British avant-garde theatre /

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Main Author: Warden, Claire, 1980- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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300 |a xi, 216 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 23 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction: A British theatrical avant-garde -- Structure: the fragmented and the episodic: -- Performing current affairs: the Living Newpaper -- Expressionism and Stationendrama -- Montage and cinematic editing -- Variety theatre and popular entertainment -- 'Time gentlemen, please': naturalism and beyond -- Questioning conclusions -- Staging: platforms and constructions: -- Former theatrical traditions and the contemporary political space -- 'Precursors of great promise' -- Using the platform -- Construction and projection -- New lightening innovations -- The new stage: cages and prisons -- Limited experiment? -- Language: disturbing words: -- Poetry in theatre: a British tradition -- Poetry, drama and linguistic style -- Towards a political poetic -- Poetics of declamation -- Dialect, accent and vernacular speech -- Non-communicative language -- Speaking to an audience -- Character: the screaming man and the talking feet: -- Ancient modes reinterpreted -- Isolation: psychoanalytical science and the fragmented mind -- Modern humanity: the nameless, the dead and the non-human -- Animals, mannequins and robots: new character for the modern stage -- Redeeming the human -- Crossing genres: movement and music -- Conclusion: A British theatrical avant-garde?: --Crosing genres: music, dance and the dramatic form -- Dance, movement and the modern world -- Dalcroze's eurhythmics to Meyerhold's biomechanics -- Modern dance: theatre workshop's experiments with Laban -- The dance of death: the influence of ballet -- Rhythms, beats and drumming -- 'Incidental' theatrical music -- The creation of critical dialogues. 
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