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The Roots Of Theatre

Author : Eli Rozik
ISBN : 9781587294266
Genre : Performing Arts
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The topic of the origins of theatre is one of the most controversial in theatre studies, with a long history of heated discussions and strongly held positions. In The Roots of Theatre, Eli Rozik enters the debate in a feisty way, offering not just another challenge to those who place theatre’s origins in ritual and religion but also an alternative theory of roots based on the cultural and psychological conditions that made the advent of theatre possible. Rozik grounds his study in a comprehensive review and criticism of each of the leading historical and anthropological theories. He believes that the quest for origins is essentially misleading because it does not provide any significant insight for our understanding of theatre. Instead, he argues that theatre, like music or dance, is a sui generis kind of human creativity—a form of thinking and communication whose roots lie in the spontaneous image-making faculty of the human psyche. Rozik’s broad approach to research lies within the boundaries of structuralism and semiotics, but he also utilizes additional disciplines such as psychoanalysis, neurology, sociology, play and game theory, science of religion, mythology, poetics, philosophy of language, and linguistics. In seeking the roots of theatre, what he ultimately defines is something substantial about the nature of creative thought—a rudimentary system of imagistic thinking and communication that lies in the set of biological, primitive, and infantile phenomena such as daydreaming, imaginative play, children’s drawing, imitation, mockery (caricature, parody), storytelling, and mythmaking.

Drama And Healing

Author : Roger Grainger
ISBN : 185302337X
Genre : Drama
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Shows how drama therapy is an effective treatment for depression and schizophrenia

Theatre Of Roots

Author : Erin B. Mee
ISBN : 1905422768
Genre : Performing Arts
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After Independence, in 1947, in their efforts to create an 'Indian' theatre that was different from the Westernized, colonial theatre, Indian theatre practitioners began returning to their 'roots' in classical dance, religious ritual, martial arts, popular entertainment and aesthetic theory. The Theatre of Roots - as this movement was known - was the first conscious effort at creating a body of work for urban audiences combining modern European theatre with traditional Indian performance while maintaining its distinction from both. By addressing the politics of aesthetics and by challenging the visual practices, performer/spectator relationships, dramaturgical structures and aesthetic goals of colonial performance, the movement offered a strategy for reassessing colonial ideology and culture and for articulating and defining a newly emerging 'India'. Theatre of Roots presents an in-depth analysis of this movement: its innovations, theories, goals, accomplishments, problems and legacies.

The Cambridge Guide To African And Caribbean Theatre

Author : Martin Banham
ISBN : 0521411394
Genre : Drama
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The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre draws on the highly regarded Cambridge Guide to World Theatre (1989), and updates and refocuses material to offer a specific view of traditional and contemporary theater activity in English-, French-, and Portugese-speaking Africa, and the Hispanic and English-speaking Caribbean. This volume traces the ancient and complex roots of African theater--still evident in community festivals and religious rituals--through the centuries of colonial domination, to the African diaspora and its manifestation in Caribbean theater. National essays are followed by alphabetically arranged entries on the major figures in the theatrical arts of that country. Theater buffs and those concerned with African and Caribbean heritage will find much to interest them in this authoritative reference work.

The Roots Of African American Drama

Author : Leo Hamalian
ISBN : 0814321429
Genre : Drama
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Anthology of plays by African American authors.

The Roots Of Culture The Power Of Art

Author : Monica Gattinger
ISBN : 9780773552685
Genre : Art
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The Canada Council for the Arts is the country’s largest provider of grants for artists and arts organizations, benefiting not only writers, visual artists, performers, and musicians but Canadian culture as a whole. In The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art Monica Gattinger outlines the history of the Canada Council, the impetus for its foundation, and the ongoing debate about its goals and impact. Tracing the Council’s gradual shift from focusing on artistic supply and building the roots of Canadian arts and culture in its early years to its expanded focus on the power of the arts in society over time, Gattinger describes how leaders have navigated core tensions inherent in the Council’s activities. She examines the arguments for and against “art for art’s sake” and pursuing broader social and economic aims through the arts, as well as the inherent political conflicts between serving the needs of the artistic community and the needs of Canadian society, between leadership and followership, between autonomy and collaboration, and between emerging and established artistic practices. Combining lively storytelling with insightful analysis, and beautifully produced with dozens of photos of the art, people, and events that have shaped the organization through the years, The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art is essential reading for those with an interest in Canadian arts and culture and cultural policy.

Performing The Sacred Engaging Culture

Author : Todd E. Johnson
ISBN : 144120606X
Genre : Religion
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Christian theatre has rich roots, from ancient Hebrew dramas to medieval plays, but where does it fit in today's media-saturated society? Performing the Sacred is a fascinating dialogue between a theologian and theatre artist, offering the first full-scale exploration of theatre and theology. The authors illuminate the importance of live performance in a virtual world, of preserving the ancient art form of storytelling by becoming the story. Theologically, theatre reflects Christianity's central doctrines--incarnation, community, and presence--enhancing the human creative experience and simultaneously engaging viewers on multiple levels. This Engaging Culture series title will be a key volume for those interested in theatre as well as drama practitioners, worship leaders, and culture makers.

Ritual Theatre

Author : Claire Schrader
ISBN : 9781849051385
Genre : Psychology
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This book considers the relevance of ritual theatre in contemporary life and describes how it is being used as a highly cathartic therapeutic process. With contributions from leading experts in the field of dramatherapy, the book brings together a broad spectrum of approaches to ritual theatre as a healing system.

