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New Dramaturgy

edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane

DOI: 10.5040/9781408177075

ISBN: 9781408177082

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Recent shifts in the theatrical landscape have had corresponding implications for dramaturgy. The way we think about theatre and performance today has changed our approaches to theatre making and composition. Emerging new aesthetics and new areas of dramaturgical work such as live art, devised and physical theatre, experimental performance, and dance demand new approaches and sensibilities.

New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice is the first book to explore new dramaturgy in depth, and considers how our thinking about dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg has been transformed.

Edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane, New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice provides an unrivalled resource for practitioners, scholars, and students.

'The broad range of perspectives on new dramaturgy presented in this book provides fertile ground for new thinking and will be a useful resource for scholars, dramaturgs, practitioners, and students alike.' New Theatre Quarterly

'Dramaturgy, edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochraine, not only orientates the reader in the dramaturgical landscape of contemporary theatre, dance theatre, experimental theatre, and site specific theatre, but also demonstrates that the search for new paths, risk taking and experimentation is very much a defining element of the renewal of the art of theatre and performance.' Buksz