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Theatre Symposium, V18 : the Prop's The Thing: Stage Properties Reconsidered.

Author: Theatre Symposium; J K Curry
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2011.
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Stage properties are an often-ignored aspect of theatrical productions, in part because their usage is meant to be seamlessly integrated into the performance instead of a focal point for the audience. However, a skillfully used prop can augment the action, just as a malfunctioning prop can destroy the illusion of the scene. The essays in & ldquo;Theatre Symposium: Volume 18 & rdquo; approach the subject of stage  Read more...
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Theatre Symposium, V18 : The Prop's The Thing: Stage Properties Reconsidered.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theatre Symposium; J K Curry
ISBN: 9780817384814 0817384812
OCLC Number: 772845414
Description: 1 online resource (152 pages)
Contents: Introduction; Through the Eyes of the Property Director; "Summon up the Blood": The Stylized (or Sticky) Stuff of Violence in Three Plays by Sarah Kane; Helen's Theatrical Mêchanê: Props and Costumes in Euripides' Helen; A Cannonade of Weapons: Signs of Transgression in the Early Commedia dell'arte; Adding Some "PEP" ("Proto-Expressionistic Props") to the Swedish Stage: Strindberg's Property Usage and His Intima Teater; Rattle Away at Your Bin: Women, Community, and Bin Lids in Northern Irish Drama; Bearing Witness: The Noose as an Iconic Prop in African American Theatre. Hawaiian Culture Propped High with Meaning: The Lei Hoaka in Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl's EmmalehuaRevisiting Eva Marie Saint's White Glove: On Props, Neurons, Subtext, and Empathy; From Props to Affordances: An Ecological Approachto Theatrical Objects; "Take up the Bodies": Shakespeare's Body Parts, Babies, and Corpses; Contributors.

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Stage properties are an often-ignored aspect of theatrical productions, in part because their usage is meant to be seamlessly integrated into the performance instead of a focal point for the audience. However, a skillfully used prop can augment the action, just as a malfunctioning prop can destroy the illusion of the scene. The essays in & ldquo;Theatre Symposium: Volume 18 & rdquo; approach the subject of stage props from many angles, and include examinations of props in contemporary and historical productions, explorations of the cultural significance of specific props, and arguments ab.

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