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Working in American Theatre

Working in American Theatre Author Jim Volz
ISBN-10 9781408152317
Release 2011-07-21
Pages 416
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"I cannot think of a better book for aspiring and working actors, craftspeople, artists, and managers" Kent Thompson, Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company, Past President TCG Board of Directors "It's time for a new look at the complexity and richness of America's growing theatrical landscapre and Jim Volz is just the person to provide that overview" Lesley Schisgall Currier, Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company Working in American Theatre is a coast-to-coast overview of the opportunities awaiting theatre practitioners in every discipline. Featuring tips from America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers job-search and career-planning strategies, as well as detailed information on over 1,000 places to work in the American theatre, including regional companies, Broadway and commerical theatre, Shakespeare festivals, touring theatres, university/resident theatres, youth and children's theatres, and outdoor theatres. Offering an overview of the evolution of American theatre and behind-the-scenes stories of the regional movement, this single volume is an indispensable tool at every stage of your career.



American Theatre Book of Monologues for Men

American Theatre Book of Monologues for Men Author Stephanie Coen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059967573
Release 2003
Pages 159
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The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays. These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in America, Three Tall Women, M. Butterfly, Talk Radio, The Baltimore Waltz, Buried Child, to name a few. Chosen by Stephanie Coen, the former managing editor of American Theatre, these books provide a remarkable array of styles and characters for use in auditions or scene study classes by male and female actors. Selected from the work of the following playwrights: Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Pearl Cleage, Don DeLillo, Rita Dove, Christopher Durang, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Vaclav Havel, Danny Hoch, David Henry Hwang, Moisès Kaufman, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas, Emily Mann, Steve Martin, Reynolds Price, Dael Orlandersmith, David Rabe, Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and George C. Wolfe. Stephanie Coen is the former managing editor of American Theatre magazine. She is currently associated with the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, where she lives.



African American Theater

African American Theater Author Glenda Dickerson
ISBN-10 9780745634425
Release 2008-08-11
Pages 210
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This book will shine a new light on the culture that has historically nurtured and inspired black theater. Functioning as an interactive guide it takes the reader on a journey to discover how social realities impacted the plays that dramatists wrote and produced.



African American Theatre

African American Theatre Author Samuel A. Hay
ISBN-10 0521465850
Release 1994-03-25
Pages 287
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A landmark work in the study of Black theater and drama, African American Theatre offers the first comprehensive history of a major cultural phenomenon until now too often neglected. In this fast-paced investigation, Hay seeks out the origins of Black theater in social protest, as envisioned by W.E.B. Dubois, and as a formal branch of arts theater. Divided between these opposing forces--the activist and the artistic--Black theater, Hay argues, faced conflicts of identity whose traces still haunt the medium today. African American Theatre thus offers a means of locating Black theater in the larger context of American theater and in the continuum of African American history from the nineteenth century to the present--and in doing so offers a profile of dramatic expression shaped and scarred by the forces of repression, of self-affirmation, and of subversion. Sweeping in scope, original in approach and provocatively written, this important book mines the origins and influences directing Black theater, while charting a course for its future survival.



A History of African American Theatre

A History of African American Theatre Author Errol G. Hill
ISBN-10 0521624436
Release 2003-07-17
Pages 608
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The first definitive account of African-American performance and theatre from slavery to the present.



Remaking American Theater

Remaking American Theater Author Scott T. Cummings
ISBN-10 9780521818209
Release 2006-08-17
Pages 318
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An account of contemporary theater practice in its most collaborative and dynamic form, this 2006 book was the first book-length study of two of the most important American theater artists at the start of the twenty-first century. For twenty-five years, Mee and Bogart have pursued independent but sympathetic visions of theater rooted in the avant-garde of the 1960s, guided by a view of art and culture as a perpetual process of 'remaking'. Since 1992, the SITI Company has pioneered the unique combination of three training practices as the basis for collective creations that layer language, gesture, and image in a complex and often stunning fashion. This study provides both a general introduction to Mee's unorthodox playwriting, Bogart's innovative directing, and the ensemble work of the SITI Company and an in-depth case study of their work together on bobrauschenbergamerica, a piece inspired by the art of Robert Rauschenberg.



