Theory for Theatre Studies Economics

Through an analysis of international case studies drawn from contemporary performance, this book also explores how we might open up different ways of thinking about economics in and outside the theatre.

Author: Michael McKinnie

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1350031070

Category: Performing Arts

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How do the use of economic categories (such as capital, commodification, financialisation, labour, property, value, money, production, and consumption) help us understand the operations of theatre, and the works it creates, in new ways? Theory for Theatre Studies: Economics explores the relationship between theatre and economics. It considers key economic problems as they arise in the theatre, and how theatre offers a distinctive lens through which to explore theories and concepts that have concerned economics and political economy since the early twentieth century. Through an analysis of international case studies drawn from contemporary performance, this book also explores how we might open up different ways of thinking about economics in and outside the theatre. The case studies examine how a range of significant economic concerns have been explored in a wide variety of plays and performances in just the last decade alone: corporate greed (Lucy Prebble's Enron); tax havens (Caroline Horton's Islands); outsourcing (Rimini Protokoll's Call Cutta in a Box); public debt (Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton); economic inequality (Camden People's Theatre's Whose London is It Anyway? season); and money (Shunt's Money, and Kaleider's The Money). Part of the Theory for Theatre Studies series which introduces core theoretical concepts that underpin the discipline, Economics provides a balance of essential background information and original thinking, and is grounded in case studies to illuminate and equip readers. Volumes follow a consistent three-part structure: an overview of how the term has been understood within the discipline; current trends illustrated by substantive case studies; and emergent trends and interdisciplinary connections. Volumes are supported by further online resources including illustrative material, questions and exercises.
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Theory for Theatre Studies Memory

Theory for Theatre Studies meets the need for accessible, mid-length volumes that unpack keywords that lie at the core ... for Theatre Studies: Emotion Peta Tait Theory for Theatre Studies: Economics Michael McKinnie Theory for Theatre ...

Author: Milija Gluhovic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474246682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Why has memory become such an important political tool in response to the challenges of modernity? How can performance be used to probe and recuperate aspects of the past, and what are the ethical and political questions that arise when it does so? And how should the discipline of theatre studies define and deploy the term 'memory' theoretically and in practice? Theory for Theatre Studies: Memory provides a comprehensive introduction to the intersections between contemporary theatre and performance, the field of memory studies and the politics of memory across the globe. Beginning by offering a fresh critical snapshot of the major theoretical foundations for the study of memory today, the author presents vivid theatrical examples drawn from a wide variety of cultural contexts and compellingly illustrates the centrality of memory for the theatre as well as the vital role of theatre in transmitting individual and collective memories. Featuring in-depth case studies of a range of performance works - including Lola Arias's Minefield, Yael Ronen's Common Ground and Robert Lepage's The Seven Streams of the River Ota - it explores how theatre artists have grappled with issues of memory and the tensions between memory and history. A final section examines the problematics of memory in a global context by exploring the subject of migration/immigration. Memory is supported by further online resources including section overviews and discussion questions. Online resources to accompany this book are available at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/theory-for-theatre-studies-memory-9781474246651/
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Theory for Theatre Studies Emotion

Theory for Theatre Studies meets the need for accessible, midlength volumes that unpack keywords that lie at the core ... Theory for Theatre Studies: Movement Rachel Fensham Theory for Theatre Studies: Economics Michael McKinnie Theory ...

Author: Peta Tait

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350030879

Category: Performing Arts

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Theory for Theatre Studies: Emotion explores how emotion is communicated in drama, theatre, and contemporary performance and therefore in society. From Aristotle and Shakespeare to Stanislavski, Brecht and Caryl Churchill, theatre reveals and, informs but also warns about the emotions. The term 'emotion' encompasses the emotions, emotional feelings, affect and mood, and the book explores how these concepts are embodied and experienced within theatrical practice and explained in theory. Since emotion is artistically staged, its composition and impact can be described and analysed in relation to interdisciplinary approaches. Readers are encouraged to consider how emotion is dramatically, aurally, and visually developed to create innovative performance. Case studies include: Medea, Twelfth Night, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Ibsen's A Doll's House, and performances by Mabou Mines, Robert Lepage, Rimini Protokoll, Anna Deavere Smith, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Marina Abramovic, and The Wooster Group. By way of these detailed case studies, readers will appreciate new methodologies and approaches for their own exploration of 'emotion' as a performance component. Online resources to accompany this book are available at https://www.bloomsbury.com/theory-for-theatre-studies-emotion-9781350030848/.
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Theory for Theatre Studies Movement

Theory for Theatre Studies meets the need for accessible, mid-length volumes that unpack keywords that lie at the core ... Forthcoming titles Theory for Theatre Studies: Bodies Soyica Diggs Colbert Theory for Theatre Studies: Economics ...

