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The Actor In Costume by Aoife Monks

Title The Actor in Costume
Author Aoife Monks
Publisher Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date 2009-12-10
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781137021601
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How do audiences look at actors in costume onstage? How does costume shape theatrical identity and form bodies? What do audiences wear to the theatre? This lively and cutting-edge book explores these questions, and engages with the various theoretical approaches to the study of actors in performance. Aoife Monks focuses in particular on the uncanny ways in which costume and the actor's body are indistinguishable in the audience's experience of a performance. From the role of costume in Modernist theatre to the actor's position in the fashion system, from nudity to stage ghosts, this wide-ranging exploration of costume, and its histories, argues for the centrality of costume to the spectator's experience at the theatre. Drawing on examples from paintings, photographs, live performances, novels, reviews, blogs and plays, Monks presents a vibrant analysis of the very peculiar work that actors and costumes do on the stage.

Costume by Anonim

Title Costume
Author Anonim
Publisher Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date 2018-03-17
Category
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781137029515
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Modernizing Costume Design 1820 1920
Author Annie Holt
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-10-15
Category Art
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780429619984
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Annie Holt identifies the roots of contemporary Euro-American practices of costume design, in which costumes are an integrated part of the dramaturgy rather than a reflection of an individual performer’s taste or status. She argues that in the period 1820–1920, as part of the larger project of modernism across the artistic and cultural field, the functions of "clothing" and "costume" diverged. Onstage apparel took on a more specific semiotic task, acting as a fresh channel for the flow of information between the performer, the literary text, and the spectator. Modernizing Costume Design traces how five kinds of artists – directors, performers, writers, couturiers, and painters – made key contributions to this new model of costume design. Holt shows that by 1920, costume design shifted in status from craft to art.

Title Restoration Comedy in Performance
Author J. L. Styan
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1986-08-29
Category Drama
Total Pages 271
ISBN 0521274214
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Restoration comedy disappeared from the stage for nearly 200 years until it was revived early this century. Without the benefit of a performance tradition has suffered from an inappropriate literary and moralistic criticism which continues to this day. Yet this brilliant court and coterie comedy of sexual and social behaviour was an extraordinary success in its own time, and enjoys a unique place in theatrical history as an example of the interplay possible between the stage and the audience. In this book John Styan persuades us that only through a performance approach to the great plays of Etherege, Wycherley, Dryden, Shadwell, Vanbrugh, Congreve and Farquhar can we recover a sense of their value. Restoration Comedy in Performance is liberally illustrated with contemporary drawings and modern photographs, and it draws extensively upon documentary and visual evidence of the seventeenth century in order to suggest the importance of the costume and customs, manners and behaviour of the age to an understanding of the sort of theatre and drama it produced. Professor Styan also discusses the problems encountered in the early attempts to revive the comedies in the twentieth century, and pauses frequently in order to offer a descriptive account of a moment of staging or to recreate a scene or a sequence of comic repartee or action. The book aims to bring back to life, therefore, something of a lost art form, not as a piece of conventional stage or production history, but as a true attempt to recognize the virtues of Restoration comedy as a performing art.

Title Shakespeare and Costume in Practice
Author Bridget Escolme
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2021-01-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 215
ISBN 9783030571498
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is the role of costume in Shakespeare production? Shakespeare and Costume in Practice argues that costume design choices are central not only to the creation of period setting and the actor’s work on character, but to the cultural, political, and psychological meanings that the theatre makes of Shakespeare. The book explores questions about what the first Hamlet looked like in his mourning cloak; how costumes for a Shakespeare comedy can reflect or critique the collective nostalgias a culture has for its past; how costume and casting work together to ask new questions about Shakespeare and race. Using production case studies of Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest, the book demonstrates that costume design can be a site of experimentation, playfulness, and transgression in the theatre – and that it can provoke audiences to think again about what power, race, and gender look like on the Shakespearean stage.

Title Costumes and Scripts in the Elizabethan Theatres
Author Jean MacIntyre
Publisher University of Alberta
Release Date 1992
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 353
ISBN 0888642261
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the ways in which costumes were acquired and used in conjunction with the repertory of the principal London acting companies, mainly during the years 1594-1621.

The Actor S Survival Kit by Miriam Newhouse

Title The Actor s Survival Kit
Author Miriam Newhouse
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2007-03-30
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 262
ISBN 9781550026788
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This fourth edition gives a new generation of Canadian artists an up-to-date guide to the business of acting.

