Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Bruce McConachie,Tobin Nellhaus,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Tamara Underiner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN 10: 113504113X
ISBN 13: 9781135041137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review:

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds to add fresh perspectives on the history of global theatre, the book illustrates historiographical theories with case studies demonstrating various methods and interpretive approaches. Subtly restructured sections place the chapters within new thematic contexts to offer a clear overview of each period, while a revised chapter structure offers accessibility for students and instructors. Further new features and key updates to this third edition include: A dedicated chapter on historiography New, up to date, case studies Enhanced and reworked historical, cultural and political timelines, helping students to place each chapter within the historical context of the section Pronunciation guidance, both in the text and as an online audio guide, to aid the reader in accessing and internalizing unfamiliar terminology A new and updated companion website with further insights, activities and resources to enable students to further their knowledge and understanding of the theatre.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli,Bruce McConachie,Gary Jay Williams,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 1134042949
ISBN 13: 9781134042944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review:

This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0415462231
ISBN 13: 9780415462235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review:

Providing a clear journey through centuries of European, North and South American, African and Asian forms of theatre and performance, this introduction helps the reader think critically about this exciting field through fascinating yet plain-speaking essays and case studies.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Bruce A. McConachie,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Gary Jay Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2010-03-31
ISBN 10: 0203879171
ISBN 13: 9780203879177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review:

This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods used by today's theatre historians.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli,Gary Jay Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780415462242
ISBN 13: 041546224X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review:

Providing a clear journey through centuries of European, North and South American, African and Asian forms of theatre and performance, this introduction helps the reader think critically about this exciting field through fascinating yet plain-speaking essays and case studies.

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories
Author: S.E. Wilmer,Thomas Postlewait
Publsiher: Studies in Theatre History & C
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2004-11
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060117994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories Book Review:

Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Bruce McConachie,Tobin Nellhaus,Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Tamara Underiner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN 10: 1135041121
ISBN 13: 9781135041120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review:

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds to add fresh perspectives on the history of global theatre, the book illustrates historiographical theories with case studies demonstrating various methods and interpretive approaches. Subtly restructured sections place the chapters within new thematic contexts to offer a clear overview of each period, while a revised chapter structure offers accessibility for students and instructors. Further new features and key updates to this third edition include: A dedicated chapter on historiography New, up to date, case studies Enhanced and reworked historical, cultural and political timelines, helping students to place each chapter within the historical context of the section Pronunciation guidance, both in the text and as an online audio guide, to aid the reader in accessing and internalizing unfamiliar terminology A new and updated companion website with further insights, activities and resources to enable students to further their knowledge and understanding of the theatre.

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories
Author: S.E. Wilmer
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 1587295210
ISBN 13: 9781587295218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories Book Review:

Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

Mapping Global Theatre Histories

Mapping Global Theatre Histories
Author: Mark Pizzato
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN 10: 3030127273
ISBN 13: 9783030127275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Global Theatre Histories Book Review:

This textbook provides a global, chronological mapping of significant areas of theatre, sketched from its deepest history in the evolution of our brain's 'inner theatre' to ancient, medieval, modern, and postmodern developments. It considers prehistoric cave art and built temples, African trance dances, ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern ritual dramas, Greek and Roman theatres, Asian dance-dramas and puppetry, medieval European performances, global indigenous rituals, early modern to postmodern Euro-American developments, worldwide postcolonial theatres, and the hyper-theatricality of today's mass and social media. Timelines and numbered paragraphs form an overall outline with distilled details of what students can learn, encouraging further explorations online and in the library. Questions suggest how students might reflect on present parallels, making their own maps of global theatre histories, regarding geo-political theatrics in the media, our performances in everyday life, and the theatres inside our brains.

