Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine “socially engaged performance.” It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety of social and artistic projects.
The book examines the creative processes of eight theatre companies making devising-based performances: The People Show, Station House Opera, Shunt, The Red Room, Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation, theatre O, Gecko and Third Angel.
The publication is comprised of eight essays, two interviews, and 15 case studies of political theatre makers, and investigates the performing arts as a political laboratory of the present. It explores how theatre, dance, and performance reveal their essential agnosticism, provoking the potential to actively change society rather than merely serving as a cover-up for the dysfunctions, fractures, and wounds of society.
A comprehensive account of the radical theatre movement in Britain from 1968 to1978.
An illustrated account of the development of alternative theatre in Britain over the 60s and 70s.