Kabuki Costume by Ruth M. Shaver

Title Kabuki Costume
Author Ruth M. Shaver
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 2013-01-15
Category Drama
Total Pages 397
ISBN 9781462903986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The attire of the feudal lords and ladies of old Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in fact, the whole array of Kabuki's colorful characters-is discussed in fascinating detail in this Japanese Kabuki book. From kimono and armor to undergarments, from wigs to foot gear, from swords to hair garments—no aspect of costume accessories is overlooked. Textiles and textile designs, in all their profusion of weaves, colors, and patterns, are carefully taken note of, and a number of important traditional designs are illustrate. Make-up and headdress varying formats of costume for specific roles, styles of tying the obi—all are expertly described. Of the numerous books in English dealing with the Kabuki theater of Japan, none so far has devoted itself exclusively to costume. Kabuki is compelling bringing about such art forms, yet it is the costumes that create the intrinsic, eye catching spectacle. Praise for Kabuki Costume: "A product of over fourteen years of meticulous study, Shaver's unique and authoritative analysis of the labyrinthine complexities of Kabuki costumery not only provides…a valuable reference work for scholar, but also an apt introduction for anyone seeking to understand the principles of Japanese visual arts and theatrical conventions."—Choice Reviews

Title A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre
Author Gill Foreman
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2010-01-11
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781408142202
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Live theatre is an exciting, challenging profession - but how is professional theatre actually made? What are the roles and what does each person do? Which pathways lead into the profession? What skills are necessary to each role and how does the job differ according to the size of theatre or company? Written by the Acting Head of the Young People's Programme at the Royal Shakespeare Co. and former Director of Education at the Bristol Old Vic, this is a book for new entrants in the theatre industry needing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how theatre is made. It covers each role including director, designer, sound and lighting, front of house, playwright and many more. Each chapter looks in detail at what each role entails, the main people who it involves working alongside and the skills required. Interviews with a number of key practitioners for each role provide authoritative and clear advice and insight for the reader. The book features interviews with all of the following and many more besides: Nick Hytner (National Theatre), Simon Reade (Bristol Old Vic), Mike Shepperd (founder and performer, Kneehigh), Emma Rice (Artistic Director, Kneehigh), Rachel Kavanaugh (Birmingham Rep), Tim Crouch (Writer/Director/Performer), Anne Tipton (Director), Stephen Jeffries (Playwright), David Edgar (Playwright) and Jack Bradley (Literary Manager).

Aqa Gcse Drama by Joy Morton

Title AQA GCSE Drama
Author Joy Morton
Publisher Heinemann
Release Date 2001
Category Acting
Total Pages 250
ISBN 0435186116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written for students taking the AQA GCSE drama specification, this text aims to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding students need to succeed in the course. The book takes a "hands-on" approach with activities and practice in both the written and practical elements of the exam.

Title Costume in Greek Classic Drama
Author Iris Brooke
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-08-09
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780486147826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work describes how performers were dressed in plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and explains how the actors' performances influenced the cut of their costumes. 53 black-and-white illustrations.

Greek And Roman Actors by Pat Easterling

Title Greek and Roman Actors
Author Pat Easterling
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2002-09-26
Category History
Total Pages 510
ISBN 0521651409
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collection of essays exploring all aspects of the actor in the Greek and Roman worlds.

Title The A to Z of American Theater
Author James Fisher
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2009-09-02
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 570
ISBN 9780810868847
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The period of 1880 to 1929 is the richest theater era in American history, certainly in the number of plays produced and significant artists, as well as in the centrality of theater in the lives of Americans. As the impact of European modernism gradually seeped into American theater during the 1880s and 1890s, more traditional forms of theater gave way to futurism, symbolism, surrealism, and expressionism. Such playwrights as Eugene O'Neill, George Kelly, Elmer Rice, Philip Barry, and George S. Kaufman ushered in the golden age of American drama. The A to Z of American Theater: Modernism focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by modernism in Europe and by the popular entertainment that also enlivened the era. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, designers, and costumes.

