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Theatre And The Body

Theatre and The Body PDF
Author: Colette Conroy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN: 0230364705
Size: 73.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Theatre And The Body

by Colette Conroy, Theatre And The Body Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Theatre And The Body books, What do we mean when we talk about bodies in theatre? And how does theatre affect the way we think about the human body? Bodies are vital elements of theatre production and spectatorship. But the body is not just physical, it is also conceptual. Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, Theatre& the Body is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Concise and clear, this book explores the revealing tensions between the body, bodies, language, representation and movement in the theatre. Foreword by Marina Abramovic



The Theatre Of The Body

The Theatre of the Body PDF
Author: Kate Cregan
Publisher: Brepols Pub
Release: 2009
ISBN:
Size: 35.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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The Theatre Of The Body

by Kate Cregan, The Theatre Of The Body Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Theatre Of The Body books, This study is a threefold investigation of understandings of embodiment - as displayed in the playhouses, courthouses, and anatomy theatres of London between 1540 and 1696. These dates mark the waxing and waning of the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons' domination of the practice of dissection in London. In 1540 Henry VIII gave them his approval and encouragement but by 1696 Edward Ravenscroft's The Anatomist: Or the Sham Doctor staged their loss of power. This loss of power, the book contends, is symptomatic of a major shift in the concept of embodiment. The book explains the changing understanding of the human body throughout this period by analysis of the interplay between the texts used in and the material practices of three specific public sites: the public playhouses, the Sessions House, and the Anatomy Theatre of the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons of London. Using an approach that combines the socially textured understandings of fields of practice found in Bourdieu with the interpretations of progression across time found in Elias and Foucault, The Theatre of the Body demonstrates how the three fields of drama, law, and medicine are intimately inter-connected in that process. In presenting this analysis, the author argues that the quality of embodiment begins to shift during this period from the mid-sixteenth century and throughout the course of the seventeenth century. In this shift one can observe how the earlier, 'traditional' interpretation of embodiment is intensified and resolidified into the beginnings of the medicalized 'modern' body.



Theatre Body And Pleasure

Theatre  Body and Pleasure PDF
Author: Simon Shepherd
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN: 1136406255
Size: 79.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Theatre Body And Pleasure

by Simon Shepherd, Theatre Body And Pleasure Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Theatre Body And Pleasure books, Breaking new ground in the study of performance theory, this maverick and powerful project from renowned Renaissance scholar and queer theorist Simon Shepherd presents a unique take on theory and the physical reality of theatre. Examining a range of material, Theatre, Body, Pleasure addresses a significant gap in the literary and drama studies arenas and explores the interplay of bodily value, the art of bodies and the physical responses to that art. It explains first how the body makes meaning and carries value. Then it describes the relationships between time and space and body. The book’s features include: * large historical range, from medieval to postmodern * case studies offering close readings of written texts * examples of how to ‘read for the body’, exploring written text as a ‘discipline’ of the body * breadth of cultural reference, from stage plays through to dance culture * a range of theoretical approaches, including dance analysis and phenomenology Writing in accessible prose, Shepherd introduces new ways of analyzing dramatic text and has produced a book which is part theatre history, part dramatic criticism and part theatrical tour de force. Students of drama, theatre and performance studies and cultural studies will find this an absolute must read.



Dance And The Body In Western Theatre

Dance and the Body in Western Theatre PDF
Author: Sabine Sörgel
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release: 2015-09-11
ISBN: 1137180080
Size: 40.62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 233
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Dance And The Body In Western Theatre

by Sabine Sörgel, Dance And The Body In Western Theatre Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dance And The Body In Western Theatre books, While the body appears in almost all cultural discourses, it is nowhere as visible as in dance. This book captures the resurgence of the dancing body in the second half of the twentieth century by introducing students to the key phenomenological, kinaesthetic and psychological concepts relevant to both theatre and dance studies.



Through The Body

Through the Body PDF
Author: Dymphna Callery
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1135865973
Size: 74.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Through The Body

by Dymphna Callery, Through The Body Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Through The Body books, In Through the Body, Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key practitioners of 20th-century theater including Artaud, Grotowski, Brook and Lecoq. She offers exercises that turn their theories into practice and explore their principles in action.



