Devising Performance

Devising Performance

by Deirdre Heddon, Jane Milling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403906637

ISBN-13: 9781403906632

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The book charts the development of collaboratively-created performances from the 1950s to the present day. Companies discussed include the Living Theatre, Open Theatre, Australian Performing Group, People Show, Teatro Campesino, Théâtre de Complicité, Legs on the Wall, Forced Entertainment and Third Angel. Against this background of enormous

Overview

The book charts the development of collaboratively-created performances from the 1950s to the present day. Companies discussed include the Living Theatre, Open Theatre, Australian Performing Group, People Show, Teatro Campesino, Théâtre de Complicité, Legs on the Wall, Forced Entertainment and Third Angel. Against this background of enormous variety, fundamental questions are posed: "What is devised theatre?"; "Why have theatre-makers chosen to devise performances since the 1950s?" and "How has devised performance changed over the last fifty years?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403906632
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Theatre and Performance Practices Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
• Introduction
• Devising and Physical Performance
• Devising and Visual
• Performance
• Devising and Political Theatre
• Devising and Communities
• Contemporary Devising and Physical Theatre
• Contemporary Devising and Postmodern Performance

Conclusion: Devising and the Mainstream
• Further Reading
• Index

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