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Personalidades de la cultura berlinesa y representantes de la Embajada de Cuba en Alemania, participaron de los actos. Palabras pronunciadas a las a. Fue ella, de hecho, quien resumiera la esencia de aquel decir tan habanero, tan cubano, tan novedoso. Su voz es una siempreviva. Descanse en paz su cuerpo. This is the first time a black woman has won the most prestigious Cuban litterary prize, paralleling Halle Berry's being the first African American woman to win an Oscar for best actress.
Nancy Morejon is scheduled to be in the US in April '02 for poetry readings. The photo above was taken on a previous visit to England, she is on the left and a student is on the right. Quisiera que estas palabras pudiesen expresar la magnitud de mi agradecimiento por haber recibido el Premio Nacional de Literatura Sin haber tenido una experiencia directa de la guerra, proclamo que estoy contra la guerra, por la dignidad plena de los seres humanos.
Soy una de sus criaturas. Frente a los que quieren restaurar los reinos de la muerte, escribo. Como una forma de abolir el tiempo, escribo. Escribo: dormida o despierta, despierta y dormida. Con el idiota de guardia o con la estrella que ilumina. Siempre voy a escribir. Entro a un cine. Gracias, mil gracias, por haberme invitado, con este Premio, a comenzar de nuevo, esa aventura. We would read our poems to each other and to fellow student friends, and we'd delight in the urban treasures of Havana back then, the libraries and bookstores, before descending exhausted on Coppelia ice cream parlour, to work at our writing.
There was a time when we were so close that almost every day we'd stroll hand in hand back to her place, in the heart of Los Sitios, one of Havana's famous popular neighbourhoods. There she lived with her parents in a narrow little house crammed with books, family photos and school diplomas. I can't remember when it dawned on me that it was no coincidence we'd arrive just at the time her father Felipe, a cigarmaker, and "la China", her mother, were about to sit down to eat. The invitation was impossible to refuse. To their delight, we would tell them stories about what had happened that day at the University.
Night's intimacy became a complicity that has lasted to this day, despite some heavy political and literary differences.
Since those early days, we have been together on panels and poetry readings in the Caribbean, Europe and the United States, and she has been a guest in our home in Havana and London. Hello Friends! He became in declared opposition to the French domination in Spain. On the return of Ferdinand VII to power, he was imprisoned for six years, dying poor after holding many offices tinder the Liberal Government. He and his friend Gallego submitted, however, to all the French rules of composition, and he produced odes of great power on patriotic subjects.
His best edition of Obras is that of Madrid, He is also represented in the Biblioteca de autores espanoles vol. Where from the sunset the Atlantic swept Its glorious fortunes there was mighty Spain! America and Asia's confines kept And Africa's upon its boundary main.
The hardy sail upon its fickle course In vain would 'scape the reaches of its power; All earth for mineral riches was its source, All ocean was its pearls' and corals' bower. Nor where the tempests raged the most Met they on any but a Spanish coast. Now to the depths of shame reduced, Abandoned to the alien eye of scorn, Like some poor slave unto the market used To the vile whip and shackle basely borne What desolation, God! The plague re- spires Its deadly breath of poison on the air And Hunger scarce with feeble arms aspires For a poor morsel there!
Thrice did the temple gates of Janus ope And on Mars' trumpet was a mighty blast!
Thrice, but oh see, where even without a glance of hope The tutelary gods have passed, And on the sea and land have left us cast! Throughout thy spreading realms what hast thou seen, O Spain? Thus the sail rends, the hulk is smashed, And broken goes the bark upon its way; With every wave a torment it is lashed; Its prows no more their garlands old display. Nor sign of hope nor of content appears; Its standard floats no more upon the air. The voyager's song is broken by his tears; The mariner's voice is hushed by weight of care, And dread of death comes ever on his heart, A dread of death in silence; there apart He drifts where the destroying shoals prepare.
Then the fell moment! Reaching forth his hand The Tyrant threatening the west, exclaims: "Behold, thou now art mine, Western Land! His warriors afar Fill the great winds with paeans to their war ; The anvils groan, the hammers tall, The forges blaze. See'st thou not where within their fiery gleams 'Tis chains and bars and shackles they prepare To bind the arms that lie so limp and bare?
