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Postlewait, Thomas

Overview
Works: 33 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 4,587 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reference works  Dictionaries  Biography  Encyclopedias  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Directories  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR468.S34, 792
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Postlewait
Victorian science and Victorian values : literary perspectives( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 698 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 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatricality by Tracy C Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 397 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 341 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 by Charlotte Canning( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 320 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 are unified by their investigations into how best to understand and then represent the past. These scholars of theatre history and performance studies offer insights into the abiding issues that all historians face in the task of representing human events and actions
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 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw and William Archer by Thomas Postlewait( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw and William Archer by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 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 design of the past: uses of memory in the drama of Henrik Ibsen, Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter by Thomas Postlewait( )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian science and Victorian values : literary perspectives( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International encyclopedia of education by Torsten Husén( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Abi-Bur v.2. Cam-Cro- v.3. Cub-Edu. v.4. Edu-Gen. v.5. Gen-Ite. v.6. Jam M au. v.7. Mau-Par. v.8. Par-Rec. v.9. Reg. Soc. v.10. Soc-Tea. v.11. Tec-Zim. v. 12. Indexes
Selected correspondence of Bernard Shaw by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 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
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

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
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
Strange duets : impresarios and actresses in the American theatre, 1865-1914 by Kim Marra( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autocratic male impresarios increasingly dominated the American stage between 1865 and 1914. Many rose from poor immigrant roots and built their own careers by making huge stars out of "undiscovered," Anglo-identified actresses. Reflecting the antics of self-made industrial empire-builders and independent, challenging New Women, these theatrical potentates and their protégées gained a level of wealth and celebrity comparable to that of Hollywood stars today. In her engaging and provocative Strange Duets, Kim Marra spotlights three passionate impresario-actress relationships of exceptional dura
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 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
 
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Alternative Names
Postlewait, Thomas Elwood

Languages
English (102)

Polish (1)

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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, 1889-1919