By Jeff Bridges
Der Dude alias the massive Lebowski ist der wohl trägste Mensch von l. a.. Ein schlaffer Alt-Hippie in Sandalen und Bademantel, der sich ausschließlich von White-Russian-Cocktails ernährt, am liebsten Walgesänge hört und auch den Joint nur selten aus der Hand legt. was once hat so einer mit dem "echten" Schauspieler, Künstler, Musiker und Oscar-Preisträger Jeff Bridges zu tun? Die Antwort gibt der prominente Schauspieler selbst: Jeff Bridges ist der Dude! Hier äußert sich der für seine Zurückhaltung bekannte Schauspieler im Gespräch mit Bernie Glassman zum ersten Mal über sein Leben, seine Filme und seine Familie.
By Domnica Radulescu
Even though comedian girls have existed because the days of Baubo, the mythic determine of sexual humor, they've been ignored through students and critics. This pioneering quantity tells the tales of 5 ladies who've created innovative different types of comedian functionality and discourse that defy prejudice. The artists comprise 16th-century performer Isabella Andreini, 17th-century improviser Caterina Biancolelli, 20th-century Italian playwright Franca Rame, and modern functionality artists Deb Margolin and Kimberly darkish. All create humor that subverts patriarchal attitudes, traditional gender roles, and stereotypical photos. The ebook ends with a pragmatic consultant for performers and lecturers of theater.
By Nadine Holdsworth
By Carolyn Quinn
Hers is the exhibit enterprise saga you're thinking that you already know--but you ain't visible nothin' but. Rose Thompson Hovick, mom of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical heritage as "The degree mom from Hell" after her immortalization on Broadway in Gypsy: A Musical Fable. but the musical was once seventy five percentage fictionalized through playwright Arthur Laurents, adapted to slot the larger-than-life character of Broadway famous person Ethel Merman, and condensed for the degree. Rose's complete tale is much more striking.
Born fearless at the North Dakota prairie in 1891, Rose Thompson had a type father and a gallivanting mom who offered lacy finery to prostitutes. She grew to become an unsatisfied teenage bride whose marriage yielded entrancing daughters, Louise and June. whilst June was once stumbled on to be a toddler prodigy in ballet, in a position to dancing en pointe through the age of 3, Rose, with out good thing about any theatrical education, got down to create onstage possibilities for her magical child girl--and succeeded.
Rose her personal big name and created extra in dramatic and colourful sort: "Baby June" grew to become a baby headliner in vaudeville, and Louise grew as much as be the well known burlesque superstar Gypsy Rose Lee. the remainder of Mama Rose's notable tale incorporated husbands and numerous amorous affairs, the operation of a "pick-up joint" the place she charged admission and offered home made tub gin, wild makes an attempt to extort cash from Gypsy and June, stints as a poultry farmer, and 3 allegations of cold-blooded murder--all of which was once deemed not worthy for the script of Gypsy. right here, finally, is the rollicking, wild saga that by no means made it to the degree.
By Adam Rapp
In Essential Self-Defense, disgruntled misfit Yul Carroll takes a role as an assault dummy in a women's self-defense type and reveals himself mysteriously interested in Sadie, the repressed bookworm mercilessly honing her talents on him. in the meantime, all's now not good at the unassuming Midwestern streets of Bloggs: with neighborhood little ones vanishing at an alarming cost, our hero, his girlfriend, and a motley collection of poets, butchers, and punk librarians arrange to conflict the darkness at the fringe of city.
By Adrian Morfee
Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), maybe most sensible referred to as a dramatic theorist, is a vital yet super tricky author. This ebook stories the improvement of his considering, from the early texts of the Twenties via to the acclaimed yet lesser recognized Forties writings, on such matters because the physique, theology, language, id and the quest for an elusive and unsayable self-presence, after which makes use of this as a framework within which to learn his past due texts. New cognizance is paid to the strategies during which his texts generate meanings, the logics that carry those meanings jointly, and the interior contradictions of the past due poetry. this permits a brand new photograph to emerge that debts for the coherent if unequal improvement of his principles in addition to the force in the direction of systematization to be present in even his so much opaque writings. by way of returning to the texts and targeting the categorical phrases of Artaud's writing, in addition to their gleeful resourcefulness and ludicity, it's argued that Artaud has to be thought of no longer as a contestatory psychotic yet as a author of the 1st magnitude.
Accessible to either student and newcomer, this illuminating and unique research will refocus serious suggestion on either the advance of Artaud's considering and the importance of his oft-neglected later paintings.
By David Wiles
Citizenship is a contested time period which this day conjures up either policy-makers and radical activists. David Wiles lines this excellent to its classical roots, studying either theatre and citizenship as performative practices. Wiles examines how humans functionality jointly instead of as contributors, for instance via choruses or crowd behaviour within the auditorium. He explores ancient tensions among the passivity of the spectator and the lively engagement of a citizen, paying distinctive cognizance to dramatists like Aristophanes, Machiavelli and Rousseau who've translated political idea right into a theatre of, and for, energetic electorate. The e-book is a clean research of commonplace and no more primary landmarks of theatre historical past, revealing how performs functionality as social and political occasions. during this unique method of theatre background, Wiles argues that theatre is a robust medium to construct groups, and that makes an attempt to take advantage of it as a car for schooling are quite often lost.
By John S. Bak (auth.)
By Danielle Mémoire
Ils sont là, encore et toujours, ces personnages que depuis plusieurs des livres de Danielle Mémoire on retrouve : habitants du château de Brioine, qui s’agitent et parlent, vivent et meurent et échangent leurs rôles et jusqu’à leur propre histoire, cette fois sous los angeles forme théâtrale. Et l’on retrouve ici certaine scène inaugurale de l. a. saga du Corpus : le manuscrit à moitié brûlé, abandonné sous l. a. pluie à l’orée du domaine et qui, écrit d’une encre curieusement indélébile, lacunaire, et cependant corrigé - par quelle major ? -, raconte l’histoire des habitants du château de Brioine. los angeles forme théâtrale convient parfaitement à ces jeux de miroir et de reflets, à ces échanges rapides, à ces dispositifs en échos où de bien plus sombres enjeux que ceux dont il semble être query viennent donner profondeur et gravité à ce qui se donne l’élégance insolente d’un divertissement.
By Arthur Miller
Set in Brooklyn, this gripping secret starts whilst appealing, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg by surprise loses her skill to stroll. the one clue to her mysterious disease lies in her obsession with information money owed from Germany.