Category: Stage Theatre

Winners and Losers by Marcus Youssef,James Long

By Marcus Youssef,James Long

Two buddies cross the time jointly taking part in a made-up online game within which they identify humans, locations, or issues and debate whether or not they are winning or now not; in different phrases, whether or not they are winners or losers. every one good friend seeks to defeat the opposite, and since the sort of males grew up economically privileged and the opposite didn't, the contest very quickly heats up.

Marcus Youssef is affiliate inventive manufacturer at Vancouver's NeWorld Theatre and teaches theater at Concordia collage in Montreal.

James Long has been making theater seeing that 1995 and is inventive director of Theatre alternative in Vancouver.

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Re: Direction: A Theoretical and Practical Guide (Worlds of by Gabrielle Cody,Rebecca Schneider

By Gabrielle Cody,Rebecca Schneider

Re: Direction is a unprecedented source for practitioners and scholars on directing. It presents a suite of ground-breaking interviews, fundamental resources and essays on twentieth century directing theories and practices round the world.
Helpfully equipped into 4 key parts of the topic, the e-book explores:
* theories of directing
* the bounds of the director's role
* the bounds of categorization
* the background of the theatre and function art.
awfully helpful and thought-provoking introductory essays through editors Schneider and Cody advisor you thru the wealth of fabrics incorporated right here. Re: Direction is the type of e-book someone attracted to theatre historical past should still personal, and with a view to end up an essential toolkit for a life of study.

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Theatre World, 1997-1998, Vol. 54 by John Willis

By John Willis

(Theatre World). Theatre global , the statistical and pictorial list of the Broadway and off-Broadway season, traveling businesses, local businesses in the course of the usa, has turn into a vintage in its box. The booklet is whole with forged listings, alternative manufacturers, administrators, authors, composers, commencing and shutting dates, track titles, and lots more and plenty, even more. There are particular sections with biographical information, obituary details, listings of annual Shakespeare gala's and significant drama awards.

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Latina Performance: Traversing the Stage (Unnatural Acts: by Alicia Arrizon

By Alicia Arrizon

"Latina functionality is a densely theorized therapy of wealthy materials." —MultiCultural Review

"Arrizón's very important ebook revolves round the complicated problems with identification formation and tool kin for US girls performers of Latin American descent." —Choice

Latina functionality examines the Latina topic whose paintings as dramatist, actress, theorist, and/or critic additional defines the sector of theater and function within the usa. Alicia Arrizón seems to be on the cultural politics that flows from the intersection of gender, ethnicity, race, category, and sexuality.

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The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville by Anthony Slide

By Anthony Slide

The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville offers a special list of what was America's preeminent type of renowned leisure from the overdue 1800s during the early Thirties. It comprises entries not just at the entertainers themselves, but in addition on those that labored backstage, the theatres, genres, and historic phrases. Entries on person vaudevillians comprise biographical details, samplings of exercises and, frequently, statement via the performers. Many former vaudevillians have been interviewed for the publication, together with Milton Berle, Block and Sully, Kitty Doner, Fifi D'Orsay, Nick Lucas, Ken Murray, Fayard Nicholas, Olga Petrova, Rose Marie, Arthur Tracy, and Rudy Vallee. the place applicable, entries additionally comprise bibliographies. the amount concludes with a advisor to vaudeville assets and a normal bibliography.

Aside from its reference price, with its greater than entries, The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville discusses the careers of the recognized and the forgotten. some of the vaudevillians right here, together with Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jimmy Durante, W. C. Fields, Bert Lahr, and Mae West, are everyday names at the present time, because of their carrying on with careers on reveal. even as, and given equivalent insurance, are forgotten acts: mythical lady impersonators Bert Savoy and Jay Brennan, the vulgar Eva Tanguay along with her billing as "The i do not Care Girl," male impersonator Kitty Doner, and a bunch of "freak" acts.

