The Environment on Stage

The intention was not to put an environmental statement openly on stage, because spectators generally do not go to the theatre for didactic experience. Nor can the production team control how spectators react.

The Environment on Stage

The Environment on Stage: Scenery or Shapeshifter? investigates a pertinent voice of theatrical performance within the production and reception of ecotheatre. Theatre ecologies, unavoidably enmeshed in the environment, describe the system of sometimes perverse feedback loops running through theatrical events, productions, performances and installations. This volume applies an ecoaware spectatorial lens to explore live theatre as a living ecosystem in a literal sense. The vibrant chemistry between production and reception, and the spiralling ideas and emotions this generates in some conditions, are unavoidably driven by flows of matter and energy, thus, by the natural environment, even when human perspectives seem to dominate. The Environment on Stage is an intentionally eclectic mix of observation, close reading and qualitative research, undertaken with the aim of exploring ecocritical ideas embedded in ecotheatre from a range of perspectives. Individual chapters identify productions, performances and installations in which the environment is palpably present on stage, as it is in natural disasters such as floods, storms, famine, conflict and climate change. These themes and others are explored in the context of site-specificity, subversive spectators, frugal modes of narrative, the shifting ‘stuff’ of theatre productions, and imaginative substitutions. Ecotheatre is nothing less than vibrant matter that lets the environment speak for itself

Earth Matters on Stage

Earth Matters tells the story of how American theater has shaped popular understandings of the environment throughout the 20th century.

Earth Matters on Stage

Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater tells the story of how American theater has shaped popular understandings of the environment throughout the twentieth century as it argues for theater's potential power in the age of climate change. Using cultural and environmental history, seven chapters interrogate key moments in American theater and American environmentalism over the course of the twentieth century in the United States. It focuses, in particular, on how drama has represented environmental injustice and how inequality has become part of the American environmental landscape. As the first book-length ecocritical study of American theater, Earth Matters examines both familiar dramas and lesser-known grassroots plays in an effort to show that theater can be a powerful force for social change from frontier drama of the late nineteenth century to the eco-theater movement. This book argues that theater has always and already been part of the history of environmental ideas and action in the United States. Earth Matters also maps the rise of an ecocritical thought and eco-theater practice - what the author calls ecodramaturgy - showing how theater has informed environmental perceptions and policies. Through key plays and productions, it identifies strategies for artists who want their work to contribute to cultural transformation in the face of climate change.

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd offers a radical revision of the aesthetics and politics of absurdist drama by a team of leading international scholars.

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd offers a radical revision of the aesthetics and politics of absurdist drama by a team of leading international scholars.

Stephen Poliakoff on Stage and Screen

Entering the debate, Raymond Williams made some useful distinctions between the naturalist emphasis with 'its demonstration of the production of character by a powerful natural or social environment' (1980: 127) and 'high naturalism' in ...

Stephen Poliakoff on Stage and Screen

Over four decades, Stephen Poliakoff has proved himself to be a distinctive dramatist in the mediums of theatre, film and television. Moving from playwright to television and film director, he has been hailed as 'TV's foremost writer' (Independent) and as 'one of our most poetic and best TV dramatists' (Daily Telegraph). In the USA, his TV 'films' have received industry acclaim, The Lost Prince winning three Emmy Awards and Gideon's Daughter two Golden Globes. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of Poliakoff's work for stage and screen and a framework for its critical evaluation. It will prove invaluable to students of theatre, film, and television studies. Robin Nelson locates Poliakoff's distinctive vision and fierce independence as a writer and director in both personal and public histories and against industry contexts. He charts Poliakoff's 'meteoric rise' as a playwright, and his 'second starburst' in television drama since Shooting the Past (1999) which re-affirmed his reputation as a dramatist of distinction. While the chronology of Poliakoff's impressive output is clearly laid out, works are discussed in thematic clusters ranging across mediums to afford a fresh perspective. The book covers 'issue dramas', 'quirky strong women' and 'histories/memories' as well as Poliakoff's early developing dramaturgy, and it examines in detail the later feature films and television dramas which have secured his reputation as our most distinctive television dramatist.

Sound Mixing

Mixing to stereo 7 Info Jhen you are listening to a band or an orchestra performing on stage , you are listening to the environment as much as the individual sounds . Info I think it imperative to explain what it is we do when mixing to ...

Sound Mixing

A clear, concise, and detailed guide to sound mixing, this work offers secrets and techniques to help readers become better producers. Before and after audio examples are provided from an actual multi-track recording to explain the principles contained in the book.

Between Stage and Screen

It is often said that theater focusses on characters, film on their environment. This is a doubtful truth, since the possibilities in film to use close-ups makes it even more character-centred in a sense than theater.

