The Shadow Teller's Plays

Live-acted shadow plays for today

Author: Bill Reed

Publisher: Reed Independent

ISBN: 0648175634


Page: 426

View: 6727

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: 9501

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: 1615

Modern Drama by Women, 1880s-1930s

An International Anthology


Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415124948

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 4501

Vijay TendulkarA Pioneer Playwright

Author: Shailaja B. Wadikar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126909957


Page: 165

View: 7383

Vijay Tendulkar, 1928-2008, Marathi playwright.

The Intelligence of Flowers

Author: Maurice Maeterlinck

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791472744

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 6960

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: 2445

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.

Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama

Author: Jeremy Lopez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107030579

Category: Drama

Page: 244

View: 4034

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

Modern Korean Drama

An Anthology

Author: Richard Nichols

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149476

Category: Drama

Page: 325

View: 7035

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.

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: 7359

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Feminist Rereadings of Modern American Drama

Author: June Schlueter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 249

View: 8511

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

Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt

Author: Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521242226

Category: Drama

Page: 246

View: 8033

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.


Author: Gerhart Hauptmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826407269

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 7859

"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 American Drama on Screen

Author: William Robert Bray,R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107433843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 4799

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.

Frank Wedekind

Four Major Plays

Author: Frank Wedekind

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated


Category: Drama

Page: 271

View: 3381

Pioneering modern painting

Cézanne & Pissarro 1865-1885

Author: Joachim Pissarro,Camille Pissarro,Musée d'Orsay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 369

Few artists have had a personal and professional relationship as intense and long-lasting as Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) and Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). After meeting at art school in Paris in the 1860s, they quickly established a friendship that lasted almost a quarter of a century. This led to one of the most fascinating artistic exchanges of the nineteenth century. Joachim Pissarro's text invites readers to question the relevance of conventional art-historical labels used to define each artist's position in the pantheon of art history: Camille Pissarro as the arch-Impressionist, and Paul Cezanne as the pioneering Post-Impressionist. His essay stresses the multifarious artistic dialogue developed by these artists and explores the ideological and artistic concepts that bind their careers from beginning to end. What mattered for each of them was the ability to see new possibilities for expressing his "sensations" in front of nature, whether through novel painting techniques that they explored together or through dialogues with each other and with art critics. This book is published to accompany the first exhibition of the work of Cezanne and Pissarro at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the summer of 2005. The more than one hundred paintings and drawings illustrated in this book focus on comparisons between the two artists' work, and the juxtapositions are truly revelatory.

Susan Glaspell's Poetics and Politics of Rebellion

Author: Emeline Jouve

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 160938508X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

View: 1020

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.