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Title Dramaturgy of the real on the world stage / edited by Carol Martin
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010


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 MELB  809.2514 M3794/D  DUE 21-04-21
Description xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Studies in international performance
Studies in international performance.
Contents Machine generated contents note: The Dramaturgy of the Real / C.Martin -- ESSAYS. Towards a Poetics of Theatre and Public Events / J. Reinelt -- Staging Terror / W. Hesford -- Post-1990s Verbatim Theatre in South Africa: Exploring an African Concept of Truth / Y. Hutchison -- Reality from the Bottom Up : Documentary Theatre in Poland / A. Sowinska, trans. ; B. Paloff -- The Scripted Realities of Rimini Protokoll / F.Malzacher -- TEXTS. Introduction to Rewind : A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony / J. Dubow -- REwind : A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony / P. Miller -- Honor Killing and the Sensation of Grace / Hans Dowit -- Is.Man / A. Roosen -- Introduction to Three Posters / R. Mroué -- Three Posters / E. Khoury & R. Mroué -- The Magic Years of Youth in Dreary Times, Or Theatre of the Eighth Day's View of Itself, Again During Dreary Times / J.Ostrowska, trans. ; E. Janicka -- The Files : Teatre Ósmego Dnia / trans. B. Johnston -- Pawel Demirski: We're not Hyenas : An Interview / P. Sztarbowski, trans. ; A.Valles -- Don't Be Surprised When They Burn Your House Down / P. Demirski, trans. ; A. Valles -- Kidnapping Reality: An Interview with Vivi Tellas / A. Pauls, trans. ; S.J.Townsend -- Excerpts from the Plays of Vivi Tellas / V.Tellas, trans. S.J. Townsend -- An Intimate Love Letter: Art, Life & Showbiz, Ain Gordon Writer/Director--/ B. Vorlicky -- Life, Art, & Showbiz / Ain Gordon
Summary "Theatre practitioners have been engaged with putting real life in various forms on stage since at least the beginning of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first century, theatre of the real embraces the contradictions of staging the real within the frame of the fictional while questioning the relationship between facts and truth. With the globalization of theatre through touring and travel, an international community of scholars and artists have created an astounding range of unique works that when brought together compose a fascinating look at the means through which we understand ourselves today." "The theoretical, historical and performance texts included here give the reader entry to ideas about aesthetics, truth, and reality in Poland, Argentina, South Africa, Lebanon, the USA, Holland, and Germany. Location remains defining although not in the sense of a nationalist politics or fixed cultural representation. Works from distinct destinations travel to different destinations to present versions of global cosmopolitanism. The production of place - the places presented in these texts - happens through an act of narration.This collection of essays reflects local discourses about the real and the ways these discourses continue in the context of the global, and features eight playtexts, most of which are published here for the very first time."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Documentary theatre
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Historical drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Historical drama -- 20th century.
Dramatists -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Realism in literature.
Politics in literature.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Author Martin, Carol, 1952-
LC no. 2009045185
ISBN 9780230220546 hardback
0230220541 hardback