Twentieth Century British and American Theatre

First published in 1999, this volume aims to develop the field of theatre studies by promoting the study of performative elements and thus fostering their consideration in the critical interpretation of dramatic literature.

Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429782121

Category: Literary Criticism

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First published in 1999, this volume aims to develop the field of theatre studies by promoting the study of performative elements and thus fostering their consideration in the critical interpretation of dramatic literature. The authors additionally suggest ways of approaching and evaluating the work of individual performers, as well as of directors, designers and producers. It is an archival guide which covers manuscript and ephemera, rather than published texts, and attempts to indicate the potential value of the documentary material listed. This unique reference guide provides descriptions and evaluations of archive manuscript materials and ephemera relating to twentieth-century British and American theatre. Over 100 archives across Europe, North America and Britain were examined in the compilation of this volume. The documents include: unpublished playscripts; state and costume designs; directors' books; prompt books; lighting plots; stage photos; correspondence; theatre programmes. One hundred and seventy five entries are arranged alphabetically and cover playwrights, directors, designers and actors. By its nature, theatre is a collaborative enterprise, a facet which is recognised in the comprehensive cross-referencing of entries. The last twenty years has seen a shift in drama studies from text-based criticism to analysis of performance. The materials covered in this book have therefore become essential to future research in the field.
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Changing Stages

A tour of the British and American stage covers the gamut, from "Pygmalion" to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Copenhagen," in an illustrated volume that chronicles the history of twentieth-century theater on both sides of the ...

Author: Richard Eyre

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: UCSC:32106011395719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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A tour of the British and American stage covers the gamut, from "Pygmalion" to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Copenhagen," in an illustrated volume that chronicles the history of twentieth-century theater on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Twentieth Century European Drama

This volume offers critical and theoretical perspectives on some of the major figures in European drama in the twentieth century.

Author: Brian Docherty

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UVA:X002305554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This volume offers critical and theoretical perspectives on some of the major figures in European drama in the twentieth century. There are thirteen essays covering Luigi Pirandello, Bertolt Brecht, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Samuel Beckett, Antonin Artaud, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Anouilh, Fernando Arrabal, Jean Genet, Peter Weiss, Vaclav Havel, comtemporary German theatre, and Dario Fo and Franca Rame. These specially commissioned essays combine contemporary theory with a discussion of the dramatic work of the playwrights who created modern drama in Europe.
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Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

British Theatre: A Bibliography, 1905-85. Mottisfont, Hants: Motley Press, 1989. ... American Women Dramatists of the Twentieth Century: A Bibliography.

Author: Colin Chambers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847140012

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

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International in scope, this book is designed to be the pre-eminent reference work on the English-speaking theatre in the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, it consists of some 2500 entries written by 280 contributors from 20 countries which include not only top-level experts, but, uniquely, leading professionals from the world of theatre. A fascinating resource for anyone interested in theatre, it includes: - Overviews of major concepts, topics and issues; - Surveys of theatre institutions, countries, and genres; - Biographical entries on key performers, playwrights, directors, designers, choreographers and composers; - Articles by leading professionals on crafts, skills and disciplines including acting, design, directing, lighting, sound and voice.
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Twentieth Century British Theatre

17 The focus on the black experience in American drama had created a situation where professionally, African American actors were considered of a higher ...

Author: Claire Cochrane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502139

Category: Drama

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In this book, Claire Cochrane maps the experience of theatre across the British Isles during the twentieth century through the social and economic factors which shaped it. Three topographies for 1900, 1950 and 2000 survey the complex plurality of theatre within the nation-state which at the beginning of the century was at the hub of world-wide imperial interests and after one hundred years had seen unprecedented demographic, economic and industrial change. Cochrane analyses the dominance of London theatre, but redresses the balance in favour of the hitherto marginalised majority experience in the English regions and the other component nations of the British political construct. Developments arising from demographic change are outlined, especially those relating to the rapid expansion of migrant communities representing multiple ethnicities. Presenting fresh historiographic perspectives on twentieth-century British theatre, the book breaks down the traditionally accepted binary oppositions between different sectors, showing a broader spectrum of theatre practice.
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Stagestruck Filmmaker

In Stagestruck Filmmaker, David Mayer brings Griffith’s process vividly to life, offering detailed and valuable insights into the racial, ethnic, class, and gender issues of these transitional decades.

