Theatre in crisis?: Performance manifestoes for a new century

Theatre in crisis?: Performance manifestoes for a new century

by Maria M. Delgado, Caridad Svich

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Theatre in crisis?: Performance manifestoes for a new century by Maria M. Delgado, Caridad Svich

This is a wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theatre practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology. The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theatre is, where it has been and where it might be going through the voices of established and emerging theatre artists and scholars from the UK, US and elsewhere. An examination of how to make theatre in a time of crisis and why it is a vital form of communication are at the heart of the book's mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719062919
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2003
Series: Theatre: Theory-Practice-Performance
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Maria M. Delgado is Reader in Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Mary, University of London

Caridad Svich is a member playwright of New Dramatists in New York

Table of Contents

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Theatre in crisis?: Performance manifestos for a new century - snapshots of a time - Maria M. Delgado and Caridad Svich

Theatre in crisis? Living memory in an unstable time - Caridad Svich

Some quick thoughts on theatre and its future - Oliver Mayer, Jorge Cortiñas, Neena Beber, Craig Lucas

Crisis as practice: Strategies, concepts and working decisions

The comforts of crisis - Jim Carmody

Some words about the theater today - Roberta Levitow

Seeing through the national and global stereotypes: British theatre in crisis - Peter Lichtenfels and Lynette Hunter

The state of reviewing today - Michael Billington

Critical path - Claire H. MacDonald

Those who can do teach - Anna Furse

Hold your nerve: Notes for a young playwright - Phyllis Nagy

Against pessimism - Max Stafford-Clark

Theatre and identity: Negotiating doubt and passion

More enterprise in walking naked - Len Berkman

Educating the audience: Sharing the process - DD Kugler

One the death of theatre: A call to action - Tori Haring-Smith

Dancing with the dead man: Notes on a theatre for the future of Europe - John London

Black Theatre at the turn of the millenium - Kia Corthron

The crisis of label - Alice Tuan

Notes on opera at the end of the century - Ricardo Szwarcer

What is to be done? : Theatre off the map

The question of culture - Peter Sellars

The crisis of theater? The theatre of crisis! - Dragan Klaic

Scavenging for home (or how I learned to take refuge in live theater while worrying about the bomb) - Lisa D'Amour

Stealing kisses - Paul Heritage

A theatre of monsters: Live performance in the age of digital media - Matthew Causey

The moment of realised actuality - Andy Lavender

Looking forward, looking back: Theatre and the spiritual, messages to the new world

When an angel goes through the stage - Jon Fosse

Bad Glamour - Erik Ehn

Heat Bath - Matthew Maguire

Theatre of the mind: A fugue in two parts - Shelley Berc

An evangelical capitalist: Message in a bottle to the next millenium of Robinson Crusoes in proscenium - Ruth Margraff

Poor Toms a cold: Reflections on the modern theater in crisis - Martin Epstein

The theatre of good intentions - Mac Wellman

Letter to a young practitioner - Goat Island


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