New Dramaturgies

Shakespeare in Three Dimensions The Dramaturgy of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet Robert Blacker Words for the Theatre David Cole Principles of Dramaturgy Robert Scanlan New Dramaturgies Strategies and Exercises for 21st Century ...

Author: Mark Bly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315282190

Category: Performing Arts

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In New Dramaturgies: Strategies and Exercises for 21st Century Playwriting, Mark Bly offers a new playwriting book with nine unique play-generating exercises. These exercises offer dramaturgical strategies and tools for confronting and overcoming obstacles that all playwrights face. Each of the chapters features lively commentary and participation from Bly’s former students. They are now acclaimed writers and producers for media such as House of Cards, Weeds, Friday Night Lights, Warrior, and The Affair, and their plays appear onstage in major venues such as the Roundabout Theatre, Yale Rep, and the Royal National Theatre. They share thoughts about their original response to an exercise and why it continues to have a major impact on their writing and mentoring today. Each chapter concludes with their original, inventive, and provocative scene generated in response to Bly’s exercise, providing a vivid real-life example of what the exercises can create. Suitable for both students of playwriting and screenwriting, as well as professionals in the field, New Dramaturgies gives readers a rare combination of practical provocation and creative discussion.

New Dramaturgy

New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice is the first book to explore new dramaturgy in depth, and considers how our thinking about dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg has been transformed.

Author: Katalin Trencsényi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177105

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Recent shifts in the theatrical landscape have had corresponding implications for dramaturgy. The way we think about theatre and performance today has changed our approaches to theatre making and composition. Emerging new aesthetics and new areas of dramaturgical work such as live art, devised and physical theatre, experimental performance, and dance demand new approaches and sensibilities. New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice is the first book to explore new dramaturgy in depth, and considers how our thinking about dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg has been transformed. Edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane, New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice provides an unrivalled resource for practitioners, scholars, and students.

New Media Dramaturgy

This book illuminates the shift in approaches to the uses of theatre and performance technology in the past twenty-five years and develops an account of new media dramaturgy (NMD), an approach to theatre informed by what the technology ...

Author: Peter Eckersall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137556042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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This book illuminates the shift in approaches to the uses of theatre and performance technology in the past twenty-five years and develops an account of new media dramaturgy (NMD), an approach to theatre informed by what the technology itself seems to want to say. Born of the synthesis of new media and new dramaturgy, NMD is practiced and performed in the work of a range of important artists from dumb type and their 1989 analog-industrial machine performance pH, to more recent examples from the work of Kris Verdonck and his A Two Dogs Company. Engaging with works from a range of artists and companies including: Blast Theory, Olafur Eliasson, Nakaya Fujiko and Janet Cardiff, we see a range of extruded performative technologies operating overtly on, with and against human bodies alongside more subtle dispersed, interactive and experiential media.

Interactive Dramaturgies

The context of dramaturgy, in which these texts are set, fruitfully elicits propositions and reflections over a wide range of significant issues: from innovative narrative structures, interactive games, and new approaches to film, TV and ...

Author: Heide Hagebölling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642186639

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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Using numerous illustrations and case studies, the author maps out the creative process involved in producing interactive media, such as CD-ROM productions and network applications. Looking at concrete outstanding examples, various contributions by international multimedia authors, designers, and artists shed light on the role and function of interactive media in the context of exhibitions, museums, cultural learning, entertainment, film, and television. The publication explores methods and strategies of interactive dramaturgy that go beyond interactive storytelling. The emphasis is on new modes of dramaturgy, where the user is actively involved, cooperation among users is supported, and repeated visits are motivated.

Viral Dramaturgies

PMLA, 125(2), 443–453. Treichler, P. A. (1999). How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS. Durham: Duke University Press. Trencsényi, K., & Cochrane, B. (Eds.). (2014). New Dramaturgy: International ...

Author: Alyson Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319703176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 417

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This book analyses the impact of HIV and AIDS on performance in the twenty-first century from an international perspective. It marks a necessary reaffirmation of the productive power of performance to respond to a public and political health crisis and act as a mode of resistance to cultural amnesia, discrimination and stigmatisation. It sets out a number of challenges and contexts for HIV and AIDS performance in the twenty-first century, including: the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry; the unequal access to treatment and prevention technologies in the Global North and Global South; the problematic division between dominant (white, gay, urban, cis-male) and marginalised narratives of HIV; the tension between a damaging cultural amnesia and a potentially equally damaging partner ‘AIDS nostalgia’; the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure; and, sustaining and sustained by all of these, the ongoing stigmatisation of people living with HIV. This collection presents work from a vast range of contexts, grouped around four main areas: women’s voices and experiences; generations, memories and temporalities; inter/national narratives; and artistic and personal reflections and interventions.

