Год издания: 2007
Издатель: University of Alabama Press
Количество страниц: 296
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This work reframes cinematic sensibilities to argue for theater as a spectacular and dynamic event. Is theater really dead? Does the theater, as its champions insist, really provide a more intimate experience than film? If so, how have changes in cinematic techniques and technologies altered the relationship between stage and film? What are the inherent limitations of representing three-dimensional spaces in a two-dimensional one, and vice versa? "American Drama in the Age of Film" examines the strengths and weaknesses of both the dramatic and cinematic arts to confront the standard arguments in the film-versus-theater debate. Using widely known adaptations of ten major plays, Zander Brietzke seeks to highlight the inherent powers of each medium and draw conclusions not just about how they differ, but how they ought to differ as well. He contrasts both stage and film productions of, among other works, David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross", Sam Shepard's "True West", Edward Albee's...