This book proposes a new way to consider theatre and performance that claims a special relationship to reality, truth and authenticity. It documents innovations in devising and staging theatre and performance that takes reality as its subject, cultural shifts that have generated theatre of the real, some of its problems and some possibilities.
About the Author
Carol Martin is a Professor of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA. Her essays and interviews have appeared in anthologies, academic journals in the U.S. and abroad and the New York Times and have been translated into French, Japanese, Polish, Chinese, and Romanian. Martin's books include Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage (Palgrave 2011, 2012). In addition, she is a Guest Editor of two special issues of TDR 'Performing the City' (fall 2014) and 'Documentary Theatre' (fall 2006) as well as the General Editor of the book series In Performance devoted to the translation of international plays and performance texts. She was awarded grants the De La Torre Bueno Special Citation for her book Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture of the 1920s and 1930s.
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations Series Preface Acknowledgements Theatre of the Real: An Overview The Theatricalization of Public and Private Life After the Fact: Technology, Memory, Experience Apart From the Document: Representation of Jews and Jewishness Occupying Public Space Seems Like I Can See Him Sometimes: Theatre of Revelation Works Cited Index