Dramatists in Revolt

Dramatists in Revolt PDF Author: Leon F. Lyday
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477301283
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 292

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Dramatists in Revolt, through studies of the major playwrights, explores significant movements in Latin American theater. Playwrights discussed are those who have made outstanding contributions to Latin American theater during the post–World War II period and who have been particularly sensitive to world currents in literature and drama, while being acutely responsive to the problems of their own areas. They express concern about communication, isolation, and solitude. On a more basic level, they concern themselves with the political and socioeconomic problems that figure importantly in the Third World. The fifteen essays deal with the playwrights Antón Arrufat and José Triana (Cuba); Emilio Carballido and Luisa Josefina Hernández (Mexico); Agustín Cuzzani, Osvaldo Dragún, Griselda Gambaro, and Carlos Gorostiza (Argentina); Jorge Díaz, Egon Wolff, and Luis Alberto Heiremans (Chile); René Marqués (Puerto Rico); and Jorge Andrade, Alfredo Dias Gomes, and Plínio Marcos (Brazil). These are dramatists in revolt, sometimes in a thematic sense, not only in protesting the indignities that various systems impose on modern man, but also in a dramatic configuration. They dare to experiment with techniques in the constant search for viable theatrical forms. Each essay is written by a specialist familiar with the works of the playwright under consideration. In addition to the essays, the book includes a listing of source materials on Latin American theater.

The Theatre of Revolt

The Theatre of Revolt PDF Author: Robert Brustein
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
ISBN: 146173004X
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 452

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In a new edition of this now-classic work, Robert Brustein argues that the roots of the modern theatre may be found in the soil of rebellion cultivated by eight outstanding playwrights: Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O'Neill, and Genet. Focusing on each of them in turn, Mr. Brustein considers the nature of their revolt, the methods employed in their plays, their influences on the modern drama, and the playwrights themselves. "One of the standard and decisive books on the modern theater.... It shows us the men behind the works,... what they wanted to write about and the private hell within each of them which led to the enduring works we continue to treasure."—New York Times Book Review. "The best single collection of essays I know of on modern drama... remarkably fine and sensitive pieces of criticism. "—Alvin,Kernan, Yale Review.

The Theatre of Revolt

The Theatre of Revolt PDF Author: Robert Sanford Brustein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0929587537
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 454

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Through a study of the work of eight modern dramatists from Ibsen to Genet, the author traces the origin and development of dramatic rebellion

Gao Xingjian and Transcultural Chinese Theater

Gao Xingjian and Transcultural Chinese Theater PDF Author: Sy Ren Quah
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824826291
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 252

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A reclusive painter living in exile in Paris, Gao Xingjian found himself instantly famous when he became the first Chinese language writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (2000). The author of the novel Soul Mountain, Gao is best known in his native country not as a visual artist or novelist, but as a playwright and theater director. This important yet rarely studied figure is the focus of Sy Ren Quah’s rich account appraising his contributions to contemporary Chinese and World Theater over the past two decades. A playwright himself, Quah provides an in-depth analysis of the literary, dramatic, intellectual, and technical aspects of Gao’s plays and theatrical concepts, treating Gao’s theater not only as an art form but, with Gao himself, as a significant cultural phenomenon. The Bus Stop, Wild Man, and other early works are examined in the context of 1980s China. Influenced by Stanislavsky, Brecht, and Beckett, as well as traditional Chinese theater arts and philosophies, Gao refused to conform to the dominant realist conventions of the time and made a conscious effort to renovate Chinese theater. The young playwright sought to create a "Modern Eastern Theater" that was neither a vague generalization nor a nationalistic declaration, but a challenge to orthodox ideologies. After fleeing China, Gao was free to experiment openly with theatrical forms. Quah examines his post-exile plays in a context of performance theory and philosophical concerns, such as the real versus the unreal, and the Self versus the Other. The image conveyed of Gao is not of an activist but of an intellectual committed to maintaining his artistic independence who continues to voice his opinion on political matters.

