The term ‘Postdramatic Theatre’, which has become an increasingly important one since the publication of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s book Postdramatic Theatre. 3 Oct Newly adapted for the Anglophone reader, this is an excellent translation of Hans -Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking study of the new theatre. The English translation of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s Postdramatic Theatre, a study because the debate about postdramatic theatre has already had a good airing .

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In looking at the developments since the late s, Lehmann considers them in relation to dramatic theory and theatre history, as an inventive response to the emergence of new technologies, and as an historical shift from a text-based culture to a new media age of image and sound. Get to Know Us.

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Lehmann regards performativity, not rootedness in a dramatic text, as the major constituent of postdramafic. Granted, it’s not easy to follow him when he’s talking about performances and groups I’ve not had the opportunity to experience myself but it opens one’s eyes to the wealth of criticism that’s available, which he has read and summarized for the benefit of novices like me.


Beyond academia, if the term is acknowledged at all it seems to be treated with that sort of British scepticism especially reserved for “continental” thinking involving the prefix “post-“. Bebe Miller Company, A History AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Thus postdramatic theatre is more striving to produce an effect amongst the spectators than to remain true to the text.

A new generation of internationally working postdramatic directors is changing the big picture: Buy the selected items together This item: It also provides an invaluable philosophical framework for understanding where the work is situated within wider intellectual thinking.

The Theater and Its Double. Retrieved from ” https: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I wish today, therefore, to point to some aspects of the term postdramatic that should not be neglected.

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Get fast, free shipping with Postdrmaatic Prime. Login Forgot your password? The theatre which Lehmann calls postdramatic is not primarily focused on the drama in itself, but evolves a performative aesthetic in which the text of the performance is put in a special relation to the material situation of the performance and the stage.

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It’s a great introduction, which covers quite a lot of ground. In Britain, where theatre and drama are often used as synonyms, it could well be useful to reintroduce this distinction. There was a problem thiees reviews right now. The Endpart of Platform Performance lasts 24 hours.

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