Since his emergence from the Flemish avant-garde movement of the 1980s, Ivo van Hove's directorial career has crossed international boundaries, challenging established notions of theatre-making. He has brought radical interpretations of the classics to America and organic acting technique to Europe.
Ivo van Hove Onstage is the first full English language study of one of theatre's most prominent iconoclasts. It presents a comprehensive, multifaceted account of van Hove's extraordinary work, including key productions, design innovations, his revolutionary approach to text and ambience, and his relationships with specific theatres and companies.
VAN HOVE, VIRTUOSO
By David Willinger
THE DIRECTOR SEEN FROM MULTIPLE ANGLES
A THEATRE OF EXPERIMENTATION AND EXCESS
A POETICS OF PRECARIOUS THEATRICAL SPACE
PERSISTENT LEITMOTIFS OF GENDER
THE CONTINUUM BETWEEN AGIT-PROP AND AESTHETE
LANGUAGE AND ITS DOUBLE
SIGNATURES AND TICS
INTO THE FUTURE
FROM MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA TO LONG DAY’S
JOURNEY INTO NIGHT: IVO VAN HOVE DIRECTS EUGENE O’NEILL
By Johan Callens
IVO VAN HOVE’S CINEMA ON-STAGE:
RECONSTRUCTING THE CREATIVE PROCESS
By Serge Goriely
LOVE STILL IS LOVE EVEN WHEN IT LACKS HARMONY:
ANTIGONE AND THE ATTEMPT TO HUMANIZE TRAGEDY
By Charlotte Gruber
REALITY OVERTAKES MYTH: IVO VAN HOVE STAGES DER RING
By Francis Maes
KINGS OF WAR OR THE POWER GAME
By Johan Thielemans
APPENDIX 1: The Roman Tragedies Dossier
"Staging the Twitter War"
"The Politics of Distraction"
APPENDIX 2: Theatre is the Artform of the 21st Century: Interview with Ivo van Hove By Johan Reyniers