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Real theatre : essays in experience

Author: Paul Rae
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Theatre and performance theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Theatre is often said to offer unique insights into the nature of reality, but this obscures the reality of theatre itself. In Real Theatre, Paul Rae takes a joined-up approach to the realities of theatre to explain why performances take the forms they do, and what effects they have. Drawing on examples ranging from Phantom of the Opera and Danny Boyle's Frankenstein, to the performances of the Wooster Group and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rae
ISBN: 9781107186590 1107186595 9781316637340 1316637344
OCLC Number: 1079352927
Description: xiv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the reality of theatre --
Realtheatrick: material theatres adn ordinary magic --
That's entertainment: theatre and experience --
Theatre talk: the poetics of theatre at a distance --
Peak performance and the construction of theatrical truths --
Infratheatre: what theatre is when it's not quite theatre --
The theatre assembled: technical theatre in performance --
Theatre people: the actor and the unaccommodated man --
Conclusion: real theatre studies?
Series Title: Theatre and performance theory.
Responsibility: Paul Rae.

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From forgetting lines to watching Phantom of the Opera, this book uses a range of musicals, plays and experimental performances to show what theatre is made of and how we experience it. Its broad  Read more...

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