The Challenge of World Theatre History

—Glen Odom, Reader, University of Roehampton, UK “Tillis challenges the assumptions upon which world theatre history, and indeed theatre history in general, are constructed, in a compelling and clear examination of the preconceptions ...

Author: Steve Tillis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030483432

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The future of theatre history studies requires consideration of theatre as a global phenomenon. The Challenge of World Theatre History offers the first full-scale argument for abandoning an obsolete and parochial Eurocentric approach to theatre history in favor of a more global perspective. This book exposes the fallacies that reinforce the conventional approach and defends the global perspective against possible objections. It moves beyond the conventional nation-based geography of theatre in favor of a regional geography and develops a new way to demarcate the periods of theatre history. Finally, the book outlines a history that recognizes the often-connected developments in theatre across Eurasia and around the world. It makes the case that world theatre history is necessary not only for itself, but for the powerful comparative and contextual insights it offers to all theatre scholars and students, whatever their special areas of interest.

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History

A global theatre history project would have to find a way to approach complex melting pots of traditional material like Indonesia, and in my opinion, the best critical approach currently available for approaching the challenge of ...

Author: David Wiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521766364

Category: Drama

Page: 318

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A wide-ranging set of essays that explain what theatre history is and why we need to engage with it.

The Routledge Companion to Vsevolod Meyerhold

Methods in Theatre and Performance, Kershaw, B. and Nicholson, H. (eds.), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 98–108. ... Tillis, S. (2020) The Challenge of World Theatre History, London: Palgrave Macmillan. PART I Histories.

Author: Jonathan Pitches

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000764567

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 681

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The Routledge Companion to Vsevolod Meyerhold brings together a wealth of scholarship on one of the foremost innovators in European theatre. It presents a detailed picture of the Russian director’s work from when it first emerged on the modern stage to its multifarious present-day manifestations. By combining an historical focus with the latest contemporary research from an international range of perspectives and authors, this collection marks an important moment in Meyerhold studies as well as offering a new assessment of his relation to today's theatre-making. Its dynamic blend of research is presented in five sections: Histories enlarges on more conventional subjects like the grotesque and Biomechanics, to overlooked topics such as Meyerhold's ‘failed’ projects and his work in film; Collaborations and Connections extends understandings of Meyerhold’s well-known collaborative capacities to consider new cultural influences and lesser known working relationships; Sources engages with hitherto untapped material in Meyerhold’s oeuvre by reproducing and contextualising previously untranslated primary sources on his work; Practitioner Voices offer lively, on the ground, testimony of the contemporary impact of Meyerhold's practice; Meyerhold in New Contexts maps the routes of his practice across continents and examines ways in which his work is being applied in a number of contemporary scenarios, such as motion capture, computer-based 3D visualisations, and the ‘new normal’ of digital pedagogy. This is a key resource for students and scholars of European Theatre, acting theory, and actor training, as well as for those more broadly interested in the socio-political impact of theatre.

Western Theatre in Global Contexts

These examples of world theatre traditions offer just a small sample of the type of robust performances that exist all over the world, in every geographic and cultural region and throughout history. But often when productions are ...

Author: Yasmine Jahanmir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429534003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Western Theatre in Global Contexts explores the junctures, tensions, and discoveries that occur when teaching Western theatrical practices or directing English-language plays in countries that do not share Western theatre histories or in which English is the non-dominant language. This edited volume examines pedagogical discoveries and teaching methods, how to produce specific plays and musicals, and how students who explore Western practices in non-Western places contribute to the art form. Offering on-the-ground perspectives of teaching and working outside of North American and Europe, the book analyzes the importance of paying attention to the local context when developing theatrical practice and education. It also explores how educators and artists who make deep connections in the local culture can facilitate ethical accessibility to Western models of performance for students, practitioners and audiences. Western Theatre in Global Contexts is an excellent resource for scholars, artists, and teachers that are working abroad or on intercultural projects in theatre, education and the arts.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

however, only in Italian, the vast majority of the documentation included there was gathered before World War II and was, to say the least, Eurocentric. Published after the war, this encyclopedia of world theatre history was certainly ...

