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Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis PDF Book By Glenn D'Cruz

Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis

  • Author: Glenn D'Cruz
  • ISBN Code: : 1351599372
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 90 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 897 Readers
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"Everything passes/Everything perishes/Everything palls" – 4.48 Psychosis How on earth do you award aesthetic points to a 75-minute suicide note? The question comes from a review of 4.48 Psychosis’ inaugural production, the year after Sarah Kane took her own life, but this book explores the ways in which it misses the point. Kane’s final play is much more than a bizarre farewell to mortality. It’s a work best understood by approaching it first and foremost as theatre – as a singular component in a theatrical assemblage of bodies, voices, light and energy. The play finds an unexpectedly close fit in the established traditions of modern drama and the practices of postdramatic theatre. Glenn D’Cruz explores this theatrical angle through a number of exemplary professional and student productions with a focus on the staging of the play by the Belarus Free Theatre (2005) and Melbourne’s Red Stitch Theatre (2007).

Rethinking Character in Contemporary British Theatre PDF Book By Cristina Delgado-García

Rethinking Character in Contemporary British Theatre

  • Author: Cristina Delgado-García
  • ISBN Code: : 3110333910
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 238 Readers
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The category of theatrical character has been swiftly dismissed in the academic reception of no-longer-dramatic texts and performances. However, claims on the dissolution of character narrowly demarcate what a subject is and how it may appear. This volume unmoors theatre scholarship from the regulatory ideals of liberal humanism, stretching the notion of character to encompass and illuminate otherwise unaccounted-for subjects, aesthetic strategies and political gestures in recent theatre works. To this aim, contemporary philosophical theories of subjectivation, European theatre studies, and experimental, script-led work produced in Britain since the late 1990s are mobilised as discussants on the question of subjectivity. Four contemporary playtexts and their performances are examined in depth: Sarah Kane’s Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, Ed Thomas’s Stone City Blue and Tim Crouch’s ENGLAND. Through these case studies, Delgado-García demonstrates alternative ways of engaging theoretically with character, and elucidating a range of subjective figures beyond identity and individuality. Alongside these analyses, the book traces a large body of work that has experimented with speech attribution since the early twentieth-century. This is a timely contribution to contemporary theatre scholarship, which demonstrates that character remains a malleable and politically-salient notion in which understandings of subjectivity are still being negotiated.

Marisol and Other Plays PDF Book By JosŽ Rivera

Marisol and Other Plays

  • Author: JosŽ Rivera
  • ISBN Code: : 1559366168
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 701 Readers
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First major collection by a leading Hispanic-American playwright.

Creativity and Madness PDF Book By Albert Rothenberg

Creativity and Madness

  • Author: Albert Rothenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1421400472
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 992 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Disturbed writers and absent-minded professors make great characters in fiction, but Rothenberg has uncovered an even better story—the virtually infinite creative potential of healthy human beings.

Psychotic Disorders PDF Book By Carol A. Tamminga MD,Jim van Os MD, PhD, MRCPsych,Ulrich Reininghaus PhD, MSc, Dipl.-Psych.,Elena Ivleva MD, PhD

Psychotic Disorders

  • Author: Carol A. Tamminga MD,Jim van Os MD, PhD, MRCPsych,Ulrich Reininghaus PhD, MSc, Dipl.-Psych.,Elena Ivleva MD, PhD
  • ISBN Code: : 0190653299
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 825 Readers
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Psychotic Disorders: Comprehensive Conceptualization and Treatments emphasizes a dimensional approach to psychosis--one of the most fascinating manifestations of altered brain behavior--that cuts across a broad array of psychiatric diagnoses from schizophrenia to affective psychosis and organic disorders like epilepsy and dementias. Written by an international roster of over seventy leading experts in the field, this volume comprehensively reviews, critiques, and integrates available knowledge on the etiology, mechanisms, and treatments of psychotic disorders, and outlines ways forward in both research and clinical practice towards more objective, mechanistically-based definitions of psychotic disorders. Chapters address topics such as psychosis phenomenology, biomarkers and treatments, the overlaps and interfaces between psychiatric disorders within the psychosis dimension, and novel disease definitions. Furthermore, the volume incorporates findings on potential mechanisms, bridges between various system levels (i.e., genetic, epigenetic, molecular and cellular, brain circuit and function, psychological, social, environmental and cultural) and their interactions, as well as the potential role in causation and/or mediation in psychotic disorders. Finally, the volume outlines a broad array of treatment approaches, from the readily available (e.g., psychopharmacology, various modalities of psychotherapy) to the experimental (e.g., cognitive interventions, neuromodulation). With a concluding section of forward perspectives conjecturing future directions and related challenges, this book aspires to stimulate new knowledge, generate novel frameworks, and carry new directions forward on psychotic disorders.

