Within the emerging interdisciplinary scope of landscape theory, and taking as its object of study the work written for the stage by contemporary British playwright Harold Pinter, this book is the first sustained in-depth study that relates Pinter's dramatic images and sensory landscapes to Symbolist theatre and theory, so as to disclose several unexplored ecocritical and micropolitical resonances of his theatre for our times. Ecocritically, Pinter's landscapes evoke a sense of warning against the end of "nature," or against the ending of vital connections between human and extra-human realities. Micropolitically, his sensory images expose a concern with the ethical dimension of individuals, and with the ecology of their relationships within a commonly shared space. Methodologically, this transdisciplinary study argues for a phenomenological experience of playtexts, and for a reading of their landscapes not just in terms of their actual spatial and sensory features, but also by examining their aesthetic interactions with other authors' drama, fiction, philosophy, poetry, and paintings.
Within the emerging interdisciplinary scope of landscape theory, and taking as its object of study the work written for the stage by contemporary British playwright Harold Pinter, this book is the first sustained in-depth study that relates ...
Author: Gra a P Corr a
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years, and it now permeates all kinds of narrative forms and structures: from opera to performance art; from dance and multimedia to filmmaking and robotics. In our global, mediated context of multinational group collaborations that dissolve traditional divisions of roles as well as unbend previously intransigent rules of time and space, the dramaturg is also the ultimate globalist: intercultural mediator, information and research manager, media content analyst, interdisciplinary negotiator, social media strategist. This collection focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes. The contributions survey the field through eight main lenses: world dramaturgy and global perspective dramaturgy as function, verb and skill dramaturgical leadership and season planning production dramaturgy in translation adaptation and new play development interdisciplinary dramaturgy play analysis in postdramatic and new media dramaturgy social media and audience outreach. Magda Romanska is Visiting Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dramaturgy at Emerson College, and Dramaturg for Boston Lyric Opera. Her books include The Post-Traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor (2012), Boguslaw Schaeffer: An Anthology (2012), and Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2014).
A Fulbright Scholar and recipient of fellowships from Gulbenkian Foundation and FCT, she authored the book, Sensory Landscapes in Harold Pinter: A Study on ...
Author: Magda Romanska
Category: Performing Arts
This important book offers a thematic collection of critical essays, ideal for undergraduate courses on modern British theatre, on Harold Pinter's theatrical works, alongside new interviews with contemporary theatre practitioners. The life and works of Harold Pinter (1930–2008), a pivotal figure in British theatre, have been widely discussed, debated and celebrated internationally. For over five decades, Pinter's work traversed and redefined various forms and genres, constantly in dialogue with, and often impacting the work of, other writers, artists and activists. Combining a reconsideration of key Pinter scholarship with new contexts, voices and theoretical approaches, this book opens up fresh insights into the author's work, politics, collaborations and his enduring status as one of the world's foremost dramatists. Three sections re-contextualize Pinter as a cultural figure; explore and interrogate his influence on contemporary British playwriting; and offer a series of original interviews with theatre-makers engaging in the staging of Pinter's work today. Reconsiderations of Pinter's relationship to literary and theatrical movements such as Modernism and the Theatre of the Absurd; interrogations of the role of class, elitism and religious and cultural identity sit alongside chapters on Pinter's personal politics, specifically in relation to the Middle East.
3 Sierz affirms that it is possible to find traces of Pinter in Crimp's first ... That Taste of Nothing Is What You Can Taste”: Sensory Landscapes, Absence, ...
Author: Basil Chiasson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
This volume is the first to provide a book-length study of Pinter’s overtly political activity. With chapters on political drama, poetry, and speeches, it charts a consistent tension between aesthetics and politics through Pinter’s later career and defines the politics of the work in terms of a pronounced sensory dimension and capacity to affect audiences. The book brings to light unpublished letters and drafts from the Pinter Archive in the British Library and draws his political poems and speeches, which have previously been overshadowed by his plays, into the foreground. Intended for students, instructors, and researchers in drama and theatre, performance studies, literature, and media studies, this book celebrates Pinter’s later life and work by discerning a coherent political voice and project and by registering the complex ways that project troubles the divide between aesthetics and politics.
... are recoded by the political landscape designated in the poem as the affect of that signified performs sensory violence upon a reader or listener.
Author: Basil Chiasson
Category: Performing Arts
Harold Pinter was one of the world's leading and most controversial writers, and his impact and influence continues to grow. This Companion examines the wide range of Pinter's work - his writing for theatre, radio, television and screen, and also his highly successful work as a director and actor. Substantially updated and revised, this second edition covers the many developments in Pinter's career since the publication of the first edition, including his Nobel Prize for Literature win in 2005, his appearance in Samuel Beckett's play Krapp's Last Tape and recent productions of his plays. Containing essays written by both academics and leading practitioners, the volume places Pinter's writing within the critical and theatrical context of his time and considers its reception worldwide. Including three new essays, new production photographs, five updated and revised chapters and an extended chronology, the Companion provides fresh perspectives on Pinter's work.
