Category «Theatre»

Fifty Key Theatre Directors (Routledge Key Guides)

Fifty Key Theatre Directors covers the paintings of practitioners who've formed and driven again the limits of theatre and function. The authors offer transparent and insightful overviews of the techniques and impression of 50 of the main influential administrators of the 20 th and twenty-first century from around the globe. They include:

  • Anne Bogart
  • Peter Brook
  • Lev Dodin
  • Declan Donnellan
  • Jerzy Grotowski
  • Elizabeth LeCompte
  • Joan Littlewood
  • Ariane Mnouchkine.

Each access discusses a director's key productions, principles and practice session equipment, successfully combining idea and perform. the result's an amazing advisor to the area of theatre for practitioners, theatregoers and scholars.

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Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

By Leslie Zemeckis

By the director of the hit documentary in the back of the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral background of yank Burlesque--as instructed by way of the performers who lived it, usually conversing out right here for the 1st time. by means of telling the intimate and unbelievable tales from its golden age in the course of the girls (and men!) who lived it, in the back of the Burly Q finds the real tale of burlesque, while it studies a brand new renaissance.

Burlesque used to be one in all America's most well-liked different types of reside leisure within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and brilliant, the indicates entertained millions of paying buyers each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, passed over of the background books.

By telling the intimate and dazzling tales from its golden age during the girls (and men!) who lived it, at the back of the Burly Q unearths the genuine tale of burlesque, whilst it stories a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed by way of burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of a similar identify, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, membership proprietors, authors, and historians--assembled right here for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what relatively occurred in a burlesque convey. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello--burlesque touched each nook of yank existence. the attractive indicates usually poked enjoyable on the higher periods, at intercourse, and at what humans have been prepared to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, a few of the performers have on account that gave up the ghost, making this their final, and infrequently basically interview. at the back of the Burly Q is the definitive background of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral historical past of an American paintings shape. humorous, stunning, incredible, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek backstage on the burly show.

Includes dozens of never-before obvious pictures: infrequent behind the scenes photographs and candid photographs from the performers' own collections.

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Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

Henry V is Shakespeare’s most renowned “war play”; it comprises the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies struggle, specially the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally listen bishops conniving for struggle to put off a invoice that may tax the church, and infantrymen anticipating to harvest earnings from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are lots of chilling references to the human fee of war.

The authoritative version of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and known Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content according to the simplest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An advent to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a latest standpoint at the play

-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s massive holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay through Michael Neill

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest number of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from around the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Meyerhold: A Revolution in Theatre (Studies in Theatre History and Culture)

By Edward Braun

Vsevolod Meyerhold all started his profession in theatre as an actor with the Moscow paintings Theatre, and after a spell within the distant provinces he back to Moscow at Stanislavski's invitation and based a brand new, experimental studio for the paintings Theatre. This biography recounts Meyerhold's impressive lifetime of test and discovery, describing his practice session ideas and workouts, and gives as evaluate of his carrying on with impression on modern theatre.

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Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s preferred, and so much confusing, play. It follows the shape of a “revenge tragedy,” within which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance opposed to his father’s assassin, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. a lot of its fascination, even if, lies in its uncertainties.

between them: what's the Ghost—Hamlet’s father difficult justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet pass mad, or purely faux to? as soon as he's convinced that Claudius is a assassin, why does he now not act? was once his mom, Gertrude, untrue to her husband or complicit in his murder?

The authoritative variation of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and common Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content according to the easiest early published model of the play
-Newly revised explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases
-An creation to examining Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare student supplying a latest point of view at the play
-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s colossal holdings of infrequent books
-An up to date annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay through Michael Neill

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest choice of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

As either a literary style and a view of lifestyles, tragedy has from the very starting spurred a discussion among poetry and philosophy. Plato famously banned tragedians from his excellent group simply because he believed that their representations of vicious habit may well deform minds. Aristotle got down to resolution Plato's objections, arguing that fiction bargains a devoted photo of the reality and that it promotes emotional overall healthiness during the mechanism of catharsis. Aristotle's definition of tragedy really had its maximum impression now not on Greek tragedy itself yet on later Latin literature, starting with the tragedies of the Roman poet and Stoic thinker Seneca (4 BC - advert 65). Scholarship during the last fifty years, despite the fact that, has more and more sought to spot in Seneca's prose writings a Platonic poetics that is opposed towards tragedy and which would accordingly clarify why Seneca's performs appear so usually to give the failure of Stoicism. As Gregory Staley argues during this publication, whilst Senecan tragedy fails to degree advantage we should always see during this no longer the failure of Stoicism yet a Stoic notion of tragedy because the correct automobile for imaging Seneca's widespread global of madmen and fools. Senecan tragedy enacts Aristotle's notion of the style as a vibrant picture of the reality and treats tragedy as a normal venue within which to discover the human soul. Staley's studying of Seneca's performs attracts on present scholarship approximately Stoicism in addition to at the writings of Renaissance authors like Sir Philip Sidney, who borrowed from Seneca the notice "idea" to designate what we'd now label as a "theory" of tragedy. Seneca and the belief of Tragedy will allure generally to scholars and students of classics, old philosophy, and English literature.

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Ecarte la nuit

By Charles Juliet

Un homme mène une life en apparence toute lisse. Mais un jour, soit parce qu'une déception, un revers, un deuil..., a brisé ses défenses et détruit ses appuis, soit parce qu'il éprouve le besoin de partir à los angeles recherche de lui-même, il se trouve engagé dans une errance au terme de laquelle, bien des années plus tard, après avoir parcouru un interminable chemin, il air of secrecy le sentiment de s'être découvert, d'avoir rencontré sa vérité. Cette pièce a pour thème l'aventure de los angeles quête de soi et de los angeles radicale transformation qu'elle entraîne. Cette aventure est longue, douloureuse. Au début, elle est vécue dans l. a. confusion, los angeles détresse, une angoisse extrême. Loin de tout repère, tout chemin, l'être avance à tâtons dans des contrées inconnues, désertiques, où s'enchevêtrent los angeles peur de se perdre et le désir de conquérir un accord avec soi et le monde. Contre toute attente survient pourtant l'instant décisif du lâcher-prise. L'être renonce à tout vouloir, consent à déposer les armes. C'est alors qu'il se trouve en mesure de se laisser guider et reconstruire par des forces qui vont faire de lui un être clair, unifié, apte à se tourner vers autrui.

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Broken Glass

By Arthur Miller

Set in Brooklyn, this gripping secret starts while appealing, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg unexpectedly loses her skill to stroll. the one clue to her mysterious disease lies in her obsession with information bills from Germany.

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Iphigenia; Phaedra; Athaliah (Penguin Classics)

Three performs via Racine

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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