The Shadow Teller's Plays

Live-acted shadow plays for today

Author: Bill Reed

Publisher: Reed Independent

ISBN: 0648175634


Page: 426

View: 5528

In a volume containing 14 original plays – including three shadow-play adaptions of Gogol, Morton and Runyon classics – the author resurrects a sadly neglected theatre genre – the shadow play combining traditional shadow techniques with normal acting to create ‘full-bodied’ mainstream plays. These plays do not use shadow puppetry-type techniques that need people contorting themselves, however wonderfully, to form shapes, but rather normal acting prowess together and usual props of mainstream theatre with the new back-lighting technologies. The result is plays which are realistic and yet overlain with the imaginative fantasies that figure theatre can bring… in a fallow area lying between mime and conventional stage plays… a rediscovered form of a modern staging that crosses between live and shadow effect, whether in workshopping for all ages and group-size or for professional productions. Shadow plays comprise the theatre landscape for live actors re-skilled to jump from behind-the-screen one-dimensional acting to front-of-the-screen three-dimensional acting at any moment of the play. They allow a new and exciting way of presenting the combination of the real and the surreal in ways that offer broadened audience and student experiences, under the master-of-storytelling of a shadow teller together with the master-of-pacing of a mobile light spotter.

The Drama of South Africa

Plays, Pageants and Publics Since 1910

Author: Loren Kruger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134680856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 7847

The Drama of South Africa comprehensively chronicles the development of dramatic writing and performance from 1910, when the country came into official existence, to the advent of post-apartheid. Eminent theatre historian Loren Kruger discusses well-known figures, as well as lesser-known performers and directors who have enriched the theatre of South Africa. She also highlights the contribution of women and other minorities, concluding with a discussion of the post-apartheid character of South Africa at the end of the twentieth century.

A book of modern plays

Author: George Raleigh Coffman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 490

View: 4213


Author: Gerhart Hauptmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826407269

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 3674

"Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) is generally considered a pioneer of modern drama. He was praised by Rilke, Thomas Mann, and James Joyce among his contemporaries for his versatility, innovativeness, and realism. This Nobel Prize-winning author is here represented by three of his best-loved plays."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Modern Drama by Women, 1880s-1930s

An International Anthology

Author: Katherine E. Kelly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415124948

Category: Drama

Page: 319

View: 6415

Modern Drama by Women 1880s-1930s offers the first direct evidence that women playwrights helped create the movement known as Modern Drama. It contains twelve plays by women from the Americas, Europe and Asia, spanning a national and stylistic range from Swedish realism to Russian symbolism. Six of these plays are appearing in their first English-language translation. Playwrights include: * Anne-Charlotte Leffler Edgren (Sweden) * Amelai Pincherle Rosselli (Italy) * Elsa Berstein (Germany) * Elizabeth Robins (Britain) * Marie Leneru (France) * Alfonsina Storni (Argentina) * Hella Wuolijoki (Finland) * Hasegawa Shigure (Japan) * Rachilde (France) * Zinaida Gippius (Russia) * Djuna Barnes (USA) * Marita Bonner (USA) This groundbreaking anthology explodes the traditional canon. In these plays, the New Woman represents herself and her crises in all of the styles and genres available to the modern dramatist. Unprecedented in diversity and scope, it is a collection which no scholar, student or lover of modern drama can afford to miss.

Vijay TendulkarA Pioneer Playwright

Author: Shailaja B. Wadikar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126909957


Page: 165

View: 7324

Vijay Tendulkar, 1928-2008, Marathi playwright.

Susan Glaspell's Poetics and Politics of Rebellion

Author: Emeline Jouve

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 160938508X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

View: 4215

Analyzing plays from the early Trifles (1916) through Springs Eternal (1943) and the undated, incomplete Wings, author Emeline Jouve illustrates the way that Susan Glaspell's dramas addressed issues of sexism, the impact of World War I on American values, and the relationship between individuals and their communities, among other concerns. Jouve argues that Glaspell turns the playhouse into a courthouse, putting the hypocrisy of American democracy on trial. A must for students of Glaspell and her contemporaries, as well as scholars of American theatre and literature of the first half of the twentieth century.

The Intelligence of Flowers

Author: Maurice Maeterlinck

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791472744

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 4271

A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.

Modern Drama

Defining the Field

Author: Richard Paul Knowles,William B. Worthen,Joanne Tompkins

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802086211

Category: Drama

Page: 212

View: 3586

The contributors examine varied topics such as the analysis of periodicity; the articulation of social, political, and cultural production in theatre; the re-evaluation of texts, performances, and canons; and demonstrations of how interdisciplinarity inflects theatre and its practice.

