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Sergi Belbel's Theatre Of Pain, Sharon G. Feldman Dec 2004

Sergi Belbel's Theatre Of Pain, Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Dins la seva memoria ("Within his Memory"), a Catalan play written by Sergi Bel-bel in 1986, begins in total darkness, an imprecise empty void in which the spectator hears only the deep, rhythmic gasps and sighs of the anonymous protagonist. ' As the stage lights slowly rise during this "preliminary" scene, Ell (or, "He," as the protagonist is generically called) is depicted on his knees, masturbating with his back to the audience. At first glance, his violent, self-inflicted pleasure may be interpreted as an ultimate affirmation of life; yet, his autoerotic gestures are also imbued with memories that carry with them ...


December 2004 - Volume Iv, Number 1, Theatre Arts Department Dec 2004

December 2004 - Volume Iv, Number 1, Theatre Arts Department

Sides (Newsletter)

SIDES Volume IV Number 1 includes an article welcoming new faculty Allison Cameron, and a piece on the Liz Marfia and Phil Ash wedding on October 10, 2004, attending by 26 Theatre Arts alumni.


Development And Validation Of A Facebook Relational Maintenance Measure, Bree Mcewan, Jennifer Fletcher, Jennifer Eden, Erin M. Bryant Oct 2004

Development And Validation Of A Facebook Relational Maintenance Measure, Bree Mcewan, Jennifer Fletcher, Jennifer Eden, Erin M. Bryant

Human Communication and Theatre Faculty Research

This manuscript details the construction of a measure of Facebook relational maintenance behaviors. The first study generated an item pool by drawing from previous qualitative investigations and adapting an established relational maintenance scale. Participants were then invited to evaluate these items in order to establish face validity. During study two, participants were asked how often they used the behaviors represented in these items to maintain a specific friendship. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted to determine the underlying structure of these items; three latent factors emerged, social contact, response-seeking, and relational assurances. This factor structure was then assessed using confirmatory factor ...


Comic Ritual In A Tragic World: Lessons In The Metaphor Of Drama, Daniel Larner Jul 2004

Comic Ritual In A Tragic World: Lessons In The Metaphor Of Drama, Daniel Larner

Fairhaven Faculty Publications

Metaphor and drama share an essence: transformation. A metaphor carries one world of meaning to another, enlarging what it comes to by what it brings along with it. What is at stake is a meaning, which is transformed to something quite beyond its original state.

Drama takes an action done by characters, and transforms it from the mundane to the meaningful, carrying meaning from the realm of its factuality to wider worlds. Seen this way, drama transforms all action to the act of understanding, of putting some sort of prop under mere fact, of supplying--by some combination of rational, imagistic ...


Trucking Systems From Greece To America: Metaphorai, The Bacchai, And The Problem Of Vision In The Contemporary Theatre, Daniel Larner Jul 2004

Trucking Systems From Greece To America: Metaphorai, The Bacchai, And The Problem Of Vision In The Contemporary Theatre, Daniel Larner

Fairhaven Faculty Publications

Imagine my surprise as I walked around Athens in April of 1995, eagerly reading every word on every sign I saw, trying to digest my surroundings and intensify my encounter with the Greek language--imagine my surprise to see the same startling word painted on the side of one truck after another, the word metaforai.

It was a foreign land, a new culture for me. Maybe it would not be totally outrageous to find one truck full of metaphors, but two...three...a dozen? This is quite a business in Greece! Maybe when you have a culture that is three or ...


Metaphor Ii: Understanding Dramatic Form In The Transportation Systems Of Metaphor, Daniel Larner Jul 2004

Metaphor Ii: Understanding Dramatic Form In The Transportation Systems Of Metaphor, Daniel Larner

Fairhaven Faculty Publications

This paper is a continuation of an investigation into the essence of metaphor. I will argue here that dramatic action seems to epitomize that essence and intensify it. Further, I will argue that the world of tragicomedy is an ancient, almost genetic metaphor for the course of human events and the way of the world. It is a form of perception, a way of knowing. The vitality of contemporary tragicomedy, and the analogy between dramatic action and the metaphors of physics show us how fundamental this view has come to be.


