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Blau, Herbert

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Works: 58 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 6,990 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2266, 842.914
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Sails of the herring fleet essays on Beckett by Herbert Blau ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sails of the Herring Fleet traces esteemed director and theorist Herbert Blau's encounters with the work of Samuel Beckett. Blau directed Beckett's plays when they were still virtually unknown, and for more than four decades has remained one of the leading interpreters of his work. In addition to now-classic essays, the collection includes early program notes and two remarkable interviews -- one from Blau's experience directing Waiting for Godot at San Quentin prison, and one from his last visit with Beckett, just before the playwright's death. Herbert Blau is Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor of the Humanities, University of Washington
The impossible theater, a manifesto by Herbert Blau ( Book )
17 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The audience by Herbert Blau ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eye of prey : subversions of the postmodern by Herbert Blau ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dubious spectacle : extremities of theater, 1976-2000 by Herbert Blau ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanning a quarter of a century, the essays in this book rehearse, in the movement of memory and cross-reflection, an extensive career in theater. The work of Herbert Blau--his directing, writing, and criticism--has been a determining force during this period as theater encounters theory
To all appearances : ideology and performance by Herbert Blau ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a book in which ideology and performance shadow each other, in a theoretical inquiry which ranges widely across historical periods and cultures. The author's concerns--which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power--take the reader from Jacobean drama to the pageantry of Robert Wilson; from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theater of Kleist to Kantor's theater of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles. A brilliant, uncontainable, and chastening look at the rhetoric of critical theory in relation to performance and ideological practice, this is undoubtedly a book for the twenty-first century. It returns us, through all appearances, to the unavoidable question in art, in politics, in the society of the spectacle: what, after all, is the future of illusion?
Blooded thought : occasions of theatre by Herbert Blau ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nothing in itself : complexions of fashion by Herbert Blau ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reality principles from the absurd to the virtual by Herbert Blau ( )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Herbert Blau's long sustained inquiry into theater's most provocative questions-presence, liveness, and finitude-are, at their deepest level, queries into life. Reality Principles returns us to Blau's inspiring provocations and extends them to new subjects-9/11 and Ground Zero, the nature of charisma, Pirandello and Strindberg." -Peggy Phelan, Stanford University Reality Principles gathers recent essays by esteemed scholar and theater practitioner Herbert Blau covering a range of topics. The book's provocative essays-including "The Emotional Memory of Directing," "The Faith-Based Initiative of the Theater of the Absurd," "Virtually Yours: Presence, Liveness, Lessness," "The Human Nature of the Bot"-were given as keynotes and/or memorial lectures and are collected here for the first time. The essays take up a remarkable array of topics-from body art and the self-inflicted punishments of Stelarc, Orlan, and the Viennese Actionists, to Ground Zero and 9/11-and allow Blau to address critical questions of theater and theory, performance and relevance, the absurd and the virtual, history and illusion, community and memory. Reality Principles offers a panoramic view of Herbert Blau's perspectives on life and the imitation of life on stage
Programming theater history : the Actor's Workshop of San Francisco by Herbert Blau ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Programming Theatre History by Herbert Blau ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'One of the great stories of the American theater..., the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about and consumed theater.' - Elin Diamond, from the IntroductionHerbert Blau founded, with Jules Irving, the legendary Actor's Workshop of San Francisco, in 1952, starting with ten people in a loft above a judo academy. Over the course of the next 13 years and its h
The impossible itself ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few works have divided audience and critical opinion the way Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot" did in 1953. Almost immediately, Godot began turning up in prisons under startling circumstances. The legendary November 19th, 1957 performance at the San Quentin Prison by the San Francisco's Actor's Workshop is the centerpiece here. Made famous by Martin Esslin's seminal book The theatre of the absurd, finally the perspectives of those "worried actors" are revealed
Take up the bodies : theater at the vanishing point by Herbert Blau ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot poetic drama and modern poetry by Herbert Blau ( Book )
4 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The innocent party; four short plays by John Hawkes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beckett and the television text an informal discussion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A round-table discussion. Participants are: Walter Asmus, Dr. Herbert Blau, Dr. Kathleen Woodward, Dr. Robert Corrigan, Dr. Martin Esslin, Dr. John Fuegi and cast members Lawrence Held, Bud Thorpe, Alan Mandell, Rich Cluchey and Louis Beckett Cluchey
The makeup of memory in the winter of our discontent by Herbert Blau ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of the definitive version, as directed by Samuel Beckett himself, of his absurd play in which his non-heroes, Didi and Gogo wait and hope for Godot
To All Appearances : Ideology of Performance by Herbert Blau ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performance and history: What history? : essays in honor of Herbert Blau ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (116)
French (1)
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