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No Man's Island: Fugard, Kani, and Ntshona's The Island

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates The Island, devised jointly by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona. It enquires into how the play, when witnessed in performance, seems to be both an arena of real ... More


What Theater Makes

Paul Woodruff

in The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332001
eISBN:
9780199868186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332001.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The second chapter offers an account of what it is to be a particular theater piece—a question that belongs to ontology. A theater piece may be performed many times, so it is not identical to a ... More


Daughters’ tales

Geraldine Cousin

in Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In this chapter, the daughters are Lyra Belacqua, Philip Pullman's child-protagonist in the His Dark Materials trilogy, and Strindberg's protagonist, Indra's Daughter (also called Agnes), in A Dream ... More


Understanding Oneself, Each Other, and the World

Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Gee

in Families at Play: Connecting and Learning through Video Games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037464
eISBN:
9780262344579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037464.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is it about “play” that makes it a powerful context for developing a family identity and fostering social ties? In this chapter, we discuss how play supports families in expressing their ... More


Play as a Formative Element of Culture

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers a historical reconstruction of how play was given a founding role in the lifestyles of three different social cohorts that have greatly influenced the molding of the cultural ... More


Coup de Théâtre: The Drama of Martial Law

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

in Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814744437
eISBN:
9780814708132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814744437.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter turns to the variegated drama(s) of Philippine Martial Law under the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos. It considers how the Filipino performing body enacts the drama of Martial ... More


‘I’m an adolescent. And that’s how I’m going to stay’: Lessing and Youth Culture 1956–1962

Nick Bentley

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The mid-to-late 1950s saw an explosion of youth subcultures in Britain – teenagers, Teddy Boys, jazz fans, hipsters, beatniks, mods and rockers. This range generated a series of moral panics and ... More


Conclusion: Nervous Hermeneutics and the Theater of Cruelty

Matthew Wilson Smith

in The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190644086
eISBN:
9780190644116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644086.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The Conclusion begins with a consideration of parallels between two works written around 1900: Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1955) and Strindberg’s A Dream Play (1901). These works, which ... More


Gabussi’s Ernani at the Théâtre-Italien

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Although no fan of the Théâtre-Italien, Berlioz cannot resist going to see an opera on the subject of Hugo’s drama of 1830, object of the famous Battle of Hernani. Likewise, this anthology cannot ... More


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