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New Dramaturgies

New Media Dramaturgy

Performance, Media and New-Materialism

Authors: Eckersall, Peter, Grehan, Helena, Scheer, Edward

  • Identifies and examines changes to live performance occasioned by the rise of digital media in contemporary theatre aesthetics
  • Formulates a new framework for both analyzing and creating contemporary new media performance including multimedia theatre and dance, video performance and installation
  • Explores how the synthesis of new dramaturgy and new media has changed the experience of live arts for the spectator
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About this book

This book illuminates the shift in approaches to the uses of theatre and performance technology in the past twenty-five years and develops an account of new media dramaturgy (NMD), an approach to theatre informed by what the technology itself seems to want to say. Born of the synthesis of new media and new dramaturgy, NMD is practiced and performed in the work of a range of important artists from dumb type and their 1989 analog-industrial machine performance pH, to more recent examples from the work of Kris Verdonck and his A Two Dogs Company. Engaging with works from a range of artists and companies including: Blast Theory, Olafur Eliasson, Nakaya Fujiko and Janet Cardiff, we see a range of extruded performative technologies operating overtly on, with and against human bodies alongside more subtle dispersed, interactive and experiential media.

About the authors

Peter Eckersall is Professor of Theatre at the Graduate Centre, City University of New York, USA. Recent publications include Performativity and Event in 1960s Japan: City, Body, Memory (2013). 

Helena Grehan is Professor in the School of Arts, Murdoch University, Australia. Her publications include Performance, Ethics and Spectatorship in a Global Age (2009) and most recently, William Yang: Stories of Love and Death (with Edward Scheer, 2016).

Edward Scheer is Professor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is author of The Infinity Machine (2010) and is a former President of Performance Studies international.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Cue Black Shadow Effect: The New Media Dramaturgy Experience

    Eckersall, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • The Virtual Machine: Projection in the Theatre

    Eckersall, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 25-53

  • From Extreme Light to Total Darkness: The Dramaturgy of Organised Light

    Eckersall, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 55-80

  • The Theatre of Atmospheres

    Eckersall, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 81-105

  • Robots: Asleep, Awake, Alone, and in Love

    Eckersall, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 107-134

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55604-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55603-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Media Dramaturgy
Book Subtitle
Performance, Media and New-Materialism
Authors
Series Title
New Dramaturgies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55604-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55604-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55603-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
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