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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...

Thinking Virtually in a Distracted Globe: Archiving Shakespeare in Asia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...All quotations from Shakespeare’s Hamlet come from The Arden Shakespeare edition (Third Series): Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor eds (2006), Hamlet, The Arden Edition of the Works of William Shakespeare, London: Bloomsbury...

Under the Starry Night: Darkness, Community and Theatricality in Iannis Xenakis’s Mycenae Polytopon

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...This is a reworking of an earlier article in which Xenakis’s Mycenae Polytopon was placed in a comparative context of twentieth-century environmental artworks in Greece, dealing with issues of national identity (see Kotzamani 2016...

Playing with Shadows in the Dark: Shadow Theatre and Performance in Flux

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Theatre is often conceived as a communication in a performance space that contains and defines performers and spectators. ‘Bodily co-presence’, in the terminology of Erika Fischer-Lichte (2014: 19–22), is taken as a defining feature...

Description Models for Documenting Performance

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Performing arts collections are composed of a wide variety of documentary resources that bear testimony to the performance activity. These collections are frequently distributed and held by institutions that do not necessarily belong...

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 Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. As well as writing on British theatre and war, she specializes in French critical theory and theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011) and co-edited Genet Politics and Performance (2006), Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011) and Rethinking Absurdist Theatre: Ecology, the Environment and the Greening of the Modern Stage (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015). 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...