A History of Scandinavian Theatre

A balanced and authoritative account of the theatrical history of all three Scandinavian countries.

Author: Frederick J. Marker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521392372

Category: Drama

Page: 384

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A balanced and authoritative account of the theatrical history of all three Scandinavian countries.

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

Marker, Frederick J., and Lise-Lone Marker. A History of Scandinavian Theatre.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. . The Scandinavian Theatre.
Oxford: Blackwell, 1975. Mawby, Janet. Writers and Politics in Modern
Scandinavia.

Author: Jan Sjåvik

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the present day. While much of it is unknown outside of the region, some has gained worldwide popularity, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the stories of Isak Dinesen, and the plays of Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. While obviously including the area's most famous works, the Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater also provides information on lesser known authors and currents trends, literary circles and journals, and historical background. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, which together make this reference the most comprehensive and up to date work of its kind related to Scandinavian literature and theater available anywhere.

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A History of Scandinavian Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge ... The creative
genius of Iceland seems to have expressed itself more richly in its literary sagas
than in its theater, which is largely a derivative of Scandinavian theater. In the
twentieth ...

Author: Beth Osnes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874367956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 439

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A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world. * A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater) * Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Theatre history can provide a tightly woven picture of those values, desires, and
needs which constitute the public ... Frederik M. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker, A
History of Scandinavian Theatre (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)
 ...

Author: S.E. Wilmer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587295210

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

A History of Irish Theatre 1601 2000

As recently as the public debate over In the Shadow of the Glen , Yeats had told
the readers of the United Irishman that they should take as their model a theatre '
that will reflect the life of Ireland as the Scandinavian theatre reflects the ...

Author: Christopher Morash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646826

Category: History

Page: 322

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Chris Morash's widely-praised account of Irish Theatre traces an often forgotten history leading up to the Irish Literary Revival. He then follows that history to the present by creating a remarkably clear picture of the cultural contexts which produced the playwrights who have been responsible for making Irish theatre's world-wide historical and contemporary reputation. The main chapters are each followed by shorter chapters, focusing on a single night at the theatre. This prize-winning book is an essential, entertaining and highly original guide to the history and performance of Irish theatre.

Theatre History Studies

In REVELS HISTORY OF DRAMA IN ENGLISH . VOL . VI : 1750-1880 . Michael R
. Booth , Richard Southern , Frederick & Lise - Lone Marker , Robertson Davies .
London : Methuen , 1975 . A HISTORY OF SCANDINAVIAN THEATRE .

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A History of the Theatre

Giraudoux to Beckett ( Yale , 1961 ) BERNARD HEWITT , Theatre U . S . A . ,
1668 – 1957 ( New York , 1959 ) PAUL ... MARKER and FREDERICK J .
MARKER , The Scandinavian Theatre : A Short History ( Oxford , 1975 ) DAVID
MAYER and ...

Author: Glynne William Gladstone Wickham

Publisher: Oxford : Phaidon

ISBN: 9780714823225

Category: Theater

Page: 264

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Covers 3,000 years of theatre history (including opera, ballet, cinema and spectacle, compares and contrasts Eastern and Western drama and examines and explains the actor's place in society. An invaluable sourcebook for ideas with 230 illustrations carefully selected).

The Genius of the Scandinavian Theater

Author: Evert Sprinchorn

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Category: English drama

Page: 637

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History of the Literature of the Scandinavian North

In 1720 Etienne Capion , a member of a French theatrical company which had
been giving representations at the court , obtained the privilege of building a
theatre , where in the beginning French and German plays alternated . Two years
later ...

Author: Frederik Winkel Horn

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Category: Scandinavian literature

Page: 507

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Masterpieces of Modern Scandinavian Theatre

2 , 1961 SPRINCHORN , EVERT ( Editor ) , The Genius of the Scandinavian
Theatre , New York , 1964 Nordahl Grieg GUSTAFSON , ALRIK , “ The
Scandinavian Countries , " in A History of Modern Drama . Edited by Barrett H .
Clark and ...

Author: Robert Willoughby Corrigan

Publisher:

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Category: English drama

Page: 480

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The Cambridge Companion to Ibsen

In this 1994 book sixteen chapters explore Ibsen's life and work and his influence on the modern theatre, with supporting reference material.

Author: James McFarlane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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In this 1994 book sixteen chapters explore Ibsen's life and work and his influence on the modern theatre, with supporting reference material.

History of the Theatre

HILLESTROM , G . Theatre and Ballet in Sweden . Stockholm , 1953 . MARKER ,
FREDERICK J . , AND LISE - LONE MARKER . A History of the Scandinavian
Theatre . Cambridge , 1996 . MCCABE , WILLIAM H . An Introduction to the Jesuit
 ...

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 688

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Known as the "bible" of theatre history, Brockett and Hildy's History of the Theatre is the most comprehensive and widely used survey of theatre history in the market. This 40th Anniversary Edition retains all of the traditional features that have made History of the Theatre the most successful text of its kind, including worldwide coverage, more than 530 photos and illustrations, useful maps, and the expertise of Oscar G. Brockett and Franklin J. Hildy, two of the most widely respected theatre historians in the field. As with every edition, the text reflects the current state of knowledge and brings the history of theatre up to the present. This tenth edition continues to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment of theatre history available.

