Clare Finburgh's original and interdisciplinary interrogation provides a richly provocative account of the structuring role that spectacle plays in warfare, engaging with the works of philosopher Guy Debord, cultural theorist Jean ...
Author: Clare Finburgh Delijani
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What do we watch when we watch war? Who manages public perceptions of war and how? Watching War on the Twenty-First-Century Stage: Spectacles of Conflict is the first publication to examine how theatre in the UK has staged, debated and challenged the ways in which spectacle is habitually weaponized in times of war. The 'battle for hearts and minds' and the 'war of images' are fields of combat that can be as powerful as armed conflict. And today, spectacle and conflict – the two concepts that frame the book – have joined forces via audio-visual technologies in ways that are more powerful than ever. Clare Finburgh's original and interdisciplinary interrogation provides a richly provocative account of the structuring role that spectacle plays in warfare, engaging with the works of philosopher Guy Debord, cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard, visual studies specialist Marie-José Mondzain, and performance scholar Hans-Thies Lehmann. She offers coherence to a large and expanding field of theatrical war representation by analysing in careful detail a spectrum of works as diverse as expressionist drama, documentary theatre, comedy, musical satire and dance theatre. She demonstrates how features unique to the theatrical art, namely the construction of a fiction in the presence of the audience, can present possibilities for a more informed engagement with how spectacles of war are produced and circulated. If we watch with more resistance, we may contribute in significant ways to the demilitarization of images. And what if this were the first step towards a literal demilitarization?
ISBN 978-1-4742-1316-5 Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in
Contemporary Theatre edited by Adam Alston and Martin Welton ISBN 978-1-
4742-5118-1 Watching War on the Twenty-First-Century Stage: Spectacles of ...
Author: Marissia Fragkou
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Presenting a rigorous critical investigation of the reinvigoration of the political in contemporary British theatre, Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre provides a fresh understanding of how theatre has engaged with precarity, affect, risk, intimacy, care and relationality in recent times. The study makes a compelling case for reading precarity as a 'sticky' theatrical trope which carries the potential to re-animate our understanding of identity politics and responsibility for the lives of Others in an age of uncertainty. Approaching precarity as an ecology cutting across various practices, themes and aesthetics, the book features a comprehensive selection of theatre examples staged in the UK since the 1990s. Works by debbie tucker green, Alistair McDowall, Complicite, Simon Stephens, Stan's Cafe, Mike Bartlett, Caryl Churchill, The Paper Birds, and Belarus Free Theatre are put in dialogue with interdisciplinary feminist vocabularies developed by Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant and Isabell Lorey. In focusing on areas such as children and youth at risk, human rights, environmental ethics and the politics of debt, the study makes a vital contribution to the burgeoning field of politics and theatre in the 21st century.
... Anderson and Rebecca Wotzko ISBN 978–1–4725–9220–0 The
Contemporary American Monologue: Performance and Politics by Eddie
Paterson ISBN 978–1–472–58501–1 Watching War on the Twenty-First Century
Stage: Spectacles of ...
Author: Vicky Angelaki
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens. This book critically deals with representative plays and playwrights who have stood out in the UK and internationally in the post-recession era, delivering theatre that in the process of being truthful to the contemporary experience has also redefined theatrical form and content. Built around a series of case-studies of seminal contemporary plays exploring issues of social and political crisis, the volume is augmented by interviews with UK and international directors, artistic directors and the playwrights whose work is examined. As well as considering UK stage productions, Angelaki analyses European, North American and Australian productions, of post-2000 plays by writers including: Caryl Churchill, Mike Bartlett, Dennis Kelly, Simon Stephens, Martin Crimp, debbie tucker green, Duncan Macmillan, Nick Payne and Lucy Prebble. At the heart of the analysis and of the plays discussed is an appreciation of what interconnects artists and audiences, enabling the kind of mutual recognition that fosters the feeling of collectivity. As the book argues, this is the state whereby the theatre meets its social imperative by eradicating the distance between stage and spectator and creating a genuinely shared space of ideas and dialogue, taking on topics including the economy, materialism, debt culture, the environment, urban protest, social media and mental health. Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain demonstrates that such contemporary playwriting invests in and engenders moments of performative reciprocity and spirituality so as to present the audience with a cohesive collective experience.
