Performing Women

Stand-ups, Strumpets and Itinerants

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Author: Alison Oddey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349277207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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Alison Oddey's interviews with prominent performing women span generations, cultures, perspectives, practice and the best part of the twentieth century, telling various stories collectively. Stand-ups, 'classic' actresses, film and television personalities, experimental and 'alternative' practitioners discuss why they want to perform, what motivates them, and how their personal history has contributed to their desires to perform. Oddey's critical introductory and concluding chapters analyse both historical and cultural contexts and explore themes arising from interviews. These include sense of identity, acting as playing (recapturing and revisiting childhood), displacement of roots, performing, motherhood and 'being', performing comedy, differences between theatre, film and television performance, attitudes towards and relationships with audiences, and working with directors. The prominent subtext of motherhood reveals a consciousness of split subjectivities with and beyond performance.

Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell

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Author: Barbara Ozieblo,Jerry Dickey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134136749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell presents critical introductions to two of the most significant American dramatists of the early twentieth century. Glaspell and Treadwell led American Theatre from outdated melodrama to the experimentation of great European playwrights like Ibsen, Strindberg and Shaw. This is the first book to deal with Glaspell and Treadwell’s plays from a theatrical, rather than literary, perspective, and presents a comprehensive overview of their work from lesser known plays to seminal productions of Trifles and Machinal. Although each woman pursued her own themes, subjects and manner of stage production, this shared volume underscores the theatrical and cultural conditions influencing female playwrights in modern America.

Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War

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Author: Christopher B. Balme,Berenika Szymanski-Düll

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319480847

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

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This book examines how the Cold War had a far-reaching impact on theatre by presenting a range of current scholarship on the topic from scholars from a dozen countries. They represent in turn a variety of perspectives, methodologies and theatrical genres, including not only Bertolt Brecht, Jerzy Grotowski and Peter Brook, but also Polish folk-dancing, documentary theatre and opera production. The contributions demonstrate that there was much more at stake and a much larger investment of ideological and economic capital than a simple dichotomy between East versus West or socialism versus capitalism might suggest. Culture, and theatrical culture in particular with its high degree of representational power, was recognized as an important medium in the ideological struggles that characterize this epoch. Most importantly, the volume explores how theatre can be reconceptualized in terms of transnational or even global processes which, it will be argued, were an integral part of Cold War rivalries.

West End Women

Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962

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Author: Maggie Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134886721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Maggie Gale's West End Women uncovers groundbreaking material about women playwrights and the staging of their performances between the years 1918 and 1962. It documents a dynamic era of social and theatrical history, analysing the transformations that occurred in the theatre and the lives of British women in relation to specific plays of the period. Focusing on the work of playwrights such as Dodie Smith, Clemence Dane, Gordon Daviot and Bridget Boland, Maggie Gale examines the cultural and political context within which they enjoyed commercial success and great notoriety.

On Directing

Interviews with Directors

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Author: Gabriella Giannachi,Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466887540

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

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The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept of directing under increasing threat from changes in thinking and practice? The full diversity of today's approaches to directing are explored through a series of interviews with leading contemporary practitioners. On Directing is a landmark book about the director's craft.

Design for performance

from Diaghilev to the Pet Shop Boys

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Author: Peter Docherty,Tim White

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 2008

Red Demon

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Author: Hideki Noda

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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Hideki Noda is Japan's foremost writer, director and actor.

Make Space!

Design for Theatre and Alternative Spaces

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Author: Kate Burnett,Peter Ruthven Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Set designers

Page: 131

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An illustrated collection of contemporary British set, costume and lighting designs, including the design of performance spaces. Published to accompany a national exhibition, this book represents 165 theatre productions, the work of 244 practising stage and theatre designers, and 12 contributing theatre buildings.

Cornelius

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Author: J.B. Priestley

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435723

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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"So all the time, while you were pretending to work, you've been having the most astonishing adventures in that corner?" As bankruptcy looms, the ever-optimistic Jim Cornelius, partner at import firm Briggs and Murrison, is fighting to keep his creditors happy and his spirits up. Tensions rise with the arrival of Judy, the beautiful, young typist who shows Cornelius the life he could have led... Written for Ralph Richardson in 1935, Priestley observes the politics and tensions of daily office life with searing wit and humanity in this hilarious and heart-breaking story of friendship, unrequited love and business.