June 2004 - Volume Iii, Number 2, Theatre Arts Department Jun 2004

June 2004 - Volume Iii, Number 2, Theatre Arts Department

Sides (Newsletter)

SIDES Volume III Number 2 includes a welcome to new faculty Chris Mitchell and a "Where Are They Now?" section.


Stripping To The Undercoat: A Review And Reflections On A Piece Of Organization Theatre, Timothy Adrian Robert Clark, Iain Mangham Jun 2004

Stripping To The Undercoat: A Review And Reflections On A Piece Of Organization Theatre, Timothy Adrian Robert Clark, Iain Mangham

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

In this article, we review one 'tailor-made play', one piece of organization theatre called Varnishing the Truth. We then reflect on the questions we asked of ourselves while watching this performance and reviewing the video of it: how does this activity relate to its claimed theoretical foundations (Boal's forum theatre)? Is forum theatre an appropriate model for organization theatre? Can 'things be made to move' by an activity such as the one to which we were an audience? In the process of answering these questions, we emphasize the reductive adoption of radical techniques (that is, Boal's forum theatre ...


Festival De Théâtre Des Amériques: Montréal, 22 May - 8 June 2003, Allen J. Kuharski May 2004

Festival De Théâtre Des Amériques: Montréal, 22 May - 8 June 2003, Allen J. Kuharski

Theater Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Antihero: Jung And The Art Of Storytelling, Amanda G. Bratton '04 Apr 2004

Antihero: Jung And The Art Of Storytelling, Amanda G. Bratton '04

Honors Projects

It was Sigmund Freud who first promoted the idea of universal symbols by observing the recurring symbols found in dreams. It was his belief that the interpretation of these symbols was a link to the subconscious and that they were the result of the expression or repression of sexual energy that was common to all individuals. Based upon this theory Karl lung formulated his own theories about universal symbols stating the belief that they derived from a 'collective unconscious' that was inherent in the psyche of all individuals. Through the observation of dream symbolism and storytelling practices it became evident ...


De Dónde Eres? Reflexión Teatral De Una Mujer Americana En España Sobre El Nacionalismo Y La Identidad = Where Are You Ffom? A Theatrical Reflection Of Nationalism And Identity, Madeline Kathleen Baugh Apr 2004

De Dónde Eres? Reflexión Teatral De Una Mujer Americana En España Sobre El Nacionalismo Y La Identidad = Where Are You Ffom? A Theatrical Reflection Of Nationalism And Identity, Madeline Kathleen Baugh

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

I did not choose this play, it chose me. My focus for the Independent Study period of my SIT study abroad semester during the spring of 2004 in Granada, Spain, was, from the very beginning, one of theater. As a theater major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, the choice to extend this passion to Spain was a logical one. I had planned, initially, to study the role of women in Spanish theater, particularly women in contemporary Granadino Theater, perhaps working with a director, actors, and even a theatrical company, to view and participate in the production and realization ...


Agitated States: Performance In The American Theater Of Cruelty, Jodi Kanter Mar 2004

Agitated States: Performance In The American Theater Of Cruelty, Jodi Kanter

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Li'l Abner, Kelly J. Baran, Janice Issa Wright, Brigitte Gehring, Christy Walsh, Craig Anderson, Jamie Dimatteo, Emily Nichols, Jen Sandler Jan 2004

Li'l Abner, Kelly J. Baran, Janice Issa Wright, Brigitte Gehring, Christy Walsh, Craig Anderson, Jamie Dimatteo, Emily Nichols, Jen Sandler

Theater playbooks – Babson Players (1977- present)

No abstract provided.


But Why Bump Off Barnaby?, Ed Monahan, Jamie Dimatteo, Ben Racki, Jon Depalma, Alex Slemrod, Emily Nichols, Jen Sandler Jan 2004

But Why Bump Off Barnaby?, Ed Monahan, Jamie Dimatteo, Ben Racki, Jon Depalma, Alex Slemrod, Emily Nichols, Jen Sandler

Theater playbooks – Babson Players (1977- present)

No abstract provided.


Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman Jan 2004

Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman

Faculty Publications

When I first paired William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with Gil Junger’s film adaptation 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), my students’ responses to the juxtaposed works of art revealed a number of fascinating and deeply-rooted ideological conflicts. While more than willing to dissect the gender trouble readily observable in Shakespeare’s sixteenth-century play, my students resisted steadily any serious critique of the recent film version. The varied responses of my students coupled with their almost uniform approbation of the film and censure of the play prompt questions that lead the critic to speculation on ...


Toward A Model Of Theatrical Curation, Lisa Scott-Murphy Jan 2004

Toward A Model Of Theatrical Curation, Lisa Scott-Murphy

Creative Connections Symposium @ BEAP2004 September 4, 2004

Our two main areas of investigation raise these questions: Can immersion theatre be used to expand currently available models of ‘experiential’ exhibition making in a museum context? Could such a theatrical curatorial approach be used to address contemporary debates about the relationship between the past and the present in Australian history?


"Oskar Blumenthal And The Lessing Theater In Berlin, 1888-1904", William Grange Prof. Dr. Jan 2004

"Oskar Blumenthal And The Lessing Theater In Berlin, 1888-1904", William Grange Prof. Dr.

Faculty Publications and Creative Activity, School of Theatre and Film

Oskar Blumenthal (1852-1917) was Berlin’s most feared theatre critic in the early years of the new German Reich. He had the audacity of referring to Goethe as “an egghead” who had no understanding of what made plays effective for audiences, and in other critiques he ridiculed Kleist, Hebbel, and other “important” playwrights—prompting an adversary publicly to call him a “one-man lynch mob.” In the 1880s Blumenthal himself began writing plays, and he was so successful that many self-appointed cultural guardians accused him of damaging the German theatre beyond repair. His became the most frequently performed plays on any ...


The Theatrical Concession System In Prussia, 1811-1869, William Grange Jan 2004

The Theatrical Concession System In Prussia, 1811-1869, William Grange

Faculty Publications and Creative Activity, School of Theatre and Film

In 1869, the Prussian House of Deputies passed a law that transformed theatre practice in Berlin and other Prussian cities. When the newly unified Germany came into being two years later, the 1869 law became the legal order of business for all theatres within the new Reich. That law, called the Gewerbefreiheit Gesetz (Freedom to Engage in Business Act), put an end to the way theatre had formerly been produced, dissolving the concession system that had been in operation for decades previous; it also terminated a tradition that had functioned for centuries, both in Prussia and in nearly all other ...


"Rules, Regulations, And The Reich: Comedy Under The Auspices Of The Propaganda Ministry", William Grange Prof. Dr. Jan 2004

"Rules, Regulations, And The Reich: Comedy Under The Auspices Of The Propaganda Ministry", William Grange Prof. Dr.

Faculty Publications and Creative Activity, School of Theatre and Film

On September 22, 1933 the National Socialist cabinet, under Chancellor Adolf Hitler, passed the Reich Cultural Chamber Law (the Reichskulturkammergesetz), giving Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels charge of an organization the new Law created, the Reich Cultural Chamber. Theatre Chamber reserved the right to license productions for any theatre performance; but like most bureaucracies, it expanded its domain of authority, increased its budgetary needs, and consolidated its power. The Reich Theater Act (Reichstheatergesetz) in 1934 sustained those efforts. On September 15, 1935 the Theatrical Trade Guild (Fachschaft Bühne) was founded in accordance with the so-called Nuremberg Laws, which redefined the legal ...


