Full of ideas and provocations from a range of theatre practitioners, and drawing on examples from inside and outside of the performing arts, Towards a Civic Theatre makes the case for a new kind of theatre fit for purpose in an already ...
Author: Dan Hutton
Category: Performing Arts
It's easy to blame the difficulties theatre now faces on the longest shutdown of stages since the mid-seventeenth century. But these problems began some time before a global pandemic. Decades of free market ideas, ten years of austerity, and the slow encroachment of private space have all worked together to create an industry struggling to define its purpose. The virus was a symptom, not the cause. In Towards A Civic Theatre, director Dan Hutton argues that a theatre which isn't civic in outlook is not worth fighting for. Full of ideas and provocations from a range of theatre practitioners, and drawing on examples from inside and outside of the performing arts, it makes the case for a new kind of theatre fit for purpose in an already tumultuous twenty-first century. It is a toolkit, a guide, an offer to audiences and a call to arms for artistic leaders of tomorrow.
Moreover, the abandonment of a nationalist programming philosophy after the first season symbolically weakened the artistic connection between the civic theatre and the nation-state.26 Inching towards the civic did not necessarily mean ...
Author: Michael McKinnie
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Social Science
In every major city, there exists a complex exchange between urban space and the institution of the theatre. City Stages is an interdisciplinary and materialist analysis of this relationship as it has existed in Toronto since 1967. Locating theatre companies ? their sites and practices ? in Toronto?s urban environment, Michael McKinnie focuses on the ways in which the theatre has adapted to changes in civic ideology, environment, and economy. Over the past four decades, theatre in Toronto has been increasingly implicated in the civic self-fashioning of the city and preoccupied with the consequences of the changing urban political economy. City Stages investigates a number of key questions that relate to this pattern. How has theatre been used to justify certain forms of urban development in Toronto? How have local real estate markets influenced the ways in which theatre companies acquire and use performance space? How does the analysis of theatre as an urban phenomenon complicate Canadian theatre historiography? McKinnie uses the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts as case studies and considers theatrical companies such as Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto Workshop Productions, Buddies in Bad Times, and Necessary Angel in his analysis. City Stages combines primary archival research with the scholarly literature emerging from both the humanities and social sciences. The result is a comprehensive and empirical examination of the relationship between the theatrical arts and the urban spaces that house them.
London as a major centre for professional , public - oriented ( as well as court - oriented ) theatre - plays and ... tilted in the extreme not only towards provincial theatre but also towards early court theatre and spectacle .
Author: Anne Lancashire
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: British Drama League
... announced that Edinburgh Corporation would buy the planned civic theatre but, after those plans were abandoned, ... one correspondent for The Times complained that the public hostility towards theatres of the eighteenth century had ...
Author: Angela Bartie
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.
43 Bristol, University Theatre Collections, box 2.8/23/A5, letter from Moro to Southern dated 14 November 1952. ... 50 'Labour Won't Back 600-seat Plan', Western Evening Herald, 27 February 1970; 'Moves Towards Civic Theatre', ...
Author: Alistair Fair
During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors to this volume explore these ideas in a variety of contexts, from detailed discussions of key architects’ work (including Denys Lasdun, Peter Moro, Cedric Price and Heinrich Tessenow) to broader surveys of theatre in West Germany and Japan. Other contributions examine the Malmö Stadsteater, ’ideal’ theatres in post-war North America, ’found space’ in 1960s New York, and Postmodernity in 1980s East Germany. Together these essays shed new light on this complex building type and also contribute to the wider architectural history of the twentieth century.
Behind the lava dam, tuff and debris, washed in from the hill slopes at the back, built an alluvial flat that extended upstream towards the Civic Theatre building. "This volcano was very small but it has created exceedingly complex ...
TOWARDS THE CIVIC THEATRE HUGH JENKINS WHAT is a civic theatre — a building owned by the local authority and used by the various amateur groups in the community from time to time ? Is that a civic theatre ? Well certainly it is , of a ...
Author: Ellis Hillman
Category: City planning
The Village Players are listed as a founding CTA member in Young's broadsheet , ' Towards a Civic Theatre : Toronto , July 17 , 1945 , ' Dora Mavor Moore Papers , Box 91 47 See the programs ' The Civic Theatre Association 3rd Season ...
The Village Players are listed as a founding CTA member in Young's broadsheet , ' Towards a Civic Theatre : Toronto , July 17 , 1945 , Dora Mavor Moore Papers , Box 91 47 See the programs ' The Civic Theatre Association 3rd Season ...
Category: Canadian drama