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The Chemistry of the Theatre: Performativity of Time
     

The Chemistry of the Theatre: Performativity of Time

by J. Limon
 
This innovative, theoretical work focuses on temporal issues in theatre and the 'chemistry' of theatre - the ways in which a variety of factors in performance combine to make up what we call 'theatre'.Discussing a range of canonical plays, from Shakespeare to Beckett, the book makes a unique contribution to theatre and performance studies.

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This innovative, theoretical work focuses on temporal issues in theatre and the 'chemistry' of theatre - the ways in which a variety of factors in performance combine to make up what we call 'theatre'.Discussing a range of canonical plays, from Shakespeare to Beckett, the book makes a unique contribution to theatre and performance studies.

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This is a truly groundbreaking account of theater's chemistry, especially as it relates to time, space, and affect. Having been the Artistic Director of the Gda?sk International Shakespeare Festival for over 14 years, where many of the world's best theatre companies and directors present their work, Limon really knows contemporary theater. He brings this knowledge to this book with remarkable ingenuity and eloquence. The Chemistry of the Theatre is a spectacular accomplishment and a major contribution to theatre studies. - Professor Bryan Reynolds, University of California, Irvine, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230241114
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/17/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

JERZY LIMON is Professor at the English Institute, University of Gdansk, Poland. He has published widely on various topics, including three academic books published in English (Gentlemen of a Company, Dangerous Matter, and The Masque of Stuart Culture), and five books that have appeared in Polish; the list of publications includes also over a hundred articles. His most recent works include a book on the theory of 'television theatre', Obroty przestrzeni (Moving Spaces), and articles in such journals as Theatre Research International, Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Journal of Drama Theory and Criticism, New Theatre Quarterly and Cahiers Élisabéthains.  Limon's literary output includes four published novels and translations of plays by William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Philip Massinger and Tom Stoppard. He also runs a theatre project in Gdansk, which aims at reconstructing an Elizabethan-in-style theatre there, and organizes an annual International Shakespeare Festival.

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