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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Dramaturgy and Performance

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137561848
Publication Date November 2016
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theatre and Performance Practices

Outlining different perspectives, this classic and field-defining text introduces 'dramaturgy' as a critical concept and a practical process in an accessible and engaging style. The revised edition includes a new introduction and afterword which provides insight into contemporary developments and future directions of scholarship.

Cathy Turner is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter, UK. She is co-editor of Palgrave's New Dramaturgies series and author of Dramaturgy and Architecture (Palgrave, 2015). She is a core member of Wrights & Sites, a group of four site-specific artists and authors of A Mis-Guide to Anywhere (2006).

Synne Behrndt is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. She is co-editor of Palgrave's New Dramaturgies series. She is also a dramaturg who has worked for directors and companies both in Denmark and England and is the co-founder of artist network, Secret Hotel.

General Editors' Preface
Introduction
PART I:
1. What is Dramaturgy?
2. Brecht's Productive Dramaturgy: From Emblem to 'Golden Motor'
3. Names and Identities: Political Dramaturgies in Britain
PART II:
4. The Dramaturg and the Theatre Institution
5. The Dramaturg and the Playwright
6. The Production Dramaturg
7. The Dramaturg and Devising: Shaping a Dramaturgy
8. Millennial Dramaturgies
Afterword
Bibliography
Index.

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