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Director as Playwright in Postdramatic Theatre
Director as Playwright in Postdramatic Theatre

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

Summary/Abstract: „By now the tension between (dramatic) text and (theatrical) performance has strongly influenced the theatre processes for at least a century. A fraction of the director-centred theatre, born during the turn of 19th and 20th centuries, strove to the emancipation from literature and promoted the development of non-verbal theatrical language. This tendency was strongly pronounced in the avant-garde movement at the beginning of the 20th century and also in Antonin Artaud’s theatre theory. As a result of internal developments and pressured by the rapid changes in the performing arts, the traditional dramatic form went into crisis, and the attempts to overcome”[…]

  • Issue Year: XII/2007
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 210-224
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English