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Contemporary French theatre and performance

Author: Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Performance Interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is the first book to explore the relationship between experimental theatre and performance making in France. Reflecting the recent return to aesthetics and politics in French theory, it focuses  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery
ISBN: 9780230580510 0230580513 9781403944436 1403944431 9781403944443 140394444X
OCLC Number: 803477108
Description: XV, [1], 244 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Introduction; C.Finburgh & C.Lavery PART I: CONTEMPORARY FRENCH THEATRE From Mise en Scene of Texte to Performance of 'Textual Material'; D.Bradby The Spirit of a Place: Place in Contemporary French Performance; M.Corvin The Landscaped Narratives of Philippe Minyana and Noelle; C.Hersant The Politics of Dramaturgy in France; C.Finburgh An Unlikely Scene: French Theatre in the New Liberal Economy; J-P.Han The Construction and Production of Performance; R.Cantarella Performing Presence, Affirming Difference: Deleuze and the Minor Theatres of Georges Lavaudant and Carmelo Bene; L.Cull Theatre du Grabuge: Ethics, Politics and Community; B.Hamidi Amateurism and the 'DIY' Aesthetic: Grand Magasin and Philippe Quesne; C.Dechery PART II: CONTEMPORARY FRENCH PERFORMANCE From Orlan to Bernhardt: Recycling French Feminism, Theatre and Performance; E.Aston Performance and Poetry: Crossed Destinies; E.Vautrin Breaking Down the Walls: Interventionist Performance Strategies in French Street Theatre; S.Haedicke Montage and Detournement in Contemporary Moving Image Performance; C.Lavery Xavier Le Roy: The Dissenting Choreography of One Frenchman Less; B.Cvejic A Theological Turn? French Postmodern Dance and Herman Diephuis' D'Apres J C ; N.Stewart How to Collaborate With Someone you may Never Meet; A.Corrieri Apres Toutes Ces Elles/After All This Else: 'New' French Feminisms Translated to the British Scene; G.Harris Index
Series Title: Performance Interventions.
Responsibility: ed. by Clare Finburgh and Carl Lavery.


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