Theatre

Download E-books Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment PDF

By Rebecca Schneider

'At final, the prior has arrived! Performing Remains is Rebecca Schneider's authoritative assertion on a big subject of curiosity to the sector of theatre and function reports. It extends and consolidates her pioneering contributions to the sector via its interdisciplinary approach, brilliant writing, and stimulating polemic. Performing Remains has been eagerly awaited, and should be preferred now and sooner or later for its rigorous investigations into the classy and political capability of reenactments.' - Tavia Nyong'o, Tisch university of the humanities, big apple University

'I have frequently puzzled the place the massive, vital, paradigm-changing publication approximately re-enactment is: Schneider’s booklet turns out to me to be that publication. Her paintings is hard, considerate and cutting edge and may set the schedule for learn in a couple of parts for the following decade.' - Jerome de Groot, college of Manchester

Performing Remains is a blinding new learn exploring the function of the pretend, the fake and the pretend in modern functionality. Rebecca Schneider argues passionately that functionality will be engaged as what is still, instead of what disappears.

Across seven essays, Schneider offers a forensic and specific exam of either modern and historic functionality, drawing on numerous elucidating assets together with the "America" performs of Linda Mussmann and Suzan-Lori Parks, performances of Marina Abramovic´ and Allison Smith, and the continuing renowned charm of Civil battle reenactments. Performing Remains questions the significance of illustration all through heritage and this present day, whereas boldly reassessing the ritual worth of failure to recapture the prior and recreate the "original."

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Download E-books Happy Days: A Play in Two Acts PDF

By Samuel Beckett

In Happy Days, Samuel Beckett pursues his relentless look for the that means of lifestyles, probing the tenuous relationships that bind one individual to a different, and every to the universe, best time previous and time current. once more, stripping theater to its barest necessities, Happy Days bargains merely characters: Winnie, a girl of approximately fifty, and Willie, a guy of approximately sixty.

In the 1st act Winnie is buried as much as her waist in a mound of earth, yet nonetheless has using her palms and few earthly possessions—toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, small replicate, revolver, handkerchief, spectacles; within the moment act she is embedded as much as her neck and will movement simply her eyes. Willie lives and moves—on all fours—behind the mound, showing intermittently and replying in simple terms sometimes into Winnie’s lengthy monologue, however the wisdom of his presence is a resource of convenience and proposal to her, and probably the prerequisite for all her “happy days.”

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Download E-books Chekhov: The Essential Plays (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By Anton Chekhov

Simply because Chekhov’s performs show the universally recognizable, occasionally comedian, occasionally dramatic, frustrations of respectable humans attempting to make experience in their lives, they continue to be as clean and lively as once they have been written a century in the past. accrued right here in excellent new renderings via essentially the most extremely popular translators of our time—versions which were staged through the usa, Canada, and nice Britain—are Chekhov’s 4 crucial masterpieces for the theater.

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Download E-books Constellations: A Play PDF

By Nick Payne

"A singular astonishment." ―John Lahr, The New Yorker

One courting. endless possibilities.
at first Marianne and Roland meet at a celebration. They opt for a drink, or maybe they do not. They fall head over heels in love and begin courting, yet finally they get a divorce. After an opportunity come upon in a grocery store they come back jointly, or even they run into one another and Marianne finds that she's now engaged to another person and that is that. or maybe Roland is engaged. might be they get married, or perhaps their time jointly can be tragically short.
Nick Payne's Constellations is a play approximately loose will and friendship; it is also approximately quantum multiverse concept, love, and honey.

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Download E-books Cyrano de Bergerac PDF

By Edmond Rostand

Determine universelle du panache français, Cyrano est un héros complexe. Orateur redoutable mais aussi poète, coriace avec ses ennemis mais fraternel avec ses amis, épris de beauté mais affligé d'un nez huge, cet as de l'épée est amoureux de sa cousine Roxane, qui. hélas. aime ailleurs : le beau Christian a conquis son cœur. Tel est le trio que met en scène cette comédie héroïque en forme de drame romantique. l. a. farce y côtoie los angeles tragédie et le destin deadly des personnages s'accomplit sur fond d'imposture.

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Download E-books Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre: Foreword by Ang Lee PDF

By Lenore DeKoven

The method provided during this booklet, honed after years of on-set event and from educating at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and recommended via many within the undefined, together with director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, goals to supply a worthwhile reference and source for administrators and actors alike. It combines underlying concept with dozens of routines designed to bare the actor's craft. there's fabric on developing the throughline, studying the script, personality wishes; the casting and practice session methods, movie vs. theater techniques in addition to the actor and the digicam.

Distilling tough recommendations and a posh job to their least difficult shape, the writer explains tips on how to properly catch and painting human habit. The author's dialogue of artistic difficulties she has encountered or expected after years of expertise, and her urged options and routines, are instantly priceless. also, listen what the actors need to say in excerpts from interviews with acclaimed actors equivalent to Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Glenn shut, Robert Redford, Christopher Walken, Julianne Moore, and Michael Douglas (to identify a couple of) who speak about their paintings with administrators, what conjures up them, and what they honestly wish from the director.

