The Death and Life of Drama

Death. and. Life. of. Drama. Empire until its revival in the medieval church. Both births of drama in the West show it growing from religious practice.

Author: Lance Lee

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292778054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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What makes a film "work," so that audiences come away from the viewing experience refreshed and even transformed in the way they understand themselves and the world around them? In The Death and Life of Drama, veteran screenwriter and screenwriting teacher Lance Lee tackles this question in a series of personal essays that thoroughly analyze drama's role in our society, as well as the elements that structure all drama, from the plays of ancient Athens to today's most popular movies. Using examples from well-known classical era and recent films, Lee investigates how writers handle dramatic elements such as time, emotion, morality, and character growth to demonstrate why some films work while others do not. He seeks to define precisely what "action" is and how the writer and the viewer understand dramatic reality. He looks at various kinds of time in drama, explores dramatic context from Athens to the present, and examines the concept of comedy. Lee also proposes a novel "five act" structure for drama that takes account of the characters' past and future outside the "beginning, middle, and end" of the story. Deftly balancing philosophical issues and practical concerns, The Death and Life of Drama offers a rich understanding of the principles of successful dramatic writing for screenwriters and indeed everyone who enjoys movies and wants to know why some films have such enduring appeal for so many people.

Nahuatl Theater Death and life in colonial Nahua Mexico

Accompanying the plays are four interpretive essays and a foreword that broaden our understanding of these rare works. This volume is the first in a four-volume set entitled Nahuatl Theater, edited by Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart

Author: Barry D. Sell

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806136332

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Death and Life in Colonial Nahua Mexico presents seven dramas from the first truly American theater. Composed in Nahuatl during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, most of these plays survive only in later copies. Five are morality plays. Presenting Christian views of moral reform, death, judgment, and punishment for sin, they reveal how these themes were adapted into Nahua culture. The other two plays dramatize biblical narratives: the stories of Abraham and Isaac and of the three wise men. In this volume, Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart offer faithful transcriptions of the Nahuatl as well as new English translations of these remarkable dramas. Accompanying the plays are four interpretive essays and a foreword that broaden our understanding of these rare works. This volume is the first in a four-volume set entitled Nahuatl Theater, edited by Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart

The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath

The author looks back on Plath's life in an attempt to offer an objective account of why she killed herself.

Author: Ronald Hayman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UOM:39015046343060

Category: Poets, American

Page: 220

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The author looks back on Plath's life in an attempt to offer an objective account of why she killed herself.

The Life of the Drama

The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life manifests itself in the theatre...This is a book to be read again and again.

Author: Eric Bentley

Publisher: London : Methuen

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002565641

Category: Drama

Page: 371

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Eric Bentley's radical new look at the grammar of theatre...is a work of exceptional virtue... The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life manifests itself in the theatre...This is a book to be read again and again.

Death and Life in the Tenth Century

1 BEFORE we take a look at the drama of the tenth century , it may be of interest to recall for a moment the history of dramatic action , of action akin to ...

Author: Eleanor Shipley Duckett

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472061720

Category: History

Page: 359

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A vivid portrait of political and cultural life in the 10th century

The Drama of Love and Death

Love and Death are two major facets of the whole of human existence and in The Drama of Love and Death, Carpenter attempts to analyse the interplay of love and death in everyday life.

Author: Edward Carpenter

Publisher: Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

ISBN: 1138184470

Category: Death

Page: 300

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Love and Death are two major facets of the whole of human existence and in The Drama of Love and Death, Carpenter attempts to analyse the interplay of love and death in everyday life. Originally published in 1912, this study focuses on how love and death are perceived and treated in the history of humankind and how these views evolved up until the early twentieth century. This title will be of interest to students of Sociology and Anthropology.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

... as it were, a stage upon which the drama of social life may be enacted, with the actors taking their turn as spectators and the spectators as actors.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448180288

Category: History

Page: 480

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In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed. The result is one of the most stimulating books on cities ever written. Throughout the post-war period, planners temperamentally unsympathetic to cities have been let loose on our urban environment. Inspired by the ideals of the Garden City or Le Corbusier's Radiant City, they have dreamt up ambitious projects based on self-contained neighbourhoods, super-blocks, rigid 'scientific' plans and endless acres of grass. Yet they seldom stop to look at what actually works on the ground. The real vitality of cities, argues Jacobs, lies in their diversity, architectural variety, teeming street life and human scale. It is only when we appreciate such fundamental realities that we can hope to create cities that are safe, interesting and economically viable, as well as places that people want to live in. 'Perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning... Jacobs has a powerful sense of narrative, a lively wit, a talent for surprise and the ability to touch the emotions as well as the mind' New York Times Book Review

Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

It has been observed that distinctions between ' life ' and death'in sixteenth- and seventeenth - century England were unclear , " s and even that among ...

