The Performer s Tale

A biography of Patience Collier – an actress whose career spanned a golden age of performance from the 1930s to the 1980s – and an overview of theatre, film, TV and radio in Britain over half a century.

The Performer s Tale

A portrait of the life of the actress Patience Collier – whose career spanned a golden age of performance from the 1930s to the 1980s – and a fascinating overview of some fifty years of changing styles and tastes in film, television and popular culture.

The Idea of the Canterbury Tales

It is often a help to imagine Chaucer reading The Canterbury Tales aloud at court , but the model of an extended performance is embodied in the work . We are drawn into a relationship with a monologuist , a performer .

The Idea of the Canterbury Tales

Discusses Chaucer's intentions concerning the genre, tone, morality, and unity of the Canterbury Tales as well as the realization of his design in style and structure

Street Performers and Society in Urban Japan 1600 1900

kōshaku, as well as reciters of comic “punch-line tales” called otoshi-banashi (later rakugo), were taking professional names (kyōmei, literally “crazy names”), distributing flyers, collecting coins, and otherwise acting in ways that ...

Street Performers and Society in Urban Japan  1600 1900

This book presents a thoroughly researched and meticulously documented study of the emergence, development, and demise of music, theatre, recitation, and dance witnessed by the populace on thoroughfares, plazas, and makeshift outdoor performance spaces in Edo/Tokyo. For some three hundred years this city was the centre of such arts, both sacred and secular. This study outlines the nature of the performances, explores the social relations which lay behind them, and reveals vast complexity: an obligation of gift-giving on the part of observers; performers who were often economic migrants fallen on hard times; relations of performance to social class; a class system much more finely gradated than the official four caste system; and institutions of professional organization and registration, enforced by government, with penalties for unregistered performers. The book discusses how performing, witnessing, and rewarding performance were closely bound up with economy, society and government, how the interaction between various groups related to socio-economic advancement, how the system of street performance reinforced social control, and how the balance between different groups shifted over time.

The Performers

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The Performers

Tom Foster and Noah Webster have been together for three years. In that time, Tom has completed his doctorate, Noah has begun working on his master's, and both men have come into their own as performers. Suddenly international recognition becomes a reality instead of a dream. They even perform at the dedication of a concert hall at the University of Aragoni. But it's not all smooth sailing. They still have to battle Noah's Uncle Joe over the division of property he owned with Noah's late father. Tom's father has been distant ever since Tom chose music over law school. And Noah's mother's attitude toward his relationship with Tom leaves something to be desired. With their busy performance schedules, will Tom and Noah be able to make peace with their parents and get a fair deal?

Japanese Singers of Tales Ten Centuries of Performed Narrative

Social Context and History Like the blind minstrels who recited the heike narrative, the performers of nō and mai were of outcaste social status by virtue of their birth and place of abode: they were fellows of the ritualists called ...

Japanese Singers of Tales  Ten Centuries of Performed Narrative

Alison Tokita presents a series of case studies that demonstrate the persistence of Japanese sung narratives in a multiplicity of genres over ten centuries together with factors contributing to change in narrative performance. Narratives that were continually re-told and recycled in different versions and formats over a long period of time served to build people's sense of a common identity over space (the geographical extent of 'Japan') and time (the enduring power of many specific narratives). The elements of variation and change relate to the move away from oral narrative to text-based performance, and from a simple narrative situation with one performer to complex theatrical narratives with dancers, singers and other musicians. Tokita includes substantial musical analysis and exploration of theoretical issues, as well as documentation of important performance traditions, all of which are extant.

The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson

said one ; but it appears the compliment was not strong enough for the performers , who ( forgetful of the proverb ) took up the tale in person . “ Well ! ” said Johnson . " I mayn't be no sailor , but , I can dance !

The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson


The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson The wrecker

said one ; but it appears the compliment was not strong enough for the performers , who ( forgetful of the proverb ) took up the tale in person . “ Well ! ” said Johnson . " I mayn't be no sailor , but I can dance !

The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson  The wrecker


Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands

However, the chanter in text 18 has not used the third person singular remote past verb form lea, like the chanter of the tale excerpted in text 10 did. The latter performer used lea more than eighty lines into the tale, ...

Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands

The genres of sung tales that are the subject of this volume are one of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Composed and performed by specialist bards, they are a highly valued art form. From a comparative viewpoint they are remarkable both for their scale and complexity, and for the range of variation that is found among regional genres and individual styles. Though their existence has previously been noted by researchers working in the Highlands, and some recordings made of them, most of these genres have not been studied in detail until quite recently, mainly because of the challenging range of disciplinary expertise that is required--in anthropology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. This volume presents a set of interrelated studies by researchers in all of those fields, and by a Papua New Guinea Highlander who has assisted with the research based on his lifelong familiarity with one of the regional genres. The studies presented here (all of them previously unpublished and written especially for this volume) are of groundbreaking significance not only for specialists in Melanesia or the Pacific, but also for readers with a more general interest in comparative poetics, mythology, musicology, or verbal art.

Collected Adventure Tales Illustrated Edition

The room was both cold and close; a jet of gas, which continually menaced the heads of the performers, shed a coarse illumination; the mouth-organ sounded shrill and dismal; and the faces of all concerned were church-like in their ...

Collected Adventure Tales  Illustrated Edition

This carefully crafted ebook: "Collected Adventure Tales: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Catriona, The Wrecker, The Ebbe-Tide, St Ives, Island Nights' Entertainments, The Adventure of the Hansom Cab and more (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: Novels: Treasure Island Kidnapped (Adventures of David Balfour I) Catriona (Adventures of David Balfour II) The Wrecker The Ebb-Tide St Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses Short Stories: Island Nights' Entertainments (South Sea Tales) The Adventure of the Hansom Cab The Adventure of Prince Florizel and a Detective The Misadventures of John Nicholson

Storytelling in Northern Zambia

in the construction of their tales or are constrained by a fairly rigid notion of what their particular story ought to be. ... If there is deliberate manipulation of the details between renditions of a tale by the same performers, ...

Storytelling in Northern Zambia

Storytelling plays an important part in the vibrant cultural life of Zambia and in many other communities across Africa. This innovative book provides a collection and analysis of oral narrative traditions as practiced by five Bemba-speaking ethnic groups in Zambia. The integration of newly digitalised audio and video recordings into the text enables the reader to encounter the storytellers themselves and hear their narratives. Robert Cancel's thorough critical interpretation, combined with these newly digitalised audio and video materials, makes Storytelling in Northern Zambia a much needed addition to the slender corpus of African folklore studies that deal with storytelling performance. Cancel threads his way between the complex demands of African fieldwork studies, folklore theory, narrative modes, reflexive description and simple documentation and succeeds in bringing to the reader a set of performers and their performances that are vivid, varied and instructive. He illustrates this living narrative tradition with a wide range of examples, and highlights the social status of narrators and the complex local identities that are at play. Cancel's study tells us not only about storytelling but sheds light on the study of oral literatures throughout Africa and beyond. Its innovative format, meanwhile, explores new directions in the integration of primary source material into scholarly texts. This book is the third volume in the World Oral Literature Series, developed in conjunction with the World Oral Literature Project.

Storytelling Professionally

The Nuts and Bolts of a Working Performer Harlynne Geisler. Adapting Folktales Should I Tell Traditional Tales About Evil Stepmothers? / 119. You will notice that the title of this section assumes folktales will be adapted. Every tale ...

Storytelling Professionally

Offers practical advice on preparing to perform, marketing, public relations, organizing one's time, getting bookings, and preventing and solving common problems

The Tale of Onora

It yearns to manifest itself and be displayed, which is why elementalists also make the best performers. Tales of Rusvi'menel's adventures roamed from the docks of every port to the inns of every marketplace.

The Tale of Onora

In Book 1, a boy at the brink of adulthood travels beyond the ruins of an ancient elven city, to The Crown of The World in the far north. It is there where he meets his father for the first time, in search of the answers and reasons his mother refuses to discuss. At the risk of his life, he learns that finding the truth requires knowing The Tale of Onora.

Stealing Helen

Although Uther did not use the word “deconstruction,” he himself said in his introduction to ATU: Each “tale type” ... the characteristic variation of folktales, and the apparent instability of folktale types, even if the performer ...

