Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs

Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs

Author: Sidney Jowers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138884049

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This is the first bibliography in its field, based on first-hand collations of the actual articles. International in scope, it includes publications found in public theatre libraries and archives of Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Florence, London, Milan, New York and Paris amongst others. Over 3500 detailed entries on separately published sources such as books, sales and exhibition catalogues and pamphlets provide an indispensible guide for theatre students, practitioners and historians. Indices cover designers, productions, actors and performers. The iconography provides an indexed record of over 6000 printed plates of performers in role, illustrating performance costume from the 18th to 20th century.

Theatre and Architecture - Stage Design - Costume

Theatre and Architecture - Stage Design - Costume

Author: Véronique Lemaire

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052012814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 295

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This long-awaited bibliography of recent books about theatre architecture, scenography and costume, published with the support of Belgian Ministry of Culture and the «Théâtre & Publics» Association, has been prepared in collaboration with experts in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Russian. This extensive bibliography, which meets the demands of the International Theatre Institute organizations and the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, will prove useful to theatre practitioners as well as to confirmed or young theatre scholars. Cette bibliographie rassemble un choix d'ouvrages sur le théâtre et l'architecture, la scénographie, le costume. Elle a bénéficié de la collaboration d'experts internationaux (anglais, français, allemands, italiens et russes). Répondant à la demande de l'IIT (Institut international du théâtre) et de l'OISTAT (Organisation internationale des scénographes, techniciens et architectes de théâtre), cette bibliographie en cinq langues est un précieux outil pour tout praticien et théoricien du théâtre.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

Author: S. J. Stratford

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816075959

Category: Art

Page: 191

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Explains the steps to starting a career in the entertainment industry, with suggestions on how to market and hone existing skills and advice on issues that face different age groups.

World Clothing and Fashion

World Clothing and Fashion

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317451679

Category: History

Page: 832

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Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber’s La Part du Diable

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber’s La Part du Diable

Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527534988

Category: Music

Page: 199

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Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782-1871) was long considered one of the most typically French, as well as one of the most successful, of the opera composers of the 19th century. Although musically gifted, he initially chose commerce as a career, but soon realized that his future lay in music. He studied under Cherubini, and it was not long before his opéra-comique La Bergère Châteleine (1820), written at the age of 38, established him as an operatic composer. Perhaps the greatest turning point in Auber’s life was his meeting with the librettist Eugène Scribe (1791-1861), with whom he developed a long and hugely successful working partnership that only ended with Scribe’s death. La Part du Diable, first produced on 16 January 1843, proved to be one of Auber’s most popular works: 263 performances by 1881. It marks the beginning of the composer’s third creative period, characterized by a more lyrical manner, and moreover, is one of his best works, evincing a variety of effects, rhythmic combinations, finesse of orchestral detail, piquant and original harmony, verve and brio. The story, set around Madrid and Aranjuez, concerns the celebrated eighteenth-century castrato singer Farinelli (Carlo Broschi) (a travesti part), who was employed to sing in order to soothe King Ferdinand VI of Spain in his melancholia (played by Juana Rossi-Caccia). Farinelli’s sister Casilda was created by Anna Thillon; her admirer Rafaël d’Estuniga by the famous tenor Gustave Roger. The opera was long performed in Germany under the twin titles of Carlo Broschi and Des Teufels Anteil. The music of La Part du Diable is very effective in the lyrical moments, with most unusually differentiated movements in the ensembles. This book presents an insight into the life and work of Auber by close examination of one of his famous operas, with consideration of origins, casting, plot, and analysis of dramaturgy, musical style, and reception history. This volume provides the vocal/piano score of La Part du Diable, preceded by an introduction to the life and work of Auber, and a close reading of the opera. There are examples from the score, prints from the complete works of Scribe and other theatrical memorabilia, adding an important iconographical aspect to the general place and relevance of this work in nineteenth-century operatic culture.

Masks and Masking in Medieval and Early Tudor England

Masks and Masking in Medieval and Early Tudor England

Author: Meg Twycross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351919302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Drawing on broad research, this study explores the different social and theatrical masking activities in England during the Middle Ages and the early 16th century. The authors present a coherent explanation of the many functions of masking, emphasizing the important links among festive practice, specialized ceremonial, and drama. They elucidate the intellectual, moral and social contexts for masking, and they examine the purposes and rewards for participants in the activity. The authors' insight into the masking games and performances of England's medieval and early Tudor periods illuminates many aspects of the thinking and culture of the times: issues of identity and community; performance and role-play; conceptions of the psyche and of the individual's position in social and spiritual structures. Masks and Masking in Medieval and Early Tudor England presents a broad overview of masking practices, demonstrating how active and prominent an element of medieval and pre-modern culture masking was. It has obvious interest for drama and literature critics of the medieval and early modern periods; but is also useful for historians of culture, theatre and anthropology. Through its analysis of masked play this study engages both with the history of theatre and performance, and with broader cultural and historical questions of social organization, identity and the self, the performance of power, and shifting spiritual understanding.