Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility: Landscape and Journey
Huge Savings Item! Save 12% on the Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility: Landscape and Journey by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press at Biblio Smiles. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility begins with a moment in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra in which Cleopatra says to Antony, ''Not know me yet?''
What can we know? This study—aimed at students, teachers, and theater artists—suggests that the attempt to know the dramaturgy of a play is little different from the attempt to know another person for whom we care.
Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility explores the interplay between the known and the unknown from two perspectives—landscape and journey. Part I (Landscape) is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 surveys this landscape using conversation to better understand the role of conversation in our work with a play and with our collaborators. Chapter 2 explores ways in which pleasure guides and informs knowledge by focusing first on the landscape of time, particularly how time makes all pleasure (and pain) temporary; then considers the landscape of research, particularly the ambivalence among dramaturges about this word. Chapter 3 looks at the pattern that is a play's landscape—surveying methods of dramaturgical analysis and the role of methodology itself.
Part II (Journey) moves to rehearsal for Antony and Cleopatra at the Guthrie Theater in the fall of 2001 and winter of 2002—a production directed by Mark Lamos with Laila Robins as Cleopatra, Robert Cuccioli as Antony, and Stephen Yoakum as Enobarbus. This case study follows that journey from first contact with script and production team to final preview, as explored by artists willing to accept the challenges created by any serious encounter with a play. Part II allows the Landscapes of Part I to resonate inside a more or less chronological account of one particular journey—as we engage, explore, and respond to a play's dramaturgy.
|Manufacturer:||Fairleigh Dickinson University Press|
|Publisher:||Fairleigh Dickinson University Press|
|Studio:||Fairleigh Dickinson University Press|
|Item Weight:||1.15 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.88 x 9.38 x 9.38 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.45 pounds|
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