Creating Verbatim Theatre from Oral Histories

Creating Verbatim Theatre from Oral Histories
Author: Clare Summerskill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN 10: 0429594860
ISBN 13: 9780429594861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Verbatim Theatre from Oral Histories Book Review:

Offering a roadmap for practicing verbatim theatre (plays created from oral histories), this book outlines theatre processes through the lens of oral history and draws upon oral history scholarship to bring best practices from that discipline to theatre practitioners. This book opens with an overview of oral history and verbatim theatre, considering the ways in which existing oral history debates can inform verbatim theatre processes and highlights necessary ethical considerations within each field, which are especially prevalent when working with narrators from marginalised communities. It provides a step-by-step guide to creating plays from interviews and contains practical guidance for determining the scope of a theatre project: identifying narrators and conducting interviews, developing a script from excerpts of interview transcripts and outlining a variety of ways to create verbatim theatre productions. By bringing together this explicit discussion of oral history in relationship to theatre based on personal testimonies, the reader gains insight into each field and the close relationship between the two. Supported by international case studies that cover a wide range of working methods and productions, including The Laramie Project and Parramatta Girls, this is the perfect guide for oral historians producing dramatic representations of the material they have sourced through interviews, and for writers creating professional theatre productions, community projects or student plays.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Alan Douglas Filewod
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780887548314
ISBN 13: 0887548318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review:

Sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available.

Theatre Globalization and the Cold War

Theatre  Globalization and the Cold War
Author: Christopher B. Balme,Berenika Szymanski-Düll
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-06-05
ISBN 10: 3319480847
ISBN 13: 9783319480848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Globalization and the Cold War Book Review:

This book examines how the Cold War had a far-reaching impact on theatre by presenting a range of current scholarship on the topic from scholars from a dozen countries. They represent in turn a variety of perspectives, methodologies and theatrical genres, including not only Bertolt Brecht, Jerzy Grotowski and Peter Brook, but also Polish folk-dancing, documentary theatre and opera production. The contributions demonstrate that there was much more at stake and a much larger investment of ideological and economic capital than a simple dichotomy between East versus West or socialism versus capitalism might suggest. Culture, and theatrical culture in particular with its high degree of representational power, was recognized as an important medium in the ideological struggles that characterize this epoch. Most importantly, the volume explores how theatre can be reconceptualized in terms of transnational or even global processes which, it will be argued, were an integral part of Cold War rivalries.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei,Phillip B. Zarrili
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:839787094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transatlantic Broadway

Transatlantic Broadway
Author: M. Schweitzer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 1137437359
ISBN 13: 9781137437358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Broadway Book Review:

Transatlantic Broadway traces the infrastructural networks and technological advances that supported the globalization of popular entertainment in the pre-World War I period, with a specific focus on the production and performance of Broadway as physical space, dream factory, and glorious machine.

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific 1869 1946

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific  1869 1946
Author: meLê yamomo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2018-07-20
ISBN 10: 3319691767
ISBN 13: 9783319691763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific 1869 1946 Book Review:

This book examines the intersection between sound and modernity in dramatic and musical performance in Manila and the Asia-Pacific between 1869 and 1948. During this period, tolerant political regimes resulted in the globalization of capitalist relations and the improvement of transcontinental travel and worldwide communication. This allowed modern modes of theatre and music consumption to instigate the uniformization of cultural products and processes, while simultaneously fragmenting societies into distinct identities, institutions, and nascent nation-states. Taking the performing bodies of migrant musicians as the locus of sound, this book argues that the global movement of acoustic modernities was replicated and diversified through its multiple subjectivities within empire, nation, and individual agencies. It traces the arrival of European travelling music and theatre companies in Asia which re-casted listening into an act of modern cultural consumption, and follows the migration of Manila musicians as they engaged in the modernization project of the neighboring Asian cities.

