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...The late master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman streamlined Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to expose the contemporary heart of the 19th century masterpiece. Taut with suspense, this critically-acclaimed adaptation focuses on Nora, a young wife and mother...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ (references to rape) This archive recording was captured on 9th May, 2017. Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a rape...

Between Symbolic Representation and New Critical Realism: Architecture as Scenography and Scenography as Architecture

Thea Brejzek

Thea Brejzek (PhD, Mphil) is Professor for Spatial Theory at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and an internationally recognised expert in scenography. In 2011, she was the founding Curator for Theory at the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (PQ). Recently, she has been a Visiting Professor at Bartlett School of Architecture, UK, and has been appointed to the international scientific advisory board of the Bauhaus, Dessau. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...While architecture and scenography share a common history, their mainstream functions are fundamentally different, and the primary aim of architecture, namely to provide shelter, is typically posited against scenography as providing...

Conclusion

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is assistant professor of theatre practice at the University of Southern California, USA. She is the author of Serious Play: Modern Clown Performance (2009) and Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain (2014). She is a member of the editorial board of Comedy Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In the introduction, Oliver Double put forward the four key features of popular performance as defined in this volume. So, in retrospect we can not only confirm the importance of those key features but can also demonstrate how connections...
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...Lillian Hellman examines a wealthy southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing...

Critical Embodiment and Casting

Kirsty Johnston

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Kirsty Johnston is associate professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Theatre and Film. In 2012 her monograph Stage Turns: Canadian Disability Theatre appeared with McGill-Queen’s University Press. She has also published work on these topics in such journals as Modern Drama, Theatre Topics and The Journal of Medical Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disability Theatre and Modern Drama : Recasting Modernism

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In Bertolt Brecht’s Messingkauf Dialogues, the dramaturg’s speech about casting reminds directors, producers, actors, audiences, and critics about the dangers of casting to a pre-conceived “type,” particularly when the tradition...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ This Young Vic production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 16th September, 2014. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace –...
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...When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights. A local clergyman and a young woman visitor try to decide whether Miss Helens...
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...A searing drama in which a white South African journalist agrees to assist a young African-Canadian woman on a dangerous journey to locate her missing friend in South Africa. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Akuyoe...
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...After his wife’s death, retired cop Walter ‘Pops’ Washington has made a home for his ex-felon son in his sprawling, rent-controlled, Riverside Drive apartment. Will a long-simmering feud with the NYPD cause him to lose his home...