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The Invention Of Common Law Play Right, Jessica Litman 2010 University of Michigan

The Invention Of Common Law Play Right, Jessica Litman

Jessica Litman

In this paper, written for Berkeley’s symposium on the 300th birthday of the Statute of Anne, I explore the history of the common law public performance right in dramatic works. Eaton Drone dubbed the dramatic public performance right “playright” in his 1879 treatise, arguing that just as “copyright” conferred a right to make and sell copies, “playright” conferred a right to perform or “play” a script. I examine case law and customary theatrical practice in England, and find no trace of a common law play right before 1833, when Parliament established a statutory public performance right for plays. Similarly ...


Keywords For Open Peer Review, Katherine Rowe, Kathleen Fitzpatrick 2010 Bryn Mawr College

Keywords For Open Peer Review, Katherine Rowe, Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Katherine Rowe

No abstract provided.


Acting For Transformation: An Esl Teacher And Her Adult Immigrant Students Dramatize The Students’ Life Stories, Dana Horstein 2010 SIT Graduate Institute

Acting For Transformation: An Esl Teacher And Her Adult Immigrant Students Dramatize The Students’ Life Stories, Dana Horstein

MA TESOL Collection

This paper documents the implementation of a year-long drama project that was conducted with adult immigrant English as a Second Language (ESL) students at Asian Human Services, a community-based organization in Chicago. Throughout the year, during the fall, winter, and spring terms, three classes of students dramatized their life stories. This paper provides background for the project by explaining the history and role of drama in language education. It also considers the teacher’s motivations for the project and its design; its ultimate challenges and successes; as well as the insights that it provides about what it means to be ...


In The Wake, Lindsey Mantoan 2010 Linfield College

In The Wake, Lindsey Mantoan

Faculty Publications

Lindsey Mantoan reviews a performance of In the Wake (by Lisa Kron) for Theatre Journal.


Commonthought (2010), Commonthought Staff 2010 Lesley University

Commonthought (2010), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Theatre Programme For Orphans At Focus Theatre 2010, Mary Moynihan 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Theatre Programme For Orphans At Focus Theatre 2010, Mary Moynihan

Concert Programmes

Theatre Programme for Orphans by Dennis Kelly at Focus Theatre, 2010, produced by Smashing Times Theatre Company and PlayLeft Productions, directed by Mary Moynihan. Cast are Annette Flynn, Adam Traynor, Colm O' Brien and Éanna Moynihan O Brádaigh.


Biography Cast In Irony: Caveats, Stylization, And Indeterminacy In The Biographical History Plays Of Tom Stoppard And Michael Frayn, Christopher Shonka 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Biography Cast In Irony: Caveats, Stylization, And Indeterminacy In The Biographical History Plays Of Tom Stoppard And Michael Frayn, Christopher Shonka

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This study examines Tom Stoppard and Michael Frayn‘s incorporation of epistemological themes related to the limits of historical knowledge within their recent biography-based plays. The primary works that are analyzed are Stoppard‘s The Invention of Love (1997) and The Coast of Utopia trilogy (2002), and Frayn‘s Copenhagen (1998), Democracy (2003), and Afterlife (2008). In these plays, caveats, or warnings, that illustrate sources of historical indeterminacy are combined with theatrical stylizations that overtly suggest the authors‘ processes of interpretation and revisionism through an ironic distancing. These processes are analyzed and then placed in a broader context by comparing ...


A Pattern Of Patience: On Providing Technical Direction For King Lear, Theron L. Seckington 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

A Pattern Of Patience: On Providing Technical Direction For King Lear, Theron L. Seckington

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

The following writing will document my process as technical director for the 2009 mainstage production of King Lear at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film (JCSTF) at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). King Lear was directed by Virginia Smith with scenery designed by fellow Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Patric Vendetti, lights by senior Angela Sharman, and sound by sophomore Max Holm. Costumes were designed by MFA candidate Cecilia Sickler. The shop foreman was Bryan Ruhs, and the production was stage managed by junior Amber Naylor. I was advised by JCSTF technical director Ed Stauffer.

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The Western States Theatre Review, Volume 16, 2010, 2010 Western Washington University

The Western States Theatre Review, Volume 16, 2010

The Western States Theatre Review

No abstract provided.


Digitizing Vaudeville, Amy J W Slowik 2010 Western Kentucky University

Digitizing Vaudeville, Amy J W Slowik

B Sides

Unseen version of my poster for graduation from the University of Iowa's SLIS program.


Weaving Through Reality: Dance As An Active Emblem Of Fantasy In Performance Literature, Tara Maylyn Frankel 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Weaving Through Reality: Dance As An Active Emblem Of Fantasy In Performance Literature, Tara Maylyn Frankel

CMC Senior Theses

Literature uses dance to reveal underlying messages of fantasy through the themes of the central narrative of female characters. Examining the original texts with respect to their varying adaptations for film and stage, performance literature reveals how directors relate a three-dimensional story to an audience from a two-dimensional world. Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Red Shoes” shows an underlying semiotic code where transitioning from the black and white of reality to the red of fantasy is only accomplished through dancing. Oscar Wilde’s Salome displays an eroticization of the exotic solo-improvised dance that provides a semblance of control for the ...


