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The Resource Passionate amateurs : theatre, communism, and love, Nicholas Ridout

Passionate amateurs : theatre, communism, and love, Nicholas Ridout

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Passionate amateurs : theatre, communism, and love
Title
Passionate amateurs
Title remainder
theatre, communism, and love
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Ridout
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Passionate Amateurs tells a new story about modern theater: the story of a romantic attachment to theater's potential to produce surprising experiences of human community. It begins with one of the first great plays of modern European theater - Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in Moscow - and then crosses the 20th and 21st centuries to look at how its story plays out in Weimar Republic Berlin, in the Paris of the 1960s, and in a spectrum of contemporary performance in Europe and the United States. This is a work of historical materialist theater scholarship, which combines a materialism grounded in a socialist tradition of cultural studies with some of the insights developed in recent years by theorists of affect, and addresses some fundamental questions about the social function and political potential of theater within modern capitalism. Passionate Amateurs argues that theater in modern capitalism can help us think afresh about notions of work, time, and freedom. Its title concept is a theoretical and historical figure, someone whose work in theater is undertaken within capitalism, but motivated by a love that desires something different. In addition to its theoretical originality, it offers a significant new reading of a major Chekhov play, the most sustained scholarly engagement to date with Benjamin's "Program for a Proletarian Children's Theatre," the first major consideration of Godard's La chinoise as a "theatrical" work, and the first chapter-length discussion of the work of The Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, an American company rapidly gaining a profile in the European theater scene. Passionate Amateurs contributes to the development of theater and performance studies in a way that moves beyond debates over the differences between theater and performance in order to tell a powerful, historically grounded story about what theater and performance are for in the modern world
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IDEBK
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Ridout, Nicholas Peter
Dewey number
792
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN2051
LC item number
.R53 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Theater: theory/text/performance
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  • Theater and society
  • Communism and culture
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • The arts
  • Theatre studies
  • Communism and culture
  • Theater and society
Label
Passionate amateurs : theatre, communism, and love, Nicholas Ridout
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theatre and communism after Athens -- Of work and time -- All theatre, all the time -- Of work, time, and revolution -- Of work, time, and (telephone) conversation -- Solitude in relation
Control code
862373069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 205 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472900008
Lccn
2013015596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.4537117
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 539410
  • 22573/ctt1d619cs
  • 22573/ctt1gf73z1
  • 000006
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862373069
Label
Passionate amateurs : theatre, communism, and love, Nicholas Ridout
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theatre and communism after Athens -- Of work and time -- All theatre, all the time -- Of work, time, and revolution -- Of work, time, and (telephone) conversation -- Solitude in relation
Control code
862373069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 205 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472900008
Lccn
2013015596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.4537117
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 539410
  • 22573/ctt1d619cs
  • 22573/ctt1gf73z1
  • 000006
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862373069

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