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Holland, Rikki

Works: 7 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 644 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Drama  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Producer, Lyricist, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 792
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rikki Holland
The Restoration theater : from tennis court to playhouse( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the English Civil War, London's theaters were closed by Parliament, and many were destroyed by Cromwell. During the Restoration, new playhouses, built to stage the probing social comedies of the era, were shaped by changes in English drama, politics, and society. Dr. Thomas explains how the Parisian tennis court theaters, attended by the court in exile of Charles II, influenced the new London theaters, particularly Christopher Wren's Theatre Royal. Other Restoration design solutions, some baroque and some neoclassical, were responses to changes in British drama and society. Advanced computer graphics illustrate important theater features throughout the documentary. The program shows how Wren's work influenced Georgian playhouses and is once again inspiring modern theater design
The Design of modern theatre : Adolphe Appia's innovations( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores Appia's innovations: replacing the flat painted scenery and declamatory style of the 19th century with plastic environments for three-dimensional actors and axtresses, using mobile lighting and counterpointing visuals with music. His designs for Ibsen and Shaw productions link 20th-century theatre to the freedoms of ancient Greek drama and mark Appia as the father of modern theatrical design
Orpheus and Eurydice : The Appia Staging by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Greek myth, Orpheus suffered the consequences of looking back to see if his beloved was following; Appia had no such temptation-he deliberately turned his back on the stiff, boring, dated way in which Gluck's opera was being staged. Here is Richard Beacham's imaginative re-creation of the Orpheus as staged by Appia and Jacques Dalcroze in 1912-a fusion of acting, music, and sets that ushered in a new form of theatrical art. With the University of Warwick Chamber Orchestra and Chorus
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Stephen Scotchmer( )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Restoration stage by David Thomas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines changes which occurred in theatre culture during the Restoration period when different and new playhouse designs were being implemented. Illustrates with computer graphics some of the most important playhouse designers' works
Revolution and rebirth : modern theatrical reform and its debt to antiquity by Richard C Beacham( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development of modern theatre through an examination of a reconstruction of Gluck's opera, Orpheus and Eurydice. It examines the developments in stagecraft and the ideas of Wagner and Adolphe Appia, who formulated theories on production which are still adhered to
Alice's adventures in wonderland by Rikki Holland( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.27 for The Restor ... to 0.72 for Revolution ...)

English (31)