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London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror

London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror

  • Author: Richard J. Hand,Michael Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780859897921
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 291
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A companion to UEP's Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror (now in its third reprint). A genre that has left more of a mark on British and American culture than we may imagine" (Gothic Studies). London's Grand Guignol was established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. It was a high-profile venture that enjoyed popular success as much as critical controversy. On its side were some of the finest actors on the English stage, in the shape of Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson, and a team of extremely able writers, including Noël Coward. London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror considers the importance and influence of the English Grand Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts. It also presents a selection of ten remakarble English-language Grand Guignol plays, some of which were banned by the Lord Chamberlain, the censor of the day, and have never been published or publicly performed. Among the plays in the book is a previously unpublished work by Noël Coward, The Better Half, first performed at the Little Theatre in 1922. The reviewer in the journal Gothic Studies wrote, of the authors' previous book: "having recently taught a module on Grand Guignol with third year drama students, it is also worth noting that this book captured their imaginations in a way that few other set texts seem to manage."

Performing Grand-Guignol

Performing Grand-Guignol

Playing the Theatre of Horror

  • Author: Richard J. Hand,Michael Wilson
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press - E
  • ISBN: 9780859899956
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 286
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From the authors of the successful Grand-Guignol and London's Grand Guignol - also published by UEP - this book includes translations of a further eleven plays, adding significantly to the repertoire of Grand-Guignol plays available in the English language. The emphasis in the translation and adaptation of these plays is once again to foreground the performability of the scripts within a modern context - making Performing Grand-Guignol an ideal acting guide. Hand and Wilson have acquired extremely rare acting copies of plays which have never been published and scripts that were published in the early years of the twentieth century but have not been published since - even in French. Includes plays written by, or adapted from, such notable writers as Octave Mirbeau, Gaston Leroux and St John Ervine as well as examples by Grand-Guignol stalwarts René Berton and André de Lorde. Also included is the 1920s London translation of Blind Man's Buff written by Charles Hellem and Pol d'Estoc and banned by the Lord Chamberlain. A brief history of the Parisian theatre is also included, for the benefit of readers who have not read the previous books.

Theatre and Violence

Theatre and Violence

  • Author: Lucy Nevitt
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137302283
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 96
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If violence is a terrible thing, why do we watch it? Nevitt explores the use of violence in theatre and its effect on spectators. Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, she argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.

Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film

Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film

  • Author: Katja Krebs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134114109
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
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This book provides a pioneering and provocative exploration of the rich synergies between adaptation studies and translation studies and is the first genuine attempt to discuss the rather loose usage of the concepts of translation and adaptation in terms of theatre and film. At the heart of this collection is the proposition that translation studies and adaptation studies have much to offer each other in practical and theoretical terms and can no longer exist independently from one another. As a result, it generates productive ideas within the contact zone between these two fields of study, both through new theoretical paradigms and detailed case studies. Such closely intertwined areas as translation and adaptation need to encounter each other’s methodologies and perspectives in order to develop ever more rigorous approaches to the study of adaptation and translation phenomena, challenging current assumptions and prejudices in terms of both. The book includes contributions as diverse yet interrelated as Bakhtin’s notion of translation and adaptation, Bollywood adaptations of Shakespeare’s Othello, and an analysis of performance practice, itself arguably an adaptive practice, which uses a variety of languages from English and Greek to British and International Sign-Language. As translation and adaptation practices are an integral part of global cultural and political activities and agendas, it is ever more important to study such occurrences of rewriting and reshaping. By exploring and investigating interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives and approaches, this volume investigates the impact such occurrences of rewriting have on the constructions and experiences of cultures while at the same time developing a rigorous methodological framework which will form the basis of future scholarship on performance and film, translation and adaptation.

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

  • Author: Karoline Gritzner
  • Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
  • ISBN: 1907396284
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 256
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Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances. Detailed and analytical, these informative essays demonstrate how changing attitudes towards sexuality and death--opposed but entangled passions--were reflected in theater throughout the course of history. Psychoanalytical and philosophical models are also referenced in this work that features essays from dramatists Dic Edwards, David Ian Rabey, and David Rudkin.

