Theatrical Events: Borders - Dynamics - Frames: IFTR/FIRT: Theatrical Event Working Group

Theatrical Events: Borders - Dynamics - Frames: IFTR/FIRT: Theatrical Event Working Group

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  • Publisher: Editions Rodopi B.V.
  • Format: Paperback | 398 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 218mm x 31mm | 658g
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9042010681
  • ISBN 13: 9789042010680

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Theatrical Events. Borders, Dynamics and Frames is written to develop the concept of 'Eventness' in Theatre Studies. The book as a whole stresses the importance of understanding theatre performances as aesthetic-communicative encounters of a wide range of agents and aspects. The Theatrical Event concept means not only that performers and spectators meet, but also that the specific mental sets, backgrounds and cultural contexts they bring in, strongly contribute to the character of a particular event. Moreover, this concept gives space to the study of the role societal developments - such as technological, political, economical or educational ones - play in theatrical events.

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The book is written by a group of theatre scholars, members of The International Federation for Theatre Research and since 1997 unified in the IFTR/FIRT Working Group "Theatrical Event: Production, Reception, Audience Participation and their Interrelationships".

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"...a fine record of scholarship..." in: Theatre Research International, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2005

Table of contents

Jacqueline MARTIN: Preface Willmar SAUTER : Introducing the Theatrical Event Henri SCHOENMAKERS & John TULLOCH: From Audience Research to the Study of Theatrical Events: a Shift in Focus PART ONE BORDERS OF THE THEATRICAL EVENT Vicky Ann CREMONA: Introduction Chapter 1 Thomas POSTLEWAIT: Constructing Events in Theatre History: A Matter of Credibility Chapter 2 Andreas KOTTE: The Transformation of a Ceremony of Penance into a Play Chapter 3 Vicky Ann CREMONA: Carnival as a Theatrical Event Chapter 4 Jacqueline MARTIN, Georgia SEFFRIN & Rod WISSLER: The Festival is a Theatrical Event Chapter 5 Hadassa SHANI: The Theatrical Event: From Coordination to Dynamic Interactivity PART TWO DYNAMICS OF THE THEATRICAL EVENT Peter EVERSMANN: Introduction Chapter 6 Peter EVERSMANN: The Experience of the Theatrical Event Chapter 7 John TULLOCH: Chekhov in Bath: Dimensions, Experiences and Concepts of an 'Everyday' Theatrical Event Chapter 8 Anthony JACKSON & Shulamith LEV-ALADGEM: Rethinking Audience Participation: Audiences in Alternative and Educational Theatre PART THREE FRAMES OF THE THEATRICAL EVENT Hans van MAANEN: Introduction Chapter 9 Hans van MAANEN: How Contexts Frame Theatrical Events Chapter 10 Temple HAUPTFLEISCH: Eventification: Utilizing the Theatrical System to Frame the Event Chapter 11 Robin NELSON: Live of Wired?: Technologizing the Event Chapter 12 Denise AGIMAN: When a Theatrical Event is Intercultural Chapter 13 Anneli SARO: Formation of Events: Estonian Theatre and Society under Loupe Chapter 14 Corina SHOEFF: In Search of the Theatre's Social 'Eventness' Chapter 15 Linda STREIT: Corssing the Divide: Defamiliarization as a Means for Rupturing Borders John Russell BROWN: Consequences Biographies