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Theatre ecology : environments and performance events

Author: Baz Kershaw
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Here the author presents this study into the relationships between performance, theatre and environmental ecology. What are the challenges to theatre and the purposes of performance in an ecologically threatened world? How might ecological understandings refigure the interactions of theatre and performance? Is there a future for theatre as an ethically and politically alert art through environmental action? This  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Baz Kershaw
ISBN: 9780521120746 0521120748
OCLC Number: 449825525
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2007.
Description: xvi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A kind of storm ; On theatre and performance ecology --
In the Present: Qualities of Theatre and Performance. Performance contexts: theatre at the end of its tether ; Performance archives: catching the Northern sublime ; Performance limits: steps to a paradoxology. --
Of the Past: Histories of Theatre and Performance. Economies of performance: theatre against democracy ; Audiences of performance: declining participation ; Spectacles of performance: excesses of power. --
For the Future: Ecologies of Theatre and Performance. Performance and black holes: on eco-activism ; Performance and energy: on free radicals ; Performance and biospheres: on hermetic theatre --
Listen up for the cracks.
Other Titles: Theater ecology
Responsibility: Baz Kershaw.

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What are the challenges to theatre and the purposes of performance in an ecologically threatened world? How might ecological understandings refigure the interactions of theatre and performance?  Read more...

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