Author: Thomas Rist

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754661520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. Revising the genre in light of historical revisions to England's Reformations, and with appropriate regard to the social history of the dead, it shows revenge tragedy is not a Reformist and anti-Catholic genre, but one rooted in traditional Catholic culture, thereby transforming understandings of the theatre of the age

Theo Drama Theological Dramatic Theory Vol 5

I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades” (Rev 1:18). Insofar as the believer's earthly life bears the stamp, ...

Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681495798

Category: Religion

Page: 529

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This is the final volume of this series on "theological dramatic theory" by the great 20th century theologian Balthasar. This series is the second part of Balthasar's trilogy on the good, the beautiful and the true which is his major work. The first series in the trilogy is The Glory of the Lord, and following this Theo-Drama series will be Theo-Logic. In this series "the good" has been the focus. Balthasar maintains that it is in the theater that man attempts a kind of transcendence to observe and to judge his own truth about himself. He sees the phenomenon of theater as a source of fruitfulness for theological reflection on the cosmic drama that involves earth and heaven. This fifth volume is trinitarian, focusing on the mystery of God. He draws heavily on Scripture and many passages from the works of the mystic Adrienne von Spyer. Some of the topics covered include "A Christian Eschotology," "The World is from the Trinity," "Earth moves Heavenward," "The Final Act: A Trinitarian Drama."

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature

In this way theater replicates consciousness and calls out consciousness's ... The death- and life-force of the theater thus impels us to do away with ...

Author: W. Michelle Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000220742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

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The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, Catherine Belling, Ronald Schleifer, Helen Swift, and Ira Nadel, as well as the work of a generation of younger scholars from around the globe, who bring valuable transnational insights. Encompassing a diverse range of mediums and genres – including biography and autobiography, documentary, drama, elegy, film, the novel and graphic novel, opera, picturebooks, poetry, television, and more – the contributors offer a dynamic mix of approaches that range from expansive perspectives on particular periods and genres to extended analyses of select case studies. Essays are included from every major Western period, including Classical, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and so on, right up to the contemporary. This collection provides a telling demonstration of the myriad ways that humanity has learned to live with the inevitability of death, where “live with” itself might mean any number of things: from consoling, to memorializing, to rationalizing, to fending off, to evading, and, perhaps most compellingly of all, to escaping. Engagingly written and drawing on examples from around the world, this volume is indispensable to both students and scholars working in the fields of medical humanities, thanatography (death studies), life writing, Victorian studies, modernist studies, narrative, contemporary fiction, popular culture, and more.

Fifteenth century English Drama

Tragedy needs the sense of an ending and once ' Life ' thought of as existing beyond death then tragedy turns into something else , ' divine comedy ' at ...

Author: William Anthony Davenport

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859910911

Category: Drama

Page: 152

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Davenport offers a reassessment of The Pride of Lifeand the Macro Plays and argues for a new grouping of plays.

The Death and Life of Main Street

Life, the chief force among them, had its own staff ... This drama about the transcendence of time has itself transcended time, having become the most ...

Author: Miles Orvell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807837566

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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For more than a century, the term "Main Street" has conjured up nostalgic images of American small-town life. Representations exist all around us, from fiction and film to the architecture of shopping malls and Disneyland. All the while, the nation has become increasingly diverse, exposing tensions within this ideal. In The Death and Life of Main Street, Miles Orvell wrestles with the mythic allure of the small town in all its forms, illustrating how Americans continue to reinscribe these images on real places in order to forge consensus about inclusion and civic identity, especially in times of crisis. Orvell underscores the fact that Main Street was never what it seemed; it has always been much more complex than it appears, as he shows in his discussions of figures like Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, Frank Capra, Thornton Wilder, Margaret Bourke-White, and Walker Evans. He argues that translating the overly tidy cultural metaphor into real spaces--as has been done in recent decades, especially in the new urbanist planned communities of Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Andres Duany--actually diminishes the communitarian ideals at the center of this nostalgic construct. Orvell investigates the way these tensions play out in a variety of cultural realms and explores the rise of literary and artistic traditions that deliberately challenge the tropes and assumptions of small-town ideology and life.

The Death and Life of Philosophy

The heart of the book is a long chapter and appendix expounding the brilliance of Aristotle on language, the soul, and mind.

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: St Augustine PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015047878445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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The heart of the book is a long chapter and appendix expounding the brilliance of Aristotle on language, the soul, and mind. This updating of him, much broader than the conventional, stereotyped, view, can be incorporated into modern science." "The Death and Life of Philosophy not only presents the great thinkers of the past in a new light, but also satirizes the philosophy professors of today, putting their work and even their aims into perspective in a readable and engaging manner."--BOOK JACKET.

The Death of Life in London Or Tom and Jerry s Funeral

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Thomas Greenwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1333036051

Category: Drama

Page: 30

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Excerpt from The Death of Life in London, or Tom and Jerry's Funeral: An Entirely New Satirical, Burlesque, Operatic Parody, in One Act James. But 'bout a character 9 Fan miss Kate will give me that, James. Our characters, dear Fan, are lost I doubt; If so, for new ones We must look about. Fan. This gloomy scene will give us both the vapours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.