The Drama in the Text

Copyright text and translation (C) Samuel Beckett 1952, 1958, 1975; How It is by Samuel Beckett, translated by Samuel ... and Pierre Astier (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1983), and Beckett's Later Fiction and Drama: Texts for ...

Author: Enoch Brater

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195088922

Category: Law

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In this rich and perceptive study of some of the most haunting fiction written in the late twentieth century, Beckett critic Enoch Brater continues his investigation of the tension between text and script, silence and associational sound. Brater argues with great learning that Beckett's fiction, like his radio plays, demands to be read aloud, since much of the emotional meaning lodges in its tonality. Here the rhythm of Beckett's "labouring heart" finds its performative voice as the reader, now turned listener, collaborates in the creation of a musical composition that must elucidate the stillness of the universe. The Drama in the Text is a book about reciting and recounting, about how we know and what we know when we read a lyrical "text" crafted in prose but sounding like something else instead. Brater ranges across all of Beckett's work, quoting from it liberally, and makes connections mainly with other writers, but also with details drawn from the whole Western cultural heritage. The only book that deals thoroughly with Beckett's complete late fiction, Brater's study opens to a wide literary audience the difficult and elliptical nature of Beckett's mature prose style. For those readers who find Beckett's late fiction "impossible to follow let alone describe", this book will be an authoritative and persuasive guide, providing recognition, insight, and accessibility.
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Text and Supertext in Ibsen s Drama

And he has shown Ibsen to be the heir to Romantic and Hegelian art and thought, adapting this heritage to the circumstances of his own day.This work demonstrates how the language and scene, characters and "props," of the Ibsen dramas ...

Author: Brian Johnston

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271040646

Category: Literary Criticism

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Brian Johnston's approach to Ibsen, now well known, is unlike any other. Johnston sees Ibsen's twelve realist plays as a single cyclical work, the "realist" method of which hides a much larger poetic intention than has previously been suspected. He believes that the cycle constitutes one of the major works of the European imagination, comparable in scale to Goethe or Dante. And he has shown Ibsen to be the heir to Romantic and Hegelian art and thought, adapting this heritage to the circumstances of his own day.This work demonstrates how the language and scene, characters and "props," of the Ibsen dramas establish a bold and far-reaching theatrical goal: nothing less than an account of our biological and cultural identity in its multilayered totality. Johnston argues that Ibsen's realist text, while stimulating the appearance of nineteenth-century life, also objectively and precisely builds up an alternative image in which archetypal figures and situations from our cultural past repossess the realist stage. Thus he sees the Ibsen "strategy" in his realist plays as twofold: (1) the dialectical subversion of the nineteenth-century reality presented in the plays, and (2) the forced recovery of the archetypal from the past, in a procedure similar to James Joyce's in Ulysses. By "supertext" Johnston means a reservoir of cultural reference upon which Ibsen continuously drew in his realist work just as in is earlier poetic and historical dramas.
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Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

Each chapter includes: · a detailed analysis of a play by Shakespeare considered alongside a key work by one other significant playwright of the day (including The Merchant of Venice, Volpone, The Spanish Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, Othello ...

Author: Pamela Bickley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472577160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Where does Shakespeare fit into the drama of his day? Getting to know the work of Shakespeare's contemporaries offers an insight into Elizabethan and Jacobean preoccupations and the theatrical climate of the early modern period. This book provides an essential overview of some major dramatic works from their stage origins to today's screen productions. Each chapter includes: · a detailed analysis of a play by Shakespeare considered alongside a key work by one other significant playwright of the day (including The Merchant of Venice, Volpone, The Spanish Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, Othello, The Changeling, Romeo and Juliet, The Duchess of Malfi, Measure for Measure, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tragedy of Mariam, Doctor Faustus and Hamlet) · close reading of the text · discussion of early modern theatrical practices · a focus on one ground-breaking example of early modern drama on screen · suggestions for links with other early modern texts and further reading This book provides a route map to the very latest developments in early modern drama studies, fostering confident and independent thinking, making it an ideal introduction for students of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
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Text Presentation 2016

Bringing together some of the best work from the 2016 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, this collection of essays presents the latest research in comparative drama, performance and dramatic textual analysis.

Author: Graley Herren

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476628653

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Bringing together some of the best work from the 2016 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, this collection of essays presents the latest research in comparative drama, performance and dramatic textual analysis. A variety of approaches and formats—including twelve research papers, five book reviews and one transcript—cover topics ranging from Ancient Greece to 21st century America. A highlight is the keynote conversation featuring the great American playwright Tony Kushner.
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Exploring the Language of Drama

This edited collection introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama.

