The Buried Astrolabe

Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition by Craig Stewart Walker

Publisher: McGill-Queen"s University Press

Written in English
Published: Pages: 467 Downloads: 71
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Subjects:

  • Semiotics & Theory,
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • English Canadian Drama,
  • Drama,
  • Plays / Drama,
  • American English,
  • Canada,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Plays & playwrights,
  • Canadian drama,
  • Canadian,
  • 20th century,
  • History and criticism
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages467
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8079049M
ISBN 100773520740
ISBN 109780773520745

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"One of the most important books ever written on Canadian drama, containing some of the most perceptive and well-informed criticism anywhere on six of Canada's leading playwrights. Walker's ideas are thoughtful, stimulating, and engaging. Above all, The Buried Astrolabe significantly broadens the context for our understanding of Canadian drama."Cited by: 2.

Buried Astrolabe Book Description: Craig Walker devotes the main body of his work to critical readings of James Reaney, Michael Cook, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay, George F.

Walker, and Judith Thompson, respecting the distinctive elements of the writer's voice while helping the reader appreciate the cultural context that informs each play. "One of the most important books ever written on Canadian drama, containing some of the most perceptive and well-informed criticism anywhere on six of Canada's leading playwrights.

Walker's ideas are thoughtful, stimulating, and engaging. Above all, The Buried Astrolabe significantly broadens the context for our understanding of Canadian drama.". This deeply conservative book provides a close reading of the thematic preoc- cupations and dramaturgic conventions of six of our better-known dramatists: James Reaney, Michael Cook, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay, George F.

Walker. The Buried Astrolabe This book offers a criticial introduction to Canadian drama by way of six of the country’s most important contemporary playwrights.

Each chapter constitues a study of the poetics particular to one of the playwrights, showing how a personal vision – a “desperate wilderness” – has been explored and dramatized over the course of the writer’s career to date.

His book's title--The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition--points to a problem of focus and intention. He doesn't write A Western Tradition or Western Traditions; rather, his univalent language would suggest that there is only one tradition against which the Canadian Dramatic Imagination is being measured.

The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, Pp. $ (Hb); $ (Pb). Reviewed by Sherrill Grace, University ofBritish Colwnbia The Buried Astrolabe is a major contribution to the critical discussion of Canadian drama; it is also a frustrating book.

Jim Morrison's wonderful book explains everything that can be said about the astrolabe and related instruments, including all the details of their construction and use.

It is animated throughout by a cheerful faith that this preeminent tool of astronomers past can still play a role in 21st-century scientific education and practical life/5(33). Astrolabe: The Universe in the Palm of Your Hand. Astronomy through the eyes of the ancient observers: You will be astonished at the detail and subtle complexity that Hipparchus and Ptolemy can still teach us about the solar system.

This knowledge is preserved for us in the book rightly known to the Arabs of antiquity as “The Greatest”. The astrolabe is a flat and portable instrument mostly made of brass on which the po- For more on the astrolabe please consult the catalog of F. Sezgin [2], the book by D.A. King [3] or the book by J.

Evans [1]. Figure 1: Taq¯ı al-D¯ın using an astrolabe. Summary: "The Buried Astrolabe shows that Canadian plays are increasingly being recognized as some of the most important on the international scene.

Craig Walker devotes the main body of his critical introduction to readings of James Reaney, Michael Cook, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay, George F. Walker, and Judith Thompson. In The Buried Astrolabe Craig Walker offers a critical introduction to contemporary Canadian playwriting, providing a context for the study of Canadian drama and showing how it developed from Western European philosophical, literary, and dramatic traditions.

The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition. McGill-Queen's University Press, ISBN ; Finnegans Wake: a dream play (based on the novel by James Joyce). Produced by Theatre Kingston in Chantecler: a musical (book, music and lyrics; based on the play by Edmond Rostand).

Produced by Theatre Kingston in Born: Craig Stewart Walker, Septem. Search for books, ebooks, and physical media Search Search for books, articles, library site, almost anything Find Advanced Search Tips Combined Search Books & Media Articles & more. Sales/Information: 1 () or Email: [email protected] Fax: 1 () Tech Support/Business Line: 1 () The Planispheric Astrolabe.

National Maritime Museum, GreenwichISBN Description and use of the classical and universal astrolabe, mariners astrolabe.

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Standard Edition Book Size - 8 3/4" x 12 1/2". Deluxe Edition Book Size - 9 1/4" x 14". The Astrolabe is the most complete astrolabe treatise available. It includes the description, history, use, theory and design of all types of astrolabes and several related devices, updated to modern methods and terminology.

The Astrolabe is the most complete astrolabe treatise available. It includes the description, history, use, theory and design of all types of astrolabes and several related devices, updated to modern methods and terminology/5.

An astrolabe (Ancient Greek: ἀστρολάβος astrolabos; Arabic: ٱلأَسْطُرلاب ‎ al-Asturlāb; Persian: اِستاره یاب ‎ Astaara yab) is an elaborate inclinometer, and can be considered an analog calculator capable of working out several different kinds of problems in ically used by astronomers and navigators to measure the altitude above the horizon.

Chaucer’s Astrolabe Treatise Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. ), appr. Edited by James E. Morrison Editor’s Preface Chaucer’s astrolabe treatise is the oldest known technical manual in English, subject to certain grammatical, style and spelling conventions that have evolved over the last years.

AlthoughFile Size: KB. was an interesting book, but did little to answer my questions. What I wanted and needed was a good, simple description of the astrolabe's parts and functions; with examples of how it could be used; in short, a computer manual.

Over a year later James Morrison published his excellent book The Astrolabe (see Recommended Reading).File Size: 6MB. The author of this book is a retired engineer who held a variety of positions at IBM and also worked as a systems software consultant 'The Astrolabe' is clearly a labour of love.

It will surely come to be regarded as the standard work on astrolabes for the modern enthusiast. The astrolabe, which translates roughly to “star-taker” in Greek, traveled out of Europe and into the Islamic world by the 8th century.

Author: Laura Poppick. While the planispheric astrolabe is the most common form of astrolabe from an archeological perspective, there is considerable question as to whether it is the earliest.

20 Ancient peoples from many geographic regions have displayed an ability to use star motion and mathematical computation for navigational purposes long before the [Page ] invention of stereographic.

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Craig S. Walker is Associate Professor of Drama at Queen’s University and is the author of The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition (McGill-Queen’s University. A Treatise the Astrolabe by Geoffrey Chaucer is the work of an avid amateur astronomer who happened also to be England’s greatest medieval poet.

A user of the astrolabe can plot the movement of the stars, tell time, and calculate numerous other results. Chaucer translated and revised a standard Latin treatment of the astrolabe. His treatise, which is generally regarded. So, what is an astrolabe and what can it do. Metal astrolabe, made by author.

You can make one too. The astrolabe is an analog computer and astronomical observational tool. It is the ancient technological equivalent of the modern iPad®, complete with “apps.” The astrolabe is a model of the universe flattened to fit in the palm of your hand.

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