Modern Armenian Drama by Nishan Parlakian, S. Peter Cowe

By Nishan Parlakian, S. Peter Cowe

On hand in English for the 1st time, glossy Armenian Drama offers seven vintage works from the Armenian degree. Spanning over a century (1871--1992), the performs discover such diversified issues technological know-how and faith, socioeconomic injustice, women's emancipation, and political reform throughout the medium of all of the significant eu dramatic genres. Nishan Parlakian and S. Peter Cowe offer a accomplished advent to the heritage of Armenian drama, giving a beneficial evaluate of its value and improvement in Armenia, in addition to a quick biography for every playwright. A preface to every play is helping in putting the paintings in the context of ancient and cultural problems with the time.Like the performs of Ibsen and O'Neill, the performs awarded during this anthology are thought of sleek classics. they've got an everlasting caliber and entice audiences who see them this day. The editors have gathered translations of the simplest examples of Armenian theater from its renaissance within the mid-nineteenth century to the current.

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Agamemnon in performance 458 BC to AD 2004 by Fiona Macintosh, Visit Amazon's Pantelis Michelakis Page,

By Fiona Macintosh, Visit Amazon's Pantelis Michelakis Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Pantelis Michelakis, , Edith Hall, Oliver Taplin

Aeschylus' Agamemnon, the 1st play within the Oresteia trilogy, is likely one of the such a lot influential theatrical texts within the international canon. In functionality, translation, variation, in addition to sung and danced interpretations, it's been prevalent within the Greek global and the Roman empire, and from the Renaissance to the modern degree. it's been primary to the classy and highbrow avant-garde in addition to to radical politics of all complexions and to feminist pondering. members to this interdisciplinary number of eighteen essays on its functionality heritage contain classical students, theatre historians, and specialists in English and comparative literature. All Greek and Latin has been translated; the e-book is generously illustrated, and supplemented with the worthwhile study relief of a chronological appendix of performances.

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Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges by Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton

By Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton

Applied Theatre is the 1st assortment to aid practitioners and scholars in constructing serious frameworks for his or her personal community-based theatrical initiatives. The editors draw on thirty case reports in utilized theatre from fifteen countries—covering a variety of disciplines, from theatre stories to schooling, medication, and law—and gather crucial readings to supply a accomplished survey of the sector. Infused with a historic and theoretical evaluation of useful theatre, Applied Theatre deals transparent developmental methods and versions for useful application.

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The Existential and its Exits: Literary and Philosophical by L. A. C. Dobrez

By L. A. C. Dobrez

The publication fills an important hole in glossy severe stories. Hitherto, there was no thought of try to relate Existentialist idea to modern literature - and this is often accurately what Dr Dobrez achieves, taking 4 top writers and discussing their paintings with regards to Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre. Readers will locate this account enlightening in its dialogue of Existentialism itself and its software of Existentialist rules in sleek literature. hence this publication may be of significant worth to scholars of either modern literature and glossy philosophy.

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An Introduction to the Works of Peter Weiss (Studies in by Olaf Berwald

By Olaf Berwald

The performs and prose works of the German author, director, and political activist Peter Weiss (1916-1982) have been immensely influential within the shaping of ecu Modernism within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century. Combining exploratory aesthetic openness with an uncompromising moral force, Weiss's literary works, specially the performs Marat/Sade (1964), The research (1968), and Holderlin (1971), in addition to the unconventional The Aesthetics of Resistance (1975-81) proceed to supply important issues of reference for any dialogue of tradition and politics in our instances. Berwald's examine serves as a accomplished creation to Weiss's paintings and imaginative and prescient. The introductory bankruptcy outlines Weiss's lifestyles and paintings in exile. 3 chapters offer targeted discussions of Weiss's theater paintings, from his early ugly performs and the documentary dramas from the Sixties that tackle Auschwitz, Angola, and Vietnam, to his most intricate performs within which intellectuals are staged as outsiders. the next 4 chapters talk about Weiss's prose works, which come with his autobiographical novels from the early Nineteen Sixties, essays and notebooks on artwork and politics, and his summum opus, The Aesthetics of Resistance.