Convention and Transgression

Convention and Transgression PDF Author: Jacqueline Eyring Bixler
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838753545
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 268

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Carballido's plays are a staple of the theatre scene in Mexico City and are also frequently staged in Europe, the United States, and throughout Latin America. He has written more than thirty full-length plays and more than sixty one-act pieces as well as movie scripts, adaptations, and works for children's theatre. More than fifteen years have passed since the last book appeared on Carballido's theatre, during which he has written a score of new plays.

AKASHVANI

AKASHVANI PDF Author: All India Radio (AIR), New Delhi
Publisher: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
ISBN:
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages : 80

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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 8 JANUARY, 1967 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 80 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXXII, No. 2 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 12-79 ARTICLE: 1. Planned Parenthood 2. Law and The Citizen Today 3. Reminiscences of Art : Great Music and Great Musicians 4. The Anti-Theatre 5. Nobody's Business AUTHOR: 1. Smt. Dhanvanti Rama Rao 2. Mr. Justice I. N. Modi 3. Dr. Chaitanya Deva 4. Dr. M. L. Raina 5. Dr. Ram K. Vepa KEYWORDS : 1.Government,Tradition,Employment 2.Democracy,Law,Citizen 3.Music,Artist,Classical Ragas,Hindustani 4.Modern,Technical,Hamlet,Krapp 5.Modern Drama,Language,Religious,Business Document ID : APE-1967 (J-M) Vol-I-02 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.

The History of Southern Drama

The History of Southern Drama PDF Author: Charles S. Watson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081318889X
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Mention southern drama at a cocktail party or in an American literature survey, and you may hear cries for "Stella!" or laments for "gentleman callers." Yet southern drama depends on much more than a menagerie of highly strung spinsters and steel magnolias. Charles Watson explores this field from its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century roots through the southern Literary Renaissance and Tennessee Williams's triumphs to the plays of Horton Foote, winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize. Such well known modern figures as Lillian Hellman and DuBose Heyward earn fresh looks, as does Tennessee Williams's changing depiction of the South—from sensitive analysis to outraged indictment—in response to the Civil Rights Movement. Watson links the work of the early Charleston dramatists and of Espy Williams, first modern dramatist of the South, to later twentieth-century drama. Strong heroines in plays of the Confederacy foreshadow the spunk of Tennessee Williams's Amanda Wingfield. Claiming that Beth Henley matches the satirical brilliance of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor, Watson connects her zany humor to 1840s New Orleans farces. With this work, Watson has at last answered the call for a single-volume, comprehensive history of the South's dramatic literature. With fascinating detail and seasoned perception, he reveals the rich heritage of southern drama.

The Drama of Revolt

The Drama of Revolt PDF Author: M. Benn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521294157
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 340

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Georg Büchner is one of the most important dramatists of the nineteenth century, both intrinsically and on account of his enormous influence on the drama of our own time. Professor Benn attempts a comprehensive study of the art and thought of this distinguished writer, emphasising throughout that attitude of revolt which is so characteristic of Büchner. After a brief introduction in which he pinpoints the positive nature of Büchner's revolt and establishes links between his thought and that of Hölderlin and Camus, Professor Benn discusses in the first three theoretical chapters Büchner's revolutionary political principles, his sceptical and iconoclastic philosophical speculations and his fierce attacks on classical theories in art. He then examines each of Büchner's major works - Dantons Tod, Leonce und Lena, Lenz and Woyzeck - analysing the genesis and interpretation of the last in detail. A short concluding chapter summarises the results of the inquiry and assesses the value of the methods used.

Latin American Research Review

Latin American Research Review PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Electronic journals
Languages : en
Pages : 920

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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Samuel Beckett’s dramatic language

Samuel Beckett’s dramatic language PDF Author: James Eliopulos
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111342441
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 131

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