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Author: John L. Styan
ISBN: 0521205042
Language: English
Pages: 264 pages
Category: Performing Arts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; n edition (April 25, 1975)
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This book shows how a play 'works' in the theatre: how it generates life, meaning and excitement on the stage for the audience

This book shows how a play 'works' in the theatre: how it generates life, meaning and excitement on the stage for the audience. It is self evident that a play must communicate or it is not a play at all. Professor Styan argues that, while communication in drama begins with the script, the value or power of a play must be tested upon an audience. In the theatre experience, it is not so much the elements of drama on the stage or the perceptions of the audience which are important, as the relationships between them.

Drama Stage and Audience Paperback – April 25, 1975. by John L. Styan (Author). This book shows how a play 'works' in the theatre: how it generates life, meaning and excitement on the stage for the audience.

The English Stage tells the story of drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times .

The English Stage tells the story of drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public performance, the evolution of the playhouse and the private space, and the pairing of theory and stagecraft in the works of modern dramatists. He focuses on the conventions by which a playwright, actors and their audience create the phenomenon of theatre and the way such conventions have changed over time.

Drama Stage and Audience. Professor Styan discusses in detail the particular social situation, conditions of performance and physical playhouse in which a play thrives. There is a wealth of examples from all periods of Western drama. He especially deals with plays which make no pretence to 'realism', and much of the discussion turns upon the power and success of Shakespeare as a playwright. This book will appeal to students, actors and directors of drama, as well as the theatregoers. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Print ISBN: 9780521098694, 0521098696.

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Styan begins with the elements of a dramatic text and the way they are built together

Styan begins with the elements of a dramatic text and the way they are built together. For every aspect - words, movement, tempo - and for larger considerations, such as verse-drama, convention, 'character', and on, Styan provides close analyses of excerpts from plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, Shaw, Strindberg, Pirandello, Synge, Anouilh, Sartre, Eliot and others.

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Hannah Arendt, New York: Schocken Books, 1969,147-154

Styan, Drama, Stage and Audience, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975. BP Berthold Brecht, in The Theory of the Modern Stage ed. Eric Bentley, 97-104. BP Walter Benjamin, "What is epic theater?" in Illuminations ed. Hannah Arendt, New York: Schocken Books, 1969,147-154. ME Roger Allen, "Egyptian drama after the Revolution, Edebiyat Vol. 4 no. 1 (1979), esp. 114-122. ME -, "Arabic drama in theory and practice: the works of Sa& Wannus," JAL XV (1984), 94-113

This book shows how a play 'works' in the theatre: how it generates life, meaning and excitement on the stage for the audience. It is self evident that a play must communicate or it is not a play at all. Professor Styan argues that, while communication in drama begins with the script, the value or power of a play must be tested upon an audience. In the theatre experience, it is not so much the elements of drama on the stage or the perceptions of the audience which are important, as the relationships between them. It follows that the study of drama is the study of how the stage compels its audience to be involved in its actual processes; it is a study of a particular social situation. Professor Styan discusses in detail the particular social situation, conditions of performance and physical playhouse in which a play thrives. There is a wealth of examples from all periods of Western drama. He especially deals with plays which make no pretence to 'realism', and much of the discussion turns upon the power and success of Shakespeare as a playwright. This book will appeal to students, actors and directors of drama, as well as the theatregoers. Professor Styan's insistence on criticism based on the theatrical experience will make this an important book for other drama critics.