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City as Site: Street Performance and Site Permeability during the Festival Internacional Teatro a Mil, Chile, 2012–2015

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Street theatre performances activate the city, layering their meaning into the places where they are staged. Conversely, the city adds its own social and political history to the performances. In this chapter, I focus on the exchange...

Send in the Clowns

Applied Theatre: Facilitation : Pedagogies, Practices, Resilience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The fidget I have always been a fidget. I’ve always moved around a lot. I had lived in eight different cities in three different countries with a mother, a sister and two different fathers...

The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: How to Make Your Show A Success

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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Methuen Drama, 2012

Short Guides and Biography

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...‘Ah! The Fringe! I can’t think of a more delightful way of putting my liver, bank account, relationship, complexion, and mental stability under the greatest strain they’ve ever known!’ Mel Giedroyc It is the world’s largest arts festival...

With Them, Not at Them

Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In this chapter I aim to outline the principles that create popular appeal in two different types of street theatre. I use examples from work that I was heavily involved in: the Mummer&dada company (1985–90) and the Bigheads (2002–08...

Mangos and Salsa: Clowning the Marketplace

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...How do we study the cleverness with which the city attempts to reconcile everything that arrives and proliferates, and tries to contain all the disorder? ( García Canclini 2005: 3–4) I wander through the maze of narrow...

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...

Critically Civic

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Public Movement, a group established in 2006 by Israeli artists Dana Yahalomi and Omer Krieger, defines itself as a performative research body that investigates and stages actions or public choreographies in public spaces. See PM...

Everyman

Written by

G.A. Lester

Edited by

G.A. Lester

~playauthor~Written by~ G.A. Lester ~playauthor~Edited by~ G.A. Lester

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

Playtext

Roles: Total (17), Female (4), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Death summons a man to the reckoning of his life, and his journey towards judgement makes up the matter of one of the best surviving examples of morality plays. Everyman, the central character of the play, is not a person but a place-holder...

Mankind

Written by

G.A. Lester

Edited by

G.A. Lester

~playauthor~Written by~ G.A. Lester ~playauthor~Edited by~ G.A. Lester

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

Playtext

Roles: Total (7), Female (0), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The eponymous character of Mankind is a plain, honest farmer struggling against worldly and spiritual temptation in a morality play that is remarkable for its bawdy and energetic humour. The instructive sermon from the figure of Mercy which...

Beckett and the Non-Place in Irish Performance

Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...One of the primary characteristics of Irish performance in the recession era (since 2008) has been a concerted move away from the controlling interiors of theatre buildings and towards a reclaiming of unbounded social...