Theatre and adaptation : return, rewrite, repeat /

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Imprint:London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 284 pages)
Subject:Stage adaptations.
Performance art.
Theatre studies.
ART -- Performance.
ART -- Reference.
Stage adaptations
Performance art.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Laera, Margherita, editor.
9781472533166 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:"Contemporary theatrical productions as diverse in form as experimental performance, new writing, West End drama, musicals and live art demonstrate a recurring fascination with adapting existing works by other artists, writers, filmmakers and stage practitioners. Featuring seventeen interviews with internationally-renowned theatre and performance artists, Theatre and Adaptation provides an exceptionally rich study of the variety of work developed in recent years. First-hand accounts illuminate a diverse range of approaches to stage adaptation, ranging from playwriting to directing, Javanese puppetry to British children's theatre, and feminist performance to Japanese Noh"--Publisher's website.
Other form:Print version: Theatre and adaptation. London : Bloomsbury, 2014 9781472533166
Table of Contents:
  • 1. 'It's Very Tied to the Content of the Play': Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler, Jane Taylor and Mervyn Millar of Handspring Puppet Company in Conversation with Nadia Davids
  • 2. Social and Theatrical Adaptation: Grzegorz Jarzyna in conversation with Paul Allain
  • 3. Creating X-Rays of the Text to Dissect the Present: Ivo van Hove of Toneelgroep Amsterdam in Conversation with Peter M. Boenisch
  • 4. 'Something New Is Sure To Happen': Daniel Veronese in Conversation with Jean Graham-Jones
  • 5. Conservative Adaptation in Japanese Noh Theatre: Udaka Michishige in Conversation with Diego Pellecchia
  • 6. On Literality and Limits: Romeo Castellucci of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in Conversation with Nicholas Ridout
  • 7. The Subtle Aggressors: Julia Bardsley and Simon Vincenzi in Conversation with Dominic Johnson
  • 8. Between Radical Adaptation and Strategic Adaptability: Ki Catur 'Benyek' Kuncoro in Conversation with Miguel Escobar
  • 9. Beg, Borrow or Steal: Lois Weaver in Conversation with Jen Harvie
  • 10. Shakespeare/Two Gents Productions: Denton Chikura, Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier of Two Gents Productions in Conversation with Penelope Woods
  • 11. Being Affected: An Interview with Ong Keng Sen of TheatreWorks Singapore in Conversation with William Peterson
  • 12. Hello Darkness My Old Friend: Alvis Hermanis in Conversation with Alan Read
  • 13. The Novel as 'Obstacle': John Collins of Elevator Repair Service in Conversation with Aoife Monks
  • 14. Doing the Impossible: Katie Mitchell in Conversation with Dan Rebellato
  • 15. 'There Are No Formulas': Emma Rice of Kneehigh in Conversation with Martin Welton
  • 16. 'Expert' Dramaturgies: Helgard Haug of Rimini Protokoll in Conversation with Margherita Laera
  • 17. Theatre as an Intellectual Concertina: Simon Stephens in Conversation with Duška Radosavljević.