Richard Allen Cave Collaborations

ISBN 13: 9781852731434

Collaborations

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781852731434: Collaborations

W.B. Yeats' invitation to Ninette de Valois to come to Dublin and help him stage his plays for dancers and to found a School of Ballet at the Abbey Theatre have been known facts for many years, not least from de Valois' own autobiographies. "Collaborations" is the first detailed study of the creative relationship of poet and dancer that resulted, which lasted from 1927 to 1934. Their meeting at the Festival Theatre in Cambridge, a remarkable venture in experimental staging run by Terence Gray, de Valois' cousin, had a profound impact on her subsequent work with Yeats. Gray promoted the expressionist style in terms of design and movement, for which de Valois devised the choreography, and it was a similar style that Yeats encouraged her to pursue in mounting his own plays. Four productions were achieved: "Fighting the Waves", "The Dreaming of the Bones", "At the Hawk's Well" and "The King of the Great Clock Tower". This study is divided into two parts: the first investigates what precisely de Valois learned from her association with Terence Gray at the Festival Theatre and the nature of her achievements there; the second looks at how this preparation bore special fruit in her roles as performer and choreographer at the Abbey Theatre and why these four productions were for Yeats the most satisfying staging of his dance plays in his lifetime. Their success as collaborators grew from the deep respect each sustained for the integrity of the other's artistry. Yeats is often viewed as dictatorial in his handling of theatre practitioners and personnel, but this view needs to be revised in light of the creative freedom he gave to de Valois, who rapidly became for him the ideal exponent and embodiment of the dance. In this volume what is opened up and extensively illustrated for scholars is a whole new chapter of theatre and dance history, which documents the successful creating of a bridge between these two disciplines. Throughout, the focus of the discussion is on performance.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Richard Allen Cave is Professor Emeritus in Drama and Theatre Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught from 1984 to 2008. He has published extensively in the fields of Renaissance Theatre (Jonson, Webster, Brome, Shakespeare), Modern English and Irish Theatre (Wilde, Yeats, T.C. Murray, McGuinness, Friel) and in dance and movement studies. Professor Cave is also a trained Feldenkrais practitioner, who works on vocal techniques with professional actors and on extending movement skills with performers in physical theatre.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. W.B. Yeats s invitation to Ninette de Valois to come to Dublin and help him stage his plays for dancers and to found a School of Ballet at the Abbey Theatre have been known facts for many years, not least from de Valois own autobiographies. Collaborations is the first detailed study of the creative relationship of poet and dancer that resulted, which lasted from 1927 to 1934. Their meeting at the Festival Theatre in Cambridge, a remarkable venture in experimental staging run by Terence Gray, de Valois cousin, had a profound impact on her subsequent work with Yeats. Gray promoted the expressionist style in terms of design and movement, for which de Valois devised the choreography, and it was a similar style that Yeats encouraged her to pursue in mounting his own plays. Four productions were achieved: Fighting the Waves, The Dreaming of the Bones, At the Hawk s Well and The King of the Great Clock Tower. This study is divided into two parts: the first investigates what precisely de Valois learned from her association with Terence Gray at the Festival Theatre and the nature of her achievements there; the second looks at how this preparation bore special fruit in her roles as performer and choreographer at the Abbey Theatre and why these four productions were for Yeats the most satisfying staging of his dance plays in his lifetime. Their success as collaborators grew from the deep respect each sustained for the integrity of the other s artistry. Yeats is often viewed as dictatorial in his handling of theatre practitioners and personnel, but this view needs to be revised in light of the creative freedom he gave to de Valois, who rapidly became for him the ideal exponent and embodiment of the dance. In this volume what is opened up and extensively illustrated for scholars is a whole new chapter of theatre and dance history, which documents the successful creating of a bridge between these two disciplines. Throughout, the focus of the discussion is on performance. Richard Allen Cave is Professor Emeritus in Drama and Theatre Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught from 1984 to 2008. He has published extensively in the fields of Renaissance Theatre (Jonson, Webster, Brome, Shakespeare), Modern English and Irish Theatre (Wilde, Yeats, T.C. Murray, McGuinness, Friel) and in dance and movement studies. Professor Cave is also a trained Feldenkrais practitioner, who works on vocal techniques with professional actors and on extending movement skills with performers in physical theatre. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9781852731434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd 2011-03-17 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd 2011-03-17, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-MAR-00011404

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. W.B. Yeats s invitation to Ninette de Valois to come to Dublin and help him stage his plays for dancers and to found a School of Ballet at the Abbey Theatre have been known facts for many years, not least from de Valois own autobiographies. Collaborations is the first detailed study of the creative relationship of poet and dancer that resulted, which lasted from 1927 to 1934. Their meeting at the Festival Theatre in Cambridge, a remarkable venture in experimental staging run by Terence Gray, de Valois cousin, had a profound impact on her subsequent work with Yeats. Gray promoted the expressionist style in terms of design and movement, for which de Valois devised the choreography, and it was a similar style that Yeats encouraged her to pursue in mounting his own plays. Four productions were achieved: Fighting the Waves, The Dreaming of the Bones, At the Hawk s Well and The King of the Great Clock Tower. This study is divided into two parts: the first investigates what precisely de Valois learned from her association with Terence Gray at the Festival Theatre and the nature of her achievements there; the second looks at how this preparation bore special fruit in her roles as performer and choreographer at the Abbey Theatre and why these four productions were for Yeats the most satisfying staging of his dance plays in his lifetime. Their success as collaborators grew from the deep respect each sustained for the integrity of the other s artistry. Yeats is often viewed as dictatorial in his handling of theatre practitioners and personnel, but this view needs to be revised in light of the creative freedom he gave to de Valois, who rapidly became for him the ideal exponent and embodiment of the dance. In this volume what is opened up and extensively illustrated for scholars is a whole new chapter of theatre and dance history, which documents the successful creating of a bridge between these two disciplines. Throughout, the focus of the discussion is on performance. Richard Allen Cave is Professor Emeritus in Drama and Theatre Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught from 1984 to 2008. He has published extensively in the fields of Renaissance Theatre (Jonson, Webster, Brome, Shakespeare), Modern English and Irish Theatre (Wilde, Yeats, T.C. Murray, McGuinness, Friel) and in dance and movement studies. Professor Cave is also a trained Feldenkrais practitioner, who works on vocal techniques with professional actors and on extending movement skills with performers in physical theatre. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9781852731434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781852731434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CD-9781852731434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

RICHARD ALLEN CAVE
Published by Vine House Dist (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vine House Dist, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 168 pages. 9.13x6.14x0.55 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1852731435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cave, Richard Allen
Published by Dance Books Ltd (2016)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781852731434_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1852731435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781852731434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Richard Allen Cave
Published by Dance Books Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 1852731435 ISBN 13: 9781852731434
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dance Books Ltd, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781852731434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book