Author: Jonathan Culpeper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415137950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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This collection introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the contributors employ a variety of language analysis techniques.
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Theatre as Sign System

This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance.

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136112362

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance.
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The Play s the Thing

This book contains new ideas for dramatherapy practice, theatre directors and teachers.

Author: Marina Jenkyns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134821839

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Marina Jenkyns conveys the excitement of working therapeutically with dramatic text though a personal and highly readable analysis of plays from a variety of periods and cultures. Influenced by the theories of Winnicott and Klein she lays bare the dynamics of relationships and plots to show how they can be used to help us understand our own relationships to each other and the world around us. This highly innovative text integrates therapeutic practice and literature in an engaging and challenging book which will hold the attention of a wide audience. This book contains new ideas for dramatherapy practice, theatre directors and teachers.
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The Framing Text in Early Modern English Drama

THE FRAMING TEXT IN EARLY MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA Though individual prologues and epilogues have been treated in depth, very little scholarship has been published on early modern framing texts as a whole. The Framing Text in Early Modern ...

Author: Dr Brian W Schneider

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409478782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Though individual prologues and epilogues have been treated in depth, very little scholarship has been published on early modern framing texts as a whole. The Framing Text in Early Modern English Drama fills a gap in the literature by examining the origins of these texts, and investigating their growing importance and influence in the theatre of the period. This topic-led discussion of prologues and epilogues deals with the origins of these texts, the difficulty of definition, and the way in which many prologues and epilogues appear to interact on such subjects as the composition of the theatre audience and the perceived place of women in such an audience. Author Brian Schneider also examines the reasons for, and the evidence leading to, the apparently sudden burgeoning of these texts after the Restoration, when prologues and epilogues grace nearly all the dramas of the time and become a virtual cottage industry of their own. The second section-a comprehensive list of prologues and epilogues-details play titles, playwrights, theatres and theatre companies, first performance and the earliest edition in which the framing text(s) appears. It quotes the first line of the prologue and/or epilogue and uses the printer's signature to denote the page on which the texts can be found. Further information is provided in notes appended to the relevant entry. A final section deals with 'free-floating' and 'free-standing' framing texts that appear in verse collections, manuscripts, and other publications and to which no play can be positively ascribed. Combining original analysis with carefully compiled, comprehensive reference data, The Framing Text in Early Modern English Drama provides a genuinely new angle on the drama of early modern England.
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Text Presentation 2013

Text & Presentation, 2013 gathers some of the best work presented at the 2013 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. Subjects ranging from Ancient Greece to 21st century America are covered with a variety of approaches and formats.

Author: Graley Herren

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786478934

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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Text & Presentation, 2013 gathers some of the best work presented at the 2013 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. Subjects ranging from Ancient Greece to 21st century America are covered with a variety of approaches and formats. Celebrated playwright Edward Albee's presentation is the lead piece, followed by 12 research papers, one review essay, and seven book reviews. This volume represents the latest research in the fields of comparative drama, performance, and dramatic textual analysis.
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Decapitation and Disgorgement The Female Body s Text in Early Modern English Drama and Poetry

decapitation as well as a disgorgement of the female body's text without the framing effects of figurative ... In the Ferguson and Weller edition of Cary's drama, line 73 has 'loose', but in other versions, like the Cerasano and Davies ...

Author: Melanie A Hanson

Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press

ISBN: 9783838256054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book brings the ideas of French feminist Hélène Cixous to bear on a number of Early Modern English texts. The female characters of Mariam from Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam, Lavinia from William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus as well as John Milton’s Eve in Paradise Lost and the poetic voice of Isabella Whitney are investigated through the application of Cixous’s theories of figurative decapitation and disgorgement. The author examines the creation of a unique discourse through the blending of what is stereotypically referred to as “female text” with “male discourse,” which results in what Cixous would call “bisexual discourse.”
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The Framing Text in Early Modern English Drama

The Framing Text in Early Modern English Drama fills a gap in the literature by examining the origins of these texts, and investigating their growing importance and influence in the theatre of the period.

