Author :Marcie Frank Publisher :Rutgers University Press Release Date :2020-02-14 ISBN 10 :9781684481675 Pages :231 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (167 users download)
Summary Book Review The Novel Stage by Marcie Frank:
Download or read book The Novel Stage written by Marcie Frank and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-14 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Novel Stage: Narrative Form from the Restoration to Jane Austen traces the novel's relation to the theater over the course of the long eighteenth century, arguing that the familiar account of the novel as 'new' and distinct from other literary genres risks distorting a true reckoning of the form by failing to engage with the borrowings and departures from other more familiar genres, particularly drama. The Novel Stage traces the migration of tragicomedy, the comedy of manners, and melodrama from the stage to the novel. These genres were shared across print and performance, media that were not construed as opposites in a world in which individual silent reading took place beside playgoing, play-reading, amateur theatricals, and sociable reading aloud. The book thus expands an overly narrow conception of the novel as the genre of realism or domesticity whose highest achievement is its representation of characters' mental lives by describing the influence of the stage and its genres. Beginning in the later 1600s with Aphra Behn, The Novel Stage concludes with a chapter on some novelists of the Romantic period and a coda about Victorian novels. The Novel Stage's account of the novel provides an enriched, because more specific, sense of its formal accomplishments that drew on this ensemble of cultural forms and turns that lens back onto drama"--Provided by publisher.
Summary Book Review Novel Stages by Pratima Prasad:
Download or read book Novel Stages written by Pratima Prasad and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in Novel Stages examine the myriad intersections between drama and the novel in nineteenth-century France, a period when the two genres were in constant engagement with one another. The collection is unified by common intellectual concerns: the inscription of theatrical esthetics within the novel; the common practice among nineteenth-century novelists of adapting their works for the stage; and the novel's engagement with popular forms of theater. The essays provide insight into a specific aspect of the relationship between the theater and the novel in the nineteenth century. Their distinct perspectives form an overview of the literary landscape of nineteenth-century France, and demonstrate many ways in which all major nineteenth-century French novelists, including Hugo, Flaubert, Sand, and Zola, participated in the theatrical culture of their century.
Summary Book Review The Gothic Novel and the Stage by Francesca Saggini:
Download or read book The Gothic Novel and the Stage written by Francesca Saggini and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this ground-breaking study Saggini explores the relationship between the late eighteenth-century novel and the theatre, arguing that the implicit theatricality of the Gothic novel made it an obvious source from which dramatists could take ideas. Similarly, elements of the theatre provided inspiration to novelists.
Summary Book Review Australian Plays for the Colonial Stage by Richard Fotheringham:
Download or read book Australian Plays for the Colonial Stage written by Richard Fotheringham and published by Univ. of Queensland Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 852 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the mid-1830s until the end of the nineteenth century hundreds of plays were written and staged in the Australian colonies. The first known of these, Henry Melville’s The Bushrangers, was performed by a mixed amateur and professional cast at Hobart’s Argyle Assembly Rooms on 29 May 1834. By the end of the century at least six professional theatre companies were giving hundreds of performances of versions of The Kelly Gang to popular acclaim throughout the length and breadth of Australia.This Academy Edition presents the scripts of nine colonial plays, one of them in two versions. Beginning with Melville's short melodrama and ending with the best known of the Kelly Gang plays, first staged in 1899 in Sydney, the volume also contains a scurrilous satire Life in Sydney (1843), a pioneering romance Arabin; or, The Adventures of a Settler (1849), a short choral 'masque' The South-Sea Sisters (1866), a proto-nationalistic pantomime in Melbourne and Sydney versions The House that Jack Built (1869 and 1871), a city murder-mystery Hazard (1872), a comic-horror saga of a bush heroine For ₤60,000 (1874) and the first Australian stage classic, adapted in 1886 from Marcus Clarke's novel, For the Term of His Natural Life. Comprehensive general introduction Each play has been given generous historical and textual introductions and is supplemented with explanatory notes on the many people, places, events and stories referred to Appendix containing nearly sixty pages of music for the songs and tunes used in four of the productions Contains over 50 illustrations Special hardback volume with quality sewn bindings, decorative head and tail bands with coloured and gold foil blocking, and an attractive dust cover jacket Four of the plays have never before been published and the other five are copied from rare nineteenth century editions that are difficult-to-access Editorial apparatusAll of the plays in this edition are reset. Four of the plays – Life in Sydney, Arabin, For the Term of His Natural Life [from Marcus Clarke’s novel] and The Kelly Gang – have never been published before and have been transcribed from unique hand-written manuscripts; and the other five are copied from rare nineteenth century editions – The Bushrangers, The South-Sea Sisters, The House that Jack Built, Hazard, and For £60,000. The plays have been given generous introductions, placing the play in historical context and detailing the choice of copy text and textual variants, and are supplemented with explanatory footnotes.A comprehensive general introduction describes the Australian colonial theatre industry – its stories, artists, stage traditions and innovations – and explains the appeal that theatre had as art and show business to men and women from different social groups living in both city and country. The collection also has a chronology of events relating to colonial theatre, over 50 illustrations and an appendix containing nearly sixty pages of music for the songs and tunes used in four of the productions which is edited by Angela Turner.ContentsHenry Melville, The Bushrangers; or, Norwood Vale (1834)‘A. B. C.’, Life in Sydney; or, The Ran Dan Club (1843)James R. McLaughlin, Arabin; or, The Adventures of a Settler (1849)Richard Henry Horne, The South-Sea Sisters: A Lyric Masque (1866)William Mower Akhurst, The House that Jack Built; or, Harlequin Progress, and the Love’s Laughs, Laments and Labors, of Jack Melbourne, and Little Victoria (1869) and Anonymous, The House that Jack Built; or, Harlequin Jack Sydney, Little Australia & the Gnome of the Golden Mine, and the Australian Fernery in the Goden Conservatory, the Home of Di
