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Devising Theatre : A Practical and Theoretical Handbook - Alison Oddey

Devising Theatre

A Practical and Theoretical Handbook

Paperback Published: 10th October 1996
ISBN: 9780415049009
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old

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Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre.
After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.

List of illustrations
An Introduction to Devised Theatrep. 1
Beginnings: How and where to startp. 24
Process: Ways and means of making theatrep. 42
From Process to Product: Relationship and practicep. 73
From Process to Product: The participatory theatre-in-education programmep. 105
Space: Site-specific theatrep. 125
Theory and Practicep. 148
Learning to Devise: Practical ideas and suggestionsp. 166
Appendicesp. 202
Notesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 242
Indexp. 246
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ISBN: 9780415049009
ISBN-10: 0415049008
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 10th October 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1