Author: David Mayer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587298400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 311

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An actor, a vaudevillian, and a dramatist before he became a filmmaker, D. W. Griffith used the resources of theatre to great purpose and to great ends. In pioneering the quintessentially modern medium of film from the 1890s to the 1930s, he drew from older, more broadly appealing stage forms of melodrama, comedy, vaudeville, and variety. In Stagestruck Filmmaker, David Mayer brings Griffith’s process vividly to life, offering detailed and valuable insights into the racial, ethnic, class, and gender issues of these transitional decades. Combining the raw materials of theatre, circus, minstrelsy, and dance with the newer visual codes of motion pictures, Griffith became the first acknowledged artist of American film. Birth of a Nation in particular demonstrates the degree to which he was influenced by the racist justifications and distorting interpretations of the Civil War and the Reconstruction era. Moving through the major phases of Griffith’s career in chapters organized around key films or groups of films, Mayer provides a mesmerizing account of the American stage and cinema in the final years of the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth century. Griffith’s relationship to the theatre was intricate, complex, and enduring. Long recognized as the dominant creative figure of American motion pictures, throughout twenty-six years of making more than five hundred films he pillaged, adapted, reshaped, revitalized, preserved, and extolled. By historicizing his representations of race, ethnicity, and otherness, Mayer places Griffith within an overall template of American life in the years when film rivaled and then surpassed the theatre in popularity.
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A Critical Introduction to Twentieth Century American Drama Volume 3 Beyond Broadway

This led to the splitting of what Tavel had called the Playhouse of the ... It included plays by both British and American writers and , indeed , by far the ...

Author: C. W. E. Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521278961

Category: Drama

Page: 485

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Examines the development of Off-Broadway theater and analyzes the plays of writers including Sam Shepard, Robert Wilson, David Mamet, and Lee Breuer
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Food Science Policy and Regulation in the Twentieth Century

... Doing Shakespeare: Essays on Nineteenth-Century British and American Theatre, Athens, GA, University of Georgia Press, 1989, pp. 106-20; J. H. Reilly, ...

Author: Jim Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135128609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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This highly topical book offers a comprehensive study of the interaction of food, politics and science over the last hundred years. A range of important case studies, from pasteurisation in Britain to the E coli outbreak offers new material for those interested in science policy and the role of expertise in modern political culture.
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Twentieth Century European Drama

She has written extensively on European drama, and her previous ... American Drama, American Modernist Poetry, Twentieth-Century British Poetry, ...

Author: Brian Docherty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349230730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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This volume offers critical and theoretical perspectives on some of the major figures in European drama in the twentieth century. There are thirteen essays covering Luigi Pirandello, Bertolt Brecht, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Samuel Beckett, Antonin Artaud, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Anouilh, Fernando Arrabal, Jean Genet, Peter Weiss, Vaclav Havel, comtemporary German theatre, and Dario Fo and Franca Rame. These specially commissioned essays combine contemporary theory with a discussion of the dramatic work of the playwrights who created modern drama in Europe.
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American Drama of the Twentieth Century

The more immediate roots of later twentieth-century American drama ... come to be called Off- and Off Off-Broadway in America and fringe theatre in Britain ...

Author: Gerald M. Berkowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317901730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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In this book Professor Berkowitz studies the diversity of American drama from the stylistic, experimental plays of O'Neill, through verse, tragedy and community theatre, to the theatre of the 1990s. The discussions range through dramatists, plays, genres and themes, with full supporting appendix material. It also examines major dramatists such as Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, Sam Shephard, Tennessee Williams and August Wilson and covers not only the Broadway scene but also off Broadway movements and fringe theatres and such subjects as women's and African-American drama.
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Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature

A5 Clausewitz wrote, the nation is only a nation if it is always in potentia a theatre of war: If we wait for the enemy, within our own theatre of War, ...

Author: Adam Piette

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748653935

Category: History

Page: 600

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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
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The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

appEnDix ii 617 Period to the Present. cambridge, England: cambridge ... Doing Shakespeare: Essays on Nineteenth-Century British and American Theatre.

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 657

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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
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Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century

There would be no more professional theatre in New England until after the ... During this hiatus, anti-British feeling erupted as a result of the Stamp ...

