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Rozik, Eli
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of fictional worlds in a set of fifteen arts, including theatre, opera, figurative ballet, mime, audio drama, figurative drawing/painting, figurative sculpture, strip cartoon, animation, puppet theatre, still photography, photo-novel, silent movie, cinema and TV drama. Due to their extreme differences, the combination of different arts in the description of a single fictional world, and the translation from one medium to another, are considered problematic. While such differences do not concern fictional creativity, which applies the same poetic and rhetoric rules whatever the medium, it is widely accepted that the problem lies in the extreme differences between the mediums of description. In contrast, this study explores their common grounds. These arts are iconic in nature, and if 'iconicity' is re-defined in terms of imprinting images on matter and mediation of language, and as reflecting the common roots of these mediums in a preverbal mode of imagistic thinking, therein is an explanation of their possible combination and translation from one medium to another without impairing the receivers' reading, interpreting and experiencing capacities. Eli Rozik analyses numerous fictional worlds in all these arts, produced during the last 2,500 years of artistic creativity, especially in theatre, art and cinema. This book presupposes that principles underlying the generation of descriptions of fictional worlds by the theatre medium, as proposed in two earlier works (Generating Theatre Meaning and Fictional Thinking), also apply to all the iconic/fictional arts. The text-book format of the volume has been purposefully designed to address the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students, suiting the structure of university courses and providing all necessary information to access the images/artistic works discussed in the volume via the web and Google. This inter-art journey from theatre theory to the arts is compelling reading for all those involved and engaged in artistic creativity. 299pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194253
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Inventory #27367
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.12 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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Scharf, Walter Accompanied By Freedland, Michael
Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. 231pp.
Vallentine Mitchell, 1988, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0853032211
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Inventory #23074
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Afford,Thelma
From the 1920s to the 1940s, there was a diverse flowering of amateur theatres in Adelaide which were experimental, creatively inventive and ahead of their times. Other Australian capital cities had their own Little Theatres during this period, but some of the Adelaide theatres were unique in anticipating later creative theatre movements, including overseas ones. These Little Theatres helped to form the basis of Adelaide's reputation as 'the city of culture' and also laid the groundwork for the later development of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Certainly the subsequent landscapes of the Australian theatre scene would have been very different without Adelaide's Little Theatres of the 1920s to 1940s. 240pp.
Currency Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0868197505
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Inventory #11998
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Butler, Robert
In The Art of Darkness: Staging the Philip Pullman Trilogy, Robert Butler tells the story of this theatrical epic from first rehearsal to first night, taking the reader on a back stage journey of a production unrivalled in its narrative scope and staging. The Art of Darkness is a terrific account of how the magic of Philip Pullman's world of daemons, witches and armoured bears is created on stage in front of a live audience. A 'must have' extra for any fan of these incredible novels. N.B. Very slight crease to corners.118pp.
National Theatre/Oberon Books, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1840024143
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Inventory #23159
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Schabas, Ezra
The Royal Conservatory of Music, founded in 1886, is rich in history and genius. Its long tradition of excellence in musical training and examining places it among the leading music schools of the world. Glenn Gould, Lois Marshall, Teresa Stratas, Jon Vickers, Mario Bernardi, and many other international artists have studied there. Amply illustrated, with over forty photographs dating back to the school's first years, this book is an unvarnished account of its controversial leaders, its successes and failures, its encounters with the musical and academic world, and its passions. In this smoothly paced narrative, your favourite musicians, teachers, and examiners will come to life to revive your memories. 288pp.
Dundurn Group Ltd ,Canada, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1550025406
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Inventory #14461
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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