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Inand#160;Marking Time, Mike Pearson investigates alternative theater making in Cardiff from the 1960s through the present. Using andldquo;theater archaeology,andrdquo; or recreating theater experiences through interviews with those present at specific performances, revisiting the site of the theater production, and looking at other first-person documentation, Pearson offers his readers a unique approach to theater history. An unusual blend of oral history, academic rigor, and creative writing,and#160;Marking Timeand#160;reveals a city and its working artists in a new and fascinating light. and#160;

Synopsis:

The text proposes original approaches to the creation and study of performance outside the auditorium. It suggests innovative strategies, methods and techniques for making theatre in various locations, and through examples, case studies and projects develops distinctive theoretical insights into the relationship of site and performance.

About the Author

Mike Pearson is Professor of Performance Studies at Aberystwyth University.  He founded Welsh company Brith Gof, well-known internationally for its site-specific theatre works.  He co-authored (with Michael Shanks) Theatre / Archeology and is the author of In Comes I: Performance, Memory and Landscape.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: SITE

Theory

Typology

On Site

PART II: SCENARIO

Concept

Strategy

Approaches to Devising

Performance as Assemblage

Dramaturgy

Organising Principles

PART III: SET UP

Scenography

Working with Environment

Technology

Web-based Performance

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780230576711
Author:
Pearson, Mike
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Theater/Direction
Subject:
Production
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Drama-Production General
Subject:
British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
University of Exeter Press - Exeter Performance Studies
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 halftones, 5 maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Directing and Production
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Production » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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