The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama, Brief Edition

Author: W. Worthen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285461786

Category: Education

Page: 1104

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THE WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA, BRIEF EDITION offers you a bold and most distinguished introduction to drama packed with exciting plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama

Author: William B. Worthen

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781428288140

Category: Drama

Page: 1880

View: 5102

The boldest and most distinguished introduction to drama available today, W.B. Worthen's pace-setting text continues to provide exciting plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts. Based on the best-selling WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA, the Brief Edition provides many of the important elements of that anthology but in a more streamlined form.
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The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama

Author: William B. Worthen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781111736330

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook

From Modernism to Contemporary Performance

Author: Maggie B. Gale,John F. Deeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136345221

Category: Drama

Page: 880

View: 8517

A groundbreaking compilation of the key movements in the history of modern theatre. Each of the book’s parts comprises full reproductions of the plays that defined the period and key critical writings that inform and contextualise their reading. "Here is an anthology of plays and criticism that all teachers of drama should take seriously. The fresh angles and approaches the volume offers on topics such as naturalism, the historical avant-garde, and breakthrough works by innovative performance artists (e.g., Laurie Anderson, SuAndi) all argue in favor of this collection as required reading in courses on modern stagecraft." CHOICE, Feb 2011
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Shakespeare Performance Studies

Author: W. B. Worthen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107055954

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 2086

This book looks at Shakespeare through performance, capturing the dialogue between performance, Shakespeare, and contemporary concerns in the humanities.
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The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781413004731

Category: Education

Page: 1712

View: 6981

Unlike most other poetry anthologies, arranged only chronologically or limited to the exploration of one type of poem, Jay Parini's WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY collects 24 smaller, more accessible anthologies in one volume. With the guidance of an editorial board of pre-eminent literary scholars and world-renown poets, Parini has offers a meaningful structure to an ambitious collection, spanning from Beowulf to Jorie Graham. More a teaching and learning text than a definitive body of work, Parini's arrangement of poetry by form, content, and context offers a new way of looking at the teaching of poetry.
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Victorian Parlour Poetry

An Annotated Anthology

Author: Michael R. Turner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486270449

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 325

View: 7738

Features 117 gems by Longfellow, Tennyson, Browning and many lesser-known poets. "The Village Blacksmith," "Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight," "Only a Baby Small," more, often difficult to find elsewhere. Index of poets, titles, first lines.
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Living Theatre

A History

Author: Edwin Wilson,Alvin Goldfarb

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077431626


Page: N.A

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A Cultural History of Theatre

Author: Jack Clair Watson,Grant Fletcher McKernie

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 5336

This comprehensive, multicultural text presents the history of theater within a framework of cultural and social ideas.
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A Concise History of Theatre

Author: Jim Aris Patterson,Tim Donohue

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205209828

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 381

View: 4913

Focuses on the cultural significance of theatre This streamlined, engaging text helps students understand the events, places and people that have influenced the history of theatre. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Identify the major time periods and geographic areas associated with the history of theatre Distinguish relevant characteristics of theatre in diverse times and places. Describe the underlying cultural, economic, and political environments as they affected theatre in different times and places. Associate major participants who made theatre within their historical and regional context.
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Author: Manjula Padmanabhan

Publisher: Aurora Metro Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1906582378

Category: Drama

Page: 92

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A futuristic satire on the trade in live organs from the Third World to the West. Om, a young man is driven by unemployment to sell his body parts for cash. Guards arrive to make his home into a germ-free zone. When his brother Jeetu returns unexpectedly, he is taken away as the donor. Om can’t accept this. Java, his wife, is left alone. Will she too be seduced into selling her body for use by the rich westerners? Harvest won first prize in the first Onassis Cultural Competition for Theatre and was premiered in Greek at the Teatro Texnis, Athens. It has also been performed by a youth theatre in the UK, broadcast by the BBC World Service and made into a feature film, directed by Govind Nihalani, titled Body, which was screened at the Regus London Film Festival.
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History of the Theatre

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett,Franklin Joseph Hildy

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205358786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 692

View: 2093

Chronicles the evolution of the theater from its beginnings to the early twenty-first century, covering styles, creative and technical elements, and the theater's impact on society and culture. Focuses largely on Europe and the U.S. but also discusses Africa, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
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Making the Scene

A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett,Margaret Mitchell,Linda Hardberger

Publisher: Tobin Fdtn for Theatre Arts


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

View: 7085

Theatrical scene design is one of the most beautiful, varied, and lively art forms. Yet there are relatively few books on the subject, and almost none for a general audience that combine expansive scholarship with lavish design. Making the Scene offers an unprecedented survey of the evolving context, theory, and practice of scene design from ancient Greek times to the present, coauthored by the world's best-known authority on the subject and enhanced by three hundred full-color illustrations. Individual chapters of the book focus on Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe (including liturgical drama, street pageants, festival outdoor drama, Spanish religious drama, and royal entries), the Italian Renaissance, eighteenth-century Europe, Classicism to Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, and contemporary scene design. Making the Scene's authors review everything from the effects of social status on theatre design to the sea changes between Classicism, Romanticism, and Naturalism and the influence of perspective-based thought. Particularly intriguing is their rediscovery of lost tricks and techniques, from the classical deus ex machina and special effects in coliseums to medieval roving stage wagons and the floating ships of the Renaissance to the computerized practices of today's theatres. Such ingenious techniques, interwoven with the sweeping beauty of scene design through the ages, combine with the keen scholarship of Oscar Brockett and Margaret Mitchell to create a book as involving as the art it showcases.
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Author: J. Sheridan LeFanu

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736806965

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The story is presented by Le Fanu as part of the casebook of Dr. Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult doctor in literature. The story is narrated by Laura, one of the two main protagonists of the tale. Laura begins her tale by relating her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle in the midst of an extensive forest in Styria, where she lives with her father, a wealthy English widower, retired from the Austrian Service. When she was six years old, Laura had a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. She later claims to have been bitten on the chest, although no wounds are found on her. 12 years later, Laura and her father are admiring the sunset in front of the castle when her father tells her of a letter he received earlier from his friend, General Spielsdorf. The General was supposed to bring his niece, Bertha Rheinfeldt, to visit the two, but the niece suddenly died under mysterious circumstances. The General ambiguously concludes that he will discuss the circumstances in detail when they meet later.
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Acting Is Believing

Author: Charles McGaw,Kenneth Stilson,Larry Clark

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495898074

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 7274

Emphasizing that an actor must believe to make his audience believe, ACTING IS BELIEVING remains one of the classic texts in the field. Charles McGaw’s and Larry D. Clark’s earlier editions influenced generations of actors, and this Eleventh Edition has been completely updated by Kenneth Stilson inspiring today’s future professionals. The textbook now includes an expanded theoretical grounding and numerous new and revised exercises to help today’s acting student apply the key concepts of a Stanislavski-based training program as interpreted through the eyes of twenty-first century artists. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Our Country's Good

Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474274463

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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Observed by a lone, mystified Aboriginal Australian, the first convict ship arrives in Botany Bay, 1788, crammed with England's outcasts. Colony discipline in this vast and alien land is brutal. Three proposed public hangings incite an argument: how best to keep the criminals in line, the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment? The ambitious Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark steps forward with a play. But as the mostly illiterate cast rehearses, and a sense of common purpose begins to take hold, the young officer's own transformation is as marked and poignant as that of his prisoners. A profoundly humane piece of theatre, steeped in suffering yet charged with hope, Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good (based on a true story) celebrates the redemptive power of art. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, london, in 1988, winning the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award. This edition was published to coincide with a major revival production at the National Theatre, which opened on 19 August 2015.
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A Good Night Out

Popular Theatre : Audience, Class, and Form

Author: John McGrath

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854593702

Category: Drama

Page: 126

View: 405

The classic manifesto on popular theatre reissued.
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A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance

Author: Barbara Hodgdon,W. B. Worthen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 3614

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance provides a state-of-the-art engagement with the rapidly developing field of Shakespeare performance studies. Redraws the boundaries of Shakespeare performance studies. Considers performance in a range of media, including in print, in the classroom, in the theatre, in film, on television and video, in multimedia and digital forms. Introduces important terms and contemporary areas of enquiry in Shakespeare and performance. Raises questions about the dynamic interplay between Shakespearean writing and the practices of contemporary performance and performance studies. Written by an international group of major scholars, teachers, and professional theatre makers.
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Print and the Poetics of Modern Drama

Author: W. B. Worthen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521841849

Category: Drama

Page: 209

View: 772

A study into the way in which modern dramatic printed texts relate to their performance.
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