It's easy to blame the difficulties theatre now faces on the longest shutdown of stages since the mid-seventeenth century. But these problems began some time before a global pandemic. Decades of free market ideas, ten years of austerity, and the slow encroachment of private space have all worked together to create an industry struggling to define its purpose. The virus was a symptom, not the cause. In Towards A Civic Theatre, director Dan Hutton argues that a theatre which isn't civic in outlook is not worth fighting for. Full of ideas and provocations from a range of theatre practitioners, and drawing on examples from inside and outside of the performing arts, it makes the case for a new kind of theatre fit for purpose in an already tumultuous twenty-first century. It is a toolkit, a guide, an offer to audiences and a call to arms for artistic leaders of tomorrow.
The virus was a symptom, not the cause. In Towards A Civic Theatre, director Dan Hutton argues that a theatre which isn't civic in outlook is not worth fighting for.
Author: Dan Hutton
Category: Performing Arts
Author: British Drama League
In every major city, there exists a complex exchange between urban space and the institution of the theatre. City Stages is an interdisciplinary and materialist analysis of this relationship as it has existed in Toronto since 1967. Locating theatre companies ? their sites and practices ? in Toronto?s urban environment, Michael McKinnie focuses on the ways in which the theatre has adapted to changes in civic ideology, environment, and economy. Over the past four decades, theatre in Toronto has been increasingly implicated in the civic self-fashioning of the city and preoccupied with the consequences of the changing urban political economy. City Stages investigates a number of key questions that relate to this pattern. How has theatre been used to justify certain forms of urban development in Toronto? How have local real estate markets influenced the ways in which theatre companies acquire and use performance space? How does the analysis of theatre as an urban phenomenon complicate Canadian theatre historiography? McKinnie uses the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts as case studies and considers theatrical companies such as Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto Workshop Productions, Buddies in Bad Times, and Necessary Angel in his analysis. City Stages combines primary archival research with the scholarly literature emerging from both the humanities and social sciences. The result is a comprehensive and empirical examination of the relationship between the theatrical arts and the urban spaces that house them.
Moreover, the abandonment of a nationalist programming philosophy after the first season symbolically weakened the artistic connection between the civic theatre and the nation-state.26 Inching towards the civic did not necessarily mean ...
Author: Michael McKinnie
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Social Science
London as a major centre for professional , public - oriented ( as well as court - oriented ) theatre - plays and ... tilted in the extreme not only towards provincial theatre but also towards early court theatre and spectacle .
Author: Anne Lancashire
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.
... announced that Edinburgh Corporation would buy the planned civic theatre but, after those plans were abandoned, ... one correspondent for The Times complained that the public hostility towards theatres of the eighteenth century had ...
Author: Angela Bartie
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
It is 1993, and Aubrey Tearle’s world is shutting down. He has recently retired from a lifetime of proofreading telephone directories. His favourite haunt in Hillbrow, the Café Europa, is about to close its doors; the familiar old South Africa is already gone. Standards, he grumbles, are in decline, so bad-tempered, conservative Tearle embarks on a grandiose plan to enlighten his fellow citizens. The results are disastrous, hilarious and poignant. The Restless Supermarket, hailed as a classic novel of the South African transition, was awarded the Sunday Times Prize for Fiction in 2002.
'Title deeds department,' I said in turn, pointing towards the Civic Centre up ahead. 'Friend of mine worked there, name of Banes. Records of ownership and sales. A wealth of material.' We strolled on to the end of the block.
Author: Ivan Vladislavic
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors to this volume explore these ideas in a variety of contexts, from detailed discussions of key architects’ work (including Denys Lasdun, Peter Moro, Cedric Price and Heinrich Tessenow) to broader surveys of theatre in West Germany and Japan. Other contributions examine the Malmö Stadsteater, ’ideal’ theatres in post-war North America, ’found space’ in 1960s New York, and Postmodernity in 1980s East Germany. Together these essays shed new light on this complex building type and also contribute to the wider architectural history of the twentieth century.
43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 Bristol, University Theatre Collections, box 2.8/23/A5, ... 'Labour Won't Back 600-seat Plan', Western Evening Herald, 27 February 1970; 'Moves Towards Civic Theatre', ...
Author: Alistair Fair
DGA and Associates 3167 Apple Road , N. E. Washington , D.C. 20018 STATEMENT OF SUPPORT TOWARDS A CIVIC CENTER DGM and Associates would like to state for the record their expression of support for the District of Columbia Civic Center .
