Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Katalin Trencsenyi and Bernadette Cochrane, Eds. New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Katalin Trencsenyi and Bernadette Cochrane, Eds. New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice

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Katalin Trencsenyi and Bernadette Cochrane, eds. New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014. Pp. xxi + 275. $112.00 cloth, $34.95 paper.

This volume begins with a list of illustrations (ix-x), a foreword, "New dramaturgy: A post-mimetic, intercultural, process-conscious paradigm," by the editors (xi-xx), and acknowledgments (xxi). The primary text includes essays in five parts. Part 1, Towards a New Theory," includes: Joseph Danan, "Dramaturgy in 'Postdramatic' Times (3-17); Peter Eckersall, Paul Monaghan, and Melanie Beddie, "Dramaturgy as Ecology: A Report from The Dramaturgies Project" (18-35); Alan Lawrence, "Respect and Perspective: Art, Structure and Ownership" (36-52). Part 2, "Text," includes: Yolanda Ferrato, "Telling Stories Across Forms: Interview with Brian Quirt (artistic director, Nightswimming, Toronto) (53-67); Duska Radosavljevic, "Towards Performed Dramaturgy" (68-79); Gad Kaynar in conversation with Ruth Kanner, "Disruption as Revealing the Essence of Truth" (80-100). Part 3, "Devising," includes: Jackie Smart, "The Feeling of Devising: Emotion and Mind in the Devising Process" (101-14); Ana Pais, A Way of Listening : Interview with John Collins (artistic director, Elevator Repair Service, New York)" (115-24); Alex Mermikides, "The Appliance of Science: Devising, Dramaturgy and the Alternative Science Play" (125-44). …

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