Download E-books Text & Presentation, 2008 (Comparative Drama Conference) PDF

By Stratos E. Constantinidis

Textual content & Presentation is an annual ebook dedicated to all features of theatre scholarship. It represents a variety of the easiest examine awarded on the overseas, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama convention. This anthology contains papers from the thirty second annual convention held in l. a., California. subject matters lined contain masculinity within the performs of Tennessee Williams and Frederico Garcia Lorca; Moliere's progressive dramaturgy; motherhood in Medea; Electronovision and Richard Burton's Hamlet; and Jose Carrasquillo's all-nude creation of Macbeth, between many others.

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Download E-books Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse: Comedy, Tragedy and the Polis in 5th Century Athens (Mnemosyne, Supplements) PDF

Regardless of the numerous reviews of Greek comedy and tragedy individually, scholarship has in general overlooked the relation of the 2. And but the genres constructed jointly, have been played jointly, and motivated one another to the level of changing into polar opposites. In "Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse," Stephanie Nelson considers this competition via an research of ways the genres constructed, via taking a look at the tragic and comedian parts in satyr drama, and via contrasting particular Aristophanes performs with tragedies on comparable topics, corresponding to the person, the polis, and the gods. The learn finds that tragedy s specialise in necessity and a quest for which means enhances a missed yet serious aspect in Athenian comedy: its curiosity in freedom, and the ambivalence of its incompatible visions of reality."

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Download E-books Los cabellos de Absalón (Teatro) (Spanish Edition) PDF

Los automobiles sacramentales son obras religiosas de carácter alegórico representadas sobre todo en España y Portugal durante el Corpus Christi. Este género ocupa un papel muy interesante en los angeles tradición teatral de Occidente, pues coexistió, antes de desaparecer, con una incipiente y cada vez más renowned narrativa escénica interesada en los individuos, y en los sucesos mundanos.

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Download E-books Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture in the 1920s and 1930s (Performance Studies Series) PDF

This penetrating research of 1 of the main notable fads ever to strike the US info how dance marathons manifested a effective from of drama. among the 2 international wars they have been a phenomenon during which working-class humans engaged in emblematic struggles for survival. struggling with to out live different contestants, the dancers was hoping to develop into outstanding. there has been crippling exhaustion and agony one of the contenders, yet eventually it was once the coupling of actual soreness with staged screens that made dance marathons a countrywide craze.

Within the well-controlled house of theatre, they printed real life’s unpredictability and inconsistencies, and, certainly, the frightful facets of social Darwinism. during this gruesome theatrical surroundings we see additionally a frightening metaphor―the in poor health kingdom grappling with tough times.

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Download E-books Russia, Freaks and Foreigners: Three Performance Texts (Intellect Books - Playtext) PDF

Russia, Freaks and Foreigners is a set of 3 thematically associated performs set opposed to the backdrop of a fractured, post-Soviet Russian society. Written by way of acclaimed playwright James MacDonald, who's cerebral palsied, those functionality texts critique permitted notions of normality inside authority, providing quite a few types of distinction – actual, cultural and ethical – and their tales of dislocation. Their topics, contextualized right here through better half essays, extend the bounds of British drama and fasten to the comedian gruesome culture through giving the ‘abnormal’ a extensive charm. to this point, MacDonald is among the few critically disabled playwrights to have their paintings staged and he bargains with matters not often lined in drama. therefore, Russia, Freaks and Foreigners is a bold portrayal of incapacity from the interior.

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Download E-books The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller's vintage parable of mass hysteria attracts a chilling parallel among the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - 'one of the strangest and such a lot lousy chapters in human background' - and the McCarthyism which gripped the United States within the Fifties. the tale of ways the small group of Salem is stirred into insanity by means of superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage assault at the evils of senseless persecution and the terrifying strength of fake accusations.

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Download E-books Mythic Patterns in Ibsen’s Last Plays PDF

By Orley I. Holtan

Mythic styles in Ibsen's final performs was once first released in 1970. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

Until lately critics have tended to treat Ibsen largely as a social dramatist, one that used to be involved basically with the political, social, and ethical questions of his time. Radical notwithstanding he used to be within the Victorian period, his principles, with the passage o time, ceased to be avant garde,and for that reason many critics have pushed aside him as superseded. Professor Holtan examines a huge element of Ibsen's paintings, his final 8 performs, in a brand new standpoint, even if, and reveals a lot that's of lasting value and interest.

Ibsen's preliminary impression got here with the e-book in 1879 of A Doll's House,the play which doubtless advocates a woman's correct to go away her husband and kids. His popularity as a social dramatist used to be in basic terms furthered through the looks of his subsequent performs, Ghosts and An Enemy of the People. yet Professor Holtan's examine of the performs which got here after those identifies within the later performs values which go beyond the social difficulties in their time, penetrating questions of the human spirit itself.

The 8 final performs which Professor Holtan examines during this learn are The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, the girl from the ocean, Hedda Gabler, The grasp Builder, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman, and When We useless Awaken. In those performs he identifies a mythic development and harmony dependent in components of symbolism and mysticism that have wondered or pissed off readers and critics for years. In his mythic imaginative and prescient Ibsen's lasting contribution a long way exceeds that of his invention of the social-problem drama, Professor Holtan concludes.

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Download E-books Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture PDF

2006 Honorable point out for MLA Prize in US Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies

In the summer season of 1995, El Vez, the “Mexican Elvis,“along along with his backup singers and band, the stunning Elvettes and the Memphis Mariachis, served as grasp of rite for a ground-breaking convey, “Diva L.A.: A Salute to L.A.’s Latinas within the Tanda Style.” The performances have been notable not just for the expertise displayed, yet for his or her combination of linguistic, musical, and cultural traditions.

In Loca Motion, Michelle Habell-Pallán argues that performances like Diva L.A. play an important position in shaping and realizing modern transnational social dynamics. Chicano/a and Latino/a pop culture, together with spoken observe, functionality artwork, comedy, theater, and punk track aesthetics, is primary to constructing cultural types and identities that extend throughout and past the Americas, from Mexico urban to Vancouver to Berlin. Drawing at the lives and paintings of a various workforce of artists,Habell-Pallán explores new views that defy either conventional different types of Latino cultural nationalism and the expectancies of U.S. tradition. the result's a worldly rethinking of id politics and a useful lens from which to view the advanced dynamics of race, classification, gender, and sexuality.

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Download E-books Approaches to Teaching Miller's Death of a Salesman (Approaches to Teaching World Literature) PDF

Now at seventy-three volumes, this well known MLA sequence (ISSN 10591133) addresses a large variety of literary texts. each one quantity surveys instructing aids and demanding fabric and brings jointly essays that follow various views to educating the textual content. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate scholars, pupil academics, schooling experts, and academics in all humanities disciplines will locate those volumes quite necessary.

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