Theatre as Human Action

The four plays central to this book are the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the contemporary rock musical Rent, and—new to this edition—the American comedy classic You Can’t Take It with You.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261099

Category: Performing Arts

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This book is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays—Macbeth, A Raisin in the Sun, Rent, and You Can’t Take It with You—this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then the four representative works are referred to throughout the book. This second edition also features revised and expanded chapters throughout, including on the technical aspects of theatre, the role of the audience and critic,and the diversity of theatre today.
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On Symbols and Society

In an anthology of materials using the perspective of life as theatre " the ... In using drama as a term to describe human action , Burke may appear to find ...

Author: Kenneth Burke

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226080781

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Kenneth Burke's innovative use of dramatism and dialectical method have made him a powerful critical force in an extraordinary variety of disciplines—education, philosophy, history, psychology, religion, and others. While most widely acclaimed as a literary critic, Burke has elaborated a perspective toward the study of behavior and society that holds immense significance and rich insights for sociologists. This original anthology brings together for the first time Burke's key writings on symbols and social relations to offer social scientists access to Burke's thought. In his superb introductory essay, Joseph R. Gusfield traces the development of Burke's approach to human action and its relationship to other similar sources of theory and ideas in sociology; he discusses both Burke's influence on sociologists and the limits of his perspective. Burke regards literature as a form of human behavior—and human behavior as embedded in language. His lifework represents a profound attempt to understand the implications for human behavior based on the fact that humans are "symbol-using animals." As this volume demonstrates, the work that Burke produced from the 1930s through the 1960s stands as both precursor and contemporary key to recent intellectual movements such as structuralism, symbolic anthropology, phenomenological and interpretive sociology, critical theory, and the renaissance of symbolic interaction.
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Studyguide for Theatre As Human Action by Thomas S Hischak ISBN 9780810856868

Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Just the FACTS101 provides the essentials of the textbook: all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests.

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ISBN: 1478497343

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Just the FACTS101 provides the essentials of the textbook: all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Facts101. Accompanies: 9780810856868. This item is printed on demand.
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Theatrical Theology

However, Christ's prayerful struggle, as evidence of a faith pressed to its limits, does invite divine action performed in the manner ofhis human action.

Author: Wesley Vander Lugt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556350726

Category: Religion

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Theology is inherently theatrical, rooted in God's performance on the world stage and oriented toward faith seeking performative understanding in the theatre of everyday life. Following Hans Urs von Balthasar's magisterial, five-volume Theo-Drama, a growing number of theologians and pastors have been engaging more widely with theatre and drama, producing what has been recognized as a "theatrical turn" in theology. This volume includes thirteen essays from theologians and pastors who have contributed in distinct ways to this theatrical turn and who desire to deepen interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and theatre. The result is an unprecedented collection of essays that embodies and advances theatrical theology for the purpose of enriching theological reflection and edifying the church. Contributors include: Kevin J. Vanhoozer Ivan Khovacs Timothy Gorringe Shannon Craigo-Snell George Pattison Jim Fodor Todd E. Johnson David Cunningham Marilyn McCord Adams Richard Carter Samuel Wells Peter Goodwin Heltzel David Brown
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Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre

Henceforth, all human action, and even human experience, was perceived, more clearly than ever, as theatrical play through and through ...

Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317276272

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 466

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This comprehensive, authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship. It is a major milestone in our understanding of this core foundation of the dramatic arts. From the philosophical roots and theories of tragedy, through its inextricable relationship with drama, to its impact upon post-dramatic forms, this is the definitive work in its field. Lehmann plots a course through the history of dramatic thought, taking in Aristotle, Plato, Seneca, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Shakespeare, Schiller, Holderlin, Wagner, Maeterlinck, Yeats, Brecht, Kantor, Heiner Müller and Sarah Kane.
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Computers as Theatre

This book Draws lessons from massively multiplayer online games and systems, social networks, and mobile devices with embedded sensors Integrates values-driven design as a key principle Integrates key ideas about virtual reality Covers new ...

Author: Brenda Laurel

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780133390872

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Brenda Laurel's Computers as Theatre revolutionized the field of human-computer interaction, offering ideas that inspired generations of interface and interaction designers-and continue to inspire them. Laurel's insight was that effective interface design, like effective drama, must engage the user directly in an experience involving both thought and emotion. Her practical conclusion was that a user's enjoyment must be a paramount design consideration, and this demands a deep awareness of dramatic theory and technique, both ancient and modern. Now, two decades later, Laurel has revised and revamped her influential work, reflecting back on enormous change and personal experience and forward toward emerging technologies and ideas that will transform human-computer interaction yet again. Beginning with a clear analysis of classical drama theory, Laurel explores new territory through the lens of dramatic structure and purpose. Computers as Theatre, Second Edition, is directed to a far wider audience, is written more simply and elegantly, is packed with new examples, and is replete with exciting and important new ideas. This book Draws lessons from massively multiplayer online games and systems, social networks, and mobile devices with embedded sensors Integrates values-driven design as a key principle Integrates key ideas about virtual reality Covers new frontiers, including augmented reality, distributed and participatory sensing, interactive public installations and venues, and design for emergence Once more, Brenda Laurel will help you see the connection between humans and computers as you never have before-and help you build interfaces and interactions that are pleasurably, joyously right!
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The Earth as Modified by Human Action

... and stronger motives for the careful study of the topics in question than have ever been found combined in any other theatre of European colonization .

