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Upstaged
Anne Nicholson Weber

What do stage actors, directors, playwrights, critics and other theatre professionals think about theatre in the age dominated by ... Lire la suite
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What do stage actors, directors, playwrights, critics and other theatre professionals think about theatre in the age dominated by movies and television? Exploring subjects ranging from continuity to point of view, Shakespeare to love scenes, and many other topics, these interviews examine how theatre people make theatre work.

"Upstaged offers readers informal and acessible dialogues on issues of utmost consequence to performance studies. ...Weber's impressive collection of interviews offers a valuable look into theatre's current trajectories as artists seek ways to have the theatre be, as Julie Taymor says, 'the sensation of life being breathed into an object by the addition of human imagination.'" --The Drama Review

Auteur
Anne Nicholson Weber was trained in law and is married to a Chicago playwright. This is her first book on theatre.

Texte du rabat

How can theatre thrive in a culture dominated by film and television?
Interviews with stage actors, playwrights, theatre directors and others, including Julie Taymor, Tony Kushner, Anna Deavere Smith, Peter Hall, Wallace Shawn, Frank Rich, Simon Callow, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Leveaux, Adrian Lester, Nicholas Hytner, Paul Scofield and Robert Brustein.
Ever since the introduction of the "talkies" in the '20s and television in the '50s, live theatre has struggled for its place in a culture increasingly dominated by the screen. How does that dominance affect individual theatre artists and theatrical movements? How does it change what audiences seek from the theatre? What, in the end, is the role of live theatre in our media-saturated culture?
Anne Nicholson Weber has sought answers from an extraordinary cast of leading actors, playwrights, directors, producers, critics, agents and marketers.In conversations that range from close-ups to cultural imperialism, microphones to myth-making, sit-coms to Shakespeare and vocal technique to voyeurism, these thoughtful observers illuminate the struggle of making a living versus making art; the modern audience's preference for images over words and for technology over the human body; and the imperative that theatre play to its essential strengths of language, metaphor, immediacy and community.
Those who love theatre will find wisdom and support in this fascinating book.

Résumé
First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Upstaged
Sous-titre: Making Theatre in a Media Age
Auteur: Anne Nicholson Weber
Code EAN: 9780878301867
ISBN: 978-0-87830-186-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 192
Poids: 318g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2005

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