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Contemporary French Theatre and Performance

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This is the first book to explore the relationship between experimental theatre and performance making in France. Reflecting the recent return to aesthetics and politics in French theory, it focuses on how a variety of theatre and performance practitioners use their art work to contest reality as it is currently configured in France.

'The collection is an excellent guide for readers who want to get to grips with the complexity and mixity of genres, processes and environments involved in contemporary French theatre.'

- David Whitton, Emeritus Professor, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University, UK

'Finburgh and Lavery state their twofold purpose: to examine recent experimental theater and performance in France and to consider the political and aesthetic ramifications surrounding those practices...Of particular interest is Céline Hersant's analysis of the "landscaped narratives" of Minyana and Renaude. Jean-Pierre Han offers intriguing insights on the interface between the economy and developments in theater. Susan Haedicke conveys a vivid impression of street theater...Summing Up: Recommended. - CHOICE



Auteur

Edited By Clare Finburgh and Carl Lavery



Contenu
List of illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Introduction; C.Finburgh & C.Lavery PART I: CONTEMPORARY FRENCH THEATRE From Mise en Scène of Texte to Performance of 'Textual Material'; D.Bradby The Spirit of a Place: Place in Contemporary French Performance; M.Corvin The Landscaped Narratives of Philippe Minyana and Noëlle; C.Hersant The Politics of Dramaturgy in France; C.Finburgh An Unlikely Scene: French Theatre in the New Liberal Economy; J-P.Han The Construction and Production of Performance; R.Cantarella Performing Presence, Affirming Difference: Deleuze and the Minor Theatres of Georges Lavaudant and Carmelo Bene; L.Cull Théatre du Grabuge: Ethics, Politics and Community; B.Hamidi Amateurism and the 'DIY' Aesthetic: Grand Magasin and Philippe Quesne; C.Déchery PART II: CONTEMPORARY FRENCH PERFORMANCE From Orlan to Bernhardt: Recycling French Feminism, Theatre and Performance; E.Aston Performance and Poetry: Crossed Destinies; É.Vautrin Breaking Down the Walls: Interventionist Performance Strategies in French Street Theatre; S.Haedicke Montage and Détournement in Contemporary Moving Image Performance; C.Lavery Xavier Le Roy: The Dissenting Choreography of One Frenchman Less; B.Cvejic A Theological Turn? French Postmodern Dance and Herman Diephuis' D'Après J C ; N.Stewart How to Collaborate With Someone you may Never Meet; A.Corrieri Après Toutes Ces Elles/After All This Else: 'New' French Feminisms Translated to the British Scene; G.Harris Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Contemporary French Theatre and Performance
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780230580510
ISBN: 978-0-230-58051-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 244
Poids: 521g
Taille: H21mm x B232mm x T160mm
Année: 2011
Auflage: 2011