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  Theatre of Cruelty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By cruelty, he meant not sadism or causing pain, but rather a violent, physical determination to shatter the false reality which, he said, lies like a shroud over our perceptions.
The Theatre of Cruelty was Artaud's attempt to not only revolutionize theatre, but also it was his attempt to free l'esprit (roughly translated to mean the combination of mind and soul) from the stifling grip of culture.
In 2003 the Cinémathèque Française featured a program called "The Cinema of Cruelty" which featured films, such as Roger Avary's "Killing Zoe," that followed Antonin Artaud's mandates for the Theatre of Cruelty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theatre_of_Cruelty   (235 words)

  
 theatre of cruelty - 1st theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Theatre of Cruelty project for an experimental theatre that was proposed by the French poet, actor, and theorist Antonin Artaud and that became a major influence on avant-garde 20th-century...
Theatre of Cruelty (from Western theatre) During the early 1930s, the French dramatist and actor Antonin Artaud put forth a theory for a Surrealist theatre...
Theatre of Cruelty Theory advanced by Antonin Artaud, who believed the theatre's function was to rid audiences of the repressive effects of.
theatre.denomriv.info /dir15/theatre-of-cruelty.html   (408 words)

  
 Discworld
Directions within the discworld are not given as north south east and west, but rather as directions relating to the disc itself, eg hubward (towards the centre), rimward (away from the centre) and to a lesser extent, turnwise and widdershins (relation to the direction of the disc's spin).
Originally published as a 'Discworld story': larger format and fully illustrated by Josh Kirby; more recently reissued as a normal paperback with no illustrations.
There are also three short stories by Pratchett based in the Discworld: Troll Bridge[?], Theatre of Cruelty[?], and The Sea and Little Fishes[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/Discworld.html   (730 words)

  
 Discworld Encyclopedia Article @ Occasioned.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of a giant turtle.
Big Read, four Discworld books were in the top 100, and a total of fourteen in the top 200.
Discworld's Unseen University Diary: 1998; the cover art features the character Death, possibly the character who appeared in the greatest number of Discworld novels.
www.occasioned.net /encyclopedia/Discworld   (1634 words)

  
 Discworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discworld is a comic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of a giant turtle.
Discworld novels have also won awards such as the Prometheus Award and the Carnegie Medal.
Discworld's Ankh-Morpork City Watch Diary 1999: 1999; the cover art features the character Commander Samuel Vimes of the Watch, His Grace the Duke of Ankh, in his beloved street uniform, in other words, battered Watchman armor.
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 Discworld - Theatre of Cruelty
Theatre of Cruelty is a Discworld short story starring The Watch.
Captain Vimes believed in logic, in much the same way as a man in a desert believed in ice -- i.e., it was something he really needed, but this just wasn't the world for it.
And on the magical Discworld, there is always one *guaranteed* witness to any homicide.
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 Terry Pratchett Encyclopedia Article @ Perished.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
GURPS Discworld (Steve Jackson Games, 1998) and GURPS Discworld Also (Steve Jackson Games, 2001) are role-playing source books which were written by Terry Pratchett and Phil Masters which also offer insights into the workings of the Discworld and the power of narrative.
The Discworld universe has also been used as a basis for a number of Discworld video games on a range of formats, such as the Sega Saturn, the Sony Playstation, the Philips CD-i and the 3DO, as well as DOS- and Windows-based PCs.
Discworld Noir is the first 3D game based on the Discworld series, and is both an example and parody of the film noir genre.
www.perished.net /encyclopedia/Terry_Pratchett   (2268 words)

  
 Theatre in the round - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Theatre in the round   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In a reaction to the picture-frame stage of the 19th century, a movement began in the mid-20th century to design theatres with the performing area placed centrally in the auditorium.
Theatre in the U.S. Theatre in the United States
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Theatre+in+the+round   (155 words)

  
 Discworld
Almost all of the Discworld novels are notable for having no chapter divisions.
The adaptations are by Stephen Briggs, and were first produced by the Studio Theatre Club in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Discworld MUD Allows you to enter the Discworld and become a wizzard or assassin, or whatever you choose.
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 Theatre of Cruelty (Discworld) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smith Bookcase magazine and was then slightly modified and extended, being published again in the programme of the OryCon 15 convention, and then again in The Wizards of Odd, a compilation of fantasy short stories.
It emerges that the entertainer had invented a parallel, live-action version of Punch and Judy, using -- and abusing -- a troupe of gnomes as the live cast.
Captain Carrot asserts that such brutal theatre could never find favour in Ankh-Morpork: "That's not the way to do it".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theatre_of_Cruelty_(Discworld)   (344 words)

