Studies in Stagecraft

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byClayton Meeker Hamilton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE ART OF THE MOVING-PICTURE PLAY The inventions of science serve frequently to broaden the domains of art by offering the artist new media of expression. The development of skeleton steel construction has given our architects an opportunity to imagine that new type of beauty in the art of building which has obtained consummate embodiment in the Metropolitan Tower. Photography, which began merely as a mechanical process, has developed into an art more subtle for handling elusive effects of light and shadow than even the major art of painting. The introduction of electrical illumination has revolutionized the art of stage-direction in our theatres. As new avenues of opportunity are opened to the artist by the march of science, the processes of the traditional arts are required to readjust themselves to meet the new conditions. The scientific invention of the kinematograph suggested the artistic invention of the movingpicture play -- a novel type of narrative, wherein a fictitious story is represented in pantomime by actors and reproduced by the kinetoscope; and the new art sprang at once into competition with certain of the previously established types of drama. The domain of criticism is co-extensive with the domain of art, and should naturally be broadened to include those new provinces which the inventions of science and the consequent inventions of art have recently discovered and annexed. It will not do for the critic to ignore a new art because it is new or because its basis is mechanical. All art arises from the application of a mechanism; and the hoariest of the traditional arts was new at some time in the history of mankind. The critic of architecture must accept the skyscraper; the critic of painting must consider the new art of photography; a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE ART OF THE MOVING-PICTURE PLAY The inventions of science serve frequently to broaden the domains of art by offering the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217998151

ISBN - 13:9780217998154

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