All the Lights On: Reimagining Theater with Ten Thousand by Michelle Hensley

By Michelle Hensley

Michelle Hensley, founding father of 10000 issues Theater in Minneapolis, stocks greater than 20 years of her company’s nationally special paintings bringing specialist theater to these in prisons, homeless shelters, grownup schooling facilities, and rural parts, in addition to most of the people. greater than a chronological historical past, All the lighting On is additionally in regards to the radiant energy of theater.

In this articulate and compelling ebook, Hensley distills what nontraditional audiences, in addition to the stipulations her artists needs to practice below to arrive them, have taught her approximately Brecht, the Greeks, Shakespeare, musicals, and the essence of what's essential to make shiny and crucial theater. Her stories lead her to finish that theater artists develop into larger and the paintings shape itself a lot richer while everyone seems to be incorporated within the viewers. In 10000 issues productions, humans from very diverse monetary sessions sit down subsequent to one another within the around and infrequently adventure unforeseen connections with one another. Hensley writes within the advent, “Not merely will we have an opportunity to adventure the a number of viewpoints of many characters within the play, yet with the entire lighting on, we will contemplate the differing viewpoints of the opposite viewers contributors seated round the circle. all of it serves to extend, a little, the radiance of our world.”

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519–20. C. I: 774). qxd 28 3/8/05 9:13 AM Page 28 CATHERINE O’LEARY The use of myth also extended to literature and culture. The Franco regime encouraged escapist plays, films and literature that reflected Spain’s glorious imperial past or that showed the contentment that came with the obedient acceptance of the new social order. This had the twofold purpose of distracting people from their present hardship and reinforcing the myth of a noble race set to recapture the glory of the past by obeying present-day leaders.

78 Social censorship should, in theory, make official censorship redundant. Yet what is classed here as social censorship seems to include all that the regime would like society to censor. He also argued in favour of prior censorship, claiming that if breaches of the regime’s code or dogma were frequent, then it would be too Arias Salgado, Política española, p. 180. José María García Escudero, ‘Censura y libertad’, Arbor, 23 (no. 83, 1952), 177–97 (p. 178). 77 García Escudero, ‘Censura y libertad’, p.

Qxd 3/8/05 9:13 AM Page 29 THE IDEOLOGY OF FRANCOISM 29 Spanish family. Franco’s preoccupation with the cultivation of his personal myth is evident from the semi-autobiographical screenplay for the film, Raza, written by him under the pseudonym, Jaime de Andrade. It is an epic tale of a Galician family from the time of the collapse of Spain’s empire in 1898 to the Civil War. In fact, Raza can be read as a guide to Francoist ideology. It presents the values he sought to propagate and the alternative ideology he despised.

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