Yea, let Spain tremble at the sound, And let her outraged ire From the volcano of her bosom bound, High justice for its fire, And 'gainst her despots turn, Where in their dread they hide, And let the echoes learn And all the banks of Tagus wide Hear the great sound of rage outcried, "Vengeance! Their glories are no more, while ours prepare ; And thou so fierce and proud Seeing Castile and thy Castilians there Urgest thy ruddy waves in seaward pour, Crying aloud: "The tyrants are no more!
Would that my tongue might speak our country's name Unto the very winds sublime! Gladly would I but not on harp of gold My song acclaim; not in the prison hold Where the inspired breast Grows weak and cold, With breathless lips opprest. Old Tyrteus' lyre untomb, In the bright sun and the uplifting wind Of pineclad, rocky Fuenfria's bloom! High be my flight consigned To noble singing that shall rouse the plain And wake Castilians to the sound again Of glory and of war combined. War, awful name and now sublime The refuge and the sacred shield in time To stay the savage Attila's advance!
With fiery steed and lance War! See great Gonzalo o'er Granada rear; Behold the Cid with sword in mad carouse! And o'er the Pyrenees the form appear Of brave Bernardo, old Jimena's son! See how their stormy wraiths are interspun! How valor breathes from out their hollow tombs Where "War" upon the mighty echoes booms! And then! Canst thou with face serene Behold the fertile plains Where endless greed would glean Our heritage and gains, And to destruction cast? Awake, hero-race, the moment is at hand When victory thou must take Our glory owning thine more grand, Thy name a higher place than ours to take!
It was no little day they raised Nor vain the altar of our fathers grand; Swear then to keep its praise; Swear, "Rather death than tyrants in the land! Give me the lance, tie on my helm and blades, And to my vengeance bid me swift be gone! Let him despairing bow his coward head To dust and shame!
Perchance the mighty flood Of devastation on its course shall spread And bear me on? What matter? One can shed But once his mortal blood! Shall I not go to meet Our mighty ones upon the field of old? The anniversary was widely celebrated in Germany in June Have you forgotten shame? And do you waste The precious gift of Praise with its bright light On men to curses and to execration Ever condemned by History outright? Awake, awake! And he who wants the world to find his song Well worthy of the laurels on his brow, Must make his song from now Unfold well worthy of the world, and strong! They were not prodigal in olden days, But freely at the Altar Of beneficial Spirit, of Invention, They spent the sacrificial smoke of Praise.
And then mankind beheld The living seeds grow on the barren ground. And were you not a God, you who once found Body for Thought, for Word, Fixing in signs the life of speech that would Have otherwise flown off, by no ties bound? Without you, Time had gone, Still self-consuming, sinking, dying, down, Buried forever in oblivion. You came. It winged its way into that world so vast, Where mighty dialogue doth fill the air Between Time Future and deed-heavy Past. You've helped the blind to see! Immortal one, enjoy the honours rare, The lofty hymns of praise, That are your due alone, Exalted Spirit!
And Nature, just as if the one invention Were of itself enough to prove her power, Rests from that time and, parsimonious, Gives the world no such wonder any more. What does it help you, that you can inspire Your thoughts with life by writing, If thought dies, petrified, dumb in the dire Darkness of lethargy and long forgetting? Say, can a single vessel be enough E'er to contain the billowing sea that rages?
What lacks? The art of flight? But when bold Nature Created in one image countless beings, Now, after hers, there comes my own Invention! He spoke. And there was Print. And lo! As if by storm winds fanned, Swift-rushing onward roars The wrathful fire that has so long lain deep In the dark bowels of the Earth, asleep. Rocks glowing, the Volcano gushes forth, And your foundations tremble in their fear! What is this monster of the evil spirit, This foul abortion, that, all scruples gone, Founds on the old decaying Capitol Its loathsome and abominable Throne, And now bids to destroy, yea, murder all?
