Download e-book for kindle: A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre by Anne Bogart

By Anne Bogart

ISBN-10: 0203165543

ISBN-13: 9780203165546

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ISBN-13: 9780203260074

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A thought-provoking exam of the demanding situations of creating theatre.

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An exam of the demanding situations inherent in making theatre. concentrating on the braveness required to create "art with nice presence", every one bankruptcy tackles one of many seven significant components pointed out with Read more...

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Instead of keeping a safe distance from MEMORY ••• 27 the smelly swamp of worldly values, they should dive right in and stir things up… Modern Apollos want to make it in the marketplace; an artist’s integrity stands to be strengthened, not compromised, by reckoning with the social reality. At the risk of vast over-generalization, Americans profess a lack of history. We are, as Gore Vidal designates us, the United States of Amnesia. And yet, we share an extraordinary history: rich, complex and productive.

After a great deal of frustration and fatigue, and much to her relief, at last she touched upon her Jewish roots and from that source she unearthed familiar codes of sound and movement deeply rooted in the Jewish culture. Her body remembered. Wendy’s story worried me because I am not Jewish. Confronted with the same sleepless nights and physical exhaustion, how would I have moved? What are my codes? What would my body remember? I was also intrigued. What is culture? Where does theatre in the United States come from?

Vaudeville was a loud and lively environment where cultures got to know one another through entertaining sketches and dramas. This highly popular phenomenon MEMORY ••• 33 prevailed between 1865 and 1930. The genesis of film was partially responsible for its demise. Despite the American Revolution and subsequent political independence, Americans felt culturally dependent on England and Western Europe for most of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Before the twentieth century, there were very few American playwrights of consequence.

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