World Theatre

and technology will continue to alter the landscape of the theatre throughout the world. The future of world theatre then involves questions about the very nature of theatre and about the use and preservation of unique cultural ...

Author: E. J. Westlake

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317561835

Category: Performing Arts

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World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case studies and examples from each region, it helps the reader to understand the key issues surrounding world theatre scholarship and global, postcolonial, and transnational performance practices. An essential read for anyone seeking to learn more about world theatre, World Theatre: The Basics provides a clear, accessible roadmap for approaching non-Western theatre.
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The Challenge of World Theatre History

the near-exclusive concern with the theatre of Europe and its cultural descendants, and to repudiate the teleological ... The responses I have given to these various arguments should help clarify what I mean by “world theatre history.

Author: Steve Tillis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030483432

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The future of theatre history studies requires consideration of theatre as a global phenomenon. The Challenge of World Theatre History offers the first full-scale argument for abandoning an obsolete and parochial Eurocentric approach to theatre history in favor of a more global perspective. This book exposes the fallacies that reinforce the conventional approach and defends the global perspective against possible objections. It moves beyond the conventional nation-based geography of theatre in favor of a regional geography and develops a new way to demarcate the periods of theatre history. Finally, the book outlines a history that recognizes the often-connected developments in theatre across Eurasia and around the world. It makes the case that world theatre history is necessary not only for itself, but for the powerful comparative and contextual insights it offers to all theatre scholars and students, whatever their special areas of interest.
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Who s Who in Contemporary World Theatre

He was named director of the Harbourfront World Theatre Festival in 1991 Thomson, Brian (1946–) Designer, Australia. After training as an architect, Thomson moved into theatre via happenings and pop art, working initially with Jim ...

Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134767878

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre is a lively and accessible biographical guide to the key figures in contemporary drama. All who enjoy the theatre will find their pleasure enhanced and their knowledge extended by this fascinating work of reference. Its distinctive blend of information, analysis and anecdote makes for entertaining and enlightening reading. Hugely influential innovators, household names, and a whole host of less familiar, international figures - all have their lives and careers illuminated by the clear and succinct entries. All professions associated with the theatre are represented here - actors and directors, playwrights and designers. By virtue of the broad range of its coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre offers a unique insight into the rich diversity of international drama today.
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World Theatre

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019426425

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Thorton Wilder and World Theatre

Paul Samuel Lifton. - Thornton Wilder and " World Theatre " By Paul Samuel.

Author: Paul Samuel Lifton

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ISBN: UCAL:C2930023

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The History of World Theater

Bibliography General Works Banham , Martin , ed . , The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre . New York , 1988 . Benson , Eugene and L. W. Conolly , eds . , The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre . Oxford , 1989 .

Author: Felicia Hardison Londré

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826411673

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 644

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Felicia Londre explores the world of theater as diverse as the Entertainments of the Stuart court and Arthur Miller directing Chinese actors at the Beijing People's Art Theater in "Death of a Salesman." Londre examines: Restoration comedies; the Comedie Francais; Italian "opera seria"; plays of the "Surm und Grand" movement; Russian, French, and Spanish Romantic dramas; American minstrel shows; Brecht and dialectical theater; Dighilev; Dada; Expressionism, Theater of the Absurd productions, and other forms of experimental theater of the late-20th century.>
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Kearney s World Theater

(Courtesy of the World Theatre Foundation.) Philip Cudaback, a Kearney native living in California, learned about the effort to “Save the World” from the online edition of the Kearney Hub. He had a great deal of experience designing ...

Author: Keith Terry

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738583251

Category: History

Page: 127

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The World Theatre in Kearney, Nebraska, opened in 1927 and was welcomed by an excited public. Much more than just a movie house, it soon proved to be a social center, where people of all professions, ages, and income levels would frequently gather, because it was modern and new and there were considered few equally attractive alternatives. Some went because it was a sanctuary or where they earned a living, while others nurtured the seeds of attachments there or sought out temporary distractions such as bits of humor, drama, mystery, or adventure. For still more, it was an important venue for staying informed or even escaping the heat of the day. Slowly over time, the entertainment and economic landscapes in the country changed, affecting The World's profitability as well as others like it.
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

4 The Arab world. 1999. — 311 p.: ill, map.; Vol.5 Asia. 1998. — 488p.:ill., map; Vol.6 Theatre bibliography and index. 2000. Worldtheatre overview, countryby country, since 1945. National histories, demographics, government policies.

Author: Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136119088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.
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Theatre and the World

Scholars who have known the secrets of the worldtheatreforms declarethat Karanth's creation can certainlyplace Yakshaganaina stillmore elevatedposition in world theatre. As I was in charge of managing 'Yaksharanga' in its tours of other ...