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Protestantism and Drama in Early Modern England by Adrian Streete

By Adrian Streete

Containing designated readings of performs via Shakespeare, Marlowe and Middleton, in addition to poetry and prose, this ebook presents an enormous old and demanding reassessment of the connection among early sleek Protestantism and drama. studying the complicated and painful shift from past due medieval non secular tradition to a society ruled through the tips of the Reformers, Adrian Streete offers a clean figuring out of Reformed theology and the illustration of early sleek subjectivity. via shut research of significant thinkers reminiscent of Augustine, William of Ockham, Erasmus, Luther and Calvin, the booklet argues for the profoundly Christological concentration of Reformed theology and explores how this manifests itself in early sleek drama. relocating past questions of authorial 'belief', Streete assesses Elizabethan and Jacobean drama's engagement with the demanding situations of the Reformation.

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Meyerhold and the Cubists: Perspectives on Painting and by Amy Skinner

By Amy Skinner

This booklet deals a wealthy research of college practices within the theater of Vsevolod Meyerhold. concentrating on the philosophical and formal tenets of the shape, and helping her research with wide-ranging examples from either theater and wonderful artwork, Amy Skinner develops college as a framework for interpreting the total of the theatrical event, from scenography and mise-en-scène to textual content and spectatorship. An cutting edge exploration of the effect of university on 20th- and twenty-first-century theater, Meyerhold and the Cubists could be crucial for theater students and practitioners alike.

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Madah-Sartre: The Kidnapping, Trial, and Conver(sat s)ion of by Alek Baylee Toumi

By Alek Baylee Toumi

“Hell is different people,” Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote in No Exit. the wonderful tragicomedy Madah-Sartre brings him again from the useless to confront the unusual and lousy fact of that assertion. because the tale starts off, Sartre and his consort in mind and love, Simone de Beauvoir, are on their solution to the funeral of Tahar Djaout, an Algerian poet and journalist slain in 1993. En direction they're abducted by means of Islamic terrorists and ordered to transform . . . or die. on the grounds that they're already lifeless, fearless Sartre supplies the terrorists an opportunity to persuade him with reason.
 
What follows is, as James D. Le Sueur writes in his advent, “one of the main imaginitive and provocative performs of our era.” Sartre, one of many maximum thinkers of the 20th century, unearths himself in an absurd but lethal genuine debate with armed enthusiasts approximately terrorism, faith, intellectuals, democracy, women’s rights, and secularism, attempting to carry his rivals again to their senses in an come across as demanding because it is compelling.

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The Avant-Garde and the Popular in Modern China: Tian Han by Liang Luo

By Liang Luo

The Avant-Garde and the preferred in China examines avant-garde functionality as an immense political strength shaping pop culture in glossy China, targeting artist and activist Tian Han. this can be the 1st publication to research Han’s paintings and activism and to discover how a tremendous workforce of chinese language appearing artists invested in politics and the pursuit of the avant-garde got here to phrases with other ways of being “popular” in sleek times.

The ebook strains Han’s trajectory via key moments within the evolution of twentieth-century chinese language nationwide tradition, from the Christian socialist cosmopolitanism of post–WWI Tokyo to the city modernism of Shanghai in Twenties and Thirties, then into the chinese language hinterland in the course of the overdue Nineteen Thirties and 40s, and at last to the Communist Beijing of the Nineteen Fifties, revealing the dynamic interaction of paintings and politicsthroughout this era. The determine of Tian Han exemplifies the instability of traditional delineations among the avant-garde, pop culture, and political propaganda. figuring out Tian Han in his time sheds mild upon a brand new iteration of up to date chinese language avant-gardists (Ai Wei Wei being the easiest known), who, part a century later, are equally enticing nationwide politics and pop culture. Luo indicates how, instead of a panorama of alienated avant-gardists resisting institutional keep watch over at the one hand and a top-down, monolithic Socialist tradition at the different, we discover a cultural milieu the place the avant-garde engaged creatively with renowned kinds and the place either the avant-garde and the preferred converged upon political engagement.

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Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: Investigating the by Ann N. Black

By Ann N. Black

This publication, targeting lively, enticing fabric, will fill a void within the literature that at present exists for those scholars, their academics, and literacy coaches. Readers theatre for boys and especially heart tuition boys is a publishing hole that should be crammed. choices were selected to tempt center university boys curiosity (the blood and gore in Masque of the purple dying for example). Literacy is still an important subject of outrage in all educational circles, specially the insufficient functionality of analyzing and writing through boys. those scripts will entertain as they construct analyzing fluency. Grades 6-8.

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