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Theatre-Making

Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century

Authors: Radosavljevic, D., Radosavljevi?, Duška

  • Winner of the David Bradby TaPRA Research Prize 2015

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About this book

Theatre-Making explores modes of authorship in contemporary theatre seeking to transcend the heritage of binaries from the Twentieth century such as text-based vs. devised theatre, East vs. West, theatre vs. performance - with reference to genealogies though which these categories have been constructed in the English-speaking world.

About the authors

Duška Radosavljevic is Lecturer of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent, UK. She has previously worked as the dramaturg at the Northern Stage ensemble, education practitioner at the Royal Shakespeare Company and she regularly reviews for The Stage Newspaper. Her collection of interviews The Contemporary Ensemble was published in 2013.

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'Theatre-Making puts to rest some outdated binaries between text-oriented and "alternative" approaches. It is subtle in exploring the complexities and interrelationships of different modes of practise, and carefully attends to how apprently similar practises have evolved in different areas and traditions. This volume, which charts the history and dynamics of how practises emerge and overlap, will be invaluable to teachers and students of contemporary theatre.' - Greath White, Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK

'By focusing on work like Tim Crouch's The Author, Ontroerend Goed's Internal and Simon Stephens's Three Kingdoms, Theatre-Making presents the notion of audience as co-creators, so that by the end of this hugely readable study, the title takes on a whole new meaning; all of us are discovered to be theatre-makers, no matter what our relationship is to the piece in question.' - Dan Hutton, A Younger Theatre, UK

'Theatre-Making lays out its most important intervention in its very title: Radosavljevi? proposes this term as the foundation of a new vocabulary for discussing contemporary theatre, bringing it all under the inclusive umbrella of making.' Catherine Love, Exeunt

'History and theory are pretty much the biggest battlegrounds in any culture war. While barely acknowledging that there's 'an enemy' at all, Du ka's book effortlessly hands recent theatre history to the good guys.' - Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods

'Some books take you by the hand and gently guide you through their corridors of insight and knowledge. Others propel you into the heart of matters and never let go. Du ka Radosavljevic's Theatre-Making does both in a manner that is consistently engaging, provocative, forthright, and surprising.' - Caridad Svich, Rutgers University, USA

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Radosavljević, Duška

    Pages 1-25

  • Staging a Play: The Problem of Page and Stage

    Radosavljević, Duška

    Pages 26-55

  • Devising and Adaptation: Redefining ‘Faithfulness’

    Radosavljević, Duška

    Pages 56-84

  • New Writing: Moving into the Twenty-First Century

    Radosavljević, Duška

    Pages 85-118

  • Verbatim Theatre: Engaging the Audience

    Radosavljević, Duška

    Pages 119-149

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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $49.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre-Making
Book Subtitle
Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36788-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137367884
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34310-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-34311-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 275
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