Inside Unlv, Gian Galassi, Jennifer Vaughan, Carol C. Harter, Richard Flaherty, Rebecca Mills Jan 2004

Inside Unlv, Gian Galassi, Jennifer Vaughan, Carol C. Harter, Richard Flaherty, Rebecca Mills

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Post-Franco Theatre, Sharon G. Feldman Jan 2004

Post-Franco Theatre, Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

In the multiple realms and layers that comprise the contemporary Spanish theatrical landscape, “crisis” would seem to be the word that most often lingers in the air, as though it were a common mantra, ready to roll off the tongue of so many theatre professionals with such enormous ease, and even enthusiasm, that one is prompted to wonder whether it might indeed be a miracle that the contemporary technological revolution – coupled with perpetual quandaries concerning public and private funding for the arts – had not by now brought an end to the evolution of the oldest of live arts, or, at ...


Dins La Nostra Memòria, Sharon G. Feldman Jan 2004

Dins La Nostra Memòria, Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

L'àmbit espacial de la cultura catalana configura un paisatge fluid i dinàmic, un espai simbòlic d'emoció, percepció i subjectivitat. De la mateixa manera, Barcelona ha sorgit i ressorgit al llarg d'aquest segle i del passat com un espai transcultural fluid de migracions. En una ciutat en què en l'actualitat almenys el 12% de la població prové de fora de les fronteres espanyoles, tot faria pensar que els dramaturgs catalans se senten ara especialmente inclinats a considerar l’espai del pluralisme cultural que és per a'ells «casa seva». Tanmateix, al teatre el procés d'autoreconeixement i ...


Dis-Patch: Practice As. . . Practice And Research, Jonathan Mustard, Chrissie Parrott Jan 2004

Dis-Patch: Practice As. . . Practice And Research, Jonathan Mustard, Chrissie Parrott

Creative Connections Symposium @ BEAP2004 September 4, 2004

Dis-Patch is the title of a dance work that was partly the outcome of research into ways in which movement in space might successfully correlate to the parameters of sound. The process of making the work in workshops, rehearsals and performance both altered our view of, and added to the background research. It became evident in this process that certain outcomes, whilst alien to musically conventional ears, were nevertheless valid and interesting sonic translations of the choreography. The performance demonstrated how issues within and between disciplines can be re-problematised through the creative and innovative use of technology. It is our ...


Phillip Adams, Nanette Hassall Jan 2004

Phillip Adams, Nanette Hassall

Creative Connections Symposium @ BEAP2004 September 4, 2004

This paper explores the importance of narrative in Phillip Adams’ work. Despite the fact that he is seen by the critics as a member of the ‘post moderns’ in dance in Australia there are significant ways in which we see him depart from the traditional understandings of those terms in order to develop a more idiosyncratic and personal style.


Laughing Together : Community Based Theatre's Vital Sense Of Humour, Mary Moynihan, Paul Kennedy Jan 2004

Laughing Together : Community Based Theatre's Vital Sense Of Humour, Mary Moynihan, Paul Kennedy

Books/Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Teatro Contemporáneo Español Posfranquista Ii, Autores Y Tendencias", Polly J. Hodge Jan 2004

Review Of "Teatro Contemporáneo Español Posfranquista Ii, Autores Y Tendencias", Polly J. Hodge

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Articles and Research

A review of Fritz Herbert's and Klaus Portl's Teatro contemporaneo espafio/ posfranquista II, autores y tendencias.


From Dramaturgy To Theatre As Technology: The Case Of Corporate Theatre, Timothy Adrian Robert Clark, Iain Mangham Jan 2004

From Dramaturgy To Theatre As Technology: The Case Of Corporate Theatre, Timothy Adrian Robert Clark, Iain Mangham

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This article examines a piece of corporate theatre. Although theatre has entered organization studies through the dramatistic writing of Kenneth Burke and the dramaturgical writings of Erving Goffman, this article is concerned with an approach variously described as organizational, radical, situation or corporate theatre that treats theatre not primarily as a resource, an ontology or a metaphor but as a technology. This approach involves the deployment by an organization of dramatists, actors, directors, set designers, lighting specialists, and musicians to put on performances in front of audiences. Using frameworks derived from studies of theatre a particular piece of corporate theatre ...