Author: Rustom Bharucha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134873142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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In this passionate and controversial work, director and critic Rustom Bharucha presents the first major critique of intercultural theatre from a 'Third World' perspective. Bharucha questions the assumptions underlying the theatrical visions of some of the twentieth century's most prominent theatre practitioners and theorists, including Antonin Artaud, Jerzsy Grotowski, and Peter Brook. He contends that Indian theatre has been grossly mythologised and taken out of context by Western directors and critics. And he presents a detailed dramaturgical analysis of what he describes as an intracultural theatre project, providing an alternative vision of the possibilities of true cultural pluralism. Theatre and the World bravely challenges much of today's 'multicultural' theatre movement. It will be vital reading for anyone interested in the creation or discussion of a truly non-Eurocentric world theatre.
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

The History of World Theater. 2 vols. New York: Continuum, 1991. Molinari, Cesare. Teatro. [Theatre]. Milan: Mondadori, 1972. . Theatre Through the Ages. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975. 324 pp. Mordden, Ethan. The Fireside Companion to the ...

Author: Peter Nagy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136402890

Category: Performing Arts

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This new paperback edition of the The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History, Structure of the National Theatre Community, Artistic profile, Music Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppet Theatre, Design, Theatre, Space and Architecture, Training, Criticism, Scholarship and Publishing and Further Reading - allowing the reader to use the book as a source for both area and subject studies. A new preface and further reading sections by the Series Editor brings the Encyclopedia bang up-to-date making it invaluable to anyone interested in European theatre, as well as students and scholars of performance studies, history, anthropology and cultural studies.
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The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

THE BLOOMING OF A THOUSAND FLOWERS AN INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC ASIA'S MODERN THEATRES ... and shadowpuppets , the theatrical arts of Asia have excited and enriched world theatre traditions for thousands of years .

Author: Don Rubin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415260876

Category: History

Page: 524

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This new paperback edition provides a unique examination of theatre in Asia and the Pacific and is written by leading experts from within the countries covered. Its far-reaching scope and broad interpretation of theatre (to include all types of performance) set it apart from any other similar publication. Entries on 33 Asian countries are featured in this volume, preceded by introductory essays on Asian Theatre, Theatre in the Pacific, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mask Theatre and Puppetry. The volume contains approximately 300,000 words and includes national essays of up to 25,000 words each. The countries include: Afghanistan * Australia * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia * India * Indonesia * Iran * Japan * Kazakhstan *Kirghizia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Mongolia * Nepal *New Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * PhilippinesNew Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Philippines *Singapore * South Korea * South Pacific * Sri Lanka * Tadjikistan * Thailand * Turkmenistan * Vietnam
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If Then the World a Theatre Present

The metaphor may denigrate or elevatethe world, dependingon whether onelikes the resultant cosmic play or not. Thedecisive question is whether the world-theatre isin fact limitless: isa directorand somestage machineryallthat exists ...

Author: Björn Quiring

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110383676

Category: Literary Criticism

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To metaphorize the world as a theatre has been a common procedure since antiquity, but the use of this trope became particularly prominent and pregnant in early modern times, especially in England. Old and new applications of the “theatrum mundi” topos pervaded discourses, often allegorizing the deceitfulness and impermanence of this world as well as the futility of earthly strife. It was frequently woven into arguments against worldly amusements such as the stage: Commercial theatre was declared an undesirable competitor of God’s well-ordered world drama. Early modern dramatists often reacted to this development by appropriating the metaphor, and in an ingenious twist, some playwrights even appropriated its anti-theatrical impetus: Early modern theatre seemed to discover a denial of its own theatricality at its very core. Drama was found to succeed best when it staged itself as a great unmasking. To investigate the reasons and effects of these developments, the anthology examines the metaphorical uses of theatre in plays, pamphlets, epics, treatises, legal proclamations and other sources.
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The Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre

WORLD THEATRE THÉÂTRE DU MONDE, WELTTHEATER, TEATRO DEL MUNDO While the notion of 'world music' has taken off since the 1980s, the notion of 'world theatre' has been rarely used and has never imposed itself, for reasons that shed ...

Author: Patrice Pavis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317521143

Category: Performing Arts

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The Routledge Dictionary of Contemporary Theatre and Performance provides the first authoritative alphabetical guide to the theatre and performance of the last 30 years. Conceived and written by one of the foremost scholars and critics of theatre in the world, it literally takes us from Activism to Zapping, analysing everything along the way from Body Art and the Flashmob to Multimedia and the Postdramatic. What we think of as 'performance' and 'drama' has undergone a transformation in recent decades. Similarly how these terms are defined, used and critiqued has also changed, thanks to interventions from a panoply of theorists from Derrida to Ranciere. Patrice Pavis's Dictionary provides an indispensible roadmap for this complex and fascinating terrain; a volume no theatre bookshelf can afford to be without.
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Siglo (End of the Century Theatre), directed by Ramon Griffero (b. 1954); and the various theatre activities of Alejandro Sieveking and Bélgica Castro (b. 1921), both in independent theatre and in the Teatro Itinerante (Itinerant ...

