Theatre and The Body

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Dec 4, 2009 - Performing Arts - 80 pages

What do we mean when we talk about bodies in theatre? And how does theatre affect the way we think about the human body?

Bodies are vital elements of theatre production and spectatorship. But the body is not just physical, it is also conceptual. Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, Theatre& the Body is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Concise and clear, this book explores the revealing tensions between the body, bodies, language, representation and movement in the theatre.

Foreword by Marina Abramovic
 

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Contents

Foreword by Marina Abramovic
9
Bodies and power
28
Bodies and minds
41
Bodies and culture
57
saying and doing
73
Index
83

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COLETTE CONROY is Lecturer in Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.  She is editor of Research in Drama Education's themed issue 'Disability: Creative Tensions in Applied Theatre' (14.1, 2009).

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