A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis PDF Book By Anthony P. Morrison

A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis

  • Author: Anthony P. Morrison
  • ISBN Code: : 1317710835
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 328 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 871 Readers
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This book is a unique volume in which leading clinicians and researchers in the field of cognitive therapy for psychosis illustrate their individual approaches to the understanding of the difficulties faced by people with psychosis and how this informs intervention. Chapters include therapies focused on schizophrenia and individual psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions (including paranoia). Beck's original case study of cognitive therapy for psychosis from 1952 is reprinted, accompanied by his 50-year retrospective analysis. Also outlined are treatments for: • bipolar disorder • dual diagnosis • schema-focused approaches • early intervention to prevent psychosis • adherence to medication This book will be useful to clinicians and researchers alike, and will be an invaluable resource to mental health practitioners working with individuals experiencing psychosis.

Psychosis and Spirituality PDF Book By Isabel Clarke

Psychosis and Spirituality

  • Author: Isabel Clarke
  • ISBN Code: : 9780470970294
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 896 Readers
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The new edition of this successful text builds on the very latest research to present an original and unique exploration of the psychology of both spirituality and psychosis. The editor brings together fascinating perspectives from a broad range of distinguished contributors. This new edition covers the most recent body of research, both qualitative and quantitative, in its exploration of the interface between psychosis and spirituality, and investigation into anomalous experiences Ten new chapters added and the remaining text completely updated New to this edition is an expanded clinical section, relevant to clinicians working with psychosis Offers a fundamental rethink of the concept of psychosis, and proposes new insights into spirituality Includes feature chapters from a distinguished list of contributors across a broad range of disciplines, including Peter Fenwick, Peter Chadwick, David Kingdon, Gordon Claridge, Neil Douglas Klotz and David Lukoff

Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis PDF Book By Glenn D'Cruz

Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis

  • Author: Glenn D'Cruz
  • ISBN Code: : 1351599372
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 90 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 891 Readers
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"Everything passes/Everything perishes/Everything palls" – 4.48 Psychosis How on earth do you award aesthetic points to a 75-minute suicide note? The question comes from a review of 4.48 Psychosis’ inaugural production, the year after Sarah Kane took her own life, but this book explores the ways in which it misses the point. Kane’s final play is much more than a bizarre farewell to mortality. It’s a work best understood by approaching it first and foremost as theatre – as a singular component in a theatrical assemblage of bodies, voices, light and energy. The play finds an unexpectedly close fit in the established traditions of modern drama and the practices of postdramatic theatre. Glenn D’Cruz explores this theatrical angle through a number of exemplary professional and student productions with a focus on the staging of the play by the Belarus Free Theatre (2005) and Melbourne’s Red Stitch Theatre (2007).

United States of Fear PDF Book By Mark McDonald M.D.

United States of Fear

  • Author: Mark McDonald M.D.
  • ISBN Code: : 1637583206
  • Publisher : Bombardier Books
  • Page : 195 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 997 Readers
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As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, LA-based psychiatrist Mark McDonald grew increasingly concerned by the negative mental health effects he witnessed among his patients—and Americans nationwide. These negative effects—stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, domestic violence, suicidal ideation—were all directly traceable to the climate of fear being stoked by public health authorities and irresponsibly amplified by national media. These fears in turn drove a hysterical overreaction from government in the form of draconian lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates of questionable value. But the fear did not abate and quickly took on a life of its own, becoming an unstoppable force in all our lives. At last McDonald began to speak out, explaining that America is actually suffering from two pandemics: a viral one and a psychological one, a “pandemic of fear” that is in many ways more dangerous and damaging than the virus itself. Rooted in the natural anxieties of women on behalf of their children and families, inflamed and amplified by sensationalistic media, and driven over the top by hamfisted authoritarian measures from those in power, McDonald diagnoses the country at large as suffering from a mass delusional psychosis. This is not a metaphor. The malady itself is very real. Whether we can regain our collective sanity as a society remains to be seen.