It stands, although the structure of its power Is crumbling slowly. But one day that Throne Shall fall and cast its ruins o'er the land. A fastness perching on a crag alone Thus crowns the summit of a mountain high. The Sons of War once took up their abode In its security. Ruling by force of stolen power, they Would sally forth exultant to the fray. Deserted and alone, The Keep stands in the forest, seen by none. It still surveys, though crumbling with neglect, The world all round with menacing aspect. One day it shall fall down, And then the fields shall groan, Covered with ruins.
Meanwhile, it shall be Scarecrow and bogey to all folk that lived In fear and terror of it recently. That, then, was the first wreath of bay to deck The brow of Reason; but Intellect now rises Courageously, athirst for certain knowledge, Encompassing the world in its embraces. Meanwhile, the Earth sails onward ceaselessly And swiftly through the infinite sea of space, And with it, fast as lightning, sweep the stars, Shimm'ring in flight. He follows, understands them, Charting the tracks of forces That keep them racing in their whirling courses.
To split the ray Of light incorporeal; or to dig down Into the bowels of Earth and snatch the cradle Of gold and crystal? Spirit, return once more To Man!
And so it did, only to pour Its bitterness into lamentations loud: "How is the Intellect with blindness cowed! Popular World Music. Exploring Popular World Music is the first introductory level text written to introduce students to popular music styles from around the world. Focusing on styles that all students will know -- from Reggae to Klezmer, from Afro-Pop to Kodo drums--the book offers a comprehensive, listening-oriented introduction to the world's popular musical cultures. Each chapter will focus on a specific music style and its associated geographic locale.
The salient musical and cultural features associated with each example are discussed in detail to increase our appreciation of the music. Relevant artists will be highlighted and suggestions for further reading and listening will be offered. By the end of the book, the student should be able to 1 recognize a variety of world music styles, 2 articulate musical and cultural knowledge associated with each style, and 3 identify important artists related to the genre. Supplementing the text will be a web site fcreated by the author featuring the author's world music map, enabling students to explore pop music cultures as they relate to each other; as well as an iTunes playlist for all the highlighted selections in the book.
This book should strongly appeal to Intro to World Music Courses for non-majors who wish to study popular rather than traditional musics of the world, which would encompass a large majority of students enrolled in these courses. Music Education and Perceptions. In this book, the authors' examine how musical development and learning are established in the family environment and the effects of music on children 's development. Music Sociology explores 16 different genres to demonstrate that music everywhere reflects social values, organisational processes, meanings and individual identity.
Presenting original ethnographic research, the contributors use descriptions of subcultures to explain the concepts of music sociology, including the rituals that link people to music, the past and each other. Music Sociology introduces the sociology of music to those who may not be familiar with it and provides a basic historical perspective on popular music in America and beyond.
Transdisciplinary and intermedial analysis of the experience of music Nowadays musical semiotics no longer ignores the fundamental challenges raised by cognitive sciences, ethology, or linguistics. Creation, action and experience play an increasing role in how we understand music, a sounding structure impinging upon our body, our mind, and the world we live in.
Not discarding music as a closed system, an integral experience of music demands a transdisciplinary dialogue with other domains as well. Music, Analysis, Experience brings together contributions by semioticians, performers, and scholars from cognitive sciences, philosophy, and cultural studies, and deals with these fundamental questionings. Transdisciplinary and intermedial approaches to music meet musicologically oriented contributions to classical music, pop music, South American song, opera, narratology, and philosophy. Mozart : A Life. Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his musicAs he's done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart.
Johnson's focus is on the music—Mozart's wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift for instrumentation. Liszt once said that Mozart composed more bars than a trained copyist could write in a lifetime. Mozart's gift and skill with instruments was also remarkable as he mastered all of them except the harp. For example, no sooner had the clarinet been invented and introduced than Mozart began playing and composing for it.
In addition to his many insights into Mozart's music, Johnson also challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer's health, wealth, religion, and relationships. Always engaging, Johnson offers readers and music lovers a superb examination of Mozart and his glorious music, which is still performed every day in concert halls and opera houses around the world. The specialist will not miss the quiet sophistication with which the music has been selected and prepared.
