Theatre Symposium, V17: Outdoor Performance

Theatre Symposium, V17: Outdoor Performance

By: Jay Malarcher (editor)Paperback

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Outdoor drama takes many forms: ancient Greek theatre, open-air performances of Shakespeare at summer festivals, and re-enactments of landmark historical events. The essays gathered in 'Outdoor Performance,' Volume 17 of the annual journal Theatre Symposium, address outdoor theatre's many manifestations, including the historical and non-traditional. Among other subjects, these essays explore the rise of 'airdomes' as performance spaces in the American Midwest in the first half of the 20th century; the civic-religious pageants staged by certain Mormon congregations; Wheels-A-Rolling, and other railroad themed pageants; first-hand accounts of the innovative Hunter Hills theatre program in Tennessee; the role of traditional outdoor historical drama, particularly the long-running performances of Paul Green's The Lost Colony; and the rise of the part dance, part sport, part performance phenomenon 'parkour'-- the improvised traversal of obstacles found in both urban and rural landscapes.

About Author

Jay Malarcher is Associate Professor of Theatre at West Virginia University.

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  • ISBN13: 9780817355555
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780817355555
  • ISBN10: 0817355553

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