A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology

The Secret Art of the Performer

Author: Eugenio Barba,Nicola Savarese

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135176353

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 5318

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology

The Secret Art of the Performer

Author: Eugenio Barba

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415053080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 6633

What constitutes dramatic performance? Is it make-up, set, intention? Juxtaposing the performer's craft as it is understood in the Occident and Orient--in the context of plays, combat, religion and ritual--A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropologyelucidates the nature of dramatic action and the actor's craft by examining the dramatic event cross-culturally. The result of ten years' research,The Dictionary of Theatre Anthropologyinclude practical discussions of balance, opposition, and montage among other techniques, and addresses such issues asThe Text and the Stage,The Dilated Body, andEnergetic Language. Lavishly illustrated with photographic essays as well as drawings and diagrams, this sourcebook on global theatre is an inspiring tribute to the secret art of the performer.

Encountering Ensemble

Author: Malgorzata Jablonska,Duncan Jamieson,Evelyn Jamieson,Chris Johnston,Brad Krumholz,Adam J. Ledger,Rebecca Loukes,Eilon Morris,Jonathan Pitches,Anna Porubcansky,Duška Radosavljevic,Marianne Sharp,Amy Skinner,Patrick Stewart,Susan Thompson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 2100

Encountering Ensemble, is a text for students, teachers, researchers and practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the history, conceptual foundations and practicalities of the world of ensemble theatre. It is the first book to draw together definitions and practitioner examples, making it a cutting edge work on the subject. Encountering Ensemble combines historical and contemporary case studies with a wide range of approaches and perspectives. It is written collaboratively with practitioners and members from the academic community and is divided into three sections: 1. Introduction and an approach to training ensembles 2. Practitioner case studies and analysis of specific practical approaches to training ensembles (or individuals in an ensemble context) 3. Succinct perspectives from practitioners reflecting on a range of questions including: What is an ensemble?; the place of ensemble in the contemporary theatre landscape; and training issues.

Costume in Performance

Materiality, Culture, and the Body

Author: Donatella Barbieri

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147423688X

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 754

This beautifully illustrated book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history. Viewing the material costume as a crucial aspect in the preparation, presentation and reception of live performance, the book brings together costumed performances through history. These range from ancient Greece to modern experimental productions, from medieval theatre to modernist dance, from the 'fashion plays' to contemporary Shakespeare, marking developments in both culture and performance. Revealing the relationship between dress, the body and human existence, and acknowledging a global as well as an Anglo and Eurocentric perspective, this book shows costume's ability to cross both geographical and disciplinary borders. Through it, we come to question the extent to which the material costume actually co-authors the performance itself, speaking of embodied histories, states of being and never-before imagined futures, which come to life in the temporary space of the performance. With a contribution by Melissa Trimingham, University of Kent, UK

Archaeologies of Presence

Author: Gabriella Giannachi,Nick Kaye,Michael Shanks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136458026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 7049

Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions: What are the principle signifiers of theatrical presence? How is presence achieved through theatrical performance? What makes a memory come alive and live again? How is presence connected with identity? Is presence synonymous with 'being in the moment'? What is the nature of the ‘co-presence’ of audience and performer? Where does performance practice end and its documentation begin? Co-edited by performance specialists Gabriella Giannachi and Nick Kaye, and archaeologist Michael Shanks, Archaeologies of Presence represents an innovative and rewarding feat of interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Theatre of the Occult Revival

Alternative Spiritual Performance from 1875 to the Present

Author: E. Lingan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113744861X

Category: Religion

Page: 247

View: 3325

This book explores the religious foundations, political and social significance, and aesthetic aspects of the theatre created by the leaders of the Occult Revival. Lingan shows how theatre contributed to the fragmentation of Western religious culture and how contemporary theatre plays a part in the development of alternative, occult religions.

On the Subject of Drama

Author: David Hornbrook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134702345

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2606

Although much has been written on how the drama elements of the English curriculum might be taught in schools, there is less guidance available for teachers who regard drama not as an adjunct of English but as an arts subject in its own right. In this volume, David Hornbrook and a team of experienced drama specialists show how the subject of drama may be defined and taught. Drawing on literature, visual art, music and dance as well as the rich and varied traditions of drama itself, they map out an eclectic subject curriculum for students of all ages. Opening up the field in new and exciting ways, the book embraces the widest possible range of dramatic knowledge and skills, from the Natyashastra of ancient India to contemporary classroom improvisation. The book is divided into three sections: The teaching and learning of drama: ideas about interculturalism, creativity and craft - key concepts informing the drama curriculum - are interrogated and re-theorised for the classroom. Making and performing drama in school: the fundamental processes of reading and writing plays for performance are explored, along with the potential of dance to enhance and extend students' experience of dramatic performance. Watching and understanding drama: ensuring the curriculum is appropriately balanced between the production and reception of drama, this last section emphasises the role of students as audience - for both live and electronic performances - and the development of a dramatic vocabulary.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958452841

Category: Computers

Page: 680

View: 1920

Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Eugenio Barba

Author: Jane Turner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415273275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

View: 3178

Eugenio Barba is one of the most important theatre practitioners working today. This guidebook provides exercises for both students and teachers, and also offers an historical perspective on European and world theatre.

