaust, showing us that by “performing history” actors bring the historical past and the theatrical present together.