Dramaturgy in American Theatre: A Source Book / Edition 1

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This comprehensive work is truly the first textbook in the field of dramaturgy. Most of the material-much of it by leaders in all areas of the theater-was commissioned for this collection, rather than being reprinted. Its currency and importance cannot be overestimated. A review of the history of dramaturgy as a profession, together with its European antecedents, gives students a sense of historical context. Selections from respected and recognized names in theater provoke student interest and communicate the benefits of those experts' experiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155025868
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/2/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,359,345
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication. Introduction. Acknowledgements. Part I: Precedents and New Beginnings. Preview. Anne Cattaneo, Dramaturgy: An Overview. Joel Schechter, In the Beginning There Was Lessing...Then Brecht, Muller, and Other Dramaturgs. Martin Esslin, Towards an American Dramaturg: Adapting the Function of Dramaturgy to US Conditions. Jonathan Marks, On Robert Brustein and Dramaturgy. Robert Brustein, from The Future of an un-American Activity. Jonathan Kalb, Notes for a Definition. Part II: Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility. Preview. Oscar G. Brockett, Dramaturgy in Education: Introduction. Mark Bly, Bristling with Multiple Possibilities. Art Borreca, Dramaturging New Play Dramaturgy: The Yale and Iowa Models. Jane Ann Crum, Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility. Arthur Ballet, Why in the Hell Are We So Serious? Heidi Gilpin, Shaping Critical Spaces: Issues in the Dramaturgy of Movement Performance. Mark Lord, The Dramaturgy Reader. Richard Pettengill, Dramaturgy Education. Michael Lupu, There Is Clamor in the Air. Leon Katz, The Complete Dramaturg. Part III: Models of Collaboration. Preview. Geoff Proehl, The Images Before Us: Metaphors for the Role of the Dramaturgy in American Theater. Tori Haring-Smith, The Dramaturgy as Androgyne: Thoughts on the Nature of Dramaturgical Collaboration. Allen Kuharski, Joseph Chaikin and the Presence of the Dramaturg. Mira Rafalowicz, Mira Rafalowicz: Dramaturg in Collaboration with Joseph Chaikin. Royston Coppenger and Travis Preston, The Way We Work Together. Gregory Gunter, Exploration Through Imagery: Gregory Gunter Talks About Working with Anne Bogart. "How to Talk to a Playwright": Panel Discussion with Steve Carter, Constance Congdon, John Glore, Philip Kan Gotanda, Eric Overmyer, and Sandy Shinner Allen Kennedy. Professional Theater and Education:Contexts for Dramaturgy . Richard Pettengill, Education and Community Programs at the Goodman Theater, 1996. Lee Devin, Conceiving the Forms: Play Analysis for Production Dramaturgy. John H. Lutterbie, Theory and the Practice of Dramaturgy. Part IV: New Contexts. Preview. Susan Jonas, The Dramaturg-Director: Aiming the Canon at Now. Carl Weber, Foreign Drama in Translation - Some Reflections on Otherness, Xenophobia, the Translator'''s Task.

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    A definitive guide for Dramaturges

    This is one of the best books for anyone who wants to pursue a life in dramaturgy. It examines the ins and outs of the art through essays by some of the best in the field. It should be on any budding dramaturg's 'to read' list.

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