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Postlewait, Thomas

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Works: 25 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 4,224 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography  Directories  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN2115,
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Most widely held works by Thomas Postlewait
Victorian science and Victorian values : literary perspectives( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the theatrical past : essays in the historiography of performance by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatricality by Tracy C Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 393 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."--Jacket
The Cambridge introduction to theatre historiography by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For students and teachers of theatre history alike, this introduction provides a detailed analysis of the methods and challenges of historical research in the performing arts
Representing the past : essays in performance historiography( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 305 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
Prophet of the New Drama : William Archer and the Ibsen campaign by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 285 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 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

"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
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

Victorian science and Victorian values : literary perspectives( )

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

Elizabethan acting companies, 1588-1594 : received narratives and historiographic problems by Terence Schoone-Jongen( )

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

Over the last century, the major studies of Elizabethan acting companies have all tended to operate under a variety of problematic assumptions. These assumptions are particularly evident in E. K. Chambers and W. W. Greg's "amalgamation" hypothesis (which states that from 1590 to 1594 the Lord Strange's and Admiral's Men were joined as one company) and the various accounts of Pembroke's Men. In this work, I have sought to mobilize all available evidence in an attempt to reconsider the received narratives about these companies, as well as the assumptions present in those received narratives. In the case of the "amalgamation," a close study of the evidence reveals that there is little or no support for such a hypothesis, save that the hypothesis, if true, would support a number of traditional assumptions about provincial touring and acting company size. In fact, the surviving evidence actually appears to directly contradict the possibility of an "amalgamated" company. To date, the most thorough critique of the "amalgamation" hypothesis is Andrew Gurr's "The Chimera of Amalgamation," but here too several questionable assumptions are at work. I have identified some of these assumptions; I have also brought to bear other evidence and several considerations which Gurr's argument does not deal with. The histories that have been written about Pembroke's Men present a slightly different problem. Here, there is concrete evidence that such a company existed, but that evidence has been interpreted in many different ways. I have examined the various histories of Pembroke's Men and pointed out the many assumptions that operate in each of these accounts. In identifying these assumptions, it becomes clear that, while scholars have become more and more sophisticated in their use of evidence, they have not become any more careful about their employment of assumptions. As a final component of this study, I have, based on the available evidence, compiled detailed itineraries for the acting companies active between 1584 and 1599
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
An introductory survey of the plays, novels, and stories of Tawfiq al-Hakim, as translated into English by Christina M Sidebottom( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis will provide an introductory survey of the plays, novels, short stories and other writing of Tawfiq al-Hakim, which have been translated into English. This work will be useful to English-speaking readers who are interested in learning more about Tawfiq al-Hakim and his literary works. The study will include a brief biography of al-Hakim together with an overview of the political regimes, geographical conditions, and the socioeconomic environment that had an impact on the various phases of al-Hakim's life. An analysis of examples of significant publications spanning al-Hakim's writing career will be undertaken. The main focus of this thesis will be an discussion of the play Fate of a Cockroach, in particular Act One which could be read as a political allegory for the life and times of Gamal Abdul Nasir, the military conflicts during his political regime, and the rise and fall of the United Arab Republic (1958-1961). The discussion will include a synopsis of the play, a description of the characters, and a literary analysis of the play, explaining the political allegory
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

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

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

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stimulating 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, Joe 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. Essays by Vera Ptackova, Dennis Christilles, Delbert Unruh, and, Marie Zdenkova their full texts restored and reedited for this volume since their initial publication in exhibit catalogs, provide historical and linguistic insights into contemporary Czech scenography as well as comparisons to the major art movements affecting the designers. Brandesky's informative introductory essay contextualizes the shifting tenets of Czech theatre design. Also included are biographies of the designers, a bibliography, and thirty black-and-white photographs. The accompanying CD provides access to the vibrant and sophisticated images of the Czech theatrical world: 138 richly colorful paintings and drawings of costumes, models, and set designs and in situ photos of exhibited designs plus 27 color and black-and-white photos of the designers. The CD also includes the full text of the book with links to all the art and to the designers' biographies. Book and CD together showcase the Czech Republic as a center of international stage design"--Publisher description
 
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The Cambridge introduction to theatre historiographyRepresenting the past : essays in performance historiographyProphet of the New Drama : William Archer and the Ibsen campaignWilliam Archer on Ibsen : the major essays, 1889-1919William Archer on Ibsen : the major essays, 1889-1909