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Scene Design in the American Theatre from 1915 to 1960

Author : Helen N. Larson
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Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik

Author : Anne Fletcher
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Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik explores the life and work of the pioneering scene designer whose career spanned decades in American theatre. Anne Fletcher’ s insightful volume draws intriguing parallels and contrasts between Gorelik’ s productions and the theatrical movements of the twentieth century, exposing the indelible mark he left on the stage. Through in-depth analysis of his letters, diaries, designs, and theoretical works, Fletcher examines the ways in which Gorelik’ s productions can be used as a mirror to reflect the shifting dramatic landscapes of his times. Fletcher places Gorelik against the colorful historical backdrops that surrounded him— including the avant-garde movement of the 1920s, World War II, the Cold War, and absurdism— using the designer’ s career as a window into the theatre during these eras. Within these cultural contexts, Gorelik sought to blaze his own unconventional path through the realms of theatre and theory. Fletcher traces Gorelik’ s tenures with such companies as the Provincetown Players, the Theatre Guild, and the Theatre Union, as well as his relationships with icons such as Bertolt Brecht, revealing how his interactions with others influenced his progressive designs and thus set the stage for major dramatic innovations. In particular, Fletcher explores Gorelik’ s use of scenic metaphor: the employment of stage design techniques to subtly enhance the tone or mood of a production. Fletcher also details the designer’ s written contributions to criticism and theory, including the influential volume New Theatres for Old, as well as other articles and publications. In addition to thorough examinations of several of Gorelik’ s most famous projects, Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik contains explications of productions by such legends as John Howard Lawson, Clifford Odets, and Arthur Miller. Also included are numerous full-color and black-and-white illustrations of Gorelik’ s work, most of which have never been available to the public until now. More than simply a portrait of one man, this indispensable volume is a cultural history of American theatre as seen through the career of a visionary designer and theoretician.

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

Author : Don B. Wilmeth
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Volume three of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

American Set Design

Author : Arnold Aronson
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Examines the stage sets by eleven top U.S. designers and discusses the background of each artist

Theatre and Architecture Stage Design Costume

Author : Véronique Lemaire
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This long-awaited bibliography of recent books about theatre architecture, scenography and costume, published with the support of Belgian Ministry of Culture and the «Théâtre & Publics» Association, has been prepared in collaboration with experts in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Russian. This extensive bibliography, which meets the demands of the International Theatre Institute organizations and the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, will prove useful to theatre practitioners as well as to confirmed or young theatre scholars. Cette bibliographie rassemble un choix d'ouvrages sur le théâtre et l'architecture, la scénographie, le costume. Elle a bénéficié de la collaboration d'experts internationaux (anglais, français, allemands, italiens et russes). Répondant à la demande de l'IIT (Institut international du théâtre) et de l'OISTAT (Organisation internationale des scénographes, techniciens et architectes de théâtre), cette bibliographie en cinq langues est un précieux outil pour tout praticien et théoricien du théâtre.

Ming Cho Lee

Author : Arnold Aronson
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A celebration of "the dean of American set designers" (The New York Times).

Making the Scene

Author : Oscar G. Brockett
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Looks at the history of scene design throughout history, examining the evolving context, theory, and practice.

Sheldon Cheney s Theatre Arts Magazine

Author : DeAnna M. Toten Beard
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Enriches understanding this critical period in American history and illuminates the major issues of 20th-century theatre and drama.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Author : James Fisher
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Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on plays, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, critics, producers, theaters, and terminology.

The A to Z of American Theater

Author : James Fisher
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The A to Z of American Theater: Modernism focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment that also enlivened the era. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on plays; music; playwrights; great performers like Maude Adams, Otis Skinner, Julia Marlowe, and E.H. Sothern; producers like David Belasco, Daniel Frohman, and Florenz Ziegfeld; critics; architects; designers; and costumes.