Category «Theatre»

Restoration of Breath. Consciousness and Performance. (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts)

Breath is the movement of air among lifestyles and loss of life. respiring is an involuntary motion that capabilities because the foundation of all human actions, highbrow, inventive, emotional and actual. respiring is the 1st self reliant person motion that brings existence into being and the tip of respiring is the definitive signal of disappearance. ranging from the query how respiring impacts the physique, degrees of cognizance, belief and which means, this publication, for the 1st time, investigates via numerous philosophical, severe and useful versions, at once and ultimately concerning breath, aiming to set up breath as a class within the construction and reception of that means in the context of theatre. It additionally explores the epistemological, psycho-physical and consciousness-related implications of breath. Aristotle committed a quantity to breath exploring and enquiring in to its presocratic roots. For Heidegger, breath is "the temporal extension" of Being. Artaud's theatricality isn't really representational yet quite rooted within the actor's respiring. Jacques Derrida and Luce Irigaray examine the phenomenon of breath so as to clarify the character of human realization. Breath as a philosophical thought and as a process of perform is imperative to Indian strategies, functionality, drugs, martial arts and spirituality. because the booklet argues, person attention is a temporal event and breath is the fabric presence of time within the physique. Cessation of breath, to the contrary, creates pause during this movement of the never-ending identity of signifiers. whilst breath stops time stops. while time stops there's a 'gap' within the chain of the presence of signifiers and this 'gap' is a unique perceptual modality, that is impartial in 0 speed. recovery of Breath is a pragmatic method of this psychophysical event of attention within which time exists in simple terms in eternity and void past reminiscence and which means. desk of Contents** Acknowledgements** Introduction** bankruptcy One: the positioning of Breath** bankruptcy : looking for Breath** bankruptcy 3: Breath: education and function ** bankruptcy 4: Breath and awareness ** end ** Bibliography**

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Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog

This remarkably illuminating portrait of Tennessee Williams lifts the veil at the middle and soul of his inventive suggestion: the unstated collaboration among playwright and actor.

At a low second in Williams’s existence, he summoned to New Orleans a tender twenty-year-old author, James Grissom, who had written him a letter inquiring for recommendation. After an extended, excessive dialog, Williams despatched Grissom on a trip on his behalf to determine if he or his paintings had mattered to people who had so deeply mattered to him. one of the greater than seventy men and women with whom Grissom talked have been giants of yank theater and picture: Lillian Gish, (“the escort who introduced me to Blanche”), Jessica Tandy (the unique Blanche DuBois on Broadway), Eva Le Gallienne (“She used to be a stone opposed to which i may rub my expertise and suppose that it turned sharper”), Maureen Stapleton, Julie Harris, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, and lots of extra. Follies of God provides amazing perception into how Williams conjured the dramatic characters and performs that so remodeled American theater.

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SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence

By Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jennifer Baumgardner

"She's this sort of slut." Sound familiar?

Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of self belief, the notice slut justifies rape, bullying, and the sexual double usual. via turns heartbreaking and hilarious, SLUT captures the true lives of young people and teens as they negotiate intercourse and the harsh scapegoating that also hobbles woman sexuality and tool. This groundbreaking play, written in collaboration with big apple urban highschool scholars, and guidebook deals groups and members concrete instruments to motivate switch and forestall slut. The guidebook comprises construction notes, a consultant for talk-backs, and provocative essays by means of Leora Tanenbaum, Jennifer Baumgardner, Farah Tanis, Jamia Wilson, between others, delivering the assets to motivate switch inside of our groups and ourselves.

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Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Iphigenie auf Tauris (Textausgabe + Lektüreschlüssel)

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Mario Leis

Nur als ebook: Textausgabe + Lektüreschlüssel! Dieses booklet bietet sowohl Johann Wolfgang Goethes "Iphigenie auf Tauris " aus Reclams Universal-Bibliothek als auch den passenden Lektüreschlüssel. Der textual content enthält die Referenz zum gedruckten Buch und ist damit zitierfähig und verwendbar in Schule und Studium. Der Lektüreschlüssel hilft übersichtlich, schnell und zielgerichtet bei Verständnisfragen, die während der Lektüre auftreten. Als Kombiprodukt zu einem unschlagbar günstigen Preis.

