Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism and Pedagogy by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

By Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Guillermo Gómez-Peña has spent a long time constructing his exact type of performance-activism; his theatricalizations of postcolonial concept. In Ethno-Techno: Writings on functionality, Activism and Pedagogy, he pushes the limits nonetheless extra, exploring what is left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive tradition of what he calls 'the mainstream bizarre'. Over forty-five photographs record his creative experiments and the textual content not just explores and confronts his political and philosophical parameters; it bargains groundbreaking insights into his, and his company's, tools of construction, improvement and educating. the result's a unprecedented and encouraging glimpse into the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main bold, leading edge and not easy functionality artists of our age.

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On Actors and Acting by Anthony Slide

By Anthony Slide

Alexander Knox (1907-1995) was once a special level and monitor actor, who's most sensible remembered this present day for his name functionality within the 1944 construction of Wilson. He was once energetic either in London's West finish and on Broadway, and started his Hollywood occupation in 1941 with the ocean Wolf. as a result of his liberal actions within the movie neighborhood, together with co-founding of the Committee for the 1st modification, Knox used to be "grey-listed," and compelled to settle completely within the uk, the place he grew to become a well-recognized determine either in motion pictures and on tv. On Actors and performing collects jointly Knox's writings, released and unpublished, on numerous performers with whom he labored or was once ordinary, and at the paintings and craft of appearing. Knox writes on Laurence Olivier, an in depth own good friend with whom he seemed within the memorable 1940 construction of Romeo and Juliet. He discusses his functionality as Wilson. different actors and actresses approximately whom Knox has many unique issues to claim comprise Sara Allgood, Dana Andrews, George Arliss, and Walter Huston.Anthony Slide, a movie historian and a private pal of Alexander Knox and his spouse, actress Doris Nolan, edited On Actors and appearing. Slide contributes a long occupation evaluation and has additionally compiled a whole filmography, documenting Knox's monitor occupation from his first movie, The Gaunt Stranger in 1938, via his final, Joshua Then and Now in 1985.

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The Drama is Coming Now by Richard Gilman

By Richard Gilman

This engrossing booklet offers the 1st assortment in additional than 3 many years of 1 of America’s most interesting drama critics. Richard Gilman chronicles a massive interval in American theater historical past, person who witnessed the start or unfold of Off-Broadway, local theater, nonprofit businesses, and avant-garde functionality, in addition to transforming into curiosity in performs by means of ladies and minorities and in international drama. His writing, besides the fact that, is greater than a revealing examine an period. it's feedback for the ages.Insightful, provocative, and impassioned, the articles symbolize the entire diversity of Gilman’s pursuits. There are essays, profiles, and booklet studies facing such subject matters because the “new naturalism” in theater, Brecht’s gathered performs, and the legacy of Stanislavski. there's additionally a beneficiant sampling of Gilman’s reviews on performs by way of O’Neill, Miller, Chekhov, Albee, Ibsen, Anouilh, Beckett, Ionesco, Pinter, Fugard, etc.

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The Pegasus File by Dan Cohen

By Dan Cohen

The Pegasus dossier is all action.The tale strikes from Dubai to the bottom of Santa Anita Racetrack to Emerald Downs in Seattle, to Bainbridge Island in Washington, and eventually to Jerusalem. There are horse races, automobile chases, doubtful characters of assorted kinds, together with Arab princess,cops, motor vehicle thieves, Israeli pilots,Thoroughbred running shoes and Nazis, outdated and new.

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Popular Theatres of Nineteenth Century France by John McCormick

By John McCormick

This is often the one booklet to supply an account of the way renowned theatre constructed from the fairground compartments of the eighteenth century to develop into a motor vehicle of mass leisure within the following century. while different reports provide a standard method of the theatres of excessive tradition, John McCormick takes the position of neutral historian, uncovering the preferred theatres of the boulevards, suburbs and fairgrounds. He specializes in the social and monetary context during which vaudevilles, pantomimes and melodramas have been played, and explores the audiences who loved them.

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Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now by Siân Adiseshiah, Louise LePage

By Siân Adiseshiah, Louise LePage

Within this landmark assortment, unique voices from the sphere of drama offer wealthy research of a range of the main interesting and noteworthy performs and productions of the twenty-first century. yet what makes the drama of the recent millenium so targeted? Which occasions, issues, shifts, and paradigms are marking its levels? Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What occurs Now creates a extensive, conscientiously serious framework for impending the drama of this era, together with its kinds, playwrights, businesses, associations, collaborative tasks, and administrators. the gathering has a intentionally British bent, studying demonstrated playwrights – comparable to Churchill, Brenton, and Hare – along a brand new iteration of writers – together with Stephens, Prebble, Kirkwood, Bartlett, and Kelly. concurrently overseas in scope, it engages with major new paintings from the U.S., Japan, India, Australia, and the Netherlands, to mirror a twenty-first century context that's essentially globalized. The volume’s relevant topics – the monetary drawback, austerity, weather switch, new kinds of individual, migration, classification, race and gender, cultural politics and problems with nationhood – are mediated via clean, state-of-the-art perspectives.

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Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

By Christopher Kennedy Lawford

The firstborn baby of famed Rat Pack actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, sister to John F. Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy Lawford grew up with presidents, senators, and picture stars as shut kinfolk and private buddies. while he used to be a child, Marilyn Monroe taught him tips to dance the twist. He recollects being woke up past due at evening to listen to his uncle Jack announce his candidacy for president. His youth was once marked by way of the irritating assassinations of 2 liked uncles—and in the course of his youngster years, he succumbed to the tragic attract of the Nineteen Seventies drug scene. indicators of Withdrawal is Lawford's unflinchingly sincere portrayal of his lifestyles as a Kennedy—a trip overflowing with hilarious insider anecdotes, heartbreaking debts of his addictions to narcotics in addition to to superstar, and, finally, the redemption he came across by means of announcing his personal independence.

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