But, to a Russian critic such as Denisov, to understand Pinter is always to ... Landscape, with its beautiful drifting indeterminacy of recollection and ...
Author: Peter Raby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Integral Drama critically explores modern drama in the context of Indian aesthetics described in theNatyashastra and the vast, new interdisciplinary field of consciousness studies. It also focuses on how Indian theatre aesthetics has influenced modern drama theories and practice, and the extent to which this has promoted the development of higher consciousness in actors and audience. According to Indian aesthetics, rasa or aesthetic rapture is refers to bliss innate in the Self that manifests even in the absence of external sources of happiness. Overall, this book explores the relation between modern theatre and higher states of mind and demonstrates that one of the key purposes of theatre is to help the spectator experience the pure consciousness event described in consciousness studies by theorists such as Anna Bonshek, Ken Wilber, Robert K. C. Forman, Jonathan Shear, Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Ralph Yarrow and others.Integral Drama will appeal not only to drama theorists but also to teachers and students of acting, as well as an educated general audience interested in understanding the aesthetic experience of theatre. Integral Drama, moreover, can be used as a textbook for acting and drama theory classes and would also appeal to university and public libraries. The book serves as a bridge between the ideas and experiences long understood through Indian philosophy and the many questions raised by modern theatre studies.
... for the sensory pleasures of a specific Form, namely that of a rhinoceros. ... In The Homecoming, Harold Pinter portrays Ruth as a character who defies ...
Author: William S. Haney
Michael Billington's engrossing biography examines Pinter's work in the context of his life. Through extended conversations with Pinter and interviews with his friends and colleagues, Billington creates a portrait of the man as well as the artist, from Pinter's Hackney childhood to his Nobel Prize, discussing his writing for stage and screen, as well as his fiction and poetry, his acting and directing, his political activity, his friendships, his two marriages and his passion for cricket. He emerges as a man of infinite complexity whose imaginative world is shaped by his private character. This new edition includes a full transcript of the Nobel lecture, as well as an additional chapter written in the aftermath of Harold Pinter's death in December 2008. 'The foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the twentieth century.' The Swedish Academy citation on awarding Harold Pinter the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2005 'Enthralling... An open-sesame into Pinter's work... A valuable book. And absorbing: I found it virtually unputdownable.' Financial Times 'No reader of this book will doubt that its subject is a man of the highest artistic stature.' Sunday Telegraph
... Man in the Glass Booth in 1967 – one senses it was a friendship shaded by competitive rivalry. As Pinter says, life is an endless battle for positions.
Author: Michael Billington
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A critical analysis of Pinter's use of imagery and realism in his plays
... deeper reality which he senses Beth embodies is its central dramatic focus. ... than Landscape in its musical counterpoint and is touched with a more ...
Author: Katherine H. Burkman
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Category: Ritual in literature.
Consists of theater reviews from various newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations.
... sometimes charmingly , sometimes protectively , the emotional landscape they
inhabit is aptly described as a “ no man ' s land ... The elegant verbosity in this
play has the same chilling effect as the pregnant silences in Pinter ' s other work .
... 1976 " No Man ' s Land THEATER ntertaining is not an adjective one usually
applies to the plays of Harold Pinter , but ... The middle - aged man also senses
that his possibilities for change have been narrowed or foreclosed and that an
This collection of seventeen critical essays commemorates 25 years of writing by Harold Pinter. The essays are original pieces by many of the leading contemporary drama scholars in American and Britain which, taken together, present a fuller picture of the dramatist's canon and a better understanding of what he tries to do and how he tries to do it.
Foremost , however , among the many parallels between the past and present is
the business Pinter has invented concerning how this movie the ... Mike and
Anna are “ acting ” badly — and in both senses of the word . ... Rock music
invades the Wordsworthian landscape ; we make an all - too - abrupt switch to
the present .
Author: Steven H. Gale
Publisher: Rutherford : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses
An invaluable companion which enables the reader to acquire and understand a vocabulary for discussion and critical thinking on all aspects of the subject. The clear explanations of the concepts support students in their practical and theoretical explorations of the subjects and offer insights for research and reflective writing.
Similar images of a bleak and desolate landscape and a sense of ... or the drama of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter in a century that witnessed humankind ...
Author: Kenneth Pickering
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
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Through May 18, Old Times, Harold Pinter's play about a prosperous couple ... "Shelter (Phase VII)," a multimedia and multi- sensory installation work by ...
