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Ma Yongan—: A Painted-Face Role Type and a Non-Painted-Face Character

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the impact of Jiang Qing's “jingju revolution” on actors and on the genre. It elucidates how jingju's fundamental aesthetics were altered and how certain conventions of ... More


Wu Hsing-kuo —: Subversion or Innovation?

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the first experiment combining jingju and a Western work. It notes that in 1986, seven years after Kuo Hsiao-chuang and her Elegant Voice first assailed jingju circles, Wu ... More


Is Anyone Listening?

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter contrasts the audience for contemporary music theater with the audience for traditional opera, arguing that a given performance in a certain place with a certain audience can totally ... More


Antigone and the Law: Legal Theory and the Ambiguities of Performance

Klaas Tindemans

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the importance of a legal‐theoretical framework for any dramaturgy for performances of Antigone, probably Sophocles' most discussed tragedy today. Her ‘unwritten laws’ have ... More


The So-Called Thaw And The Refrigeration, 1954–1963

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1954 to 1963. A cautious liberalization began in 1955 as government policies detached themselves from their Stalinist ... More


Epilogue: ‘A Window into an Elegant and Colourful, but Almost Forgotten World’ 1

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In recent years, theatre practitioners have become actively engaged in producing a self-reflexive theatre that addresses the life stories of performers like Gulab Bai and Binodini Dasi, brings to the ... More


Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Catherine Diamond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Asian theatre is usually studied from the perspective of the major traditions of China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Now, looking at the contemporary theatre scene in Southeast Asia, this book shows ... More


After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political

Bryce Lease

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992958
eISBN:
9781526115263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This monograph takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After ... More


Robert Lepage's Original Stage Productions: Making Theatre Global

Karen Fricker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719080067
eISBN:
9781526158314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526115843
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores the development of Robert Lepage’s distinctive approach to stage direction in the early (1984–94) and middle (1995–2008) stages of his career, arguing that globalisation had a ... More


Kunz versus Cohn

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with a scandal that might have ended Harlan’s career and even his life. In a fit of jealousy, he publicly whips his colleague Fritz Kortner for allegedly raping and then ... More


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