Author: Rachel Fensham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350026391

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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How do we define movement in performance? Who or what is being moved and how? And which movements are felt, observed, or studied, in theatre? Part of the Theory for Theatre Studies series which introduces core theoretical concepts that underpin the discipline, Movement provides the first overview of relevant critical theory for students and researchers in theatre and performance studies. Exploring areas such as vitality, plasticity, gesture, effort and rhythm, it opens up the study of theatrical production, live art, and intercultural performance to socio-political conceptions of movement as both practice and concept. It covers movement training systems and considers how they have been utilized in key works of the 20th and 21st centuries. The final section traces the convergence of movement in theatre with other media and digital technologies. A wide range of in-depth case studies helps to equip readers to explore new methodologies and approaches to movement as a performance concept. These include analysis of Satoshi Miyagi's production of Sophocles' Antigone (2017), Thomas Ostermeier's production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (2008), the Berliner Ensemble's Mother Courage (1949), The Constant Prince (1965) performed by Ryzsard Cieslak, and the National Theatre's production of War Horse (2007). The final section considers a suite of concepts that shape postdramatic and intermedial theatre from China, Germany-Bangladesh, Australia, the United States, and United Kingdom. The volume is supported by further online resources including video material, questions, and exercises.
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Theory for Theatre Studies Sound

Theory for Theatre Studies meets the need for accessible, midlength volumes that unpack keywords that lie at the core of the discipline. Aimed primarily at undergraduate students and secondarily at postgraduates and researchers, ...

Author: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474246484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Sound provides a lively and engaging overview of relevant critical theory for students and researchers in theatre and performance studies. Addressing sound across history and through progressive developments in relevant technologies, the volume opens up the study of theatrical production and live performance to understand conceptual and pragmatic concerns about the sonic. By way of developed case studies (including Aristophanes's The Frogs, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Cocteau's The Human Voice, and Rimini Protokoll's Situation Rooms), readers can explore new methodologies and approaches for their own work on sound as a performance component. In an engagement with the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of sound studies, this book samples exciting new thinking relevant to theatre and performance studies. Part of the Theory for Theatre Studies series which introduces core theoretical concepts that underpin the discipline, Sound provides a balance of essential background information and new scholarship, and is grounded in detailed examples that illuminate and equip readers for their own sonic explorations. Volumes follow a consistent three-part structure: a historical overview of how the term has been understood within the discipline; more recent developments illustrated by substantive case studies; and emergent trends and interdisciplinary connections. Volumes are supported by further online resources including chapter overviews, illustrative material and guiding questions. Online resources to accompany this book are available at: https://bloomsbury.com/uk/theory-for-theatre-studies-sound-9781474246460/
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Theory for Theatre Studies Bodies

As a result, drawing from Marxism—primarily an economic understanding of human and social relationships—theories of the body began to account for how labor and ideology informed perceptions of the body. At the same time, ...

Author: Soyica Diggs Colbert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474246330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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How does theatre shape the body and perceptions of it? How do bodies on stage challenge audience assumptions about material evidence and the truth? Theory for Theatre Studies: Bodies responds to these questions by examining how theatre participates in and informs theories of the body in performance, race, queer, disability, trans, gender, and new media studies. Throughout the 20th century, theories of the body have shifted from understanding the body as irrefutable material evidence of race, sex, and gender, to a social construction constituted in language. In the same period, theatre has struggled with representing ideas through live bodies while calling into question assumptions about the body. This volume demonstrates how theatre contributes to understanding the historical, contemporary and burgeoning theories of the body. It explores how theories of the body inform debates about labor conditions and spatial configurations. Theatre allows performers to shift an audience's understandings of the shape of the bodies on stage, possibly producing a reflexive dynamic for consideration of bodies offstage as well. In addition, casting choices in the theatre, most recently and popularly in Hamilton, question how certain bodies are “cast” in social, historical, and philosophical roles. Through an analysis of contemporary case studies, including The Balcony, Angels in America, and Father Comes Home from the Wars, this volume examines how the theatre theorizes bodies. Online resources are also available to accompany this book.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Performance Theory

There is more to be said, and this has to do less with ethics and politics than with economics. The claim made by the dominant narrative about Performance Studies can be seen as functioning, in effect, as a monopoly claim on a commodity ...

