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Marranca, Bonnie

Works: 68 works in 233 publications in 1 language and 7,209 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  History  Biographies  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Interviewer
Classifications: PS351, 812.5408
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bonnie Marranca
Most widely held works by Bonnie Marranca
American dreams : the imagination of Sam Shepard( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The standard critical work on the author features two dozen essays and miscellaneous pieces by leading theatre critics, directors, and actors on the plays and productions of Shepard, from the beginning of his career. A special section by the author on his own work is also included. --
Theatre of the ridiculous by Bonnie Marranca( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American playwrights, a critical survey by Bonnie Marranca( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a planned two-volume introduction to contemporary American dramatists, this selection of 18 represents the off-Broadway movement of the last two decades. Each general introduction to an author's work includes full specifics on theatrical techniques, analysis of individual plays and a final assessment of the author's creative development and place in American drama. Also traces the history of the New York experimental theater companies where several of these playwrights' careers developed: Langford Wilson in the Circle Repertory Company; Paul Foster in La Mama Experimental Theater; and Jean-Claude Van Itallie and Megan Terry in the Open Theater
The Theatre of images by Richard Foreman( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three plays collected in The Theatre of Images challenge the conventional understanding of performance. In Pandering to the Masses: A Misrepresentation, Richard Foreman, a philosopher as well as a playwright, creates a reality on stage that reflects his own reality - focusing on familiar, everyday events with the addition of recorded voice and projected image. A Letter for Queen Victoria, by Robert Wilson, is an opera without singers. Verbal declamations take the place of arias, creating a spectacle without narrative structure through tableaux and gesture. Represented in comic-book form, The Red Horse Animation demonstrates the play's reliance on cinematic techniques in its composition. It is what author Lee Breuer calls "caption literature," a radical alternative drama documenting the conception of dramatic work. With introductory essays by Bonnie Marranca, this reissue of The Theatre of Images brings back to print one of the most influential books on the American avant-garde in the last two decades
Theatrewritings by Bonnie Marranca( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a critic, Bonnie Marranca is vitally concerned with new theater -- of image and illusion. It is a theater in which a critic is often pressed to describe the seemingly indescribable, and to find thematic unity in work that is by definition disjointed and nonlinear. In a critical field that is itself burdened with special interests, she is a free spirit, eager to open her mind -- and her eyes -- to experience, and to be able to transmit her enthusiasm. In this book, she is at her most perceptive in discussing the work of Lee Breuer, going through the intricacies of the rare art form of this theatrical conceptualist and director. She is informative about a surprising diversity of writers, finding value in both Peter Handke and Lillian Hellman. ISBN 0-933826-68-0 (pbk.) : $8.95
Interculturalism and performance : writings from PAJ( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays for the end of the century( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecologies of theater : essays at the Century Turning by Bonnie Marranca( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do geography and climate influence a work? How is narrative embedded in landscape? What is the ecology of an image? In Ecologies of Theater, Bonnie Marranca elaborates a new perspective on performance that links ecology and aesthetics. She writes of dramaturgy as an ecology in the work of Robert Wilson, and the mus/ecology of John Cage; the autobiology of Rachel Rosenthal and spiritual style of Maria Irene Fornes and Meredith Monk; and the landscape histories of Heiner Muller and Isak Dinesen. In more than two dozen essays, Marranca considers theater history and the modernist heritage in the context of landscape, culture, and art
Conversations on art and performance by Bonnie Marranca( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animations : a trilogy for Mabou Mines by Lee Breuer( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last operas and plays by Gertrude Stein( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the more than seventy-five plays Gertrude Stein wrote between 1913 and 1946, she envisioned a new dramaturgy, beginning with her pictorial conception of a play as a landscape. This book makes available many of Stein's most important and most- produced works
Performance histories by Bonnie Marranca( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays and interviews by the editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art covers a wide range of current topics, such as avant-garde legacies, performance and ethics, art as spiritual practice, and the theater of food. The volume features individual commentaries on the plays of Wallace Shawn, The Wooster Group oeuvre, Robert Wilson and Gertrude Stein, and international theater, with extended reflections on performance in downtown New York City
American garden writing : gleanings from garden lives then and now( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Slice of life : contemporary writers on food( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Slice of Life is a collection of contemporary food writing that readers can really sink their teeth into. Represented here are some of the world's best known writers, many well known for their alimentary musings, others better known for their writings in other genres; all speak eloquently on the nature of food, language, and the adaptability of social customs. Bonnie Marranca has cooked up a tempting meal of writings that reflects on how the consumption of food--or the lack of it--takes on larger social significance. Garnishing the feast are Marranca's tantalizing introduction and Betty Fussell's meditation on the essential connection between food, existence, and the putting of pen to paper
New Europe : plays from the continent( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Europe: Plays from the Continent is a collection of seven plays that explore issues of terrorism, immigration, youth, globalization, families, and post-communist culture in the years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and expansion of the European Union. It includes: Igor Bauersima, (Switzerland); Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, The Death of the Squirrel-Man (Poland); Goran Stefanovski, Hotel Europa (Macedonia); Petr Zelenka, Tales of Ordinary Madness (Czech Republic); Roland Schimmelpfennig, Push Up 1-3 (Germany): Juan Mayorga, Hamlyn (Spain); Jon Fosse, Sa ka la (Norway)."--Publisher's description
Hudson Valley lives( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun on the tongue by Etel Adnan( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sun on the tongue unfolds in an expanding universe of philosophical reflections on love, art, war, nature, and human existence. Etel Adnan, the internationally renowned writer and visual artist, crosses genres and continents and centuries in the volume's literary texts, poems, plays, and interview. A selection of her paintings drawings is also included"--Back cover
A Hudson Valley reader( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American garden writing : an anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The b beaver animation by Lee Breuer( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American dreams : the imagination of Sam Shepard
Theatre of the ridiculousThe Theatre of imagesTheatrewritingsInterculturalism and performance : writings from PAJPlays for the end of the centuryEcologies of theater : essays at the Century TurningConversations on art and performanceLast operas and plays
Alternative Names
Bonnie Marranca Amerikaans journaliste

Bonnie Marranca art critic

Bonnie Marranca giornalista statunitense

Bonnie Marranca jornalista norte-americana

Bonnie Marranca journaliste américaine

Bonnie Marranca periodista estatunidenca

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Marranca, Bonnie

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