Theatre and Ethics

Author: Nicholas Ridout

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364551

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 9150

What is ethics and what has it got to do with theatre? Theatre& Ethics is about how to act. It explores theatre as a practice through which we experiment with ethical action. Drawing on vivid examples from Sophocles through Shakespeare, to Brecht and the contemporary theatre of Goat Island and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, the book highlights key moments in the history of theatre as an ethical practice and raises fundamental questions about what theatre is for and how audiences interact with it.
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Theatre and Ethics

Author: Nicholas Ridout

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 4708

What is ethics and what has it got to do with theatre? Drawing on both theoretical material and practical examples, Ridout makes a clear and compelling critical intervention, raising fundamental questions about what theatre is for and how audiences interact with it.
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Theatre and Ethics

Author: Nicholas Ridout

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230210271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 8735

What is ethics and what has it got to do with theatre? Drawing on both theoretical material and practical examples, Ridout makes a clear and compelling critical intervention, raising fundamental questions about what theatre is for and how audiences interact with it.
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Theatre and Politics

Author: Joe Kelleher

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 7144

What happens to politics when it takes the form of theatre? How has theatre both exploited and undermined politics both in society and on the stage? Theatre& Politics explores the complex relationship between theatre and politics, questioning some of the assumptions that often arise when they are brought together. Challenging ideas about 'entertainment' and 'communication', the book draws on a broad range of key writing from Plato to Rancière, and theatrical examples from Shakespeare and his adaptors through Peter Handke to debbie tucker green.
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Considering Ethics in Dance, Theatre and Performance

Author: Fiona Bannon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319917315

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 4491

This book asks important questions about making performance through the means of collaboration and co-created practice. It argues that we can align ethics and aesthetics with collaborative performance to realise the importance of being in association with one another, and being engaged through our shared imaginations. Evident in the examples of practice visited in this study is the attention given by a number of practitioners to the development of shared, co-operative modes of creation. Here, we can appreciate ethical work as being relational, forged in association with the others as we cultivate ideas that matter. In looking at a range of work from practitioners including Meg Stuart, Rosemary Lee, Deufert&Philschke and Fevered Sleep, Considering Ethics in Dance, Theatre and Performance explores ways that we rehearse by attending to ethics, aesthetics and co-creation. In learning to listen, to observe, to co-operate and to negotiate, these practitioners reveal the ways that they bring their work into existence through the transmission of shared meaning.
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Theatre and Human Rights

Author: Paul Rae

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 4335

Act of violence or show of strength? In a world of spectacular suffering and power plays – large and small – what is theatre's role in protecting human dignity? With its impassioned plays, inspired activism and outspoken artists, the theatre has long provided a venue for promoting and practising human rights; but is this always to the good? Today the relationship between theatre and human rights is not only vital, but complex and contested. Drawing on an international range of examples, this short, sharp and timely book outlines the key features of the debate and offers a critical take on where it should go next. Foreword by Rabih Mrove
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Theatre and Feeling

Author: Erin Hurley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013788

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 2025

How does a tragedy arouse pity and fear? How do music and lighting set a mood or convey an emotional tone for an audience? Why does theatre move us? Theatre& Feeling explores the idea that, for many people, theatre is a passion. It provides an intellectual framework for the range of emotional experience engendered by the theatre, establishing a base-line for further thinking and practice in this rich and emergent area of inquiry. Moving across western dramatic theory and theatre history, the book demonstrates the centrality of feeling to the theatre. Foreword by Anne Bogart
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Theatre and Globalization

Author: Dan Rebellato

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 4800

What is globalization? What role is there for the theatre in a globalizing world? This original and provocative book explores the contribution that theatre has made to our slowly evolving consciousness of our world as a whole. Drawing on sources from Aeschylus to The Lion King, Chekhov to Complicite, tragedy to advertising, the book argues for theatre's importance as a site of resistance to the ruthless spread of the global market. Foreword by Mark Ravenhill
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Theatre and Mind

Author: Bruce McConachie

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137015616

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 4796

All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre.
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Theatre History and Historiography

Ethics, Evidence and Truth

Author: Claire Cochrane

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137457287

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 205

View: 9471

This collection of essays explores how historians of theatre apply ethical thinking to the attempt to truthfully represent their subject - whether that be the life of a well-known performer, or the little known history of colonial theatre in India - by exploring the process by which such histories are written, and the challenges they raise.
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Theatre and Everyday Life