Author: John H. Houchin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139436489

Category: Drama

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John Houchin explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre, arguing that theatrical censorship coincided with significant challenges to religious, political and cultural systems. The study provides a summary of theatre censorship in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and analyses key episodes from 1900 to 2000. These include attempts to censure Olga Nethersole for her production of Sappho in 1901 and the theatre riots of 1913 that greeted the Abbey Theatre's production of Playboy of the Western World. Houchin explores the efforts to suppress plays in the 1920s that dealt with transgressive sexual material and investigates Congress' politically motivated assaults on plays and actors during the 1930s and 1940s. He investigates the impact of racial violence, political assassinations and the Vietnam War on the trajectory of theatre in the 1960s and concludes by examining the response to gay activist plays such as Angels in America.
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The Musical

Changing Stages: A View of British and American Theatre in the Twentieth Century. New York: Knopf, 2001. 400 p. ISBN 0-375-41203-4 (U.K.). PN2595.

Author: William Everett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135947392

Category: Music

Page: 248

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Companion to Twentieth Century American Drama

In 1849, the Astor Place Riot dramatized a fight between two actors: the American Edwin Forrest and the British William Macready.

Author: David Krasner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405137348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

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This Companion provides an original and authoritative surveyof twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of thebest scholars and critics in the field. Balances consideration of canonical material with discussion ofworks by previously marginalized playwrights Includes studies of leading dramatists, such as TennesseeWilliams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein Allows readers to make new links between particular plays andplaywrights Examines the movements that framed the century, such as theHarlem Renaissance, lesbian and gay drama, and the soloperformances of the 1980s and 1990s Situates American drama within larger discussions aboutAmerican ideas and culture
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Bernard Shaw and Modern Advertising

This book charts how promotional campaigns in which Bernard Shaw participated were key crucibles within which agency and personality could re-negotiate their relationship to one another and to the consuming public.

Author: Christopher Wixson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319786285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 181

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This book charts how promotional campaigns in which Bernard Shaw participated were key crucibles within which agency and personality could re-negotiate their relationship to one another and to the consuming public. Concurrent with the rise of modern advertising, the creation of Shaw’s 'G.B.S.' public persona was achieved through masterful imitation of patent medicine marketing strategies and a shrewd understanding of the relationship between product and spokesman. Helping to enhance the visibility of his literary writing and dovetailing with his Fabian political activities, 'G.B.S.' also became a key figure in the evolution of testimonial endorsement and the professionalizing of modern advertising. The study analyzes multiple ad series in which Shaw was prominently featured that were occasions for self-promotion for both Shaw and the agencies, and presage the iconoclastic style of contemporary 'public personality' and techniques of celebrity marketing.
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Modern British Drama The Twentieth Century

These qualities have gained his work a uniquely influential position not only in British , but also European and American drama .

Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521016754

Category: Drama

Page: 572

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Tony Kushner

He recently edited Blackwell's Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama (2005), and is currently co-editing Staging Philosophy: New Approaches to ...

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786425365

Category: Literary Criticism

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Playwright Tony Kushner is a voice of intellectualism, neo-socialism, gay activism and political outrage in an era when the political pendulum has swayed to the right. Through scalding humor, thought, and compassion, he explores political dynamics and the human condition in the modern era, shedding light on and giving hope for the direst of circumstances. His best known work, Angels in America, delves beneath the anti-gay rhetoric and political superficiality of the AIDS pandemic to true suffering and transformation. His political epic Homebody/Kabul engages the issue of terrorism and conflicting fundamental beliefs. In this book 11 scholars explore the works of Tony Kushner across his career. Several address Angels: one explores the presentation of homosexuality by Kushner compared to that of Tennessee Williams, who wrote in a less tolerant era; another places Angels in the contexts of Hegel's concept of freedom and the gay revolution; a third discusses the play in terms of queer theory and politics. Homebody/Kabul is examined in two essays, one analyzing media reaction, the other exploring cultural and economic differences, religious fundamentalism and the "West's luxurious predominance in the world." Other studies address relationships in Kushner's works to William Inge's 1950 play Come Back, Little Sheba; the plays of experimentalist Adrienne Kennedy; and fascist creep in the era of playwrights W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, among other topics.
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Undergraduate Announcement

Prerequisite : Theatre Arts 211 or permission of instructor . ... English 445 Twentieth - Century British and American Literature by Women History 365 The ...

Author: University of Michigan--Dearborn

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ISBN: UOM:39076005117663

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