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The American theatre: a sum of its parts

American Theatre, a Cultural Process (Conference) (1969 Washington, D.C.)

The American theatre: a sum of its parts

by American Theatre, a Cultural Process (Conference) (1969 Washington, D.C.)

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Published by S. French in New York .
Written in English

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  • Theater,
  • Congresses,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCollection of the distinguished addresses prepared expressly for the Symposium, "The American theatre--a Cultural Process," at the first American College Theatre Festival, Washington, D.C., 1969
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 431 p.
    Number of Pages431
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26899685M
    OCLC/WorldCa414481

      There is a nice bond among these three, who regard each other with respect, compassion and common experience. For all the hues the veteran members of this cast catch under Gregg Edelman's direction, "Coming Back Like a Song!" winds up less than the sum of its parts. Over the time we spend with them, there is little sense of movement. Frank Rich discusses how he came to be a columnist for The Times 17 years ago, and why he decided to move on. Op-Ed Columnist. Governor Brown Redux: The Iceman Melteth. The Golden State governor.

    The images of other arts are constituted in quite different ways. This engagement has a metaphysical aspect in that the image between the performer and the audience adds up to more than the sum of its various parts. A materialist criticism that does not recognise these ‘metaphysical’ qualities of theatre is lacking critical force. n. 1. a. Arrangement of parts or elements. b. The form, as of a figure, determined by the arrangement of its parts or elements. 2. Psychology Gestalt. dynamic adj. 1. a. Of or about energy or to objects in motion. b. Of or about the study of dynamics. 2. Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress. 3. Marked by intensity and vigor.

      Functionalism posits that society is more than the sum of its parts; rather, each aspect of it works for the stability of the whole. Durkheim envisioned society as an organism since each component plays a necessary role but can't function alone. When one part experiences a crisis, others must adapt to fill the void in some : Ashley Crossman.   Perhaps the best-known African-American in vaudeville (then and now), Bill Robinson left us a confusing hodgepodge of legacies. His life was a mass of contradictions perhaps best exemplified by his stage handle: “The Dark Cloud of Joy.” On the one hand, he is called by African-American scholar Donald Bogle “the quintessential Tom” for his cheerful.


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The American theatre: a sum of its parts by American Theatre, a Cultural Process (Conference) (1969 Washington, D.C.) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Collection of the distinguished addresses prepared expressly for the Symposium, "The American theatre--a Cultural Process," at the first American College. BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is Lighter Than Air at the Orpheum Theatre it is disappointing to report that the whole delivers far less than.

More/greater than the sum of its parts definition: If you say that something is more than the sum of its parts or greater than the sum of | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.

The musical Five Points had its world premiere at Theater Latté Da last week. It is the latest milestone in Theater Latté Da’s NEXT 20/20 initiative to develop new musicals for the American theatre. Harrison David Rivers wrote the book, Douglas Lyons wrote the lyrics, and Lyons and Ethan D.

Pakchar co-wrote the music. Making theatre isn’t just about memorizing lines and writing down blocking: it’s about knowing when to lead and how to follow, listening actively and responding genuinely, taking care of yourself and your teammates, and working together on a project that will always be greater than the sum of its parts.

Easily the most obscure musical on this list, "Very Good Eddie" () was the first success of the so-called Princess musicals, a series of shows with music by Jerome Kern, book by Guy Bolton, and lyrics mostly by P.G.

musicals at the time were a hodgepodge of unintegrated elements, filled with preexisting songs, irrelevant dances, and Author: Chris Caggiano. In the playwright’s words, the work is “a portrait of teenage girls as human beings” that, in the Lyric staging, proved a stretching, kicking, jumping-jacking whole and the sum of its.

The specific "theatre of the absurd" actions of this leader sworn to "preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" are all bitterly ironic. Consider just a.

What sets the work apart, however, is NOT the whole, but the sum of its parts. Within the over-view, Most presents detailed examinations of a handful of theater works that often offer new insights to these works AS WORKS, whether or not one feels they ratify the over-riding by:   You could say that Zach Theatre has a bit of a history with Janis Joplin.

Inthe company produced one of the earliest mountings of "Love, Janis," a musical about the rock icon who famously spent some time in Austin.

That show, based on the book written by Joplin’s sister Laura, is a biographical story told through Joplin’s own written and recorded words.

In our previous articles we offered reasons for choosing synergy–a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts–over zero their book The Upcycle, Beyond American Cities remarked. First published inGerald Bordman's Oxford Companion to American Theatre is the standard one-volume source on our national theatre.

Critics have hailed its "wealth of authoritative information" (Back Stage), its "fascinating picture of the volatile American stage" (The Guardian), and its "well-chosen, illuminating facts" (Newsday).Now thoroughly revised, 4/5(1).

Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. The term synergy comes from the Attic Greek word συνεργία synergia from synergos, συνεργός, meaning "working together".

2 Descriptions and usages. 3 Biological sciences. Pest synergy. Drug synergy. Toxicological synergy. 4 Human synergy. A Formalist Theatre is based primarily on a number of articles written over more than a decade. Most of them appeared in the Drama Review, a quarterly journal I edited for fourteen years (fifty-eight issues from through ).Thus, most of the material was not originally conceived as belonging to a book.

It reads as though it had been written for a book, however. The Nibroc Trilogy, a set of three plays about the challenges of a young couple living in Kentucky and Florida in the s and early s, is the best-known work of the American playwright Arlene individual plays were first produced between and Both the individual works and the trilogy as a whole have received critical acclaim, and the first part of Characters: 1 male, 4 female.

Let’s use an analogy: consider a human being; if we were split into parts such as heart, liver, lungs, blood, muscles and everything else we consist of we wouldn’t be a human being anymore just a collection of organs and tissue.

All the parts are. Ed Hoopman and Samantha Richert in "City of Angels." (Courtesy Lyric Stage Company of Boston) This article is more than 5 years old. There are any number of. Greater than the sum of its parts “The Vagina Monologues”, 20 years on Two decades after Eve Ensler’s episodic play first appeared in print, its themes remain urgent Books, arts and culture.

Chapter 1: Theatre and History, An Introduction. The study of classical drama is a sub-field of theatre history which is, in turn, a branch of such, it is best to begin any exploration of classical drama by examining the nature of history and theatre, how they are defined, and the methodologies most profitably employed to gain a better understanding of both.

Democratic Justice meets these criteria, And he leaves no doubt that the whole is much more interesting than the sum of its parts. In this book, facts and values really do—as they must—inform each other."—Jennifer L.

Hochschild, Princeton University American Political Science Review. The Four Ps Of Leadership. and are motivated to part of a movement or community or group that is bigger than a sum of its parts. Leaders need to be able to motivate those people to walk the.Supporters have seen it as more than the sum of its parts, with the music supporting and intensifying the lyrics and action to create a genre of greater emotional impact than either music or drama could achieve on its own.

In his autobiography, stage and film director Franco Zeffirelli warned against taking opera too literally. This show has charm and imagination to spare, but unfortunately, I don’t think the finished product is more than the sum of its parts.

I think the core problem is that none of the elements really bonded together into a cohesive whole. The cliche about musicals is a cliche because it’s true: when it’s too big to talk about you sing about it.