Music and Theatre from Poliziano to Monteverdi Book PDF

Music and Theatre from Poliziano to Monteverdi

  • Author : Nino Pirrotta
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1982-02-04
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0521232597

Music and Theatre from Poliziano to Monteverdi Book Description :

This book describes the many ways in which music was used in Italian theatrical performances between the late fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In particular, it concentrates on Polizano's Orfeo, Machiavelli's commedies, the Florentine intermedi and early operas, and the first operas in Venice.

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance Book PDF

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

  • Author : Dennis Kennedy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-26
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN : 9780199574193

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance Book Description :

Ranging from ancient Greek tragedies to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance provides an all-embracing approach that encompasses drama and musical, opera and film, dance and radio, and non-dramatic performances including circuses, carnivals, and parades. Based on the celebrated two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, this compact, affordable Companion features more than 2,000 up-to-date entries, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions, and traditions--with a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. Editor Dennis Kennedy has significantly updated the timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance, and he has added an appendix of useful weblinks, which are supported and accessible through a companion website. Finally, the book includes many new entries that cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia.

Devising Theatre Book PDF

Devising Theatre

  • Author : Alison Oddey
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0415049008

Devising Theatre Book Description :

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice, with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It was written because of a perceived need for information about the subject, and is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre.

Unmasking Theatre Design Book PDF

Unmasking Theatre Design

  • Author : Lynne Porter
  • Publisher : Focal Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-28
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0415738415

Unmasking Theatre Design Book Description :

Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished design presentation. This book reveals how creative designers think in order to create unique and appropriate works for individual productions, and will teach you how to comprehend the nature of the design task at hand, gather inspiration, generate potential ideas for a new design, and develop a finished look through renderings and models. The exercises presented in this book demystify the design process by providing you with specific actions that will help you get on track toward fully-formed designs. Revealing the inner workings of the design process, both theoretically and practically, Unmasking Theatre Design will jumpstart the creative processes of designers at all levels, from student to professionals, as you construct new production designs.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre Book PDF

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

  • Author : John Russell Brown
  • Publisher : Oxford Illustrated History
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN : 0192854429

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre Book Description :

A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

Exploring Museum Theatre Book PDF

Exploring Museum Theatre

  • Author : Tessa Bridal
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 0759104131

Exploring Museum Theatre Book Description :

Museum theatre can be one of the most effective and rewarding programs your institution ever undertakes, and it can be one of the most challenging! Some institutions shy away from theatre because it seems too foreign to their mission, while others take it on enthusiastically but with little understanding of its demands. In Exploring Museum Theatre Tessa Bridal, one of the leading experts in the field, helps bridge these gaps and leads you along the path to a successful museum theatre program. She covers the philosophical and historical background including how to find your style, developing your first program, costs and funding, working with actors, directors, and other professionals, technical issues, evaluations, promotion, presenting difficult issues, collaborations, and historic interpretation. Appendixes and a bibliography round out this excellent reference.

Australian Theatre  Modernism and Patrick White Book PDF

Australian Theatre Modernism and Patrick White

  • Author : Denise Varney
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-15
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9781783088362

Australian Theatre Modernism and Patrick White Book Description :

In the early 1960s the board of governors of the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia rejected two Patrick White plays, The Ham Funeral in 1962 and Night on Bald Mountain in 1964. Australian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White documents the scandal that followed the board’s rejections of White’s plays, especially as it acted against the advice of its own drama committee and artistic director on both occasions. Denise Varney and Sandra D’Urso analyze the two events by drawing on the performative behaviour of the board of governors to focus on the question of governance. They shed new light on the cultural politics that surrounded the rejections, arguing that it represents an instance of executive governance of cultural production, in this case theatre and performance. The central argument of the book is that aesthetic modernism in theatre and drama struggled to achieve visibility and acceptability, and posed a threat to the norms and values of early to mid-twentieth-century Australia. The recent productions indicate that despite the Adelaide Festival’s early hostile rejections, White’s plays endure.

Theatre and Entertainment Book PDF

Theatre and Entertainment

  • Author : Jim Davis
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781137321077

Theatre and Entertainment Book Description :

What do we mean by entertainment? How does this concept relate to theatre? Should theatre be for pleasure or instruction? Can it not be both? In this stimulating book, Jim Davis examines this relationship, by assessing audience reception, political theatre and melodrama, and ultimately questions the limits of entertainment in theatre.

The Mormons and the Theatre  or  The History of Theatricals in Utah Book PDF

The Mormons and the Theatre or The History of Theatricals in Utah

  • Author : John S. Lindsay
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-17
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066173012

The Mormons and the Theatre or The History of Theatricals in Utah Book Description :

"The Mormons and the Theatre; or, The History of Theatricals in Utah" by John S. Lindsay. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

School of Music  Theatre   Dance  University of Michigan  Publications Book PDF

School of Music Theatre Dance University of Michigan Publications

  • Author : University of Michigan. School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Publisher : UM Libraries
  • Release Date : 1880
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071889393

School of Music Theatre Dance University of Michigan Publications Book Description :

Includes miscellaneous newsletters (Music at Michigan, Michigan Muse), bulletins, catalogs, programs, brochures, articles, calendars, histories, and posters.

Writing in Collaborative Theatre Making Book PDF

Writing in Collaborative Theatre Making

  • Author : Sarah Sigal
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2016-11-04
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781137331717

Writing in Collaborative Theatre Making Book Description :

This engaging text explores the role of the writer and the text in collaborative practice through the work of contemporary writers and companies working in Britain, offering students and aspiring writers and directors effective practical strategies for collaborative work.

Theatre Intercontinental Book PDF

Theatre Intercontinental

  • Author : C. C. Barfoot
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre : Drama
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9051835752

Theatre Intercontinental Book Description :

British Theatre Book PDF

British Theatre

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1826
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101071987828

British Theatre Book Description :

Theatre and Prison Book PDF

Theatre and Prison

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2018-03-17
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9780230344686

Theatre and Prison Book Description :

Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre Book PDF

Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre

  • Author : Namrata Pathak
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-27
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781482846546

Trends in Contemporary Assamese Theatre Book Description :

It is the very nature of representation to be theatrical and self-referential. This book undercuts the fact that all representational knowledge is autonomous and sovereign. At times, theatrical representations can misguide and mislead. Representation can also ineluctably project ones own preferences and preoccupations. Thus, representation and subjective interpretation divulge into myriad domains. This book is concerned with the effects and consequences of representation and its politics. This book examines not only how language as well as representation produce meaning, but also how discursive knowledge connected to power regulates, conducts, and constructs identities and defines the way certain things are thought about practices and are studied. The book takes note of the fact that within the framework of performance, a performative subject does not wear a coherent identity as it is fragmented, decentered, simulated and is unstable, while being both virtual as well as actual. In the field of semiotics, theatre is historically and reciprocally affected by practice, especially within contingent conditions of time. In theatre semiotics, the new image of knowledge is that of turbulence. Here, knowledge is not so much a system as it is a confluence. Carrying this stance further we can say that contemporary Assamese theatre is characterised by shifting counter-voices and sub-textual underpinnings. This act forces reading into two directions: dialogic openness and variability of meaning that question the theatre directors as the only ones who know.

The Theatre of the Greeks Or the History Literature and Criticism of the Grecian Drama with an Original Treatise by James Tate on the Principal Tragic and Comic Metres Second Edition Altered and Much Enlarged by John William Donaldson Book Description :