Book The Pillowman

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  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 0822221004
  • Pages : 73 pages

Download or read The Pillowman PDF, written by and published by Dramatists Play Service Inc. This book was released on 2003 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A delicious two-hander by Michael Puzzo about strangers stranded in a hunting cabin. How they came to be there is hilariously doled out by Mr. Puzzo along with thoughts about identity, the Internet and the liar in us all...as rewarding a trip off the beate Heartrending and unexpectedly funny. --NY Times. Distinguished by Baron's uncommonly excellent writing...there's no denying Baron's talent. --Star-Ledger. [Ms. Baron has a] gift for dialogue that is tightly interlocked, smartly punctuated with on-target

Book Martin McDonagh

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  • Author : Richard Rankin Russell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007-11-15
  • ISBN : 1135868093
  • Pages : 198 pages

Download or read Martin McDonagh PDF, written by Richard Rankin Russell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-11-15 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book represents the first collection of original critical material on Martin McDonagh, one of the most celebrated young playwrights of the last decade. Credited with reinvigorating contemporary Irish drama, his dark, despairing comedies have been performed extensively both on Broadway and in the West End, culminating in an Olivier Award for the The Pillowman and an Academy Award for his short film Six Shooter. In Martin McDonagh, Richard Rankin Russell brings together a variety of theoretical perspectives – from globalization to the gothic – to survey McDonagh’s plays in unprecedented critical depth. Specially commissioned essays cover topics such as identity politics, the shadow of violence and the role of Catholicism in the work of this most precocious of contemporary dramatists. Contributors: Marion Castleberry, Brian Cliff, Joan Fitzpatrick Dean, Maria Doyle, Laura Eldred, José Lanters, Patrick Lonergan, Stephanie Pocock, Richard Rankin Russell, Karen Vandevelde

Book The Theatre of Martin McDonagh

Download or read The Theatre of Martin McDonagh PDF, written by Lilian Chambers and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With such plays as The Beauty Queen (1996), The Cripple of Inishmaan (1997), The Lonesome West (1997), A Skull in Connemara (1997), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001), and The Pillowman (2003) Martin McDonagh has made a huge reputation for himself in ternationally, winning multiple awards for his work and enjoying universal critical acclaim. Most recently, he won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter (2006). This collection of essays is a vital and significant response to the many challenges set by McDonagh for those involved in the production and reception of his work. The volume brings together critics and commentators from around the world, who assess the work from a diverse range of often provocative approaches. What is not surprising is the focus and commitment of the engagement, given the controversial and st Whether for or against, this is an essential read for all who wish to enter the complex debate about the Theatre of Martin McDonagh.

Book A New Ireland in Brazil

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  • Publisher : Editora Humanitas
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9788577320721
  • Pages : 578 pages

Download or read A New Ireland in Brazil PDF, written by and published by Editora Humanitas. This book was released on 2008 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Research Anthology on Modern Violence and Its Impact on Society

Download or read Research Anthology on Modern Violence and Its Impact on Society PDF, written by Management Association, Information Resources and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2022-08-12 with total page 1509 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Violence on both large and small scales has a tremendous impact on society. The causes and impacts of violence have been under study for decades; however, in the modern era, it is important to remain knowledgeable of the current research on violence. As tragic events flood news headlines around the world, it is essential to evaluate violence, its causes, and its impact on society in order to mitigate and prevent violence globally. The Research Anthology on Modern Violence and Its Impact on Society discusses the causes, ideologies, and perceptions of modern violence and examines its impact on society. It presents emerging research on modern violence in multiple dimensions from interpersonal to mass violence. Covering topics such as gun violence, radicalization, and victim-offender overlap, this major reference work is an essential resource for sociologists, politicians, government officials, law enforcement, community leaders, educators and administrators of both K-12 and higher education, students of higher education, psychologists, criminologists, victimologists, researchers, and academicians.

Book Making the Stage

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  • Author : Ann C. Hall
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-11-30
  • ISBN : 1527563170
  • Pages : 215 pages

Download or read Making the Stage PDF, written by Ann C. Hall and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-30 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: MAKING THE STAGE is a collection of essays that examines the role of theatre, drama, and performance in contemporary culture, a culture that is growing increasingly technological and isolated--seemingly at odds with the very nature of theatre, a collaborative and sometimes very primitive art form. Through the course of these essays, it is clear that theatre not only survives some of the challenges of the day but even defines discussions, particularly political ones which are prohibited by an increasingly manipulated media. The essays, from a diverse group of theatre scholars, examine the mechanics of theatre, from space to sound to the use of technology, the role of women in creating theatre, the relationship between theatre and literary art forms, the politics of theatre, science and theatre, and the role of performance art. Through them all, it is clear that theatre, drama, and performance continue to speak in significant ways.

Book Playing for Time

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  • Author : Geraldine Cousin
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781847791689
  • Pages : 202 pages

Download or read Playing for Time PDF, written by Geraldine Cousin and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2013-03-31 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Playing for time explores connections between theatre time, the historical moment and fictional time. Geraldine Cousin persuasively argues that a crucial characteristic of contemporary British theatre is its preoccupation with instability and danger, and traces images of catastrophe and loss in a wide range of recent plays and productions. The diversity of the texts that are examined is a major strength of the book. In addition to plays by contemporary dramatists, Cousin analyses staged adaptations of novels, and productions of plays by Euripides, Strindberg and Priestley. A key focus is Stephen Daldry's award-winning revival of Priestley's An Inspector Calls, which is discussed in relation both to other Priestley 'time' plays and to Caryl Churchill's apocalyptic Far Away. Lost children are a recurring motif: Bryony Lavery's Frozen, for example, is explored in the context of the Soham murders (which took place while the play was in production at the National Theatre), whilst three virtually simultaneous productions of Euripides' Hecuba are interpreted with regard to the Beslan massacre of schoolchildren.

Book Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence  Horror  and Power

Download or read Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence Horror and Power PDF, written by Erdem, M. Nur and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2020-10-02 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Individuals seek ways to repress the sense of violence within themselves and often resort to medial channels. The hunger of the individual for violence is a trigger for the generation of violent content by media, owners of political power, owners of religious power, etc. However, this content is produced considering the individual’s sensitivities. Thus, violence is aestheticized. Aesthetics of violence appear in different fields and in different forms. In order to analyze it, an interdisciplinary perspective is required. The Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence, Horror, and Power brings together two different concepts that seem incompatible—aesthetics and violence—and focuses on the basic motives of aestheticizing and presenting violence in different fields and genres, as well as the role of audience reception. Seeking to reveal this togetherness with different methods, research, analyses, and findings in different fields that include media, urban design, art, and mythology, the book covers the aestheticization of fear, power, and violence in such mediums as public relations, digital games, and performance art. This comprehensive reference is an ideal source for researchers, academicians, and students working in the fields of media, culture, art, politics, architecture, aesthetics, history, cultural anthropology, and more.

Book The Absurd in Literature

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  • Author : Neil Cornwell
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2006-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780719074103
  • Pages : 372 pages

Download or read The Absurd in Literature PDF, written by Neil Cornwell and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2006-10-31 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the phenomenon of the absurd in a full literary context (that is to say, primarily in fiction, as well as in theatre).

Book No Country for Old Men

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  • Author : Paddy Lyons
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9783039118410
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read No Country for Old Men PDF, written by Paddy Lyons and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2008 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once a country of emigration and diaspora, in the 1990s Ireland began to attract immigration from other parts of the world: a new citizenry. By the first decade of the twenty-first century, the ratio between GDP and population placed Ireland among the wealthiest nations in the world. The Peace Agreements of the mid-1990s and the advent of power-sharing in Northern Ireland have enabled Ireland's story to change still further. No longer locked into troubles from the past, the Celtic Tiger can now leap in new directions. These shifts in culture have given Irish literature the opportunity to look afresh at its own past and, thereby, new perspectives have also opened for Irish Studies. The contributors to this volume explore these new openings; the essays examine writings from both now and the past in the new frames afforded by new times.

Book Globalisierung  Utopie und Literatur

Download or read Globalisierung Utopie und Literatur PDF, written by Hans Ulrich Seeber and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2017 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Globalisierung und Utopie sind eng aufeinander bezogen. Erstens setzte die Entstehung der literarischen Utopie im Zeitalter der Entdeckungen (More, Utopia, 1516) eine globale Ausweitung der Perspektive voraus, welche die soziale Phantasie beflügelte und erlaubte, den Vorstellungen einer idealen Gesellschaft einen plausiblen geographischen Ort zuzuweisen. Zweitens wurden die Entwürfe mit der Entfesselung der Globalisierung einerseits naturbezogener (pastorale Utopie), andererseits immer globaler, ja planetarischer. Sie führte zur Vision einer neuen Weltordnung, zuerst in Wells' A Modern Utopia (1905).