  
 Review of Not Now, Darling! from the theatre dance and drama in Wales web site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The fact that the theatre is sited right at the heart of the new SA1 development and is next door to Swansea's prestigious new Waterfront musueum can only do the venue an enormous amount of good.
Fiona Carr, as temptress Janie McMichael, was appearing on stage at the Dylan Thomas Theatre for only the second time and there is little doubt that a little more experience will boost her ability and stage presence.
This was a shame, since newcomers to the theatre - and perhaps those former friends of the company who had not paid a visit to the venue for some time - might have appreciated knowing a little more about some of the newer performers.
www.theatre-wales.co.uk /reviews/reviews_details.asp?reviewID=795   (621 words)

  
 Discworld Encyclopedia Article @ Foresaw.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books will know that Albert is a failed wizard who performed a spell that brings Death to you backwards - in order to push...
Discworld (Reformed) Vampyre's Diary 2003: 2003; the cover art features Mr John Not-A-Vampire-At-All Smith, head of the Ankh-Morpork Mission of the
The Discworld Almanak - The Year of The Prawn can also be listed with the diaries, as its format and general contents are very similar.
www.foresaw.org /encyclopedia/Discworld   (1750 words)

  
 The Terry Pratchett Read Order
At the time of typing this introduction there are 27 discworld novels and counting.
The books can in general, be read in any order you like, but to get the most out of them and understand the running jokes you really need to read them in some sort of order.
The first few books, it is generally agreed, are not as good as the later ones and you may be put off the Discworld series by reading them first.
www.voidspace.org.uk /cyberpunk/pratchett_order.shtml   (371 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett - Tales of Wysardry
Theatre of Cruelty - Theatre of Cruelty, a Discworld short story
Terry Pratchett is a British author who is best known for his Discworld series - humorous fantasy books based on a flat world shaped like a disc.
As he manages to release a new novel approximately every 6 months, it is not unknown for 2 or more of his books to be in the top 10 best-sellers list at the same time.
pluto.spaceports.com /~wysardry/tales/p/pratchett/index.htm   (317 words)

  
 Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld.
There are also four short stories by Pratchett based in the Discworld: Theatre of Cruelty, Death and What Comes Next, Troll Bridge and The Sea and Little Fishes.
Discworld MUD Allows you to enter the Discworld and become a wizard or assassin, or whatever you choose.
discworld.iqnaut.net   (1361 words)

  
 Magiconomics.com -- Magic in Literature -- Discworld
Pratchett was quoted, in an article excerpt on www.lspace.org, that he "never got into the habit of writing chapters", and that he must divide the young adult books into chapters because "his editor screams until he does".
Each book could be seen as containing a short Discworld novel in its own right, with chapters switching between the story and notes on real science related to it.
One interesting element of Discworld, certainly one that distinguishes it from much other fantasy, is its relative lack of recurring or overarching villains.
www.magiconomics.com /magic-in-literature/discworld.html   (2920 words)

  
 Discworld Chronicle Online Issue 4: Reduced Discworld Theatre
It is the warmth and humanity in Terry Pratchett's writing that fuels my interest in the Discworld series, along with this emphasis on characterisation that is so appealing to an actor.
The two events will allow a broad approach to Discworld theatre, so that everyone who wants to can participate at a level that suits them and that they'll feel comfortable with.
The theatre programme is something that will be a lot of fun for everyone, on- or off-stage.
home.clara.net /derek.moody/chronicle/issue4/rdtc.html   (602 words)