Medien Wissenschaft

Medien Wissenschaft

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mass media
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British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950

British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950

  • Author: Rebecca D'Monte
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408166011
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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British theatre from 1900 to 1950 has been subject to radical re-evaluation with plays from the period setting theatres alight and gaining critical acclaim once again; this book explains why, presenting a comprehensive survey of the theatre and how it shaped the work that followed. Rebecca D'Monte examines how the emphasis upon the working class, 'angry' drama from the 1950s has led to the neglect of much of the century's earlier drama, positioning the book as part of the current debate about the relationship between war and culture, the middlebrow, and historiography. In a comprehensive survey of the period, the book considers: - the Edwardian theatre; - the theatre of the First World War, including propaganda and musicals; -the interwar years, the rise of commercial theatre and influence of Modernism; - the theatre of the Second World War and post-war period. Essays from leading scholars Penny Farfan, Steve Nicholson and Claire Cochrane give further critical perspectives on the period's theatre and demonstrate its relevance to the drama of today. For anyone studying 20th-century British Drama this will prove one of the foundational texts.

Controversial Images

Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

  • Author: Feona Attwood,Vincent Campbell,I.Q. Hunter,Sharon Lockyer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137291990
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 292
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Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.

TDR.

TDR.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Theater
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Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Sämtliche Stücke

Sämtliche Stücke

  • Author: Sarah Kane
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783499231384
  • Category:
  • Page: 252
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Der Blaue Reiter

Der Blaue Reiter

  • Author: Franz Marc,Wassily Kandinsky
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783737206891
  • Category:
  • Page: 232
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"Seit dem Erscheinen dieses Buches sind zwei Jahre vergangen. Eines unserer Ziele - in meinen Augen das Hauptziel - ist fast unerreicht geblieben. Es war, durch Beispiele, durch praktische Zusammenstellungen, durch theoretische Beweise zu zeigen, dass die Formfrage in der Kunst eine sekundare ist, dass die Kunstfrage vorzuglich eine Inhaltsfrage ist. In der Praxis hat der, Blaue Reiter" recht behalten: das formell Entstandene ist gestorben. Kaum zwei Jahre hat es gelebt - angeblich gelebt. Das aus der Notwendigkeit Entstandene hat sich weiter entwickelt." Dank der Hastigkeit unserer Zeit hat das leichter Verstandliche Schulen" geformt. So ist die hier abgespiegelte Bewegung im allgemeinen in die Breite gegangen und gleichzeitig ist sie kompakter geworden. Die im Anfang zum Durchbruch notwendigen Explosionen nehmen also ab - zugunsten eines ruhigeren und an Kraft gewinnenden breiteren, kompakteren Stromes. Diese Ausbreitung der geistigen Bewegung, und andererseits ihre starke konzentrische Wirbelkraft, die immer neue Elemente gewaltig in sich hineinzieht, ist das Zeichen ihrer naturlichen Bestimmung und ihres sichtbaren Zieles." [...] Vorliegendes Werk "Der Blaue Reiter" von Wassily Kandinsky und Franz Marc ist ein umfangreiches Nachschlagewerk fur ihre Ausstellungs- und Publikationstatigkeit. Die Kunstler, deren Werke sich hierin finden, waren alle wichtige Wegbereiter der modernen Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Dieses Buch ist ein unveranderter Nachdruck der langst vergriffenen Originalausgabe von 1914. Es ist mit uber 130 historischen Abbildungen und Zeichnungen versehen.

