When Church Became Theatre

The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195179729

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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In the 1880s, socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of Christian architectural traditions and the development of the radically new auditorium church. Jeanne Kilde links this shift in evangelical Protestant architecture to changes in worship style and religious mission.

Crash Course in Collection Development, 2nd Edition

Author: Wayne Disher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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This indispensable resource provides tools for collection management in public libraries, featuring essential strategies for inventory assessment, market analysis, budgeting, marketing, and customer service. This book is a must-have for those just entering the field or professionals in need of a refresher in effective library operations. • Provides a current and basic overview of collection development in the public library • Describes how to assess community needs and create a collection that meets those needs • Offers insightful guidelines for writing a collection development policy • Shows librarians how to identify non-users

Atsumori

Author: Zeami Motokiyo

Publisher: Volume Edizioni srl

ISBN: 8897747108

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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The japanese Noh drama by the Master Zeami Motokiyo about the Buddhist priest Rensei and the warrior of the Taira Clan Atsumori. The story of redention of the warrior Kumagai Jiro Naozane that killed the young Atsumori. One of the most popular and touching Zeami's Noh drama inspired by "The Tales of Heike". Contents: Preface by Massimo Cimarelli Atsumori by Zeami Motokiyo Pearson Part I Interlude Part II Glossary Notes

Crash Course Acoustic Guitar

Author: David Mead

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: 9781844920310

Category: Music

Page: 239

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An eight-week guide to playing acoustic guitar includes coverage of everything from tuning and choosing straps to seventh chords and advanced plectrum techniques.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the GED 5-Subject Crash Course

Author: Del Franz,Phyllis Dutwin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110158890X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 512

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of people who did not finish high school study to take the battery of GED examinations. A GED diploma opens up a new level of career, education, and compensation opportunities for them. This crash course helps them get up to speed quickly on the five major subject areas they will be tested on, and gives them test-taking practice and hints. The easy-to-use Complete Idiot's Guide® format distills the information to its simplest and makes it easy to grasp and remember the essential concepts and facts readers must know to pass the GED tests. Subjects covered include: ·Language Arts-Writing: Sentences; parts of speech; grammar; punctuation; writing cohesive paragraphs; and planning, writing, and editing essays. ·Social Studies: U.S. history, government and civics, economics, world history, and geography. ·Science: Scientific method, health and environment, biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science. ·Language Arts-Reading: Fiction, poetry, drama, business writing, and nonfiction prose. ·Mathematics: Number sense, arithmetic, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability, and algebra functions. The book also includes a half-length practice test for each of the five subjects, as well as extensive in-chapter practice sets and answer keys. An introductory chapter covers test-taking hints and strategies.

Theatre, Performance and Cognition

Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Author: Rhonda Blair,Amy Cook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472591801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Theatre, Performance and Cognition introduces readers to the key debates, areas of research, and applications of the cognitive sciences to the humanities, and to theatre and performance in particular. It features the most exciting work being done at the intersection of theatre and cognitive science, containing both selected scientific studies that have been influential in the field, each introduced and contextualised by the editors, together with related scholarship from the field of theatre and performance that demonstrates some of the applications of the cognitive sciences to actor training, the rehearsal room and the realm of performance more generally. The three sections consider the principal areas of research and application in this interdisciplinary field, starting with a focus on language and meaning-making in which Shakespeare's work and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia are considered. In the second part which focuses on the body, chapters consider applications for actor and dance training, while the third part focuses on dynamic ecologies, of which the body is a part.

