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Sandman Mystery Theatre Book Two

Sandman Mystery Theatre Book Two

NONE CAN ESCAPE THE SANDMANÕS DARK DREAMS The year is 1938, and the world is holding its breathÑmesmerized by the onrushing storm that will soon engulf it in fire and steel. In New York City, one manÕs sleep is filled with tormenting visions of the evils that mankind visits upon itself, compelling him to act. And so, by night, Wesley Dodds lays aside the trappings of his inherited wealth to roam the shadows as the Sandman, armed with a tranquilizing gas gun and driven by an unrelenting sense of justice. Haunted and obsessed, the Sandman moves through a decadent, post-Depression landscape, stalking the predators who hide themselves beneath societyÕs callous indifference to the weak and vulnerable. No one sees him at his work until he chooses to reveal himselfÑno one, that is, except the woman who is destined to be the light to his darkness. Written by comics legends Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle and illustrated by acclaimed artists Guy Davis and Vince Locke, this second volume of the complete SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE collects issues #13-24 of the classic Vertigo series and also includes the never-before-reprinted SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE ANNUAL #1, featuring stunning guest artwork from Alex Ross, David Lloyd, John Bolton and more.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Matt Wagner
Publisher : Vertigo
Release : 2017-04-04
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781401275853


Puppets And Puppet Theatre

Puppets And Puppet Theatre

Presents information on constructing and staging puppet plays.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : David Currell
Publisher : Crowood Press (UK)
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000047052871


Theatre And The City

Theatre And The City

How do power dynamics, ideologies and identity play out in relations between theater and the city? Evaluating material conditions such as architecture and performative practices such as urban activism, Harvie argues both contribute to understanding the complex economies and ecologies of theater and performance in an increasingly urbanized world.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Jen Harvie
Publisher : Red Globe Press
Release : 2009-06-02
Total Pages : 87 Pages
ISBN : 9780230205222


Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice, with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It was written because of a perceived need for information about the subject, and is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Alison Oddey
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 0415049008


Theatre For Living

Theatre For Living

Winner of the 2008 American Alliance for Theatre and Education "Book of Distinction" Award. Theatre is a primal language that used to be spoken by everyone; everyone included the "living community". Weaving together Systems Theory and the groundbreaking work of Fritjof Capra , Theatre of the Oppressed and the revolutionary work of Augusto Boal , and his own 25 years of practical experience in community-based popular theatre, David Diamond creates a silo-busting book that embraces the complexity of real life. Some of the questions Theatre for Living asks and attempts to answer: From a perspective of biology and sociology, how is a community a living thing? How do we design a theatre practice to consciously work with living communities to help them tell their stories? How do we accomplish this without demonizing those characters with whom we disagree? Must we constantly do battle to defeat an endless stream of oppressors, or can we imagine a world in which we stop creating them? Why is this important? What should we be on the look-out for (both positive and negative) when doing this work? What practical games and exercises can we use to awaken group consciousness? Who will be interested in Theatre for Living? Artists; community development workers; educators; activists; people working in social services, mediation and conflict resolution; health care professionals; anyone with an interest in finding new ways to approach the intersection of culture and social justice. "I greatly admire the achievements of David Diamond and his Headlines Theatre. He is following his own path, doing extraordinary and groundbreaking work in several fields, like his work with many First Nations communities in Canada and the US, and his adaptation of Forum Theatre on TV and on the Internet. This book relates the experiences of his life in theatre. For what he has already done, is doing, and certainly will do, David Diamond deserves all our support." Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, author of Theatre of the Oppressed, Rainbow of Desire, and Legislative Theatre David Diamond's work has been an inspiration to performers, artists, community leaders throughout Canada and beyond. The ideas in Theatre for Living are large, daring, challenging; but the steps by which Diamond follows and implements the ideas are precise and accessible. As I read I found myself being taken further and further into the life that is both theatre and the making of theatre, which is to say I was led into how life can be given its meaning. Hugh Brody, anthropologist and film-maker, author of Maps And Dreams, Living Arctic and The Other Side of Eden

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Diamond
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781425124588


Nightwood Theatre

Nightwood Theatre

Nightwood Theatre is by far the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979 it has been a producer of new works by Canadian women, and a provider of opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the "home company" for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Shelley Scott
Publisher : Athabasca University Press
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 9781897425558


Theatre Of The Unimpressed

Theatre Of The Unimpressed

A lot of plays are bad. And one bad play, it seems, can turn us off theater for good. So, what can we learn from the bad play? Jordan Tannahill, after talking to theater heavy-hitters from Australia to Berlin, offers a roadmap for a renewed theater, one that is less insular, less insulting, with better infrastructure. In reconsidering dramaturgy, programming strategies, and alternative models for producing, he aims to turn theater from an obligation to a destination. Jordan Tannahill is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His production of Sheila Heti's All Our Happy Days Are Stupid will be performed in New York in 2015.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jordan Tannahill
Publisher : Coach House Books
Release : 2015-05-11
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781770564114


Theatre Ecology

Theatre Ecology

A study into the relationships between performance, theatre and environmental ecology.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Baz Kershaw
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2007-12-13
Total Pages : 353 Pages
ISBN : 9780521877169


The Oxford Companion To Theatre And Performance

The Oxford Companion To Theatre And Performance

Ranging from ancient Greek tragedies to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance provides an all-embracing approach that encompasses drama and musical, opera and film, dance and radio, and non-dramatic performances including circuses, carnivals, and parades. Based on the celebrated two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, this compact, affordable Companion features more than 2,000 up-to-date entries, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions, and traditions--with a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. Editor Dennis Kennedy has significantly updated the timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance, and he has added an appendix of useful weblinks, which are supported and accessible through a companion website. Finally, the book includes many new entries that cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Dennis Kennedy
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-08-26
Total Pages : 689 Pages
ISBN : 9780199574193


The Dark Theatre

The Dark Theatre

The Dark Theatre is an indispensable text for activist communities wondering what theatre might have to do with their futures, students and scholars across Theatre and Performance Studies, Urban Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Economy and Social Ecology. The Dark Theatre returns to the bankrupted warehouse in Hope (Sufferance) Wharf in London’s Docklands where Alan Read worked through the 1980s to identify a four-decade interregnum of ‘cultural cruelty’ wreaked by financialisation, austerity and communicative capitalism. Between the OPEC Oil Embargo and the first screening of The Family in 1974, to the United Nations report on UK poverty and the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017, this volume becomes a book about loss. In the harsh light of such loss is there an alternative to the market that profits from peddling ‘well-being’ and pushes prescriptions for ‘self-help’, any role for the arts that is not an apologia for injustice? What if culture were not the solution but the problem when it comes to the mitigation of grief? Creativity not the remedy but the symptom of a structural malaise called inequality? Read suggests performance is no longer a political panacea for the precarious subject but a loss adjustor measuring damages suffered, compensations due, wrongs that demand to be put right. These field notes from a fire sale are a call for angry arts of advocacy representing those abandoned as the detritus of cultural authority, second-order victims whose crime is to have appealed for help from those looking on, audiences of sorts.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Alan Read
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-05-11
Total Pages : 332 Pages
ISBN : 9781000052237