Environments and Performance Events
By (author) Baz Kershaw
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Theatre Ecology by Baz Kershaw
Book DescriptionThis book asks what are the challenges to theatre and the purposes of performance in an ecologically threatened world? Is there a future for theatre as an ethically and politically alert art through environmental action? How might ecological understandings refigure the natural virtues of theatre and performance? Theatre Ecology gets to grips with such questions by investigating an eclectic cosmopolitan sample of environments and performance events, in theatres and beyond. It proposes that performance is a peculiarly twenty-first century addiction at the root global warming. Encountering this prospect head-on, it searches for pathological hope in historical theatre at the end of its tether and rumbles the contemporary paradigm of performance for signs of eco-sanity. Recognising the future is always before its time, Theatre Ecology is a paradoxical tract for survival past the final ecological era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521877169
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Baz Kershaw
Cambridge History of British Theatre, Paperback (March 2015)
This volume explores the rich and complex histories of English, Scottish and Welsh theatres in the 'long' twentieth century since 1895.
Research Methods in Theatre and Performance, Hardback (May 2010)
How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide hands-on answers to such questions.
Theatre Ecology, Paperback (October 2009)
A study into the relationships between performance, theatre and environmental ecology.
Radical in Performance, Hardback (July 1999)» View all books by Baz Kershaw
The first full-length study to explore the link between a western theatre culture and postmodern performance. Kershaw argues that the former is largely outdated compared to postmodern performance, much of which has a radical edge.
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Author Biography - Baz Kershaw
Baz Kershaw is Professor of Performance in the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick.
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