New Dramaturgies

This series seeks to develop understanding of dramaturgy as a contemporary field, in dialogue with its rich and varied past.

Author: Synne Behrndt

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1349953687

Category: Performing Arts

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This series seeks to develop understanding of dramaturgy as a contemporary field, in dialogue with its rich and varied past. The prefix 'new' invites authors to pay attention to the expansion or re-framing of dramaturgy in relation to contemporary contexts, rather than implying a requirement to replace 'old' with 'new', or to offer a programmatic approach to the definition and practice of dramaturgy. The series will comprise two strands: • Course texts which encompass fresh and original research insights on key themes related to dramaturgy, at an accessible level for students and non-experts; • More specialized work which includes a higher level of theorisation. The books in this series will, for example: look at the dramaturgical implications of new media, globalisation and forms of spectatorship; draw on an 'expanded' use of dramaturgical analysis to examine the relationship between theatrical performance and other disciplines; discuss dramaturgical practice and theory, across a range of perspectives and geographies. Aims of the series: •To foster international dialogue and exchange, extending understanding of the complex contexts of dramaturgy and embracing its diversity and scope •To examine and deploy dramaturgical thinking as a productive analytical and practical approach to performance criticism as well as performance-making •To offer theoretical discussion of dramaturgy as a field •To investigate the relationship between idea and form in contemporary practice, including practice-as-research •To discuss emerging areas of contemporary performance practice that produce new dramaturgies or re-contextualise existing approaches •To provide English-language texts for teaching dramaturgy in Higher Education •To build on existing overviews of dramaturgy and of contemporary performance practice to discuss specific aspects of dramaturgy in detail, applying historical and theoretical rigour

Interactive Dramaturgies

Interactive Dramaturgies New Approaches in Multimedia Content and Design Interactive media allow and at the same time require new forms of dramaturgy . Heide Hagebölling , Professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne , develops a new ...

Author: Heide Hagebölling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540442065

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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Interactive media require new forms of dramaturgy. Heide Hagebölling develops a new understanding of dramaturgy, "Interactive Dramaturgy", which goes beyond interactive storytelling. Contributions by international multimedia authors, designers, and artists outline concepts and strategies for multimedia productions. These outstanding example projects cover various genres: culture, museum, TV, and education. Interactive media are complex and have multiple dimensions. A linear dramaturgy, therefore, no longer holds. The global connection via Internet fosters further dimensions of exchange and competition. Interactive dramaturgies define rules, transition points, and dimensions of multi-user environments. Multimedia, real and virtual elements must be carefully integrated within applications or installations. Interactive dramaturgies help design and create environments and content that lead to immersion, active exploration, and knowledge acquisition, and that motivate users to repeated visits.

Dramaturgy of Migration

And, finally, how do these new multilingual practices of theatre writing and performance meet and transform the existing practices of postdramatic dramaturgies as found in immersive, relational, durational, and other performative ...

Author: Yana Meerzon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351270243

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 158

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Dramaturgy of Migration: Staging Multilingual Encounters in Contemporary Theatre examines the function of dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg in making a theatre performance situated at the crossroads of multiple theatre forms and performative devices. This book explores how these forms and devices are employed, challenged, experimented with, and reflected upon in the work of migrant theatre by performance and dance artists. Meerzon and Pewny ask: What impact do peoples’ movement between continents, countries, cultures, and languages have on the process of meaning production in plays about migration created by migrant artists? What dramaturgical devices do migrant artists employ when they work in the context of multilingual production, with the texts written in many languages, and when staging performances that target multicultural and multilingual theatregoers? And, finally, how do the new multilingual practices of theatre writing and performance meet and transform the existing practices of postdramatic dramaturgies? By considering these questions in a global context, the editors explore the overlapping complexities of migratory performances with both range and depth. Ideal for scholars, students, and practitioners of theatre, dramaturgy, and devising, Dramaturgy of Migration expresses not only the practicalities of migratory performances but also the emotional responses of the artists who stage them.

Dramaturgy and Performance

The revised edition includes a new introduction and afterword which provides insight into contemporary developments and future directions of scholarship.

Author: Cathy Turner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137561862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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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.

Tandem Dances

This thoroughly realized physicality, then, is at the core of the new, new dramaturgy that I have termed elicitive ... To fully understand why elicitive dramaturgy is needed as distinct from physical and relational dramaturgies, ...

