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...Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora’s well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen...

Meyerhold – the First Five Years

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In the years immediately following the turn of the century Symbolism came to its peak in Russian literature, but until 1906 it yielded no drama of any consequence and had little impact on the theatre, where the Moscow Art Theatre remained...

Dancing Bears

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Sam Holcroft

~playauthor~Written by~ Sam Holcroft

Nick Hern Books, 2010

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Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Sam Holcroft's short play Dancing Bears examines the twisted loyalties and violence of teenage gangs. It was first performed as part of Clean Break's Charged season, a collection of plays about the lives of women in the criminal justice...

Escaped Alone

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Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2016

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Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (4), Female (4), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone is a play that combines neighbourly chit-chat with visions of apocalyptic horror. It was first performed in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, on 21 January 2016. The play's...

Edward Gordon Craig

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In the forty years leading up to the outbreak of the First World War the English theatre reached a new level of popularity and commercial success. Between 1880 and 1900 fourteen new theatres opened in London alone, and many existing ones...

Hotel

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Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 1997

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (13), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (8)

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...Hotel is multidisciplinary performance piece with a libretto by Caryl Churchill, music composed by Orlando Gough and choreography by Ian Spink. It was first staged in a production by Second Stride at the Schauspielhaus Hannover, Germany...

Part One: Introduction

Stefan Aquilina

Stefan Aquilina is a lecturer within the Theatre Studies Department of the School of Performing Arts (University of Malta). His main area of research is Russian and early Soviet theatre, especially the work of Stanislavsky and Meyerhold. This particular research interest is developed through the application of critical theories on ‘everyday life’. Aquilina also runs a research project called ‘Performance Lineage: the Russian Tradition of Actor Training’ through a grant offered by the University of Malta. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stanislavsky in the World : The System and its Transformations Across Continents

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Contextualization of tradition and transmission processes The essays in this Part about the transmission of Stanislavskian practices in Europe offer an insightful reminder of the role which contextualization has in the study...

The Symbolist Theatre

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...On 24 August 1890 the eminent critic of Le Figaro, Octave Mirbeau, announced the arrival of a new dramatic genius. He was the little known twenty-eight years old Belgian poet, Maurice Maeterlinck, and his brief tragedy La Princesse Maleine,...

Meyerhold – Theatre as Propaganda

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...On 25 February 1917 in Petrograd the tsarist regime was forced to a final confrontation with a hungry, war-weary proletariat, and the first shots of the Revolution were exchanged. That evening, the Imperial Alexandrin-sky Theatre saw...

Alfred Jarry

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In 1893, around the time when Lugné-Poe and his friends were planning to launch the Théâtre de l’Œuvre, the rarefied atmosphere of Mallarmé’s soirées in the Rue de Rome was stirred by the turbulent arrival of Alfred Jarry. Aged twenty...