Between Stage and Screen

Ingmar Bergman is worldwide known as a film and stage director. Yet no-one has attempted to compare his stage and screen activities. In Between Stage and Screen Egil Törnqvist examines formal and thematical correspondences and differences between a number of Bergman's stage, screen, and radio productions. In the prologue Bergman's spiritual and aesthetic heritage and his position in the twentieth century media landscape is outlined. In the epilogue the question is answered to what extent one can speak of Bergman's directorial 'method' irrespective of the chosen medium.

Handbook of Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Piaget (1948) outlined how a child grows from being an infant who uses reflexes to act on the environment to an adolescent who is able to use ... In this stage, infants must learn to distinguish themselves from their environments.

Handbook of Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Handbook of Human Behavior and the Social Environment is a compendium of new theories for all aspects of social work practice. It pulls together major theories and concepts used in the field. By synthesizing this wide knowledge base via practical points of view and tracing the socio-historical evolution of its content and the role of the social worker, this handbook will assist social workers in achieving their primary goals: fostering human well-being and competent social functioning. The authors describe the current social work curriculum developed by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, demonstrating how client and constituency engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation are guided by knowledge of human behavior and the social environment (HBSE) theory. The Handbook applies HBSE theories differently depending on client system size, context, and needs. Major concepts include power, oppression, and identity formation. This essential, up-to-date volume formulates strategies to eliminate personal bias and to promote human rights. In addition, it integrates ethics, research, policy content, diversity, human rights, and social, economic, and environmental justice issues. It will serve as an insightful and influential guide to students, professors, and social workers.

International Protection of the Environment

Thus, only minimal data collection takes place at this stage. 25. At the Screening Stage, the potential of each chemical for environmental exposure and effects is assessed. Exposure potential is estimated on the basis of the release ...

International Protection of the Environment


Environmental Handbook for Building and Civil Engineering Projects

... 3.3.1 9 maintenance and records , guidance on , stage 13 management of the site , 2.3 , stage 3 management of sub - contractors , 2.3.10 management , environmental , 2.3.1 materials and processes of potential environmental concern ...

Environmental Handbook for Building and Civil Engineering Projects

This handbook contains information and practical guidance on the environmental issues likely to be encountered at each stage in the tendering and construction phases of a builidng or civil engineering project. It is aimed at informing construciton managers, clients, designers and other consultants, engineers and scientists on their obligations and the opportunities open to them to improve the industrys environmental performance.

Environmental Problem Solving

The engineer buries him or herself in technical matters and becomes a teamplayer who ignores the ramifications of the job on society and on the environment. Stage 4. The engineer recognizes that the firm is part of the larger profession ...

Environmental Problem Solving

Human influences create both environmental problems and barriers to effective policy aimed at addressing those problems. In effect, environmental managers manage people as much as they manage the environment. Therefore, they must gain an understanding of the psychological and sociopolitical dimensions of environmental problems that they are attempting to resolve. In Environmental Problem Solving, Alan Miller reappraises conventional analyses of environmental problems using lessons from the psychosocial disciplines. He combines the disciplines of ecology, political sociology and psychology to produce a more adaptive approach to problem-solving that is specifically geared toward the environmetal field. Numerous case studies demonstrate the practical application of theory in a way that is useful to technical and scientific professionals as well as to policy makers and planners. Alan Miller is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.

A Handbook on Environmental Assessment of Regional Development Plans and EU Structural Funds Programmes

Enviionmentai Situation - deveioping a baseiine Fund Stage One approach to initiating this SEA stage is to review the environmental and sustainable development results deriving from interim or ex-post evaluations from the previous ...

A Handbook on Environmental Assessment of Regional Development Plans and EU Structural Funds Programmes


A New Technological Era for American Agriculture

Information about stage one , formation of a recombinant DNA - modified organism , and stage two , its deliberate release or accidental escape into the environment contributes to risk - source characterization .

A New Technological Era for American Agriculture


Advances in Parasitology

A development stage which depends on alternation of hosts or host-environment or environment-host alternation for ... or holding stage (with development being suspended in it and the stage "waiting" for total change of environment).

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

Spaces for Children

What of the researcher who wishes to use intervention or institutional studies to answer stage 2 questions? To do this it is necessary to specify what aspects of the built environment are involved, either by direct manipulation or by ...

Spaces for Children

As a developmental psychologist with a strong interest in children's re sponse to the physical environment, I take particular pleasure in writing a foreword to the present volume. It provides impressive evidence of the con cern that workers in environmental psychology and environmental design are displaying for the child as a user of the designed environment and indi cates a recognition of the need to apply theory and findings from develop mental and environmental psychology to the design of environments for children. This seems to me to mark a shift in focus and concern from the earlier days of the interaction between environmental designers and psy chologists that occurred some two decades ago and provided the impetus for the establishment of environmental psychology as a subdiscipline. Whether because children-though they are consumers of designed environments are not the architect's clients or because it seemed easier to work with adults who could be asked to make ratings of environmental spaces and comment on them at length, a focus on the child in interaction with en vironments was comparatively slow in developing in the field of environ ment and behavior. As the chapters of the present volume indicate, that situation is no longer true today, and this is a change that all concerned with the well-being and optimal functioning of children will welcome.