Some of it is printed here for the first time, and much of it has been edited anew. Containing a wealth of both religious and secular music from the 12th to the 17th centuries, the collection covers a broad range of moods, from the hearty'Blow Thy Horne Thou Jolly Hunter'by William Cornysh to the reflective and elegiac'Cease Mine Eyes'by Thomas Morley.
Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play, or as the science of composition. But music also conveys intellectual and emotional experiences, literary, religious, philosophical, social and political ideas. Countless composers encrypt contents in their music that can be deciphered by a variety of methods.
This collection of essays, first published in , provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms — rock, jazz, classical — with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question of copyright; recording and production technology; the social character of musical style; and the impact of lyrical content, considered socially and historically.
Music : A Social Experience. This book offers a topical approach for a music appreciation course. Through a series of subjects—from Music and Worship to Music and War and Music and Gender—the authors present active listening experiences for students to experience music's social and cultural impact. The book offers an introduction to the standard concert repertoire, but also gives equal treatment to world music, rock and popular music, and jazz, to give students a thorough introduction to today's rich musical world.
Through lively narratives and innovative activities, the student is given the tools to form a personal appreciation and understanding of the power of music. The book is paired with MySearchLab, featuring listening guides with streaming audio, short texts on special topics, and sample recordings and notation to illustrate basic concepts in music.
Music Theory. Many people find music theory a tough subject-- but it doesn't have to be! The best-selling Idiot's Guides: Music Theory, Third Edition, is a concise and clear guide that teaches any budding musician and even more experienced ones how to read musical notation by navigating the basics of reading and composing music. This book covers:- The basics of tones, including pitches, clefs, scales, intervals, and major and minor keys.
After Sound : Toward a Critical Music. After Sound considers contemporary art practices that reconceive music beyond the limitation of sound. This book is called After Sound because music and sound are, in Barrett's account, different entities. While musicology and sound art theory alike typically equate music with pure instrumental sound, or absolute music, Barrett posits music as an expanded field of artistic practice encompassing a range of different media and symbolic relationships.
The works discussed in After Sound thus use performance, text scores, musical automata, video, social practice, and installation while they articulate a novel aesthetic space for a radically engaged musical practice. Coining the term 'critical music', this book examines a diverse collection of art projects which intervene into specific political and philosophical conflicts by exploring music's unique historical forms. Through a series of intimate studies of artworks surveyed from the visual and performing arts of the past ten years-Pussy Riot, Ultra-red, Hong-Kai Wang, Peter Ablinger, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, and others-After Sound offers a significant revision to the way we think about music.
The book as a whole offers a way out of one of the most vexing deadlocks of contemporary cultural criticism: the choice between a sound art effectively divorced from the formal-historical coordinates of musical practice and the hermetic music that dominates new music circles today. These can be loosely categorised into three broad areas — composition, performance and analysis — but work in all three of these groups in the volume overlaps into the others, covers a broad range of other musicological sub-fields, and draws inspiration from, non-musicological fields.
The first section of the book deals with the analysis of performance and the performance of analysis. These three approaches posit new directions and territory for musical analysis. Through explorations of new music, the way in which practitioners relate to music frame a personal and reflective account of the creative process, finally looking beyond music to musicology. But the world of classical music can be highly intimidating and confusing.
Ian Christians, for many years a passionate believer in broadening the interest in classical music, has developed a unique approach, designed to make it as easy as possible for both newcomers to classical music and those who have started down the path to explore with confidence. Discovering Classical Music concentrates on the greatest composers. Rarely does a book offer such potential for continued enjoyment.
This volume concentrates on the life, personality and music of Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky. This volume concentrates on the life, personality and music of Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. Revisiting Music Theory : Basic Principles. Revisiting Music Theory: Basic Principles, Second Edition, surveys the basics of music theory and explains the terms used in harmonic and formal analysis in a clear and concise manner. Students will find Revisiting Music Theory to be an essential resource for review or reference, while instructors of introductory theory courses will find in these pages a solid foundation for cultivating musical thinking.
