The Drama Review

TDR: The Drama Review
Volume 47, Number 3 (T 179), Fall 2003


Contents

TDR Comment

    Taylor, Diana, 1950-
  • Bush's Happy Performative
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Language.
    • Iraq War, 2003 -- Language.

Articles

    Salmon, MaryGen.
  • Spiritual Survival in the Arctic: Atxam Taligisniikangis of the Aleutian Islands
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    Subject Headings:
    • Indian dance -- Alaska -- Atka.
    • Aleuts -- Social life and customs.
    Abstract:
      Watching a gathering of Athabaskan, Yup'ik, Inupiaq, Tlingit/Haida, Siberian Yup'ik, and Sugpiaq dancers, musicians, and artists, the author wonders if "authentic" Native dance still exists in Alaska. This question is asked with the knowledge that these performances were reconstructed after the Aleutian Island peoples were severely stressed by internment during World War II.
    Emoff, Ron.
  • Direct-Current Recall in Madagascar
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    Subject Headings:
    • Musical instruments -- Madagascar.
    • Antandroy (Malagasy people) -- Music -- History and criticism.
    Abstract:
      In Madagascar, a mandôlina is a popular stringed musical instrument in the shape of a portable radio-cassette player. Why go to great lengths to detail this physical image for an instrument that has none of its electronic/acoustic properties? A mandôlina represents the ability to communicate with ancestral spirits, linking imported electronics to the spirit realm.
    Neri, Barbara.
  • The Consolation of Poetry: A Performance by Barbara Neri
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    Subject Headings:
    • Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 -- Drama.
    Abstract:
      Who was/is the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning? The intention of this performance art piece is well put by its creator: "The becoming her is as much her as the being her. And all that is her is not only her but me, and you. She may not be the her alive from 1806 till 1861. That her is dead—and the form we have given her in our culture is a worse death. It is hoped this becoming will replace that death we have given her."

Castillo Theatre

The Castillo Theatre, aka the Castillo Cultural Center, is a controversial presence in New York. Dubbed by some as a cult, the Center and its wide-ranging activities are for others community-building, socially constructive, and avantgarde. Castillo is very much the creature of its founder and leader, psychotherapist/playwright/social philosopher Fred Newman. The articles and interview in this section include an overall assessment of Castillo, a detailed discussion of Newman's production of Heiner Müller's Germania 3 Ghosts at Deadman, and a "directors dialogue" between Newman and Robert Wilson. An earlier essay on Castillo appeared in T135 (36:3, 1992), Eva Brenner's "Theatre of the Unorganized: The Radical Independence of the Castillo Cultural Center."

    Cook, Sean.
  • Walking the Talk: Castillo Theatre of 2002
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    Subject Headings:
    • Castillo Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
    • Newman, Fred.
    • Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.

Sidebar

    Schechner, Richard, 1934-
  • What's in a Name?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Castillo Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
  • Newman vs. the Anti-Defamation League
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    Subject Headings:
    • Newman, Fred -- Political and social views.
    Newman, Fred.
    Cook, Sean.
  • Excerpts from a Conversation with Fred Newman
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    Subject Headings:
    • Newman, Fred -- Interviews.
    Friedman, Daniel.
  • A Performance Community Onstage and on the Street: Castillo Theatre and Heiner Müller's Germania 3
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    Subject Headings:
    • Müller, Heiner, 1929- Germania 3 ghosts at dead man [performance]
    • Castillo Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
    • Theater -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
    Wilson, Robert, 1941-
    Newman, Fred.
    Schechner, Richard, 1934-
  • Robert Wilson and Fred Newman: A Dialogue on Politics and Therapy, Stillness and Vaudeville
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wilson, Robert, 1941- -- Interviews.
    • Newman, Fred -- Interviews.
    • Theater.

Critical Acts

This issue's Critical Acts section features Marina Abramovic's 12-day life/art installation at a Chelsea gallery; Yelena Gluzman's "Science Project" on Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Performing Garage in New York; and Tim Miller's report from Tokyo, where he performed Body Blows, based on his book of the same name.

    Westcott, James.
  • Marina Abramovic's The House with the Ocean View: The View of the House from Some Drops in the Ocean
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    Subject Headings:
    • Abramovic, Marina. House with the ocean view [performance]
    • Sean Kelly Gallery.
    • Performance art.
    Smalec, Theresa.
  • Yelena Gluzman's I'm So Sorry for Everything
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gluzman, Yelena. I'm so sorry for everything [performance]
    • Performing Garage (New York, N.Y.)
    Miller, Tim, 1958-
  • Tokyo Tim: A Report from Dokkyo University, January 2003
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    Subject Headings:
    • Miller, Tim, 1958- Body blows [performance]
    • Dokkyo Daigaku.
    • Performance art.
    Suzuki, Tadashi, 1939-
    Sant, Toni.
    Jansen, Sara, tr.
  • Suzuki Tadashi and the Shizuoka Theatre Company in New York
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    Subject Headings:
    • Suzuki, Tadashi, 1939- -- Interviews.
    • Theater -- Japan.
    Abstract:
      In this conversation, Suzuki talks about his work as artistic director of the Shizuoka Performing Arts Center. He discusses his training method, his work with Anne Bogart, the Theatre Olympics, and the need to devise strategies for transmitting knowledge across cultures from one generation to the next.

Sidebar

    Suzuki, Tadashi, 1939-
    Jansen, Sara, tr.
  • Combining Experimentation with Tradition
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater -- Japan.
    Suzuki, Tadashi, 1939-
    Jansen, Sara, tr.
  • Cultural Differences in Actor Training
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    Subject Headings:
    • Acting -- Study and teaching.
    Suzuki, Tadashi, 1939-
    Jansen, Sara, tr.
  • Stillness
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    Subject Headings:
    • Acting -- Study and teaching.
    Suzuki, Tadashi, 1939-
    Jansen, Sara, tr.
  • Discipline in Actor Training
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    Subject Headings:
    • Acting -- Study and teaching.
    Ahmed, Saiyada Jamila.
  • Carya Nrtya of Nepal: When "Becoming the Character" in Asian Performance Is Nonduality in "Quintessence of Void"
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dance -- Nepal -- Kathmandu.
    • Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
    Abstract:
      Taking issue with Phillip Zarrilli's influential 1990 essay on what it means to "become the character" in Asian performance, Ahmed argues that Zarrilli's construct is problematic when viewed from a Buddhist perspective. Ahmed's case study is Carya Nrtya, a ritual dance performed near Kathmandu in Nepal for over a thousand years.

Books

    Daly, Ann, 1959-
  • Imaging Her Erotics: Essays, Interviews, Projects, and: John Kelly (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Schneemann, Carolee, 1939- Imaging her erotics: essays, interviews, projects.
    • Kelly, John, 1954- John Kelly.
    • Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-
    • Kelly, John, 1954-
    Mazer, Sharon.
  • Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Glenn, Susan A. (Susan Anita) Female spectacle: the theatrical roots of modern feminism.
    • Women in the theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    Brady, Sara.
  • A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Morash, Chris, 1963- History of Irish theatre 1601-2000.
    • Theater -- Ireland -- History.
    Winnacker, Susanne.
  • Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rokem, Freddie, 1945- Performing history: theatrical representations of the past in contemporary theatre.
    • Historical drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.



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