The Drama Theatre and Performance Companion

One of the first university courses in stage lighting was taught by Stanley McCandless, who was appointed in 1925 to teach at Yale. His teaching resulted in two books – A Syllabus of Stage Lighting (1931) and A Method of Lighting the ...

The Drama  Theatre and Performance Companion

This complete companion to the study of drama, theatre and performance studies is an essential reference point for students undertaking or preparing to undertake a course either at university or at drama school. Designed as a single reference resource, it introduces the main components of the subject, the key theories and thinkers, as well as vital study skills. Written by a highly regarded academic and practitioner with a wealth of expertise and experience in teaching, Mangan takes students from studio to stage, from lecture theatre to workshop, covering practice as well as theory and history. Reliable and comprehensive, this guide is invaluable throughout a degree or course at various levels. It is essential reading for undergraduate students of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at universities, drama schools and conservatoires, as well as AS and A Level students studying Drama and Theatre who are considering studying the subject at degree level.

Miss Julie

This would permit an audience to see how the behaviour of the characters on stage is determined by the environment in which they live. His key demand for the Naturalist stage was therefore: 'Environment should determine character'.

Miss Julie

Miss Julie (1888), written in a fortnight, was regarded by Strindberg as his masterpiece, 'the first naturalistic tragedy of the Swedish drama'. Shocking in subject-matter, revolutionary in technique, it was fiercely attacked on publication for immorality. On Midsummer Eve, Miss Julie, the daughter of a count, sleeps with her father's valet, Jean. The subsequent conflict between sexual passion and social position, which leads to her suicide, is presented with startling modernity. The play's premiere at Strindberg's experimental theatre in Denmark in 1889 was banned by the censor and its first public production three years later in Berlin aroused such protests that it was withdrawn after one performance. Miss Julie has since become one of Strindberg's most popular and frequently performed plays. Commentary and notes by David Thomas and Jo Taylor.

Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music Sound Art and Design

The sound texture is adapted from the cacophonous overture of Ligeti's "Le Grand Macabre," a collage of sonorities adequate to what we see on stage. Since the environment consists of multiple avatars the course of the performance is ...

Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music  Sound  Art and Design

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, EvoMUSART 2012, held in Málaga, Spain, in April 2012, colocated with the Evo* 2012 events EuroGP, EvoCOP, EvoBIO, and EvoApplications. Due to its significant growth in the last 10 years, this 10th EvoMUSART event has become an Evo* conference in 2012. The 15 revised full papers and 5 poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 43 submissions. They cover a wide range of topics reflecting the current state of research in the field, including theory, generation, computer aided creativity, computational creativity, and automation.

The Environment

The Environment


Fracture Mechanics

... dislocation density, etc. b) Mean tress and stress ratio c) Aggressiveness of the environment d) Surface damage initiation Stage II: This fatigue process is referred to as the power growth behavior usually characterized by the Paris ...

Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics is a graduate level text/professional reference that describes the analytical methods used to derive stress and strain functions related to fracture mechanics. The focus of the book will be on modeling and problem solving as tools to be used in interpreting the meaning of a mathematical solution for a particular engineering problem or situation. Once this is accomplished, the reader should be able to think mathematically, foresee metallurgically the significance of microstructural parameters on properties, analyze the mechanical behavior of materials, and recognize realistically how dangerous a crack is in a stressed structure, which may fail catastrophically. This book differs from others in that the subject matter is organized around the modeling and predicating approaches that are used to explain the detrimental effects of crack growth events. Thus, this book will take a more practical approach and make it especially useful as a basic reference for professional engineers.

David Belasco

pheric tone, Belasco's direction quickly brings the environment to life through appropriate stage business and sound effects. “Betts [the church organist] enters folding doors L. He is carrying a candle. As he places candle on table and ...

David Belasco

A pioneer of stage naturalism, David Belasco has come to be universally recognized as one of the first important directors in the history of the American stage. Lise-Lone Marker's book is a full-length stylistic analysis and re-evaluation of his scenic art. Based on a rich body of primary sources, among which are Belasco's promptbooks and papers, the book synthesizes the aims, methods, and techniques inherent in the naturalistic production style that Belasco developed during the six decades of his career. The elements of that style—the magic reality of his stage settings, his innovations in plastic lighting, his directorial method—are also seen in the context of theatrical developments elsewhere. On the basis of this synthesis. Professor Marker reconstructs and analyzes four of Belasco's most important productions, each representative of a distinct phase of his directorial art. Her explorations uncover much new information about Belasco and the American theatre around the turn of the century. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.