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Musicians of all kinds—amateur and professional alike—will find great value in augmenting and informing their knowledge of the art of music theory. Each section now includes an all-new selection of exercises, allowing readers to practice key skills and improve understanding. For students, instructors, and practicing musicians, Revisiting Music Theory offers an indispensable guide to the foundations of musical analysis. From the perspective of an European perception, the definition of the science of music was a result of the Pythagorean concept of universal harmony.https://binary-options.tradetoolsfx.com/includes/mejor-precio-plaquenil-200mg-medicacin.php
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The Pythagoreans were the first in European culture to raise the issue of uniting music and mathematics, sound and number. In the three parts of the monograph, versatile cases of the intersection of music and mathematics are displayed, moving from philosophical and aesthetic considerations about mathesis to practical studies, discussing the interaction between music and other kinds of art architecture, painting, poetry and literature , and providing a practical research of contemporary music compositions. Popular Music: The Key Concepts. Now in an updated fourth edition, this popular A-Z student handbook provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture.
With new and expanded entries on genres and subgenres, the text comprehensively examines the social and cultural aspects of popular music, taking into account the digital music revolution and changes in the way that music is manufactured, marketed and delivered. With further reading and listening included throughout, Popular Music: The Key Concepts is an essential reference text for all students studying the social and cultural dimensions of popular music.
El teatro como sistema. La primera parte del libro se dedica al teatro concebido como sistema. El gran teatro del mundo. La idea del teatro y otros escritos sobre teatro. De esa actividad, discontinua, pero constante desde a , destaca Idea del teatro , famosa conferencia pronunciada en This book investigates the theme of imposters in three Hispanic American plays and two Caribbean plays from the early twentieth century. The author has selected each play from a different country so that the scholarship presents a broader perspective of Hispanic American and Caribbean themes.
In these five plays, the main characters fabricate their own identities for various reasons. My focus is on analyzing those imposters and on presenting how the dramatists present these types of imposters in their works. Identity is one of the most prominent themes in Hispanic American and Caribbean literature because the history of these regions involves a long period of European colonization.
As a result of this colonization the cultures of these regions imitated European culture for centuries. For this reason the act of constructing a distinct American identity has been a struggle for these writers. The five plays analyze this struggle by depicting main characters that pretend to be someone else and abandon their own identity.
I have analyzed the imposters and incorporated findings from various studies that make a connection between the play and Hispanic American and Caribbean history. Teatro breve de la Edad Media y del Siglo de Oro. XX : a literary analysis of 20th century American drama. A unique and original viewpoint of how the dream of success is still a vital part of the American mentality and how this is clearly reflected in its drama. The American struggle against repression and exploitation, the rebellion and civil rights victories against all odds are hallmarks of American life and drama.
Este libro brinda un conjunto de observaciones y herramientas para leer la fecunda historia del teatro argentino entre aproximadamente y Obra que intenta reconstruir tramos olvidados del campo cultural argentino. Sin embargo, la literatura y la cultura nunca tabuizaron el tema del pasado nacional reciente. Consists of fourteen scripts for classroom use based upon Hispanic culture and traditions of the American Southwest. Choreography Observed. In Choreography Observed, Jack Anderson has selected writings that focus most directly on choreographers and choreography in order to illuminate the delights and problems of dance and to reveal the nature of this nonverbal but intensely expressive art form.
Other pieces focus on the Baroque dance revival, contemporary multimedia dance theatre, choreography for men, the complex relationship between ballet and modern dance, and how—and how not—to revive the classics American Theater of the s. In this book you can find the history of United States theater, the experimental theater of the 20th century, the American drama, history and criticism. Approaching Theatre. The present volume attempts to provide an overview of some of the most promising recent work in this area.
Its assumption is that so complex a phenomenon as theatre is best approached from a variety of directions, differing methodologies offering insights that will both complement and supplement each other. This is therefore a multinational and multidisciplinary endeavor, assembled by some of Europe's leading theatre scholars, and offering a general introduction to theatre study by combining recent insights from a variety of methodologies. Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theater. The history of drama is typically viewed as a series of inert'styles. Worthen instead sees drama as the interplay of text, stage production, and audience.