Contractions PDF Book By Mike Bartlett

Contractions

  • Author: Mike Bartlett
  • ISBN Code: : 1408110024
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 64 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 311 Readers
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Contractions, a new play by Mike Bartlett, will be published to coincide with the production at the Royal Court Theatre, London, from 29 May - 14 June 2008. 'Come in. Sit down. How are you?' Emma's been seeing Darren. She thinks she's in love. Her boss thinks she's in breach of contract. The situation needs to be resolved. An ink-black comedy about work and play, which invites the audience to a meeting at the centre of the Royal Court building.

The Laws of Human Nature PDF Book By Robert Greene

The Laws of Human Nature

  • Author: Robert Greene
  • ISBN Code: : 0698184548
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 624 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 311 Readers
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From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

In-Yer-Face Theatre PDF Book By Aleks Sierz

In-Yer-Face Theatre

  • Author: Aleks Sierz
  • ISBN Code: : 0571318495
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 941 Readers
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The most controversial and newsworthy plays of British theatre are a rash of rude, vicious and provocative pieces by a brat pack of twentysomethings whose debuts startled critics and audiences with their heady mix of sex, violence and street-poetry. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government. The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shopping and F**king are much more than a collection of shock tactics - taken together, they represent a consistent critique of modern life, one which focuses on the problem of violence, the crisis of masculinity and the futility of consumerism. The book contains extensive interviews with playwrights, including Sarah Kane (Blasted), Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F**king), Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney), Patrick Marber (Closer) and Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane).

The Improv Handbook PDF Book By Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White

The Improv Handbook

  • Author: Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White
  • ISBN Code: : 135002614X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 520 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 823 Readers
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The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and exercises that illuminate and illustrate the exciting world of improvised performance. First published in 2008, this second edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on endings, managing blind offers and master-servant games, plus new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan. The Improv Handbook is a one-stop guide to the exciting world of improvisation. Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or would just love to try it if you weren't too scared, The Improv Handbook will guide you every step of the way.

CBT for Psychosis PDF Book By Roger Hagen,Douglas Turkington,Torkil Berge,Rolf W. Gråwe

CBT for Psychosis

  • Author: Roger Hagen,Douglas Turkington,Torkil Berge,Rolf W. Gråwe
  • ISBN Code: : 1136837973
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 150 Readers
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This book offers a new approach to understanding and treating psychotic symptoms using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT for Psychosis shows how this approach clears the way for a shift away from a biological understanding and towards a psychological understanding of psychosis. Stressing the important connection between mental illness and mental health, further topics of discussion include: the assessment and formulation of psychotic symptoms how to treat psychotic symptoms using CBT CBT for specific and co-morbid conditions CBT of bipolar disorders. This book brings together international experts from different aspects of this fast developing field and will be of great interest to all mental health professionals working with people suffering from psychotic symptoms.

It's True, It's True, It's True PDF Book By Breach Theatre

It's True, It's True, It's True

  • Author: Breach Theatre
  • ISBN Code: : 1786826615
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 88 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 663 Readers
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Fringe First and Total Theatre Award- winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) restage the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Based on surviving court transcripts, this new play dramatises the seven-month trial that gripped Renaissance Rome, and asks how much has changed in the last four centuries. Blending myth, history and contemporary commentary, this is the story of how a woman took revenge through her art to become one of the most successful painters of her generation.

The End of Mental Illness PDF Book By Dr. Daniel G. Amen

The End of Mental Illness

  • Author: Dr. Daniel G. Amen
  • ISBN Code: : 1496438183
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 476 Readers
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PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY and USA TODAY BESTSELLER! New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more. Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn’t much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the “mental illness” label—damaging and devastating on its own—can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need. Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living a full and emotionally healthy life. The End of Mental Illness will help you discover: Why labeling someone as having a “mental illness” is not only inaccurate but harmful Why standard treatment may not have helped you or a loved one—and why diagnosing and treating you based on your symptoms alone so often misses the true cause of those symptoms and results in poor outcomes At least 100 simple things you can do yourself to heal your brain and prevent or reverse the problems that are making you feel sad, mad, or bad How to identify your “brain type” and what you can do to optimize your particular type Where to find the kind of health provider who understands and uses the new paradigm of brain health

The Clean House and Other Plays PDF Book By Sarah Ruhl

The Clean House and Other Plays

  • Author: Sarah Ruhl
  • ISBN Code: : 1559366109
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Page : 436 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 607 Readers
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The first publication of a major new voice of the American Theatre.

