Theatre And Ghosts

Author: M. Luckhurst
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137345071
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Theatre And Ghosts. Theatre and Ghosts brings theatre and performance history into dialogue with the flourishing field of spectrality studies. Essays examine the histories and economies of the material operations of theatre, and the spectrality of performance and performer.


Author: Alice Rayner
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452908885
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Ghosts. Making spirits visible has been a part of the theatrical experience since at least the sixteenth century. Instead of illusions, however, ghostly doubles in theatre are materially real and pervasive. In Ghosts, Alice Rayner examines theatre as a memorial practice that is haunted by the presence of loss, looking at how aspects of stagecraft turn familiar elements into something uncanny. Citing examples from the works of Shakespeare, Beckett, and Suzan-Lori Parks as well as the films Vertigo, Gaslight, and The Sixth Sense, she begins by describing time as it is employed by theatre with multiple aspects of presence, duration, and passage. Suggesting that objects connect past to present through the sense of touch, she explores how props are suspended backstage between motion and meaning. Her final chapters consider the curtain as theatre’s means for attempting to divide real and imaginary worlds. If ghosts hover where secrets—secrets of the past, secrets from oneself, secrets of life and death—are kept, then, according to Rayner, “theatre is where ghosts best make their appearances and let communities and individuals know that we live amid secrets hiding in plain sight.” Alice Rayner is associate professor of drama at Stanford University and author of, most recently, To Act, To Do, To Perform: Drama and the Phenomenology of Action.

Ghosts Of Theatre And Cinema In The Brain

Author: M. Pizzato
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403983291
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Ghosts Of Theatre And Cinema In The Brain. Pizzato focuses on the staging of Self and Other as phantom characters inside the brain (in the 'mind's eye', as Hamlet says). He explores the brain's anatomical evolution from animal drives to human consciousness to divine aspirations, through distinctive cultural expressions in stage and screen technologies.


Author: Henrik Ibsen
ISBN: 9783939703525
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Theatre Ghost

Author: Sarah A. Combs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535331593
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Theatre Ghost. After losing her beloved grandpa Charlie to cancer, fourteen-year-old Alden Proctor moves from New York City to Michigan when her mother takes a job to save the Pantages Theatre, an old Vaudeville house fated to be demolished. Few people recall the theatre's prior existence. Well, few living people at least. But that's all about to change. Overweight, self-conscious, and sick of being bullied by skinny haters in Manhattan, Alden hopes Michigan will be a new beginning for her. But, shortly after her arrival, a neighborhood boy named Raccoon makes fun of her weight. Alden finds solace and a home in the theatre after befriending Walter, the old caretaker, and Julie, a tap-dancing theatre kid. But the Pantages has a secret, and Alden unknowingly stumbles upon it. Someone, or something doesn't want the theatre to reopen. Alden becomes a target, and she could be in danger. But Alden refuses to give up her newfound home. She's going to fight against that someone-whether they are of this world or the next.

The Haunted Stage

Author: Marvin A. Carlson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472089376
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The Haunted Stage. Uncovers the ways in which the spectator's memory informs theatrical reception.

Haunted Theatres Of East Sussex

Author: Tina Lakin
ISBN: 9780752447551
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Haunted Theatres Of East Sussex. The history of East Sussex theatres is particularly fascinating due to the sheer variety of venues that hosted plays, opera shows and musical entertainment. Tina Lakin’s interest in the rise and fall of the many piers in the county where extravagant balls and concerts were held, led her to discover the weird and sometimes tragic tales that have arisen in these spectral structures. Included in the book is a history of entertainment, from Greek tragedies to the rise of the music hall and circus acts through to the modern-day tattooist shows and successful events at Glyndebourne. From the spectre of a waif-like orphan searching for the glamour of the theatre, a phantom orchestra playing on a seaside promenade to the ghost of an unrequited backstage love affair the tales will both surprise and mystify the reader. Illustrated with over fifty unusual images, the tales will enchant the lovers of ghost stories and those interested in the rise and decline of entertainment on Britain’s south-east coast. Accompanied by interesting pictures of bygone times as well as some contemporary images, a complete history of area’s theatrical hauntings are gathered here. This collection of thought-provoking eerie tales is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in the paranormal or theatre history.