Author: Simon Shepherd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107039322

Category: Art

Page: 265

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This engaging account explains the meaning and origins of performance theory and why it has become so important.
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The Rise of Performance Studies

In China, performance studies combines aspects of Psychology, Behavioral Studies, Economics, Politics, Management, ... In other work, Sun blends his theory of social performance studies with considerations of traditional Chinese culture ...

Author: J. Harding

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230306059

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 295

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Few individuals have positioned their work more controversially or consequently than Richard Schechner within the pivotal debates that define Performance Studies. The Rise of Performance Studies is the first collection of essays to critically examine the profound contributions that Schechner has made to Performance Studies as a discipline.
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Performance Studies in Motion

... adapts, and makes use of in our own way include the social and biological sciences, history, gender studies, psychoanalysis, social theory, critical race studies, game theory, economics,popular culture studies,theatre,dance,film and ...

Author: Atay Citron

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408185759

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Performance Studies in Motion offers multiple perspectives on the current field of performance studies and suggests its future directions. Featuring new essays by pioneers Richard Schechner and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and by international scholars and practitioners, it shows how performance can offer a new way of seeing the world, and testifies to the dynamism of this discipline. Beginning with an overview of the development of performance studies, the essays offer new insights into: contemporary experimental and postdramatic theatre; participatory performance and museum exhibitions; the performance of politicians, political institutions and grassroots protest movements; theatricality at war and in contemporary religious rituals, and performative practices in therapy, education and life sciences. Employing original reflexive approaches to concrete case studies and situations, contributors introduce a variety of applications of performance studies methodologies to contemporary culture, art and society, creating new interdisciplinary links between the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. With studies from and about places as diverse as Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Israel, Korea, Palestine, the Philippines, Poland, Rwanda and the USA, Performance Studies in Motion showcases the vitality and breadth of the field today.
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British Qualifications

... Studies or Subject Programme ( Business Management ) ; Combined Tourism ; • Healing Arts & History & Theory of Art ... Combined Subject Programme- ( Economics ) ; • ComTheatre Studies or Tourism ; • Accounting & Business Man- bined ...

Author: Kogan Page

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749441372

Category: Degrees, Academic

Page: 942

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In a single volume, the new edition of this guide gives comprehensive coverage of the developments within the fast-changing field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications.;Fully indexed, it provides details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications, and is a one-stop guide for careers advisors, students and parents. It should also enable human resource managers to verify the qualifications of potential employees.
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The Economics of the British Stage 1800 1914

The theatre indisputably reacted to the larger economy , absorbing and trying its prevailing economic theories , and demonstrating in a very ... Yet the idea of theatre as a product of economic ideology is new to Theatre Studies .

Author: Tracy C. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521036852

Category: Drama

Page: 506

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A comprehensive study of economic theory in relation to the development of nineteenth-century British theatre.
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Playing with Theory in Theatre Practice

Brecht's name and his ideas figure prominently in current surveys of valid theoretical approaches in theatre and performance studies, including Theory/Theatre: An Introduction, by Mark Fortier and Critical Theory and Performance, ...

Author: Megan Alrutz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350316553

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Through a collection of original essays and case studies, this innovative book explores theory as an accessible, although complex, tool for theatre practitioners and students. These chapters invite readers to (re)imagine theory as a site of possibility or framework that can shape theatre making, emerge from practice, and foster new ways of seeing, creating, and reflecting. Focusing on the productive tensions and issues that surround creative practice and intellectual processes, the contributing authors present central concepts and questions that frame the role of theory in the theatre. Ultimately, this diverse and exciting collection offers inspiring ideas, raises new questions, and introduces ways to build theoretically-minded, dynamic production work.
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Contemporary Feminist Theatres

... has come to be known as a 'gap' or 'divide' between theatre practice, performance studies and feminist theory. ... influenced by changes in the geographies of feminism, women's studies, economics, politics, and cultural studies.

Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134906963

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Contemporary Feminist Theatres is a major evaluation of the forms feminism has taken in the theatre since 1968. Lizbeth Goodman provides a provocative and interdisciplinary study of the development of feminist theatres in Britain. She examines the treatment of key issues such as gender, race, sexuality, language and power in performance. Based on original research and fresh data, Contemporary Feminst Theatres is a fully comprehensive and admirably clear analysis of a flourishing field of practice and inquiry.
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British Qualifications 2014

... drama, drama & creative writing/philosophy/French/German/Italian/ music/classical studies, theatre studies, ... political theory, global politics, democracy, economics, politics & international relations, history governance, ...