Sophie Treadwell

A Research and Production Sourcebook

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Author: Jerry Richard Dickey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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Details the life and career of Sophie Treadwell and traces the critical reception of her work.

Machinal

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Author: Sophie Treadwell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854592118

Category: Social Science

Page: 83

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Sophie Treadwell was a campaigning journalist in America between the wars. Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Ruth Snyder, who with her lover, Judd Gray, had murdered her husband and gone to the electric chair. Out of this came MACHINAL, a powerful expressionist drama about the dependent status of women and the living hell of a loveless marriage. Successfully premiered on Broadway in 1928 with Clark Gable as the lover, the play was seen in London two years later, provoked a sensation in Tairov's version in Moscow in 1933, and was then largely forgotten until revivals in New York and London in the 1990s.

Die Soprane

Roman

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Author: Alan Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499225598

Category:

Page: 350

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Übungen und Spiele für Schauspieler und Nicht-Schauspieler

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Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873038X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 403

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Die berühmten Übungen und Spiele Boals liegen hier in einer auf den neuesten Stand gebrachten und stark erweiterten Ausgabe vor. Dabei geht es darum, Zuschauer in Handelnde zu verwandeln. Dieses in 25 Sprachen übersetzte Standardwerk richtet sich an jeden, der die Übungen beruflich oder im Alltag anwenden will – an Schauspieler wie an Laiendarsteller, Pädagogen, Lehrer und Therapeuten. Zugleich gibt der Band Einblick in die Arbeit »des wichtigsten Theatermachers Lateinamerikas« (The Guardian).

Gangsta-Oma

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Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644560013

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Ben muss jeden Freitag bei seiner Oma verbringen, wenn seine tanzverrückten Eltern das Tanzbein schwingen. Bens Oma ist zwar nett, aber sooooooo langweilig! Immer will sie bloß Scrabble spielen und isst den ganzen Tag nichts anderes als Kohlsuppe – igitt! Doch eines Tages findet Ben heraus, dass seine Oma ein Geheimnis hat: Sie war früher eine berühmte Juwelendiebin! Und jetzt plant sie ihr größtes Ding: Sie will die Kronjuwelen der englischen Königin stehlen! Ben ist Feuer und Flamme. Was für ein Abenteuer! Von nun an können die Freitage gar nicht schnell genug kommen.

Shakespeare in love

das Drehbuch

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Author: Marc Norman,Tom Stoppard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442445295

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 191

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Das Haus in Cold Hill

Roman

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Author: Peter James

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903085

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1850

Spannend und herrlich schaurig: Englands Bestsellerautor Peter James hat eine hervorragende, gruselige Geistergeschichte geschrieben. Für Ollie und Caro Harcourt und ihre Tochter Jade ist es ein wirkliches Abenteuer: Ihr neues Zuhause ist ein riesiger, verfallener alter Kasten. Genau das Richtige, um es von Grund auf zu sanieren, eine veritable Geldanlage. Doch die Harcourts sind nicht die einzigen Bewohner. Ungewöhnliche Dinge gehen hier vor sich, eine gespenstische Frau in Grau wandelt durch die Flure. Als die verängstigten Harcourts schließlich die dunkle Geschichte von Cold Hill erfahren, ahnen sie, dass ihr Leben auf dem Spiel stehen könnte.

New Theatre Quarterly 47: Volume 12

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Author: Clive Barker,Simon Trussler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565011

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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One of a series discussing topics of interest in theatre studies from theoretical, methodological, philosophical and historical perspectives. The books are aimed at drama and theatre teachers, advanced students in schools and colleges, arts authorities, actors, playwrights, critics and directors.

