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Adolphe Appia : artist and visionary of the modern theatre

Author: Richard C Beacham
Publisher: Chur, Switzerland ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1994.
Series: Contemporary theatre studies, v. 6.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beacham, Richard C.
Adolphe Appia.
Chur, Switzerland ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1994
(OCoLC)646939542
Named Person: Adolphe Appia; Adolphe Appia; Adolphe Appia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Beacham
ISBN: 3718655071 9783718655076 371865508X 9783718655083
OCLC Number: 29702554
Notes: Revised edition of: Adolphe Appia, theatre artist. 1987.
Theatrical chronology: p. 299-301.
Description: xv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Prologue: challenge and stalemate in symbolism --
Early theatrical investigations and the confrontation with Wagner --
First writings, scenarios and designs --
Texts on the reform of theatrical production --
First practical experiments and the collaboration with Jacques-Dalcroze --
Triumph at Hellerau --
Texts on theatre and eurhythmics 1902-1912 --
Tristan und Isolde at La Scala and the designs for Hamlet --
Appia and others --
Productions of the Ring and Prometheus --
Texts on the aesthetics of theatre --
After Appia --
Epilogue: 'bearers of the flame' --
Visionary and prophetic texts.
Series Title: Contemporary theatre studies, v. 6.
Responsibility: Richard C. Beacham.
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