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Book details
  • Genre:PERFORMING ARTS
  • SubGenre:Theater / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:760
  • eBook ISBN:9781626750715

Theatre Today

by Michael Haridy

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Overview
‘Theatre TODAY’ is a communication forum to magnify and tell the story of each creative artist - or group of artists - that contributed, enriched, and expanded our understanding of the theatre worldwide during 2012-2013. It records old movements that are feeding back and contributing to the creation of the theatre of the future, and new movements born out of the technological changes from the last 50 years and the communication tools that wire us today.
Description
‘ Theatre TODAY ‘ takes you on a panoramic expedition, a journey covering more than 30 countries worldwide. Read, what’s happening in the theatre today with access to more than 2000 videos and more than 750 pages. What under-current movements are seeding the future of theatre in 21 century? How are global communication tools effecting and changing the theatre? What direction is theatre moving toward? This book records the works of modern theatre companies and lists the names of its artists for future reference. ‘Theatre TODAY’ is a communication forum to magnify and tell the story of each creative artist - or group of artists - that contributed, enriched, and expanded our understanding of the theatre worldwide during 2012-2013. It records old movements that are feeding back and contributing to the creation of the theatre of the future, and new movements born out of the technological changes from the last 50 years and the communication tools that wire us today. It proves that the theatre - as an art - is alive and well, and more than that, is incorporating all the social , economic , and technological changes that are occurring in the world around us. It is a must READ and HAVE for everyone working or interested in the theatre today because it gives a comprehensive, panoramic view of what’s going worldwide in the theatre today.
About the author
Michael Haridy Egyptian Australian writer and theatre director, born in Cairo, Egypt. Now, he lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia. He is the executive editor, ‘ETO’ The International Experimental Theatre Organization. He has several published plays in Arabic, his play ‘One and All! ‘Preformed and produced in several countries. He directed several plays for the theatre in United Kingdom and Egypt, was the first to introduce the modern American Theatre to Egypt, his production of Edward Albee play ‘Everything in the Garden’ for the Egyptian theatre early 1970, won the acclaim, and recorded by the Egyptian, TV and broadcasted through Middle-East. He started his career as journalist, worked for the main two newspapers in Egypt, first El-Akhbar, then El Ahram. During his work as a roving Middle-East reporter, he was the first to report about the Libyan army coup and had the first interview with Muammar el-Gaddafi, and continued to work as roving reporter in the Middle-East for few years. After his arrest in Libya for his writing about El Gaddafi. He went to London, UK, where he finished three years theatre director’s course and joined TAT ; Triple Action Theatre; a worked with Steven Rumbelow as assistant director and associated director in many productions such as ; Faustus, Julius Caesar, Oedipus, Hamlet, Everyman.His production of Bertolt Brecht's 'The Baby Elephant', at London, won the acclaim. He returned to Egypt to work in the theatre, during which he directed the successful production of Edward Albee play ‘Everything in the Garden ‘ which won the acclaim, and recorded by the Egyptian TV and broadcasted through Middle-East. Later, he left Egypt and settled in Melbourne Australia. Now, he is a freelance writer and the executive editor for ‘ETO’ The International Experimental Theatre Organization.
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