Off Broadway Musicals, 1910–2007: Casts, Credits, Songs, by Dan Dietz

By Dan Dietz

regardless of a frequently unfair recognition as being much less renowned, much less winning, or much less subtle than their bona-fide Broadway opposite numbers, Off Broadway musicals deserve their proportion of severe acclaim and examine. a couple of indicates initially staged Off Broadway have long gone directly to their very own winning Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A refrain Line and Rent to extra off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little store of Horrors. And whereas it is still visible if different well known Off Broadway indicates like Stomp, Blue guy Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the bigger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs were tremendously winning of their personal right.
This ebook discusses greater than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, show off, and workshop musical productions. It comprises specific descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in practice session, chosen musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in long island, besides basic overviews of Off Broadway associations corresponding to the sunshine Opera of big apple. the common access contains the identify of the host theater or theaters; the hole date and variety of performances; the production's forged and artistic group; an inventory of songs; a short plot synopsis; and normal reviews and stories from the recent York critics. in addition to the person entries, the e-book additionally features a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices together with a discography, filmography, an inventory of released scripts, and lists of musicals classified via subject and composer.

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Performance, Identity, and the Neo-Political Subject by Fintan Walsh,Matthew Causey

By Fintan Walsh,Matthew Causey

This booklet phases a well timed dialogue concerning the centrality of id politics to theatre and function reports. It recognizes the real shut courting among the discourses and practices traditionally whereas retaining that theatre and function can enlighten methods of being with others that aren't constrained through traditional identitarian languages. The essays have interaction modern theatre and function practices that pose hard questions about identification, in addition to subjectivity, relationality, and the politics of aesthetics, responding to neo-liberal structures and exploitations of identification by way of looking to parent, describe, or think a brand new political topic. Chapters by way of prime foreign students glance to visible arts perform, electronic tradition, song, public occasions, experimental theatre, and function to enquire questions about illustration, metaphysics, and politics. The collections seeks to foreground shared, universalist connections that unite instead of divide, traveling metaphysical questions of being and changing into, and the probabilities of manufacturing exchange realities and relationalities. The e-book asks what's at stake in considering an issue, a time, a spot, and a acting arts perform that will come ‘after’ identification, and explores how theatre and function pose and interrogate those questions.

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Celebrity, Performance, Reception by David Worrall

By David Worrall

through 1800 London had as many theatre seats on the market because the city's inhabitants. This used to be the beginning of the capital's upward push as a centre for acting arts. Bringing to lifestyles a interval of striking theatrical power, David Worrall re-examines the beginnings of megastar tradition amidst a monopolistic advertisement theatrical market. The ebook offers an leading edge transposition of social assemblage idea into functionality heritage. It argues that the cultural which means of drama alterations with each switch within the functionality position. This theoretical version is utilized to a variety of archival fabrics together with censor's manuscripts, theatre ledger books, functionality schedules, strange play texts and infrequent published assets. via analyzing prompters' files, field workplace receipts and profit evening takings, the learn questions the prestige of David Garrick, Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean, and recovers the missed actress, Elizabeth Younge, and her value to Edmund Burke.

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Theatre and the State in Twentieth-Century Ireland: by Lionel Pilkington

By Lionel Pilkington

This significant new research offers a political and cultural background of a few of Ireland's key nationwide theatre initiatives from the Eighteen Nineties to the Nineties. Impressively wide-ranging in assurance, Theatre and the country in Twentieth-Century eire: Cultivating the People contains discussions on:
*the politics of the Irish literary flow on the Abbey Theatre ahead of and after political independence;
*the position of a state-sponsored theatre for the post-1922 unionist executive in Northern Ireland;
*the convulsive results of the Northern eire clash on Irish theatre.
Lionel Pilkington attracts on a mixture of archival examine and demanding readings of person performs, protecting works via J. M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, Lennox Robinson, T. C. Murray, George Shiels, Brian Friel, and Frank McGuinness. In its insistence at the info of historical past, this can be a e-book very important to a person drawn to Irish tradition and politics within the 20th century.

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Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance (Palgrave by M. Chatzichristodoulou,R. Zerihan

By M. Chatzichristodoulou,R. Zerihan

including serious analyses, theoretical provocations and functional reflections via prime scholars/practitioners from the fields of functionality stories, reside artwork and artistic expertise, those essays learn the increase of intimate functionality works and query the socio-historical contexts upsetting these aesthetic and affective developments.

