theatre christianity

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Author: Elizabeth Schafer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352005585



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Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

The masks worn by actors for their different roles became the symbol for the
stage, often decorating theatres and Dionysiac altars and identifying actors in
statuary and inscriptions. The plays performed in the theater became a metaphor
for life ...

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802822215

Category: History

Page: 648

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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.
Categories: History

Theatre and Residual Culture

Theatre and Residual Culture

This book considers the cultural residue from pre-Christian Ireland in Synge’s plays and performances.

Author: Christopher Collins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349948727

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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This book considers the cultural residue from pre-Christian Ireland in Synge’s plays and performances. By dramatising a residual culture in front of a predominantly modern and political Irish Catholic middle class audience, the book argues that Synge attempted to offer an alternative understanding of what it meant to be “modern” at the beginning of the twentieth century. The book draws extensively on Synge’s archive to demonstrate how pre-Christian residual culture informed not just how he wrote and staged pre-Christian beliefs, but also how he thought about an older, almost forgotten culture that Catholic Ireland desperately wanted to forget. Each of Synge’s plays is considered in an individual chapter, and they identify how Synge’s dramaturgy was informed by pre-Christian beliefs of animism, pantheism, folklore, superstition and magical ritual.
Categories: Performing Arts

Christianity and the African Imagination

Christianity and the African Imagination

century encounter between Europe and India was notable for the long and close

Author: Maxwell

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004245112

Category: Religion

Page: 434

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The book charts Christianity’s advance in Africa, exploring how African agents (priests, prophets, martyrs, missionaries) made the religion their own. It shows Christianity empowering Africans, through faith, to deal with concerns for health and wealth, and overcoming evil. It demonstrates how Christianity captured the African imagination.
Categories: Religion

The Bloody Theatre Or Martyrs Mirror of the Defenceless Christians

The Bloody Theatre  Or Martyrs  Mirror  of the Defenceless Christians

THE BLOODY THEATRE , OR MARTYRS ' MIRROR . for gratis your al in he . ...
kinds of wickedness , viduals ; as appears from the fact , that they they would let
us live unharmed , in securiloved the truth of christianity , which they ty and peace

Author: Thieleman Janszoon Braght


ISBN: PRNC:32101079837249

Category: Anabaptists

Page: 1048

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Categories: Anabaptists

The Cross Cultural Process in Christian History

The Cross Cultural Process in Christian History

7 Africa as the Theatre of Christian Engagement with Islam in the Nineteenth
Century The nineteenthcentury encounter between Europe and India was
notable for the long and close engagement of Christianity in its Western form and
the ...

Author: Andrew F. Walls

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608331826

Category: Religion


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Categories: Religion

Theatre Histories

Theatre Histories

Plays that focused on a symbolic fight between Moors and Christians derived
from the tournament tradition of medieval ... In other performances, the Moors
would recognize the error of their ways, convert to Christianity, and bow down
before a ...

Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415462235

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 630

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Providing a clear journey through centuries of European, North and South American, African and Asian forms of theatre and performance, this introduction helps the reader think critically about this exciting field through fascinating yet plain-speaking essays and case studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity

Once Christian intellectuals started around this time to reflect in writing on a
distinctly Christian stance towards the theatre, the addressees of their treatises,
Christians (often new to the faith) who were seeking guidance on the crucial
question ...

Author: Martin Revermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350135291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Theatre was at the very heart of culture in Graeco-Roman civilizations and its influence permeated across social and class boundaries. The theatrical genres of tragedy, comedy, satyr play, mime and pantomime operate in Antiquity alongside the conception of theatre as both an entertainment for the masses and a vehicle for intellectual, political and artistic expression. Drawing together contributions from scholars in Classics and Theatre Studies, this volume uniquely examines the Greek and Roman cultural spheres in conjunction with one another rather than in isolation. Each chapter takes a different theme as its focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.
Categories: Performing Arts

When Church Became Theatre

When Church Became Theatre

... spaces of the 1890s, evangelicals helped to define the vanguard of Christian
architecture in the nineteenth century. ... justified a strong public presence for the
church and justified, specifically, taking Christianity into the realm of the theatre.

Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195179722

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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In the 1880s, socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of Christian architectural traditions and the development of the radically new auditorium church. Jeanne Kilde links this shift in evangelical Protestant architecture to changes in worship style and religious mission.
Categories: Architecture

Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture

Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture

Evangelical Christian theater artists have been freed to serve the dramatic text,
their fellow performers, and their ... Peter Lucas Senkbeil, “Faith in Theatre:
Professional Theatres Run by Christians in the United States and Canada and
Their ...

Author: Robert Woods

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313386541

Category: Social Science

Page: 979

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This three-volume collection demonstrates the depth and breadth of evangelical Christians' consumption, critique, and creation of popular culture, and how evangelical Christians are both influenced by—and influence—mainstream popular culture, covering comic books to movies to social media.
Categories: Social Science

History of European Drama and Theatre

History of European Drama and Theatre

Choirilos: tragedies 10 choregoi (producers): Great Dionysia festival 8, 9 Christ:
actor's role in Grotowski's theatre 334; analogy of passion in Mickiewicz's Dziady
III 333; scapegoat ritual during Passion Plays 337 Christianity: inheritance ...

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134678617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include: * ancient Greek theatre * Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière * the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama * the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz * romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy * the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski * the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller. Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.
Categories: Performing Arts

Christianity and the Roman Games

Christianity and the Roman Games

71 The heathen defend their idolatry by the shows; how can Christians resort to
the same and maintain idolatry and contempt of God over the true religion? ... 73
The immorality of the theatre draws particular condemnation from Cyprian.

Author: Richard F. Devoe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462800476

Category: History


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"Christians to the lions!" The image of early Christian victims of pagan blood - lust in the Roman arenas are as familiar as a catechism to Christians of all ages. Dr. Richard DeVoe parallels the development of these two great social forces of the Roman Empire: Christianity; the Roman games which included not only the arena, but also the circus and the theatre. He questions why Christianity did not have more effect on the Roman games, as both institutions grew apace for four centuries. He concludes, contrary to traditional church history, that Christianity did not limit, but, in fact absorbed and perpetuated the games. Why? With regard not only to the games, but also education, the military and the imperial cult, Rome was not Christianized: Christianity was paganized! Christianity and the Roman Games traces this process of paganization from the first through the fifth centuries, discovering surprising consequences both for Christianity and subsequent history.
Categories: History

African Theatre in Development

African Theatre in Development

Jane Plastow , African Theatre and Politics : The Evolution of Theatre in Ethiopia ,
Tanzania and Zimbabwe , A ... of pre - colonial theatre in the three countries ,
Plastow presents chapters on Colonial Theatre ( ' Conformity , Christianity and ...

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025333599X

Category: History

Page: 182

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"A truly worthwhile resource in a growing field of research -- the theater and drama of Africa -- this volume collects ten essays about theater practice, publications, and productions; in-depth reviews of 17 books; and a new play." -- Choice "... a 'must-have' for anybody interested in issues relating to theatre and development in Africa.... a pioneering effort... " -- H-Net Reviews Art as a tool, weapon, or shield? This compelling issue and others are explored in this diverse collection of intriguing perspectives on African theatre in development. Also here: strategies in staging, propaganda, and mass education, and a discussion of the playwright Alemseged Tesfai's career in service to Eritrean liberation.
Categories: History

Performing the Sacred

Performing the Sacred

Dale Savidge Both theology and the art of the theatre are rooted in humanity.
Christianity is not just a religion of dogma; it is a faith based on relationship.
Likewise theatre is a relational art. “Christian” denotes a person who follows
Christ; ...

