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Theatre and War: Notes from the Field

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ISBN: 9781783742608 9781783742585 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 210 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0099 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Performing Arts --- Ethnology
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Nandita Dinesh places Kipling’s "six honest serving-men" (who, what, when, where, why, how) in productive conversation with her own experiences in conflict zones across the world to offer a theoretical and practical reflection on making theatre in times of war. This timely and important book weaves together Dinesh’s personal narrative with the public story of modern conflict, illustrating as it does, the importance of theatre as a force for ethical deliberation and social justice. In it Dinesh asks how theatre might intervene in times and places of conflict and how we might reflect on such interventions. In pursuit of answers, Theatre and War adopts the methods of auto-ethnography, positioning the theatrical practitioner at the heart of conflict zones in northern Uganda, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Rwanda, Kenya, Nagaland, and Kashmir. No longer a detached observer, the researcher and practitioner has to be able to meld theory with practice; to speak to ‘doing’, without undervaluing the importance of ‘thinking about doing’.Each chapter approaches the need for a synthesis of theory and practice by way of a term of inquiry―Why, Where, Who, What, When―and each is equipped with a set of unflinchingly honest field notes that are designed to reveal some of the ‘hows’ from the author’s own repertoire: questions and issues that were encountered during her own theatrical undertakings, along with first hand reflection on the complexities, potential, and challenges that attended her global work in community theatre. Within these notes are strategies that give the reader a practical insight into how the discussion might find its footing on the ground of war.The range and scope of this book make it required reading for those interested in theatre―practitioners, researchers, and students alike—as well as those seeking to understand the applications of the arts for ethics, politics, and education.

Le théâtre communautaire argentin

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ISBN: 9782371540361 9782371540392 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de l’IHEAL
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Les théâtres communautaires réunissent les habitants d'un quartier ou d’un village. Ces troupes de voisins créent collectivement des pièces qui interrogent l’histoire et l’identité de leur territoire, de leur pays. Elles expérimentent de nouveaux rapports sociaux et modes d’organisation et encouragent la participation à l’échelle locale. S’appuyant sur une solide expérience de terrain, Lucie Elgoyhen retrace le développement et l’action des théâtres communautaires en Argentine depuis la naiss...

Don’t Be Quiet, Start a Riot! Essays on Feminism and Performance

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics ISBN: 9789176350232 9789176350201 9789176350218 9789176350225 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.16993/baf Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press Grant: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Subject: Social Sciences --- Music --- Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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This collection of essays investigates elements of the human voice and performance, and their implications for gender and sexuality. The chapters address affect, pleasure, and memory in the enjoyment of musical and theatrical performance. Rosenberg also examines contemporary feminist performance, anti-racist interventions, activist aesthetics, and political agency especially with regard to feminist and queer interpretations of opera and theatre. She contextualizes her work within broader developments in gender and queer studies, and within the feminist movement by highlighting important contributions of artists who draw from the above to create performance. The book will be welcomed by opera and theatre lovers, students, academics, and the wider public that is interested in the performing arts and its queer feminist potential.

Körper als Archiv in Bewegung

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Book Series: TanzScripte ISBN: 9783839430002 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.14361/9783839430002 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Arts in general
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The history of dance as the history of the body: how choreographies sketch out new modes of writing the history of dance, and how they expand the archive of dance in the process.

Actors and the Art of Performance

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Book Series: Performance Philosophy ISBN: 9781137596338 9781137596345 Year: Pages: 131 Seiten DOI: 10.1057/9781137596345 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 357
Subject: Social Sciences
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Acting on stage is a mode of performing an action, in the context of which the bodily aspects implicitly at work in acting reveal their own significance and power. This event can actualize a wound incarnated in human beings, because the actor acts and does not act at the same time and hence the concept of being ‘the doer’ unmasks itself as being illusionary. One could call it a kind of ‘symbolic death’ (Mueller), an ‘anthropological mutation’ (Agamben)––an event of great interest because of its highly ethical call.The book “Actors and the Art of Performance. Under Exposure” opens with a cascade of contradictory motives for becoming an actor. But, if theatre is no longer understood as a theatre of representation, then what takes place on stage is a transformation at play with truth, in which ethics are realized by the aesthetic. Insofar the book summarizes the attempt to explore and map guidelines of acting as being under the perspective of be-coming. That may sound fairly harmless in theory, but it feels anything but harmless when you experience it on your own body. For example, for being physical under exposure actors have to learn that there exists no fundamental dualism between mind and matter. Furthermore, actors are espoused to a dynamic shifting ground in the name of creativity. They have to carry the burden that the self is no sovereign identity as we generally suppose, but rather a threshold of permanent be-coming. One could call it the outstanding gift of acting. In the German language, gift means “poison”, in German ears the word has the double meaning of poison and present, thus expressing the fact that a gift is disturbing and blessing at the same time. Loaded with fear and joy as the crucial point of acting, which attacks and attracts actors and spectators most.

Ernst Lothar

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ISBN: 9783205201458 Year: Pages: 482 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_617074 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 253
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The monograph explores the life, work and legacy of the Austrian writer, director and producer Ernst Lothar (1890–1974) through the analysis of hitherto unpublished correspondence as well as other unpublished writings/documents from his estate, giving ample consideration to the reception of Lothar’s oeuvre.

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