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Drag
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 319

Drag

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1995
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

A concise history of the drag tradition—from 13th century to today Men have been dressing as women on stage for hundreds of years, dating back to the thirteenth century when the Church forbade the appearance of female actors but condoned that of men and boys disguised as the opposite sex. Forms of transvestism can be traced back to the dawn of theatre and are found in all corners of the world, notably in China and Japan. In recent years, of course, drag has witnessed a dramatic and widespread revival. Newsday recently observed, People are talking about all those fabulous heterosexual film idols who now can't seem to wait to get tarted up in drag and do their screen bits as fishnet queens. ...

Performing Arts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

Performing Arts

A guide to the appreciation and practice of the varied forms of live performance and entertainment. Includes theatre, opera, ballet, mime, and magic among others.

Performing Arts and Therapeutic Implications
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Performing Arts and Therapeutic Implications

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-08-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Presenting an alternative perspective, this book proposes that performing arts forge an emotional bond between the performer and the audience, making the act of performance a therapeutic and restorative experience, and not merely recreational. Studying the life-experiences of six artists, and their unique engagement with three art forms — music, drama and dance — the book highlights the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual effects of performing arts both on the performers and the audience. More importantly, it takes the current understanding of the therapeutic role of arts beyond a deficit model of health that focuses on their use in curing illnesses, disabilities and imbalances, t...

Theatres of Learning Disability
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

Theatres of Learning Disability

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-06-23
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  • Publisher: Springer

Winner of the TaPRA New Career Research in Theatre/Performance Prize 2016 This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre, rather than advocacy or therapy. Hargrave provocatively realigns the - hitherto unvoiced - assumptions that underpin such practice and proposes that learning disabled artists have earned the right to full critical review.

Improvisation, Hypermedia and the Arts Since 1945
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Improvisation, Hypermedia and the Arts Since 1945

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Analysing Performance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 324

Analysing Performance

  • Categories: Art

A wide-ranging collection of specially commissioned essays by contributors of international standing about key aspects of the performing arts

Philosophy of the Performing Arts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 250

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS “David Davies’s Philosophy of the Performing Arts is long-awaited. Not since Paul Thom’s For an Audience has a book in the Anglo-American philosophical tradition focused so clearly, exclusively, informatively, and fairly on all the performing arts. I will use this book in my classes.” James Hamilton, Kansas State University, author of The Art of Theater “In this outstanding philosophical study, David Davies subjects the different, conflicting literatures characterizing works, performances, and their relationships to critical review en route to developing his own integrated theory. Covering classical music to jazz, Shakespeare to Brecht, dance to pe...

Performing the Remembered Present
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

Performing the Remembered Present

This international collection brings together scientists, scholars and artist-researchers to explore the cognition of memory through the performing arts and examine artistic strategies that target cognitive processes of memory. The strongly embodied and highly trained memory systems of performing artists render artistic practice a rich context for understanding how memory is formed, utilized and adapted through interaction with others, instruments and environments. Using experimental, interpretive and Practice-as-Research methods that bridge disciplines, the authors provide overview chapters and case studies of subjects such as: * collectively and environmentally distributed memory in the pe...

The Art of Rehearsal
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 260

The Art of Rehearsal

What are the key elements that go into creating a work of art for the stage? Which are the most productive conditions and methods of rehearsal? In this collection of interviews, 18 international artists share their experience and offer practical advice on the creation of performance work. Their answers provide a goldmine of tried and tested approaches as they discuss the common problems and difficulties of creative work, their turning-point experiences, and ways in which they have challenged performers and themselves to go beyond conditioned reflexes to create groundbreaking new work.

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1091

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-07-23
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners. This is the follow-on text from The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader, which has been the key introductory text to all kinds of performance for over 20 years since it was first published in 1996. Contributions from new and emerging practitioners are placed alongside those of long-established individual artists and companies, representing the work of this century’s leading practitioners through th...