Acts of Resistance in Late Modernist Theatre

In Acts of Resistance in Late-Modernist Theatre, Richard Murphet closely analyses the working processes of three ground-breaking late-modernist artists: Richard Foreman, Jenny Kemp and Richard Murphet.

Author: Richard Murphet

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004415881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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In Acts of Resistance in Late-Modernist Theatre, Richard Murphet closely analyses the working processes of three ground-breaking late-modernist artists: Richard Foreman, Jenny Kemp and Richard Murphet. He examines their methodologies as writer/directors to gain a deeper understanding of recent experiments in theatre practice.

Patrick White s Theatre

Claire Altree Warden, “The Shadows and the Rush of Light: Ewan MacColl and Expressionist Drama” New Theatre Quarterly 23, ... Richard Murphet, Acts of Resistance in Late Modernist Theatre: Writing and Directing in Contemporary Theatre ...

Author: Denise Varney

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743327562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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One of the giants of Australian literature and the only Australian writer to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Patrick White received less acclaim when he turned his hand to playwriting. In Patrick White’s Theatre, Denise Varney offers a new analysis of White’s eight published plays, discussing how they have been staged and received over a period of 60 years. From the sensational rejection of The Ham Funeral by the Adelaide Festival in 1962 to 21st-century revivals incorporating digital technology, these productions and their reception illustrate the major shifts that have taken place in Australian theatre over time. Varney unpacks White’s complex and unique theatrical imagination, the social issues that preoccupied him as a playwright, and his place in the wider Australian modernist and theatrical traditions.

Performance Studies

Theatre's Negotiation with Modernity in India Notes i The first performance in Prasanna Kumer Tagore's Hindu Theatre (1831) were ... Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics of Colonial and Postcolonial India.

Author: Richard Schechner

Publisher: Aesthetics Media Services




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In this edition of Rupkatha we have the privilege of incorporating an introductory essay by Richard Schechner, in which he once again valorizes the anthropological foundations of performance studies and goes on to refer towards the infallible necessity of observing behaviour as a kind of transbiological agency and of tracing its effects in theatre and other kinds of representations. Schechner belongs to a tradition of performance scholars who believed in a kind of large, scientific ontology for the arts, a tendency which is evident when he quotes a New York University scholar. Perhaps the objective vision of a performance continuum is instructive for the future, as it creates an immediate stance, of both engaging as well as transcending the flow of experience in our lives which are organized and controlled by means of mimetically emerging actions. The performer acquires, in Schechner’s scheme, as a liminal activist, so wonderfully described by anthropologist Victor Turner, and analysed in the scientism of Geertz’ observations of culture as an influential medium in which the arts and performances get endowed with signification. It may be however also worthwhile to consider the very specific nature of the origins of performances and the need to abandon rather than yield to more global discourses of theatre: indeed the Western academics of performance studies may lead to universality and conformity of perspective in the face of actual cultural and discursive practices. This aspect of de-institutional learning of genres has been taken up in a couple of essays in this edition thus making the debate on performance studies in academic institutions more challenging and interesting to say the least. In this context it should be fitting to assume once again, that theatrical imitation, and the representations of other audio-visual or digital media shall survive and find their fulfilment only when there is organic cultural breeding –and that the assumptions of contemporary ethnography could lend no support in our true appreciation of the spirit of cultural beliefs and the arts in particular. Perhaps there is a need of re-structuring the academic components of cultural studies, one which might gain more energy and impetus of expression from inclusion of people who have no prior training in academic discourse but whose creative life stand out as exemplary precepts for communal harmony. In no case could it be truer than in that of performance arts, including the songs, dances, theatres, and poetry of the common non-writing people.

Staging Feminisms

... Bhatia – Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Post-colonial India (2004); Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India (2010) and Modern Indian Theatre: A ...

Author: Anita Singh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000411706

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book questions how feminist beliefs are enacted within an artistic context. It critically examines the intersection of violence, gender, performance and power through contemporary interventionist performances. The volume explores a host of key themes like feminism and folk epic, community theatre, performance as radical cultural intervention, volatile bodies and celebratory protests. Through analysing performances of theatre stalwarts like Usha Ganguly, Maya Krishna Rao, Sanjoy Ganguly, Shilpi Marwaha and Teejan Bai, the volume discusses the complexities and contradictions of a feminist reading of contemporary performances. A major intervention in the field of feminism and performance, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of gender studies, performance studies, theatre studies, women’s studies, cultural studies, sociology of gender and literature.

