Studies in International Performance

Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage

Editors: Martin, C. (Ed.)

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About this book

The Dramaturgy of the Real brings together an incredible range of international theatre thinking, plays and performance texts, many published here for the first time, that ask questions about how we have come to understand reality and truth in the twenty-first century and analyze the presentation of non-fiction on the international stage.

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CAROL MARTIN Professor of Dramaat New York University, USA.

Reviews

'...a timely, intriguing book.' - Whatsonstage.com

'Real. Realistic. Realism. Attempts to clearly delineate each have plagued study of live theater and performance at

least since the late 19th century. Further complicating this have been generational debates regarding what truth is

within a given aesthetic frame. With this volume, Martin (Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) adds a unique voice to this

long-standing disciplinary dialogue...Summing up: Recommended Graduate students through faculty and professionals'

- S. R. Irelan, Choice 2010 title

' Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage [is] an important marker for the field of theatre studies, concerned as it currently is with notions of political efficacy, representational innovation, and an ethical engagement with theatre in its entire global context. The range of dramaturgical methods these texts employ will inspire practitioners looking to devise such theatre pieces in their own contexts Meanwhile, students and scholars will find in this same methodological range a wealth of resources for consideration. Ultimately, Martin's collection will be useful not just for students of documentary theatre, but also for those working in any context in which global performance receives a full and justified treatment.' Ryan Claycomb, Theatre Journal

'Martin has gathered a rich set of examples that vary along geographical, cultural and political lines. Her choices allow for a conversation among world artists who deal with the 'dramaturgy of the real' in very different ways as well as an acknowledgement of how artists can and do look beyond past and future to each other for inspiration. Thought of as a paradigm, 'dramaturgy of the real' can become helpful as an inclusive yet critical way of looking at the line between art and life, fiction and reality, fact and lies and truth.' Sara Brady, TDR


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Dramaturgy of the Real

    Martin, Carol

    Pages 1-14

  • Bodies of Evidence

    Martin, Carol

    Pages 17-26

  • Toward a Poetics of Theatre and Public Events: In the Case of Stephen Lawrence

    Reinelt, Janelle

    Pages 27-44

  • Staging Terror

    Hesford, Wendy S.

    Pages 45-60

  • Post-1990s Verbatim Theatre in South Africa: Exploring an African Concept of “Truth”

    Hutchison, Yvette

    Pages 61-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage
Editors
  • C. Martin
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25131-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230251311
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22054-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-01694-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30606-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics