The Dramatic Imagination

The Dramatic Imagination
Author: Robert Edmond Jones
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780878301843

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theatre of Sound

Theatre of Sound
Author: Dermot Rattigan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: UOM:39015056426789

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A study of radio drama

The Theatre of Imagining

The Theatre of Imagining
Author: Ulla Kallenbach
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-07-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9783319763033

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This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the fascinating and strikingly diverse history of imagination in the context of theatre and drama. Key questions that the book explores are: How do spectators engage with the drama in performance, and how does the historical context influence the dramaturgy of imagination? In addition to offering a study of the cultural history and theory of imagination in a European context including its philosophical, physiological, cultural and political implications, the book examines the cultural enactment of imagination in the drama text and offers practical strategies for analyzing the aesthetic practice of imagination in drama texts. It covers the early modern to the late modernist period and includes three in-depth case studies: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (c.1606); Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (1879); and Eugène Ionesco’s The Killer (1957).

What is Scenography

What is Scenography
Author: Pamela Howard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-04-03
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781351380331

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The third edition of Pamela Howard’s What is Scenography? expands on the author’s holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. The book includes new investigations of recent production projects from Howard’s celebrated career, including Carmen and Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music, full-colour illustrations of her recent work and updated commentary from a wide spectrum of contemporary theatre makers. This book is suitable for students in Scenography and Theatre Design courses, along with theatre professionals.

Theater of the Mind

Theater of the Mind
Author: Neil Verma
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-06-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780226853529

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For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.” This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War. In this sweeping exploration of dramatic conventions, Verma investigates legendary dramas by the likes of Norman Corwin, Lucille Fletcher, and Wyllis Cooper on key programs ranging from The Columbia Workshop, The Mercury Theater on the Air, and Cavalcade of America to Lights Out!, Suspense, and Dragnet to reveal how these programs promoted and evolved a series of models of the imagination. With close readings of individual sound effects and charts of broad trends among formats, Verma not only gives us a new account of the most flourishing form of genre fiction in the mid-twentieth century but also presents a powerful case for the central place of the aesthetics of sound in the history of modern experience.

Offstage Space Narrative and the Theatre of the Imagination

Offstage Space  Narrative  and the Theatre of the Imagination
Author: W. Gruber
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-03-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780230105645

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Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imagination is a study of extrascenic space and how playwrights have used narrative as an alternative to conventional scenic enactment. The book covers the work of writers as diverse as Euripides, Plautus, Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, Gertrude Stein, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Brian Friel, and Thomas Bernhard. William Gruber offers a wide-ranging overview of the dramaturgical choices dramatists make when they substitute imagined events for perceptual ones.

Handbook of Imagination and Culture

Handbook of Imagination and Culture
Author: Tania Zittoun,Vlad Petre Glǎveanu
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2018
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780190468712

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The Handbook of Imagination and Culture is a unique interdisciplinary collection of chapters showing the centrality of imagination in the development of persons and societies. This book brings together a group of psychologists, philosophers, social scientists, and artists to explore imagination through psychological, social, and cultural processes.

Empire of Imagination

Empire of Imagination
Author: Michael Witwer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781632862044

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The first comprehensive biography of geek and gaming culture's mythic icon, Gary Gygax, and the complete story behind his invention of Dungeons & Dragons. The life story of Gary Gygax, godfather of all fantasy adventure games, has been told only in bits and pieces. Michael Witwer has written a dynamic, dramatized biography of Gygax from his childhood in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to his untimely death in 2008. Gygax's magnum opus, Dungeons & Dragons, would explode in popularity throughout the 1970s and '80s and irreversibly alter the world of gaming. D&D is the best-known, best-selling role-playing game of all time, and it boasts an elite class of alumni--Stephen Colbert, Robin Williams, and Vin Diesel all have spoken openly about their experience with the game as teenagers, and some credit it as the workshop where their nascent imaginations were fostered. Gygax's involvement in the industry lasted long after his dramatic and involuntary departure from D&D's parent company, TSR, and his footprint can be seen in the role-playing genre he is largely responsible for creating. Through his unwavering commitment to the power of creativity, Gygax gave generations of gamers the tools to invent characters and entire worlds in their minds. Witwer has written an engaging chronicle of the life and legacy of this emperor of the imagination.