How are audiences manipulated? What makes drama meaningful? Worthen identifies three rhetorical strategies that distinguish an O'Neill play from a Yeats, or these two from a Brecht. Where realistic theater relies on the'natural'qualities of the stage scene, poetic theater uses the poet's word, the text, to control performance. Modern political theater, by contrast, openly places the audience at the center of its rhetorical designs, and the drama of the postwar period is shown to develop a range of post-Brechtian practices that make the audience the subject of the play.
Worthen's book deserves the attention of any literary critic or serious theatergoer interested in the relationship between modern drama and the spectator. Performing Processes. Live performance continues to be created every time it is performed. This book explores the dynamic relationship between creative process, presentation and spectator response to provide students and scholars in Drama with new insights on performance from poetry to pantomime. These essays make parallels between areas of performance that are rarely, if ever, compared. They present the basis for an overall theory of how 'conception', 'development', 'presentation'and'reception' are fused together to make up the overall' performance'.
This study investigates the relationship between the process of creating performance and spectator response, and how this exchange is embedded into the product itself. The authors draw on theoretical approaches from a range of sources, and examine the work of contemporary dramatists, choreographers, poets and performers. Its construction of a new, wide-ranging approach to performance research makes this book a valuable resource for the student as well as the broader academic community.
It has application both as a textbook and for supplementary research on drama courses nationwide. Theatre and Everyday Life. Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten.
In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment.
His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile. What is implied when we refer to the study of performing arts as'drama','theatre'or'performance'? Each term identifies a different tradition of thought and offers different possibilities to the student or practitioner. This book examines the history and use of the terms and investigates the different philosophies, politics, languages and institutions with which they are associated. Simon Shepherd and Mick Wallis: analyze attitudes to drama, theatre and performance at different historical junctures trace a range of political interventions into the field s explore and contextualise the institutionalisation of drama and theatre as university subjects, then the emergence of'performance'as practice, theory and academic disciplines guide readers through major approaches to drama, theatre and performance, from theatre history, through theories of ritual or play, to the idea of performance as paradigm for a postmodern age discuss crucial terms such as action, alienation, catharsis, character, empathy, interculturalism, mimesis, presence or representation in a substantial'keywords'section.
Continually linking their analysis to wider cultural concerns, the authors here offer the most wide-ranging and authoritative guide available to a vibrant, fast-moving field and vigorous debates about its nature, purpose and place in the academy. The Theater of Transformation.
The two parts of the book shed light on one another. The collective was in constant change, and so was its name. New Deal Theater recovers a much ignored model of political theater for cultural criticism. While considered to be less radical in its aesthetics and politics than its celebrated Weimar and Soviet cousins, it nonetheless proved to be highly effective in asserting cultural critique. In this regard it offers a vital alternative to the dominant modernist paradigm developed in Europe. Rather than radicalizing content and form, New Deal theater insisted that the political had to be made commensurable with the language of a mass audience steeped in consumer culture.
The resulting vernacular praxis emphasized empathy over alienation, verisimilitude over abstraction. By examining the cultural vectors that shaped this theater, Saal shows why it was more successful on the American stage than its European counterpart and develops a theory of vernacular political theater which can help us think of the political in art in other than modernist terms. The reality of a play is in its performance.
Making Theatre focuses on the processes by which performance is realized, analyzing three major areas:'Words'and the interpretation of text;'Vision'including scenery, costume and lighting; and'Music'which illustrates the importance of music in all stage action. The forms of theater covered include straight drama, the musical and opera.
This account of what makes theater important and how it works will be invaluable to teachers and students of drama and performance, as well as all those interested in theater as art. Theatre Histories : An Introduction. Drama : Between Poetry and Performance. An engaging book spanning the fields of drama, literary criticism, genre, and performance studies, Drama: Between Poetry and Performance teaches students how to read drama by exploring the threshold between text and performance.
Draws on examples from major playwrights including Shakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett, and Parks Explores the critical terms and controversies that animate the performance and study of drama, such as the status of language, the function of character and plot, and uses of writing Engages in a theoretical, disciplinary, and cultural repositioning of drama, by exploring and contesting its position at the threshold between text and performance.