Author: Arthur Holmberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136118449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.

Theatre Opera and Consciousness

theatre as a global phenomenon against the background of imperial expansion and modernization in the late 19th and 20th centuries” (Balme 2011). In contrast to the concepts of world history and global history, so far the concept of ...

Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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The study of consciousness has developed considerably over the past ten years, with an emphasis on seeking to explain subjective experience. Our understanding of key questions relating to the performing arts, in theory and practice, benefits from the insights of consciousness studies. Theatre, Opera and Consciousness discusses selected concerns of theatre history from a consciousness studies perspective, develops a new perspective on ethical implications of theatre practice, reassesses the concept of the guru, and offers a new approach to the actor’s cool-down. The book expands the framework from theatre to opera, and presents a new consideration of the spiritual aspects of singing in opera, conducting for opera, and the opera experience for singers and spectators alike.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Sexual politics and cultural identity in The masque of blacknessKim F. Hall – The good soldier Schwejk as dialectical theatreSarah Bryant-Bertail – Revolution ... history ... theatre: the politics of the Wooster Group second ...

Author: Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136119002

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.

The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

In some cases historical context is provided ; in others , contemporary developments are emphasized . As well , writers have been asked to identify the most important theatre journals and magazines along with the major theatre ...

Author: Don Rubin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415260876

Category: History

Page: 524

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This new paperback edition provides a unique examination of theatre in Asia and the Pacific and is written by leading experts from within the countries covered. Its far-reaching scope and broad interpretation of theatre (to include all types of performance) set it apart from any other similar publication. Entries on 33 Asian countries are featured in this volume, preceded by introductory essays on Asian Theatre, Theatre in the Pacific, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mask Theatre and Puppetry. The volume contains approximately 300,000 words and includes national essays of up to 25,000 words each. The countries include: Afghanistan * Australia * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia * India * Indonesia * Iran * Japan * Kazakhstan *Kirghizia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Mongolia * Nepal *New Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * PhilippinesNew Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Philippines *Singapore * South Korea * South Pacific * Sri Lanka * Tadjikistan * Thailand * Turkmenistan * Vietnam

The Methuen Drama Handbook of Theatre History and Historiography

the overlooked disjunctures, discrepancies, failures and anomalies of language that we can begin to write more global theatre histories. Indeed, the debate between Fischer-Lichte and Bharucha on the meaning and syntactical function of ...

Author: Claire Cochrane

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350034310

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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The Methuen Drama Handbook of Theatre History and Historiography is an authoritative guide to contemporary debates and practices in this field. The book covers the key themes and methods that are current in theatre history research, with a particular focus on expanding the object of study to include engagement with theatre and performance practices and the development of theatre histories around the world. Central to the book are eighteen specially commissioned essays by established and emerging scholars from a wide range of international contexts, whose discussion of individual case studies is predicated on their understanding and experience of their 'local' landscape of theatre history. These essays reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, most valuably, draws on academic contexts beyond the Western academy to expand our knowledge of the exciting directions that such an approach opens up. Prefaced by an introduction tracing the development of the discipline of theatre history and changing historiographical approaches, the Handbook explores current issues pertaining to theatre and performance history research, as well as providing up to date and robust introductions to the methods and historiographic questions being explored by researchers in the field. Featuring a series of essential research tools, including a detailed list of resources and an annotated bibliography of key texts, this is an indispensable scholarly handbook for anyone working in theatre and performance history and historiography.

Time Space and the Human Body An Interdisciplinary Look

Challenge. of. Participation. Through. Theatre ... in 1973 in Argentina, while he was in exile. Boal starts his most famous book by analyzing the most used poetics in World Theatre History. He affirmed that the discussions about the ...

Author: Rafael F. Narváez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848884922

Category: Social Science


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This book considers various ways in which the body is, and has been, addressed and depicted overtime while also working to redefine the body and its relation to historical time and social space.