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Postlewait, Thomas

Overview
Works: 28 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 4,207 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography  Directories  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2115, 792.09
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Postlewait
Representing the past essays in performance historiography by Charlotte Canning( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do historians represent the past? How do theatre historians represent performance events? The fifteen challenging essays in Representing the Past: Essays in Performance Historiography focus on the fundamental epistemological conditions and procedures that serve as the foundational ideas that guide all historians in their endeavors. Unified by their investigations into how best to understand and then represent the past, this diverse group of scholars in the field of theatre history and performance studies offers insights into the abiding issues that all historians face in the task of repres
Interpreting the theatrical past : essays in the historiography of performance by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian science and Victorian values : literary perspectives( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatricality by Tracy C Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays explores the changing connotations of "theatricality" for theatrical performance and everyday life. Six case studies, each written by a specialist in the field, use historically specific circumstances to illustrate how explanations of theatricality relate to political and cultural issues ranging from contemorary gender theory to Confucian philosophy, anti-theatrical prejudices, aesthetics of realism and politicized spectacle. This book establishes the terms of debates for theatricality's place within performance theory."--BOOK JACKET
The Cambridge introduction to theatre historiography by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Archer on Ibsen : the major essays, 1889-1919 by William Archer( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophet of the New Drama : William Archer and the Ibsen campaign by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stagestruck filmmaker : D.W. Griffith & the American theatre by David Mayer( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor, a vaudevillian, and a dramatist before he became a filmmaker, D.W. Griffith used the resources of theatre to great purpose and to great ends. In pioneering the quintessentially modern medium of film from the 1890s to the 1930s, he drew from older, more broadly appealing stage forms of melodrama, comedy, vaudeville, and variety. In Stagestruck Filmmaker, David Mayer brings Griffith's process vividly to life, offering detailed and valuable insights into the racial, ethnic, class, and gender issues of these transitional decades
Theatre & identity in imperial Russia by Catherine Schuler( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What role did the theatre-both institutionally and literally-play in Russia's modernization? How did the comparatively harmonious relationship that developed among the state, the nobility, and the theatre in the eighteenth century transform into ideological warfare between the state and the intelligentsia in the nineteenth? How were the identities of the Russian people and the Russian soul configured and altered by actors in St. Petersburg and Moscow? Using the dramatic events of nineteenth-century Russian history as a backdrop, Catherine Schuler answers these questions by revealing the intric
Directory of doctoral programs in theatre studies in the U.S.A. and Canada, 1992( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International encyclopedia of education by Torsten Husén( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Archer on Ibsen : the major essays, 1889-1909( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is what it is to be human" : the drama and history of Charles L. Mee Jr. by Jennifer Elissa Schlueter( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his career, Charles L. Mee, Jr. (1938- ) has moved between the fields of history and theatre. Between 1960 and 1965, Mee participated in the Off Off Broadway movement as a playwright and a journalist. From 1966 to 1999, Mee wrote nineteen books: two memoirs, three children's books, and fourteen histories. In 1986, Mee returned to playwriting, with his Obie-award-winning Vienna: Lusthaus. The plays Mee created after 1986 are heavily influenced by his career as a historian. His plays have taken historical events as their topic. In addition, Mee creates his scripts as collages, sampling from a variety of literary and popular texts. Further, several of Mee's plays are rewrites of other texts, including Caucasian Chalk Circle, Orestes, and The Trojan Women. Mee claims "there is no such thing as an original play," and thus views all texts as part of a collective culture from which he may sample. Via his website, he then returns his work, copyright-free, to the culture for further use. Mee's battle with polio (which he contracted in 1953) has also shaped his aesthetic view. Describing himself in his memoirs as "nearly normal," Mee finds the shattering destructiveness of his disease to have been creative. Drawn to making theatre that reflects his experience of fragmentation, Mee takes the works of Dadaist Max Ernst and Pop Artist Robert Rauschenberg as further inspiration. Mee's battle with polio (which he contracted in 1953) has also shaped his aesthetic view. Describing himself in his memoirs as "nearly normal," Mee finds the shattering destructiveness of his disease to have been creative. Drawn to making theatre that reflects his experience of fragmentation, Mee takes the works of Dadaist Max Ernst and Pop Artist Robert Rauschenberg as further inspiration
Staging Richard II and British politics in the late twentieth century by Kimberly Dachel( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: William Shakespeare's Richard II has long been associated with politics. A production was commissioned during the Essex rebellion in the early seventeenth century. Since then, it has been seen (with or without explicit intention by artists involved in production) as a way in which to comment on contemporary political leaders or issues. This thesis analyzes three productions of Richard II in the late twentieth century that were produced at times in Great Britain that saw transfers of power within the government. The productions that I have chosen are: John Barton's 1973/1974 production, Terry Hands' 1980 production, and Deborah Warner's 1995 production. Originally, I sought to find parallels between the contemporary political events and the productions. However, what I have learned is that the relationship between theatre and politics is far more complex. This thesis explores the productions and the complexities that arose when I juxtaposed studies of the performances and political contexts in which they were produced. In each production I examined the portrayals of the two lead characters (Richard II and Bolingbroke), the deposition scene, design elements, directorial framing devices, reception, and the concurrent political events. In order to study the productions, I used annotated scripts, production photographs, reviews, and scholarly essays. For the Warner production, I was fortunate to watch a videotape of the production. In order to study the political events, I used political biographies, autobiographies, political historical texts, and scholarly essays
Victorian science and Victorian values : literary perspectives( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design of the past: uses of memory in the drama of Henrik Ibsen, Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directory of doctoral programs in theatre studies, performance studies, and dance, U.S.A. and Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Czech theatre design in the twentieth century metaphor & irony revisited by Joseph Brandesky( )

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

This compilation of essays and images reveals an essential and valuable component of Czech contributions to the world of modern theatre heretofore largely unseen outside the country itself. Featuring the craft of twenty-seven of the best stage and costume designers of the twentieth century,Brandesky supplies ample evidence of their consistently high quality and dynamic creativity,survival skills for a people whose national identity had been dismantled during many years of occupation and repression
Performing an 'absent' China : cultural propaganda in anti-communist Taiwan in the 1950's and 1960's by Ching-Yi Huang( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taiwan was liberated from its fifty year Japanese colonization in 1945. In 1949, an estimated 1.5 million Chinese migrants retreated to Taiwan along with Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government, due to the defeat to the Chinese Communists. During the subsequent two decades, the Nationalist government utilized cultural propaganda to assist the political anti-Communist campaigns to retake Mainland China. Thus, scholars in Taiwan and abroad have long regarded these anti-Communist pieces as nothing more than political manipulation. This dissertation offers a social and cultural study of anti-Communist propaganda during the 1950's and 1960's. In this dissertation, I examine visual and verbal representations of propaganda--plays, films, comic strips, documentaries, and textbook illustrations. These representations were intended to generate hatred toward Communist enemies, and alleviate the nostalgia of Chinese migrants. I propose that anti-Communist propaganda helped the Nationalist government to craft a China in concepts of `nation, leader, gender, class and ethnicity.' It was an 'absent' China that had never existed in Taiwan
Here comes everybody : scholarship and black theatre history by James V Hatch( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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TheatricalityThe Cambridge introduction to theatre historiographyWilliam Archer on Ibsen : the major essays, 1889-1919Prophet of the New Drama : William Archer and the Ibsen campaignWilliam Archer on Ibsen : the major essays, 1889-1909