American Musical Theatre

American Musical Theatre Author Gerald Martin Bordman
ISBN-10 0199729700
Release 2010
Pages 1017
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Covers more than 250 years of musical theatre in the United States, from a 1735 South Carolina production of Flora to The Addams Family in 2010.



American Theatre Book of Monologues for Women

American Theatre Book of Monologues for Women Author Stephanie Coen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060005637
Release 2003
Pages 145
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The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays. These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in America, Three Tall Women, M. Butterfly, Talk Radio, The Baltimore Waltz, Buried Child, to name a few. Chosen by Stephanie Coen, the former managing editor of American Theatre, these books provide a remarkable array of styles and characters for use in auditions or scene study classes by male and female actors. Selected from the work of the following playwrights: Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Pearl Cleage, Don DeLillo, Rita Dove, Christopher Durang, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Vaclav Havel, Danny Hoch, David Henry Hwang, Moisès Kaufman, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas, Emily Mann, Steve Martin, Reynolds Price, Dael Orlandersmith, David Rabe, Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and George C. Wolfe. Stephanie Coen is the former managing editor of American Theatre magazine. She is currently associated with the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, where she lives.



A History of Asian American Theatre

A History of Asian American Theatre Author Esther Kim Lee
ISBN-10 9780521850513
Release 2006-10-12
Pages 264
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A study of the history of Asian American theatre from 1965 to 2005, first published in 2006.



Dramaturgy in American Theater

Dramaturgy in American Theater Author Susan Jonas
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019267108
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 590
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This comprehensive work is truly the first textbook in the field of dramaturgy. Most of the material-much of it by leaders in all areas of the theater-was commissioned for this collection, rather than being reprinted. Its currency and importance cannot be overestimated. A review of the history of dramaturgy as a profession, together with its European antecedents, gives students a sense of historical context. Selections from respected and recognized names in theater provoke student interest and communicate the benefits of those experts' experiences.



The American Theatre Wing

The American Theatre Wing Author Patrcik Pacheco
ISBN-10 1513261460
Release 2018-08-28
Pages 224
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Celebrating the 100 years of the American Theatre Wing, this book is a fascinating cornucopia of untold lore and never-before-seen photos as prismatic and unexpected as the theater itself. In 1943, a wounded soldier aided by a cane limped into the Stage Door Canteen, the American Theatre Wing's fabled New York club created to entertain the allied forces. Two hours later, he was said to have left with a spring in his step--and without the cane. This "miracle" is just one of many recounted in the lavish book The American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles. The other miracles are more commonplace, if no less remarkable, told by the impassioned artists and theater advocates who created and sustained this preeminent theatrical organization, including Angela Lansbury, Rosie O'Donnell, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Harold Prince, Kenny Leon, Neil Patrick Harris, David Henry Hwang, Harvey Fierstein, and James Corden. These oral histories trace the American Theatre Wing's dedication to supporting and fostering American theater and the burgeoning and veteran artists in their stories--from Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theater.



History of the American Theatre New foundations 1792 1797

History of the American Theatre  New foundations  1792 1797 Author George Overcash Seilhamer
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010590250
Release 1891
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History of the American Theatre New foundations 1792 1797 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from History of the American Theatre New foundations 1792 1797 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full History of the American Theatre New foundations 1792 1797 book for free.



American Theatre

American Theatre Author Thomas S. Hischak
ISBN-10 0195352556
Release 2001-02-08
Pages 520
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Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.



