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Bradby, David

Works: 73 works in 305 publications in 4 languages and 10,552 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Drama  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Interviewee, Thesis advisor, Publishing director
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Performance and politics in popular drama : aspects of popular entertainment in theatre, film, and television, 1800-1976 by David Bradby( Book )
28 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Since the beginning of the nineteenth-century, many forms of theatre have been called 'popular', but in the twentieth-century the term 'popular drama' has taken on definite political overtones, often indicating a repudiation of 'commercial theatre'. Does this mean that political theatre is or tries to be more attractive to more people than commercial theatre? Does it conversely mean that commercial theatre has no political effects? The articles in this book were submitted as papers for a conference on the theme of 'popular' theatre, film and television. Contributions came from people with very different types of experience: from an ex-animal trainer to a lecturer in film studies; from playwrights, directors and actors to professional critics and academics. Each author focused on a particular problem of defining drama in performance, drawing together the conditions of performance, the types of audience and the political effects of the plays or films in question. The result was a series of fruitful connections and juxtapositions that shows the remarkable continuity of the problems raised in attempts to create a popular political drama
Modern French drama, 1940-1980 by David Bradby( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Directors' theatre by David Bradby( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 libraries worldwide
The major presentations of seven post-war directors are examined in detail, with emphasis on each individual's treatment of classic plays, approach to acting techniques and opinion of theatre's ongoing role and function in the second half of the 20th century
Beckett : waiting for Godot by David Bradby( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Waiting for Godot is a byword in every major world language. No other twentieth-century play has achieved such global currency. His innovations have affected not only the writing of plays, but all aspects of their staging. In this book David Bradby explores the impact of the play and its influence on acting, directing, design, and the role of theatre in society. Bradby begins with an analysis of the play and its historical context. After discussing the first productions in France, Britain and America, he examines subsequent productions in Africa, Eastern Europe, Israel, America, China and Japan. The book assesses interpretations by actors such as Bert Lahr, David Warrilow, Georges Wilson, Barry McGovern and Ben Kingsley, and directors Roger Blin, Susan Sontag, Sir Peter Hall, Luc Bondy, Yukio Ninagawa and Beckett himself. It also contains an extensive production chronology, bibliography and illustrations from major productions
Modern French drama, 1940-1990 by David Bradby( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 libraries worldwide
This is an updated account and comparison of all the major traditions and tendencies in the French theatre from the outbreak of the second world war to the opening of the 1990s. In the fifty-year period covered by this book, French theatre has undergone profound changes, at both the institutional and artistic level. In this book David Bradby assesses these developments in styles of writing, criticism, acting, directing and stage design. Bradby does not confine his account to events in Paris but also considers the work of the new Centres Dramatiques and Maisons de la Culture. While giving due attention to the work of well-known playwrights such as Beckett, Ionesco, Adamov and Genet among others, Bradby also shows that the period has been a rich one for experimentation in French theatre. The book also contains an introductory survey of the French theatre of the inter-war years and concludes with a bibliography and an historical table of productions. It is illustrated with black and white photographs and is intended for students of drama as well as French literature; the political and cultural background is explained and all quotations are in English
Jean Genet by David Bradby( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"Jean Genet has emerged in recent years as a key figure in defining and understanding twentieth-century theatre. This timely book, the only introductory text in English to Genet's plays in production, offers an overview of this influential and controversial writer whose work prefigures many recent postmodern and post-colonial developments in theatre and performance studies. The volume offers clear discussions of Genet's plays, detailing philosophical, historical, political and aesthetic considerations, in order to render the complexity of his theatre exhilarating, rather than intimidating. These concise and accessible presentations included in the book's first half, provide a starting point from which then to explore ways in which different directors, designers and actors have approached Genet's theatre. Genet's plays have been staged many hundreds of times over the past sixty years, from Paris to Tokyo, from London to São Paulo. The book includes a spectrum of productions - over 30, from 1947 to 2007 - to illustrate the sheer range of theatrical styles that Genet's texts inspire. Reflecting not only on key plays and productions from the French playwright but on his early life and later political activism, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh provide a comprehensive account of a playwright and theorist whose plays caused rioting in his native country, and whose writing both for and beyond the theatre demonstrate a new approach to the relationships between art and life"--
People's theatre by David Bradby( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Renard the fox by Rachel Anderson( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Renard the Fox. He'll eat anything or anyone. To get food, he'll trick, lie, and cheat. He's chased by the hounds, declared an outlaw, dyed bright yellow, left for dead. But he always has another trick up his sleeve. There's not a creature on earth as smart as Renard the Fox. At least that's what he says
Theatre of movement and gesture by Jacques Lecoq( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
This is an examination of Lecoq's philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a range of performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime, and discusses the explosion of physical theatre in the 20th century
The theater of Michel Vinaver by David Bradby( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
"Michel Vinaver is considered to be the outstanding French dramatist of his generation. No other contemporary playwright commands such respect in his own country. Vinaver is the first playwright since the great days of Sartre and Beckett, Ionesco and Genet to see his complete works published during his lifetime. Since 1955, Vinaver has published sixteen major plays, which have been praised by major critics from Camus to Barthes."--BOOK JACKET. "Distinguished British scholar David Bradby systematically explores the vital components of Vinaver's achievement, examining his dramatic theory, criticism, and plays as well as the production and reception of his dramatic works. The Theater of Michel Vinaver provides the first English-language reference work for those who wish to study Vinaver's drama and the general development of the French theater over the past four decades."--BOOK JACKET
Studying drama : a handbook by David Bradby( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 274 libraries worldwide
New French plays ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"Portrait of a Woman" by Michel Vinaver is based on the historical crime case of Pauline Duboisson, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison in 1953
The Paris jigsaw : internationalism and the city's stages ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Adamov by David Bradby( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Mise en scène : French theatre now by David Bradby( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and French and held by 166 libraries worldwide
A invaluable survey of French theatre since 1968. Mise en Scène is a book in two parts. The first half is a probing look at French theatre now, providing an historical and critical survey of drama and theatre in France since 1968. It explores playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Michel Vinaver and Bernard-Marie Koltès and directors of international reputation such as Peter Brook, Robert Wilson, Roger Planchon, Antoine Vitez, Patrice Chereau and Ariane Mnouchkine. The second part of Mise en Scène features a comprehensive listings guide to major theatre companies, insitutions, f
Le théâtre en France de 1968 à 2000 by David Bradby( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Freedom's pioneer : John McGrath's work in theatre, film and television by David Bradby( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Discusses the importance of John McGrath's role in theatre, film and television in the last four decades of the 20th century
The politics of Irish drama : plays in context from Boucicault to Friel by Nicholas Grene( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Politics of Irish Drama analyses some twenty-five of the best-known Irish plays from Dion Boucicault to Sebastian Barry, including works of Shaw, Yeats, Lady Gregory and Beckett. The book looks at political contexts for these plays and shows Irish drama to be an international as much as national phenomenon
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Alternative Names
David Bradby Drama and theatre academic
ديفيد بردبي، 1942-
English (159)
French (8)
German (2)
Dutch (1)
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