New Dramaturgies

In New Dramaturgies: Strategies and Exercises for 21st Century Playwriting,
Mark Bly offers a new playwriting book with nine unique play-generating
exercises. These exercises offer dramaturgical strategies and tools for
confronting and ...

Author: Mark Bly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315282190

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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In New Dramaturgies: Strategies and Exercises for 21st Century Playwriting, Mark Bly offers a new playwriting book with nine unique play-generating exercises. These exercises offer dramaturgical strategies and tools for confronting and overcoming obstacles that all playwrights face. Each of the chapters features lively commentary and participation from Bly’s former students. They are now acclaimed writers and producers for media such as House of Cards, Weeds, Friday Night Lights, Warrior, and The Affair, and their plays appear onstage in major venues such as the Roundabout Theatre, Yale Rep, and the Royal National Theatre. They share thoughts about their original response to an exercise and why it continues to have a major impact on their writing and mentoring today. Each chapter concludes with their original, inventive, and provocative scene generated in response to Bly’s exercise, providing a vivid real-life example of what the exercises can create. Suitable for both students of playwriting and screenwriting, as well as professionals in the field, New Dramaturgies gives readers a rare combination of practical provocation and creative discussion.

New Dramaturgy

... further explored at the Australian Theatre Forum (Melbourne, 2009) thinking
about the changing attitudes to dramaturgical practice and the future of
performance in Australia; The International Seminar on New Dramaturgies (
Murcia, 2009), ...

Author: Katalin Trencsényi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177105

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Recent shifts in the theatrical landscape have had corresponding implications for dramaturgy. The way we think about theatre and performance today has changed our approaches to theatre making and composition. Emerging new aesthetics and new areas of dramaturgical work such as live art, devised and physical theatre, experimental performance, and dance demand new approaches and sensibilities. New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice is the first book to explore new dramaturgy in depth, and considers how our thinking about dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg has been transformed. Edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane, New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice provides an unrivalled resource for practitioners, scholars, and students.

New Media Dramaturgy

The prefix 'new' invites authors to pay attention to the expansion or re-framing of
dramaturgy in relation to contemporary contexts, rather than implying a
requirement to replace 'old' with 'new', or to offer a programmatic approach to the
 ...

Author: Peter Eckersall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137556042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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This book illuminates the shift in approaches to the uses of theatre and performance technology in the past twenty-five years and develops an account of new media dramaturgy (NMD), an approach to theatre informed by what the technology itself seems to want to say. Born of the synthesis of new media and new dramaturgy, NMD is practiced and performed in the work of a range of important artists from dumb type and their 1989 analog-industrial machine performance pH, to more recent examples from the work of Kris Verdonck and his A Two Dogs Company. Engaging with works from a range of artists and companies including: Blast Theory, Olafur Eliasson, Nakaya Fujiko and Janet Cardiff, we see a range of extruded performative technologies operating overtly on, with and against human bodies alongside more subtle dispersed, interactive and experiential media.

Dramaturgy in the Making

Eckersall, Peter (2006), 'Towards an Expanded Dramaturgical Practice: A Report
on The Dramaturgy and Cultural ... Finburgh, Clare (2010),'External and Internal
Dramaturgies: The French Context, Contemporary Theatre Review', New ...

Author: Katalin Trencsényi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408155677

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Dramaturgy in the Making maps contemporary dramaturgical practices in various settings of theatre-making and dance to reveal the different ways that dramaturgs work today. It provides a thorough survey of three major areas of practice - institutional dramaturgy, production dramaturgy and dance dramaturgy - with each illustrated through a range of case studies that illuminate methodology and which will assist practitioners in developing their own 'dramaturgical toolbox'. In tracing the development of the role of the dramaturg, the author explores the contribution of Lessing, Brecht and Tynan, foundational figures who shaped the practice. She excavates the historical and theoretical contexts for each strand of the work, uniquely offering a history of dance dramaturgy and its associated theories. Based on extensive research, the volume features material from the author's interviews with fifty eminent professionals from Europe and North America, including: Robert Blacker, Jack Bradley, DD Kugler, Ruth Little and Hildegard De Vuyst. Through these, a detailed and precise insight is provided into dramaturgical processes at organisations such as the Akram Khan Company, les ballets C de la B (Gent), the National Theatre and the Royal Court (London), the Schaubühne (Berlin) and The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (Utah), among others. Dramaturgy in the Making will prove indispensable to anyone working in theatre or wanting to better understand the dramaturgical processes in performance-making today. The book features a foreword by Geoff Proehl, author of Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility: Landscape and Journey.

