Theatre in Crisis?: Performance Manifestos for a New Century
A triple-bill of romantic dramas. In 'One Day' (2011), since the day when they first met at their college graduation - July 15th,1988 - Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) have kept in touch, meeting up again on the same day each year. Over the following two decades, the ups and downs of the relationship between the idealistic Emma and wealthy ladies' man Dexter are revisited every July 15th, as they try to take stock of their lives, and attempt to discover what they've both been missing all along. In 'Remember Me' (2010), Tyler (Robert Pattinson), a student at NYU, has had a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) since his brother's recent suicide tore the family apart. When he meets fellow student Ally (Emilie de Ravin), who has also undergone a family bereavement, he finally begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. Finally, in The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud (2010), young sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron) has the opportunity to go to Standford University but reconsiders when his younger brother, Sam (Charlie Tahan), dies in a car accident. After he realises he can still see and communicate with Sam, the two brothers meet every night, but the return of Tess (Amanda Crew), a sailor who went to school with Charlie, causes a divide between them. When Charlie learns Tess's life is in danger, he has to choose between keeping a promise to his deceased brother in the afterlife and saving Tess in the real world.
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This is a wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theatre practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology. The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theatre ... Read full review
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This is a collection of 33 short essays and "thoughts" by theater scholars and practitioners. The stated purpose is to offer various views of contemporary theater economics, issues, and practice as ... Read full review