Author: Julia M. Ritter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190051334

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Tandem Dances: Choreographing Immersive Performance is the first book to propose dance and choreography as frames through which to examine immersive theatre, more broadly known as immersive performance. Indicative of a larger renaissance in storytelling during the digital age, immersive performance is influenced by emerging computer technologies, such as virtual reality and advances in video-gaming, as well as increased interest in new forms of experiential entertainment. The idea of tandemness suggesting motion that is achieved by two bodies working together and acting in conjunction with one another is critical throughout the book. Author Julia M. Ritter persuasively argues that practitioners of immersive productions deploy choreography as a structural mechanism to mobilize the bodies of cast and audience members to perform together. Furthermore, choreography is contextualized as an effective tool for facilitating audience participation towards immersion as an affect. Through a focus on Western dance histories, theories, and practices, Ritter's close choreographic analysis of immersive productions, along with unique insights from choreographers, directors, performers, and spectators, enlivens discourse across dramaturgy, kinesthesia, affect, and co-authorship. By foregrounding the choreographic in order to examine its specific impact on the evolution of immersive theater, Tandem Dances explores choreography as a discursive domain that is fundamentally related to creative practice, agendas of power and control, and concomitant issues of freedom and agency.

Ecodramaturgies

The aim here is not to suggest that these things perform in the 71 © The Author(s) 2020 L. Woynarski, Ecodramaturgies, New Dramaturgies, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55853-6_3 same way but to acknowledge their performativity and ...

Author: Lisa Woynarski

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030558536

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Dramaturgy and Architecture

Dramaturgy and Architecture approaches modern and postmodern theatre's contribution to the way we think about the buildings and spaces we inhabit.

Author: Cathy Turner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137317148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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Dramaturgy and Architecture approaches modern and postmodern theatre's contribution to the way we think about the buildings and spaces we inhabit. It discusses in detail ways in which theatre and performance have critiqued and intervened in everyday spaces, modelled our dreams or fears and made proposals for the future.

Performing Architectures

Turner, J. F. C. (1976), Housing by the People: Towards Autonomy in Building Environments, New York: Pantheon Books. Turner, C. (2009), 'Architectonics of Performance Seminars', Expanded Dramaturgies: Site, Walking, Dramaturgy.

Author: Andrew Filmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474247993

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Performing Architectures offers a coherent introduction to the fields of performance and contemporary architecture, exploring the significance of architecture for performance theory and theatre and performance practice. It maps the diverse relations that exist between these disciplines and demonstrates how their aims, concerns and practices overlap through shared interests in space, action and event. Through a wide range of international examples and contributions from scholars and practitioners, it offers readers an analytical survey of current practices and equips them with the tools for analyzing site-specific and immersive theatre and performance. The essays in this volume, contributed by leading theorists and practitioners from both disciplines, focus on three key sites of encounter: * Projects: examines recent trends in architecture for performance; * Practices: looks at cross-currents in artistic practice, including spatial dramaturgies, performance architectonics and performative architectures; and * Pedagogies: considers the uses of performance in architectural education and architecture in teaching performance. The volume provides an essential introduction to the ways in which performance and architecture, as socio-spatial processes and as things made or constructed, operate as generating, shaping and steering forces in understanding and performing the other.

New Playwriting Strategies

While rarely noted as a factor in dramaturgy, scale is increasingly becoming a determining factor in conceptualizing and executing the play. ... Where substantial scale has been realized, new work is blending old and new dramaturgies.

Author: Paul C. Castagno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136630811

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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New Playwriting Strategies has become a canonical text in the study and teaching of playwriting, offering a fresh and dynamic insight into the subject. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition explores and highlights the wide spread of new techniques that form contemporary theatre writing, as well as their influence on other dramatic forms. Paul Castagno builds on the innovative plays of Len Jenkin, Mac Wellman, and the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin to investigate groundbreaking new techniques from a broad range of contemporary dramatists, including Sarah Ruhl, Suzan Lori-Parks and Young Jean Lee. New features in this edition include an in-depth study of the adaptation of classical texts in contemporary playwright and the utilizing new technologies, such as YouTube, Wikipedia and blogs to create alternative dramatic forms. The author’s step-by-step approach offers the reader new models for: narrative dialogue character monologue hybrid plays This is a working text for playwrights, presenting a range of illuminating new exercises suitable for everyone from the workshop student to the established writer. New Playwriting Strategies is an essential resource for anyone studying and writing drama today.

Ethical Exchanges in Translation Adaptation and Dramaturgy

“Postdramatic Dramaturgies" shows us that an aesthetic more commonly associated with relativism is in fact crucial in opening up sites for questioning mores and cultural ... A century will create a new dramaturgy for every play.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004346376

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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Ethical Exchanges in Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy examines the ethics of specific artistic practices. The book highlights the significant continuities between translation, adaptation, and dramaturgy; it considers the ethics of spectatorship; and it identifies the tightly interwoven relationship between ethics and politics.

Dissident Dramaturgies

New dramaturgies have been fermenting and many have been practised by a range of innovative performances and non - text - based devised practices . The greatest dilemma for all writing , however , lies within the dramaturgy itself ...

