theatre

The Three Genres Of Post-Ringling Bros. Circus

“Circus using performing animals, now restricted in 43 different countries, is dying out. It has been replaced by three different sub-genres, according to Brisbane Festival artistic director David Berthold. First, is the Cirque Du Soleil approach: big, ballsy, and cinematic (essentially traditional circus without the tigers). Second, is blockbuster cabaret that contains high circus skills (think the down n’ dirty Blanc de Blanc). The third is what Berthold calls ‘art circus’.”

How Copyright Laws Have Shaped Theatre

One of the things that copyright law allows some courts to do in the nineteenth century is to essentially exert control over what gets put onstage, because in theory, if you say this has no copyright, you’re saying an author can’t realize any value from it, economic value from it, because you can’t monopolize it. In fact, if you say, you don’t have any right to prevent other people from doing it, things that one might want to censor, for example, the display of partially nude women onstage, which is one case I discuss, tends to proliferate rather than to disappear.

Theatre Takes On All Kinds Of Issues, But What About The Planet?

The Notch Theatre Company’s model of talking about public lands includes plays that are generated from a lot – a lot – of community meetings and input. “The plays also act as an indelible record of the largest loss to public lands our country has ever seen. They document a community’s unique history and culture at a particularly urgent moment in that community’s journey. Because they are based on true stories, the plays are marked by an authenticity of character and voice, and a sometimes-disarming honesty.”

Theatre Takes On All Kinds Of Issues, But What About The Planet?

The Notch Theatre Company’s model of talking about public lands includes plays that are generated from a lot – a lot – of community meetings and input. “The plays also act as an indelible record of the largest loss to public lands our country has ever seen. They document a community’s unique history and culture at a particularly urgent moment in that community’s journey. Because they are based on true stories, the plays are marked by an authenticity of character and voice, and a sometimes-disarming honesty.”

America’s 20 Most-Produced Playwrights In 2018-19

With his A Doll’s House, Part 2 the most-produced play, Lucas Hnath leads the list (excluding Shakespeare, of course) with 33 productions, edging out last season’s leader, Lauren Gunderson, who has 29. This year’s list is the most diverse in its 25-year history, with 11 female playwrights and six nonwhite ones. 17 of the 20 are American (including one immigrant), and all but three (August Wilson, Tennessee Williams, and Sam Shepard) are living.

National Theatre Wales Accused Of Not Being National, Theatrical, Or Welsh Enough

A group of 40 Welsh writers and theatre artists has written an open letter to the company’s chairman, arguing that NTW is not producing enough work — only two productions are currently scheduled through the end of next year, one of which is a photo exhibition — and that what work is being presented is given to artists from outside Wales. “We want it to be a theatre. We want it to be Welsh,” write the signatories. “These are two things we thought we could take for granted.”