Theatre Arts, Volume 2

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Sheldon Cheney, Edith Juliet Rich Isaacs
Theatre Publications, 1918
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Página 21 - ... modern school of ballet — wherein each action is an end, and no movement, pose, or rhythm is successive, or can be made to evolve succeeding action — is an expression of degeneration, of living death. All the movements of our modern ballet school are sterile movements, because they are unnatural ; their purpose is to create the delusion that the law of gravitation does not exist for them.
Página 79 - ... ultimately reach a place where it helps mankind to a better human understanding, to a deeper social pity and to a wider tolerance of all that is life...
Página 80 - ... production. What was originally experimental has now become a fixed method, and I hope definitely to demonstrate that there is a way to insure invariably the projection of nearly all the values a play may possess. From the very beginning I had an abhorrence of all that is generally termed theatric. It seemed cheap and tawdry, the trick of the street fakir. I thought for a long time that my prejudice was personal and not well founded. But, finally, all protest and all new seeking began naturally...
Página 83 - new" scenery, much has been said and written, and most of it beside the point. One's position in the matter is entirely determined by which mind he thinks the stage has to do with, the conscious or the unconscious. Realistic settings are designed wholly for conscious appeal. An attempt at exact reproduction challenges the conscious mind of the audience to comparison. Comparison of the scene as it is offered with the auditor's conscious knowledge of what it is supposed to reproduce. If a Childs Restaurant...
Página 21 - It is not only a question of true art, it is a question of race, of the development of the female sex to beauty and health, of the return to the original strength and to natural movements of woman's body. It is a question of the development of perfect mothers and the birth of healthy and beautiful children.
Página 1 - To help conserve and develop creative impulse in the American theatre ; to provide a permanent record of American dramatic art in its formative period ; to hasten the day when the speculators will step out of the established playhouse and let the artists come in : such are the aims of THEATRE ARTS MAGAZINE.

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