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Acting Up: Staging the Subject in Enlightenment France by Jeffrey M. Leichman

By Jeffrey M. Leichman

Acting centred either the aspirations and anxieties of 17th- and eighteenth-century France, the place theater used to be a defining part of city sociability. In Acting Up: Staging the topic in Enlightenment France, Jeffrey M. Leichman argues for a brand new realizing of the connection among functionality and self. leading edge interpretations of los angeles Chaussée, Rousseau, Diderot, Rétif, Beaumarchais, and others display how the determine of the actor threatened ancien régime ethical hierarchies by means of decoupling have an effect on from emotion. As performing got here to be understood as an embodied perform of person freedom, makes an attempt to alternately excellent and repress it proliferated. throughout spiritual diatribes and mawkish comedies, technical manuals and epistolary novels, Leichman lines the improvement of early glossy performing theories that outline the aesthetics, philosophy, and politics of the played topic. Acting Up weaves jointly cultural stories, literary research, theater background, and function reports to set up performing as a key conceptual version for the topic, for the Enlightenment, and for our personal time.

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Conversations with Anne by Anne Bogart

By Anne Bogart

From one notable brain to a different, Conversations with Anne files the sequence of intimate interviews that theater director Anne Bogart has conducted—before dwell audiences—with significant artists and cultural thinkers at her West part studio over part a decade. In those amazing conversations, Bogart and her visitors ponder such free-ranging issues because the using forces of their paintings, the trails their lives have taken, and their visions for the way forward for their box. Bogart delves into the day-by-day suggestions of those artists and thinkers whom she such a lot admires—a staff that, jointly, has profoundly formed the humanities and artistry in the USA during the last twenty-five years.

Interviewees contain: JoAnne Akalaitis, Lee Breuer, Ben Cameron, Martha Clarke, Oskar Eustis, Zelda Fichandler, Richard Foreman, Andre Gregory, invoice T. Jones, Tony Kushner, Tina Landau, Elizabeth LeCompte, Eduardo Machado, Charles Mee, Joseph V. Melillo, Meredith Monk, Peter Sellars, Molly Smith, Elizabeth Streb, Julie Taymor, and Paula Vogel.

Anne Bogart is inventive director of the SITI corporation, which she based with jap director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She has got OBIE Awards, a Bessie Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a professor at Columbia college, the place she runs the Graduate Directing Program.

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Taking It to the Bridge: Music as Performance by Nicholas Cook,Richard Pettengill

By Nicholas Cook,Richard Pettengill

The overriding objective of this groundbreaking volume—whether the topic is vocal ornamentation in 19th-century opera or the collective improvisation of the thankful Dead—is to offer new popularity to functionality because the middle of musical tradition. the gathering brings jointly well known students from functionality reviews and musicology (including Philip Auslander, David Borgo, Daphne Brooks, Nicholas prepare dinner, Maria Delgado, Susan quick, Dana Gooley, Philip Gossett, Jason King, Elisabeth Le Guin, Aida Mbowa, Ingrid Monson, Roger Moseley, Richard Pettengill, Joseph Roach, and Margaret Savilonis), with the motive of sparking a efficient new discussion on tune as functionality. Taking It to the Bridge is at the one hand a sequence of in-depth reports of a wide variety of functionality artists and genres, and at the different a contribution to ongoing methodological advancements in the learn of song, with the objective of bridging the techniques of musicology and function reviews, to allow an in depth, interpretive listening that mixes the easiest of every. while, by means of juxtaposing musical genres that diversity from pop and soul to the classics, and from international track to video games and web-mediated performances, Taking It to the Bridge presents a list of contrasted ways to the examine of functionality and contributes to its constructing centrality inside tune studies.

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Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor's Work: Foreign by Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento

By Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento

A refined research of ways the intersection of method, reminiscence, and mind's eye tell performance, this book redirects the intercultural debate through focusing completely at the actor at paintings. along the views of other prominent intercultural actors, this learn attracts from unique interviews with Ang Gey Pin (formerly with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards) and Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret). by means of illuminating the hidden artistic techniques often unavailable to outsiders--the actor’s apprenticeship, education, personality improvement, and rehearsals--Nascimento both unearths how assumptions in keeping with race or ethnicity are misguiding, difficulty definitions of intra- and intercultural practices, and details how functionality analyses and claims of appropriation fail to think about the everlasting transformation of the actor’s identification that cultural transmission and embodiment represent.

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