Intermediality in Theatre and Performance

Author: Freda Chapple,Chiel Kattenbelt

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042016293

Category: History

Page: 266

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Intermediality: the incorporation of digital technology into theatre practice, and the presence of film, television and digital media in contemporary theatre is a significant feature of twentieth-century performance. Presented here for the first time is a major collection of essays, written by the Theatre and Intermediality Research Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, which assesses intermediality in theatre and performance. The book draws on the history of ideas to present a concept of intermediality as an integration of thoughts and medial processes, and it locates intermediality at the inter-sections situated in-between the performers, the observers and the confluence of media, medial spaces and art forms involved in performance at a particular moment in time. Referencing examples from contemporary theatre, cinema, television, opera, dance and puppet theatre, the book puts forward a thesis that the intermedial is a space where the boundaries soften and we are in-between and within a mixing of space, media and realities, with theatre providing the staging space for intermediality. The book places theatre and performance at the heart of the 'new media' debate and will be of keen interest to students, with clear relevance to undergraduates and post-graduates in Theatre Studies and Film and Media Studies, as well as the theatre research community.

Secrets of Acting Shakespeare

The Original Approach

Author: Patrick Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317192931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 394

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Secrets of Acting Shakespeare isn’t a book that gently instructs. It is a passionate, yes-you-can guide designed to prove that anybody can act Shakespeare. Patrick Tucker’s classic manual encourages trained and amateur actors alike to look to the original practices of the Elizabethan theatre for inspiration. He explores the ‘cue scripts’ used by actors, who knew only their own lines, to demonstrate the extraordinary way that these plays work by ear. This updated second edition includes: A section dedicated to the modes of address 'thee‘ and 'you‘ A brand new chapter on Original Practices and cue scripts An expanded genealogical chart, showing the interrelations of 92 different characters from the history plays A new discussion of Elizabethan acting spaces – balconies, gates, ramparts and even backstage areas Secrets of Acting Shakespeare is a must-read for actors intrigued by the ‘Original Approach’ to acting Shakespeare, or for anyone curious about how the Elizabethan theater worked.

EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition

Author: Christopher Coughlin

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738612359

Category: Education

Page: 400

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REA's EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam. Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author's careful analysis of the exam's content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam. Must-know Key Terms Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That's why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam. Full-length Online Practice Exam The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness. No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA's EMT Crash Course® will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!

The Divine Narcissus

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz,Ren ee Domeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, known as "The Tenth Muse" of America, has been widely anthologized as a poet, intellectual, and defender of women's rights. Her calling as a nun, often denigrated or overlooked, is clear in The Divine Narcissus, the finest extant example of the auto sacramental, a medieval genre similar to mystery plays. Autos presented a blend of poetry, instrumental and choral music, dance and special effects and were intended to provide theological instruction to a broad audience. The Divine Narcissus is an allegory ostensibly written to explain Christian concepts to the Aztecs whose plight under colonization it also dramatizes. It reveals a scintillating display of sacred and secular knowledge. Scholars and students will welcome this drama by America's first feminist in its original Spanish and first English translation.

Mapping Intermediality in Performance

Author: Sarah Bay-Cheng,Chiel Kattenbelt,Andy Lavender

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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This insightful book explores the relationship between theater and digital culture. The authors show that the marriage of traditional performance with new technologies leads to an upheaval of the implicit “live” quality of theatre by introducing media interfaces and Internet protocols, all the while blurring the barriers between theater-makers and their audience.

Directors and Designers

Author: Christine A. White

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502898

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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This book offers the reader insights into the working relationships of people in these significant and creative roles. It charts an understanding of the way in which these roles have developed over the last century with specific chapters on both the personalities and on the works created by these directors and designers.--[book cover]

A Crash Course in Statistics

Author: Ryan J. Winter

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544307055

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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A Crash Course in Statistics by Ryan J. Winter is a short introduction to key statistical methods including descriptive statistics, one-way and two-way ANOVA, the t-test, and Chi Square. Each of the five chapters provides an overview of each method, and then walks readers through a relevant example, using SPSS to highlight how to run the statistics and how to write up the results in APA style. Each chapter ends with a self-quiz so that readers can assess their understanding of each statistical concept. This “crash course” supplement is a must-have statistics refresher for students taking research methods classes; a handy additional reference for introductory statistics students; and a guide for anyone who needs to be a consumer of statistics.

