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Performance of Absence in Theatre, Performance and Visual Art

ISBN 9780367471125
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
138 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This research project investigates the concepts of absence across the disciplines of theatre, visual art, and performance.

Absence in the centre of an ideology frees the reader from the dominant meaning. The book encourages active engagement with theatre theory and performances. Reconsideration of theories and experiences changes the way we engage with performances, as well as social relations and traditions outside of theatre. Sylwia Dobkowska examines and theorises absence and presence through theatre, performance, and visual arts practices.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of theatre, visual art, and philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Absence and Theatre Studies  2. Absence and Objects  3. Absence and Performers  4. Absence and Audience

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Sylwia Dobkowska is lecturer in Theatre Studies at University of Gdańsk, Poland where she teaches intercultural theatre, contemporary performance, and critical theory. She researches visual representations of language in the form of theatre, performance, and art. She co-edited Justitia: Multidisciplinary Readings of the Work of the Jasmin Vardimon Company (2016).