Author: George Perkins Marsh

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ISBN: OXFORD:600019881

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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The Earth as Modified by Human Action

... and stronger motives for the careful study of the topics in question thau have ever been found combined in any other theatre of European colonization .

Author: Marsh

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ISBN: UBBE:UBBE-00142101

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Theatre for Youth Third Space

In her 1958 text, The Human Condition, Arendt outlines a philosophical definition of human action located in the symbolic realm and sustained by communal ...

Author: Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783205318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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This book answers the question: how do we use theatre and performance to make the world a better place together? Theatre for Youth Third Space is a practical yet philosophically grounded handbook for people working in theatre and performance with children and youth. Presenting asset development approaches, deliberative dialogue techniques, and frames for building strong community relationships, Stephani Etheridge Woodson builds a solid foundation for a diversity of creative possibilities firmly grounded in the latest community cultural development practices.
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Theatre News

Commentary on Today's Theatre Profession ARTS VIEW New Writers , New Plays : A ... The basic transformation of word into human action hasn't happened .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011691057

Category: Theater

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Postdramatic Theatre and Form

The hierarchy vital for drama vanishes, a hierarchy in which everything (and every thing) revolves around human action, the things being mere props.

Author: Michael Shane Boyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350043176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Postdramatic theatre is an essential category of performance that challenges classical elements of drama, including the centrality of plot and character. Tracking key developments in contemporary European and North American performance, this collection redirects ongoing debates about postdramatic theatre, turning attention to the overlooked issue on which they hinge: form. Contributors draw on literary studies, film studies and critical theory to reimagine the formal aspects of theatre, such as space, media and text. The volume expands how scholars think of theatrical form, insisting that formalist analysis can be useful for studying the ways theatre is produced and consumed, and how theatre makers engage with other forms like dance and visual art. Chapters focus on a range of interdisciplinary artists including Tadeusz Kantor, Ann Liv Young and Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, as well as theatre's enmeshment within institutional formations like funding agencies, festivals, real estate and healthcare. A timely investigation of the aesthetic structures and material conditions of contemporary performance, this collection refines what we mean, and what we don't, when we speak of postdramatic theatre.
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100 Greatest American Plays

100 Greatest American Plays is the 1st book on the 100 greatest American, non-musical plays.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442256064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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100 Greatest American Plays is the 1st book on the 100 greatest American, non-musical plays. Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers each play extensively including the plot, the production history, a summary of the critical reaction, its influence and long-range effects, cast lists of notable stage and film versions, and a playwright biography.
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The Provocation of the Senses in Contemporary Theatre

Di Benedetto considers theatrical practice through the lens of contemporary neuroscientific discoveries in this provoking study, which lays the foundation for considering the physiological basis of the power of theatre practice to affect ...

Author: Stephen Di Benedetto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136974083

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

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Di Benedetto considers theatrical practice through the lens of contemporary neuroscientific discoveries in this provoking study, which lays the foundation for considering the physiological basis of the power of theatre practice to affect human behavior. He presents a basic summary of the ways that the senses function in relation to cognitive science and physiology, offering an overview of dominant trends of discussion on the realm of the senses in performance. Also presented are examples of how those ideas are illustrated in recent theatrical presentations, and how the different senses form the structure of a theatrical event. Di Benedetto concludes by suggesting the possible implications these neuroscientific ideas have upon our understanding of theatrical composition, audience response, and the generation of meaning.
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Theatre Technicity Shakespeare

... it both displaces and refigures, immersive theatre is not open-source. ... in the service economy discloses the full commodification of human action.

Author: W. B. Worthen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108498135

Category: Drama

Page: 269

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Worthen uses contemporary Shakespeare performance to explore the technicity of theatre: its changing work as an intermedial technology.
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Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd

If Waiting forGodot is understoodin thislight, then human action and thehuman condition arenot absurd but sensical,and theseplays, instead of offering up ...

Author: M. Bennett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230118829

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 179

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Fifty years after the publication of Martin Esslin's The Theatre of the Absurd , which suggests that 'absurd' plays purport the meaninglessness of life, this book uses the works of five major playwrights of the 1950s to provide a timely reassessment of one of the most important theatre 'movements' of the 20th century.
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