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Authoring Performance: The Director in Contemporary Theatre - by Avra Sidiropoulou


Authoring Performance: The Director in Contemporary Theatre by Avra Sidiropoulou

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.



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Authoring Performance: The Director in Contemporary Theatre on Hardcover

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Released: 2011





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