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Authenticity and Fictionality in Post-dramatic Theatre
Authenticity and Fictionality in Post-dramatic Theatre

Author(s): Luule Epner
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: TARTU ÜLIKOOLI KIRJASTUS

Summary/Abstract: "The present article will focus on the creation of “the effect of authenticity” in post-dramatic theatre. The notion of post-dramatic theatre introduced by Professor Hans-Thies Lehmann in his seminal book Postdramatisches Theater (1999) covers a wide range of aesthetic practices in contemporary theatre. Their common ground consists of leaving drama (i.e. conventions that govern a dramatic text) as its artistic basis, as well as reducing verbal text to merely one of the many elements of theatrical production. By now, the phenomenon of post-dramatic theatre has been widely discussed theoretically (defining it through its difference from dramatic theatre) as well as descriptively, through a panorama mapping new forms of theatre. The latter approach gives a good overview of the repertoire of the artistic principles and stage devices but risks to an"[...]

  • Issue Year: XIV/2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 290-302
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English