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Dramatic Experience

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Book Series: Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe ISBN: 9789004329751 Year: Pages: 327 DOI: 10.1163/9789004329768 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: History
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The authors explore the convergence of dramatic theory, theatrical practice, and various modes of audience experience that contributed to the emergence of ‘public sphere(s)’ across early modern Europe — and in Asia.

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history --- drama

Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires

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ISBN: 9783110536881 9783110536881 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110536881 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Arts in general
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This volume presents the proceedings of the international conference “Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires: Looking at Early Modern England and Spain”, held in 2012 as part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project Early Modern European Drama and the Cultural Net (DramaNet). Implementing the concept of culture as a virtual network, it investigates Early modern European drama and its global dissemination. The 12 articles of the volume – all written by experts in the field teaching in the United Kingdom, the USA, Russia, Switzerland, India and Germany – focus on a selection of English and Spanish dramas from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Analysing and comparing motifs, formal parameters as well as plot structures, they discuss the commonalities and differences of Early modern drama in England and Spain.

Samuel Beckett and the primacy of love

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ISBN: 9780719063121 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This study is about the central place of the emotional world in Beckett's writing. Stating that Beckett is 'primarily about love', Dr. Keller makes a radical re-assessment of his influence and immense popularity. The book examines numerous Beckettian texts, arguing that they embody a struggle to remain in contact with a primal sense of internal goodness, one founded on early experience with the mother. Writing itself becomes an internal dialogue, in which the reader is engaged, between a 'narrative-self' and a mother. Keller suggests that this is Beckett's greatest accomplishment as an artist: to document a universal struggle that allows for the birth of the mind, and to connect this struggle to the origin, and possibility of the creative act. This study integrates highly readable discussions of psychoanalytic theory, as well as clinical examples. It will be of value to scholars and readers of Beckett, and anyone interested in his place in literature and culture.

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literature --- theatre --- beckett --- drama

Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays

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Book Series: Canadian Plays ISSN: 19175094 ISBN: 9781926836935 9781926836942 9781926836942 Year: Pages: 218 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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The sound of the wind across a Prairie field, the smell of grass on the first day of spring, the vocalization of birds in the early morning woods, the silence of the lake at night interrupted by call of the loon ? these are the shapes and sounds of the Prairie landscape. Katherine Koller invokes the Prairie setting as a central character in each of the four plays in Voices of the Land. Serving a supportive and, at other times, antagonistic role, the landscape acts upon the characters, driving and intensifying their transformation. The land and those who live in intimate terms with it are the focus of Koller?s plays. In The Seed Savers, farmers face pressure to purchase genetically modified seed; a protagonist refuses to sell untilled land for development in Cowboy Boots and a Corsage; a dying woman sees a lake as her final resting place in Abby?s Place; and in The Early Worm Club, Millie realizes a deep sense of belonging to the Alberta parkland and its birds while searching for her mate. Nature goes beyond mere setting and backdrop in these plays to effect transformation and resolution on the characters. Ranging from romantic comedy to drama and from one-act to full-length, the plays in Voices of the Land show western Canadians at the point of leaving, returning, and renewing against the backdrop of their native landscape.

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Drama --- Alberta author --- Wind --- prairies

Studies in Strindberg

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ISBN: 9781909188105 9781909188020 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.5334/bac Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Performing Arts
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In this volume Strindberg's accomplishments as a dramatist are set against his achievements in other fields, as an autobiographer, painter, letter writer and theatre director. There are studies of individual plays, in which Strindberg's theatre is related both to naturalism and the theatre of the absurd, and of the role played by his life-long interest in historical drama.

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august strindberg --- theatre --- inferno --- drama

Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage

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ISBN: 9781408179680 9781408179666 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102542
Subject: Performing Arts
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Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage demonstrates the links made between excess of emotion and madness in the early modern period. It argues that the ways in which today's popular and theatrical cultures judge how much is too much can distort our understanding of early modern drama and theatre. It argues that permitting the excesses of the early modern drama onto the contemporary stage might free actors and audiences alike from assumptions that in order to engage with the drama of the past, its characters must be just like us.The book deals with characters in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries who are sad for too long, or angry to the point of irrationality; people who laugh when they shouldn't or make their audiences do so; people whose selfhood has broken down into an excess of fragmentary extremes and who are labelled mad.