Anatomy Live

Performance and the Operating Theatre

Author: Maaike Bleeker

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053565167

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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Gross anatomy, the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lesson—the technically precise province of clinical surgeons and medical faculties—hardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci and medical instructors like Fabricius of Aquapendente shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre, a remarkable consideration of new developments on the stage, as well as in contemporary writings of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head—using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage. Critically dissecting well-known exhibitions like Body Worlds and The Visible Human Project and featuring contributions from a number of diverse scholars on such subjects as the construction of spectatorship and the implications of anatomical history, Anatomy Live is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in this engaging intersection of science and artistic practice.

AP® Physics 1 Crash Course Book + Online

Author: Amy Johnson

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738686808

Category: Science

Page: 240

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REA's Crash Course for the AP® Physics 1 Exam Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time About this new exam: The AP Physics 1 course focuses on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. REA's all-new AP Physics 1 Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Physics 1 exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Physics 1 is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the new AP® Physics 1 course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Written by an AP® Physics teacher, the targeted review prepares students for the new test by focusing on the new framework concepts and learning objectives tested on the redesigned AP® Physics 1 exam. Easy-to-read review chapters in outline format cover all the topics tested on the new exam: kinematics; dynamics; Newton's laws; circular motion and universal law of gravitation; work, energy, and conservation of energy; rotational motion; DC circuits; mechanical waves and sound; and more. The book also features must-know terms all AP® Physics students should know before test day. Expert Test-taking Strategies With our Crash Course, you can study the subject faster, learn the crucial material, and boost your AP® score all in less time. Our author shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and free-response questions you'll encounter on test day. By following our expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score! FREE Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® Physics 1 student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® Physics 1!

The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier

Author: Peter M Boenisch,Thomas Ostermeier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317428234

Category: Drama

Page: 276

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Thomas Ostermeier is arguably the most internationally recognised German theatre director of his generation. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of this advanced contemporary methodology. The book includes: Ostermeier’s seminal essays, lectures and manifestos translated into English for the first time. Over 80 photos from the archive of Arno Declair, who has documented Ostermeier’s work at the Schaubüne, Berlin since 1999. ‘Casebook’ studies of two productions – Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People (2012) and Shakespeare’s Richard III (2015) – including contributions from Ostermeier’s closest collaborators, to show how his principles are put into practice.

Entangled

Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Author: Chris Salter

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262195887

Category: Art

Page: 460

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How technologies, from the mechanical to the computational, have transformed artistic performance practices. This ambitious and comprehensive book explores technology's influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Entangled, Chris Salter shows that technologies, from the mechanical to the computational--from a "ballet of objects and lights" staged by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1917 to contemporary technologically-enabled "responsive environments"--have been entangled with performance across a wide range of disciplines. Salter examines the rich and extensive history of performance experimentation in theater, music, dance, the visual and media arts, architecture, and other fields; explores the political, social, and economic context for the adoption of technological practices in art; and shows that these practices have a set of common histories despite their disciplinary borders. Each chapter in Entangled focuses on a different form: theater scenography, architecture, video and image making, music and sound composition, body-based arts, mechanical and robotic art, and interactive environments constructed for research, festivals, and participatory urban spaces. Salter's exhaustive survey and analysis shows that performance traditions have much to teach other emerging practices--in particular in the burgeoning fields of new media. Students of digital art need to master not only electronics and code but also dramaturgy, lighting, sound, and scenography. Entangled will serve as an invaluable reference for students, researchers, and artists as well as a handbook for future praxis.

Serious Money

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408162067

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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"A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance" (Independent) Serious Money is perhaps Caryl Churchill's most notorious play. A satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang, it premiered at the Royal Court in 1987 and transferred to the West End. Since then, it has prompted city financiers the world over to applaud and decry its presentation of their lives. British Telecom refused to provide telephones for the Wyndham's production, writing to say that "This is a production with which no public company would wish to be associated".

How to Write About Theatre

A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472520556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight. Learning lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, he gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms - and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Today, more people than ever are writing about theatre, but whether you're blogging, tweeting or writing an academic essay, your challenges as a critic remain the same: how to capture a performance in words, how to express your opinions and how to keep the reader entertained. This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune