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Re: Theatre History Texts (fwd) BOURASSA ANDRE G



A la demande d'un de nos membres, John Bell, veuillez bien recevoir en
anglais la reponse qu'il a faite sur un autre reseau a la question sur
les representations audiovisuelles du theatre medieval. Ceci dit, nos
membres "allophones" dont nous reconnaissons les grandes qualites de
specialistes en theatre ne devraient pas hesiter a s'exprimer en francais
- il y a toujours une certaine poesie dans la langue d'une personne qui
y entremele des expressions et des structures d'une autre langue. Si ces
gens jugent qu'il y a pour elles ou pour eux trop de risques d'erreur, il
y a surement dans le groupe QUEATRE des collegues qui se feront un plaisir
de relire un texte avant qu'il soit envoye aux 133 membres actuels.

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> There are many types of contemporary theater that work in the way that
> medieval theater did.  I think of the Bread and Puppet Theater, or
> Reza Abdoh's work.  Many theaters which use nonrealistic, symbolic,
> ritual-based, presentational-style performance with an emphasis on
> scenic elements, masks, puppets, etc. are working in a similar vein
> to medieval theater.  Carnival performance connects in this way, as
> do spectacles of the Russian Revolution.  There is a French film about
> Iranian Ta'ziyeh theater called "Le Lion de Dieu," which I saw courtesy
> of Milla Riggio from Trinity College, which is a very good illustration
> of medieval techniques.  Ritual, community theater (or "performance")
> is very much with us, and by some definitions all such theater is
> "primitive;" but certainly the past few decades have shown us that
> such theater is somehow still essential in the twentieth century.
> Certainly the history of avant-garde theater of this century (a real
> repository of "primitivism") shows us this.  And of course any time
> you look beyond European high-culture theater, to Asian, African or
> Native American performance, you find the kinds of performance
> aesthetics essential to medieval European theater.
>
> John Bell
> bellj@acfcluster.nyu.edu
>