Tender Napalm PDF Book By Philip Ridley

Tender Napalm

  • Author: Philip Ridley
  • ISBN Code: : 1408170124
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 80 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 907 Readers
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I could squeeze a bullet between those lips. Point first. Press it between those rosebud lips. Prise it between your pearly whites. Gently. I wouldn't break a single tooth. Philip Ridley's first new play since 2008 marks a change of direction for the acclaimed, ever-restless and maverick writer. Tender Napalm is a high-impact, high-concept two-handed play which explores the landscape that is a relationship between a man and a woman. Explosive, poetic, brutal and ultimately redemptive, the play weaves a compelling theatrical tapestry to re-examine and re-define the language of love. This volume also contains five poems from the performance sequence Lovesongs for Extinct Creatures: Your Love, Dark Sky Craving, The Silver Hat, I'm Waiting to be Killed and The Seams, publishing for the first time extracts from Philip Ridley's cycle of love poetry.

My Mother Said I Never Should PDF Book By Charlotte Keatley

My Mother Said I Never Should

  • Author: Charlotte Keatley
  • ISBN Code: : 1350010227
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 665 Readers
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I don't know if you'll ever love me as much as I love you, but one day you'll understand why I've done this to you. Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over, her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes an archetypal 60s rebel. When Jackie can't face being a single mother, it is decided that baby Rosie will be brought up as Margaret's own. That's the plan anyway . . . Charlotte Keatley's award-winning play is a moving exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters, and the consequences of breaking the most sacred taboo of motherhood. My Mother Said I Never Should is about the choices we make which determine the course of our lives and how it is never too late to change. This edition was published to coincide with the revival of the play at the St James Theatre, London, in 2016, starring Maureen Lipman and Katie Brayben.

Psychophysical Acting PDF Book By Phillip B. Zarrilli

Psychophysical Acting

  • Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli
  • ISBN Code: : 1134313357
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 258 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 698 Readers
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Psychophysical Acting is a direct and vital address to the demands of contemporary theatre on today’s actor. Drawing on over thirty years of intercultural experience, Phillip Zarrilli aims to equip actors with practical and conceptual tools with which to approach their work. Areas of focus include: an historical overview of a psychophysical approach to acting from Stanislavski to the present acting as an ‘energetics’ of performance, applied to a wide range of playwrights: Samuel Beckett, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Kaite O’Reilly and Ota Shogo a system of training though yoga and Asian martial arts that heightens sensory awareness, dynamic energy, and in which body and mind become one practical application of training principles to improvisation exercises. Psychophysical Acting is accompanied by Peter Hulton’s interactive DVD-ROM featuring exercises, production documentation, interviews, and reflection.

Rethinking Character in Contemporary British Theatre PDF Book By Cristina Delgado-García

Rethinking Character in Contemporary British Theatre

  • Author: Cristina Delgado-García
  • ISBN Code: : 3110411229
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 116 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The category of theatrical character has been swiftly dismissed in the academic reception of no-longer-dramatic texts and performances. However, claims on the dissolution of character narrowly demarcate what a subject is and how it may appear. This volume unmoors theatre scholarship from the regulatory ideals of liberal humanism, stretching the notion of character to encompass and illuminate otherwise unaccounted-for subjects, aesthetic strategies and political gestures in recent theatre works. To this aim, contemporary philosophical theories of subjectivation, European theatre studies, and experimental, script-led work produced in Britain since the late 1990s are mobilised as discussants on the question of subjectivity. Four contemporary playtexts and their performances are examined in depth: Sarah Kane’s Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, Ed Thomas’s Stone City Blue and Tim Crouch’s ENGLAND. Through these case studies, Delgado-García demonstrates alternative ways of engaging theoretically with character, and elucidating a range of subjective figures beyond identity and individuality. Alongside these analyses, the book traces a large body of work that has experimented with speech attribution since the early twentieth-century. This is a timely contribution to contemporary theatre scholarship, which demonstrates that character remains a malleable and politically-salient notion in which understandings of subjectivity are still being negotiated.

Feminist Futures? PDF Book By G. Harris,E. Aston

Feminist Futures?