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International Theatre Olympics: The Artistic and by Jae Kyoung Kim

By Jae Kyoung Kim

This pivot examines how the Theatre Olympics, born in 1995, have served to counterpoint every one host country’s tradition, neighborhood, and international family. the host country’s political, social, and cultural conditions, it considers how the competition expands the concept of Olympism past its program to the Olympic video games, expressing the spirit of Olympism and interculturalism in each one country’s precise cultural language.

It additionally emphasizes the festival’s improvement over the two decades of its lifestyles and the way every one festival’s staging has mirrored the nationwide identification, theatre culture, and cultural curiosity of the web hosting state at the moment, in addition to how every one competition director’s inventive precept has tried to complete cultural trade via their productions.

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Dramaturgy and Dramatic Character: A Long View by William Storm

By William Storm

Dramatic personality is one of the so much long-standing and widespread of inventive phenomena. From the theatre of Dionysus in historical Greece to the trendy degree, William Storm's ebook promises a wide-ranging view of the way characters were conceived at pivotal moments in historical past. hurricane reaffirms dramatic personality as not just ancestrally famous yet as a continuous concentration of curiosity. He appears heavily at how level figures examine to fictional characters in books, dramatic media, and different visible arts. Emphasis is continued all through on primary questions of ways theatrical characterization pertains to dramatic constitution, variety, and style. broad recognition is given to how characters imagine and to elements of enterprise, selfhood, and cognizance. because the in basic terms publication to provide an extended view of theatrical characterization throughout this historic span, Storm's dramaturgical and theoretical research examines subject matters that stay important and pertinent for practitioners, students, scholars of theatre and literature, and common audiences.

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The Drama of the American Short Story, 1800-1865 by Michael J. Collins

By Michael J. Collins

The Drama of the yankee brief tale, 18001865 argues that to really comprehend the quick tale shape, one needs to examine the way it was once formed through the energetic, chaotic, and deeply politicized international of 19th-century transatlantic theater and function tradition. by means of resurrecting long-neglected theatrical affects on consultant works of brief fiction, Michael J. Collins demonstrates that it used to be the unruly tradition of the level that first energized this most vital of yankee paintings kinds. even if it used to be Washington Irving’s first task as theater critic, Melville’s politically arguable love of British drama, Alcott’s thwarted desires of degree stardom, Poe and Lippard’s dramatizations of exceptionally bloodthirsty fraternity hazings, or Hawthorne’s fascination with automata, theater was once a key innovative web site for the main pioneers of the yankee brief story.

The ebook indicates how views from theater stories, anthropology, and function reviews can increase readings of the short-story shape. relocating past arbitrary differences among functionality and textual content, it means that this literature had a social lifestyles and used to be engaged with questions of circumatlantic and transnational tradition. It means that the quick tale itself was once by no means conceived as a nationalist literary shape, yet labored through mobilizing cosmopolitan connections and meanings. In so doing, the booklet resurrects a overlooked historical past of yankee Federalism and its connections to British literary forms.


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Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and by Fran Mason

By Fran Mason

Postmodernist literature embraces a variety of kinds and views, together with texts which are essentially self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid types to create textual realities that both run against or in parallel with an exterior truth; fabulations that advance either one of those recommendations; texts that ironize their courting to truth; works that use the points already famous to extra absolutely interact with political or cultural realities; texts that take care of heritage as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even in the style already explored. for instance, in fiction, a postmodernist novel may perhaps inform a narrative a few author suffering from writing (only, probably, to discover that he's a personality in a ebook through one other author suffering to write down a book). The historic Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the several parts of postmodernist literature and the range of kinds which were produced. this is often entire via a listing of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and a number of other hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on person postmodernist writers, the real postmodernist aesthetic practices, major texts produced in the course of the background of postmodernist writing, and demanding hobbies and concepts that experience created a number of literary ways in the shape. by way of putting those matters in the ancient, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks in which postmodernist literature of the overdue 20th and early twenty-first century operates.

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Automation in the Entertainment Industry by Mark Ager,John Hastie

By Mark Ager,John Hastie

within the final 15 years, there was an important progress within the use of automation in leisure, in particular in theatres, and it truly is now recognized as its personal self-discipline. notwithstanding, it truly is nonetheless basically utilized in round five% of theatres around the globe. within the subsequent 25 years, given present development styles, that determine will upward push to 30%. this may suggest that most of theatre team of workers, together with administrators, designers, technical employees, actors and theatre administration, will come into touch with automation for the 1st time at some point soon of their careers. This e-book is meant to supply insights and functional recommendation from those that use automation, to aid the first-time consumer comprehend the problems and stay away from the pitfalls in its implementation. some time past, theatre automation used to be noticeable via many as a fancy, unreliable and dear toy, no longer for common use. the purpose of this booklet is to dispel that myth.

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