An Ethics of Performance

Author: Alan Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113491458X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

View: 5682

Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten. In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile.
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Theatre and Violence

Author: Lucy Nevitt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137302283

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 9742

If violence is a terrible thing, why do we watch it? Nevitt explores the use of violence in theatre and its effect on spectators. Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, she argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.
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J.O. Francis, realist drama and ethics

culture, place and nation

Author: Alyce von Rothkirch

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783162023

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 5062

This book rediscovers and re-evaluates the work of the Welsh dramatist J. O. Francis (1882–1954) and his contribution to the development of Welsh drama in the twentieth century. More than a prize-winning dramatist, whose plays were performed all over the world, Francis can also be described as one of the founding fathers of modern Welsh drama, whose work has helped establish theatrical realism on the Welsh stage. His creative non-fiction for the popular press and for radio gives a unique perspective on how Wales was seen through the eyes of a perceptive London-Welsh observer. Using much previously unpublished material, this volume is an excellent introduction to one of Wales’s foremost dramatists, and is innovative in the way that it creates a picture of the amateur dramatic scene of south Wales (1920–40) based on sound statistical analysis of available evidence. It situates Francis’s work in its cultural context and brings this exciting period in Welsh cultural history to life in its introduction to a new audience.
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Design and Ethics

Reflections on Practice

Author: Emma Felton,Oksana Zelenko,Suzi Vaughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113634263X

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 6304

The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is increasingly recognised. It spans many spheres of everyday life, and the ethical dimension of design practice that considers environmental, social and economic sustainability is compelling. Approaches to design recognise design as a practice that can transform human experience and understanding, expanding its role beyond stylistic enhancement. The traditional roles of design, designer and designed object are therefore redefined through new understanding of the relationship between the material and immaterial aspects of design where the design product and the design process are embodiments of ideas, values and beliefs. This multi-disciplinary approach considers how to create design which is at once aesthetically pleasing and also ethically considered, with contributions from fields as diverse as architecture, fashion, urban design and philosophy. The authors also address how to teach design based subjects while instilling a desire in the student to develop ethical work practices, both inside and outside the studio.
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Theatre and Everyday Life

An Ethics of Performance

Author: Alan Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113491458X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

View: 3497

Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten. In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile.
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Anthropology, Theatre, and Development

The Transformative Potential of Performance

Author: Alex Flynn,Jonas Tinius

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350601

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4147

The contributors explore diverse contexts of performance to discuss peoples' own reflections on political subjectivities, governance and development. The volume refocuses anthropological engagement with ethics, aesthetics, and politics to examine the transformative potential of political performance, both for individuals and wider collectives.
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Theatricality, Dark Tourism and Ethical Spectatorship

Absent Others

Author: E. Willis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137322659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

View: 6074

Works of theatre that depict grievous histories derive their force from making audible voices of the past. Such performances, theatrical or tourist, require the attentive belief of spectators. This engaging new study explores how theatricality works in each instance and how 'playing the part' of the listener can be understood in ethical terms.
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Theatre and the City

Author: Jen Harvie

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364675

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 5485

How can an understanding of theatre in the city help us make sense of urban social experience? Theatre& the City explores how relationships between theatre, performance and the city affect social power dynamics, ideologies and people's sense of identity. The book evaluates both material conditions (such as architecture) and performative practices (such as urban activism) to argue that both these categories contribute to the complex economies and ecologies of theatre and performance in an increasingly urbanised world. Foreword by Tim Etchells
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Theatre and Audience

Author: Helen Freshwater

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364624

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 3127

What does theatre do for – and to – those who witness, watch, and participate in it? Theatre& Audience provides a provocative overview of the questions raised by theatrical encounters between performers and audiences. Focusing on European and North American theatre and its audiences in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, it explores belief in theatre's potential to influence, impact and transform. Illustrated by examples of performance which have sought to generate active audience involvement – from Brecht's epic theatre to the Blue Man Group – it seeks to unsettle any simple equation between audience participation and empowerment. Foreword by Lois Weaver
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Theatres of Immanence

Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance

Author: Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 6184

Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance is the first monograph to provide an in-depth study of the implications of Deleuze's philosophy for theatre and performance. Drawing from Goat Island, Butoh, Artaud and Kaprow, as well from Deleuze, Bergson and Laruelle, the book conceives performance as a way of thinking immanence.
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