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Description - New Performance/New Writing by John Freeman

Contemporary practitioners such as Orlan, Franko B, Robert Wilson and Tim Etchells are creating work that flies in the face of traditional thinking about what performance might mean. New Performance/New Writing offers contextualisation and guidance for those wishing to explore these innovative approaches. With chapters on the relationships between written text and body, self, space and devising, the author traces the history of performance practice in a critically informed and accessible way. Each chapter contains recommendations for further reading, alongside in-depth performance writing exercises.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403998132
ISBN-10: 1403998132
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Freeman

JOHN FREEMAN is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University, Western Australia, and has taught in the UK, Europe and the US. He has written extensively on contemporary performance and new theatre writing, with articles published in The Guardian, Contemporary Theatre Review and The Journal of Higher Education. He is the author of Tracing the Footprints and the former editor of Performance Practice.