The Visions Of Lena Younger Created By Lorraine Hansberry In A Raisin In The Sun, Lizandra Gomes 2010 Bridgewater State University

The Visions Of Lena Younger Created By Lorraine Hansberry In A Raisin In The Sun, Lizandra Gomes

Undergraduate Review

This is one chapter of a full Honors’ Thesis entitled “The Visions of Women Created by Three Major Female African American Playwrights of the Twentieth Century: Georgia Douglas Johnson, Lorraine Hansberry, and Suzan-Lori Parks”. This chapter addresses the vision of Lena Younger created by Lorraine Hansberry in A Raisin in the Sun. It analyses the vision of African American women emerging through the character of Lena Younger, during the Civil Rights Movement by employing traditional dramaturgical methodology, including facets of Literary Structural Analysis, and Stanislavskian Analysis. This study in its whole will, thus, demonstrate how the self-perceived image of African ...


"You Hip To Buffalo?" The Hidden Heritage Of Black Theatre In Western New York, Virginia Anderson 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

"You Hip To Buffalo?" The Hidden Heritage Of Black Theatre In Western New York, Virginia Anderson

Theatre and Dance

No abstract provided.


The Changes In Irish Dance Since Riverdance, Angelika Masero 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Changes In Irish Dance Since Riverdance, Angelika Masero

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

During the past 15 years, traditional Irish step dance experienced dramatic changes. As a traditional dance form, Irish step dance lends itself to and is dependent upon innovation and change; it is a living and flexible art form, and thus, change is expected and necessary to keep it novel, fresh and progressive. However, its “traditional” signature is now a focus of debate as its “modern” signature gets explored and as traditional Irish dance scholars study the impact touring Irish dance shows have caused. The seven-minute interval act Riverdance during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest ignited the debate. Moreover, the rate ...


Real Americans Mean Much More: Race, Ethnicity, And Authenticity In Belasco's Girl Of The Golden West And Puccini's La Fanciulla Del West, Linda B. Fairtile 2010 University of Richmond

Real Americans Mean Much More: Race, Ethnicity, And Authenticity In Belasco's Girl Of The Golden West And Puccini's La Fanciulla Del West, Linda B. Fairtile

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Conceived by Belasco and filtered through Puccini, the characters in La fanciulla del West exhibit a diversity that is unusual even for an opera with an exotic setting: Mexicans, Australians, and European-Americans of various backgrounds reinvent themselves in a new land of seemingly endless possibilities, while the area's native inhabitants struggle to survive. California's multi-cultural population as understood by Belasco, by his Broadway audience, and by Puccini and his operatic audience create compound layers of difference that both focus and obscure the racial and ethnic hierarchies that played out in the 1840s and 50s. This article will begin ...


The Commissions: Devoted To Investigating And Research By Members Of Usitt: Computers And Software, Patrick Michael Finelli 2010 University of South Florida

The Commissions: Devoted To Investigating And Research By Members Of Usitt: Computers And Software, Patrick Michael Finelli

Theatre and Dance Faculty Publications

Describes the history of theatre-related computing over the past 50 years including the evolution of computer-controlled lighting and sound. Covers the development of CAD software for set design, data visualization and intelligent lighting fixtures. Mentions a wide variety of technical, design and historical applications.


The Crucible Flier, Mary Moynihan 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Crucible Flier, Mary Moynihan

Concert Programmes

Flier for The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Mary Moynihan, at St. Dympnha's Oratory, Grangegorman, BA in Drama (Performance) Graduating Production 2010


The Effectiveness Of The University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Competition As An Extracurricular Activity, David Christopher Rout 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

The Effectiveness Of The University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Competition As An Extracurricular Activity, David Christopher Rout

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

In Texas the University Interscholastic League has had a significant impact in Theatre Education through their annual competitive One-Act Play Competition. In educational climates dominated by No Pass-No Play and TAKS Testing some schools may question the effectiveness of the UIL competition as an effective activity. This paper addresses this concern, a measurement of how effective UIL One Act Play is how FERPA is impacting research into UIL events.


Costume Design And Dramaturgical Analysis Of The House Of Bernarda Alba By Frederico Garcia Lorca, Geneva ged 2010 Western Kentucky University

Costume Design And Dramaturgical Analysis Of The House Of Bernarda Alba By Frederico Garcia Lorca, Geneva Ged

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis is a dramaturgical analysis of The House of Bernarda Alba, by Frederico Garcia Lorca, and a reflection upon the costume design, by the designer, in Western Kentucky University's production of the play. By examining the biography of the author and the culture surrounding the play, the themes of The House of Bernarda Alba and the effect of the themes upon the design process are explained. As well, in-depth character analysis is used to show the relation between characters and their costumes. The reflection upon the design process further illuminates how a dramaturgical analysis can be a vital ...


Forum Theatre Empowering Students To Speak, Act, And Know, Kaitlen M. Osburn 2010 Western Kentucky University

Forum Theatre Empowering Students To Speak, Act, And Know, Kaitlen M. Osburn

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

During the political turmoil of 1960s Brazil, theatre artist Augusto Boal created a new form of theatre to fight back against the oppressive government. Theatre of the Oppressed has now spread to almost every country in the world and has empowered many spect-actors (Boal‘s term for audience-turned-actors) to resist oppression. Boal‘s seminal text Theatre of the Oppressed opened the door to future expansions of Theatre of the Oppressed that combine drama therapy and politics with an already powerful arsenal of techniques. Combining this innovative methodology with education, I facilitated two Forum Theatre workshops at Warren Central High School ...


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