Erscheinungsdatum: 02.05.2019, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: The Wonders, Titelzusatz: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age, Autor: Woolf, John, Verlag: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Theater // Ballett, Film, Fernsehen, Seiten: 384, Abbildungen: 16pp colour plate section, Herkunft: GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB), Gewicht: 700 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Is theater really dead? Does the theater, as its champions insist, really provide a more intimate experience than film? If so, how have changes in cinematic techniques and technologies altered the relationship between stage and film? What are the inherent limitations of representing three-dimensional spaces in a two-dimensional one, and vice versa? American Drama in the Age of Film examines the strengths and weaknesses of both the dramatic and cinematic arts to confront the standard arguments in the film-versus-theater debate. Using widely known adaptations of ten major plays, Brietzke seeks to highlight the inherent powers of each medium and draw conclusions not just about how they differ, but how they ought to differ as well. He contrasts both stage and film productions of, among other works, David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, Sam Shepard's True West, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Margaret Edson's Wit, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, and August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. In reading the dual productions of these works, Brietzke finds that cinema has indeed stolen much of theater's former thunder, by making drama more intimate, and visceral than most live events. But theater is still vital and matters greatly, Brietzke argues, though for reasons that run counter to many of the virtues traditionally attributed to it as an art form, such as intimacy and spontaneity. Brietzke seeks to revitalize perceptions of theater by challenging those common pieties and offering a new critical paradigm, one that champions spectacle and simultaneity as the most, not least, important elements of drama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian E. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001526/bk_acx0_001526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) gehört zu den wichtigsten Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ihre Romane, die fiktionale Biographie ihrer Freundin und Schriftstellerkollegin Vita Sackville-West mit dem Titel Orlando, und "The Waves und To the Lighthouse" sowie ihre Erzählungen sind bahnbrechende Werke von höchstem Rang. Ihre Essays zum Schreiben erklärten und beeinflussten nicht nur ihr eigenes Werk, sondern das einer ganzen Schriftstellergeneration. Engagiert, originell und höchst persönlich führt C. Bernd Sucher, der bekannte Kritiker und Journalist, zusammen mit der Schauspielerin Sophie Rois durch Leben und Werk der berühmten Schriftstellerin, die sich "Freiheit für Shakespeares Schwester" wünschte "und den Mut, genau das zu schreiben, was wir denken." zum Autor: Prof. Dr. C. Bernd Sucher, in Bitterfeld geboren, studierte in Hamburg und München Germanistik, Theaterwissenschaft und Romanistik. Zwischen 1980 und 2005 war er Theaterkritiker bei der Süddeutschen Zeitung, seit 2005 schreibt er für Die Zeit. Seit 1998 leitet er den Studiengang Theater-, Film- und Fernsehkritik der Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen an der Bayerischen Theaterakademie August Everding. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Sophie Rois, Bernd Sucher. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/argo/000274/bk_argo_000274_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In this stunning new collection of personal essays, distinguished author Phillip Lopate weaves together the colorful threads of a life well lived and brings us on an invigorating and thoughtful journey through memory, culture, parenthood, the trials of marriage both young and old, and an extraordinary look at New York’s storied past and present. Opening with his family life, Lopate invites us first into his rough-and-tumble childhood on the streets of Brooklyn, learning the all-important art of cowardice. From there, he takes us to the ball game to discuss the trouble with ex–baseball fans; to high tea at the Plaza; to the theater to dissect Virginia Woolf ’s opinion that film should keep its hands off literature; and to visit his brother, radio personality Leonard Lopate, offering a rare glimpse into the unique sibling rivalry between two men at the top of their fields. Throughout this rich, ambitious, deliciously readable collection, Lopate’s easy, conversational style pushes his piercing insights to new depths, celebrating the life of the mind - its triumphs and limitations - and illuminating memories and feelings both distant and immediate. The result is a charming and spirited new book from the undisputed master of the form. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009564/bk_adbl_009564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Film Science, Lake Forest College, language: English, abstract: A study of theater adapted to film post World War II , focusing on the 1966 film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee.There is a certain kind of ephemeral magic that only exists inside the theater. Audience members shift in their seat in anticipation, the sounds of actors shuffling backstage seeps from under the curtain, the lights dim, the doors close, and all of the sudden the outside world fades away. Reality seems to shift and take new shape as the curtain rises and you are thrust into a different world. When the curtain finally closes, you sit still in your seat, not even noticing the others around you, realizing that if there is truly magic in the world, you've just witnessed it.The role of theater in our society is difficult to define. Theater functions in different ways for different people who bring different backgrounds, experiences and needs. For some people it offers "needed respite, a chance to laugh, and a chance to escape into a healthy fantasy." For others, the theater offers an "intellectual challenge , or a challenge to their imagination which they do not find in the rest of their existence." For some people theater might even serve as a guide for living.Almost every culture around the world and throughout time has had its their own form of drama. Theater and drama has provided an opportunity for each member of the audience to interact with the imaginative minds that created it, to explore ideas and beauty, and to discover new ways of looking at the world. The theater has been key in understanding the minds and hearts of a community or a culture at large since much good theater is comment upon the human condition.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur Edward Spence Hill (August 1, 1922 October 22, 2006) was a Canadian actor best known for appearances in British and American theater, movies and television. He attended the University of British Columbia and continued his acting studies in Seattle, Washington. Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Hill served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and attended the University of British Columbia, where he studied law but was lured to the stage.Hill made his Broadway debut as Cornelius Hackl in the 1957 revival of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. In 1963 he won the Tony Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his portrayal of George in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (opposite Uta Hagen).
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sandra Dale Sandy Dennis (April 27, 1937 March 2, 1992) was an American theater and film actress. Dennis was born in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Yvonne, a secretary, and Jack Dennis, a postal clerk. She had a brother, Frank. A high school classmate of Dick Cavett, she attended the Nebraska Wesleyan University and University of Nebraska. Dennis grew up in Kenesaw and Lincoln, Nebraska, appearing in the Lincoln Community Theater Group and moving to New York City at the age of 19.Dennis made her television debut in 1956 in The Guiding Light and her film debut in Splendor in the Grass (1961). However, she was more committed to following a career in the theater. She won consecutive Tony Awards for her performances in A Thousand Clowns and Any Wednesday. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Honey, the fragile, neurotic young wife of George Segal, in Who''s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). She followed this with well-received performances in Up the Down Staircase (1967), The Fox (1967), Sweet November (1968) and The Out-of-Towners (1970).
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Beverlee McKinsey (August 9, 1935 May 2, 2008) was an American actress. Beverlee McKinsey was born as Beverlee Magruder in McAlester, Oklahoma on August 9, 1935. She was the daughter of Warren and Jewell Magruder of McAlester, Oklahoma. McKinsey graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1956 with a Bachelor's Degree in Drama. Her professional career began in the New York theater. She understudied the leading role of newlywed Corie in the original Broadway production of "Barefoot in the Park" and was given the opportunity to perform the role opposite Robert Redford several times. She also co-starred as Honey in the London production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill. She started her career in off Broadway theater, often appearing alongside James Earl Jones and Doris Belack.