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Studies in International Performance

Theatre and Event

Staging the European Century

Authors: Kear, A.

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In the beginning of the 21st century, European theatre-makers have sought to consider the disastrous events of the 20th century as the unfinished business of the contemporary. In this book, Kear argues that by thinking through the logic of the event, contemporary performance offers an affective interrogation of 'the event' of the European century.

About the authors

Adrian Kear is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing focuses on contemporary theatre, performance, politics and philosophy. Previous publications include International Politics and Performance (with Jenny Edkins), Psychoanalysis and Performance (with Patrick Campbell), and Mourning Diana: Nation, Culture and the Performance of Grief (with Deborah Lyn Steinberg).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kear, Adrian

    Pages 1-36

  • Song of the Century: Jan Lauwers and Needcompany’s

    Kear, Adrian

    Pages 37-91

  • Naming the Event: Alvis Hermanis and Jaunais Rīgas Teātris’

    Kear, Adrian

    Pages 92-118

  • Falling into History: Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio’s

    Kear, Adrian

    Pages 119-149

  • Theatre in the Open: Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes’

    Kear, Adrian

    Pages 150-185

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre and Event
Book Subtitle
Staging the European Century
Authors
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37237-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137372376
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00808-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28369-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 243
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