The Technical Brief is a collection of single-focus articles on technical production solutions, published three times a year by the prestigious Yale School of Drama. The primary objective of the publication is to share creative solutions to technical problems so that fellow theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge. The range of topics includes scenery, props, painting, electrics, sound and costumes.
The articles each describe an approach, device, or technique that has been tested on stage or in a shop by students and professionals. Theatre History Studies , Vol. Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since by the Mid-American Theatre Conference MATC , a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice.
The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre. Refereed, immaculately printed and illustrated An Introduction to Theatre Design. Through its numerous illustrated case studies and analysis of key terms, students will build an understanding of the design process and be able to: identify the fundamentals of theatre design and scenography recognize the role of individual design areas such as scenery, costume, lighting and sound develop both conceptual and analytical thinking Communicate their own understanding of complex design work trace the traditions of stage design, from Sebastiano Serlio to Julie Taymor.
Demonstrating the dynamics of good design through the work of influential designers, Stephen Di Benedetto also looks in depth at script analysis, stylistic considerations and the importance of collaboration to the designer's craft. This is an essential guide for students and teachers of theatre design. Readers will form not only a strong ability to explain and understand the process of design, but also the basic skills required to conceive and realise designs of their own.
Applied Theatre : Bewilderment and Beyond. Applied Theatre: Bewilderment and Beyond explores the practice of theatre in communities and social institutions with marginalised groups. It shifts between contexts and countries to examine different ways that theatre has been applied to a wide range of social issues. Theatre projects in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom are analysed to argue for a complex and questioning view of the practice. Initiatives in prisons, developing countries, war situations and participatory research projects become the sites to interrogate the claims that applied theatre can be a theatre for social change.
Many practitioners and researchers have witnessed powerful applied theatre projects but nonetheless struggled to articulate the reasons for the projects'success. This book uses the questions inspired by that perplexity to create a case for applied theatre as a major area of contemporary theatre practice.
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Plays : And How to Produce Them. And How to Produce Them provides a basic introduction for all individuals and groups wishing to undertake the production of a play. It is aimed at the amateur enthusiast and anyone intending to pursue their interest further and undertake professional training. The author, who has over 30 years of experience in drama, takes the reader through the production of a play step by step, from setting up a drama group to the first night and entire run. The book can be read straight through or consulted as a handy reference work.
Theatre of the Real. This book proposes a new way to consider theatre and performance that claims a special relationship to reality, truth and authenticity. It documents innovations in devising and staging theatre and performance that takes reality as its subject, cultural shifts that have generated theatre of the real, some of its problems and some possibilities. Quantum Theatre : Science and Contemporary Performance. Quantum Theatre uses the science of quantum mechanics to construct a rigorous framework for examining performance practice and the theatrical event, and live performance as a means of exploring the implications of quantum mechanics.
Key ideas from physics are used to develop an interdisciplinary approach to writing about the work of a number of British theatre practitioners in terms of identity, observation and play. What this type of analysis does is enable an examination of aspects of performance that can remain hidden and so cast new light on the performance event.
This is the first study of its kind that develops such a framework for analysis of contemporary performance, and provides a coherent alternative to postmodernism as a theoretical framework for writing about performance. As such, this book develops a methodology that can be applied to a wide range of performance practices. Furthermore, it presents an analysis of the work of a number of contemporary performance makers, including Vincent Dance Theatre and Triangle Theatre.
Theatre Studies: The Basics. Is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre — from acting to audience — are woven together throughout to provide an integrated introduction to the study of drama, theatre and performance. Topics covered include: dramatic genres, from tragedy to political documentary theories of performance the history of the theatre in the West acting, directing and scenography With a glossary, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading throughout, Theatre Studies: the Basics remains the ideal starting point for anyone new to the subject.
Theatre-Making explores modes of authorship in contemporary theatre seeking to transcend the heritage of binaries from the Twentieth century such as text-based vs. West, theatre vs. Popular Theatre : A Sourcebook. Bertolt Brecht turned to cabaret; Ariane Mnouchkine went to the circus; Joan Littlewood wanted to open a palace of fun. These were a few of the directors who turned to popular theatre forms in the last century, and this sourcebook accounts for their attraction. Popular theatre forms introduced in this sourcebook include cabaret, circus, puppetry, vaudeville, Indian jatra, political satire, and physical comedy.