Performance Movement And The Body

Performance  Movement and the Body PDF
Author: Mark Evans
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0230392520
Size: 74.67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Movement (Acting)
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Performance Movement And The Body

by Mark Evans, Performance Movement And The Body Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Performance Movement And The Body books,



Memory Of The Body

Memory of the Body PDF
Author: Jan Kott
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Release: 1992-06-01
ISBN: 0810110431
Size: 62.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 153
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Memory Of The Body

by Jan Kott, Memory Of The Body Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Memory Of The Body books, To see through the eyes of essayist and dramaturge Jan Kott is to gain in knowledge not just of the theater but also of human culture. Since his Shakespeare Our Contemporary appeared in English in 1964, Kott's work has altered--and strengthened--the way critics and the public approach the theater as a whole. The Memory of the Body highlights a number of dramatic personalities and personages: authors and directors Witkiewicz, Brecht, Kantor, Grotoswki, Ingmar Bergman, Wedekind; Tilly Newes on the stage in turn-of-the-century Vienna; the all-too-mortal, two-thirds divine Gilgamesh; and a shaman in rural Korea. In a style flecked with passion, poignancy, and wit, Kott moves beyond a mere discussion of theater to speak of eroticism, painting, love, and death.



Performing The Body In Irish Theatre

Performing the Body in Irish Theatre PDF
Author: B. Sweeney
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2008-02-14
ISBN: 0230582052
Size: 52.28 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 241
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Performing The Body In Irish Theatre

by B. Sweeney, Performing The Body In Irish Theatre Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Performing The Body In Irish Theatre books, This title examines the representation of the body in Irish theatre alongside the specific circumstances within which Irish theatre is performed, incorporating issues of gender and embodiment, and the performance of Irishness and tradition. The author contextualizes the body in Irish theatre, and includes in-depth analysis of five key productions.



Embodied Cognition And Shakespeare S Theatre

Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare s Theatre PDF
Author: Laurie Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN: 1134449216
Size: 54.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 268
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Embodied Cognition And Shakespeare S Theatre

by Laurie Johnson, Embodied Cognition And Shakespeare S Theatre Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Embodied Cognition And Shakespeare S Theatre books, This collection considers issues that have emerged in Early Modern Studies in the past fifteen years relating to understandings of mind and body in Shakespeare’s world. Informed by The Body in Parts, the essays in this book respond also to the notion of an early modern ‘body-mind’ in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries are understood in terms of bodily parts and cognitive processes. What might the impact of such understandings be on our picture of Shakespeare’s theatre or on our histories of the early modern period, broadly speaking? This book provides a wide range of approaches to this challenge, covering histories of cognition, studies of early modern stage practices, textual studies, and historical phenomenology, as well as new cultural histories by some of the key proponents of this approach at the present time. Because of the breadth of material covered, full weight is given to issues that are hotly debated at the present time within Shakespeare Studies: presentist scholarship is presented alongside more historically-focused studies, for example, and phenomenological studies of material culture are included along with close readings of texts. What the contributors have in common is a refusal to read the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries either psychologically or materially; instead, these essays address a willingness to study early modern phenomena (like the Elizabethan stage) as manifesting an early modern belief in the embodiment of cognition.



Anatomy Live

Anatomy Live PDF
Author: Maaike Bleeker
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9053565167
Size: 14.99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 270
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Anatomy Live

by Maaike Bleeker, Anatomy Live Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anatomy Live books, Gross anatomy, the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lesson—the technically precise province of clinical surgeons and medical faculties—hardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci and medical instructors like Fabricius of Aquapendente shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre, a remarkable consideration of new developments on the stage, as well as in contemporary writings of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head—using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage. Critically dissecting well-known exhibitions like Body Worlds and The Visible Human Project and featuring contributions from a number of diverse scholars on such subjects as the construction of spectatorship and the implications of anatomical history, Anatomy Live is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in this engaging intersection of science and artistic practice.