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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...

Expanding Documentation, and Making the Most of ‘the Cracks in the Wall’

Documenting Performance : The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This title paraphrases Lynn Hershman Leeson’s comment that the truth ‘is always apparent in the flaws [. . .] it’s in the crack in the wall, not the replication of it’ (Giannachi et al. 2012b: 228...

Conclusion: ‘Violence without violence’

Clare Finburgh

Clare Finburgh is a senior lecturer in the department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK. He research focuses on French and UK contemporary performance, notably innovations in French modern and contemporary playwriting and directing; and representations of conflict in UK theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011), and co-edited Genet: Performance and Politics (2006) and Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching War on the Twenty-First Century Stage : Spectacles of Conflict

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...UK theatre’s near-immediate, direct and profusive commentary on cultural, social, political and economic affairs is quite unique. In July 2015 Laurent Carpentier, culture editor for the French daily newspaper Le Monde, remarked on the near...

Web Archiving and Participation: The Future History of Performance?

Documenting Performance : The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Web archiving is the process of capturing portions of the internet, from single web pages to entire sites, for future use. This chapter explores how this archival form might make a contribution to the processes of documenting performance...

Aural Visions: Sonic Spectatorship in the Dark

Theatre in the Dark : Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...It’s pitch black, it feels like the dead of night and I’m stranded in the middle of a forest. I’ve no idea how I got here, I can’t move and I can’t see a thing. It’s cold too. I suspect I’m naked. I’m not sure whether to cry out, when...

Creating in the Dark: Conceptualizing Different Darknesses in Contemporary Theatre Practice

Theatre in the Dark : Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Darkness has been positioned by some contemporary theatre practitioners as a lack, a deficiency or the negation of an aesthetic system. For example, in the discourse around his practice, director Robert Wilson stresses the importance...

What do we Document? Dense Video and the Epistemology of Practice

Documenting Performance : The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Document, event, technique Much recent thinking about performance documentation has coalesced around an apparent opposition between the relative stability of the document and the ontological ephemerality of the live event...
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...Drawing upon his childhood memories of West Texas, artist, musician and writer Terry Allen has created this magical, multi-layered evening in the tradition of Southern story-telling. As Allen explains, “Dugout is a love story...

Pleasures of Writing about the Pleasures of the Practice: Documenting Psychophysical Performer Trainings

Documenting Performance : The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Whilst emphasizing the perpetually innovative evolution of documentation, Suzanne Briet’s seminal 1951 text – What is Documentation? – places emphasis on standardization, organization, classification, hierarchy, selection...

Participation and Presence: Propositional Frameworks for Engaging Users in the Design of the Circus Oz Living Archive

Documenting Performance : The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Situated at the nexus of digital humanities, interaction design and computer science disciplines, the design of living digital archives for cultural institutions is one of the key areas of development in the digital humanities...