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    DescriptionDevising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.


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    Title
    Devising Theatre
    Subtitle
    A Practical and Theoretical Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Oddey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415049009
    ISBN 10: 0415049008
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER011000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A07200300
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT013000
    Abridged Dewey: 792
    DC22: 792.022
    BISAC V2.8: PER011010
    DC21: 792.0220941
    Thema V1.0: GBC, ATD
    Illustrations note
    18 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    10 October 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison Oddey is a lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent. Since 1977 she has devised theatre with young people, teachers in training and students as well as with professional actors. She has published articles in theatre journals and taught a series of practical workshops on devising theatre at the Universities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Antwerp.
    Back cover copy
    'Devising Theatre provides an excellent insight into a particular way of making theatre and will be of interest both to those who wish to devise theatre and those who simply want to find out how some of the most exciting theatre in Britain over the last twenty years has been created.' -Adrian Harris, Theatre Scotland
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations. Preface. 1. An Introduction to Devised Theatre 2. Beginnings: How and where to start 3. Process: Ways and means of making theatre 4. From Process to Product: Relationship and practice 5. From Process to Product: The participatory theatre-in-education programme 6 .Space: Site-specific theatre 7. Theory and Practice 8. Learning to Devise: Practical ideas and suggestions Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index