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 2000

'Staging the 1857 Mutiny as “The Great Rebellion”: Colonial History and PostColonial Interventions in Utpal Dutt's Mahavidroh', Theatre Journal, Vol. 51 (1999), pp.167–84. —, Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theater and Politics in ...

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177204

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 – 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society. Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides: ·a historical overview of the culture; ·an outline of theatre history; ·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.

New Postcolonial Dialectics

Acts of Authority/ Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. 2. Modern Indian Theatre: A Reader. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Author: Sarbani Sen Vengadasalam

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527522596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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This book closes a gap in postcolonial theory through its scrutiny of how four Indian and Nigerian English plays that are situated in national traditions reframed their own cultural terrain in international terms. It maps the trajectory that Indian and Nigerian dramatists, such as Rabindranath Tagore, Wole Soyinka and Badal Sircar, adopted as they moved from the specific to the bicultural to the global. The intercultural dialectic validated here provides a protean comparative scaffolding that evolves out of, and reflects, the interculturality of the literatures it is critiquing, allowing the book to be an entry point, practical guide, and reference for those interested in studying and comparing literatures from Asia and Africa written or translated into English. Its approach and dialectic can also be expanded for use in comparative literary studies on all intercultural encounters.

Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre

Aparna Dharwadker, in her thoughtful history of postcolonial Indian theatre, Theatres of Independence, ... general theories of postcolonial performance for reducing all practices to acts of resistance to cultural subordination: Since ...

Author: Evan Darwin Winet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230246676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre explores modern theatrical practices in Indonesia from a performance of Hamlet in the warehouses of Dutch Batavia to Ratna Sarumpaet's feminist Muslim Antigones. The book reveals patterns linking the colonial to the postcolonial eras that often conflict with the historical narratives of Indonesian nationalism.

Representing the Past

187 cal/folk, urban/rural, modern/traditional, secular/religious, realistic/anti- realistic, indigenous/foreign, ... of the same ground in Acts of Authority, Acts of Resistance: Theater and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India ...

Author: Charlotte M. Canning

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587299384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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"Representing the Past is required reading for any serious scholar of theatre and performance historiography: original in its conception, global in its reach, thought-provoking and transformative in its effects."--Gay Gibson Cima, author, Early American Women Crities: Performance, Religion, Race.

Brecht in India

The Poetics and Politics of Transcultural Theatre Dr. Prateek ... Modern Indian Theatre: A Reader. Ed. Nandi Bhatia. ... Acts of Authority, Acts of Resistance: Theater and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India.

Author: Prateek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000222494

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Brecht in India analyses the dramaturgy and theatrical practices of the German playwright Bertolt Brecht in post-independence India. The book explores how post-independence Indian drama is an instance of a cultural palimpsest, a site celebrating a dialogue between Western and Indian theatrical traditions, rather than a homogenous and isolated canon. Analysing the dissemination of a selection of Brecht’s plays in the Hindi belt between the 1960s and the 1990s, this study demonstrates that Brecht’s work provided aesthetic and ideological paradigms to modern Hindi playwrights, helping them develop and stage a national identity. The book also traces how the reception of Brecht was mediated in India, how it helped post-independence Indian playwrights formulate a political theatre, and how the dissemination of Brechtian aesthetics in India addressed the anxiety related to the stasis in Brechtian theatre in Europe. Tracking the dialogue between Brechtian aesthetics in India and Europe and a history of deliberate cultural resistance, Brecht in India is an invaluable resource for academics and students of theatre studies and theatre historiography, as well as scholars of post-colonial history and literature.

Gender Religion and Modern Hindi Drama

Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. Borchmeyer, Dieter, and Viktor Zmegac, eds. Moderne Literatur in Grundbegriffen.

Author: Diana Dimitrova

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773574625

Category: Drama

Page: 166

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"In Gender, Religion and Modern Hindi Drama Dimitrova studies the representation of gender and religion in Hindi drama from its beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century until the 1960s." "Dimitrova focuses on how different religious and mythological models pertaining to women have been reworked in Hindi drama and on whether the dramatists discussed present conservative of liberating Hindu images of the feminine."--Résumé de l'éditeur.