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Devising Theatre: A Practical and Theoretical Handbook

 
 
 
 
Devising Theatre: A Practical and Theoretical Handbook
Author: Alison Oddey
ISBN 13: 9780415049009
ISBN 10: 415049008
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1996-11-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $55.95
 
 

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre.
After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.