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Senelick, Laurence

Overview
Works: 96 works in 351 publications in 2 languages and 14,199 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Sources  Film adaptations  Biography  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 891.723
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Most widely held works about Laurence Senelick
 
Most widely held works by Laurence Senelick
The complete plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new translation presents the only truly complete edition of the plays of one of the greatest dramatists in history. This volume contains works that have never previously been translated, including the newly discovered farce The Power of Hypnotism and the first version of Ivanov, as well as Chekhov's early humorous dialogues. It also contains a description of lost plays and those Chekhov intended to write but never did."--Jacket
The American stage : writing on theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story, told firsthand through electric, deeply engaged writing, of America's living theater, high and low, mainstream and experimental. Drawing on history, criticism, memoir, fiction, poetry, and parody, editor Laurence Senelick presents writers with the special knack "to distill both the immediate experience and the recollected impression, to draw the reader into the charmed circle and conjure up what has already vanished." Through the words of playwrights and critics, actors and directors, and others behind the footlights, the entertainments and high artistic strivings of successive eras come vividly, sometimes tumultuously, to life. Observers from Washington Irving and Fanny Trollope to Walt Whitman and Mark Twain evoke the world of the 19th-century playhouse in all its raucous vitality. Henry James confesses his early enthusiasm for playgoing; Willa Cather reviews provincial productions of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Antony and Cleopatra. The increasing diversity and ambition of the American theater is reflected in Hutchins Hapgood's account of New York's Yiddish theaters at the turn of the century, Carl Van Vechten's review of the Sicilian actress Mimi Aguglia, Alain Locke's comments on the emerging African-American theater in the 1920s, and Ezra Pound's response to James Joyce's play Exiles and theatrical modernism. Enthusiasts for the New Stagecraft, such as Lee Simonson and Djuna Barnes, are matched by champions of pop culture such as Gilbert Seldes and Fred Allen. S. J. Perelman lampoons Clifford Odets; Edmund Wilson acclaims Minsky's Burlesque; Harold Clurman explains Stanislavski's Method; Gore Vidal dissects the compromises of commercial playwriting. A host of playwrights-among them Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, David Mamet, and Tony Kushner-are joined by such renowned critics as Stark Young, George Jean Nathan, Brooks Atkinson, and Eric Bentley. -- Publisher's description
Cabaret performance by Laurence Senelick( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chekhov theatre : a century of the plays in performance by Laurence Senelick( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many now consider Chekhov a playwright equal to Shakespeare. Senelick studies how his reputation evolved, and how the presentation of his plays varied and altered from their initial productions in Russia to recent postmodern deconstructions
The changing room : sex, drag, and theatre by Laurence Senelick( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether it's Ziggy Stardust or a troupe of Kabuki actors, the evocative transvestite performer offers a subliminal homoerotic fantasy and provides the lasting image of the show long after its closing night. Theater historian and critic Senelick synthesizes an array of material from archival research and a lifetime of theater-going to provide a cross-cultural record of cross-dressing on the stage. Pantomimists, dame comedians, principal boys, glamour drag artistes, androgyne rock stars, and male impersonators are traced from their roots in tribal ritual and Christian pageantry to today's forms, capturing the allure and excitement of gender-bending performance: its rebellion, its public spectacle, its amusements, its tragedies, its escapism. Senelick elucidates the dynamic between the theater as both mainstream forum and anti-establishment haven for misfits, ravers, radical activists, and outcasts. With 100 photographs, this book offers a voyeuristic vision of a lifestyle watched by many, but lived by few.--From publisher description
Gender in performance : the presentation of difference in the performing arts by Gender in performance( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian dramatic theory from Pushkin to the Symbolists : an anthology( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although younger than most European theatrical traditions, the Russian professional theater has generated an exciting body of criticism and theory which until recently has remained unknown or nearly inaccessible in the West. This anthology presents a selection of important Russian writing on the aesthetics of drama and the theater from 1828 to 1914. The focus of these essays, most published here for the first time in English, is on the so-called Crisis in the Theater of 1904 to 1914, a lively debate between the symbolists and the naturalists that evoked brilliant polemic writing from Meyerhold, Bely, Bryusov, and others. Along with Chekhov's amusing critique of Sarah Bernhardt ("monstrously facile!") and Ivanov's abstruse analysis of the essence of tragedy, the essays form a running commentary on the development of the Russian theater: Pushkin on his predecessors, Gogol on his own work, Belinsky on Gogol, Sleptsov on Ostrovsky and Leskov, Bely on Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard ("enervated people, trying to forget the terror of life"), the symbolists on one another. Each selection is printed in its entirety, with extensive notes, and a lengthy introduction places all the pieces within their historical and cultural contexts to comprise a brief history of Russian dramatic theory before the revolution. This volume is essential reading for all who wish to extend their knowledge of the Russian contribution to theatrical history, theory, and criticism
The Russian theatre after Stalin by A. M Smeli︠a︡nskiĭ( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian satiric comedy : six plays( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National theatre in northern and eastern Europe, 1746-1900( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Chekhov by Laurence Senelick( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Craig's Moscow Hamlet : a reconstruction by Laurence Senelick( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age and stage of George L. Fox, 1825-1877 by Laurence Senelick( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovesick : modernist plays of same-sex love, 1894-1925 by Laurence Senelick( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume makes available an international collection of plays, from Britain, the US, Germany, France and Russia, providing an essential and fascinating resource for anyone interested in the theatre culture of this period. Lovesick brings together six plays, each with individual introductions, including an author biography and a production history. The editor provides a contextual introduction to the volume offering valuable information about the ancestry of gay theatre and queer performance. The anthology reveals how 'sexual deviance' made its way into the drama of this tim
Anton Chekhov's selected plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cage aux folles by Édouard Molinaro( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renato and Albin, a middle-aged couple and the managers and star performers at a glitzy drag club in St. Tropez, agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the parents of Renato's son's fiancée come for a visit. But with its hilarious performances and ahead-of-its-time social message, there's nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie
British music-hall, 1840-1923 : a bibliography and guide to sources, with a supplement on European music-hall by Laurence Senelick( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wandering stars : Russian emigré theatre, 1905-1940( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of Russian theater by Laurence Senelick( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference work provides information on Russian popular plays and Russian playwrights and offers details about many people, works, and phenomena omitted from standard encyclopedias. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, an appendix, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, stage designers, actors, plays, playwrights, concepts, theater buildings, and troupes, this book provides an account of Russian theater
The Soviet theater : a documentary history by Laurence Senelick( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky offer a panoramic history of Soviet theatre from the Bolshevik Revolution to the eventual collapse of the USSR. Making use of more than eighty years' worth of archival documentation, the authors celebrate in words and pictures a vital, living art form that remained innovative and exciting, growing, adapting, and flourishing despite harsh, often illogical pressures inflicted upon its creators by a totalitarian government
 
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Alternative Names
Senelick, Laurence P.

لورينس سينيليك، 1942-

Languages
English (188)

French (2)

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The American stage : writing on theater from Washington Irving to Tony KushnerCabaret performanceThe Chekhov theatre : a century of the plays in performanceThe changing room : sex, drag, and theatreGender in performance : the presentation of difference in the performing artsThe Russian theatre after StalinRussian satiric comedy : six playsNational theatre in northern and eastern Europe, 1746-1900