Theatre and Archival Memory

Theatre and Archival Memory
Author: Barry Houlihan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030745481
ISBN 13: 9783030745486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre and Archival Memory Book Review:

This book presents new insights into the production and reception of Irish drama, its internationalisation and political influences, within a pivotal period of Irish cultural and social change. From the 1950s onwards, Irish theatre engaged audiences within new theatrical forms at venues from the Pike Theatre, the Project Arts Centre, and the Gate Theatre, as well as at Irelands national theatre, the Abbey. Drawing on newly released and digitised archival records, this book argues for an inclusive historiography reflective of the formative impacts upon modern Irish theatre as recorded within marginalised performance histories. This study examines these works' experimental dramaturgical impacts in terms of production, reception, and archival legacies. The book, framed by the device of archival memory, serves as a means for scholars and theatre-makers to inter-contextualise existing historiography and to challenge canon formation. It also presents a new social history of Irish theatre told from the fringes of history and reanimated through archival memory. Dr. Barry Houlihan is an Archivist at National University of Ireland, Galway. He teaches theatre history and archival studies, digital cultures, and history. Barry is the editor of Navigating Irelands Theatre Archive: Theory, Practice, Performance (2019) and contributes regularly to RTE Brainstorm on topics of theatre, literature and cultural and archival heritage. .

The Colonial Public and the Parsi Stage

The Colonial Public and the Parsi Stage
Author: Rashna Darius Nicholson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030658368
ISBN 13: 9783030658366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colonial Public and the Parsi Stage Book Review:

"Working against the grain of the pan-Indian generalities and unproblematized pluralism of the Parsi theatre, Rashna Nicholson focuses on fiery debates in the public sphere around Parsi theatre - debates relating to Aryanism, Darwinism, communal violence, masculinity, and pure and impure blood, pan-Zoroastrianism, and conflicting positions on the critical question, 'Are Parsis Indian?' With historiographical rigor and an unsentimental reading of community, Nicholson has written a book that could be regarded as an eye-opener for both performance and social historians." - Rustom Bharucha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi "This window into colonial history combines archival detail with theoretical sophistication. The Parsis emerge from Nicholson's account as entrepreneurs but also myth-makers, helping create a non-Western public sphere packed with enchantment, battling conflicting forms of nationalism, and English hypocrisy." - David Wiles, University of Exeter The Colonial Public and the Parsi Stage is the first comprehensive study of the Parsi theatre, colonial South and Southeast Asia's most influential cultural phenomenon and the precursor of the Indian cinema industry. By providing extensive, unpublished information on its first actors, audiences, production methods, and plays, this book traces how the theatre--which was one of the first in the Indian subcontinent to adopt European stagecraft--transformed into a pan-Asian entertainment industry in the second half of the nineteenth century. Nicholson sheds light on the motivations that led to the development of the popular, commercial theatre movement in Asia through three areas of investigation: the vernacular public sphere, the emergence of competing visions of nationhood, and the narratological function that women served within a continually shifting socio-political order. The book will be of interest to scholars across several disciplines, including cultural history, gender studies, Victorian studies, the sociology of religion, colonialism, and theatre. Rashna Darius Nicholson is Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She has published works on colonial and postcolonial South Asian performance, theatre historiography, and cultural development.

Transnational Chinese Theatres

Transnational Chinese Theatres
Author: Rossella Ferrari
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN 10: 3030372731
ISBN 13: 9783030372736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Chinese Theatres Book Review:

This is the first systematic study of networks of performance collaboration in the contemporary Chinese-speaking world and of their interactions with the artistic communities of the wider East Asian region. It investigates the aesthetics and politics of collaboration to propose a new transnational model for the analysis of Sinophone theatre cultures and to foreground the mobility and relationality of intercultural performance in East Asia. The research draws on extensive fieldwork, interviews with practitioners, and direct observation of performances, rehearsals, and festivals in Asia and Europe. It offers provocative close readings and discourse analysis of an extensive corpus of hitherto untapped sources, including unreleased video materials and unpublished scripts, production notes, and archival documentation.

The Cambridge History of British Theatre

The Cambridge History of British Theatre
Author: Joseph Donohue
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2004-12-09
ISBN 10: 0521650682
ISBN 13: 9780521650687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of British Theatre Book Review:

Volume Two begins in 1660 with the restoration of King Charles II to the throne and the reestablishment of the professional theater. It follows the far-reaching development of the form over more than two centuries to 1895.

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories
Author: Frost
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998-03
ISBN 10: 9780415048958
ISBN 13: 0415048958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Histories Book Review: