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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Warden, Claire, 1980- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Table of Contents:
  • 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.