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Beacham, Richard C.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 5,245 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Host, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PN2808.A6, 792
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard C Beacham
The Roman theatre and its audience by Richard C Beacham ( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on recent archaeological investigations, new scholarship and its author's own original research and staging experience, this book looks at the subject of Roman theatre
Spectacle entertainments of early imperial Rome by Richard C Beacham ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The presentations in the theater, gladiatorial combats, chariot races in the circus, animal hunts, triumphal processions, and other public entertainments of early imperial Rome served as tangible expressions of Roman ideology and power. This book describes these lavish spectacles, traces their evolution under Rome's political masters from Caesar to Nero, and discusses their social and political significance."--BOOK JACKET
Adolphe Appia, theatre artist by Richard C Beacham ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adolphe Appia--essays, scenarios, and designs by Adolphe Appia ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Renaissance stage the idea and image of antiquity by Richard C Beacham ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program traces the earliest Renaissance attempts to stage classical drama through the application of medieval concepts of production, following the deductions made from Vitruvius' De Architectura and the impetus provided by the appearance of dramas in Italian, examining the building of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and the theatres in Ferrara and Parma, showing the varying uses of perspective in scene painting and the development of moveable scenery, and explaining how, when the facade was eliminated and the door opened to reveal the scenery behind, the proscenium arch and the picture frame theatre were born
Adolphe Appia : texts on theatre by Adolphe Appia ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Staging classical tragedy ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identifies the physical parts of the acting space and, using the Oresteia as an example, shows how plays would have been staged in Aeschylus' time
Greece & Rome ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resurrecting long-vanished places of performance, this video uses state-of-the-art graphics to conduct vivid interactive tours--from the earliest sacred spaces to the proscenium arch theater most audiences recognize today. Beginning with the most rudimentary of theaters--an open plot of ground which the Greeks called a theatron or "seeing space"--the virtual-reality archaeology of this program illustrates in stunning detail how that idea evolved over the centuries. Professor Richard Beacham of King's College London guides viewers through the Theatre of Epidaurus and the Lycurgian, Hellenistic, and Roman manifestations of the Theatre of Dionysus
Mediaeval & Renaissance ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theater familiar to most modern viewers had a lowly medieval birth--in churches, on festival platforms, and in the great halls of the European nobility. Hosted by Professor Richard Beacham of King's College London, this program weaves together elaborate visual tours and the latest scholarly research, surveying the evolution of Elizabethan and Renaissance stage formations and the conventions they established. With striking depictions of the Globe as Shakespeare would have known it, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, and the Teatro Farnese in Parma, the program also studies the importance of Sebastio Serlio and Inigo Jones to the history of stage design
Adolphe Appia : artist and visionary of the modern theatre by Richard C Beacham ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four Roman comedies ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Plautus and Terence are the only two Roman writers of comedies whose work has survived. So popular were Plautus' farces that his name alone was enough to pull in the crowds; Terence's dramas appealed to a more sophisticated audience and were regularly revised in later times. This volume brings together Plautus' The Haunted House (Mostellaria) in which the intrigues of a clever slave provide a virtuoso comic role; his Casina, or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding, a fast moving romp, full of joie de vivre, Terence's The Eunuch, his greatest success and closest in style to the plays of Plautus; and his Brothers, a very modern comedy about how to bring up children."--BOOK JACKET
The design of modern theatre Adolphe Appia's innovations ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores Appia's innovations: replacing the flat painted scenery and declamatory style of the 19th century with plastic environments for three-dimensional actors and actresses, using mobile lighting and counterpointing visuals with music. His designs for Isben and Shaw productions link 20th century theatre to the freedoms of ancient Greek drama and mark Appia as the father of modern theatrical design
Tubular space truss structure for SKITTER II robot ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stages of theatre ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 1: Professor Richard Beacham of King's College London guides viewers through the Theatre of Epidaurus and the Lycurgian, Hellenistic, and Roman manifestations of the Theatre of Dionysus. Also featured are the odea of Pericles and Agrippa and Rome's Theatre of Pompey
Adolphe Appia, ou, Le renouveau de l'esthétique théâtrale : dessins et esquisses de décors ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Staging Greek tragedy insights on sites by Richard C Beacham ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis and reconstruction of the staging of the Orestia of Aeschylus. the conventions of tragedy in performance and the architecture of the Greek theatre
Staging classical comedy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plautus' comedy Miles gloriosus is used to illustrate the authentic staging of a classical comedy. The film presents the ancient text on a reconstruction of the lost Roman stage
Ancient theatre & its legacy staging classical tragedy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identifies the physical parts of the acting space and, using the Oresteia as an example, shows how plays would have been staged in Aeschylus' time
Revolution and rebirth modern theatrical reform and its debt to antiquity by Richard C Beacham ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video looks at the influence Ancient theatre architecture has on modern theatre
Staging Roman comedy Pompeian painting and Plautus by Richard C Beacham ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using both traditional scholarship, and an innovative interpretation of ancient wall painting, this program describes the type of temporary stage upon which Roman drama was first performed, documents the full-scale reconstruction of such a stage, and illustrates the rehearsal and presentation of a Roman comedy upon it. Filmed on location in Rome, Pompeii, and the Warwick Arts Centre
 
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Alternative Names
Beacham, Richard C.
Beacham, Richard C., 1946-
Beacham, Richard Clayton.
Beacham, Richard Clayton, 1946-
Languages
English (132)
French (6)
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