Stealing Helen

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story’s best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the Trojan War. Stealing Helen surveys a vast range of folktales and texts exhibiting the story pattern of the abducted beautiful wife and makes a detailed comparison with the Helen of Troy myth. Lowell Edmunds shows that certain Sanskrit, Welsh, and Old Irish texts suggest there was an Indo-European story of the abducted wife before the Helen myth of the Iliad became known. Investigating Helen’s status in ancient Greek sources, Edmunds argues that if Helen was just one trope of the abducted wife, the quest for Helen’s origin in Spartan cult can be abandoned, as can the quest for an Indo-European goddess who grew into the Helen myth. He explains that Helen was not a divine essence but a narrative figure that could replicate itself as needed, at various times or places in ancient Greece. Edmunds recovers some of these narrative Helens, such as those of the Pythagoreans and of Simon Magus, which then inspired the Helens of the Faust legend and Goethe. Stealing Helen offers a detailed critique of prevailing views behind the "real" Helen and presents an eye-opening exploration of the many sources for this international mythical and literary icon.

Area Handbook for Malaysia and Singapore

Malay audiences do not expect to be shown the whole tale at one sitting . They want to sample the performers ' acting , rather than learn a story — since they already know all the stories well . Thus a spectator often will come late to ...

Area Handbook for Malaysia and Singapore


Jack in Two Worlds

In the reports , we relate the tales to their historical backgrounds , but not merely as rare butterflies are pinned and classified . In varying ways , we consider how the tales are the performers ' artistic creations .

Jack in Two Worlds

Jack in Two Worlds: Contemporary North American Tales and Their Tellers

Pre colonial and Post colonial Drama and Theatre in Africa

The theatricality of the tales is determined by a programme of activity : the occasion of the performance , the time and space in which the performance takes place , the performer and audience , and materials that are used during the ...

Pre colonial and Post colonial Drama and Theatre in Africa

In this collection of essays written from different critical perspectives, African playwrights demonstrate through their art that they are not only witnesses, but also consciences, of their societies.

Canterbury Tales of the Late Sophia Lee Consisting of The Two Emilys and Pembroke Or The Clergyman s Tale The young lady s tale The two Emilys v 2 The young lady s tale The two Emilys cont d Pembroke or The clergyman s tale

The performers were all stopt in the hall , and the lover only admitted to the garden : where , as by magic , had arisen a straw - roofed cottage , in which appeared , in the simple garb of Scotland , the affianced bride ; while , by ...

Canterbury Tales of the Late Sophia Lee  Consisting of The Two Emilys  and Pembroke  Or The Clergyman s Tale      The young lady s tale  The two Emilys  v 2  The young lady s tale  The two Emilys   cont d  Pembroke  or  The clergyman s tale


Long Long Tales from the Russian North

... “for the increase in size of his tales, the performer prefers other folktale devices, for example the introduction into the narration of a large number of tale attributes, the strict observance of the laws of folktale poetics, ...

Long  Long Tales from the Russian North

This volume of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their extraordinary length and by the manner in which they were commonly told, appear to have flourished only in the twentieth century and only in Russian Karelia. Although the tales are easily recognized as wondertales, or fairy tales, their treatment of the traditional matter is anything but usual. In these tales one encounters such topics as regicide, matricide, patricide, fratricide, premarital relations between the sexes and more, all related in the typical manner of the Russian folktale. The narrators were not educated beyond a rudimentary level. All were middle-aged or older, and all were men. Crew members of a fishing or hunting vessel plying the White Sea or lumberjacks or trappers in the vast northern forests, they frequently began the narration of a tale in an evening, then broke off at an appropriate moment and continued at a subsequent gathering. Such tales were thus told serially. Given their length, their thematic and narrative complexity, and their stylistic proficiency, one might even refer to them as orally delivered Russian short stories or novellas

The Old Wife s Tale

Arguments that the terseness, disjointedness and sketchiness of the play are appropriate to a tale told ... 15 Some of the lacunx and other puzzles may be the responsibility of compositors rather than of performers.

The Old Wife s Tale

New Mermaids are modern-spelling, fully-annotated editions of important English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of the play.