The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

By R. Darren Gobert

Descartes's inspiration of subjectivity replaced the best way characters will be written, played by means of actors, and obtained through audiences. His coordinate process reshaped how theatrical house will be conceived and equipped. His conception of the passions revolutionized our realizing of the emotional alternate among spectacle and spectators. but theater students haven't noticeable Descartes's transformational effect on theater background. Nor have philosophers regarded to this historical past to appreciate his reception and effect. After Descartes, playwrights placed Cartesian characters at the level and thematized their rational workings. Actors tailored their performances to account for brand spanking new types of subjectivity and body structure. Critics theorized the theater's emotional and moral merits in Cartesian phrases. Architects fostered those advantages by means of changing their designs.

The Mind-Body level presents a dazzlingly unique photo of 1 of the main consequential and complicated classes within the histories of recent theater and philosophy. Interdisciplinary and comparatist in scope, it makes use of methodological options from literary examine, philosophy, theater heritage, and function experiences and attracts on ratings of records (including letters, libretti, spiritual jeremiads, aesthetic treatises, and architectural plans) from a number of international locations.

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Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway

Broadway’s most precious (and feared) commentator pulls again the curtain on its stars, its manufacturers, and its mega-hits to bare all of the stunning drama, intrigue, and gear performs that occurred off stage.

Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the folk and the cash and the ability that re-invented an iconic region of latest York urban, turning its gritty again alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, astonishing nice White Way—and bringing a crippled long island from the edge of financial ruin to its glittering glory.

In the mid-1970s instances sq. was once the seedy image of recent York’s monetary decline. Its as soon as shining megastar, the popular Shubert association, used to be wasting theaters to make method for parking plenty. Bernard Jacobs and Jerry Schoenfeld, formidable board individuals, observed the crumbling corporation used to be ripe for takeover and staged a coup amidst company intrigue, own betrayals, and legal investigations. as soon as Jacobs and Schoenfeld solidified their strength, they grew to become a collapsed theater-owning preserving corporation into the most profitable leisure empires on the earth, finally backing a lot of Broadway’s greatest hits, together with A refrain Line, Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Mamma Mia! They additionally sparked the revitalization of Broadway and the renewal of instances Square.

Now Michael Riedel tells the tales of the Shubert association and the exhibits that re-built a urban in grand type, revealing the behind the curtain drama that frequently rivaled what transpired onstage, exposing sour rivalries, not going alliances, and—of course—scintillating gossip. it is a nice tale, informed with wit and fervour.

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The Price (UK Edition)

By Arthur Miller

Victor, a brand new York cop nearing retirement, strikes between furnishings within the disused attic of a home marked for demolition. cupboards, desks, a broken harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a misplaced lifetime of affluence he's ultimately come to promote. but if his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the controversy stops being with regards to no matter if Victor's been provided a good fee for the furnishings, and turns to the associated fee that one and never the opposite of them paid whilst their father misplaced either his fortune and the need to head on ...

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Constellations: A Play

By Nick Payne

"A singular astonishment." ―John Lahr, The New Yorker

One dating. countless possibilities.
first and foremost Marianne and Roland meet at a celebration. They opt for a drink, or maybe they do not. They fall head over heels in love and begin courting, yet finally they get a divorce. After an opportunity come across in a grocery store they come back jointly, or perhaps they run into one another and Marianne unearths that she's now engaged to another person and that is that. or even Roland is engaged. possibly they get married, or even their time jointly may be tragically short.
Nick Payne's Constellations is a play approximately unfastened will and friendship; it is also approximately quantum multiverse concept, love, and honey.

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Une pièce écrite en collaboration

By Danielle Mémoire

Ils sont là, encore et toujours, ces personnages que depuis plusieurs des livres de Danielle Mémoire on retrouve : habitants du château de Brioine, qui s’agitent et parlent, vivent et meurent et échangent leurs rôles et jusqu’à leur propre histoire, cette fois sous los angeles forme théâtrale. Et l’on retrouve ici certaine scène inaugurale de los angeles saga du Corpus : le manuscrit à moitié brûlé, abandonné sous l. a. pluie à l’orée du domaine et qui, écrit d’une encre curieusement indélébile, lacunaire, et cependant corrigé - par quelle major ? -, raconte l’histoire des habitants du château de Brioine. l. a. forme théâtrale convient parfaitement à ces jeux de miroir et de reflets, à ces échanges rapides, à ces dispositifs en échos où de bien plus sombres enjeux que ceux dont il semble être query viennent donner profondeur et gravité à ce qui se donne l’élégance insolente d’un divertissement.

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Theatres of Oakland (Images of America)

By Jack Tillmany, Jennifer Dowling

Oakland has a wealthy theatre heritage, from the amusements of a gas-lit downtown mild opera and vaudeville degree within the 1870s to the ornate cinematic break out portals of the good melancholy. Dozens of local theatres, as soon as the positioning of relatives outings and primary dates, stay adored thoughts within the lives of Oaklanders. town can nonetheless boast 3 wonderful motion picture palaces from the golden age of cinema: the incomparable artwork deco Paramount, which now deals reside performances and flicks; the stately Grand Lake gracing the sinuous shorelines of Lake Merritt; and the magnificently eccentric Fox Oakland, with its enforcing Hindu gods flanking the level. The Paramount and Grand Lake nonetheless stir the heartstrings of buyers with showings preceded by means of interludes on their amazing Wurlitzer organs.

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Sanford Meisner on Acting

By Sanford Meisner, Dennis Longwell

This booklet, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an performing type of 8 males and 8 ladies for fifteen months, starting with the main rudimentary workouts and finishing with affecting and polished scenes from modern American performs. all through those pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing together with his scholars and urging them onward, upsetting emotion, laughter, and becoming technical mastery from his fees. With an creation by way of Sydney Pollack, director of "Out of Africa" and "Tootsie," who labored with Meisner for 5 years.

"This booklet will be learn by way of an individual who desires to act or maybe savor what appearing comprises. Like Meisner's method of educating, it's the directly goods."--Arthur Miller

"If there's a key to strong appearing, this one is it, principally others. Actors, younger and never so younger, will locate notion and pleasure during this book."--Gregory Peck

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Play About the Baby

By Edward Albee

During this black comedy a tender couple who're head over heels in love with one another, have a baby - the correct relatives - that's, until eventually an older couple scouse borrow the child. via a sequence of brain video games and manipulations, they name into query either couples' experience of fact and fiction, pleasure and sorrow.

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Centre Stage

By Judy Nunn

Stars shine on centre degree. yet what secrets and techniques lie hidden within the wings? Alex Rainford has all of it. He's horny, charismatic and cherished through enthusiasts across the world. yet Alex isn't all he turns out. What spectre from the previous is riding him ever toward evil? And who will fall less than his spell alongside the best way? Madeleine Frances, attractive level and reveal actress. Years ahead of she had escaped Alex's deadly appeal, yet now she is compelled to confront him once more . . . and display her devasting mystery. Susannah Wright, the best classical actress of her iteration. no longer even her extraordinary expertise can keep her from Alex's risky air of mystery. Imogen McLaughlin, the promising younger actress whose largest profession holiday will be her maximum downfall. She wishes Alex Rainford - and she or he has no concept that he has the ability to spoil her . . . Centre level is a tantalising, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the realm of theatre and picture and what is going on whilst the highlight dims and the curtain falls.

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