British South Asian Theatres

Author: Graham Ley
ISBN: 9780859898324
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British South Asian Theatres from the Author: Graham Ley. British South Asian theatre has been one of the most significant features of diasporic artistic activity throughout the world over the years, but despite its remarkable achievements it has remained largely uncharted. This book aims to reverse that neglect.

Women In Asian Performance

Author: Arya Madhavan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317422244
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Women In Asian Performance from the Author: Arya Madhavan. Women in Asian Performance offers a vital re-assessment of women's contributions to Asian performance traditions, focusing for the first time on their specific historical, cultural and performative contexts. Arya Madhavan brings together leading scholars from across the globe to make an exciting intervention into current debates around femininity and female representation on stage. This collection looks afresh at the often centuries-old aesthetic theories and acting conventions that have informed ideas of gender in Asian performance. It is divided into three parts: erasure – the history of the presence and absence of female bodies on Asian stages; intervention – the politics of female intervention into patriarchal performance genres; reconstruction – the strategies and methods adopted by women in redefining their performance practice. Establishing a radical, culturally specific approach to addressing female performance-making, Women in Asian Performance is a must-read for scholars and students across Asian Studies and Performance Studies.

Critical Essays On British South Asian Theatre

Author: Graham Ley
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
ISBN: 0859899098
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Critical Essays On British South Asian Theatre from the Author: Graham Ley. This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time. This title is complemented by British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History by the same authors, also available from University of Exeter Press.

British Theatre Companies 1995 2014

Author: Liz Tomlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408177293
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British Theatre Companies 1995 2014 from the Author: Liz Tomlin. This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to 2014. Each volume provides a survey of the political and cultural context, an extensive survey of the variety of theatre companies from the period, and detailed case studies of six of the most important companies. Volume Three, 1995-2014, charts the expansion of the sector in the era of Lottery funding and traces the resistant influences of earlier movements in the emergence of new companies and an independent theatre ecology that seeks to reconfigure the mainstream. Leading academics provide case studies of six of the most important companies, including: * Mind the Gap, by Dave Calvert (University of Huddersfield, UK) * Blast Theory, by Maria Chatzichristodoulou (University of Hull, UK) * Suspect Culture, by Clare Wallace (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) * Punchdrunk, by Josephine Machon (Middlesex University, UK) * Kneehigh, by Duška Radosavljevic (University of Kent, UK) * Stans Cafe, by Marissia Fragkou (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

Contemporary British Drama

Author: David Lane
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686797
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Contemporary British Drama from the Author: David Lane. This book provides a critical assessment of dramatic literature since 1995, situating texts, companies and writers in a cultural, political and social context. It examines the shifting role of the playwright, the dominant genres and emerging styles of the past decade and how they are related.Beginning with an examination of how dramatic literature and the writer are placed in the contemporary theatre, the book then provides detailed analyses of the texts, companies and writing processes involved in six different professional contexts: new writing, verbatim theatre, writing and devising, Black and Asian theatre, writing for young people and adaptation and transposition. The chapters cover contemporary practitioners, including Simon Stephens, Gregory Burke, Robin Soans, Alecky Blythe, Kneehigh Theatre, Punchdrunk, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Edward Bond, Filter Theatre and Headlong, and offers detailed case-studies and examples of their work.

British Asian Theatre

Author: Dominic Hingorani
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137198702
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British Asian Theatre from the Author: Dominic Hingorani. This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre companies, as well as important writers such as Hanif Kureishi and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the book analyses the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions that have informed major productions. Complete with plot summaries and illustrated throughout, the text explores the extraordinary contribution that British-Asian theatre has made to the British stage over the past thirty years.

British Musical Theatre Since 1950

Author: Robert Gordon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472584384
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British Musical Theatre Since 1950 from the Author: Robert Gordon. This critical introduction to British musical theatre since 1950 is the first book to discuss its post-war developments from the perspective of British � as opposed to American � popular culture. The genre is situated within the historical context of post-war British society in order to explore the range of forms through which significant sociocultural moments are represented. Introductory chapters analyse the way British musicals have responded to social change, the forms of popular theatre and music from which they have developed and their originality in elaborating new narrative strategies since the seventies. A key feature of the book is its close readings of twelve key works, from Salad Days (1954) and Oliver! (1960) to global smash hits such as Les Misérables (1985) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986) and beyond, including the latest critical and box-office success Matilda (2011). Also analysed are British favourites (Blood Brothers, 1983), cult shows (The Rocky Horror Show, 1975) and musicals with a pre-existing fan-base, such as Mamma Mia! (1999).

Singing Simpkin And Other Bawdy Jigs

Author: Roger Clegg
ISBN: 9780859898782
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Singing Simpkin And Other Bawdy Jigs from the Author: Roger Clegg. A popular crowd pleaser from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, the dramatic jig was a short, comic, bawdy musical-drama that included elements of dance, slapstick, and disguise. For the first time in four hundred years, the lyrics and music notation for nine jigs from this period are presented, as well as an appendix for dance instruction. With Singing Simpkin and Other Bawdy Jigs,the authors provide a comprehensive account of a genre that was highly popular in its day, and demonstrates the influence of jigs on other forms of theater in Shakespearean England.

Performing Grand Guignol

Author: Richard J. Hand
ISBN: 9780859899963
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Performing Grand Guignol from the Author: Richard J. Hand. The Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Paris, which opened in 1897 and closed officially in 1962, specialized in often graphic horror theater. Over the past fifteen years, authors Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson have worked to explore this extraordinary but largely forgotten theater, running theater workshops with students that at times have led to new productions in the style of the Grand-Guignol. The present volume provides rich insights into the authors' work performing Grand-Guignol theater with their students, and includes a brief history of the Grand-Guignol as well as translations of sixteen plays from such notable writers as Octave Mirbeau, Gaston Leroux, and St John Ervine in addition to Grand-Guignol stalwarts René Berton and André de Lorde. Performing Grand-Guignol is ideal as an acting guide as well as for anyone with an interest in theater studies or the history of theater.