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Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Roger Warren

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – have provoked a great deal of interest in the modern theatre. In this book, the author draws upon extensive ... More


The Architecture of the Mind

Peter Carruthers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a comprehensive development and defence of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules. One ... More


The Architecture of Animal Minds

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the minds of all animals (even honey bees) are organized around a perception/belief/desire/planning/motor-control architecture. There are also multiple modules for generating ... More


Modularity and Flexibility: The First Steps

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins by outlining the various challenges faced by the massive modularity hypothesis, most of which turn on one or another form of cognitive flexibility. It outlines the role of mental ... More


Creative Cognition in a Modular Mind

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that all creative thought ultimately reduces to creative action. On this account, action schemata are activated creatively and rehearsed, issuing in globally broadcast imagery ... More


Rehearsal in the Theatres of Peter Quince and Ben Jonson

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores what contemporaneous sources from the non-professional theatre reveal about the concepts of rehearsal in theory and practice. In the process it draws on what is known of ... More


Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition

John Sloboda (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508465
eISBN:
9780191687341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508465.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Whereas most of the literature in the psychology of music has focused on the processes involved when listening to music, little has been written about the processes involved in making music. This ... More


Why Pretend?

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter studies the question of children's motivations to engage in pretence, using an account provided by Nichols and Stich in 2003 as a stalking horse. It argues that they are correct about ... More


THE COMPOSITION AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE OPERA SCORE

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the composition of opera in mid-17th-century Venice and the production of the score. Nearly all opera composers also pursued other means of employment, but the significant fees ... More


Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Gary Peters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book attempts to stage at the level of thinking and writing an improvised performance that begins and ends with nothing but nevertheless reveals a multitude of unexpected things while it runs ... More


Rehearsal in Betterton’s Theatre

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on the years 1640–1710 — the ‘Restoration period’. Buckingham's play The Rehearsal provides an initial focus, distanced as it is from actual English rehearsal by its author's ... More


Exploring The History of Cardenio in Performance

David Carnegie and Lori Leigh

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses what was learned by the two directors of the first full production of Gary Taylor’s ‘creative reconstruction’ entitled The History of Cardenio. Performed at Victoria University ... More


Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Tiffany Stern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Attention is often given to the performance of a text, but not to the shaping process behind that performance. The question of rehearsal is seldom confronted directly, though important textual ... More


Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom

Karel Butz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190602888
eISBN:
9780190052652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190602888.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom describes the author’s pragmatic pedagogical approach toward developing complete musicianship in beginning through advanced-level string players by ... More


Managing Stage Fright

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.10
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter explains techniques for dealing with pre-performance anxiety, or stage fright. They include defining residual tension, the use of diversion, the value of dress rehearsals, playing it to ... More


Introduction

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book illustrates the way rehearsal developed, by giving a different angle on developments within performance and acting styles over time. It begins with provincial and academic rehearsal in the ... More


Rehearsal in Shakespeare’s Theatre

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores rehearsal from the establishment of the early professional theatre to its closure, covering roughly the years 1570–1640. It attempts to determine the amount of rehearsal likely ... More


Rehearsal in Cibber’s Theatre

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter describes eighteenth-century theatrical innovation. Colley Gibber, actor and manager of Drury Lane Theatre is the focus of this chapter, with instances from other theatres brought in ... More


Rehearsing and Performing

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses the following topics: the ‘reading’ of plays, the distribution of parts, learning parts, instruction, rehearsal, performance and the prompter, and performances and repeated ... More


Shavian but Not Shaw: Developing the Script of My Fair Lady

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the process of adapting Pygmalion into a musical. It examines Shaw’s background and his socialist outlook, as well as some of the different versions of ... More


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