  • Author: G. Harris,E. Aston
  • ISBN Code: : 0230554946
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 243 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 133 Readers
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Books Synopsis

This work is a timely contribution to the debates surrounding feminism, theatre and performance. The excellent, cross-generational mix of theatre scholars and practitioners engaging in lively, cutting-edge debates on critical topics make this essential reading for students and scholars in Theatre and Performance Studies as well as Gender Studies.

collector of tears & other monologues PDF Book By sean burn

collector of tears & other monologues

  • Author: sean burn
  • ISBN Code: : 1906582165
  • Publisher : Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 556 Readers
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An epic love story for our times. Unable to age until she has cried, Tanya must collect the tears of others in glass bottles down through the centuries – and through her stories, bear witness to the pain and suffering of the people. Taking both male and female lovers, Tanya is an outcast, hunted by those who misunderstand her until the day comes when she finally stands up to be counted – and learns how to cry. Also part of this collection: ‘ghost-tag’, ‘ryan yr tits are leakin’, ‘widescream’, ‘chair held aloft’, ‘when i return as lenin’ and ‘cocoon’.

The Theatre of Anthony Neilson PDF Book By Trish Reid

The Theatre of Anthony Neilson

  • Author: Trish Reid
  • ISBN Code: : 1472570324
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 137 Readers
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Anthony Neilson is one of the most exciting and challenging voices in contemporary British theatre. For more than two decades he has been in the vanguard of new writing and has acquired a formidable reputation for innovation and experimentation. His major stage plays include Penetrator, The Censor, Stitching, Realism, Unreachable and his 2004 masterpiece The Wonderful World of Dissocia, arguably one of the finest Scottish plays of the new millennium. This volume provides the first full-length study of Neilson's plays and his innovative rehearsal methodology. As well as providing a detailed account of each play Trish Reid includes an extensive new interview with Neilson and additional contributions from important scholars and commentators in the field. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of one of British theatre's most original artists.

Encountering Ensemble PDF Book By John Britton

Encountering Ensemble

  • Author: John Britton
  • ISBN Code: : 1408155184
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 531 Readers
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Encountering Ensemble, is a text for students, teachers, researchers and practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the history, conceptual foundations and practicalities of the world of ensemble theatre. It is the first book to draw together definitions and practitioner examples, making it a cutting edge work on the subject. Encountering Ensemble combines historical and contemporary case studies with a wide range of approaches and perspectives. It is written collaboratively with practitioners and members from the academic community and is divided into three sections: 1. Introduction and an approach to training ensembles 2. Practitioner case studies and analysis of specific practical approaches to training ensembles (or individuals in an ensemble context) 3. Succinct perspectives from practitioners reflecting on a range of questions including: What is an ensemble?; the place of ensemble in the contemporary theatre landscape; and training issues.

20 Ground-Breaking Directors of Eastern Europe PDF Book By Kalina Stefanova,Marvin Carlson

20 Ground-Breaking Directors of Eastern Europe

  • Author: Kalina Stefanova,Marvin Carlson
  • ISBN Code: : 3030529355
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 311 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 396 Readers
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Directors have long been the main figures on Eastern European stages. During the last three decades some of the most outstanding among them have risen to international stardom thanks to their ground-breaking productions that speak to audiences far beyond local borders. Not by chance, a considerable number of these directors have won the second-biggest theatre award on the continent – the European Prize for (New) Theatrical Realities. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the top directors of the region have been pushing contemporary theatre as a whole ahead into new territories. This book offers informative and in-depth portraits of twenty of these directors, written by leading critics, scholars, and researchers, who shed light on the directors’ signature styles with examples of their emblematic productions and outline the reasons for their impact. In addition, in two chapters the selected directors themselves discuss their artistic family trees as well as the main stakes theatre faces today. The book will be of interest to theatre scholars, students, and anybody engaged with theatre on a global scale.

Theatre Theory and Performance PDF Book By Siddhartha Biswas

Theatre Theory and Performance

  • Author: Siddhartha Biswas
  • ISBN Code: : 1527502600
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 115 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 903 Readers
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Over the last few centuries, the world as we know it has seen remarkable change and the arts – including theatre – have faced new challenges. Theatre is now no longer a simple point of entertainment laced with instruction or dissent, but is perceived as a more collaborative idea that looks at ever-changing paradigms. All over the world, theatre now is a dynamic process that simultaneously retains tradition and delves into extreme experimentations. This book represents a starting point for a much-needed critical interrogation. It looks at the constant features of European theatre and brings in some Indian elements, positing both in their respective locations, as well as looking at the symbiosis that has been functioning for some time.