Author: Todd E. Johnson

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801029523

Category: Drama

Page: 175

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A theologian and a theatre artist examine both the nature of theatrical performance within contemporary culture and its relationship to Christian life, faith, and worship.
Categories: Drama

African Theatre and Politics

African Theatre and Politics

The Evolution of Theatre in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe : a Comparative
Study Jane Plastow. blacks little ... strengthen their resolve to fight. At the same
time, the colonial religion of Christianity was invoked by nationalist believers, and

Author: Jane Plastow

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042000384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Comparative historical study of the three national cultures of Ethiopia, Tanganyika/Tanzania, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. The development of theatre is seen against the background of centuries of cultural evolution and interaction, from pre-colonial times, through phases of African and European imperialism, to the liberation struggles and newly-won independence.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theatre A Very Short Introduction

Theatre  A Very Short Introduction

pantomimes, Roman 6, 97 Pantañjali 33 Parma, theatre in 15 Passion Play (Ruhl
) 50 passion plays, see Christianity and theatre Pearson, Karl 48, 52 Perera,
Lawrence 50 Performance Studies International 86 Peri, Jacopo 15 Peru, theatre
in ...

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191648625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world. From puppetry to mimes and street theatre, this complex art has utilized all other art forms such as dance, literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Every aspect of human activity and human culture can be, and has been, incorporated into the creation of theatre. In this Very Short Introduction Marvin Carlson takes us through Ancient Greece and Rome, to Medieval Japan and Europe, to America and beyond, and looks at how the various forms of theatre have been interpreted and enjoyed. Exploring the role that theatre artists play — from the actor and director to the designer and puppet-master, as well as the audience — this is an engaging exploration of what theatre has meant, and still means, to people of all ages at all times. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ellerton Theological Prize Essay 1869 Slavery as affected by Christianity

Ellerton Theological Prize Essay  1869  Slavery as affected by Christianity

of our common human nature : the inference is checked by the discovery that ,
spite of the protests of the Christians ... for the degrading services of the theatre ,
Christianity through the law strikes at abuses which she hated with twofold hatred

Author: Edward Stuart TALBOT (successively Bishop of Rochester, of Southwark and of Winchester.)


ISBN: BL:A0018540815



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Edward Bond Letters 3

Edward Bond  Letters 3

... gods¦ however abstract (evenEuripides putsthem on stage). Christianity took
theideaof god and instead ofsaying ... Our problem,in theatre, is now this. The
Christians produced a loving god and therefore destroyed theatre. We
liveinanageof ...

Author: Ian Stuart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134368297

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women of Early Christianity

Women of Early Christianity

Furthermore, the attractions of the theatre and the dissipations of high life
engaged the attention of this fashionable set quite as much as did attendance on
religious service and outward manifestations of piety. Christianity had not
suppressed ...

Author: Alfred Brittain & Mitchell Carroll

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465576941



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When the historian has described the rise and fall of empires and dynasties, and has recounted with care and exactness the details of the great political movements that have changed the map of continents, there remains the question: What was the cause of these revolutions in human society--what were the real motives that were operative in the hearts and minds of the persons in the great drama of history that has been displayed? The mere chain of events as they have passed before the eye as it surveys the centuries does not give an explanation of itself. There must be a cause that lies behind these events, and of which they are but the effects. This cause, the true cause of history, lies in the minds and hearts of the men and nations. The student of the past is coming more and more to see that the only hope of making history a science, and not a mere chronicle, is to be found in the clear ascertainment and study of those psychological conditions which have made actions what they were. Foremost among those conditions have been the hopes, aspirations and ideals of men and women. These have been the greatest motive forces in the history of the world. These, quite as much as merely selfish considerations, have guided the conduct of the men who have made history, not merely those who have been leaders in the great movements of society, but the multitude of followers who have not attracted the attention of historians, but have, nevertheless, given the strength and force to the revolutions of the world. The deepest interest in the history of Christian women lies in the way in which woman's status in society has been modified by the new religion. The chronicle of saintly life and deeds is a part of that history. But there are, also, women who have signally failed to attain those virtues for which their religion called. These, too, have their place, for both have either forwarded or retarded the realization of woman's place in society. Often the heathen spirit is but half concealed under the mask of Christianity. But the whole tone of society has been changed, nevertheless, by the ideas and ideals which that religion brought before men's minds in a new and vivid manner.