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Theatre Of The Ridiculous

Author : Bonnie Marranca
ISBN : 0801856973
Genre : Drama
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As a theatrical form, the "ridiculous" thrived in the 1970s and early 1980s, playfully subverting dramatic and social convention in its mix of camp, role-playing, literary and cinematic allusions--and anticipating the current interest in gender, cross-dressing, and popular culture. Originally published in 1979, THEATRE OF THE RIDICULOUS (now revised and updated) was the first book to document this innovative and challenging form.

Theatre Of The Ridiculous

Author : Kelly I. Aliano
ISBN : 9781476634722
Genre : Performing Arts
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 Theatre of the Ridiculous is a significant movement that highlighted the radical possibilities inherent in camp. Much of contemporary theatre owes this form a great debt but little has been written about its history or aesthetic markers. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the important practitioners, along with critical commentary of their work. Beginning with Ridiculous’ most recognizable name, Charles Ludlam, the author traces the development of this campy, queer genre, from the B movies of Maria Montez to the Pop Art scene of Andy Warhol to the founding of the Play-House of the Ridiculous and the dawn of Ludlam’s career and finally to the contemporary theatre scene.

Ridiculous Theatre

Author : Charles Ludlam
ISBN : UOM:39015028424094
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Ridiculous Darkness

Author : Wolfram Lotz
ISBN : 9781786827494
Genre : Drama
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“I have a right to appear here. Otherwise, who will listen to me? Where should I talk about myself, if not here?” Ultimo has a degree in piracy from Mogadishu University of Applied Sciences. Tofdau won’t rest until his story’s told. Sergeant Pellner and Officer Dorsch are sailing up the Hindu Kush in search of Lieutenant Colonel Deutinger in the rainforest of Afghanistan. And at his parents’ home in Bad Rippoldsau, Wolfram Lotz is experiencing writer’s block. Critically acclaimed dark comedy The Ridiculous Darkness, by award-winning German playwright Wolfram Lotz, is a surreal, hilarious and powerful response to Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now that invites us to rethink colonial narratives, confront our ideas of each other and question what we imagine is in the darkness. Four black femmes. Three revered White Male Writers. Two classic works. A radical deconstruction.

Theatre And Adaptation

Author : Margherita Laera
ISBN : 9781472522214
Genre : Performing Arts
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Contemporary theatrical productions as diverse in form as experimental performance, new writing, West End drama, musicals and live art demonstrate a recurring fascination with adapting existing works by other artists, writers, filmmakers and stage practitioners. Featuring seventeen interviews with internationally-renowned theatre and performance artists, Theatre and Adaptation provides an exceptionally rich study of the variety of work developed in recent years. First-hand accounts illuminate a diverse range of approaches to stage adaptation, ranging from playwriting to directing, Javanese puppetry to British children's theatre, and feminist performance to Japanese Noh. The transition of an existing source to the stage is not a smooth one: this collection examines the practices and the complex set of negotiations each work of transition and appropriation involves. Including interviews with Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Handspring Puppet Company, Katie Mitchell, Rimini Protokoll, Elevator Repair Service, Simon Stephens, Ong Keng Sen and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the volume reveals performance's enduring desire to return, rewrite and repeat.

New Theatre Quarterly 49 Volume 13

Author : Clive Barker
ISBN : 0521589029
Genre : Drama
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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet to question dramatic assumptions.

Myth Magic And Farce

Author : Sterling Houston
ISBN : 9781574411874
Genre : Drama
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Sterling Houston is an innovative African American writer whose plays are known for biting social commentary combined with eye-popping theatricality. Despite many successful productions, his work has never before been widely available in print. The four plays in this collection represent Houston's full range of themes and styles, from Texas history fo African mythology, from farce to domestic drama. All four plays contain characters that actors can sink their teeth into, as well as themes and theatrical techniques of interest to the scholar and the teacher. Houston's is an important voice in theatre, available for the first time to a wide audience.

Encyclopedia Of Gay Histories And Cultures

Author : George Haggerty
ISBN : 9781135585136
Genre : Reference
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Charles Ludlam And The Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Author : Rick Roemer
ISBN : 0786445106
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the late 1960s, Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) first brought his unique brand of theatre to New York audiences. Based in part on traditional comic characters, his "ridiculous" school included such inspirations as Hollywood B movies, camp, drag, opera and theatrical artifice. His shows were also a study in self-collaboration; Ludlam performed simultaneous roles as playwright, director, designer, and actor in his own Off Broadway theatre--the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Critically, Ludlam's works were often overlooked or misunderstood, and since his death The Mystery of Irma Vep is the only one of his 29 plays that is consistently performed in regional theatres. His work was very visually oriented; much is lost in the simple reading of them. This work provides an overview of Ludlam's life and the roots of the ridiculous. It explores the theatrical underpinnings of his work and then the whole Ludlam canon. The work includes detailed examinations of such plays as Le Bourgeois Avant-Garde, Bluebeard, Galas and Stage Blood. It concludes with a look at Ludlam's work in the 1980s when he redirected his efforts towards presenting new plays, many of them original farces.

Re Direction

Author : Gabrielle Cody
ISBN : 9781136348648
Genre : Performing Arts
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Re: Direction is an extraordinary resource for practitioners and students on directing. It provides a collection of ground-breaking interviews, primary sources and essays on 20th century directing theories and practices around the world. Helpfully organized into four key areas of the subject, the book explores: * theories of directing * the boundaries of the director's role * the limits of categorization * the history of the theatre and performance art. Exceptionally useful and thought-provoking introductory essays by editors Schneider and Cody guide you through the wealth of materials included here. Re: Direction is the kind of book anyone interested in theatre history should own, and which will prove an indispensable toolkit for a lifetime of study.

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