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Performance Interventions

Contemporary French Theatre and Performance

Editors: Finburgh, C., Lavery, C. (Eds.)

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This is the first book to explore the relationship between experimental theatre and performance making in France. Reflecting the recent return to aesthetics and politics in French theory, it focuses on how a variety of theatre and performance practitioners use their art work to contest reality as it is currently configured in France.

About the authors

ELAINE ASTON Professor of Contemporary Performance, Lancaster University, UK DAVID BRADBY Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK ROBERT CANTARELLA independent scholar, France AUGUSTO CORRIERI independent scholar, UK MICHEL CORVIN Emeritus Professor of Theatre Studies, Université Paris-III Sorbonne nouvelle, France LAURA CULL Lecturer in Performing Arts, Northumbria University, UK BOJANA CVEJIC Lecturer in Contemporary Dance and Performance in the Department for Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands CHLOÉ DÉCHERY independent scholar, France SUSAN HAEDICKE Associate Professor in the School of Theatre, Performance, and Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick, UK BÉRENICE HAMIDI-KIM Lecturer, Université de Lyon 2, France GERALDINE HARRIS Professor in Theatre Studies, Lancaster University, UK CÉLINE HERSANT Lecturer, Université Paris-III Sorbonne nouvelle, France JEAN-PIERRE HAN Director of the Syndicat Professionnel de la Critique, France NIGEL STEWARY Senior Lecturer in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, UK ÉRIC VAUTRIN Maître de Conférences, Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie, France

Reviews

'The collection is an excellent guide for readers who want to get to grips with the complexity and mixity of genres, processes and environments involved in contemporary French theatre.'

- David Whitton, Emeritus Professor, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University, UK

'Finburgh and Lavery state their twofold purpose: to examine recent experimental theater and performance in France and to consider the political and aesthetic ramifications surrounding those practices...Of particular interest is Céline Hersant's analysis of the "landscaped narratives" of Minyana and Renaude. Jean-Pierre Han offers intriguing insights on the interface between the economy and developments in theater. Susan Haedicke conveys a vivid impression of street theater...Summing Up: Recommended. - CHOICE


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Finburgh, Clare (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • From Mise en Scène of Texte to Performance of ‘Textual Material’

    Bradby, David

    Pages 33-44

  • The Spirit of a Place: Place in Contemporary French Theatre

    Corvin, Michel

    Pages 45-55

  • The Landscaped Narratives of Phillipe Minyana and Noëlle Renaude

    Hersant, Céline

    Pages 56-67

  • The Politics of Dramaturgy in France

    Finburgh, Clare

    Pages 68-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary French Theatre and Performance
Editors
  • C. Finburgh
  • C. Lavery
Series Title
Performance Interventions
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30566-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230305663
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-58051-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36850-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 244
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