Summary Book Review Writing the Stage Coach Nation by Ruth Livesey:
Download or read book Writing the Stage Coach Nation written by Ruth Livesey and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why is it that so many of the best-loved novels of the Victorian era take place not in the steam-powered railway present in which they were published, but in the very recent past? Most works by Dickens, Brontë, Eliot, and Hardy set action neither in the present nor in a definitively historical epoch but rather in a 'just' past of collective memory, a vanishing but still tangible world moving by stage and mail coach. It is easy to overlook the fact that Jane Eyre, Bleak House, and Middlemarch, for example, are in this sense historical novels, recreating places and times that are just slipping from the horizon of here and now. Ruth Livesey brings to the surface the historical consciousness of such novels of the 'just' past and explores how they convey an idea of a national belonging that can be experienced through a sense of local place. The journey by public coach had long been an analogy for the form of the novel as it took shape in the eighteenth century; smooth engineered roads and the rapid circulation of print was one means by which Britain was reimagined as a modern, peaceable, and communicative nation in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars. But by the later 1840s the end of the stage coach was assured and that made it a highly charged figure of a lost national modernity. In its halts, relays, stops at inns, and crossing points, the stage and mail coach system offered a different experience of mobility and being-in-place—passages of flight and anchoring points—from the vectors of the railway that radiated out from industrial and urban centres. This book opens by examining the writing of the stage coach nation in Walter Scott's fiction and in the work of the radical journalists William Hazlitt and William Cobbett. Livesey suggests that in turning to the 'just' past of the stage coach imaginary, later novels by Dickens, Brontë, and Eliot reach out to the possibility of a nation knitted together by the affect of strongly felt local belonging. This vision is of a communicative nation at its liveliest when the smooth passage of characters and words are interrupted and overset, delivering readers and protagonists to local places, thick with the presence of history writ small.
Summary Book Review Stage-Play and Screen-Play by Michael Ingham:
Download or read book Stage-Play and Screen-Play written by Michael Ingham and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dialogue between film and theatre studies is frequently hampered by the lack of a shared vocabulary. Stage-Play and Screen-Play sets out to remedy this, mapping out an intermedial space in which both film and theatre might be examined. Each chapter’s evaluation of the processes and products of stage-to-screen and screen-to-stage transfer is grounded in relevant, applied contexts. Michael Ingham draws upon the growing field of adaptation studies to present case studies ranging from Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan and RSC Live’s simulcast of Richard II to F.W. Murnau’s silent Tartüff, Peter Bogdanovich’s film adaptation of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, and Akiro Kurosawa’s Ran, highlighting the multiple interfaces between media. Offering a fresh insight into the ways in which film and theatre communicate dramatic performances, this volume is a must-read for students and scholars of stage and screen.
Summary Book Review Victorian Writers and the Stage by R. Pearson:
Download or read book Victorian Writers and the Stage written by R. Pearson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-06-23 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the dramatic work of Dickens, Browning, Collins, and Tennyson, their interaction with the theatrical world, and their attempts to develop their reputations as playwrights. These major Victorian writers each authored several professional plays, but why has their achievement been overlooked?
Summary Book Review Screening the Stage by Steven Neale:
Download or read book Screening the Stage written by Steven Neale and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-06 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduced by a comprehensive account of the factors governing the adaptation of stage plays and musicals in Hollywood from the early 1910s to the mid-to-late 1950s, Screening the Stage consists of a series of chapter-length studies of feature-length films, the plays and musicals on which they were based, and their remakes where pertinent. Founded on an awareness of evolving technologies and industrial practices rather than the tenets of adaptation theory, particular attention is paid to the evolving practices of Hollywood as well as to the purport and structure of the plays and stage musicals on which the film versions were based. Each play or musical is contextualized and summarized in detail, and each film is analyzed so as to pinpoint the ways in which they articulate, modify, or rework the former. Examples range from dramas, comedies, melodramas, musicals, operettas, thrillers, westerns and war film, and include The Squaw Man, The Poor Little Rich Girl, The Merry Widow, 7th Heaven, The Cocoanuts, Waterloo Bridge, Stage Door, I Remember Mama, The Pirate, Dial M for Murder and Attack.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations by Dominic McHugh:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations written by Dominic McHugh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-14 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.
