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Author Sidiropoulou, Avra, 1972-

Title Authoring performance : the director in contemporary theatre / Avra Sidiropoulou

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  PN2053 .S45 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN2053 .S45 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 217 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series What is theatre
What is theatre?
Contents Auteurism: new theatre for brave new worlds -- The rise of the modern auteur -- Enter Artaud -- Beckett's turbulence -- Auteur on the road -- The means as an end -- Conquering texts
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Provides a comparative approach to the internationally wide-spread phenomenon of the contemporary director-auteur in the theatre, urging a historical and theoretical exploration of the visions, methods, and stage idioms in the work of established artists. Sidiropoulou examines prominent examples of both older and more recent director-auteur work, aiming at re-asserting - to its artistic and academic audience - the value of balancing the established emphasis on the diegetic aspects of theatre with the ever-spreading varieties of dramatic de-"centering" and "dis-semination." This exciting work also poses questions of authorship, which necessarily imply the redefinition of the relationship between "playwright" and the director-playwright"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Theater -- Production and direction
ISBN 9780230120181 (hardback)
0230120180 (hardback)