Priestley Plays Four

Author: J.B. Priestley

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437327

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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Two little known Priestley plays, which, while they are quite different, have important features in common. The 31st of June is a comedy set partly in an advertising agency and partly in a medieval castle; Jenny Villiers is a serious play set backstage in an old provincial theatre. But both exploit elements of Time. In the 31st of June scenes switch between modern times and the middle ages, while characters move between both. There are kings, company bosses, princesses, fashion models, dwarves and two rival magicians. causing confusion and romance. Jenny Villiers examines life in the Theatre. The doubts of the present are confronted by players from the past, and a jaded playwright recovers his faith in the Theatre. Both plays were performed on the stage, but later rewritten and published as novels.
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Theophilus North oder Ein Heiliger wider Willen


Author: Thornton Wilder

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034575

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Thornton Wilders letzter Roman - sein autobiographischster, sein menschenfreudlichster. Überall, wo er auftaucht, gelingt es Theophilus North auf wundersame Weise, die Dinge ins Lot zu bringen. Er befreit eine junge Millionenerbin von einem Mitgiftjäger, stiftet oder kittet Ehen, heilt Kranke und entlarvt eine Fälscherbande. Es ist der alte Traum von Thornton Wilder, das Märchen vom guten Menschen, der in Gestalt von Theophilus North im Amerika von 1926 Frieden stiftet.
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Horniman's Choice

Four One-Act Plays from the Manchester School of Playwrights

Author: Harold Brighouse,Stanley Houghton,Allan Monkhouse

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783192925

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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‘If Lancashire playwrights will send their plays to me I shall pledge myself to read them through. Let them not write as one dramatist does, about Countesses and Duchesses and society existing in imaginations, but about their friends and enemies - about real life.’ Annie Horniman In 1907, Annie Horniman established the first repertory theatre in Britain, the Gaiety Theatre in Manchester. As well as staging classic plays, she championed new and local writers, in particular three men who became known as the ‘Manchester School’ of playwrights: Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse. Horniman’s Choice brings together four forgotten plays by the ‘Manchester School’ to celebrate Annie Horniman’s influence. Amidst four different early twentieth century Lancashire settings – in the mines, the mills, the home and the front line – these plays explore community, responsibility and loss.
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Der Hund, der unterwegs zu einem Stern war

Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423706711


Page: 191

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Joel beleeft in de nachtelijke uren avonturen buitenshuis met zijn geheime club, en hij denkt dat zijn vader bij wie hij woont er niets van merkt.
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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Author: Colin Chambers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847146120

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

View: 2669

International in scope, this book is designed to be the pre-eminent reference work on the English-speaking theatre in the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, it consists of some 2500 entries written by 280 contributors from 20 countries which include not only top-level experts, but, uniquely, leading professionals from the world of theatre. A fascinating resource for anyone interested in theatre, it includes: - Overviews of major concepts, topics and issues; - Surveys of theatre institutions, countries, and genres; - Biographical entries on key performers, playwrights, directors, designers, choreographers and composers; - Articles by leading professionals on crafts, skills and disciplines including acting, design, directing, lighting, sound and voice.
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Silent Planet

Author: Eve Leigh

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783197048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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And there is another planet, like ours. They can’t see the sky, on that planet. Because their atmosphere is like a mirror. They look into the sky and see only themselves and the things they’ve made. So everything in their world can easily be understood. All they want is to be safe and comfortable. They fatten themselves on poison food. And when they look into the sky, they are struck dumb. By the greatness of their works. At the height of the Cold War, dissident writer Gavriil is detained in a Soviet mental prison as a punishment for protesting against the government. His only escape is the prison library, a treasure store of banned literature available to the patients, but off-limits to the prison staff. His interrogator, Yurchak, offers to protect him from torture in exchange for sharing the forbidden stories. Their agreement will help them both find a kind of freedom, at the risk of their lives. Inspired by an incident in the life of writer, activist and neurophysiologist Vladimir Bukovsky, Silent Planet is a love story about our love of stories, a passionate and poetic fable about the power of literature in a world in which the wrong words can get you killed.
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Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text

Working with Actors on Contemporary Text

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435375

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 1598

Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text has been designed to follow on from Catherine’s previous book, Classic Voice: Working with Actors on Vocal Style, focusing on the less defined demands within contemporary drama. Lifting contemporary speech rhythms off the page can be a challenge for actors. Sometimes these rhythms are realistic, resembling or mirroring the speech patterns of real human beings, sometimes they are non-realistic, distorting speech patterns for particular effect. Modern Voice not only provides an accessible approach for understanding speech rhythm but also presents an overview of different types and styles of contemporary text (including the rise of dramatic realism in England, America and Australia). Along the way there are a myriad of practical ideas for directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches to explore in their workshops and rehearsals.
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The Cambridge Guide to Theatre

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521434379

Category: Drama

Page: 1233

View: 6299

Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.
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Onkel Wanja

Tragikomödie in vier Akten

Author: Anton Tschechow

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843082510

Category: Drama

Page: 60

View: 2416

Anton Tschechow: Onkel Wanja. Tragikomödie in vier Akten Uraufführung: 26. Oktober 1899 am Moskauer Künstlertheater. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Szene aus »Onkel Wanja«, Deutsches Theater, Berlin, 1945. Fotograf: Abraham Pisarek. Lizenz: Creative-Commons-Lizenz Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Diderots Katze


Author: Michael Krüger

Publisher: N.A



Page: 94

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Die weiße Katze

Author: Marie Catherine LeJumel de Barneville d' Aulnoy,Christa Unzner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896032775


Page: 78

View: 627

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Adolphe Appia

Künstler und Visionär des modernen Theaters

Author: Richard C. Beacham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895811524


Page: 415

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Das Muttertrauma in der griechischen Mythologie

eine psychologische Interpretation der Theogonia von Hesiod

Author: Ewald Rumpf

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 125

View: 5303

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Postdramatisches Theater

Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612840

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 506

View: 4443

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Das eigene und das fremde Theater

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: N.A


Category: 20th century

Page: 244

View: 7608

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Der Papst und die Hexe

Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886611171

Category: Fo, Dario

Page: 131

View: 6950

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