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Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

Ken Nielsen

Ken Nielsen is in The Princeton Writing Program at Princeton University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant...

The Impossible Disappearance of Belgium

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Introduction Belgium, as a nation, is an atypical construction. Belgium never matched the homogenizing tendency of nation states, in the direction this process has taken after the congress of Vienna in 1815...

Theatre as Metaphor

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...You can be performing it as theatre yet at the same time it’s reality . . . I know that I am performing, and I have to pass on the message at all cost. Yes, because the message is to tell the people—then people will do everything they can...

National Street Theatre

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Saturday morning on 10 April 2010 heralded a quiet and sunny spring day. At the break of dawn, when most of the nation was not yet fully awake, the unsettling but as yet unconfirmed news spread that the government aeroplane Tu-154M carrying...

Towards a Paradoxically Parallaxical Postdramatic Politics?

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Firstly: The political can appear only indirectly in the theatre, at an oblique angle, modo obliquo. And second: The political has an effect in the theatre if and only if it is in no way translatable or re-translatable into the logic...

Phenomenology and the Postdramatic: A Case Study of Three Plays by Ewald Palmetshofer

Jerome Carroll

Dr Jerome Carroll is lecturer in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Hans-Thies Lehmann begins the essay ‘How political is Postdramatic Theatre?’ with the striking assertion that there is a qualitative distinction between theatre (and art in general) and politics: ‘I start with the simple premise...

Global Roaming

Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Visiting Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001) and The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006). He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rewriting The Nation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Bush It’s about risk. Rumsfeld That’s what it’s about. In this new world, in this new post-9/11 world.The world of the 2000s was a world of fear. Everywhere, there were reasons to be fearful: millennium bug, Frankenstein foods...

Performing the Collective. Heiner Müller’s ‘Alone with These Bodies’ (‘Allein mit diesen Leibern’) as a Piece for Postdramatic Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...All translations in this chapter are my own unless otherwise noted.As Hans-Thies Lehmann writes in 1987, ‘the politics of a text is not determined by the theses it contains, rather by the manner in which it organises these [theses...

The Berlin Republic: Postcolonial Amnesia and Contemporary German Politics as ‘Light Comedy’

Anna Teresa Scheer

Anna Teresa Scheer is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. She studied theatre in London and worked as a performer and director in the UK and in Germany where she lived until 2007. She is co-editor (with Tara Forrest) of the book Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders (2010) and has published several further articles and book chapters on his work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christoph Schlingensief : Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagoria

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...As an artist who remediates current sociopolitical events in his theatre productions, in 1999, Schlingensief was preoccupied with the role of Berlin and its recent re-establishment as the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. The 1998...

‘Social Transformance’

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...What is ‘transformance’? The notion of ‘social transformance’ departs from recent socio-theatrical practices developed by the experimental theatre company, Projekt Theatre Studio/ FLEISCHEREI in Vienna, Austria, by taking steps...