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Postdramatic theatre and the political : international perspectives on contemporary performance

Author: Karen Jürs-Munby; Jerome Carroll; Steve Giles; Ebooks Corporation.
Publisher: London New York Bloomsbury, 2013. ©2013.
Series: Methuen drama engage.
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Is postdramatic theatre political and if so how? How does it relate to Brecht's ideas of political theatre, for example? How can we account for the relationship between aesthetics and politics in new forms of theatre, playwriting, and performance? The chapters in this book discuss crucial aspects of the issues raised by the postdramatic turn in theatre in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century: the status  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2013020298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Jürs-Munby; Jerome Carroll; Steve Giles; Ebooks Corporation.
ISBN: 9781408185889 : 1408185881
OCLC Number: 873207070
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 324 pages ) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Postdramatic Theatre and the Political / by Jerome Carroll, Karen Jürs-Munby and Steve Giles --
Towards a Paradoxically Parallaxical Postdramatic Politics / by Brandon Woolf --
Performing Dialectics in an Age of Uncertainty, or Why Post-Brechtian Postdramatic / by David Barnett --
Political Fictions and Fictionalisations: History as Material for Postdramatic Theatre / by Mateusz Borowski and Malgorzata Sugiera --
A Future for Tragedy? Remarks on the Political and the Postdramatic / by Hans-Thies Lehmann --
Spectres of Subjectivity: On the Fetish of Identity in (Post-)Postdramatic Choreography / by Peter M. Boenisch --
Christoph Schlingensief's Rocky Dutschke, '68: A Reassessment of Activism in Theatre / by Antje Dietze --
Postdramatic Reality Theatre and Productive Insecurity: Destabilising Encounters with the Unfamiliar in Theatre from Sydney and Berlin / by Ulrike Garde and Meg Mumford --
Postdramatic Labour in The Builders Association's Alladeen / by Shannon Jackson --
Acting, disabled: Back to Back Theatre and the Politics of Appearance / by Theron Schmidt --
Parasitic Politics: Elfriede Jelinek's "Secondary Dramas" Abraumhalde and Faust In and Out / by Karen Jürs-Munby --
Phenomenology and the Postdramatic: A Case Study of three plays by Ewald Palmetshofer / by Jerome Carroll --
Performing the Collective. Heiner Müller's "Alone with these Bodies" ("AlleinmitdiesenLeibern") as a Piece for Postdramatic Theatre / by Michael Wood.
Series Title: Methuen drama engage.
Other Titles: International perspectives on contemporary performance
Responsibility: edited by Karen Jürs-Munby, Jerome Carroll and Steve Giles ; series editors, Mark Taylor-Batty and Enoch Brater.

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Is postdramatic theatre political and if so how? How does it relate to Brecht's ideas of political theatre, for example? How can we account for the relationship between aesthetics and politics in new forms of theatre, playwriting, and performance? The chapters in this book discuss crucial aspects of the issues raised by the postdramatic turn in theatre in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century: the status of the audience and modes of spectatorship in postdramatic theatre; the political claims of postdramatic theatre; postdramatic theatre's ongoing relationship with the dramatic trad.

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