Theatre in Crisis? Performance Manifestos for a New Century

ISBN-10: 0719062918

ISBN-13: 9780719062919

Edition: 2002

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Description: This wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theatre practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology contains a snapshot dissection of where theatre is now, how it got there, and where it might be going.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Maria M. Delgado is Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts at Queen Mary, University of London

Caridad Svich is founder of NoPassport, a theater alliance and press; associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review; and drama editor of Asymptote. She is recipient of a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement.

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Acknowledgements
Theatre in crisis? Performance manifestos for a new century: snapshots of a time
Theatre in crisis? Living memory in an unstable time
Some quick thoughts on theatre and its future
Crisis as practice: strategies, concepts and working decisions
The comforts of crisis
Some words about the theatre today
Seeing through the national and global stereotypes: British theatre in crisis
The state of reviewing today
Critical path
Those who can do teach
Hold your nerve: notes for a young playwright
Against pessimism
Theatre and identity: negotiating doubt and passion
More enterprise in walking naked
Educating the audience: sharing the process
On the death of theatre: a call to action
Dancing with the dead man: notes on a theatre for the future of Europe
Black theatre at the turn of the millennium
The crisis of label
Notes on opera at the end of the century
What's to be done? Theatre off the map
The question of culture
The crisis of theatre? The theatre of crisis!
Scavenging for home (or, how I learned to take refuge in live theatre while worrying about the bomb)
Stealing kisses
A theatre of monsters: live performance in the age of digital media
The moment of realized actuality
Looking forward, looking back: theatre and the spiritual, messages to a new world
When an angel goes through the stage
Bad glamour
Heat bath
Theatre of the mind: a fugue in two parts
An evangelical capitalist message in a bottle to the next millennium of Robinson Crusoes in proscenium
Poor Tom's a-cold: reflections on the modern theatre in crisis
The theatre of good intentions
Letter to a young practitioner
Afterword
Theatre in crisis?
Select bibliography
Index
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