Kabuki A Pocket Guide by Ronald Cavaye

Title Kabuki a Pocket Guide
Author Ronald Cavaye
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 2012-07-09
Category Drama
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781462903993
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kabuki A Pocket Guide introduces readers to the foundations of Kabuki—its history and its actors, its acting styles and its performance, its color and music—to the sheer beauty and joy of Kabuki. Kabuki, the popular theatre of Japan, began in about 1603 and is still flourishing today. It was the entertainment of the common people as opposed to Noh, the refined theatre of the aristocracy, and is a close relative of the Bunraku puppet theater. All the actors in Kabuki, even those who play female roles, are men and plays and dances deal with the love of the heroes and villains form Japans real or legendary past. Concise enough to take to performance, this pocket guide to Kabuki provides a wealth of fascinating information about plays, the actors, and their history. As only an insider can do, the author takes us behind the scene to meet the actors, attend rehearsal, and get a first-hand look at the makeup, costumes, sets and props that go into a Kabuki performance.

Fashioning Bollywood by Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber

Title Fashioning Bollywood
Author Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2013-12-19
Category Design
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780857852960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Hindi film industry, among the most prolific in the world, has delighted audiences for decades with its colourful, exquisite and sometimes startling costumes. But are costumes more than just a source of pleasure? This book, the first in-depth exploration of Hindi film costume, contends that they are a unique source of knowledge about issues ranging from Indian taste and fashion to questions of identity, gender and work. Anthropological and film studies approaches combine to analyze costume as the outcome of production processes and as a cinematic device for conveying meaning. Chapters lead from the places where costume is planned and executed to explorations of characterization, the actor body, spectacles of fashion, to the imagining of historical or fantasy worlds through dress, to the power of stardom to launch clothing styles into the public domain. As well as charting the course of film costume as it parallels important trends in cultural history, the book considers the future of Hindi film costume, in the context of new strains of filmmaking that stress unvarnished realism. Fashioning Bollywood will appeal to students and scholars of Indian culture, anthropology and fashion, as well as anyone who has seen and enjoyed Hindi films.

Art Theatre And Opera In Paris 1750 1850 by Professor Sarah Hibberd

Title Art Theatre and Opera in Paris 1750 1850
Author Professor Sarah Hibberd
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date 2014-04-28
Category Art
Total Pages 276
ISBN 9781409439479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book maps the interrelation between art, theatre, and opera in a time of dramatic historical change and political contestation in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Paris. Contributions to the volume trace the creative connections and clashes fostered by the sharing of new types of subject matter throughout the period. Scholars from art history, theatre studies and musicology take as their subjects a variety of protagonists from theatre, opera, literature and history in order to make visible the intimately interwoven and entangled world of Parisian arts.

Costume Design by Barbara Benz Anderson

Title Costume Design
Author Barbara Benz Anderson
Publisher New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Release Date 1984
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 401
ISBN UOM:49015001039172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title National Theatre in Northern and Eastern Europe 1746 1900
Author Laurence Senelick
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1991-01-25
Category Drama
Total Pages 480
ISBN 0521244463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Chronicles the emergence of a national feeling in the theatres of Northern and Eastern Europe from the mid-eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries.

Title The Actor s Survival Handbook
Author Patrick Tucker
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-03-18
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781135470425
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Worried about short rehearsal time? Think that fluffing your lines will be the end of your career? Are you afraid you'll be typecast? Is there such a thing as acting too much? How should a stage actor adjust performance for a camera? And how should an actor behave backstage? The Actor's Survival Handbook gives you answers to all these questions and many more. Written with verve and humor, this utterly essential tool speaks to every actor's deepest concerns. Drawing upon their years of experience on stage, backstage, and with the camera, Patrick Tucker and Christine Ozanne offer forthright advice on topics from breathing to props, commitment to learning lines, audience response to simply landing the job in the first place. The book is rich with examples - both technical and inspirational. And because a director and an actor won't always agree, the two writers sometimes even offer alternative responses to a dilemma, giving the reader both an actor's take and a director's take on a particular point. Like Patrick Tucker's Secrets of Screen Acting, this new book is written with wit and passion, conveying the authors' powerful conviction that success is within every actor's grasp.

Title How to Direct a Musical
Author David Young
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-07-16
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 180
ISBN 9781135857509
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How to Direct a Musical is a lively and practical guide to the seemingly overwhelming task of directing a musical. David Young brings to this handbook his extensive experience as a director of over 100 productions and more than 250 workshops in the US, China, Senegal and Brazil. Young takes a pragmatic, do-it-yourself approach, guiding the reader from planning to casting, rehearsal to opening night. Topics covered include script analysis, collaboration with designers, musical directors, choreographers and crew, eliminating lengthy pauses between scenes, dress rehearsals and curtain calls.