Anatomie eines Soldaten

Anatomie eines Soldaten

  • Author: Harry Parker
  • Publisher: Benevento
  • ISBN: 3710950104
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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45 Gegenstände, 1 unvergessliche Geschichte Captain Tom Barnes leitet einen Einsatz der britischen Armee, als er auf eine Landmine tritt. Zwei einheimische Jungen werden in den Konflikt hineingezogen, kaum ahnend, was dort geschieht. Auf allen Seiten verändert Gewalt das Leben von Grund auf. In diesem ungewöhnlichen Roman erzählen die Gegenstände des Krieges: Turnschuhe, Soldatenstiefel, Helm, ein paar Dollar, eine Drohne, ein Fahrrad, ein militärischer Orden, ein Glas Bier, eine Schneeflocke, medizinisches Gerät und eine Landmine. Anatomie eines Soldaten ist bewegend, aufwühlend und visionär: über den Krieg, tiefe Wunden und das Überleben. "Eine Tour de Force. In seinem brillanten und verführerischen Roman entblößt Harry Parker die geheimen Kräfte des Krieges. Diese Seiten sind gefährlich, aber sie enthalten Mitgefühl und Trauer. Man kann sich nur wundern, dass Menschen sich das gegenseitig antun. Der Krieg wird hier durch die Lupe betrachtet, aber ist doch völlig real." Nadeem Aslam

Liga der außergewöhnlichen Gentlemen

Liga der außergewöhnlichen Gentlemen

Das schwarze Dossier

  • Author: Alan Moore,Kevin O`Neill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866074637
  • Category:
  • Page: 208
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Tragödie und Dramatisches Theater

Tragödie und Dramatisches Theater

Studienausgabe

  • Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783895813863
  • Category:
  • Page: 734
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Kleine Aussichten

Kleine Aussichten

Roman

  • Author: Alice Munro
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104033617
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Der einzige Roman der Nobelpreisträgerin Alice Munro – ein frühes Meisterwerk! »In der Anlage autobiographisch, nicht aber in den Details«, so hat Alice Munro ihren Roman ›Kleine Aussichten‹ beschrieben: Die junge Del Jordan wächst auf der Fuchsfarm ihres Vaters in dem verschlafenen Provinznest Jubilee auf. Ihre Freundinnen interessieren sich fürs Heiraten, die Tanten sind mit Bodenschrubben, Backen, Bügeln und der Suche nach Gott beschäftigt. Als die Mutter ein Haus in der Stadt mietet, lernt Del eine neue Welt kennen: Die der Bücher, der ersten Liebe, der Suche nach einem eigenen Platz in der Welt. Das virtuose Porträt einer jungen Frau – und einmal mehr Weltliteratur.

Respekt im Zeitalter der Ungleichheit

Respekt im Zeitalter der Ungleichheit

  • Author: Richard Sennett
  • Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
  • ISBN: 3827072263
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Manche radikalen Denker glauben, man müsse lediglich für mehr soziale Gerechtigkeit sorgen, um auch mehr gegenseitigen Respekt zwischen den Menschen zu wecken. Aber ist das überhaupt realistisch? Zieht Selbstachtung nicht automatisch mangelnden Respekt gegenüber denjenigen nach sich, die im unbarmherzigen sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Wettbewerb die Benachteiligten sind? Bei der Suche nach Antworten greift Sennett auch auf seine eigene Lebensgeschichte zurück: Aufgewachsen in einem Ghetto von Chicago, gelang ihm zunächst mit Hilfe der Musik und dann des Studiums in Harvard der soziale Aufstieg. Erneut erweist sich Sennett als konstruktiver kritischer Geist mit Weitblick, als jemand, der mit Hilfe anschaulicher Beispiele grundlegende gesellschaftliche Veränderungen benennt.

Bonjour Cinéma und andere Schriften zum Kino

Bonjour Cinéma und andere Schriften zum Kino

  • Author: Jean Epstein
  • Publisher: Austrian Film Museum
  • ISBN: 9783901644252
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 158
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Jean Epstein, the great unknown amongst the pioneers of independent filmmaking, was also an essential figure in the invention of modern cinema - both as a theorist and as an artist. For the first time, a selection of Epstein's writings on film are published in German in this volume. Nicole Brenez' essay on Epstein contextualizes his achievements.