New Dramaturgies

Turner, C. (Ed), Behrndt, S. (Ed)

This series seeks to develop understanding of dramaturgy as a contemporary field, in dialogue with its rich and varied past. The prefix 'new' invites authors to pay attention to the expansion or re-framing of dramaturgy in relation to contemporary contexts, rather than implying a requirement to replace 'old' with 'new', or to offer a programmatic approach to the definition and practice of dramaturgy. The series will comprise two strands: Course texts which encompass fresh and original research insights on key themes related to dramaturgy, at an accessible level for students and non-experts; More specialized work which includes a higher level of theorisation. The books in this series will, for example: look at the dramaturgical implications of new media, globalisation and forms of spectatorship; draw on an 'expanded' use of dramaturgical analysis to examine the relationship between theatrical performance and other disciplines; discuss dramaturgical practice and theory, across a range of perspectives and geographies. Aims of the series: To foster international dialogue and exchange, extending understanding of the complex contexts of dramaturgy and embracing its diversity and scope To examine and deploy dramaturgical thinking as a productive analytical and practical approach to performance criticism as well as performance-making To offer theoretical discussion of dramaturgy as a field To investigate the relationship between idea and form in contemporary practice, including practice-as-research To discuss emerging areas of contemporary performance practice that produce new dramaturgies or re-contextualise existing approaches To provide English-language texts for teaching dramaturgy in Higher Education To build on existing overviews of dramaturgy and of contemporary performance practice to discuss specific aspects of dramaturgy in detail, applying historical and theoretical rigour

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