Interactive Dramaturgies

ion , all new paintings that are added to the content of the system are
automatically shown in a template that includes a link to an overview of the
paintings collec . tion . There are many such links and adjustments that the
authoring application ...

Author: Heide Hagebölling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540442065

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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Interactive media require new forms of dramaturgy. Heide Hagebölling develops a new understanding of dramaturgy, "Interactive Dramaturgy", which goes beyond interactive storytelling. Contributions by international multimedia authors, designers, and artists outline concepts and strategies for multimedia productions. These outstanding example projects cover various genres: culture, museum, TV, and education. Interactive media are complex and have multiple dimensions. A linear dramaturgy, therefore, no longer holds. The global connection via Internet fosters further dimensions of exchange and competition. Interactive dramaturgies define rules, transition points, and dimensions of multi-user environments. Multimedia, real and virtual elements must be carefully integrated within applications or installations. Interactive dramaturgies help design and create environments and content that lead to immersion, active exploration, and knowledge acquisition, and that motivate users to repeated visits.

Dissident Dramaturgies

New dramaturgies have been fermenting and many have been practised by a
range of innovative performances and non - text - based devised practices . The
greatest dilemma for all writing , however , lies within the dramaturgy itself ; it is
not ...

Author: Eamonn Jordan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002891906

Category: History

Page: 277

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From Boston to Berlin, and from Belfast to Beijing, the performances of Irish plays have been greeted with critical and box-office acclaim. Plays by Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Marie Jones, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Tom Murphy, Mark O'Rowe, Conor McPherson, and Enda Walsh have toured extensively, and have been translated and adapted for new performance contexts. This book examines the dominant approaches and the recurrent and variable dramaturgical patterns in the writings of the contemporary generation of writers from 1980 to the present. Six very specific, dominant configurations or constructions that shape the blatant dramaturgy of Irish Theatre are considered in individual chapters that focus the relationships between history, memory, and metatheatre, how the notion of innocence is contested, the various deployments of a range of myths by contemporary playwrights, the consequences of perverting pastoral consciousness, and the implications and repercussions of storytelling to a tradition of writing. In all of the work produced both locally and abroad, Ireland, and a coerced and admired notion of 'Irishness' function, in part as a commodity but also as something uniquely defiant, liberating, and dissident in itself.

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

... in the UK has developed differently, chiefly through the establishment in the
1970s and 1980s of feminist and left-wing theatre companies that prioritised new
writing by women and valued the new dramaturgies they brought to performance.

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408132685

Category: Drama

Page: 480

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five Irish playwrights from the 1960s to the present, written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from Ireland, the United States, Britain and Germany contributing individual studies to the work of each playwright. Each of the twenty-five chapters provides: a biographical introduction to the playwright and their work; a survey and concise analysis of each of the writer's published plays; a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and the critical reception; and a full bibliography of published plays, listing of premieres and a select list of critical works. Playwrights covered include: Tom Murphy, Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Mark O'Rowe, Christina Reid, Enda Walsh and many more. Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, this collection surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from Ireland over the last fifty years.

The Theatre Practice of Tadashi Suzuki

... training their actors with rigorous approaches and creating new dramaturgies
from old materials, but were also looking for new spaces in which theatre could
happen: from the 'new natural environment for the theatre', as director
Wlodzimierz ...

Author: Paul Allain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408116449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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A lively, critical study of one of the most important innovators, thinkers and directors in contemporary world theatre: Tadashi Suzuki, complete with practical Suzuki Method actor-training examples on a DVD. For over forty years Tadashi Suzuki has been a unique and vital force in both Japanese and Western theatre, creating and directing many internationally acclaimed productions including his most famous production, The Trojan Women, which toured throughout the world. An integral part of his work has been the development and teaching of his rigorous and, for some, controversial training system, the Suzuki Method, whose principles have also been highly influential in modern theatre. Dr Paul Allain, an experienced practitioner of the Suzuki Method re-evaluates Suzuki's work, giving a lucid overview of his development towards and international theatre aesthetic. He examines Suzuki's collaborators, the importance of architectuire and environment in his theatre and his impact on performance all over the world.

Theatres of Immanence

In thesenew dramaturgies of time, Lehmann arguesthat artists suspendtheunity of
time with beginning and end as the ... For instance, Lehmann argues that what he
calls 'the new dramaturgies of time' (namely, postdramatic theatre) think ...

Author: Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137291912

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

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Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance is the first monograph to provide an in-depth study of the implications of Deleuze's philosophy for theatre and performance. Drawing from Goat Island, Butoh, Artaud and Kaprow, as well from Deleuze, Bergson and Laruelle, the book conceives performance as a way of thinking immanence.

Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant garde and Postdramatic Theatre

“The Nature of Dramaturgy: Describing Actions at Work.” New Theatre Quarterly 1
(1985): 75–8. Barden, Garett. “Method in Philosophy.” In The New Bergson,
edited by John Mullarkey, 32–41. New York: Manchester University Press, 1999.

Author: Mladen Ovadija

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773588677

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Sound is born and dies with action. In this surprising, resourceful study, Mladen Ovadija makes a case for the centrality of sound as an integral element of contemporary theatre. He argues that sound in theatre inevitably "betrays" the dramatic text, and that sound is performance. Until recently, theatrical sound has largely been regarded as supplemental to the dramatic plot. Now, however, sound is the subject of renewed interest in theatrical discourse. Dramaturgy of sound, Ovadija argues, reads and writes a theatrical idiom based on two inseparable, intertwined strands - the gestural, corporeal power of the performer’s voice and the structural value of stage sound. His extensive research in experimental performance and his examination of the pioneering work by Futurists, Dadaists, and Expressionists enable Ovadija to create a powerful study of autonomous sound as an essential element in the creation of synesthetic theatre. Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-garde and Postdramatic Theatre presents a cogent argument about a continuous tradition in experimental theatre running from early modernist to contemporary works.

Modern Drama

... explorations of playwrights and theatrical auteurs as changing material
possibilities of theatre practice enable new dramaturgies and new narratives,
typically coded as "perceptions" or "insights" into subjectivity. Throughout the past
century, ...

Author: Richard Paul Knowles

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802086217

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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The contributors examine varied topics such as the analysis of periodicity; the articulation of social, political, and cultural production in theatre; the re-evaluation of texts, performances, and canons; and demonstrations of how interdisciplinarity inflects theatre and its practice.

Theatre and Adaptation

We were more interested in finding new dramaturgies and structures. There is for
example the funeral protocol: you could take that as a dramatic text or structure.
You could talk about the experts' professional life, for example. But then they ...

Author: Margherita Laera

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472522214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Contemporary theatrical productions as diverse in form as experimental performance, new writing, West End drama, musicals and live art demonstrate a recurring fascination with adapting existing works by other artists, writers, filmmakers and stage practitioners. Featuring seventeen interviews with internationally-renowned theatre and performance artists, Theatre and Adaptation provides an exceptionally rich study of the variety of work developed in recent years. First-hand accounts illuminate a diverse range of approaches to stage adaptation, ranging from playwriting to directing, Javanese puppetry to British children's theatre, and feminist performance to Japanese Noh. The transition of an existing source to the stage is not a smooth one: this collection examines the practices and the complex set of negotiations each work of transition and appropriation involves. Including interviews with Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Handspring Puppet Company, Katie Mitchell, Rimini Protokoll, Elevator Repair Service, Simon Stephens, Ong Keng Sen and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the volume reveals performance's enduring desire to return, rewrite and repeat.

The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

In the search for a new theatre, new actors must be formed out of the theatrical
tradition, an actor training that includes proposals from the “master” constructors
or reformers that constitute the theatrical culture such as Stanislavski, Meyerhold,
 ...

Author: Magda Romanska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135122881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 534

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Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years, and it now permeates all kinds of narrative forms and structures: from opera to performance art; from dance and multimedia to filmmaking and robotics. In our global, mediated context of multinational group collaborations that dissolve traditional divisions of roles as well as unbend previously intransigent rules of time and space, the dramaturg is also the ultimate globalist: intercultural mediator, information and research manager, media content analyst, interdisciplinary negotiator, social media strategist. This collection focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes. The contributions survey the field through eight main lenses: world dramaturgy and global perspective dramaturgy as function, verb and skill dramaturgical leadership and season planning production dramaturgy in translation adaptation and new play development interdisciplinary dramaturgy play analysis in postdramatic and new media dramaturgy social media and audience outreach. Magda Romanska is Visiting Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dramaturgy at Emerson College, and Dramaturg for Boston Lyric Opera. Her books include The Post-Traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor (2012), Boguslaw Schaeffer: An Anthology (2012), and Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2014).

