New Performance/New Writing

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-05-30
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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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.

Author Biography

John Freeman is Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Language Sciences at the University of St Mark and St John, UK. Prior to taking up this post he was Head of Theatre at Falmouth University, Associate Professor in Performance Studies at Curtin University and Reader in Theatre at Brunel University London. Freeman has written six books on theatre and numerous articles on the relationship between performance, creative research and education. His 2010 book, Blood, Sweat & Theory remains a bestselling title in the field of practice based research and is on university reading lists in 30 countries.

Table of Contents

21+ Questions for Theatre Makers

Introduction: What this book is, and how to read it.

1. Preparing the Ground for Study

2. New Contexts, New Forms, New Voices

Theatre Timeline: 1900 to the Nearly Now

3. Nothing Dates Like the Nearly New: Futurism, Surrealism, Dada and a Century of Change

4. Writing the Modern: Something Old, Something New

5. Writing the Body, Writing the Self

6. Writing the Written, Writing the Group



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