A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, in which the artist and philosopher attacks conventional assumptions about the drama.
Captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s.
Examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human.
From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what “performance” is all about. At the same moment, “performativity”–a new concept in language theory–has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.
A critical survey of international experimental theatres of the late 20th century, and the social and political condition that bred them.
The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1994 Manchester, UK City of Drama, theatre, new writing, education, integrating music and dance into theatre, discusses Manchester as a leading cultural centre in the world. Arts 2000
Performance in Profile is the British Council’s guide to UK companies and artists currently creating interesting work available for international touring.
Explores the common ground between hysteria as encountered by Jean-Martin Charcot in the 1870s, with a special interest in the famous case of Augustine, and certain forms of trance and possession in a dramatic context, particularly in the Balinese dance-drama Calonarang.
Analyses the dramatic works of modern German, American, English, French, and Spanish writers within their historical and cultural contexts.