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John Freeman - New Performance/New Writing - 9781137467669 - V9781137467669
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New Performance/New Writing

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Description for New Performance/New Writing Hardcover. New Performance/New Writing offers contextualisation and guidance on innovative approaches to writing for performance. It explores a wide range of performance practices, including immersive and solo theatre, autoethnography and applied drama. Num Pages: 280 pages, 1 black & white illustrations, biography. BIC Classification: AFKP; AN; CBV. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 148 x 222 x 20. Weight in Grams: 462.
Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge. Terms like 'postmodern' and 'postdramatic' have their own contested and defended histories, while notions of truth in verbatim theatre are open to serious critical challenge. Theatre writing can result in no words being spoken and nothing appearing on the page, and productions are stretching the boundaries of space, place and context like never before. This revised and significantly expanded edition of New Performance/New Writing explores immersive and solo theatre, autoethnography, applied drama, performance writing, plot, story, narrative and devising. It presents an invaluable response to questions ... Read more

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About John Freeman
John Freeman is Professor of Theatre and Dean of Culture and Language Sciences at the University of St Mark & St John, UK, prior to which he was Head of Theatre at Falmouth University, UK. He has written six books on theatre and numerous articles on the relationship between performance, creative research and education.

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'Provocative in every sense, this text makes a unique and valuable contribution to the inter-related disciplines of theatre, performance and writing. Practitioners and theorists in Contemporary Theatre will be informed and challenged by Freeman's original ideas and analyses which should be required reading for anyone engaged in practice-based research in theatre and performance.' - Jennifer de Reuck, Murdoch University, Australia ... Read more

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