Summary Book Review Stage and Screen by Bert Cardullo:
Download or read book Stage and Screen written by Bert Cardullo and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-11-17 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classic and new essays examining the historical, cultural, and aesthetic relationships between theater and film.
Summary Book Review Worldly Stage by Sophie Volpp:
Download or read book Worldly Stage written by Sophie Volpp and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-03-23 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In seventeenth-century China, as formerly disparate social spheres grew closer, the theater began to occupy an important ideological niche among traditional cultural elites, and notions of performance and spectatorship came to animate diverse aspects of literati cultural production. In this study of late-imperial Chinese theater, Sophie Volpp offers fresh readings of major texts such as Tang Xianzu’s Peony Pavilion (Mudan ting) and Kong Shangren’s Peach Blossom Fan (Taohua shan), and unveils lesser-known materials such as Wang Jide’s play The Male Queen (Nan wanghou). In doing so, Volpp sheds new light on the capacity of seventeenth-century drama to comment on the cultural politics of the age.Worldly Stage arrives at a conception of theatricality particular to the classical Chinese theater and informed by historical stage practices. The transience of worldly phenomena and the vanity of reputation had long informed the Chinese conception of theatricality. But in the seventeenth century, these notions acquired a new verbalization, as theatrical models of spectatorship were now applied to the contemporary urban social spectacle in which the theater itself was deeply implicated."
Summary Book Review Stages of Life by Kathryn Hansen:
Download or read book Stages of Life written by Kathryn Hansen and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The vanished world of India’s late-colonial theatre provides the backdrop for the autobiographies in this book. The life-stories of a quartet of early Indian actors and poet-playwrights are here translated into English for the first time. These men were schooled not in the classroom but in large theatrical companies run by Parsi entrepreneurs. Their memoirs, replete with anecdote and humor, are as significant to the understanding of the nationalist era as the lives of political leaders or social reformers.
Summary Book Review Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage by Benjamin Poore:
Download or read book Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage written by Benjamin Poore and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-08-24 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the development of Sherlock Holmes adaptations in British theatre since the turn of the millennium. Sherlock Holmes has become a cultural phenomenon all over again in the twenty-first century, as a result of the television series Sherlock and Elementary, and films like Mr Holmes and the Guy Ritchie franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. In the light of these new interpretations, British theatre has produced timely and topical responses to developments in the screen Sherlocks’ stories. Moreover, stage Sherlocks of the last three decades have often anticipated the knowing, metafictional tropes employed by screen adaptations. This study traces the recent history of Sherlock Holmes in the theatre, about which very little has been written for an academic readership. It argues that the world of Sherlock Holmes is conveyed in theatre by a variety of games that activate new modes of audience engagement.
Author :Simon Williams Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2004-11-11 ISBN 10 :0521611938 Pages :264 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (161 users download)
Summary Book Review Shakespeare on the German Stage: Volume 1, 1586-1914 by Simon Williams:
Download or read book Shakespeare on the German Stage: Volume 1, 1586-1914 written by Simon Williams and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-11-11 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Professor Williams focuses on the classical period of German literature and theatre, when Shakespeare's plays were first staged in Germany in a relatively complete form, and when they had a potent influence on the writings of German drama and dramatic criticism.
Summary Book Review Women on Southern Stages, 1800-1865 by Robin O. Warren:
Download or read book Women on Southern Stages, 1800-1865 written by Robin O. Warren and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-10-21 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women played an integral role in the theater of the Antebellum and Civil War South. Yet their contributions have largely been overlooked by history. Southern actresses were important public figures who helped mold gender identity through their theatrical performances. Although cast in parts written by men, they subverted the norms of femininity in their public personas and in their personal lives. Educated and often wealthy but never accepted by the landed elite, women distinguished themselves by carving out an in-between class status, and many proved to be sophisticated entrepreneurs. Southern actresses also helped shape racial perceptions and regional politics as the South entered the Civil War.
Summary Book Review The Plays of Yasmina Reza on the English and American Stage by Amanda Giguere:
Download or read book The Plays of Yasmina Reza on the English and American Stage written by Amanda Giguere and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The seven plays to date of Yasmina Reza, one of France’s most prominent female playwrights, are popular both in France and abroad. Despite her commercial success, her plays have often been ignored in academic circles, and few scholars have attempted to explore the mechanics of her playwriting. This text seeks to unpack the essentials of Reza’s style and to explore each play as a component of Reza’s theatrical oeuvre. The result is a fuller understanding of her theatrical poetics and her development as an artist.