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Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre And America 1931-1940

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Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today.   Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre…
Cervantes's Eight Interludes
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|September 1, 2015

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Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) is Spain's most famous author, primarily because of his celebrated novel Don Quixote. His first love, however, was the theater, for which he wrote extensively. His Interludes, published 400 years ago in 1615, are short, comic…
Mormons In Paris: Polygamy On The French Stage, 1874-1892

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Themen Und Techniken Des Dramatikers Luigi Pirandello Im Franzoesischen Theater Der Fuenfziger Und…

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Pirandellos Dramen - insbesondere seine «trilogia del teatro nel teatro» - gelten als Meilenstein in der Entwicklung des modernen Theaters. Sie liessen den Autor weit über die Grenzen Italiens hinaus bekannt werden. In der Zeit zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen…
Last Acts: The Art Of Dying On The Early Modern Stage

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Last Acts argues that the Elizabethan and Jacobean theater offered playwrights, actors, and audiences important opportunities to practice arts of dying. Psychoanalytic and new historicist scholars have exhaustively documented the methods that early modern…
Theater of the Word: Selfhood in the English Morality Play
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In Theater of the Word: Selfhood in the English Morality Play , Julie Paulson sheds new light on medieval constructions of the self as they emerge from within a deeply sacramental culture. The book examines the medieval morality play, a genre that explicitly…
Bonjour Lolo! Französische »lohengrin«-parodien 1886-1900

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Wenn Parodien auf eine Person und ihre Werke trotz allen Spotts Wertschätzung bezeugen, so hat Richard Wagner Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in Frankreich die höchsten Weihen erfahren. Schon dessen erste Pariser Auftritte als Dirigent 1860 inspirierten Offenbach,…
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent Of Angels In America

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"Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR The oral history of Angels in…
Politics, Ethics and Performance: Hélène Cixous and the Théâtre du Soleil

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Politics, Ethics and Performance: H l ne Cixous and the Th tre du Soleil is a collection of essays by French feminist poet, playwright and philosopher H l ne Cixous. The collection is an important contribution to Cixous' critical thinking on theatre and…
Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine

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The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the…
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing: The Apollo Theater And American Entertainment

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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment celebrates the seventy-five year history of the Apollo Theater, Harlem's landmark performing arts space and the iconic showplace for the best in jazz, blues, dance, comedy,…
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