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Contemporary Theatres in Europe



Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. From Theatre du Soleil to Socaetas Raffaello Sanzio, the authors reconsider the possibilities of theatre practice, its relation to history and location and its place in Europe at the turn of the twenty-first century. Contemporary Theatres in Europe examines a wide range of topics including: mainstream European theatre; experimental performance; music theatre; theatre for children; and dance theatre. Tailor-made for students, offering clear examples of different ways of thinking and writing about performance, this is a richly detailed introduction, which brings key themes to life for all students of European theatre.

Contributors: Joe Kelleher, Nicholas Ridout, Janelle Reinelt, Nicholas Till, Heike Roms, Sophie Nield, Sarah Gorman, Marin Blazevic, Adfrian Kear, Susan Melrose, Mike Pearson, Andrew Quick, Bridget Escolme, Nicholas Ridout, Adrian Heathfield, Simon Bayley.

Routledge, London, 232 pages, 2006, 214 pages, 19 black and white photographs, 15.5cm x 23cm.

ISBN 978-0415329408