Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950

A Critical Anthology

Author: Robert Knopf

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030021054X

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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An essential volume for theater artists and students alike, this anthology includes the full texts of sixteen important examples of avant-garde drama from the most daring and influential artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, including Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism. Each play is accompanied by a bio-critical introduction by the editor, and a critical essay, frequently written by the playwright, which elaborates on the play’s dramatic and aesthetic concerns. A new introduction by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten contextualizes the plays in light of recent critical developments in avant-garde studies. By examining the groundbreaking theatrical experiments of Jarry, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Artaud, and others, the book foregrounds the avant-garde’s enduring influence on the development of modern theater.
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Die Blinden

Author: Maurice Maeterlinck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 74

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Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

Author: Vassiliki Rapti

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472412273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared to poetry and painting. This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an ideal approach to the Surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the 'playful' and the 'serious.' Vassiliki Rapti's aims are threefold: first, to demystify André Breton's controversial attitude toward theatre; second, to do justice to Surrealist theatre, by highlighting the unique character that derives from its inherent element of play; and finally, to trace the impact of Surrealist theatre in areas far beyond its generally acknowledged influence on the Theatre of the Absurd-an impact being felt even on the contemporary world stage. Beginning with the Surrealists' 'one-into-another' game and its illustration of Breton's ludic dramatic theory, Rapti then examines the traces of this kind of game in the works of a wide variety of Surrealist and Post-Surrealist playwrights and stage directors, from several different countries, and from the 1920s to the present: Roger Vitrac, Antonin Artaud, Günter Berghaus, Nanos Valaoritis, Robert Wilson, and Megan Terry.
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A History of Modern Drama

Author: David Krasner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444343742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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Covering the period 1879 to 1959, and taking in everything from Ibsen to Beckett, this book is volume one of a two-part comprehensive examination of the plays, dramatists, and movements that comprise modern world drama. Contains detailed analysis of plays and playwrights, connecting themes and offering original interpretations Includes coverage of non-English works and traditions to create a global view of modern drama Considers the influence of modernism in art, music, literature, architecture, society, and politics on the formation of modern dramatic literature Takes an interpretative and analytical approach to modern dramatic texts rather than focusing on production history Includes coverage of the ways in which staging practices, design concepts, and acting styles informed the construction of the dramas
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Avant-Garde Theatre Sound

Staging Sonic Modernity

Author: A. Curtin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137324791

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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Sound experimentation by avant-garde theatre artists of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is an important but ignored aspect of theatre history. Curtin explores how artists engaged with the sonic conditions of modernity through dramatic form, characterization, staging, technology, performance style, and other forms of interaction.
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Ubu Roi

Author: Alfred Jarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783892353010

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Page: 107

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Screening the Stage

Studies in Cinedramatic Art

Author: Bert Cardullo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110292

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

View: 1695

This book examines the historical, cultural, and aesthetic relationships between theater and film. As we enter the 21st century, almost all artists, students, and critics working in theater will have had earlier and greater exposure to film than to theater. In fact, film has become central to the way in which we perceive and formulate stories, images, ideas, and sounds. At the same time, film and video occupy an increasingly significant place in theater study, both for the adaptation of plays and for the documentation and preservation of theatrical performances. Yet far too often theater and film artists, as well as educators, make the jump from one medium to the other without being fully aware of the ways in which the qualities of each medium affect content and artistic expression. This book is intended to fill such a gap by providing a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the effect that film and drama have had, and continue to have, on each other's development. Moreover, this study provides a history of the relationship between drama and cinema, starting with the pre-cinematic, late 19th-century impulse towards capturing spectacular action on the stage and examining the artistic and commercial interaction between movies and plays, both in popular and experimental work, throughout the 20th century. Important subjects treated in this book include stage versus screen acting, the adaptation process itself, the theatrical as well as the cinematic avant-garde, and the « portability or adaptability of dramatic character.
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American Drama/critics