Itinerant Spectator/Itinerant Spectacle

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ISBN: 9780615858968 Year: Pages: 262 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0056.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Performing Arts
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Itinerant Spectator/Itinerant Spectacle moves across the landscape of European performance in late 20th and early 21st centuries, recounting performance in circulation across national borders and across the itinerant bodies of spectators who travel to meet performances that travel. Itinerant Spectator/Itinerant Spectacle suggests spectating is a practice — an act of interpretation engaged in more than simply receiving the affects of a performance, a companion practice to the making of performance. The work forms a part of Skantze’s ongoing explorations of what she terms the ‘epistemology of practice as research.’ IS/IS theorizes spectating as a practice that extends beyond the theatre, as a practice of writing as recollecting (and recollecting as writing) at the center of what has been called “criticism.” The book grounds spectatorship in the subjective, embodied, differenced practice of spectating not from a fixed location or standpoint but from a ground that constantly shifts, that is, from the ground of the roving positionalities of the “itinerate spectator.” Following Walter Benjamin, for example, Skantze importantly adopts the privileges of the flaneur as a feminist and rather queer project, one that refuses to be tied to the minor position, to that of the impossible “flaneuse.”

Zwischen Intertextualität und Interpretation. Friedrich Schillers dramaturgische Arbeiten 1796 - 1805

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ISBN: 393730021X Year: DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000000972 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Linguistics
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Die vorliegende Arbeit beleuchtet vor dem Hintergrund verschiedener intertextualitätstheoretischer Modelle erstmals nach Albert Köster Schillers sämtliche dramaturgische Arbeiten zwischen 1796 und 1805. Damit rückt ein - relativ gesehen - weniger bekannter Teil seines Werkes in den Blickpunkt. All diese Arbeiten entstanden zunächst für das Weimarer Hoftheater, entfalteten ihre Wirkung jedoch auch auf den anderen bedeutenden deutschsprachigen Bühnen seiner Zeit.Schiller bearbeitet Werke von Goethe, Shakespeare, Lessing, Gozzi, Picard sowie Racine und ermöglicht dabei Einblicke in seine Theaterwerkstatt, die zum Teil überraschend und im Hinblick zum Beispiel auf seine eigenen Dramen von einigem Interesse sind.

Trauerspiele mit Gesang und Tanz

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ISBN: 9783205774662 Year: Pages: 382 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437172 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3735
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From 1890 until 1938 in Vienna, Jewish theatre was a lively and fascinating part of the theatrical scene. Yiddish operettas and melodramas, serious plays and so-called Jargonschwänke were staged. The widespread texts of these Jewish theatre-evenings, in Yiddish and German, are discussed and analysed in this work.After an introduction, the aesthetical and dramaturgical basics of Jewish drama are presented. As the study shows, Jewish drama has got a very strong connection to non-Jewish theatre. Especially the dramaturgic forms can be found in non-Jewish drama before it emerges in Jewish texts, like the so-called lebnsbild. In the 19th century, it was popular on the Viennese stages, around 1900 it was a main genre of New York City's Yiddish theatres. Jargon and shund are terms often used to describe Yiddish plays and theatre - these terms are discussed in the present work as well as the cliché of Jewish self-mockery and self-hatred.The most prominent themes Jewish plays are dealing with are: love, marriage and family; anti-Semitism; stories and heroes from ancient Jewish history; myths and legends. The broad spectrum of plays about family and social life shows its importance in Jewish history and presence. The different political and historical situations of Jews in Western and Eastern Europe become evident in text concerning anti-Semitism. In Yiddish operettas and melodramas heroes from ancient Jewish history and the bible are shown, and in the 1920s plays about Dibbuks and Golems were most popular.A bibliography of Jewish dramas, complete with existing translations, builds the last part of this work.

Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa

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Book Series: Open Book Classics ISSN: 2054216X 20542178 ISBN: 9781783740437 9781783740444 Year: Pages: 150 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0058 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Within two years of the success of his first play Die Räuber on the German stage in 1781, Schiller wrote a drama based on a rebellion in sixteenth century Italy, its title: The Conspiracy of Fiesco at Genoa. A Republican Tragedy. At the head of the conspiracy stood Gian Luigi de’ Fieschi (1524-1547), Schiller’s Count Fiesco, a clever, courageous and charismatic figure, an epicurean and unhesitant egoist, politically ambitious, but unsure of his aims and principles. He is one of Schiller’s mysterious, protean characters who secures both our admiration and disgust. With Fiesco as tragic hero Schiller examines the complex entanglement of morality and politics in his own times that was to preoccupy him throughout his career.The play was a moderate success when performed in Mannheim in 1784; it was more popular in Berlin where, during Schiller’s lifetime, it was performed many times in a version by Carl Plümicke, which however radically altered the play’s meaning. There have been some noteworthy productions on the German stage and television, even if it has remained somewhat in the shadow of Schiller’ other works. In the English-speaking world it is all but unknown and very seldom performed. This translation aims to remedy that oversight.

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Friedrich Schiller --- drama --- Fiesco --- conspiracy --- Genoa --- play --- translation

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