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A History of Collective Creation (Hardback)
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A History of Collective Creation (Hardback)

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Hardback 274 Pages / Published: 19/07/2013
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Collective creation - the practice of collaboratively devising works of performance - rose to prominence not simply as a performance making method, but as an institutional model. By examining theatre practices in Europe and North America, this book explores collective creation's roots in the theatrical experiments of the early twentieth century.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137331298
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 5148 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


"The editors and contributors perform admirably at providing fresh content and context to an ever-evolving tradition and practice, thus exposing the creative tension between experimentation and performative exploits. Gems include Laura Cull's use of Deleuze philosophy to posit an ontological approach to reveal creative forces behind the Living Theatre and distinguished scholar and director Jorge Huerta's piece on Chicano contributions (e.g., El Teatro Campesino) . . . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty." - CHOICE

"A History of Collective Creation, a groundbreaking historical narrative traces central modernist and postmodern European and North American theatrical movements that have altered and advanced the theoretical foundations of collective and alternative theatre practice. Dr. Kathryn Syssoyeva's lucid historical sensibility together with the scholarly essays included herein, re-explores the historical geneses and critical language that made it possible for these new theatrical voices to revolutionize transnational, collective performativity in an heterogeneous manner." - Roberto D. Pomo, California State University, USA, and co-author of The Longman Anthology of World Drama and Theatre: A Global Perspective

"The essays . . . do provide some fascinating discussions of both lesser-known and fairly famous practitioners who have devised their performances collectively, from the early twentieth century to the present." - Theatre

"A History of Collective Creation addresses an important need in the study of collective creation, devised theatre, and improvisational theatre by illuminating the fact that these methods of theatre-making are not limited to the latter half of the last century." Sean P. Holmes, Theatre Research International

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