A redefinition of traditional forms: The imagistic theatre of George Coates and Martha Clarke

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291962
Title:
A redefinition of traditional forms: The imagistic theatre of George Coates and Martha Clarke
Author:
Starbuck, Jennifer, 1962-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis examines the continually changing avant-garde theatre and two artists who have emerged in the style of imagistic theatre. George Coates and Martha Clarke both abandon traditional literary playscripts and create their own work using images as the primary method of communication rather than the traditional word. Specific works of each artist are analyzed through use of text, storyline, visual elements, performer's role, audience reaction and in the case of Coates, his cinematic potentialities. This analysis begins to define the imagistic theatre and its application in the '90s. In addition, the overall potentiality for imagistic theatre as an important form of theatre in the future is discussed, with special attention to the multicultural and interdisciplinary approach.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dance.; Theater.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Theatre Arts
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dickey, Jerry

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA redefinition of traditional forms: The imagistic theatre of George Coates and Martha Clarkeen_US
dc.creatorStarbuck, Jennifer, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorStarbuck, Jennifer, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the continually changing avant-garde theatre and two artists who have emerged in the style of imagistic theatre. George Coates and Martha Clarke both abandon traditional literary playscripts and create their own work using images as the primary method of communication rather than the traditional word. Specific works of each artist are analyzed through use of text, storyline, visual elements, performer's role, audience reaction and in the case of Coates, his cinematic potentialities. This analysis begins to define the imagistic theatre and its application in the '90s. In addition, the overall potentiality for imagistic theatre as an important form of theatre in the future is discussed, with special attention to the multicultural and interdisciplinary approach.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDance.en_US
dc.subjectTheater.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre Artsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDickey, Jerryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1353103en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27588889en_US
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