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Changing Performance free pdf This book examines changes in performance practice in mainstream British theatre since 1945 which focus on the attempt by directors and companies to replace the realism of inter-war theatre with more physically and vocally expressive acting and ensemble approach to production processes. The aim was to replace the capitalist line-management approach of the commercial theatre with a more democratic collaborative structure that would encourage contribution to the creation of the performance text by the director, writer, actors, designers and technicians. Theatre is viewed as a mode of socio-cultural practice and its evolution in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century is explored in the context of changes in cultural perception, state subsidy, the social status of theatre, technology, and aesthetic influences from abroad. The study focuses not on dramatic texts but on mainstream productions that represent stages in an aesthetic evolution. They include Terence Rattigan's "The Browning Version" (1946)- Theatre Workshop's "A Taste of Honey "(1958) and "Oh What a Lovely War" (1963)- The Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" (1962), "The Wars of the Roses" (1963), "The Theatre of Cruelty Laboratory" (1964), "The Marat-Sade" (1964) and "US "(1966)- Steven Berkoff's "Metamorphosis" (1969) and Complicite's "The Three Lives of Lucy Cabrol" (1994).

About D. Keith Peacock

The Author: D. Keith Peacock was awarded his Ph.D. from Exeter University in 1972 and is currently Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Hull. Dr Peacock has lectured in the United States, the West Indies and Hungary. He is the author of many articles and books, the most recently published being "Thatcher's Theatre" (1999).

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Author : D. Keith Peacock
Publisher : Verlag Peter Lang
Data Published : 01 October 2007
ISBN : 3039110713
EAN : 9783039110711
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 284 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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