Nadine Holdsworth and Geoff Willcocks, Eds.: European Theatre Performance Practice, 1900 to the Present

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Nadine Holdsworth and Geoff Willcocks, Eds.: European Theatre Performance Practice, 1900 to the Present


Nadine Holdsworth and Geoff Willcocks, eds. European Theatre Performance Practice, 1900 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. Pp. xxiv + 546. $300.00.

The primary text, as listed on the publishers website, includes: When acting is an art, Constantin Stanislavski, trans. Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood; Michael Chekhov on the technique of acting: "Was Don Quixote true to life?", Franc Chamberlain; The dance of the future, Isadora Duncan; The actor and the iibermarionette, Edward Gordon Craig; Actors on Brecht, Margaret Eddershaw; Introduction, Rudolf Laban; Samuel Beckett as director: the art of mastering failure, Anna McMullan; Performance, Jennifer Kumiega; Theatre theory: sociology and the actors technique, Ian Watson; The masks of Jacques Lecoq, John Wright; Woman, man, dog, tree: two decades of intimate and monumental bodies in Pina Bausch's Tanztheater, Gabrielle Cody; On risk and investment, Tim Etchells; On seeing the invisible, Peggy Phelan. Part II Staging Performance: Of the futility of the "theatrical" in the theater, Alfred Jarry; Ideas on a reform of our mise en scene, Adolphe Appia; The founding and manifesto of futurism, Filuppo T. Marinetti; Biomechanics and constructivism, Edward Braun; The naked stage, John Rudlin; Theater (Buhne), Oskar Schlemmer; The documentary play, Erwin Piscator, Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and Caspar Neher (1897-1962), Joslin McKinney and Philip Butterworth; Production and metaphysics, Antonin Artaud; Myth and theatre laboratories, Peter Brook; After ideology: Heiner Muller and the theatre of catastrophe, David Kilpatrick; 1789, Victoria Nes Kirby; Notes on political street theatre, Paris: 1968, 1969, Jean-Jacques Lehel; Make-believe: Societas Raffaello Sanzio do theatre, Nicholas Ridout; Spectacle, synergy and megamusicals: the global-industrialisation of the live-entertainment economy, Jonathan Burston; The digital double, Steve Dixon. …

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