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📒Theatre Histories ✍ Bruce McConachie
✏Theatre Histories Book Summary : 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 ✍ Phillip B. Zarrilli
✏Theatre Histories Book Summary : 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.
📒Writing And Rewriting National Theatre Histories ✍ S.E. Wilmer
✏Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories Book Summary : 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.
📒Theatre Histories ✍ Phillip Zarilli
✏Theatre histories Book Summary : 'A work that more than any other currently available suggests the range and richness of theatre and performance history study today.' - Marvin Carlson, City University of New York 'This book will significantly change theatre education' - Janelle Reinelt,University of California, Irvine Theatre Histories: An Introductionis a bold and innovative way of looking both at the way we understand performance and the ways in which history is written. Its chapters offer clearly written overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods. These and its unique in-depth case studies demonstrate the methods used by today's theatre historians. . Using a new narrative strategy that challenges the standard format of one-volume theatre history texts, the authors help the reader think critically about performance in all its global diversity. Theatre Histories explores aesthetic and interpretive approaches from many cultures, continents and time periods. Theauthors explore contemporary Japanese theatre, kabuki and kathakali with as much range and depth as Shakespeare, vaudeville and realism. Theatre Histories: An Introductionis organized to provide: ? an understanding of how key shifts in human communication shaped developments in the history of theatre and performance throughout the world ? an introduction to the methodologies employed by today's theatre historians ? in-depth case studies demonstrating "history at work" ? a truly global perspective on drama, theatre, and performance Keeping performance, drama, and culture at centre stage, Theatre Histories: An Introductionis compatible with standard play anthologies and offers many pedagogical resources including a website with additional references, discussion questions, and links to related sites at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415227283
📒The Routledge Companion To Theatre And Performance ✍ Paul Allain
✏The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Book Summary : What is theatre? What is performance? What connects them and how are they different? What events, people, practices and ideas have shaped theatre and performance in the twentieth and twenty-first century? The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance offers some answers to these big questions. It provides an analytical, informative and engaging introduction to important people, companies, events, concepts and practices that have defined the complementary fields of theatre and performance studies. This fully updated second edition contains three easy to use alphabetized sections including over 120 revised entries on topics and people ranging from performance artist Ron Athey, to directors Vsevold Meyerhold and Robert Wilson, megamusicals , postdramatic theatre and documentation. Each entry includes crucial historical and contextual information, extensive cross-referencing, detailed analysis and an annotated bibliography. The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance is a perfect reference guide for the keen student.
📒The Cambridge Companion To Theatre History ✍ David Wiles
✏The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History Book Summary : A wide-ranging set of essays that explain what theatre history is and why we need to engage with it.
📒Modern Asian Theatre And Performance 1900 2000 ✍ Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
✏Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 2000 Book Summary : Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 Â? 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society. Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides: Â·a historical overview of the culture; Â·an outline of theatre history; Â·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.
📒Ben Jonson And Theatre ✍ Elizabeth Schafer
✏Ben Jonson and Theatre Book Summary : This collection of essays examines the Jonson canon from the viewpoint of the theatre practitioner. Bridging the divide between theory & practice it shows how his drama operates in performance and includes discussion with practitioners.
📒Theatre Youth And Culture ✍ Manon van de Water
✏Theatre Youth and Culture Book Summary : There is a complex relationship between performance, youth, and the shifting material circumstances (social, cultural, economic, ideological, and political) under which theatre for children and youth is generated and perceived. This book explores different aspect of theatre for young audiences using examples from theatrical events globally.
📒Censorship Of The American Theatre In The Twentieth Century ✍ John H. Houchin
✏Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century Book Summary : John Houchin explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre, arguing that theatrical censorship coincided with significant challenges to religious, political and cultural systems. The study provides a summary of theatre censorship in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and analyses key episodes from 1900 to 2000. These include attempts to censure Olga Nethersole for her production of Sappho in 1901 and the theatre riots of 1913 that greeted the Abbey Theatre's production of Playboy of the Western World. Houchin explores the efforts to suppress plays in the 1920s that dealt with transgressive sexual material and investigates Congress' politically motivated assaults on plays and actors during the 1930s and 1940s. He investigates the impact of racial violence, political assassinations and the Vietnam War on the trajectory of theatre in the 1960s and concludes by examining the response to gay activist plays such as Angels in America.