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A Politic Theatre: The Drama of David Hare

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ISBN 13 : 9004484973
Pages : 210 pages
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Download A Politic Theatre: The Drama of David Hare PDF Format Full Free by Scott Fraser and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-06-08 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This analysis of twenty published texts by David Hare employs definitions from contemporary semiotic literary theory as a means of describing typologies of political drama. By tracing the incorporation of stylistic devices from agitational propaganda (caricature, self-referentiality, the frisson between oral and visual signification) throughout the typologies, the study illustrates how each text subverts audience expectation based on established dramatic genres. The collection of texts is seen as inherently self-referential and politically subversive. At the centre of each typology is a protagonist who functions as a martyr to or parodic emblem of contemporary society. Consistently, the hermeticism of public institutions which represent the political status quo makes them immune from any form of individual protest from the Left or Right. In the satirical anatomy, the emblem of political dissent is coopted by involvement within the institution, or the stage is dominated by a conservative who controls the action. In the demythology, private individuals are seen as incapable of altering the public frame of history; but here private suffering subverts the collective mythology of the historical construct. In the martyrology, the emblem of dissent is associated with a moral virtue which is inimical to contemporary society, the audience's expectation of the triumph of the individual being subverted when he/she is expelled from the onstage world on the grounds of political ideology. It is only in the final typology, the conversion, that a conservative emblem is seen as directly influenced by such martyrdom, and the audience is provided with an actual example of political change. Thus, the study describes how each typology builds on the construction of the previous, and all generate from agitational propaganda.


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David Hare

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135744459
Pages : 280 pages
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Download David Hare PDF Format Full Free by Hersh Zeifman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-11 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Strategies of Political Theatre

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ISBN 13 : 1139434993
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Strategies of Political Theatre PDF Format Full Free by Michael Patterson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-05-22 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume provides a theoretical framework for some of the most important play-writing in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. Examining representative plays by Arnold Wesker, John Arden, Trevor Griffith, Howard Barker, Howard Brenton, Edward Bond, David Hare, John McGrath and Caryl Churchill, the author analyses their respective strategies for persuading audiences of the need for a radical restructuring of society. The book begins with a discussion of the way that theatre has been used to convey a political message. Each chapter is then devoted to an exploration of the engagement of individual playwrights with left-wing political theatre, including a detailed analysis of one of their major plays. Despite political change since the 1980s, political play-writing continues to be a significant element in contemporary play-writing, but in a very changed form.


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About Hare

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ISBN 13 : 0571318894
Pages : 288 pages
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Download About Hare PDF Format Full Free by Richard Boon and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2015-01-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This series contains what no other study guides can offer - extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially for the modern student market. As well as invaluable synopses, biographical essays and chronologies, these guides allow the student much closer to the playwright than ever before! In About Hare, Professor Richard Boon provides an in-depth study of one of the great post-war British playwrights. His study includes a rigorous analysis of Hare's work, as well as interviews with Hare and those who helped to put his work on stage, including Bill Nighy, Vicki Mortimer, Sir Richard Eyre, Lia Williams and Jonathan Kent. With the increasing interest in this major playwright, whose work attracts the very best of acting talent, this book is a timely publication for student and theatregoer alike.


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Modern British Drama on Screen

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ISBN 13 : 1107001013
Pages : 307 pages
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Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century

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ISBN 13 : 9780521016759
Pages : 604 pages
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A History of Modern Drama, Volume II

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ISBN 13 : 1118893271
Pages : 608 pages
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Download A History of Modern Drama, Volume II PDF Format Full Free by David Krasner and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-03-31 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of Modern Drama: Volume II explores a remarkable breadth of topics and analytical approaches to the dramatic works, authors, and transitional events and movements that shaped world drama from 1960 through to the dawn of the new millennium. Features detailed analyses of plays and playwrights, examining the influence of a wide range of writers, from mainstream icons such as Harold Pinter and Edward Albee, to more unorthodox works by Peter Weiss and Sarah Kane Provides global coverage of both English and non-English dramas – including works from Africa and Asia to the Middle East Considers the influence of art, music, literature, architecture, society, politics, culture, and philosophy on the formation of postmodern dramatic literature Combines wide-ranging topics with original theories, international perspective, and philosophical and cultural context Completes a comprehensive two-part work examining modern world drama, and alongside A History of Modern Drama: Volume I, offers readers complete coverage of a full century in the evolution of global dramatic literature.