Book Dramatic Revisions of Myths  Fairy Tales and Legends

Download or read Dramatic Revisions of Myths Fairy Tales and Legends PDF, written by Verna A. Foster and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-06 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These new essays explore the ways in which contemporary dramatists have retold or otherwise made use of myths, fairy tales and legends from a variety of cultures, including Greek, West African, North American, Japanese, and various parts of Europe. The dramatists discussed range from well-established playwrights such as Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, and Timberlake Wertenbaker to new theatrical stars such as Sarah Ruhl and Tarell Alvin McCraney. The book contributes to the current discussion of adaptation theory by examining the different ways, and for what purposes, plays revise mythic stories and characters. The essays contribute to studies of literary uses of myth by focusing on how recent dramatists have used myths, fairy tales and legends to address contemporary concerns, especially changing representations of women and the politics of gender relations but also topics such as damage to the environment and political violence.

Book Oscar Wilde and Contemporary Irish Drama

Download or read Oscar Wilde and Contemporary Irish Drama PDF, written by Graham Price and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-10-23 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about the Wildean aesthetic in contemporary Irish drama. Through elucidating a discernible Wildean strand in the plays of Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Thomas Kilroy, Marina Carr and Frank McGuinness, it demonstrates that Oscar Wilde's importance to Ireland's theatrical canon is equal to that of W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge and Samuel Beckett. The study examines key areas of the Wildean aesthetic: his aestheticizing of experience via language and self-conscious performance; the notion of the dandy in Wildean texts and how such a figure is engaged with in today's dramas; and how his contribution to the concept of a ‘verbal theatre’ has influenced his dramatic successors. It is of particular pertinence to academics and postgraduate students in the fields of Irish drama and Irish literature, and for those interested in the work of Oscar Wilde, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Thomas Kilroy, Marina Carr and Frank McGuinness. okokpoj

Book Contemporary Gothic Drama

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  • Author : Kelly Jones
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-07-07
  • ISBN : 1349953598
  • Pages : 266 pages

Download or read Contemporary Gothic Drama PDF, written by Kelly Jones and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-07-07 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ground-breaking volume is the first of its kind to examine the extraordinary prevalence and appeal of the Gothic in contemporary British theatre and performance. Chapters range from considerations of the Gothic in musical theatre and literary adaptation, to explorations of the Gothic’s power to haunt contemporary playwriting, macabre tourism and site-specific performance. By taking familiar Gothic motifs, such as the Gothic body, the monster and Gothic theatricality, and bringing them to a new contemporary stage, this collection provides a fresh and comprehensive take on a popular genre. Whilst the focus of the collection falls upon Gothic drama, the contents of the book will embrace an interdisciplinary appeal to scholars and students in the fields of theatre studies, literature studies, tourism studies, adaptation studies, cultural studies, and history.

Book Reading Modern Drama

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  • Author : Alan Ackerman
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2012-04-25
  • ISBN : 1442661496
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read Reading Modern Drama PDF, written by Alan Ackerman and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2012-04-25 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the relationship between dramatic language and its theatrical aspects, Reading Modern Drama provides an accessible entry point for general readers and academics into the world of contemporary theatre scholarship. This collection promotes the use of diverse perspectives and critical methods to explore the common theme of language as well as the continued relevance of modern drama in our lives. Reading Modern Drama offers provocative close readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays, from Hedda Gabler to e.e. cummings' Him. Taken together, these essays enter into an ongoing, fruitful debate about the terms 'modern' and 'drama' and build a much-needed bridge between literary studies and performance studies.

Book Fables of the Law

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  • Author : Daniela Carpi
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2016-10-24
  • ISBN : 3110496682
  • Pages : 463 pages

Download or read Fables of the Law PDF, written by Daniela Carpi and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What can fables and fairytales tell us of law, its practices and ideals? Drawing on real and metaphorical literary and jurisprudential accounts and practices of law, this volume reveals that law has recourse to fables and fairytales as moral exempla, as a new form of law and literature, found in diverse sources ranging from the fables of de La Fontaine and fairytales of Perrault and Grimm to the modern fairytales of True Blood and Harry Potter.

Book Minerva s Night Out

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-07-29
  • ISBN : 1118322983
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read Minerva s Night Out PDF, written by and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-07-29 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Minerva’s Night Out presents series of essays bynoted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist NoëlCarroll that explore issues at the intersection of philosophy,motion pictures, and popular culture. Presents a wide-ranging series of essays that reflect onphilosophical issues relating to modern film and popularculture Authored by one of the best known philosophers dealing withfilm and popular culture Written in an accessible manner to appeal to students andscholars Coverage ranges from the philosophy of Halloween toVertigo and the pathologies of romantic love