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Authoring Performance (The Director in Contemporary Theatre)

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Title: Authoring Performance (The Director in Contemporary Theatre)
Author: Sidiropoulou, Avra
Price: $189.00

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.

REVIEW: "A fresh perspective on the impact of Jarry, Craig, Appia, Wagner, and Stein, among others, on present praxis ... Part of Palgrave Macmillan's "What Is Theatre?" series, this book is a must read for those interested in both a theoretical and "practice-related context in which to examine and evaluate" the contemporary theater director-auteur. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals." - CHOICE


CONTENTS
Introduction
Auteurism: A New Theatre for a Changed Perception of the World
The Rise of the Modern Auteur Artaud and his Legacy
Beckett's Later Drama
Auteur Practice
Languages of the Stage: The Means to an End
Authorship and Authority: The Conquest of the Text

Author Biography: AVRA SIDIROPOULOU Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of the Peloponnese, Greece, and Artistic Director of the Persona Theater Company in Athens, Greece.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 16/11/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780230120181
Publishing status: To Order
Authoring Performance (The Director in Contemporary Theatre)