Author: Brian W. Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317031352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Though individual prologues and epilogues have been treated in depth, very little scholarship has been published on early modern framing texts as a whole. The Framing Text in Early Modern English Drama fills a gap in the literature by examining the origins of these texts, and investigating their growing importance and influence in the theatre of the period. This topic-led discussion of prologues and epilogues deals with the origins of these texts, the difficulty of definition, and the way in which many prologues and epilogues appear to interact on such subjects as the composition of the theatre audience and the perceived place of women in such an audience. Author Brian Schneider also examines the reasons for, and the evidence leading to, the apparently sudden burgeoning of these texts after the Restoration, when prologues and epilogues grace nearly all the dramas of the time and become a virtual cottage industry of their own. The second section-a comprehensive list of prologues and epilogues-details play titles, playwrights, theatres and theatre companies, first performance and the earliest edition in which the framing text(s) appears. It quotes the first line of the prologue and/or epilogue and uses the printer's signature to denote the page on which the texts can be found. Further information is provided in notes appended to the relevant entry. A final section deals with 'free-floating' and 'free-standing' framing texts that appear in verse collections, manuscripts, and other publications and to which no play can be positively ascribed. Combining original analysis with carefully compiled, comprehensive reference data, The Framing Text in Early Modern English Drama provides a genuinely new angle on the drama of early modern England.
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Targeting Text

Series contains structured teaching units for nine most commonly studied text types.

Author: John Barwick

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 1865091138

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Series contains structured teaching units for nine most commonly studied text types.
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Text Presentation 2015

Bringing together some of the best work from the 2015 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, this book covers subjects from ancient Greece to 21st century America with a variety of approaches and formats, including two transcripts, 10 ...

Author: Graley Herren

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663340

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Bringing together some of the best work from the 2015 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, this book covers subjects from ancient Greece to 21st century America with a variety of approaches and formats, including two transcripts, 10 research papers and six book reviews. This year's highlight is the keynote conversation featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. This volume is the twelfth in a series dedicated to presenting the latest research in the fields of comparative drama, performance and dramatic textual analysis.
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Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama

Essays in Honor of Margalit Finkelberg Jonathan J. Price, Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz. A. Dramatext 14 Boughs and daggers Reading “hand” in Aeschylus' Suppliants and A Dramatext.

Author: Jonathan J. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429656354

Category: History

Page: 392

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This collection presents 19 interconnected studies on the language, history, exegesis, and cultural setting of Greek epic and dramatic poetic texts ("Text") and their afterlives ("Intertext") in Antiquity. Spanning texts from Hittite archives to Homer to Greek tragedy and comedy to Vergil to Celsus, the studies here were all written by friends and colleagues of Margalit Finkelberg who are experts in their particular fields, and who have all been influenced by her work. The papers offer close readings of individual lines and discussion of widespread cultural phenomena. Readers will encounter Hittite precedents to the Homeric poems, characters in ancient epic analysed by modern cognitive theory, the use of Homer in Christian polemic, tragic themes of love and murder, a history of the Sphinx, and more. Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama offers a selection of fascinating essays exploring Greek epic, drama, and their reception and adaption by other ancient authors, and will be of interest to anyone working on Greek literature.
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ICLLE 2019

A high level of appreciation is obtained with an authentic assessment instrument of the ability to appreciate drama texts that analyze the relation of intrinsic elements with extrinsic elements. This instrument requires students to be ...

Author: Syahrul R

Publisher: European Alliance for Innovation

ISBN: 9781631902079

Category: Education

Page: 590

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As an annual event, International Conference on Language, Literature, and Education in Digital Era (ICLLE) 2019 continued the agenda to bring together researcher, academics, experts and professionals in examining selected theme by language, literature and education in digital era. In 2019, this event held in 19-20 July 2019 at Padang, Indonesia. The conference from any kind of stakeholders related with Language and literature especially in education. Each contributed paper was refereed before being accepted for publication. The double-blind peer reviewed was used in the paper selection.
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Relating to the Text

In that case the 'drama' is replaced by textual recitation, or else the text-reading becomes part of the drama (Mowinckel 1953: 113). In Mowinckel's work, one can distinguish the different localization, function and genesis of texts ...

Author: Timothy Sandoval

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567004284

Category: Religion

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This collection contains studies reflecting the contribution of Martin Buss to biblical scholarship, focusing on the forms and genres of biblical literature and on interdisciplinary approaches to biblical interpretation. Contributors to the volume include J.H. Hayes, J. Kuan, A. Siedlecki, B. Green, M. Miller, R. Bailey, S. Melcher, B. Long, N. Walls, C. Newsom, D. Blumenthal, T. Linafelt, T. Beal, E. Ben Zvi, N. Stipe, N. Habel, F. Gorman, Y. Gitay, J. Lapsley, M. Sweeney, E. Gerstenberger, V. Robbins, D. Jobling, R. Weems, C. Mandolfo, and T. Sandoval.
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Adaptations of Shakespeare

Within the limits of theatrical adaptation , a degree of emphasis is due to the drama text : much of the work of adaptation is done by rewriting or rearranging the words of previous texts . However , they remain texts for the stage .

Author: Daniel Fischlin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415198941

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various ways since the 17th century. This anthology brings together 13 theatrical adaptations of Shakespeare's work from around the world and across the centuries.
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