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Performative Criticism and Creative Critical Writing

Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Against Interpretation’ called for new modes of engagement with art that bypassed the hermeneutic quest to decode meaning and that focused instead on surfaces, forms and appearances. Her critique challenged...

Notes

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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Tactics

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...These chapters are concerned more with tactics that allow an imagined disobedient theatre to fulfil a role in community or public contexts. 1. Animation Definition of animation and recent historical...

Introduction: “Judge Judy did not prepare me for this”

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In 1998, the United States Supreme Court heard the case the National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley. The case centered on four performance artists: Holly Hughes, Karen Finley, Tim Miller and John Fleck who were nicknamed the “NEA Four...
...On 7 July 2008 at 1:49pm, Canadian theatre critic J. Kelly Nestruck posted a round-up of reviews of the Shaw Festival’s production of A Little Night Music on his Globe and Mail blog. Included amongst the notices was one written...

Between Journalism and Art: The Location of Criticism in the Twenty-First Century

Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...‘[I]t seems impossible to express what the practice of writing a commissioned piece to a deadline actually feels like’, writes Tom Paulin, closing the introduction to his collection of criticism, Writing to the Moment (1996: xiv). He...

Author Biography

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Sarah Kozinn is a theater and performance scholar as well as a practitioner who acts professionally on stage, in film, and on television. She received her PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, and her dissertation won...

Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

Duška Radosavljević

Duška Radosavljević is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Kent. She has previously worked as the dramaturg at the Northern Stage Ensemble, an education practitioner at the RSC and as a theatre critic for the Stage newspaper. She is the editor of The Contemporary Ensemble (Routledge, 2013) and author of Theatre-Making (Palgrave, 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Define a landscape.For a start, where does it begin and where does it end?It depends on where you are standing, your point of view and the breadth of your field of vision. Inevitably, the notion of a landscape presupposes the existence...

The Compassionate Courtroom

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Peter Brennan, phone interview with author, October 9, 2008. The small claim in the end has to be ruled on. But if it's not the broken TV set that is really at the issue, then let's get to what really is. It's very therapeutic...

Do They Mean Me? A Survey of Fictional Theatre Critics

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is one of Scotland’s foremost commentators on the arts. With over 25 years’ experience, he is the Scottish theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List and a freelance contributor to Variety, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. He is the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (“A wonderfully practical but also inspirational book full of good advice” - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) and the co-editor of Made in Scotland, an anthology of plays published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...One of the most memorable sequences in Waiting for Godot (1956) comes in act two as the two tramps Vladimir and Estragon are losing patience with each other. They trade a series of insults that escalate in intensity. Vladimir kicks off...