National Theatre Connections 2019

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Author: Rob Drummond,Nell Leyshon,Katie Hims,Tom Wells,Ben Bailey Smith,Lajaune Lincoln,Dawn King,Laura Lomas,Katherine Soper,Benjamin Kuffuor,Luke Barnes

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781350108370

Category: Drama

Page: 640

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National Theatre Connections is an annual festival which brings new plays for young people to schools and youth theatres across the UK and Ireland. Commissioning exciting work from leading playwrights, the festival exposes actors aged 13-19 to the world of professional theatre-making, giving them full control of a theatrical production - from costume and set design to stage management and marketing campaigns. NT Connections have published over 150 original plays and regularly works with 500 theatre companies and 10,000 young people each year. This anthology brings together 10 new plays by some of the UK's most prolific and current writers and artists alongside notes on each of the texts exploring performance for schools and youth groups. Salt Life is never plain sailing, but when a new government initiative comes into place offering young people the chance to train and learn skills overseas, droves of teens jump at the chance to secure their future. Once on board the transport ship, the promises of the glossy advert seem a far cry from what lies ahead. A play about generations, choices and hope. Class It's school election time and while most of the school is busy enjoying their lunch break, a deadlock is taking place amongst the members of the school council. Bitter rivalries, secret alliances and false promises are laid bare. As a ruthless battle ensues, who will win and does anyone really care? A play about politics, populism and the 'ping' of a text message. The Sad Club This is a musical about depression and anxiety. It's a collection of monologues, songs and duologues from all over time and space exploring what about living in this world stops us from being happy and how we might go about tackling those problems. Chaos A girl is locked in a room. A boy brings another boy flowers. A girl has tied herself to a railing. A boy doesn't know who he is. A girl worries about impending catastrophe. A woman jumps in front of a train. A boy's heart falls out his chest. A butterfly has a broken wing. Stuff Vinny's organising a surprise birthday party for his mate, Anita. It's not going well: his choice of venue is a bit misguided, Anita's not keen on leaving the house, and everyone else has their own stuff going on. Maybe a surprise party wasn't the best idea? A play about trying (but not really managing) to help. Flesh A group of teenagers wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two different teams but have no idea what game they are expected to play. With no food, no water and seemingly no chance of escape, it's only a matter of time before things start to get drastic. But whose side are people on and how far will they go to survive? Ageless In a not too distant future, Temples pharmaceutical corporation has quite literally changed the face of ageing. Their miracle drug keeps its users looking perpetually teenage. With an ever youthful population, how can society support those who are genuinely young? The Small Hours It's the middle of the night and Peebs and Epi are the only students left at school over half-term. At the end of their night out, former step-siblings Red and Jazz try to navigate their reunion. With only a couple of hours until morning, Jaffa tries to help Keesh finish an essay. As day breaks, Wolfie is getting up the courage to confess a secret to VJ at a party. Their choices are small yet momentous. The hours are small but feel very, very long. And when the night finally ends, the future is waiting – all of it. terra A group of classmates is torn apart by the opportunity to perform their own dance. As they disagree and bicker, two distinct physical groups emerge and separate into opposing teams. When a strange outsider appears – out of step with everyone else – the divide is disrupted. A contemporary narrative dance piece about individuality, community and heritage. Variations Thirteen-year-old Alice wishes her life was completely different. She wakes up one morning to find that her life is different. In fact, it's so different that all she wants to do is get back to normality. But how does she do that?

Ein Bericht für eine Akademie

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Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734744857

Category: Fiction

Page: 11

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"Ein Bericht für eine Akademie" ist eine Erzählung von Franz Kafka. Nach der Erstveröffentlichung 1917 in der Zeitschrift "Der Jude" erschien sie 1920 im Rahmen des Bandes "Ein Landarzt". Der ehemalige Affe namens Rotpeter legt einer Akademie einen Bericht über seine Menschwerdung vor, der als Geschichte einer erzwungenen Assimilation und als pädagogische Satire verstanden werden kann. Der Gegenstand des Berichts ist aber nicht, wie von der Akademie gewünscht, die Erinnerung an das äffische Vorleben, sondern die Schilderung des Anpassungsvorganges.