Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction [2nd ed.]

Murray, S. and Keefe, J. (2016) Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction [2nd ed.]. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781138782112

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A substantially updated and extended second edition of the 2007 original with the same name. An overview of non-text-based theatre from experimental dance to traditional mime. It synthesises the history, theory and practice of physical theatres and traces the roots of physical performance in classical and popular theatrical traditions, considers the dance theatre of DV8, Pina Bausch, Liz Aggiss and Jerome Bel, examines the contemporary practices of visual and physical theatre companies and analyses the principles and practices entailed in physical actor training. New to second edition: * Whole chapter on the body and technology, exploring the impact of digital technologies on the portrayal, perception and reading of the theatre body. * Additional profiles of Jerzy Grotowski, Mike Pearson, Punchdrunk and Wrights and Sites. * Focus on circus performance, site-specific, immersive theatres and the latest developments in neuroscience.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray, Dr Simon
Authors: Murray, S., and Keefe, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
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