Author: Don Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136359217

Category: Performing Arts

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This new in paperback edition of World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This Encyclopedia is indispensable for anyone interested in the cultures of the Americas or in modern theatre. It is also an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines including history, performance studies, anthropology and cultural studies.
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The Modern Russian Theater A Literary and Cultural History

(Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1961). 63. Constantin Stanislavski, My Life in Art, trans. J.J. Robbins, 434 (New York: Theater Arts Books, 1948). 64. Maksim Gor'kii, “O karamazovschine,” in Russkoe slovo (Russian Word), ...

Author: Nicholas Rzhevsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317455745

Category: Business & Economics

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This comprehensive and original survey of Russian theater in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first encompasses the major productions of directors such as Meyerhold, Stanislavsky, Tovostonogov, Dodin, and Liubimov that drew from Russian and world literature. It is based on a close analysis of adaptations of literary works by Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Blok, Bulgakov, Sholokhov, Rasputin, Abramov, and many others."The Modern Russian Stage" is the result of more than two decades of research as well as the author's professional experience working with the Russian director Yuri Liubimov in Moscow and London. The book traces the transformation of literary works into the brilliant stagecraft that characterizes Russian theater. It uses the perspective of theater performances to engage all the important movements of modern Russian culture, including modernism, socialist realism, post-moderninsm, and the creative renaissance of the first decades since the Soviet regime's collapse.
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Siglo (End of the Century Theatre), directed by Ramon Griffero (b. 1954); and the various theatre activities of Alejandro Sieveking and Bélgica Castro (b. 1921), both in independent theatre and in the Teatro Itinerante (Itinerarit ...

Author: Arthur Holmberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136118364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.
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The Play Within the Play

World Theatre by contrast proposes the self-explication of its content by unfolding the allegory of representation. If the play within the play absorbs the world into the space of play, World Theatre absorbs the stage into the world as ...

Author: Gerhard Fischer

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022577

Category: Literary Criticism

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The thirty chapters of this innovative international study are all devoted to the topic ofthe play within the play. The authors explore the wide range of aesthetic, literary-theoretical and philosophical issues associated with this rhetorical device, not only in terms of its original meta-theatrical setting – from the baroque idea of atheatrum mundi onward to contemporary examples of postmodern self-referential dramaturgy – but also with regard to a variety of different generic applications, e.g. in narrative fiction, musical theatre and film. The authors, internationally recognized specialists in their respective fields, draw on recent debates in such areas as postcolonial studies, game and systems theories, media and performance studies, to analyze the specific qualities and characteristics ofthe play within the play: as ultimate affirmation of the 'self' (the 'Hamlet paradigm'), as a self-reflective agency of meta-theatrical discourse, and as a vehicle of intermedial and intercultural transformation. The challenging study, with its underlying premise of play as a key feature of cultural anthropology and human creativity, breaks new ground by placingthe play within the play at the centre of a number of intersecting scholarly discourses on areas of topical concern to scholars in the humanities.
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Western Theatre in Global Contexts

Directing and Teaching Culturally Inclusive Drama Around the World Yasmine Marie Jahanmir, Jillian Campana. Brown, John Russell. 1998. “Theatrical Pillage in Asia: Redirecting the Intercultural Traffic,” New Theatre Quarterly 14 (53): ...

Author: Yasmine Jahanmir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429534003

Category: Performing Arts

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Western Theatre in Global Contexts explores the junctures, tensions, and discoveries that occur when teaching Western theatrical practices or directing English-language plays in countries that do not share Western theatre histories or in which English is the non-dominant language. This edited volume examines pedagogical discoveries and teaching methods, how to produce specific plays and musicals, and how students who explore Western practices in non-Western places contribute to the art form. Offering on-the-ground perspectives of teaching and working outside of North American and Europe, the book analyzes the importance of paying attention to the local context when developing theatrical practice and education. It also explores how educators and artists who make deep connections in the local culture can facilitate ethical accessibility to Western models of performance for students, practitioners and audiences. Western Theatre in Global Contexts is an excellent resource for scholars, artists, and teachers that are working abroad or on intercultural projects in theatre, education and the arts.
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The Performing Arts

As such , it includes drama , theatre , opera , operetta , dance , variety shows , puppetry , motion pictures , television , and the circus . ... The Encyclopedia of World Theater : With 420 Illustrations and an Index of Play Titles .

Author: Linda Keir Simons

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 0872879828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Substantially describes and evaluates 757 of the most important and useful directories, indexes, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other references on theater, dance, and such related arts as puppetry, mime, and magic. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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