Category: Theatre

  • A Trip to the Theatre (DK Readers Level 2) by Deborah Lock

    By Deborah Lock

    DK Readers can help your baby learn how to learn and inspire a life-long love of studying. inspire your baby to learn. discover all in regards to the theatre. sign up for Jake and his mum as they have a look round a theatre in any respect the surroundings, props and costumes. DK Readers are a part of a five-level hugely pictorial examining scheme, which makes use of vigorous illustrations and fascinating tales to motivate examining. point 2 have lengthy sentences, elevated vocabulary, info packing containers and a straightforward index - learn them including teenagers who're starting to learn by myself and with early or reluctant readers. Over 70 DK Readers are there within the sequence.
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  • Frogs by Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson

    By Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson

    During this English translation of Aristophanes' well known comedy the god Dionysus, dissatisfied in present Athenian playwrights, seeks to convey the dramatist Euripides again from Hades. comprises important notes and an introductory essay on Aristophanes, the heritage of the play and its creation, and a bibliography.
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  • 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane

    By Sarah Kane

    4.48 Psychosis sees the last word narrowing of Sarah Kane's concentration in her paintings. The fight of the self to stay intact has moved in her paintings from civil struggle, into the family members, into the couple, into the person, and eventually into the theatre of phychosis: the brain itself. This play used to be written in 1999 almost immediately ahead of the playwright took her personal existence at age 28. at the web page, the piece seems like a poem. No characters are named, or even their quantity is unspecified. it can be a trip via one person's brain, or an interview among a physician and his patient.

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  • Jacques Copeau (Routledge Performance Practitioners) by Mark Evans

    By Mark Evans

    Part of our winning Routledge functionality Practitioners series of introductory publications to the main theatre-makers of the final century, this booklet examines Jacques Copeau; a leading determine within the improvement of 20th century theatre perform, a pioneer for work on actor-training, actual theatre and ensemble appearing, and a key innovator within the circulation to de-centralize theatre and tradition to the regions.

    Presenting the historical past to and the paintings of 1 of the most important affects on 20th- and twenty-first-century performance, this is the 1st e-book to combine:

    • an evaluation of Copeau's existence and paintings
    • an research of his key rules
    • a targeted observation of his 1917 construction of Moliere's overdue farce Les Fourberies de Scapin – the hole functionality of his influential big apple season
    • a sequence of useful workouts supplying an advent to Copeau's operating tools.

    As a primary step in the direction of serious realizing, and as an preliminary exploration earlier than occurring to extra, fundamental study, Jacques Copeau is unbeatable price for ultra-modern student.

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  • Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

    By Peter Ackroyd

    This is often the large one from Peter Ackroyd — and a valuable spouse to London: The Biography.

    Only Peter Ackroyd can mix readable narrative and special remark with a pointy eye for the interesting truth. His approach is to put Shakespeare within the shut context of his global. during this means, he not just richly evokes the feel of Shakespeare’s existence, but in addition imparts an awesome volume of shiny, fascinating fabric approximately position, interval and background.

    Some snippets: Shakespeare was once secretly a Roman Catholic; the witches in Macbeth weren't hags yet nymphs performed by way of boys; the “best” mattress used to be for site visitors which was once why he bequeathed his spouse his “second best” mattress (the matrimonial mattress within which he most likely died); “ham acting” derives from the strutting stroll which confirmed off the ham-strings; an actor known as “Will” performed girl elements — might it were Shakespeare himself? And, the most powerful bond within the performs is among father and daughter, possibly reflecting Shakespeare’s circle of relatives lifestyles.
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  • Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave by C. L. R. James, Christian Høgsbjerg

    By C. L. R. James, Christian Høgsbjerg

    In 1934 C. L. R. James, the generally identified Trinidadian highbrow, author, and political activist, wrote the play Toussaint Louverture: the tale of the single profitable Slave rebellion in background, which was once presumed misplaced till the rediscovery of a draft reproduction in 2005. The play's construction, played in 1936 at London's Westminster Theatre with a solid together with the yank superstar Paul Robeson, marked the 1st time black expert actors starred at the British level in a play written through a black playwright.