Writings and Readings

Author: Bert Cardullo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 277

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American Drama/Critics: Writings and Readings is a collection of essays on acknowledged classics of American drama such as Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, and Our Town, and on newer but no less esteemed works like David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross and Sam Shepard's Buried Child. Included are interviews with the great American drama critics Eric Bentley and Stanley Kauffmann; a consideration of the practice of American dramaturgy; an analysis of the adaptation to film of several American dramas; and an examination of experimental playwriting and production in the United States, as seen in the work of Gertrude Stein as well as that of other, lesser-known avant-garde dramatists. This book's thesis is not only the generally accepted one that American drama is essentially a representational one and that its avant-garde experiments are just that--experimental detours that ultimate lead back to the main highway of realism and naturalism. The thesis of Americam Drama/Critics is also that the decline of American drama in the late twentieth to early twenty-first century is paralleled by, and even attributable to, the decline or disappearance of American dramatic criticism.
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Postdramatisches Theater

Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612840

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 506

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Theatre History Studies 2008

Author: Jackson R. Theatre History Studies

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817355029

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The conference encompasses the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre.
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The Theater of Carlo Terron

Two Plays : The Trial of the Innocents and Arsenic, Tonight!

Author: Carlo Terron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781604975949

Category: Drama

Page: 168

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The theater of Carlo Terron (1910-1991) is perhaps the most varied of his generation. His works range from the grotesque to the tragic, from psychological drama to allegorical farce. Whether it takes the form of comedy or serious drama, Terron's oeuvre is essentially concerned with an investigation of the roots of guilt, and as such, it reflects the moral climate of post-World War II Italy. In this respect, Terron's plays may be compared to those of his contemporaries, Ugo Betti and Diego Fabbri, which focus on similar moral issues and sometimes also employ the trial format. In most of his plays, Terron used his training as a psychiatrist to provide the intellectual framework for a world view in which the motives for action are seen as being so intertwined with the complex nature of life that it is almost impossible to fix individual moral responsibility. If Terron's protagonists reject judgment by others, however, they are very quick to accuse, judge, and even punish themselves. The Theater of Carlo Terron will for the first time introduce this compelling dramatist to the English-speaking world. Included are not only chronologies of Terron's life and work, but, most importantly, two of his best and most representative works: The Trial of the Innocents (1950) and Arsenic, Tonight! (1967).
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The Antioch Review

Author: John Donald Kingsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Mama Dada

Gertrude Stein, cinema, queerness, and avant-garde drama

Author: Sarah Bay-Cheng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Meeting of Board of Regents

Agenda

Author: University of Michigan. Board of Regents

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Die Kunst der Performance

Vom Futurismus bis heute

Author: RoseLee Goldberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783422072138

Category:

Page: 255

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Die reich bebilderte Publikation schlägt in ihrem Text den Bogen vom Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts bis in die Gegenwart. Beginnend mit den italienischen Futuristen schildert die Autorin profund die parallele Entwicklung der nachrevolutionären russischen Futuristen, der schweizerischen Dadaisten und der französischen Surrealisten bis hin zum deutschen Bauhaus. In der Fülle an Neuerungen auf literarischem, musikalischem und darstellendem Gebiet zeigt sich der revolutionäre Elan der Kunst der Zwischenkriegszeit. Im zweiten Teil der Publikation beschäftigt sich die Autorin eingehend und kenntnisreich mit den Formen der Performance Art von der Nachkriegszeit bis in die 1970er und 1980er Jahre. Der Band schließt mit ausführlichen Bemerkungen zu den Veränderungen im 21. Jahrhundert vor dem Hintergrund der neuen Möglichkeiten des digitalen Zeitalters.
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Bonjour Cinéma und andere Schriften zum Kino

Author: Jean Epstein

Publisher: Austrian Film Museum

ISBN: 9783901644252

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 158

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Jean Epstein, the great unknown amongst the pioneers of independent filmmaking, was also an essential figure in the invention of modern cinema - both as a theorist and as an artist. For the first time, a selection of Epstein's writings on film are published in German in this volume. Nicole Brenez' essay on Epstein contextualizes his achievements.
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König Ubu

Drama in fünf Aufzügen

Author: Alfred Jarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150094464

Category:

Page: 79

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