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A Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Blackwell spouse to Greek Tragedy presents readers with a basic grounding in Greek tragedy, and likewise introduces them to a few of the methodologies and the energetic serious discussion that symbolize the research of Greek tragedy this day.

  • Comprises 31 unique essays through a global solid of members, together with up-and-coming in addition to amazing senior scholars
  • Pays cognizance to socio-political, textual, and function features of Greek tragedy
  • All historical Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical phrases are defined as they appear
  • Includes feedback for extra analyzing on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a beneficiant and informative mixed bibliography

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La Fausse Suivante; L'Ecole des mères; La Mère confidente

By Marivaux

Pour vaincre le mal, faites-vous plus méchant que lui. L'homme est un loup pour l. a. femme. Derrière le sentiment cherchez l'intérêt, derrière les mots le calcul. A moins qu'aux goals parentales et aux sombres raisons d'argent l'ingénuité, les tendres rêveries du coeur, l'aspiration à un monde plus doux et plus confiant ne fassent entendre raison... Telle est los angeles trajectoire parcourue par le théâtre des Lumières et dont Marivaux touche ici les deux extrêmes : los angeles comique noirceur d'une société où, une fois les masques tombés, l. a. morale est mise en de cruels embarras ; le mirage exquis de l. a. vertu, du rire et du sentiment réconciliés.

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German Expressionist Theatre: The Actor and the Stage

By David F. Kuhns

German Expressionist Theatre considers the powerfully stylized, antirealistic varieties of symbolic performing on the German Expressionist degree from 1916 to 1921. It relates this extraordinary departure from the dominant ecu performing culture of realism to the explicit cultural crises that enveloped the German kingdom through the process its involvement in global conflict I. The exam of parts of formerly untranslated Expressionist scripts and actor memoirs makes it possible for an exceptional specialize in description and research of the appearing itself.

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A Profile of Jonathan Miller

By Michael Romain

Jonathan Miller is without doubt one of the most crucial administrators of theater and opera this present day. Written with Miller's complete cooperation and with entry to rehearsals, this can be the 1st publication to discover his paintings intensive. Michael Romain examines this important occupation in theater via a sequence of interviews with Miller and his collaborators. it really is infrequent director is keen or in a position to talk about his craft and rarer nonetheless to discover colleagues who can recount their impressions of rehearsals and productions. despite the fact that, in a chain of conversations with actors, conductors, designers, singers, administrators, and writers, a desirable portrait of Miller emerges. The booklet is split into 3 sections, starting with an advent that units Miller's paintings within the context of up to date eu theater. half is an interview with Miller, overlaying such themes as his profession, operating equipment, issues of idea and perspectives of present theater and opera. half 3 is a suite of conversations with artists together with Zubin Mehta, Roger Norrington, Dudley Moore, Max von Sydow, Terry arms, John Cleese, Frank Langella, Roger Daltrey and Jack Lemmon. the amount additionally encompasses a whole chronology of Miller's paintings in theater, opera, tv, and movie, together with info on drawing close productions, in addition to quite a few images from productions. Michael Romain has written literary and drama feedback for guides in Britain and the U.S..

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The Clean House and Other Plays

By Sarah Ruhl

“Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively constant in its delirious extra. The fresh House shines.”—New Haven Advocate

The fresh House isn't really, whatsoever, a conventional boy-meets-girl tale. actually disorder, loss of life, and grime are one of the matters it addresses. This comedy is romantic, deeply so, yet within the extra arcane experience of the observe: visionary, tinged with fable, extravagant in feeling, might be a bit nuts.”—The long island Times

“Touching, artistic, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid, Eurydice reframes the traditional fantasy of ill-fated like to concentration no longer at the bereaved musician yet on his lifeless bride—and on her fight with love past the grave.”—San Francisco Chronicle

This quantity is the 1st book of Sarah Ruhl, “a playwright with a different comedian voice, point of view, and feel of theater” (Variety), who's quickly leaving her mark at the American degree. within the award-winning Clean House—a play of unusual romance and unusual comedy—a maid who hates cleansing goals approximately developing the suitable shaggy dog story, whereas a physician who treats melanoma leaves his middle within certainly one of his sufferers. This quantity additionally comprises Eurydice, Ruhl’s reinvention of the tragic Greek story of affection and loss, including a 3rd play nonetheless to be named.

Sarah Ruhl acquired the distinguished Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play The fresh House, which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly large Theatre corporation in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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