Upstaged: Making Theatre In A Media Age
Anne Nicholson WeberISBN: 0878301852;
Book DescriptionHow can theatre thrive in a culture dominated by film and television? Interviews with stage actors, playwrights, theatre directors and others, including Julie Taymor, Tony Kushner, Anna Deavere Smith, Peter Hall, Wallace Shawn, FrankRich, Simon Callow, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Leveaux, Adrian Lester, Nicholas Hytner, Paul Scofield and Robert Brustein. Ever since the introduction of the "talkies" in the '20s and television in the '50s, live theatre has struggled for its placein a culture increasingly dominated by the screen. How does that dominance affect individual theatre artists and theatrical movements? How does it change what audiences seek from the theatre? What, in the end, is the role of live theatre in our media-saturated culture? Anne Nicholson Weber has sought answers from an extraordinary cast of leading actors, playwrights, directors, producers, critics, agents and marketers. In conversations that range from close-ups to cultural...
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