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Dramaturgy and History Staging the Archive

Dramaturgy and History: Staging the Archive

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Caitlin Kane, Erin Stoneking
October 10, 2024

Dramaturgy and History provides a practical account of an aspect of dramaturgical practice that is often taken for granted: dramaturgs’ engagements with history and historiography. Dramaturgs play a vital role in amplifying and activating theatre’s unique potential to contribute to the pressing ...

New Dramaturgies of Contemporary Opera The Practitioners’ Perspectives

New Dramaturgies of Contemporary Opera: The Practitioners’ Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Jingyi Zhang
September 11, 2024

New Dramaturgies of Contemporary Opera is the first and only book that approaches the dramaturgy of contemporary opera from the unique perspectives of living practitioners (composers, librettists, directors, producers, singers, dramaturgs, administrators) who provide valuable first-hand insight ...

The Dramaturgy of Performing Science New Work in Interdisciplinary Contexts

The Dramaturgy of Performing Science: New Work in Interdisciplinary Contexts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jules Odendahl-James
September 02, 2024

This is a concise survey of new play projects that bring together the worlds of science and performance, and the benefits that dramaturgical praxis can bring to both disciplines. Three approaches common to both performance and science – collaboration, experimentation, and interpretation – are ...

Dramaturgy of Sex on Stage in Contemporary Theatre

Dramaturgy of Sex on Stage in Contemporary Theatre

1st Edition

Edited By Kate Mulley
January 16, 2024

Dramaturgy of Sex on Stage in Contemporary Theatre explores the dramaturgy of sex in contemporary works for the stage in the social, cultural and historical context of the time and place during which they were written and performed. Comprising chapters by writers from across North America and ...

The Dramaturgy of History

The Dramaturgy of History

1st Edition

By Tom Bryant
December 06, 2023

In this book, dramaturg Tom Bryant shares with readers and writers his insights into the process of historical adaptation. The book uses case studies from Bryant's collaborations with playwrights on successful Broadway and regional productions to work through the fundamental questions of historical...

Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation in Contemporary Dramaturgy Case Studies from the Field

Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation in Contemporary Dramaturgy: Case Studies from the Field

1st Edition

Edited By Philippa Kelly
January 21, 2023

Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation in Contemporary Dramaturgy offers fresh perspectives on how dramaturgs can support a production beyond rigid disciplinary expectations about what information and ideas are useful and how they should be shared.The sixteen contributors to this volume offer ...

Dramaturgy of Form Performing Verse in Contemporary Theatre

Dramaturgy of Form: Performing Verse in Contemporary Theatre

1st Edition

By Kasia Lech
January 09, 2023

Dramaturgy of Form examines verse in twenty-first-century theatre practice across different languages, cultures, and media. Through interdisciplinary engagement, Kasia Lech offers a new method for verse analysis in the performance context. The book traces the dramaturgical operation of verse in new...

Principles of Dramaturgy

Principles of Dramaturgy

1st Edition

By Robert Scanlan
June 30, 2021

In Principles of Dramaturgy, Robert Scanlan explains the invariant principles behind the construction of stage and performance events of any style or modality. This book contains all that is essential for training a professional stage director and/or dramaturg, including the "plot-bead" technique ...

Shakespeare in Three Dimensions The Dramaturgy of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare in Three Dimensions: The Dramaturgy of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet

1st Edition

By Robert Blacker
December 18, 2020

In Shakespeare in Three Dimensions, Robert Blacker asks us to set aside what we think we know about Shakespeare and rediscover his plays on the page, and as Shakespeare intended, in the rehearsal room and in performance. That process includes stripping away false traditions that have obscured his ...

Dramaturgy of Migration Staging Multilingual Encounters in Contemporary Theatre

Dramaturgy of Migration: Staging Multilingual Encounters in Contemporary Theatre

1st Edition

Edited By Yana Meerzon, Katharina Pewny
October 07, 2019

Dramaturgy of Migration: Staging Multilingual Encounters in Contemporary Theatre examines the function of dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg in making a theatre performance situated at the crossroads of multiple theatre forms and performative devices. This book explores how these forms and ...

New Dramaturgies Strategies and Exercises for 21st Century Playwriting

New Dramaturgies: Strategies and Exercises for 21st Century Playwriting

1st Edition

By Mark Bly
August 27, 2019

In New Dramaturgies: Strategies and Exercises for 21st Century Playwriting, Mark Bly offers a new playwriting book with nine unique play-generating exercises. These exercises offer dramaturgical strategies and tools for confronting and overcoming obstacles that all playwrights face. Each of the ...

Words for the Theatre Four Essays on the Dramatic Text

Words for the Theatre: Four Essays on the Dramatic Text

1st Edition

By David Cole
June 12, 2019

In Words for the Theatre, playwright David Cole pursues a course of dramaturgical self-questioning on the part of a playwright, centred on the act of playwriting. The book’s four essays each offer a dramaturgical perspective on a different aspect of the playwright’s practice: How does the ...

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