English Studies in the 21st Century PDF Book By Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu,Kyriaki Asiatidou,Ela İpek Gündüz,Enes Kavak,Gamze Almacıoğlu

English Studies in the 21st Century

  • Author: Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu,Kyriaki Asiatidou,Ela İpek Gündüz,Enes Kavak,Gamze Almacıoğlu
  • ISBN Code: : 1527548244
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 349 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 548 Readers
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English Studies in the 21st Century presents the results of recent academic research concerning a wide spectrum of subjects—including politics, psychology, religion, philosophy, history, culture, aesthetics, and education—related to literary, cultural, and language studies. Specifically, this collection includes scholarly reflections, interpretations, criticisms, and experiments that both strengthen and challenge dominant perspectives on the English literary tradition and contribute to a multifaceted discussion of contemporary drama and theater, contemporary theory and fiction, Neo-Victorianism, the Anthropocene, posthumanism, and interdisciplinary studies in English, including linguistics and ELT. The book will be an ideal reference for both academics and students.

Dramatic Interactions PDF Book By Nicoletta Marini-Maio,Colleen Ryan-Scheutz

Dramatic Interactions

  • Author: Nicoletta Marini-Maio,Colleen Ryan-Scheutz
  • ISBN Code: : 1443827487
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 415 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 159 Readers
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Dramatic Interactions is a collection of essays on the flourishing and interdisciplinary subject of teaching foreign languages, literatures, and cultures through theater. With rich examples from a variety of commonly and less commonly taught languages, this book affirms both the relevance and effectiveness of using theater for foreign language learning in the most comprehensive sense of the term. It includes innovative approaches to specific theatrical texts and addresses numerous aspects of foreign language learning such as oral proficiency and communication, intercultural competence, the role of affect and motivation in foreign language study, multiple literacies, regional variations and dialect, literary analysis and adaptation, and the overall liberating effects of verbal and non-verbal self-expression in the foreign language. Dramatic Interactions renders accessible, efficacious, and enjoyable the study of languages, literatures, and cultures through theater with the hope of inspiring and facilitating the greater incorporation of theatrical texts and techniques in foreign language courses at every level.

A Companion to Michael Oakeshott PDF Book By Paul Franco,Leslie Marsh

A Companion to Michael Oakeshott

  • Author: Paul Franco,Leslie Marsh
  • ISBN Code: : 0271068477
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 992 Readers
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Michael Oakeshott has long been recognized as one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century, but until now no single volume has been able to examine all the facets of his wide-ranging philosophy with sufficient depth, expertise, and authority. The essays collected here cover all aspects of Oakeshott’s thought, from his theory of knowledge and philosophies of history, religion, art, and education to his reflections on morality, politics, and law. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Corey Abel, David Boucher, Elizabeth Corey, Robert Devigne, Timothy Fuller, Steven Gerencser, Robert Grant, Noel Malcolm, Kenneth McIntyre, Kenneth Minogue, Noël O’Sullivan, Geoffrey Thomas, and Martyn Thompson.

Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies PDF Book By Susan Broadhurst,Josephine Machon

Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies

  • Author: Susan Broadhurst,Josephine Machon
  • ISBN Code: : 0230248535
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 484 Readers
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This innovative collection features essays by a range of internationally renowned scholars and reconsiders textual practices in contemporary performance, specifically focusing on the exciting exchange between text, body and technology.

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing PDF Book By Sheila McCormick

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

  • Author: Sheila McCormick
  • ISBN Code: : 1474233848
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 326 Readers
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Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing examines the complex social, political and cultural needs of a diverse group in our society and asks how contemporary applied theatre responds to those needs. It allows an examination of innovative national and international practice in applied theatre that responds to the needs of older adults to encourage outcomes such as wellbeing and social inclusion. The book does this while also questioning how we, as a society, wish to respond to the complex needs of older adults and the process of ageing and how applied theatre practices can help us do so in a way that is both positive and inclusive. In Part One Sheila McCormick reviews and historicises the practice of applied theatre with, for and by the elderly. It argues that pioneering applied theatre strategies are vital if the creative practice is to respond to the growing needs of older members of society, and reflects on particular cultural responses to ageing and the elderly. The second part of the book is made up of essays and case studies from leading experts and practitioners from Britain, America and Australia, including consideration of applied theatre approaches to dementia, health, wellbeing, social inclusion and Alzheimer's disease.