Frank Wedekind

Four Plays

Author: Frank Wedekind

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781575253190

Category: Drama

Page: 159

View: 5602

International Modern Plays (1920)

Author: Various

Publisher: Pomona Press

ISBN: 1406791458

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 9781

This collection has been made the object of including European plays which have not only proved their worth on the stage but can also be enjoyed and appreciated by readers, who are not, for instance, selecting plays for production or group reading. The term 'modern' has been made to extend back in time sufficiently to include pieces which have been the source of influences still powerful to-day. Thus the volume opens with a long one-act drama written when Mr. Bernard Shaw was thirty two - Lady Julie by August Strindberg, translated by C.D. Locock. Apart from its own merits Lady Julie is a landmark of the post romantic stage because it is the first major work of naturalistic drama, and for this reason its forceful author's preface, which has been included. There follows another long one act play by Gerhard Hauptmann (translated by C.H. Meltzer), who was himself a pioneer of the naturalistic theatre in Germany but the dream play Hannele is more of a phantasm projected on a naturalistc backcloth. One of the most remarkable plays which appeared between the wars is the social political allegory by the Czech brothers Capek, here presented in the faithful translation by Paul Selver under the title of The Life of the Insects. Jean Cocteau's The Infernal Machine reproduces the story of Oedipus and the Sphinx from a new angle the translation by Carl Wildman has been revised especially for this volume. The outward form of The Mask and The Face by Luigi Chiarelli is that of the more or less conventional social comedy, but the author deliberately entitled it 'A Grotesque, ' and as the action develops out a sufficiently banal situation into a paradoxical tragic farce the whole system of a conventional values is turned topsy-turvey the translation by Noel de Vic Beamish is hitherto unpublished. Keywords: August Strindberg Naturalistic Bernard Shaw Julie Plays Gerhard Hauptmann Act Drama One Act Play Group Reading Phantasm Meltzer Preface Merits Landmark Pioneer Appreciate

The Making of Modern Drama

A Study of Büchner, Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Handke

Author: Richard Gilman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300079029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 5054

This critical exploration of modern drama begins with Büchner and Ibsen and then discusses the major playwrights who have shaped modern theater. A new introduction by the author assesses developments of recent years.

Modern Korean Drama

An Anthology

Author: Richard Nichols

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149476

Category: Drama

Page: 325

View: 9426

Showcasing both the fantastic and realistic innovations of Korean dramatists during a time of rapid social and historical change (1962 to 2004), the seven plays in this collection tackle major subjects, such as the close of the Choson dynasty and the aftermath of the Korean War, while delving into trenchant cultural issues, such as the marginalization of students who rebel against mainstream education and the role of traditional values in a materialistic society. Richard Nichols opens with a general overview of modern Korean drama since 1910 and concludes with an appendix describing theater production and audience attendance in Seoul. He situates each work critically, historically, and culturally, including brief biographies of playwrights and extensive notes. A bibliography also provides alternative readings and the titles of additional plays currently available in English. Primed for production, these skillful translations provide Western directors with exciting new material for the stage, while offering students and scholars a sophisticated survey of the modern Korean dramatic tradition.

Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama

Author: Jeremy Lopez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107030579

Category: Drama

Page: 244

View: 2101

Through short, provocative readings of unfamiliar plays, this book provides the first-ever history of the canon of Renaissance drama.

Wole Soyinka

A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources

Author: James Gibbs,Ketu H. Katrak,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313239373

Category: Reference

Page: 107

View: 5665

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Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt

Author: Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521242226

Category: Drama

Page: 246

View: 2430

This book is the first critical survey of modern Egyptian drama during the period of its maturity from the 1930s to the present day. A discussion of the work of Tawfiq al-Hakim is followed by an examination of the less experimental plays of his successors, Mahmud Taymur, Bakathir and Fathi Radwan.

Modern American Drama on Screen

Author: William Robert Bray,R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107433843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 3283

From its beginnings, the American film industry has profited from bringing popular and acclaimed dramatic works to the screen. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive account, focusing on key texts, of how Hollywood has given a second and enduring life to such classics of the American theater as Long Day's Journey into Night, A Streetcar Named Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and focuses on Broadway's most admired and popular productions. The book is ideally suited for classroom use and offers an otherwise unavailable introduction to a subject which is of great interest to students and scholars alike.

Feminist Rereadings of Modern American Drama

Author: June Schlueter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 249

View: 3753

"New perspectives on the work of five prominent male playwrights in the modern American canon."--Jacket.