Theatre History Studies

The idea that new political commitments and questions lead to new dramaturgies
is central to the book . ... commissioning and developing new works , establishing
contexts , doing research and dramaturgical analysis , map - making and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D030975733

Category: Theater

Page:

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Dramaturgy

Anna Bostock (1966;London and New York: Verso, 1983). Bentley, Eric, The
Brecht Memoir, 2nd edn (Manchester: Carcanet, 1989). Bentley, Gerald Eades,
The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time 1590–1642 (Princeton:
Princeton ...

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139448185

Category: Drama

Page:

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Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre is a substantial history of the origins of dramaturgs and literary managers. It frames the explosion of professional appointments in England within a wider continental map reaching back to the Enlightenment and eighteenth-century Germany, examining the work of the major theorists and practitioners of dramaturgy, from Granville Barker and Gotthold Lessing to Brecht and Tynan. This study positions Brecht's model of dramaturgy as central to the worldwide revolution in theatre-making practices, and it also makes a substantial argument for Granville Barker's and Tynan's contributions to the development of literary management. With the territories of play and performance-making being increasingly hotly contested, and the public's appetite for new plays showing no sign of diminishing, Mary Luckhurst investigates the dramaturg as a cultural and political phenomenon.

New Theatre Quarterly 34 Volume 9 Part 2

He concludes that monologue in the new dramaturgy is actually moving in
various and often complex ways back towards a kind of dialogism . Paul C.
Castagno , who is himself a practising playwright , is director and dramaturg of
the New ...

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521448131

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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One of a series discussing topics of interest in theatre studies from theoretical, methodological, philosophical and historical perspectives.

Dramaturgy and Performance

A seminal text from two leading figures in the field that introduces the concept of dramaturgy, now in a revised edition featuring a refreshed introduction and new afterword

Author: Cathy Turner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137561855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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A seminal text from two leading figures in the field that introduces the concept of dramaturgy, now in a revised edition featuring a refreshed introduction and new afterword

Pursuing Shakespeare s Dramaturgy

New York: Norton, 1968; and (b) Doug Moston, ed., The First Folio of
Shakespeare: 1623. New York and London: Applause, 1995. The Quarto editions
used are also taken from facsimiles of the originals. Twelve plays were edited by
W. W. ...

Author: John C. Meagher

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 489

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This book is about Shakespeare's stagecraft. It presents examinations of the conditions under which Shakespeare worked, including limitations and opportunities offered by circumstances that affected how his plays were written. It attempts to recover more in Shakespeare's plays than is normally appreciated, and to discover previously unnoticed dramatic strategies embedded in the Shakespearean texts. The book is aimed at Shakespeare as a playwright - or, more exactly, a playmaker - of his time. It considers only the earliest texts of the plays, only the resources available when they were written, and only what can be seen in the plays in conjunctions with the evidences from the days of Shakespeare's career. It is especially concerned with what can be said about Shakespeare's intentions as he shaped his plays. There are, the book maintains, important but still inadequately appreciated dramatic designs built into the plays, and there are clever strategies that have gone unnoticed but may yet be discerned by the careful application of dramaturgical analysis. The Shakespeare studied in this book is Shakespeare the playmaker, engaged in every step of the process from the first draft of the text to the performance before a live audience. This, the author contends, is the Shakespeare that is most essential, the Shakespeare who should be known as the foundation underlying any other treatment of the plays, and the Shakespeare most exciting and rewarding to pursue.

A New History of French Literature

Geoffrey Strachan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1965). ... Thomas M'Crie (
New York: Modern Library, 1941). ... Publishes His Collected Plays along with a
Series of "Discourses" on the Art of Theater The Autocritical Dramaturgy of ...

Author: Denis Hollier

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674615662

Category: History

Page: 1158

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This splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D. to the present decade is the most imaginative single-volume guide to the French literary tradition available in English. Conceived for the general reader, this volume presents French literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles, but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary critical perspectives. The book consists of 164 essays by American and European scholars, and covers the history of French literature from 842 to 1989.

New Hollywood Violence

2 Hitchcock and the dramaturgy of screen violence Murray Pomerance Any
surface covered with characters turns into something crammed and seething ...
full of lives and objects , of everything to be found in the world . ( Henri Michaux )
Two ...

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719067235

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 331

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Exploring the depiction of violence and related issues in Hollywood productions, this book focuses on the motivations and cultural politics of violence on the big screen, as well as its effects on viewers and society as a whole.