Notable Women in the American Theatre

Notable Women in the American Theatre Author Alice M. Robinson
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002921360
Release 1989
Pages 993
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This reference book has entries for some 300 women in American theater, ranging from actors, directors, choreographers, playwrights, and designers, to critics, agents, and managers, and should provide focus for future scholars of women's studies and theater. . . . . The volume will prove valuable to scholars and the curious. "Library Journal" The current and thoughtful treatment of this book will be valuable for academic and large public libraries, especially those that support research in women's studies, theater, American studies, and biography. "Booklist" From Mrs. Lewis Hallam, the first known professional actress in America to outstanding women of the present era, this biographical dictionary alphabetically examines some 300 notable women who had distinguished careers in the American theatre. Not simply a list of names and activities, the volume--to the extent possible--narrates and evaluates the women's lives and accomplishments providing not only relevant biographical information and bibliographical materials but also describing the women's professional contributions. In representing the careers of theatre artists from actors, directors, and designers, to choreographers, managers, playwrights, educators, critics, variety performers, and agents, this first reference of its kind devoted exclusively to women also serves as a unique survey of the history of American theatre. "Notable Women in the American Theatre" documents the widespread activities of women in the American theatre. As many of them functioned in more than one capacity, one of the two appendixes lists names in the various professional categories. Each entry describes the pertinent facts of biography and contains a descriptive narrative relating to the individual's career with a special notation of her distinguished role in the American theatre. A bibliography of the featured woman, including sources to be found in books, magazines, and newspapers, is also part of the alphabetical entry. To aid readers and researchers, 2 separate appendixes contain listings by place of birth and by profession and collate the interrelatedness of the careers of many of the women. Compiled primarily as a reference for college and university libraries, the volume would be a useful supplement to courses in women's studies, American studies, drama courses taught in English and theatre departments, courses in the history of the theatre, American history, and biography.



Childhood and Nineteenth Century American Theatre

Childhood and Nineteenth Century American Theatre Author Shauna Vey
ISBN-10 9780809334384
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 217
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"This study of the daily work lives of five members of the Marsh Troupe, a nineteenth-century professional acting company composed primarily of children, sheds light on the construction of idealized childhood inside and outside the American theatre"--



Expressionism and Modernism in the American Theatre

Expressionism and Modernism in the American Theatre Author Julia A. Walker
ISBN-10 1139446274
Release 2005-06-30
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Although often dismissed as a minor offshoot of the better-known German movement, expressionism on the American stage represents a critical phase in the development of American dramatic modernism. Situating expressionism within the context of early twentieth-century American culture, Walker demonstrates how playwrights who wrote in this mode were responding both to new communications technologies and to the perceived threat they posed to the embodied act of meaning. At a time when mute bodies gesticulated on the silver screen, ghostly voices emanated from tin horns, and inked words stamped out the personality of the hand that composed them, expressionist playwrights began to represent these new cultural experiences by disarticulating the theatrical languages of bodies, voices and words. In doing so, they not only innovated a new dramatic form, but redefined playwriting from a theatrical craft to a literary art form, heralding the birth of American dramatic modernism.



100 Essays I Don t Have Time to Write

100 Essays I Don t Have Time to Write Author Sarah Ruhl
ISBN-10 9780865478145
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 218
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"One hundred incisive, idiosyncratic essays on life and theater from a major American playwright "Don't send your characters to reform school!" pleads Sarah Ruhl in one of her essays. With titles as varied as "On Lice" to "On Sleeping in Theaters" and "Motherhood and Stools (The Furniture Kind)," these essays are artful meditations on life in the arts and joyous jumbles of observations on everything in between. The pieces combine admonition, celebration, inquiry, jokes, assignments, entreaties, prayers,and advice: honest reflections distilled from years of working in the theater. They offer candid accounts of what it is like to be a mother and an artist, along with descriptions of how Ruhl's children's dreams, jokes, and songs work themselves into her writing. 100 Essays is not just a book about the theater. It is a map of a very particular artistic sensibility and a guide for anyone who has chosen an artist's life"--