Author: Eamonn Jordan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002891906

Category: History

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From Boston to Berlin, and from Belfast to Beijing, the performances of Irish plays have been greeted with critical and box-office acclaim. Plays by Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Marie Jones, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Tom Murphy, Mark O'Rowe, Conor McPherson, and Enda Walsh have toured extensively, and have been translated and adapted for new performance contexts. This book examines the dominant approaches and the recurrent and variable dramaturgical patterns in the writings of the contemporary generation of writers from 1980 to the present. Six very specific, dominant configurations or constructions that shape the blatant dramaturgy of Irish Theatre are considered in individual chapters that focus the relationships between history, memory, and metatheatre, how the notion of innocence is contested, the various deployments of a range of myths by contemporary playwrights, the consequences of perverting pastoral consciousness, and the implications and repercussions of storytelling to a tradition of writing. In all of the work produced both locally and abroad, Ireland, and a coerced and admired notion of 'Irishness' function, in part as a commodity but also as something uniquely defiant, liberating, and dissident in itself.

Poverty and Charity in Early Modern Theater and Performance

resented the rural and urban poor in variegated and nuanced ways, and provides more complex representations yet by melding popular drama with new humanist dramaturgies and a sense of Erasmian perspectivism. As at once tax collector for ...

Author: Robert Henke

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609383619

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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Whereas previous studies of poverty and early modern theatre have concentrated on England and the criminal rogue, Poverty and Charity in Early Modern Theatre and Performance takes a transnational approach, which reveals a greater range of attitudes and charitable practices regarding the poor than state poor laws and rogue books suggest. Close study of German and Latin beggar catalogues, popular songs performed in Italian piazzas, the Paduan actor-playwright Ruzante, the commedia dell’arte in both Italy and France, and Shakespeare demonstrate how early modern theatre and performance could reveal the gap between official policy and actual practices regarding the poor. The actor-based theatre and performance traditions examined in this study, which persistently explore felt connections between the itinerant actor and the vagabond beggar, evoke the poor through complex and variegated forms of imagination, thought, and feeling. Early modern theatre does not simply reflect the social ills of hunger, poverty, and degradation, but works them through the forms of poverty, involving displacement, condensation, exaggeration, projection, fictionalization, and marginalization. As the critical mass of medieval charity was put into question, the beggar-almsgiver encounter became more like a performance. But it was not a performance whose script was prewritten as the inevitable exposure of the dissembling beggar. Just as people’s attitudes toward the poor could rapidly change from skepticism to sympathy during famines and times of acute need, fictions of performance such as Edgar’s dazzling impersonation of a mad beggar in Shakespeare’s King Lear could prompt responses of sympathy and even radical calls for economic redistribution.

The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art

Brechtian and new dramaturgy ideas of critical distance (verfremdungseffekt) and the need for performance to show our alienated life force. In this sense, performance is enabling because it both shows and is the expression of a ...

Author: Bertie Ferdman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350057586

Category: Art

Page: 320

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The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art offers a comprehensive guide to the major issues and interdisciplinary debates concerning performance in art contexts that have developed over the last decade. It understands performance art as an institutional, cultural, and economic phenomenon rather than as a label or object. Following the ever-increasing institutionalization and mainstreaming of performance, the book's chapters identify a marked change in the economies and labor practices surrounding performance art, and explore how this development is reflective of capitalist approaches to art and event production. Embracing what we perceive to be the 'oxymoronic status' of performance art-where it is simultaneously precarious and highly profitable-the essays in this book map the myriad gestures and radical possibilities of this extreme contradiction. This Companion adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to present performance art's legacies and its current practices. It brings together specially commissioned essays from leading innovative scholars from a wide range of approaches including art history, visual and performance studies, dance and theatre scholarship in order to provide a comprehensive and multifocal overview of the emerging research trends and methodologies devoted to performance art.

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet

A final major challenge worth highlighting is the unspoken pressure from the New Flemish Alliance political party—an ... on new dramaturgies, in which there was a move away from text-based theater alone, toward dance and visual arts.

Author: Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190871512

Category: Performing Arts

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In distinction to many extant histories of ballet, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet prioritizes connections between ballet communities as it interweaves chapters by scholars, critics, choreographers, and working professional dancers. The book looks at the many ways ballet functions as a global practice in the 21st century, providing new perspectives on ballet's past, present, and future. As an effort to dismantle the linearity of academic canons, the fifty-three chapters within provide multiple entry points for readers to engage in balletic discourse. With an emphasis on composition and process alongside dances created, and the assertion that contemporary ballet is a definitive era, the book carves out space for critical inquiry. Many of the chapters consider whether or not ballet can reconcile its past and actually become present, while others see ballet as flexible and willing to be remolded at the hands of those with tools to do so.