The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, Catherine Belling, Ronald Schleifer, Helen Swift, and Ira Nadel, as well as the work of a generation of younger scholars from around the globe, who bring valuable transnational insights. Encompassing a diverse range of mediums and genres – including biography and autobiography, documentary, drama, elegy, film, the novel and graphic novel, opera, picturebooks, poetry, television, and more – the contributors offer a dynamic mix of approaches that range from expansive perspectives on particular periods and genres to extended analyses of select case studies. Essays are included from every major Western period, including Classical, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and so on, right up to the contemporary. This collection provides a telling demonstration of the myriad ways that humanity has learned to live with the inevitability of death, where “live with” itself might mean any number of things: from consoling, to memorializing, to rationalizing, to fending off, to evading, and, perhaps most compellingly of all, to escaping. Engagingly written and drawing on examples from around the world, this volume is indispensable to both students and scholars working in the fields of medical humanities, thanatography (death studies), life writing, Victorian studies, modernist studies, narrative, contemporary fiction, popular culture, and more.
... experimentations in the theater of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. ... as the rising of the sun turns the landscape into “one incandescence which ...
Author: W. Michelle Wang
Category: Literary Criticism
Let down by the uncertainties of memory, language, and their own family units, the characters in Harold Pinter’s plays endure persistent struggles to establish their own identities. Eroding the Language of Freedom re-examines how identity is shaped in these plays, arguing that the characters’ failure to function as active members of society speaks volumes to Pinter’s ideological preoccupation with society’s own inadequacies. Pinter described himself as addressing the state of the world through his plays, and in the linguistic games, emotional balancing acts, and recurring scenarios through which he put his characters, readers and audiences can see how he perceived that world.
Identity Predicament in Selected Works of Harold Pinter Farah Ali ... administration, universities, schools, and so on – in the modern senses of these words ...
Author: Farah Ali
Category: Performing Arts
Fresh and provocative readings of familiar stage objects provide new ways of understanding theater, dramatic literature, and culture
with an eye to its sensory impact as an image rather than as a decodable sign . ... In Harold Pinter's The Homecoming , a glass of water becomes a pawn in a ...
Author: Andrew Sofer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The mastery of dialect by Pinter and others as well as their perceptive insights
into human nature qualify them as realists . ... Individuum und Gesellschaft im
englischen Drama der Gegenwart : Arnold Wesker und Harold Pinter . ... the use
of silence in modern theatre , proposing that it is used to shock audiences into a
reawakening of their senses . Pinter's Landscape is used and analyzed as an
Author: Kimball King
Publisher: Scholarly Title
Category: English drama
Child language is a subject in which everyone is an expert. All parents study their children's language carefully, if undeliberately, and every family has its precious memories of the unique verbal improvisations of childhood. For writers who continually struggle with and revel in the mysteries of language, the language of children holds a special attraction. Everyday Magic looks at the way Canadian writers have written through, as distinct from for or about, children, at the ways they have used 'child language' and children's models of perception to achieve various literary effects. It describes how texts might be shaped by child usage and speculates that adult artists often find themselves surprised and informed by the child language they seek to create. Ricou examines how the distinctive features of child language described by psycholinguists intersect with the written languages used by writers to suggest, not only a child language, but also the way a child sees and organizes an understanding of the world. The book's subtitle, putting the term 'child language' into the plural, points out that not one, but many written interpretations of the child's perspectives are possible. In order to emphasize this plurality and indicate that there are any number of child languages, the author has organized his study as a series of closely related essays. Each chapter considers the work of a Canadian author or authors, with the book as a whole moving from the more conventional writers to those who step outside the bounds of convention. Ricou proposes analogies with Wordsworth and Dylan Thomas, Proust and Dickens, but he finds his principal subject in the inherent interest of, for example, the Piagetian scheme that W.O. Mitchell seems to adopt in Who Has Seen the Wind; the obsessions with similes in Ernest Buckler; the variations on the Bildungsroman in Margaret Laurence and Alice Munro; and the persistent experiments with presymbolic language in bill bissett. For these and other writers such as Clark Blaise, Emily Carr, Dennis Lee, Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, James Reaney, and Miriam Waddington, Ricou illuminates the particular literary languages appropriate to each author's subject. The result is a fascinating and unique approach to Canadian literature.
... 55, 147n.6, n.1O Pinter, Harold, 25, 107 Play, language to accompany, 54, ... 46, 89 “Portrait of the Poet as Landscape,” 88 Pre-linguistic perception, ...
Author: Laurie Ricou
Publisher: UBC Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Anger , fear , longing , dethe screenplay is by Harold Pinter . The open in a
snowy landscape as a young cou- spair , whatever - they swish by like the setting
is “ the recent future ” in a new state ... about a Parisian CEO and the black
woman who cleans his office is a reward for coming to his social senses quality
Author: Herbert David Croly
Category: Political science
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Theatre and Aural Attention investigates what it is to attend theatre by means of listening. Focusing on four core aural phenomena in theatre – noise, designed sound, silence, and immersion - George Home-Cook concludes that theatrical listening involves paying attention to atmospheres.
ReFraming the Theatrical: Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Performance. ... 'A phenomenological approach to Harold Pinter's A Slight Ache'.
Author: George Home-Cook
Category: Performing Arts