  
 Theatre of Cruelty - Terry Pratchett - Tales of Wysardry
Theatre of Cruelty - Terry Pratchett - Tales of Wysardry
It was a fine summer morning, the kind to make a man happy to be alive.
"Theatre of Cruelty" was originally written for the W. Smith "Bookcase" magazine.
pluto.spaceports.com /~wysardry/tales/p/pratchett/theatre/index.htm   (983 words)

  
 discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Discworld is a comic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world on the back of a giant turtle.
In 2006, 35th Discworld novel was published (being fourth aimed primarily at children).
Discworld Vampyre's Diary 2003: 2003; the cover art features Mr John Not-A-Vampire-At-All Smith, head of the Ankh-Morpork Mission of the Black Ribboners with a cup of steaming brown liquid, likely coffee or hot cocoa.
www.tweaked3d.net /wiki/?title=Discworld   (4101 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs: The New Discworld Companion
Pratchett has excessively prolific in the nine years since this edition was published, necessitating the publication of The New Discworld Companion, which covers the sixteen novels and two short stories of the first book as well as fourteen additional novels, maps, diaries, cookbooks, popular science texts, and, finally, an additional short story.
One of the interesting features of The New Discworld Companion is the decision not to outline all the adventures suffered by the various characters.
The book also serves a useful purpose to those only now diving into the Discworld, in that they can use it to gain insight into some of the off-hand comments made in the books based on the long history Pratchett has with his characters and his world.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/companion.html   (603 words)

  
 Casino online portal | information about Casino online | Discworld
Discworld is a series of thirty-four fantasy novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world on the back of a giant turtle that adheres (loosely) to the conventions of classical and current fantasy literature.
The books are comic and satirical, and frequently parody ideas from Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and HP Lovecraft, as well as myth, folklore and fairy tales, often also using them to parallel current cultural, technological and scientific issues.
The Discworld Almanak - The Year of The Prawn (2004) can also be listed with the diaries, as its format and general contents are very similar.
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 Theatre of Cruelty
"Theatre of Cruelty" was originally written for the W.
This online version of the story is made available on the Net by kind indulgence of the author, who reserves all reproduction and other rights to the story.
"Theatre of Cruelty is, for want of a better word, freeware.
www.area51b.freeserve.co.uk /dworld/theatre.htm   (981 words)

  
 Honest John's > Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I suggest reading them in order, especially because in the early books discworld is an entire different age where barbarians fight and magic controls, later on society (especially Ankh-Morpork) changes and becomes more modern.
However Pratchett is slowly moving Discworld into new worlds and with each step it loses a little bit of middle ages and gets more modern times characteristics.
But yeah Discworld changes and Pratchett got rid of all the barbarians in the world who still roamed the plains back in color of magic.
www.hallofworlds.net /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t434.html   (3183 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett - Discworld
Then he met Twoflower, the Discworld's first tourist, was employed at an outrageous salary as his guide, and has since spent most of his time being shot at, terrorized, chased and hanging from high places with no hope of salvation or, as is now the chase, plunging from high places.
The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise What I did on MY Holidays.
And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it is wasted (like underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.
members.home.nl /tavroch/Books/Pratchett/DiscworldBooks.htm   (3366 words)

  
 the_discworld_companion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Discworld Companion is an encyclopedia of all things Discworld, created by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
The book compiles a precise (and often quoted directly from the books concerned) definition of words, lives of historical people, geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discworld novel, map, diary, non-fiction book and the short stories "Troll Bridge", "Theatre of Cruelty", and "The Sea and Little Fishes".
Very useful for any Discworld fan, it is also nearly indispensable for readers who have bought one of the quiz books.
www.beautybed.com /wiki/?title=The_Discworld_Companion   (253 words)

  
 PGG: Discworld Series, The
The Discworld series can be described as humourous Tolkienesque science fiction, or fantasy, or whatever, if you must put a label on such things.
The geography of the Discworld is equally rich (and is shown in The Discworld Mapp).
The novels are set in places ranging from the city of Ankh-Morpork, to Tsort and Ephebe, to the Sto Plains, to the Hublands, to the rain-sodden town of Llamedos [6].
pdv.pdv-systeme.de /users/martinv/pgg/09R/09R026.html   (1038 words)

  
 Discworld Monthly - Issue 18
A new Discworld Wall Calendar which has Josh Kirby pictures, including the hitherto unseen one for the cover of the 2-in-1 volume containing THE COLOUR OF MAGIC and THE LIGHT FANTASTIC should be published in 1999.
This comfortable theatre seats 180 and has all the latest state of the art equipment available, which is super for this type of show.
Discworld books are easily accessible in translated versions, but is hard to get them in English, though they are not as expensive as in Bulgaria.
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk /dwm0018.php   (4784 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett
He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'.
He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie.
His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk /p/terry-pratchett   (484 words)

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