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Literature in the Public Service

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ISBN 13 : 113728742X
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Literature in the Public Service PDF Format Full Free by C. Sullivan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can one make state administrative systems interesting, embody an abstract public ethos and give heroism to homogeneity? The discipline of literature and bureaucracy dismisses Weber's 'neurocrat'. Milton, Trollope and Hare are case studies on implementing the 'what if' visions literature explored during a period of great change in public service


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The Plays of David Hare

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521427180
Pages : 278 pages
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Download The Plays of David Hare PDF Format Full Free by Carol Homden and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-03-09 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1995 book examines the work of David Hare including screenplays and the plays he has written for the Royal National Theatre.


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Stages of Struggle

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ISBN 13 : 9780786482597
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Stages of Struggle PDF Format Full Free by John Louis DiGaetani and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-01-27 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One way or another, all playwrights use their work to explore the issues that interest them. The characters in a play may trumpet their creator’s political views from the stage, or an unusual structure or set design may result from the playwright’s interest in theatrical form. It is also common, particularly in the plays of the 20th and 21st century, to see a playwright delving into psychological issues raised by his own mental struggles or those of people he loves. Luigi Pirandello, tormented by the schizophrenia of his wife and other family members, repeatedly explored the problems caused by different visions of reality. Noël Coward’s self-obsessed characters reflect his own narcissism. Alcoholism is a recurrent theme in the works of many playwrights, including Eugene O’Neill, Edward Albee, and Brian Friel. Through their exploration of these issues and more, the great writers of the theater have turned suffering into art. This book looks at the work of 20 playwrights to see how their examination of the disturbed mind has influenced the modern theater.


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A Study Guide for David Hare's "The Secret Rapture"

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Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN 13 : 1410357503
Pages : 30 pages
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Download A Study Guide for David Hare's "The Secret Rapture" PDF Format Full Free by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016 with total page 30 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for David Hare's "The Secret Rapture," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.


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Englisches Theater der Gegenwart

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ISBN 13 : 9783823340300
Pages : 560 pages
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Download Englisches Theater der Gegenwart PDF Format Full Free by Klaus Peter Müller and published by Gunter Narr Verlag. This book was released on 1993 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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ISBN 13 : 0195169212
Pages : 2648 pages
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Download The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature PDF Format Full Free by David Scott Kastan and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 2648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.


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A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama, 1880 - 2005

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ISBN 13 : 0470751479
Pages : 608 pages
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Download A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama, 1880 - 2005 PDF Format Full Free by Mary Luckhurst and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.


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Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 1408177897
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s PDF Format Full Free by Chris Megson and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-03-20 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.


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American Playwriting and the Anti-Political Prejudice

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137415185
Pages : 193 pages
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Download American Playwriting and the Anti-Political Prejudice PDF Format Full Free by N. Pressley and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty years after Tony Kushner's influential Angels in America seemed to declare a revitalized potency for the popular political play, there is a "No Politics" prejudice undermining US production and writing. This book explores the largely unrecognized cultural patterns that discourage political playwriting on the contemporary American stage.


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The Many Lives of Galileo

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9783039105366
Pages : 162 pages
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Download The Many Lives of Galileo PDF Format Full Free by Dougal McNeill and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2005 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Many Lives of Galileo is a Marxist study of the development of Bertolt Brecht's great play Galileo on the English stage. Tracing various translations of Brecht's original, and the historical and political moments surrounding these translations, Dougal McNeill examines how, across the distances of culture, history and language, The Life of Galileo has come to figure so prominently in the life of English-language theatre. The translations and productions of Galileo by Charles Laughton, Howard Brenton and David Hare are examined, in a method combining close reading with an attention to broader social contexts, with an eye to uncovering their implications for drama in performance. Brecht valued re-creation, re-invention and re-telling as much as creation itself. In this book the author applies Brecht's aesthetic to translations of his own work, following Laughton, Brenton and Hare as they set themselves the task of rewriting Brecht and, in the process, use him to comment on their own eras.