Negotiating Cultures

Eugenio Barba and the Intercultural Debate

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719061707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 4511

Eugenio Barba is one of the world's leading theatre artists and theorists working across cultures. Examines three major strands of Barba's work; his research at the International School of Theatre Anthropology, his use of performance as a means of exchange, and his ongoing relationship withLatin America. The artists who write and are interviewed in the book provide an invaluable insight into Barba's work methods, his relationship with performers from different cultures, and the ramifications of his research in a variety of performance forms. Concludes with a dialogue between Barba andIan Watson.

The Art of Stillness

The Theater Practice of Tadashi Suzuki

Author: Paul Allain

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403961700

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 3809

For over forty years, Tadashi Suzuki has been a unique and vital force in both Japanese and Western theater, creating and directing many internationally acclaimed productions including his famous production of The Trojan Women, which subsequently toured around the world. An intergral part of his work has been the development and teaching of his rigorous and controversial training system, the Suzuki method, whose principles have also been highly influential in contemporary theater. Paul Allain, an experienced practitioner of the Suzuki method, re-evaluates Suzuki's work, giving a lucid overview of his development towards an international theater aesthetic. He examines Suzuki's collaborators, the importance of architecture and environment in his theater and his impact on performance all over the world. The Art of Stillness is a lively, critical study of one of the most important and uncompromising figures in contemporary world theater.

Odin Teatret

Theatre in a New Century

Author: A. Ledger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728448X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 8540

Focusing on Odin Teatret's latest work, this discussion is updated by drawing on fresh research. The group's productions since 2000 are included and the book offers a reassessment of Odin's actor training. Its community work and legacy are discussed and Barba's intercultural practice is viewed alongside two major Theatrum Mundi productions.

Theatre, Performance and Analogue Technology

Historical Interfaces and Intermedialities

Author: Kara Reilly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319674

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 9964

This trans-historical collection explores analogue performance technologies from Ancient Greece to pre-Second World War. From ancient mechanical elephants to early modern automata, Enlightenment electrical experiments to Victorian spectral illusions, this volume offers an original examination of the precursors of contemporary digital performance.

Dramaturgy in the Making

A User's Guide for Theatre Practitioners

Author: Katalin Trencsényi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408155672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 2719

Dramaturgy in the Making maps contemporary dramaturgical practices in various settings of theatre-making and dance to reveal the different ways that dramaturgs work today. It provides a thorough survey of three major areas of practice - institutional dramaturgy, production dramaturgy and dance dramaturgy - with each illustrated through a range of case studies that illuminate methodology and which will assist practitioners in developing their own 'dramaturgical toolbox'. In tracing the development of the role of the dramaturg, the author explores the contribution of Lessing, Brecht and Tynan, foundational figures who shaped the practice. She excavates the historical and theoretical contexts for each strand of the work, uniquely offering a history of dance dramaturgy and its associated theories. Based on extensive research, the volume features material from the author's interviews with fifty eminent professionals from Europe and North America, including: Robert Blacker, Jack Bradley, DD Kugler, Ruth Little and Hildegard De Vuyst. Through these, a detailed and precise insight is provided into dramaturgical processes at organisations such as the Akram Khan Company, les ballets C de la B (Gent), the National Theatre and the Royal Court (London), the Schaubühne (Berlin) and The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (Utah), among others. Dramaturgy in the Making will prove indispensable to anyone working in theatre or wanting to better understand the dramaturgical processes in performance-making today. The book features a foreword by Geoff Proehl, author of Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility: Landscape and Journey.

Mask and Performance in Greek Tragedy

From Ancient Festival to Modern Experimentation

Author: David Wiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521865220

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 9877

A 2007 study of the mask in Greek tragedy, covering both ancient and modern performances.

Vom Ritual zum Theater

Der Ernst des menschlichen Spiels

Author: Victor Turner

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593389088

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 9014

Victor Turner hat in diesem erstmals 1982 erschienenen Buch Maßstäbe für die Anwendung ethnologischer, an »fremden Kulturen« gewonnener Erkenntnisse gesetzt. Er hat die Rituale, Symbole und Interaktionsformen der Industriegesellschaft dem ethnologischen Blick ausgesetzt und dabei ihre Theatralität und ihre Spielstrukturen erforscht: die Inszenierungen und Rollenspiele des Alltags. Besonders interessierte Turner sich dabei für gesellschaftliche Krisensituationen beziehungsweise »soziale Dramen« und die Funktionen von Ritual und Spiel bei ihrer Bewältigung. Sein Forschungsansatz hat nachhaltige Wirkungen entfaltet, unter anderem in den Arbeiten von Erving Goffman. In ihrer für diese Ausgabe neu verfassten Einleitung verbindet Erika Fischer-Lichte die Perspektive von Turner mit aktuellen Theorien des Performativen und der Aufführung.

Presence & Pre-Expressivity 1

Author: Ralph Yarrow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057021749

Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 8597

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Fifty Key Theatre Directors

Author: Shomit Mitter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415187329

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

View: 9374

Discusses each director's key productions, ideas and rehearsal methods, combining theory and practice.