The Political Theatre

Author: Erwin Piscator

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ISBN: UOM:39015004870013

Category: Political plays, German

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political

The chapters in this book discuss crucial aspects of the issues raised by the postdramatic turn in theatre in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century: the status of the audience and modes of spectatorship in postdramatic theatre; ...

Author: Karen Jürs-Munby

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408185889

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Is postdramatic theatre political and if so how? How does it relate to Brecht's ideas of political theatre, for example? How can we account for the relationship between aesthetics and politics in new forms of theatre, playwriting, and performance? The chapters in this book discuss crucial aspects of the issues raised by the postdramatic turn in theatre in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century: the status of the audience and modes of spectatorship in postdramatic theatre; the political claims of postdramatic theatre; postdramatic theatre's ongoing relationship with the dramatic tradition; its dialectical qualities, or its eschewing of the dialectic; questions of representation and the real in theatre; the role of bodies, perception, appearance and theatricality in postdramatic theatre; as well as subjectivity and agency in postdramatic theatre, dance and performance. Offering analyses of a wide range of international performance examples, scholars in this volume engage with Hans-Thies Lehmann's theoretical positions both affirmatively and critically, relating them to other approaches by thinkers ranging from early theorists such as Brecht, Adorno and Benjamin, to contemporary thinkers such as Fischer-Lichte, Rancière and others
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Theatre Symposium Vol 9

Is Thornton Wilder's Our Town the play we've always imagined it to be, or does it challenge the politics of its time? These are only some of the questions addressed by this informative discussion.

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Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817311117

Category: Music

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Political commentary is possible through variety theatre, this volume contends. Compiled from the April 2000 Theatre Symposium held on the campus of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, this collection of essays presents a mix of theoretical and practical point from various scholars around the country. What remains to be learned about the political objectives of Brecht's Lehrstriuke? What can we learn from Mordecai Gorelik's political/artistic philosophy that might inform contemporary practice? Is Thornton Wilder's Our Town the play we've always imagined it to be, or does it challenge the politics of its time? These are only some of the questions addressed by this informative discussion.
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Strategies of Political Theatre

This volume provides a theoretical framework for some of the most important play-writing in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century.

Author: Michael Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139434993

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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This volume provides a theoretical framework for some of the most important play-writing in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. Examining representative plays by Arnold Wesker, John Arden, Trevor Griffith, Howard Barker, Howard Brenton, Edward Bond, David Hare, John McGrath and Caryl Churchill, the author analyses their respective strategies for persuading audiences of the need for a radical restructuring of society. The book begins with a discussion of the way that theatre has been used to convey a political message. Each chapter is then devoted to an exploration of the engagement of individual playwrights with left-wing political theatre, including a detailed analysis of one of their major plays. Despite political change since the 1980s, political play-writing continues to be a significant element in contemporary play-writing, but in a very changed form.
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Theatre and Politics

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.

Author: Joe Kelleher

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230364660

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

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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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Theatre Sacrifice Ritual Exploring Forms of Political Theatre

In this fascinating volume, acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored in particular fusions of theatre and ritual.

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134474295

Category: Art

Page: 240

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In this fascinating volume, acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored in particular fusions of theatre and ritual. Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual presents a radical re-definition of ritual theatre through analysis of performances as diverse as: Max Reinhardt's new people's theatre the mass spectacles of post-revolutionary Russia American Zionist pageants the Olympic Games. In offering both a performative and a semiotic analysis of such performances, Fischer-Lichte expertly demonstrates how theatre and ritual are fused in order to tackle the problem of community-building in societies characterised by loss of solidarity and disintegration, and exposes the provocative connection between the utopian visions of community they suggest, and the notion of sacrifice. This innovative study of twentieth-century performative culture boldly examines the complexities of political theatre, propaganda and manipulation of the masses, and offers a revolutionary approach to the study of theatre and performance history.
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The Political Theatre of David Edgar

Reinelt and Hewitt analyze twelve of Edgar's most important plays, including Maydays and Pentecost, and also provide detailed discussions of key performances and critical reception to illustrate the playwright's artistic achievement in ...

Author: Janelle Reinelt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139498296

Category: Drama

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David Edgar's writings address the most basic questions of how humans organize and govern themselves in modern societies. This study brings together the disciplines of political philosophy and theatre studies to approach the leading British playwright as a political writer and a public social critic. Edgar uses theatre as a powerful tool of public discourse, an aesthetic modality for engaging with and thinking/feeling through the most pressing social issues of the day. In this he is a supreme rationalist: he deploys character, plot and language to explore ideas, to make certain kinds of discursive cases and model hypothetical alternatives. Reinelt and Hewitt analyze twelve of Edgar's most important plays, including Maydays and Pentecost and also provide detailed discussions of key performances and critical reception to illustrate the playwright's artistic achievement in relation to his contributions as a public figure in British cultural life.
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Political Theatre During the Spanish Civil War

This text draws upon rare and previously unpublished material in order to study this subject.

Author: Jim McCarthy

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ISBN: UOM:39015042553142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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The Spanish Civil War was a time of repression and political conflict, the art of the theatre suffering with other art mediums and the Spanish people as a whole. This text draws upon rare and previously unpublished material in order to study this subject.
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The Political Theatre of David Edgar

Reinelt and Hewitt analyze twelve of Edgar's most important plays, including Maydays and Pentecost, and also provide detailed discussions of key performances and critical reception to illustrate the playwright's artistic achievement in ...

