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Shakespeare and HisTheatre

By: Brown, John Russell

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Seller ID: 0722655584

ISBN: 0722655584

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Theatre of Revolt

By: Brustein, Robert

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 0316112879

ISBN: 0316112879

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Reimagining American Theatre

By: Brustein, Robert

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Publisher: 6/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780809080571

ISBN: 0809080575

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Third Theatre

By: Brustein, Robert

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Seller ID: 671205374

ISBN: 671205374

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Revolution as Theatre

By: Brustein, Robert

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Seller ID: 871400456

ISBN: 871400456

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Theatre of Revolt: Studies in Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandel

By: Brustein, Robert

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Publisher: 9/22/2015

Seller ID: 6417473

ISBN: 6417473

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Theatre of Revolt: Studies in modern drama from Ibsen to Genet

By: Brustein, Robert

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Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC:

Seller ID: 9780929587530

ISBN: 0929587537

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In a new edition of this now-classic work, Robert Brustein argues that the roots of the modern theatre may be found in the soil of rebellion cultivated by eight outstanding playwrights: Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O'Neill, and Genet. Focusing on each of them in turn, Mr. Brustein considers the nature of their revolt, the methods employed in their plays, their influences on the modern drama, and the playwrights themselves. "One of the standard and decisive books on the modern theater.... It shows us the men behind the works, what they wanted to write about and the priv... View more info

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Presence of the Actor

By: Chaikin, Joseph

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Publisher: THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP:

Seller ID: 9781559360302

ISBN: 1559360305

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Chaikin, who directed the celebrated Open Theater in the '60s, kindled an emphasis on communal playmaking whose impact is still evident today. This conversational review of his efforts details his methods and reveals the struggles involved in the creation of some of the most exciting theatre of our time. View more info

Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama

By: Chaudhuri, Una

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Seller ID: 9780472095896

ISBN: 0472095897

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"Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama" reimagines the content and continuities of theater history and exposes underlying dialogues between "home and homelessness, belonging and exile"--a century-long struggle with the meaning and power of place, which the author terms "geopathology." By reading canonical works in conjunction with contemporary ones, Chaudhuri charts the evolution of a dramatic paradigm with profound theatrical and thematic implications.Chaudhuri starts with a discussion of a "poetics of exile" in early modern drama, where the figure of home is constructed as a locus... View more info

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Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United States (Rutgers Series: Th

By: Choen-Crus, Jan

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Publisher: RUTGERS UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780813535500

ISBN: 0813535506

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Theatre Through the Ages

By: Cleaver, James

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Seller ID: B0007JBKGC

ISBN: B0007JBKGC

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Guru My Days With Del Close

By: Close/Griggs, Jeff

Price: $7.00

Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC: 6/1/2016

Seller ID: 9781566636148

ISBN: 1566636140

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A legend of improvisational theater, Del Close is best known for discovering and cultivating the talents of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Mike Meyers, and countless other comedy giants. He was resident director of Chicago's famed Second City and "house metaphysician" for "Saturday Night Live," a talent in his own right, and one of the brightest and wackiest theater gurus ever. Jeff Griggs was a student of Close's at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago when he was asked to help the aging mentor (often in ill health) by driving him around the city on his weekly errands. The two developed a v... View more info

Theatrical Event

By: Cole, David

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Seller ID: 97845767

ISBN: 97845767

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Compass: The Improvisational Theatre that Revolutionized American Comedy (Centen

By: Coleman, Janet

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226113456

ISBN: 0226113450

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Janet Coleman brilliantly recreates the time, the place, the personalities, and the neurotic magic whereby the Compass made theater history in America. The Compass began in a storefront theater near the University of Chicago campus in the summer of 1955 and lasted only a few years before its players--including David Shepherd, Paul Sills, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, Barbara Harris, and Shelley Berman--moved on. Out of this group was born a new form: improvisational theater and a radically new kind of comedian. "They did not plan to be funny or to change the course of comedy," writes Coleman. "But... View more info

Making of Theatre

By: Corrigan, Robert

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Seller ID: 15403

ISBN: 15403

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Theatre of Chaos: Beyond Absurdism, into Orderly Disorder

By: Demastes, William

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Seller ID: 9780521582452

ISBN: 0521582458

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In this unique and invigorating study, chaos theory and quantum mechanics are employed as the basis for a clearer understanding of the often confusing contemporary theatre world. Examining numerous antecedents to contemporary thought on chaos and the cultural roots of the notion of chaos, links are provided to playwrights ranging from Shakespeare to Ibsen and Tom Stoppard to Sam Shepard. William Demastes investigates parallel developments across the arts and sciences: connections between the dramatic naturalism of the late nineteenth century and Newtonian thought, and theatre of the absurd and... View more info

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Unmaking Mimesis: Essays on Feminism and Theatre

By: Diamond, Elin

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415012294

ISBN: 0415012295

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In Unmaking Mimesis Elin Diamond interrogates the concept of mimesis in relation to feminism, theatre and performance. She combines psychoanalytic, semiotic and materialist strategies with readings of selected plays by writers as diverse as Ibsen, Brecht, Aphra Behn, Caryl Churchill and Peggy Shaw. Through a series of provocative readings of theatre, theory and feminist performance she demonstrates the continuing force of feminism and mimesis in critical thinking today. Unmaking Mimesis will interest theatre scholars and performance and cultural theorists, for all of whom issues of tex... View more info

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Actor and the Target: New Edition

By: Donnellan, Declan

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Publisher: THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP:

Seller ID: 9781559362856

ISBN: 1559362855

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"Acting is a reflex, a mechanism for development and survival. . . . It isn't 'second nature, ' it is 'first nature.'"--Declan Donnellan This immensely popular and ever-practical book on acting takes a scalpel to the heart of actors' persistent fears, helping them to release their talent on stage. It is straightforward and unpretentious, with a spirit of artistic and personal freedom. View more info

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Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

By: Easterling, P.E.

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521423519

ISBN: 0521423511

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This book presents ancient Greek tragedy in the context of late-twentieth-century reading, criticism and performance. The twelve chapters, written by seven distinguished scholars, cover tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens, a range of approaches to the surviving plays, and changing patterns of reception, adaptation and performance from antiquity to the present. View more info

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Fate of the Object: From Modern Object to Postmodern Sign in Performance, Art, a

By: Erickson, Jon

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Publisher: UNIV OF MICHIGAN PR:

Seller ID: 9780472106134

ISBN: 0472106139

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"The Fate of the Object" traces the historical shift in focus from the "difficult" essential object of modernist theater, art, and poetry to its transformation as a sign in a postmodern field of signs. In modern art, the central object had been the abstract painting; in theater, the body of the actor; in poetry, the sonic, visual and grammatical elements of the poem. Spanning several disciplinary boundaries, this ambitious and pioneering book examines how the very process of refinement to locate the essential modernist object dissolves the figure of that object into its signifying ground. Jon ... View more info