... David Cameron, Michael Anderson and Rebecca Wotzko ISBN 978-1–472-
59219–4 Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain: Staging Crisis by
Vicky Angelaki ISBN 978-1–474-21316–5 Watching War on the Twenty-First-
Author: Liz Tomlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What do we mean when we describe theatre as political today? How might theatre-makers' provocations for change need to be differently designed when addressing the precarious spectator-subject of twenty- first century neoliberalism? In this important study Liz Tomlin interrogates the influential theories of Jacques Rancière to propose a new framework of analysis through which contemporary political dramaturgies can be investigated. Drawing, in particular, on Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Lilie Chouliaraki and Judith Butler, Tomlin argues that the capacities of the contemporary and future spectator to be 'effected' or 'affected' by politically-engaged theatre need to be urgently re-evaluated. Central to this study is Tomlin's theorized figuration of the neoliberal spectator-subject as precarious, individualized and ironic, with a reduced capacity for empathy, agency and the ability to imagine better futures. This, in turn, leads to a predilection for a response to injustice that is driven by a concern for the feelings of the subject-self, rather than concern for the suffering other. These characteristics are argued to shape even those spectator-subjects towards the left of the political spectrum, thus necessitating a careful reconsideration of new and long-standing dramaturgies of political provocation. Dramaturgies examined include the ironic invitations of Made in China and Martin Crimp, the exploration of affect in Kieran Hurley's Heads Up, the new sincerity that characterizes the work of Andy Smith, the turn to the staging of the spectators' 'other' in Developing Artists' Queens of Syria and Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin's Confirmation, and the community activism of Common Wealth's The Deal Versus the People.
Dennis Kelly's play DNA centres on friendship, morality and responsibility in odd circumstances.
Author: Dennis Kelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Dennis Kelly's play DNA centres on friendship, morality and responsibility in odd circumstances. When a group of young friends are faced with a terrible accident, they deliberately make the wrong choices to cover it up and find themselves in an unusually binding friendship where no one will own up to what they've done. The play began life as a National Theatre Connections commission in 2008 and has subsequently been produced, studied and toured around the world. DNA is published for the first time in the Methuen Drama Student Edition series with commentary and notes by Clare Finburgh Delijani, which look at the play's context, themes, dramatic form, staging possibilities and production history, plus offers suggestions for further reading.
The rise of retirement as a district stage of life has come about from the
confluence of demography with economics , politics , and cultural ... This figure
was reduced to 65 just before the First World War , and that age was later
adopted for Social Security benefits in the ... Growing industrial economies in the
twentieth century supported public and private pension systems , which served a
dual function : First ...
Author: Joel S. Savishinsky
Taking a sociological approach to retirement, the author, a professor of social science focuses on the lives of thirteen men and thirteen women as they make the passage from working to retirement.
The definitive account of the work, lineage and legacy of the most important European stage directors from the second half of the twentieth century.
Author: Simon Shepherd
Publisher: Methuen Drama
The Great Stage Directors Set II offers an an authoritative account of the work, lineage and legacy of the major European theatre directors from the second half of the twentieth century. Across the four volumes and the companion series Set I: European Pre-1950, it provides a uniquely rich study of the genealogy and development of a practice through focus on individual directors and the wider context and artform in which they worked. For professional practitioners and those developing their skills, as well as those engaged in the analysis of theatre practices, forms and history, it will prove an essential resource. Each volume provides substantial treatment of three major directors, with each director considered by two specialists, combining analysis of the director's practical craft with accounts of the historical, cultural and theoretical context of their practice. Links between the featured directors and other artists and directors from the period are traced to round out the picture of influences and artistic development. Volume 5: Grotowski, Brook, Barba (edited by Paul Allain, University of Kent, UK): the 'moment' and the method of Grotowski; 'anthropology' and 'interculturalism' Volume 6: Littlewood, Planchon, Strehler: refunctioning or 'translating' written text, and the development of new modes of 'post-Brechtian' staging Volume 7: Barrault, Stein, Mnouchkine (edited by Felicia Hardison Londré, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA): views on company structures; while having sometimes a politically tense relationship with their context, each comes to occupy the position of a nationally respected artist, indeed an institution.
