Theatre in the Expanded Field: Seven Approaches to Performance

Theatre in the Expanded Field: Seven Approaches to Performance


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408185483
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Series: Methuen Drama Engage Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alan Read is Professor of Theatre at King's College, London, UK. He was Director of the Council of Europe Workshop on Theatre and Communities, and Rotherhithe Theatre Workshop in the Docklands area of South East London, in the 1980s, worked as a freelance writer in Barcelona and as Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1990s and was the first Professor of Theatre at Roehampton University and then King's College London between 1997 and the present. He is the author of Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance (1993) and Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement: The Last Human Venue (2008). He is the founding consultant editor of Performance Research jourbanal.

Table of Contents

To my Readers
The Performance Gene
Abandoned Practices & Endangered Uses
Theatre in the Expanded Field
I Pre-Historical & Archaeological 38,550 BCE
II Pastoral & Anthropological 429 BCE
III Theological & Historical 1613
IV Digital & Technological 1720
V Psychological & Legal 1889
VI Social & Sensible 1964
VII Tactical & Critical 2012

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