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Beacham, Richard C.

Overview
Works: 57 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 5,316 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Comedy plays  Documentary films  Short films  Historical films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Host, Narrator, Editor, Other
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 )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 902 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."--Jacket
Adolphe Appia, theatre artist by Richard C Beacham( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolphe Appia--essays, scenarios, and designs by Adolphe Appia( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolphe Appia : texts on theatre by Adolphe Appia( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Renaissance stage : the idea and image of antiquity by Richard C Beacham( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the earliest Renaissance attempts to stage classical drama through the application of medieval concepts of production
Staging classical tragedy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 237 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 )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 214 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
Adolphe Appia : artist and visionary of the modern theatre by Richard C Beacham( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss theatre designer and theorist Adolphe Appia (1862-1928) has long been acclaimed in Europe as the most important innovator in the concept and use of stage lighting. Many of his ideas were extremely advanced for his time and have now been widely accepted and put into practice. Yet much of his important theoretical work has been difficult to obtain in English. This account, analysis and critical evaluation of the work of Appia demonstrates how his far-sighted imagination also embraced the fundamental reform of scenic design, the use of theatrical space, and a greatly expanded conception of the nature and possibilities of theatrical art
Mediaeval & Renaissance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 176 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
Four Roman comedies( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 166 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."--Jacket
The design of modern theatre : Adolphe Appia's innovations( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 129 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
Adolphe Appia, ou, Le renouveau de l'esthétique théâtrale : dessins et esquisses de décors by Adolphe Appia( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in French and German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tubular space truss structure for SKITTER II robot( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Renaissance stage : the idea and image of antiquity ; written and presented by Dr. Richard Beacham ; produced and directed by Ian Thompson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the earliest Renaissance attempts to stage classical drama through the application of medieval concepts of production; follows the deductions made from Vitruvius' De Architectura and the impetus provided by the appearance of dramas in Italian; the building of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and the theatres in Ferrara and Parma; shows the varying uses of perspective in scene painting and the development of moveable scenery; and explains how the proscenium arch and the picture frame theatre were born
Adolphe Appia : Künstler und Visionär des modernen Theaters by Richard C Beacham( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stages of theatre( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 36 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
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
Staging Greek tragedy : insights on sites by Richard C Beacham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 26 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
Revolution and rebirth : modern theatrical reform and its debt to antiquity( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development of modern theatre through an examination of a reconstruction of Gluck's opera, Orpheus and Eurydice. It examines the developments in stagecraft and the ideas of Wagner and Adolphe Appia, who formulated theories on production which are still adhered to
 
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Spectacle entertainments of early imperial Rome
Alternative Names
Beacham, Richard C.

Beacham, Richard C. 1946-

Beacham, Richard Clayton.

Beacham, Richard Clayton 1946-

Languages
English (150)

French (12)

German (5)

Covers
Spectacle entertainments of early imperial RomeAdolphe Appia : texts on theatreGreece & RomeAdolphe Appia : artist and visionary of the modern theatreMediaeval & RenaissanceFour Roman comedies