Abbreviated Lives Tragic Tales of Artists Scientists and Writers PDF Book By Debananda Singh Ningthoujam

Abbreviated Lives Tragic Tales of Artists Scientists and Writers

  • Author: Debananda Singh Ningthoujam
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Page : 234 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 953 Readers
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Abbreviated Lives profiles the life stories of artists, scientists & writers whose creative odysseys have been cut short by circumstances: penury, lack of recognition, mental breakdown, dictatorship and war etc. It also portrays the Matilda effect: how some women’s contributions have been ‘stolen’ by male colleagues, supervisors or husbands. However tragic the conditions in which they might have worked, all the characters in this book took passionate creative journeys till the final exit. From them, we may reaffirm that the journey matters more than the destination; one can rise to great heights in life given grit, commitment and hard work. These tragic stories also teach us that the efflorescence of artistic and scientific creativity needs democracy and freedom of thought; it may be cruelly stifled, if not completely destroyed, by unscrupulous dictators and authoritarian rulers. These tales not only can inspire the readers to carry forward their own journeys; moreover, they may ignite us to promote institutional, cultural and social factors that would help nurture the full blossoming of creative lives so that the society may fully ‘harvest’ their artistic, literary and scientific contributions. Sincere creative journeys, the lonely expeditions of pioneers would never go in vain; someday, kindred spirits would retrace the paths blazed by the forerunners.

The Contemporary American Monologue PDF Book By Eddie Paterson

The Contemporary American Monologue

  • Author: Eddie Paterson
  • ISBN Code: : 1472585038
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 647 Readers
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Talk-show confessions, online rants, stand-up routines, inspirational speeches, banal reflections and calls to arms: we live in an age of solo voices demanding to be heard. In The Contemporary American Monologue Eddie Paterson looks at the pioneering work of US artists Spalding Gray, Laurie Anderson, Anna Deavere Smith and Karen Finley, and the development of solo performance in the US as a method of cultural and political critique. Ironic confession, post-punk poetry, investigations of race and violence, and subversive polemic, this book reveals the link between the rise of radical monologue in the late 20th century and history of speechmaking, politics, civil rights, individual freedom and the American Dream in the United States. It shows how US artists are speaking back to the cultural, political and economic forces that shape the world. Eddie Paterson traces the importance of the monologue in Shakespeare, Brecht, Beckett, Chekov, Pinter, O'Neill and Williams, before offering a comprehensive analysis of several of the most influential and innovative American practitioners of monologue performance. The Contemporary American Monologue constitutes the first book-length account of US monologists that links the tradition of oratory and speechmaking in the colony to the appearance of solo performance as a distinctly American phenomenon.

Of Precariousness PDF Book By Mireia Aragay,Martin Middeke

Of Precariousness

  • Author: Mireia Aragay,Martin Middeke
  • ISBN Code: : 3110548712
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 249 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 710 Readers
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Drawing primarily on Judith Butler’s, Jacques Derrida’s, Emmanuel Levinas’s and Jean-Luc Nancy’s reflections on precariousness/precarity, the Self and the Other, ethical responsibility/obligation, forgiveness, hos(ti)pitality and community, the essays in this volume examine the various ways in which contemporary British drama and theatre engage with ‘the precarious’. Crucially, what emerges from the discussion of a wide range of plays – including Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, Caryl Churchill’s Here We Go, Martin Crimp’s Fewer Emergencies and In the Republic of Happiness, Tim Crouch’s The Author, Forced Entertainment’s Tomorrow’s Parties, David Greig’s The American Pilot and The Events, Dennis Kelly’s Love and Money, Mark Ravenhill’s Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, Robin Soans’s Talking to Terrorists, Simon Stephens’s Pornography, theTheatre Uncut project, debbie tucker green’s dirty butterfly and Laura Wade’s Posh – is the observation that contemporary (British) drama and theatre often realises its thematic and formal/structural potential to the full precisely by reflecting upon the category and the episteme of precariousness, and deliberately turning audience members into active participants in the process of negotiating ethical agency.

A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama, 1880 - 2005 PDF Book By Mary Luckhurst

A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama, 1880 - 2005

  • Author: Mary Luckhurst
  • ISBN Code: : 0470751479
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 540 Readers
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This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.