The War on Terror and in particular the occupation of Iraq following the 9 / 11
attacks offered a spectacular display of “ black ( and brown ) faces in ... In any
case , transnational dramas , not domestic inequalities , took center stage . ... The
second candidate for the inaugural event of the twenty - first century in the United
States apparently moves us ... Indeed , the city had scarcely suffered for a week
when the rapper Kanye West told a prime - time television audience watching A
Author: Andrew Grant-Thomas
Exploring the multiracial, multiethnic "line" for the new century.
Each group then works through the rest of scene i to learn what it is that the men
are standing watch ( guard ) for . The appearance of the ghost is so powerful that
few are interested in learning that young Fortinbras has a desire to reclaim lands
that the dead King Hamlet took from his father in war . ... I also make the class
aware that in some stage productions Hamlet does not delay at all . Second ,
Author: Ronald E. Salomone
"A collection of success stories, thirty-two essays written by middle school, high school, and college teachers. In these essays teacher- authors record their best attempts at bringing Shakespeare and the student together in the "classroom" of today and tomorrow -- p. xii.
Author: Catherine Korvin
This book lists authors of works (books, journal articles) indexed and abstracted in the companion volume: PAIS International in Print: Subject Index.
ous Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang as case studies, this
chapter examines both Korean states' theatrical staging of ... a museum space,
especially in regard to the DMZ and the impossibility of crossing it in the reignited
Cold War in the twentyfirst century. ... be quite similar to how spectators watching
a theatrical performance are sometimes invited to join the events taking place on
Author: Suk-Young Kim
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than constitutional delineation. Using their physical bodies and emotions as optimal frontiers, these individuals resist the state's right to draw geopolitical borders and define their national identity. Drawing on sources that range from North Korean documentary films, museum exhibitions, and theater productions to protester perspectives and interviews with South Korean officials and activists, this volume recasts the history of Korean division and draws a much more nuanced portrait of the region's Cold War legacies. The book ultimately helps readers conceive of the DMZ as a dynamic summation of personalized experiences rather than as a fixed site of historical significance.
... Human ecology, 441-442 Humanist sociology, 485 Human rights, 112, 290-
292 Human Rights Watch, 291 Human Subjects committee, ... 43 Industrial
Revolution, 7, 439, 445 Industrial societies achieved status in, 1 29 adolescence
stage and, 67 bilineal descent, 319 ... and, 129 total, 86-88 trust in, 269 war as,
287 Instrumental leaders, 140 Insurance, health, 41 1-414, 419-420 Integration,
Author: Timothy Jon Curry
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This introduction to sociology helps individuals explore how they learn and how to use learning strategies for more effective study. Its four-part organization covers specific topics under the headings of: perspective and method, social inequality, social institutions, and working for change. A focus on deviance and crime includes an extensive discussion of crime, crime rates, and the criminal justice system. For those pondering some of the many issues facing society today.
And we have seen , watching events in the world unrolling themselves on the
world stage , how in a number of situations that could have easily provoked
conflict of the type that happened in 1914 , 1939 , things got settled without war .
... a new look , they are more conscious , they stare at you , they do not cry ; they
are participators in the new age that is dawning — the twenty - first century to
begin with .
Author: M. P. Pandit
Publisher: Lotus Press (WI)
Yoga is not divorced from the destiny and life of the world. Issues of world unity, peace, and the evolution of life and society are covered in this volume.