Acts and Apparitions: Discourses on the Real in Performance Practice and Theory, 1990-2010

Tomlin, L. (2013) Acts and Apparitions: Discourses on the Real in Performance Practice and Theory, 1990-2010. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719083723

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Abstract

Acts and apparitions examines how new performance practices from the 1990s to the present day have been driven by questions of the real and the ensuing political implications of the concept's rapidly disintegrating authority. This book departs significantly from existing scholarship on contemporary performance in its rejection of the dramatic/postdramatic binary and its interrogation of previous applications of Derridean poststructuralism to theatrical representation and notions of the real. It offers new perspectives on the political analysis of contemporary theatre and performance across a wide range of models from Forced Entertainment and the Wooster Group, to Roland Schimmelpfennig and Howard Barker; from verbatim theatre to audio tours and the interactive performances of Ontroerend Goed.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tomlin, Professor Elizabeth
Authors: Tomlin, L.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Manchester University Press
ISBN:9780719083723
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
Acts and Apparitions: Discourses on the Real in Performance Practice and Theory 1990-2010Elizabeth TomlinAHRCAH/I000607/1