These entertainments are highly visual, itinerant, and readily understood by audiences. Popular Theatre: A Sourcebook follows them around the world, from the bunraku puppetry of Japan to the masked topeng theatre of Bali to South African political satire, the San Francisco Mime Troupe's comic melodramas, and a'Fun Palace'proposed for London.
The book features essays from the archives of The Drama Review and other research. Introducing both Western and non-Western popular theatre practices, the sourcebook provides access to theatrical forms which have delighted audiences and attracted stage artists around the world. Shakespeare Monologues for Men. Full of fresh speeches from Shakespeare's plays, this is the ideal guide for actors of all ages and experience. As an actor at any level you are likely to be called upon to perform a speech from Shakespeare. A great deal will depend on your coming up with something fresh that is suited both to your particular performing skills and to the purposes of the audition.
This is where this volume of The Good Audition Guides comes in. Drawing on his extensive experience as a theatre director and in drama training, Luke Dixon has chosen fifty monologues for male actors from across the whole of Shakespeare's canon. Each monologue is prefaced with a neat summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect and in your own unique way. The volume also features a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of selecting your speech, tackling Shakespeare's language and approaching the audition itself.
Theatre and Adaptation : Return, Rewrite, Repeat. Contemporary theatrical productions as diverse in form as experimental performance, new writing, West End drama, musicals and live art demonstrate a recurring fascination with adapting existing works by other artists, writers, filmmakers and stage practitioners.
Featuring seventeen interviews with internationally-renowned theatre and performance artists, Theatre and Adaptation provides an exceptionally rich study of the variety of work developed in recent years. First-hand accounts illuminate a diverse range of approaches to stage adaptation, ranging from playwriting to directing, Javanese puppetry to British children's theatre, and feminist performance to Japanese Noh. The transition of an existing source to the stage is not a smooth one: this collection examines the practices and the complex set of negotiations each work of transition and appropriation involves.
This book focuses on the various problems in the verbal and nonverbal translation and tranposition of drama from one language and cultural background into another and from the text on to the stage. It covers a range of previously unpublished essays specifically written on translation problems unique to drama, by playwrights and literary translators as well as theorists, scholars and teachers of drama and translation studies. Applied Theatre: Development. At once both guide book and provocation, this is an indispensable companion for students and practitioners of applied theatre.
It addresses all key aspects: principles, origins, politics and aesthetics in a concise and accessible style designed to appeal both to those who have recently discovered this sub-discipline and to experienced practitioners and academics. Part 1 is divided into two chapters. The first introduces the sub-discipline of Theatre for Development, covering its origins, principles and history, and providing an overview of theatre for development in Western contexts as well as in Africa, Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Latin America.
The second focuses upon theoretical and philosophical issues confronting the discipline and its relationship to contemporary politics, as well as considering its future role. Part 2 consists of seven chapters contributed by leading figures and current practitioners from around the world and covering a diverse range of themes, methodologies and aesthetic approaches. One chapter offers a series of case studies concerned with sexual health education and HIV prevention, drawn from practitioners working in Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Southern Africa, and China.
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Other chapters include studies of intercultural theatre in the Peruvian Amazon; a programme of applied theatre conducted in schools in Canterbury, New Zealand, following the earthquake; an attempt to reinvigorate a community theatre group in South Brazil; and an exchange between a Guatemalan arts collective and a Dutch youth theatre company, besides others. Disabled Theater. Some have celebrated the performance as an outstanding exploration of presence and representation; others have criticized it as a contemporary freak show. This impassioned reception provokes important questions about the role of people with cognitive disabilities within theater and dance—and within society writ large.
Using Disabled Theater as the basis for a broad, interdisciplinary discussion of performance and disability, this volume explores the intersections of politics and aesthetics, inclusion and exclusion, and identity and empowerment. Can the stage serve as a place of emancipation for people with disabilities? To what extent are performers with disabilities able to challenge and subvert the rules of society?