Author: Janelle Reinelt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521509688

Category: Drama

Page: 324

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David Edgar's writings address the most basic questions of how humans organize and govern themselves in modern societies. This study brings together the disciplines of political philosophy and theatre studies to approach the leading British playwright as a political writer and a public social critic. Edgar uses theatre as a powerful tool of public discourse, an aesthetic modality for engaging with and thinking/feeling through the most pressing social issues of the day. In this he is a supreme rationalist: he deploys character, plot and language to explore ideas, to make certain kinds of discursive cases and model hypothetical alternatives. Reinelt and Hewitt analyze twelve of Edgar's most important plays, including Maydays and Pentecost, and also provide detailed discussions of key performances and critical reception to illustrate the playwright's artistic achievement in relation to his contributions as a public figure in British cultural life.
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Not just a mirror Looking for the political theatre today

Der englischsprachige Band Not Just a Mirror setzt sich mit grundlegenden Fragen des politischen Theaters in der Gegenwart auseinander und stellt künstlerisch-politische Strategien und Praktiken von Theatermachern aus aller Welt vor - u. a ...

Author: Florian Malzacher

Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin

ISBN: 9783895813955

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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Der englischsprachige Band Not Just a Mirror setzt sich mit grundlegenden Fragen des politischen Theaters in der Gegenwart auseinander und stellt künstlerisch-politische Strategien und Praktiken von Theatermachern aus aller Welt vor - u. a. Chto Delat, Milo Rau, Kretakör, Faustin Linyekula, Public Movement, Christoph Schlingensief, Akira Takayama. Mit Beiträgen von Julian Boal, Boris Buden, Matan Cohen, Annie Dorsen, Galit Eilat, Monika Ginterdorfer, John Jordan, Alexander Karschnia, Hervé Kimenyi, Beatrix Kricsfalusi, Bojana Kunst, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Judith Malina, Florian Malzacher, Tala Jamal Manassah, Oliver Marchart, Carol Martin, Giulia Palladini, Roman Pawlowski, Jeroen Peeters, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Christian Römer, Sylvia Sasse, Francesco Scasciamacchia, Michael Sengazi, Vassilis Tsianos, Margarita Tsomou, Franck Edmond Yao u. a.
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Popular Political Theatre and Performance

"The work explored by the authors in this volume is courageous, flawed, hopeful, pragmatic and above all available: to what David Diamond calls a `piercing through, going over, under, around the culture of monologue that surrounds us'... to ...

Author: Julie Salverson

Publisher: Critical Perspectives on Canad

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215365904

Category: Drama

Page: 215

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"The work explored by the authors in this volume is courageous, flawed, hopeful, pragmatic and above all available: to what David Diamond calls a `piercing through, going over, under, around the culture of monologue that surrounds us'... to `the poetry in the speech of ordinary people' (Brookes). All of those individuals writing or represented in this volume---all of us drawn to this work---'have clearly put our hands to the wheel."---From the Introduction by Julie Salverson Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada
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Political Theatre in Post Thatcher Britain

The 'in-yer-face' plays of the mid-1990s announced a new generation shaped by Thatcherism and defined by antipathy to social ideals and political involvement.

Author: A. Kritzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582224

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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The 'in-yer-face' plays of the mid-1990s announced a new generation shaped by Thatcherism and defined by antipathy to social ideals and political involvement. They have generated thoughtful and lively responses from playwrights. The resulting dialogue has brought politics to the forefront of British drama and reinvigorated British theatre.
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Politics and Theatre in Twentieth Century Europe

This book explores the connection between politics and theatre by looking at the works and lives of Shaw, Brecht, Sartre, and Ionesco, providing a cultural history detailing the changing role of political theatre in twentieth-century Europe ...

Author: M. Morgan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137370389

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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This book explores the connection between politics and theatre by looking at the works and lives of Shaw, Brecht, Sartre, and Ionesco, providing a cultural history detailing the changing role of political theatre in twentieth-century Europe.
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Brecht and Political Theatre

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Author: Laura Bradley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015064735221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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Staging Dario Fo and Franca Rame

This is the first extended treatment of the English translations, stagings, and reception of the political plays of Dario Fo and Franca Rame.

Author: Stefania Taviano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351898270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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This is the first extended treatment of the English translations, stagings, and reception of the political plays of Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Focusing on the United Kingdom and the United States, Stefania Taviano offers a critique of the cultural stereotyping and political conservatism that have pursued these playwrights in translation and argues for the possibility of remaining true to Fo and Rame's political commitment while preserving the comic nature of their plays. Taviano shows how the choices made by the translators and stagers of Fo and Rame's political theatre reveal attitudes toward foreign cultures and theatre generally and Italy in particular. Among the questions she poses are 'What characterizes the process of acculturation that takes place when political theatre is transposed from one culture to another?' 'To what extent are images of foreign literary production affected by dominant translation practices and theatre traditions?' Perhaps most important, 'What constitutes political theatre in a given society, and how are such definitions used to categorize and contain theatre texts that are disturbing, challenging, and difficult to stage?' Her book concludes with an investigation of the meaning of Fo and Rame's political theatre today that points the way for future critical studies of the politics behind the translation and stage production of political theatre outside its culture of origin.
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Performance

In his consideration of a wide range of 20th century political theatre and performance practices in the West, Stephen Chinna contends that it is the provisional and contingent strategies of performance that set the model for the postmodern.

Author: Stephen Chinna

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: UVA:X004734005

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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In his consideration of a wide range of 20th century political theatre and performance practices in the West, Stephen Chinna contends that it is the provisional and contingent strategies of performance that set the model for the postmodern.
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