Ibsen Scandinavia and the Making of a World Drama

Reveals the processes by which Ibsen's drama, while firmly rooted in his Scandinavian origins, was appropriated by other European traditions.

Author: Narve Fulsås

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110718777X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Henrik Ibsen's drama is the most prominent and lasting contribution of the cultural surge seen in Scandinavian literature in the later nineteenth century. When he made his debut in Norway in 1850, the nation's literary presence was negligible, yet by 1890 Ibsen had become one of Europe's most famous authors. Contrary to the standard narrative of his move from restrictive provincial origins to liberating European exile, Narve Fulss and Tore Rem show how Ibsen's trajectory was preconditioned on his continued embeddedness in Scandinavian society and culture, and that he experienced great success in his home markets. This volume traces how Ibsen's works first travelled outside Scandinavia and studies the mechanisms of his appropriation in Germany, Britain and France. Engaging with theories of book dissemination and world literature, and re-assessing the emergence of 'peripheral' literary nations, this book provides new perspectives on the work of this major figure of European literature and theatre.

The History of World Theater

Krzyzanowski , Julian , History of Polish Literature . Warsaw ... Laufe , Abe , The
Wic ' nd Stage : A History of Theater Censorship and Harassment in the United
States . ... and Marker , Lise - Lone , The Scandinavian Theatre : A Short History .

Author: Margot Berthold

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 644

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Felicia Londre explores the world of theatre as diverse as the Entertainments of the Stuart court and Arthur Miller directing Chinese actors at the Beijing People's Art Theatre in Death of a Salesman. Londre examines: Restoration comedies; the Comedie Francais; Italian opera seria; plays of the Surm und Grand movement; Russian, French, and Spanish Romantic dramas; American minstrel shows; Brecht and dialectical theatre; Dighilev; Dada; Expressionism, Theatre of the Absurd productions, and other forms of experimental theatre of the late-20th century."

Strindberg and Modernist Theatre

This book offers a detailed critical analysis of Strindberg's major works in performance, created after his psychic upheaval, which he called his "Inferno.

Author: Frederick J. Marker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521039390

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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This book offers a detailed critical analysis of Strindberg's major works in performance, created after his psychic upheaval, which he called his "Inferno." Ranging from the early productions of Max Reinhardt and Olof Molander to the reinterpretations of Robert Lepage, Robert Wilson, and Ingmar Bergman, the study explores the crucial impact of this dramatist's method of playwriting. Each chapter ends with a section devoted to innovative Strindberg performances on the contemporary stage.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

Author: Gary Hoppenstand

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 96

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An encyclopedia describes all aspects of world culture, broken down into six regional categories, discussing the art, dance, fashion, food, pastimes, periodicals, recreation, and transportation of each region.

Nordic Theatre Studies

Various large projects are at the plan ning stage at the institute - concerning
Norwegian theatre history and the theories and methods of the study of theatre ( "
Basic Problems in Aesthetic Research ” ) . Disser - tations are being written on
the ...

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International Theatre Yearbook

London , Open Books Publishing Ltd . Marker , Frederick : The Scandinavian
theatre : a short history . Oxford , Blackwell . Massine , Leonide : Massine on
choreography : theory and exercises in composition . London , Faber . Monahan ,
James ...

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Edward Gordon Craig and The Pretenders

It will also serve as a supplementary text for courses in modern stage design and theory. This is the first volume of a Special Issues series to be published in cooperation with the American Society for Theatre Research.

Author: Frederick J. Marker

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 134

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Edward Gordon Craig (1872–1966), was a theatrical visionary whose work has had a profound and lasting effect on the develop­ment of scene design in this century. The Markers provide a detailed critical study of one of Craig’s most significant ef­forts, the historic but virtually uninvestigat­ed production of Ibsen’s The Pretenders at the Danish Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, in 1926. In addition to copious newspaper reviews and other published evidence, the Markers consult a wide range of unpublished sources and documents—promptbooks, “signal books” containing sound and light cues, the stage manager’s records and floor plans, and the daily rehearsal schedule. They also rely heavily on Craig’s own notebooks and memoranda. Discussing Craig’s designs for principal scenes, the Markers refer to actual stage floor plans, surviving scene photographs, designs for older productions, and sketches from the promptbook of the director, Johannes Poul­sen. Craig’s correspondence with Poulsen also yields a wealth of illustration. Of special interest is a series of designs and preliminary sketches for costumes. The majority of the 40 illustrations in this book are previously unpublished. This first detailed study in any language of Craig’s Pretenders will interest students of modern stage forms and theories. It will also serve as a supplementary text for courses in modern stage design and theory. This is the first volume of a Special Issues series to be published in cooperation with the American Society for Theatre Research.

Filmed Theatre and Tragic Form in the Late Work of Carl Th Dreyer

Author: Linda E. Podheiser

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Page: 230

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