Category: Convention facilities
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on District of Columbia
Category: Washington (D.C.)
Its centre was probably close to where the Auckland Magistrate's Court stands and it may have lapped on to a corner ... from the hill slopes at the back, built an alluvial flat that extended upstream towards the Civic Theatre building.
Is a famous queen of Britain really bured beneath platform 10 at King’s Cross station in London? What is the telephone number of the National Theatre? what is the best place to eat in Worcester? Where is the National Bagpipe Museum? (Hint: not in Scotland) Was Pointius Pilate born in Pitlochry? The answers to these questions and literally thousands more are to be found in David Kemp’s fascinating guidebook, The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain. Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a tour through nearly fifty cities, from Penzance to Perth, from London to Cardiff and Belfast. Each city section begins with a concise, readable history and a guided walk around the town, planned to take in as many of the significant local sights as can comfortably be included. Next are exhaustive listings, including telephone numbers and addresses, of everything a culturally curious visitor might want to seek out: theatre, art galleries, museums, antique markets, antiquarian and other bookstores, restaurants, lcoal fairs and festivals and more. Finally, under the headings of Artistic Associations and Ephemera, each section concludes with an entertaining collection of local lore, gossip, legend and anecdote.
Briggate was to become the backbone of Leeds and around it the city grew up as a commercial centre. ... Walk through the car park towards the Civic Theatre, past a modern mural, and turn right along Cookridge Street to St Anne's Roman ...
Author: David Kemp
TOWARDS THE CIVIC THEATRE HUGH JENKINS What is a civic theatre — a building owned by the local authority and used by the various amateur groups in the community from time to time ? Is that a civic theatre ? Well certainly it is , of a ...
Author: Ellis Hillman
Category: City planning
A dark slice of Cardiff crime for fans of TONY PARSONS, JAMES OSWALD and LUCA VESTE. There isn't always a welcome in the valleys . . . Bombs detonate in a busy souk, causing massive devastation. An explosion rips apart a mosque, killing and injuring those inside. But this isn't the Middle East - this is Cardiff . . . In a city where tensions are already running high, DC Will MacReady and his colleagues begin the desperate hunt for the attacker. If they knew the 'why', then surely they can find the 'who'? But that isn't so easy, and time is fast running out . . . MacReady is still trying to prove himself after the horrific events of the previous year, which left his sergeant injured and his job in jeopardy, so he feels sidelined when he's asked to investigate a vicious knife attack on a young woman. But all is not as it seems with his new case, and soon MacReady must put everything on the line in order to do what is right.
A gritty new police drama for fans of Stuart MacBride Mike Thomas ... Harrison pointed north, towards the Civic Centre. ... MacReady didn't wait for a reply, headed north along Park Place, along the side wall of the New Theatre.
Author: Mike Thomas
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.
Across Europe, twin processes of social and aesthetic resistance to conventionality generated modern theatres that took root ... The tension between these divergent impulses—toward a consensusseeking civic theatre and toward an arthouse ...
Author: Nicholas Grene
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Expectations , ' Civic Theatre Magazine , vol 1 no 6 ( Spring 1946 ) , P 37 ; and W.A.D. , ' Drama Festival Trophy Awarded to ... The Village Players are listed as a founding CTA member in Young's broadsheet , " Towards a Civic Theatre ...
Category: Canadian drama
Civic Centre was so-called in Walter Burley Griffin's plan because he envisaged it as the commercial and cultural huh of the national capital. As much as future administrations were to work towards this, civic pride has been hard to ...
Publisher: Kingsclear Books Pty Ltd
Category: Canberra (A.C.T.)
“ An Essay Towards the Civic Theatre ” by Hugh Jenkins ( Chairman of the Standing Advisory Council on Local Authorities and the Theatre ) in Essays in Local Government Enterprise ( Merlin Press . Price 159. ) National Council for Civic ...
Author: Elizabeth Sweeting
That by Hugh Jenkins , “ Towards a Civic Theatre ” , covers the same ground as his introductory paper for the recent Conference of Civic Theatres . It summarises what meagre information there is on civic theatres in this country ...
Author and subject index to a selected list of periodicals not included in the Readers' guide, and to composite books.
Poet Lore 23 : 32040 S '12 Civic theatre : suggestions regarding its scope and organization . ... Drama no 1 : 98-115 F '11 Civic theatres : the newest and the oldest . ... Spec 100 : 820-1 My 23 '08 Steps towards a civic theater .