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Download E-books The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is harmful. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to cross a attempt prescribed by way of her father’s will, identifying appropriately between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he may perhaps by no means marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia additionally face an impressive villain, the moneylender Shylock. In developing Shylock, Shakespeare turns out to have shared in a frequent prejudice opposed to Jews. Shylock might were considered as a villain simply because he was once a Jew. but he supplies such robust expression to his alienation as a result of hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is such a lot remembered for her conceal as a legal professional, Balthazar, specifically the speech within which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the mild rain from heaven.”

The authoritative variation of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and established Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Newly revised explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases

-An creation to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare student supplying a latest viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s enormous holdings of infrequent books

-An updated annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay through Alexander Leggatt

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest selection of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Download E-books Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre (Mediamatters) PDF

Gross anatomy, the research of anatomical constructions that may be visible by means of unassisted imaginative and prescient, has lengthy been an issue of fascination for artists. for many smooth audience, in spite of the fact that, the anatomy lesson—the technically particular province of scientific surgeons and scientific faculties—hardly turns out the correct breeding flooring for the hybrid workings of artwork and conception. We omit that, in its early phases, anatomy pursued the hugely theatrical spirit of Renaissance technology, as painters similar to Rembrandt and Da Vinci and clinical teachers like Fabricius of Aquapendente shared audiences dedicated to the workings of the human physique. Anatomy Live: Performance and the working Theatre, a notable attention of recent advancements at the degree, in addition to in modern writings of theorists equivalent to Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our sleek notions of the dissecting desk on its head—using anatomical theatre as a way of acquiring a clean standpoint on representations of the physique, conceptions of subjectivity, and personal wisdom approximately technology and the degree. seriously dissecting recognized exhibitions like Body Worlds and The noticeable Human Project and that includes contributions from a few different students on such topics because the development of spectatorship and the results of anatomical background, Anatomy Live isn't really to be overlooked via a person with an curiosity during this enticing intersection of technology and inventive practice.

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Download E-books Lysistrata: Faisons la grève du sexe! PDF

By Aristophanes, Michel Host

« Eh bien, les regrettez-vous, oui ou non, les pères de vos marmots, vos bonshommes mobilisés à Pétaouchnoque par los angeles guerre et l’armée... Je sais bien, moi, que vous avez toutes un mari qui a quitté los angeles maison. Et des galants, on ne voit pas los angeles queue d’un seul... plus l’ombre d’un amant ! Nous devons mettre fin à cette guerre ! Si je trouvais un moyen, seriez-vous d’accord pour m’aider ? (…) Très bien, je vais tout vous dire. Nous avons le moyen d’obliger nos maris à faire l. a. paix... et ce moyen, c’est de re-non-cer... au phallus ! à l. a. queue, mesdames ! » Alors qu’Athènes et Sparte sont en guerre, Lysistrata, belle athénienne rusée et audacieuse, réussit à convaincre les femmes de toutes les cités grecques de mener une « guerre à l. a. guerre » en se refusant à leurs maris et amants, les privant des plaisirs de l’amour, jusqu'à ce que les hommes reviennent à los angeles raison et cessent le wrestle. l. a. représentation – que los angeles culture athénienne voulait distinctive – de Lysistrata se déroula durant les grandes fêtes annuelles de Dionysos de l’an 411. Elle coïncide avec los angeles Guerre du Péloponnèse où les cités dominées par Athènes s’étaient alliées à Sparte pour combattre leur oppresseur (431-404 avant J.-C.). C’est une période de issues negative agitée par les épidémies de 429 et le grand désastre de l’expédition de Sicile, conclue par los angeles trahison d’Alcibiade, durant laquelle l. a. flotte athénienne est décimée, laissant los angeles cité à l. a. merci de ses ennemis. Michel Host nous donne une nouvelle traduction et variation très réussie qui modernise les dialogues et les events pour les rendre obtainable à notre génération. Une comédie audacieuse qui allie crudité du verbe, occasions burlesques et scènes osées : l. a. « grève du sexe » comme arme politique !

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Download E-books Amphitryon ; L'Aululaire ; Le soldat fanfaron PDF

By Plautus

Amphitryon half guerroyer contre les Téléboens. Son épouse, l. a. vertueuse Alcmène, attend son retour avec impatience. Mais Jupiter, séduit par ses charmes, l. a. dupe en prenant les characteristics de l'absent. De son côté, Mercure, le messager de Jupiter, s'amuse à faire douter de sa propre life Sosie, dont il a également pris l'apparence. L'avare Euclion n'a qu'une obsession: mettre en lieu sûr l'"aululaire", une marmite remplie d'or. Que les prétendants se le tiennent pour dit: il ne dépensera pas un sou pour marier sa fille ! Pyrgopolinices, soldat fanfaron, a enlevé los angeles jeune fiancée de Pleusiclés. Les deux amants pourront-ils un jour se retrouver ? Par probability, un esclave rusé veille sur eux et rivalisera d'invention pour ridiculiser le ravisseur... Ces comédies virevoltantes, Plaute les a écrites pour un public populaire avide de dépaysement et de rebondissements. Près de deux mille ans plus tard, Molière s'inspirera de ces quiproquos improbables.

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