A Poetics of Third Theatre
Performer Training, Dramaturgy, Cultural Action
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A Poetics of Third Theatre offers an in-depth, critical analysis of Third Theatre, a transnational community of theatre groups and artists united by a shared set of values and a laboratory attitude.
This book takes a genealogical account of Third Theatre as a concept and a practice that draws attention to the historical Third Theatre Encounters which have taken place across Europe and Latin America since the 1970s. The work of renowned Third Theatre groups and organisations, such as LUME (Brazil), Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (Peru), Triangle Theatre (UK) and Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – NTL (Denmark), are explored to reveal how a multifarious poetics of Third Theatre is manifest through these artists’ approaches to performer training, dramaturgy and cultural action. Three critical pillars – unconditional hospitality, artisanal craft and (re)enchantment – are employed in order to illuminate the shared ethos of the Third Theatre community and its exemplification as a mode of cultural performance.
This informative text will be of great use to students and scholars of Drama and Theatre Studies, and its dedicated section on performer training exercises offers the reader pathways into an experiential engagement with Third Theatre craft.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1: Preface; Chapter 1: Third Theatre: A Genealogy of the Concept; Chapter 2: Third Theatre: A Genealogy of the Practice; Part 2: Preface; Chapter 3: LUME (Brazil); Chapter 4: Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (Peru); Chapter 5: Triangle Theatre (UK); Chapter 6: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium: Third Theatre Today; Part 3: Preface; Chapter 7: From Interculturalism to Cultural Performance; Chapter 8: Third Theatre: Embodiment, Craft, (Re)Enchantment; Chapter 9: Third Theatre Exercises: An Expanded Practice; Conclusion
Jane Turner is the author of the Routledge Performance Practitioners book Eugenio Barba (2004, 2nd edition 2018). She has also published material on Third Theatre, Balinese theatre, performer training, theatre ethnography, the sublime and contemporary theatre performances. As an academic at Manchester Metropolitan University, she teaches on the Drama and Contemporary Performance degree.
Patrick Campbell is co-author with Margaret Pikes of the Routledge Voice Studies book Owning Our Voices: Vocal Discovery in the Wolfsohn-Hart Tradition (2021). He has also published on Third Theatre, Brazilian theatre, performer training, and contemporary theatre performance. As an academic at Manchester Metropolitan University, he teaches on the Drama and Contemporary Performance degree.