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Theatre to cinema : stage pictorialism and the early feature film

Author: Ben Brewster; Lea Jacobs
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the origins of film looks at the relations between early cinema and 19th century theatre, examining how film-makers in Europe and America assimilated and adapted 19th century theatrical and acting styles.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brewster, Ben.
Theatre to cinema.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)653022973
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Brewster; Lea Jacobs
ISBN: 0198182678 9780198182672 0198159501 9780198159506
OCLC Number: 38501674
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Introductory --
Pictures --
Situations --
pt. 2: The tableau --
The stage tableau in Uncle Tom's cabin --
The fate of the tableau in the cinema --
pt. 3: Acting --
Pictorial acting in the theatre --
Pictorial styles and film acting --
The pictorial style in European cinema --
pt. 4: Staging --
Pictorial staging in the theatre --
The cinematic stage --
Staging and editing.
Responsibility: Ben Brewster, Lea Jacobs.
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a revealing approach for actors, on stage and in the movies. Bibliographic Selection, International Theatre Informatin No 60 1999 Well-researched and illustrated. J. Belton, CHOICE

 
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