    This variation comprises this system, photos, and stories from that creation, a contextual creation and editorial notes at the play via Christian Høgsbjerg, and chosen essays and letters by means of James and others. In Toussaint Louverture, James demonstrates the whole tragedy and heroism of Louverture by means of displaying how the Haitian progressive chief is stuck in a dramatic clash coming up from the contradiction among the barbaric realities of latest global slavery and the fashionable beliefs of the Enlightenment. In his portrayal of the Haitian Revolution, James aspired to vindicate black accomplishments within the face of racism and to help the fight for self-government in his local Caribbean. Toussaint Louverture is an crucial spouse paintings to The Black Jacobins (1938), James's vintage account of Haiti's innovative fight for liberation.
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  • Women in Love and Other Dramatic Writings: Women in Love, by Larry Kramer

    By Larry Kramer

    Larry Kramer has been defined via Susan Sontag as "one of America's most beneficial troublemakers." As Frank wealthy writes in his Foreword to this new number of writings for the display and level, "his performs are virtually journalistic of their remark of the fine-grained documentary info of existence ... which may good end up timeless." The name paintings, the Oscar-nominated screenplay for girls in Love, is a film "as sensuous as something you've most likely ever obvious on film" (The manhattan Times). The screenplay is observed by means of Kramer's reflections at the heritage of the creation, guaranteed to be of curiosity to any pupil of movie. This quantity additionally contains numerous early performs, Sissies' Scrapbook, A Minor darkish Age, and the political farce simply Say No, illuminating the improvement of 1 of our most crucial literary figures. "Since his screenplay for ladies in Love, Kramer has been a prophet of psychic health and wellbeing and disaster between us." -- from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters quotation
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  • A Passion For Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her by Shearer West, Mark Leonard, Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett

    By Shearer West, Mark Leonard, Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett

    Popular for her majestic attractiveness and impassioned performances, the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) revolutionized the aesthetics of eighteenth-century theater whereas inventing a posh public character to advertise her repute. Her aptitude for self-presentation was once matched by way of the showmanship of the numerous artists who portrayed her. right here 3 vigorous essays--by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett, Mark Leonard, and Shearer West--explore Siddons's existence and profession, in addition to her relationships with a few artists. awesome between them was once Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose masterpiece Sarah Siddons because the Tragic Muse turned an icon of this nice actress on the top of her profession. This lavish quantity additionally brings jointly fifty-five different images of Siddons together with works via Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Thomas Lawrence, and Gilbert Stuart.
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  • Voice and Speech in the Theatre (6th Edition) by J. Clifford Turner; edited by Jane Boston

    By J. Clifford Turner; edited by Jane Boston

    A pragmatic instruction manual to aid the actor strengthen a transparent and robust voice. It explains the speculation and recommends confirmed workouts to make sure development in voice and speech. this can be a vintage textual content considered as crucial reference for an individual in voice studies.This new version is edited through Jane Boston who examines the social and inventive context for Turner's teachings and demonstrates how they're nonetheless correct this present day. There also are up-to-date routines taken from the Alexander method and modern Yoga practices.
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  • Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life by William V. Madison

    By William V. Madison

    Best identified for her Oscar-nominated roles within the destroy hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942–1999) was once the most well known comedians of her time―and one of many least understood. In deepest, she used to be as reserved and subtle as her characters have been daring and bawdy. virtually a mode actor in her procedure, she took her paintings heavily. while group individuals and audiences laughed, she requested why―as in the event that they have been guffawing at her―and all her existence she remained not sure of her gifts.

    William V. Madison examines Kahn’s movie occupation, together with not just her triumphs with Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich, but in addition her missed performances in The experience of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother and Judy Berlin, her ultimate movie. Her paintings in television―notably her sitcoms―also comes into concentration. big apple theater showered her with accolades, but additionally with remarkably undesirable good fortune, culminating in a disastrous day trip in On the 20th Century that wrecked her recognition on Broadway. purely along with her Tony-winning functionality in The Sisters Rosensweig, fifteen years later, did Kahn regain her standing.

    Drawing on new interviews with kinfolk, buddies, and such colleagues as Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Gene Wilder, Harold Prince, and Eileen Brennan, in addition to archival press and personal writings, Madison uncovers Kahn’s lonely adolescence and her struggles as a unmarried girl operating to supply for her erratic mom. specifically, Madison finds the paramount value of track in Kahn’s existence. a skilled singer, she entertained deals for operatic engagements lengthy after she was once a longtime Hollywood famous person, and she or he handled each one script as a rating. As Kahn advised one pal, her ambition used to be “to be the music.”

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