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New Performance/New Writing

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John Freeman

Published by Palgrave Macmillan

Contemporary practitioners such as Orlan, Franko B, Robert Wilson and Tim Etchells are creating work that flies in the face of traditional thinking about what performance might mean

New Performance/New Writing offers contextualisation and guidance for those wishing to explore these innovative approaches

With chapters on the relationships between written text and body, self, space and devising, the author traces the history of performance practice in a critically informed and accessible way

Each chapter contains recommendations for further reading, alongside in-depth performance writing exercises, and also includes -

a timeline of perfromance in the 20C & 21C, particularly Boal, Barthes & Beckett
case-studies of theorists and practitioners, with suggestions for further reading
tried and tested exercises for writing & devising

The title has already been adopted for BA Theatre, Creative Writing and Performance modules at a number of American & UK universities

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