The Palgrave Handbook of Queer and Trans Feminisms in Contemporary Performance PDF Book By Tiina Rosenberg,Sandra D'Urso,Anna Renée Winget

The Palgrave Handbook of Queer and Trans Feminisms in Contemporary Performance

  • Author: Tiina Rosenberg,Sandra D'Urso,Anna Renée Winget
  • ISBN Code: : 3030695557
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 541 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 162 Readers
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The purpose of this Handbook is to provide students with an overview of key developments in queer and trans feminist theories and their significance to the field of contemporary performance studies. It presents new insights highlighting the ways in which rigid or punishing notions of gender, sexuality and race continue to flourish in systems of knowledge, faith and power which are relevant to a new generation of queer and trans feminist performers today. The guiding question for the Handbook is: How do queer and trans feminist theories enhance our understanding of developments in feminist performance today, and will this discussion give rise to new ways of theorizing contemporary performance? As such, the volume will survey a new generation of performers and theorists, as well as senior scholars, who engage and redefine the limits of performance. The chapters will demonstrate how intersectional, queer and trans feminist theoretical tools support new analyses of performance with a global focus. The primary audience will be students of theatre/ performance studies as well as queer /gender studies. The volume’s contents suggest close links between the formation of queer feminist identities alongside recent key political developments with transnational resonances. Furthermore, the emergence of new queer and trans feminist epistemologies prompts a reorientation regarding performance and identities in a 21st-century context.

Theatres of Thought PDF Book By Daniel Watt

Theatres of Thought

  • Author: Daniel Watt
  • ISBN Code: : 1527566374
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 196 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 251 Readers
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Theatre, fundamentally, makes things appear. Philosophy, fundamentally, makes things appear. Philosophy is at work in all disciplines. The issue is less about bringing them together but rather articulating the fact that they, like science and art, have never been truly apart. Theatre has been gradually increasing its theoretical articulation over decades, fascinated by the possibility of transforming thought into spectacle. The essays collected in this volume address these issues from wide-ranging perspectives and approaches. They arise from meetings of the Theatre, Performance and Philosophy working group at the 2005 and 2006 conferences of TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association), and from papers presented under the auspices of CTPP (Centre for Theatre, Performance and Philosophy) at Aberystwyth University.

Contemporary Mise en Scène PDF Book By Patrice Pavis

Contemporary Mise en Scène

  • Author: Patrice Pavis
  • ISBN Code: : 1136448519
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 636 Readers
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‘We have good reason to be wary of mise en scène, but that is all the more reason to question this wariness ... it seems that images from a performance come back to haunt us, as if to prolong and transform our experience as spectators, as if to force us to rethink the event, to return to our pleasure or our terror.’ – Patrice Pavis, from the foreword Contemporary Mise en Scène is Patrice Pavis’s masterful analysis of the role that staging has played in the creation and practice of theatre throughout history. This stunningly ambitious study considers: the staged reading, at the frontiers of mise en scène; scenography, which sometimes replaces staging; the reinterpretation of classical and contemporary works; the development of intercultural theatre and ritual; new technologies and their usage live on the stage; the postmodern practice of deconstruction. But it also applies sustained critical attention to the challenges of defining mise en scène, of tracking its development, and of exploring its possible futures. Joel Anderson’s powerful new translation lucidly realises Pavis’s investigation of the changing possibilities for stagecraft in the context of performance art, physical theatre and modern theory.

Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s PDF Book By Aleks Sierz

Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s

  • Author: Aleks Sierz
  • ISBN Code: : 1408157128
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 900 Readers
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British theatre of the 1990s witnessed an explosion of new talent and presented a new sensibility that sent shockwaves through audiences and critics. What produced this change, the context from which the work emerged, the main playwrights and plays, and the influence they had on later work are freshly evaluated in this important new study in Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series. The 1990s volume provides a detailed study by four scholars of the work of four of the major playwrights who emerged and had a significant impact on British theatre: Sarah Kane (by Catherine Rees), Anthony Neilson (Patricia Reid), Mark Ravenhill (Graham Saunders) and Philip Ridley (Aleks Sierz). Essential for students of Theatre Studies, the series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and study of the theatre produced from the 1950s to 2009. Each volume features a critical analysis of the work of four key playwrights besides other theatre work, together with an extensive commentary on the period. Readers will understand the works in their contexts and be presented with fresh research material and a reassessment from the perspective of the twenty-first century. This is an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1990s.