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Teaching Postdramatic Theatre

Anxieties, Aporias and Disclosures

Authors: D'Cruz, Glenn

  • Interrogates the politics of the teaching situation with reference to the provocative writings about teaching and learning from continental philosophers
  • Takes a distinctive approach to postdramatic theatre from the point of view of a theatre teacher/practitioner
  • Contextualises postdramatic theatre in relation to postmodernism
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This book explores the concept and vocabulary of postdramatic theatre from a pedagogical perspective. It identifies some of the major anxieties and paradoxes generated by teaching postdramatic theatre through practice, with reference to the aesthetic, cultural and institutional pressures that shape teaching practices. It also presents a series of case studies that identify the pedagogical fault lines that expose the power-relations inherent in teaching (with a focus on the higher education sector as opposed to actor training institutions). It uses auto-ethnography, performance analysis and critical theory to assist university teachers involved in directing theatre productions to deepen their understanding of the concept of postdramatic theatre.

About the authors

Glenn D’Cruz teaches Drama and Cultural Studies at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis and the editor of Class Act: Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987-2007. He is also the co-editor of Contemporary Publics: Shifting Boundaries in New Media, Technology and Culture (Palgrave, 2016).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Pedagogy, Politics and the Personal

    D’Cruz, Glenn

    Pages 1-15

  • John Laws/Sade: Postmodern or Postdramatic?

    D’Cruz, Glenn

    Pages 17-48

  • From Drama to Theatre to Performance Studies

    D’Cruz, Glenn

    Pages 49-72

  • Ganesh Versus the Third Reich as Pedagogical Parable

    D’Cruz, Glenn

    Pages 73-93

  • Attempts on Her Life: A Postdramatic Learning Play?

    D’Cruz, Glenn

    Pages 95-117

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71685-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71684-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Postdramatic Theatre
Book Subtitle
Anxieties, Aporias and Disclosures
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71685-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71685-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71684-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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