Theory for Theatre Studies: Space

Author:   Kim Solga (Professor of Theatre Studies, Western University, Canada) ,  Kim Solga (Professor of Theatre Studies, Western University, Canada) ,  Susan Bennett (University of Calgary, Canada)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781350006065


Pages:   200
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Space: it's everywhere, all around, a given. It's abstract and yet not abstract at all, because it governs all human relations, shapes the way we understand our place on the planet, and orients us toward others (for better and for worse). How do theatre scholars understand space and place in performance? What tools do they use to theorize the political work space does on - and beyond - the stage? How can students use these tools to unpack the workings of space and place in the performances they see, the plays they study, and the experiences they have outside their classrooms? Theory for Theatre Studies: Space provides a comprehensive introduction to the `spatial turn' in modern theatre and performance theory, exploring topics as diverse as embodied space, environmental performance politics and urban performance studies. The book is written in accessible prose and features in-depth case studies of Platform's audio walk And While London Burns, Katie Mitchell's Fraulein Julie, Young Jean Lee's The Shipment, and Evalyn Parry and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools. TfTS: Space begins with fresh readings of historical dramatic theory, discusses twentieth-century theoretical trends at length, and ends by asking what it will take (and what work is already underway) to decolonize the Western, settler-colonial stage. Online resources to accompany this book are available at: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/theory-for-theatre-studies-space-9781350006072/

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Author:   Kim Solga (Professor of Theatre Studies, Western University, Canada) ,  Kim Solga (Professor of Theatre Studies, Western University, Canada) ,  Susan Bennett (University of Calgary, Canada)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Methuen Drama
ISBN:  

9781350006065


ISBN 10:   1350006068
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Kim Solga's Theory for Theatre: Space offers new considerations of foundational twentieth-century cultural materialism and boldly takes on vital new discourses. In so doing, Solga reinserts the stakes and dynamizes the discussion of spatiality in twenty-first-century theatre and performance studies. -- Scott Magelssen, University of Washington School of Drama, USA


Kim Solga's Theory for Theatre Studies: Space offers new considerations of foundational twentieth-century cultural materialism and boldly takes on vital new discourses. In so doing, Solga reinserts the stakes and dynamizes the discussion of spatiality in twenty-first-century theatre and performance studies. -- Scott Magelssen, University of Washington School of Drama, USA Solga's engaging synthesis of key spatial theories opens up provocative possibilities for better understanding space in and of the theatre. Vivid examples anchor her well-contextualised ideas on texts, venues, scenic design and politics. -- Professor Joanne Tompkins, The University of Queensland, Australia A fluid and rigorous field-guide to an important and stimulating area of study: this book covers a great deal of territory, offers a lively and accessible account of a complex theme, and synthesises theory, theatre and analysis with wit, confidence and clarity. -- Sophie Nield, Royal Holloway, University of London


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Kim Solga is Professor of Theatre Studies and English and Writing Studies at Western University, Canada. Her books include A Cultural History of Theatre in The Modern Age (Methuen Drama, 2017), Theatre & Feminism (2015), Performance and the City (2009) and Performance and the Global City (2013), which together won the 2016 ATHE prize for Excellence in Editing, and Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance (2009). She writes the teaching blog The Activist Classroom, available from Wordpress.

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