Law And Representation In Early Modern Drama

Author : Subha Mukherji
ISBN : 0521850355
Genre : Drama
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A study of law and early modern English literature.

Modern Asian Theatre And Performance 1900 2000

Author : Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
ISBN : 9781408177211
Genre : Performing Arts
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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 � 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society. Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides: ·a historical overview of the culture; ·an outline of theatre history; ·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.

Theatre Of The Oppressed Roots And Wings

Author : Bárbara Santos
ISBN : 0578490560
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"Roots and Wings" combines theory and practice for the analysis of Theatre of the Oppressed. The book proposes a consistent and accessible discussion about the concepts that underlie the method in articulation with the advances and challenges of its practice. The didactic approach facilitates the understanding of both the dramatic and pedagogical structure and the specificity of its aesthetics. The diversity of examples contextualizes the theory and throws light on ethical, philosophical and political issues that involve the application of the method.

Play Ritual Representation

Author : Ingrid Hentschel
ISBN : 3825872696
Genre : Drama
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The Origins Of Theater In Ancient Greece And Beyond

Author : Eric Csapo
ISBN : 9780521836821
Genre : Art
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The most thorough examination of the evidence for the pre-history and origin of drama to date.

Chicanas Latinas In American Theatre

Author : Elizabeth C. Ramírez
ISBN : 0253213711
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Elizabeth C. Ramírez's study reveals the traditions of Chicanas/Latinas in theatre and performance, showing how Latina/Latino theatre has evolved from its pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Mexican origins to its present prominence within American theatre history. This project on women in performance serves the need for scholarship on the contributions of underrepresented groups in American theatre and education, in cultural studies and the humanities, and in American and world history.

Applied Theatre Development

Author : Tim Prentki
ISBN : 9781472508287
Genre : Performing Arts
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At once both guide book and provocation, this is an indispensable companion for students and practitioners of applied theatre. It addresses all key aspects: principles, origins, politics and aesthetics in a concise and accessible style designed to appeal both to those who have recently discovered this sub-discipline and to experienced practitioners and academics. Part 1 is divided into two chapters. The first introduces the sub-discipline of Theatre for Development, covering its origins, principles and history, and providing an overview of theatre for development in Western contexts as well as in Africa, Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Latin America. The second focuses upon theoretical and philosophical issues confronting the discipline and its relationship to contemporary politics, as well as considering its future role. Part 2 consists of seven chapters contributed by leading figures and current practitioners from around the world and covering a diverse range of themes, methodologies and aesthetic approaches. One chapter offers a series of case studies concerned with sexual health education and HIV prevention, drawn from practitioners working in Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Southern Africa, and China. Other chapters include studies of intercultural theatre in the Peruvian Amazon; a programme of applied theatre conducted in schools in Canterbury, New Zealand, following the 2010 earthquake; an attempt to reinvigorate a community theatre group in South Brazil; and an exchange between a Guatemalan arts collective and a Dutch youth theatre company, besides others.

Harrison Birtwistle S Operas And Music Theatre

Author : David Beard
ISBN : 9781139789080
Genre : Music
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David Beard presents the first definitive survey of Harrison Birtwistle's music for the opera house and theatre, from his smaller-scale works, such as Down by the Greenwood Side and Bow Down, to the full-length operas, such as Punch and Judy, The Mask of Orpheus and Gawain. Blending source study with both music analysis and cultural criticism, the book focuses on the sometimes tense but always revealing relationship between abstract musical processes and the practical demands of narrative drama, while touching on theories of parody, narrative, pastoral, film, the body and community. Each stage work is considered in terms of its own specific musico-dramatic themes, revealing how compositional scheme and dramatic conception are intertwined from the earliest stages of a project's genesis. The study draws on a substantial body of previously undocumented primary sources and goes beyond previous studies of the composer's output to include works unveiled from 2000 onwards.

Modernist Literatures

Author : Sarah Davison
ISBN : 9781137474506
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Readers Guide offers a stimulating and accessible introduction to the key criticism which surrounds the diverse range of literature of the modernist period. Sarah Davison explores a variety of critical works, from initial pronouncements to recent studies which have shaped the way that Anglo-American modernism is understood and theorized today.

Generating Theatre Meaning

Author : Eli Rozik
ISBN : 1845192524
Genre : Literary Criticism
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It follows that actors' bodies on stage fulfil functions of textuality, metatheatricality, personification, characterization and aesthetic effect."--BOOK JACKET.

A History Of Theatre In Africa

Author : Martin Banham
ISBN : 1139451499
Genre : Drama
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This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa. The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in the work of popular entertainers and storytellers. Since the 1950s, in a movement that has paralleled the political emancipation of so much of the continent, there has also grown a theatre that comments back from the colonized world to the world of the colonists and explores its own cultural, political and linguistic identity. A History of Theatre in Africa offers a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of this long and varied chronicle, written by a team of scholars in the field. Chapters include an examination of the concepts of 'history' and 'theatre'; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; and the African diaspora.

A Boal Companion

Author : Jan Cohen-Cruz
ISBN : 0415322936
Genre : Drama
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This Boal companion explores performative and cultural ideas and practices which inform Boal's work by putting them alongside those from related disciplines.

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