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Title Dramaturgy of migration : staging multilingual encounters in contemporary theatre / edited by Yana Meerzon and Katharina Pewny
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Author biographies; Introduction Dramaturgies of self: language, authorship, migration; 1 Suppliant guests Hikesia and the aporia of asylum; 2 We are who we are not Language, exile, and nostalgia for the self; PART I On migration and self-translation; 3 Playing and writing across languages and cultures; 4 Acting as the act of translation Domesticating and foreignising strategies as part of the actor's performance in the Irish-Polish production of Bubble Revolution
10 I am a war, my voice is a weapon Language as identity in monodramas by South African youth11 From Chinese local history to another memory An interview with Folk Memory Project on their workshop with African refugees; 12 Migration and the performance of colonial obscenity Jean-Luc Raharimanana's construction of a theatre poetics; 13 Resisting the monolingual lens Queer phenomenology and stage multilingualism; Index
5 Heteroglossia in theatre of engagement The case of Khasakkinte Ithihasam6 On multiple identities and the glue that holds us together; PART II On inter- and intra-multilingualism of migration; 7 On multilinguality, decolonisation and postmigrant theatre A conversation between Azadeh Sharifi and Laura Paetau; 8 Representing the migrant body and performing displacement Contemporary Indian feminist interventionist ecology; 9 Multilingual dramaturgy and staging relevant translations in Singapore; PART III On dramaturgy of globalised, transnational, and cosmopolitan encounters
Summary Dramaturgy of Migration: Staging Multilingual Encounters in Contemporary Theatre examines the function of dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg in making a theatre performance situated at the crossroads of multiple theatre forms and performative devices. This book explores how these forms and devices are employed, challenged, experimented with, and reflected upon in the work of migrant theatre by performance and dance artists. Meerzon and Pewny ask: What impact do peoples' movement between continents, countries, cultures, and languages have on the process of meaning production in plays about migration created by migrant artists? What dramaturgical devices do migrant artists employ when they work in the context of multilingual production, with the texts written in many languages, and when staging performances that target multicultural and multilingual theatregoers? And, finally, how do the new multilingual practices of theatre writing and performance meet and transform the existing practices of postdramatic dramaturgies? By considering these questions in a global context, the editors explore the overlapping complexities of migratory performances with both range and depth. Ideal for scholars, students, and practitioners of theatre, dramaturgy, and devising, Dramaturgy of Migration expresses not only the practicalities of migratory performances but also the emotional responses of the artists who stage them
Notes "Routledge focus."
Yana Meerzon is Professor of Theatre Studies in the Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa. She has published on theatre of exile and migration, as well as cultural and interdisciplinary studies. Her books include A Path of the Character: Michael Chekhov's Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics (2005) and Performing Exile -Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film (2012); she has also co-edited several book collections and special issues of journals on these topics. Katharina Pewny is a Berlin-based yoga teacher and independent researcher of movement studies, who was previously Professor of Performance Studies at Ghent University. Her publications include the monograph Das Drama des PrekrĖƒen (2011) and other publications on performance and the creation of diverse communities
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Subject Drama -- Technique
Multilingual communication
Theater -- Production and direction
Drama -- Technique.
Multilingual communication.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft
Theater -- Production and direction.
Form Electronic book
Author Meerzon, Yana, editor
Pewny, Katharina, editor
ISBN 1351270230