Author: Kogan Page Editorial Staff

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749470944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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Now in its 44th edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers. It also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the structure of further and higher education in the UK. The book includes information on awards provided by over 350 professional institutions and accrediting bodies, details of academic universities and colleges and a full description of the current framework of academic and vocational education. It is compiled and checked annually to ensure accuracy of information.
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Performance Studies

Key Words, Concepts and Theories Bryan Reynolds. the landscapes it defines as 'pure', ... How far are Rojek's observations appropriate to performance studies? ... Or our privileged economic and cultural positions? Is theory the only ...

Author: Bryan Reynolds

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137463142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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In a series of short, engaging essays, an international team of distinguished scholars introduces students to 34 key topics seen as paramount to the future of performance studies. In doing so they contribute to the wide-ranging, adventurous and conscientious nature that makes performance studies such an innovative, valuable and exciting field.
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British Qualifications

Practice ; • Film & Television Studies ; • Financial Economics ; • Countryside Management & Heritage Tourism ... or History or History & Theory of Design or Law or Marketing or Psychology or Sociology or Spanish or Theatre Studies ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105003646374

Category: Professional education

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Adorno and Performance

Michal Kobialka “Performance” and “performativity” are terms which are not necessarily immediately associatedwith ... in speech act theory, science and technology studies, economic sociology, and gender/queer or performance studies in ...

Author: W. Daddario

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137429889

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 261

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Adorno and Performance offers the first comprehensive examination of the vital role of performance within the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno. Capacious in its ramifications for contemporary life, the term 'performance' here unlocks Adorno's dialectical thought process, which aimed at overcoming the stultifying uniformity of instrumental reason.
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Modern Theories of Performance

This tendency might be seen as an economic response to the decline of patronage and postwar Euro-American government sponsorship for theatrical activity. It has certainly manifested itself in the proliferation of theatrical research ...

Author: Jane Milling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350318342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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The modern era in the theatre is remarkable for the extraordinary role and influence of theoretical practitioners, whose writings have shaped our sense of the possibilities and objectives of performance. This study offers a critical exploration of the theoretical writings of key modern practitioners from Stanlislavski to Boal. Designed to be read alongside primary source material, each chapter offers not only a summary and exposition of these theories, but a critical commentary on their composition as discourses. Close scrutiny of the cultural context and figurative language of these important, and sometimes difficult, texts yields fresh insight into the ideas of these practitioners.
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Performance Dance and Political Economy

This book examines the relation between bodies and political economies at micro and macro levels.

Author: Katerina Paramana

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350188716

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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This book examines the relation between bodies and political economies at micro and macro levels. It stands in the space between ends and beginnings – some long-desired, such as the end of capitalism and racism, and others long-dreaded, such as the climate catastrophe – and reimagines what the world can be like instead. It offers an original investigation into the relation between performance, dance, and political economy, looking at the points where politics, economics, ethics, and culture intersect. Arising from live conversations and exchanges among the contributors, this book is written in an interdisciplinary and dialogical manner by leading scholars and artists in the fields of Performance Studies, Dance, Political Theory, Economics, and Social Theory: Marc Arthur, Melissa Blanco Borelli, Anita Gonzalez, Alexandrina Hemsley, Jamila Johnson-Small, Elena Loizidou, Tavia Nyong'o, Katerina Paramana, Nina Power, and Usva Seregina. Their critical and creative examinations of the relation between bodies and political economy offer insights for both imagining and materializing a world beyond the present.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies

Recent performance theory has moved in other directions as well. The semantic richness of the ... McKenzie's point of departure is the economictechnological use of the term encapsulated by his title. If, following Foucault (see Chap.

Author: Christopher B. Balme

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316264966

Category: Drama

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Providing thorough coverage of the methods and tools required in studying historical and contemporary theatre, this Introduction examines the complexities of a rapidly changing and dynamic discipline. Following a cross-cultural perspective, the book surveys the ways theatre and performance are studied by looking initially at key elements such as performers, spectators and space. The central focus is on methodology, which is divided into sections covering theatre theory, historiography and textual and performance analysis. The book covers all the main theatrical genres - drama, opera and dance - providing students with a comparative, integrated perspective. Designed to guide students through the academic dimension of the discipline, the volume emphasizes questions of methodology, research techniques and approaches, and will therefore be relevant for a wide variety of theatre studies courses. Informative textboxes provide background on key topics, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter.
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