List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Form and Postdramatic Theatre Michael Shane Boyle, Matt Cornish and Brandon Woolf 2. Drama: The Szondi Connection Elinor Fuchs Part One: Formal Aspects 3. Text: The Director's Notebook Edith Cassiers, Timmy De Laet and Luk Van den Dries 4. Space: Postdramatic Geography in Post-Collapse Seattle Jasmine Mahmoud 5. Time: Unsettling the Capitalist Present Philip Watkinson 6. Body: Tadeusz Kantor and the Posthuman Stage Magda Romanska 7. Media: Intermission Nicholas Ridout Part Two: Social Formations 8. Festivals: Conventional Disruption, or, Why Ann Liv Young Ruined Rebecca Patek's Show Andrew Friedman 9. Galleries: Resituating the Postdramatic Real Ryan Anthony Hatch 10. Process: 'Set Writing' in Contemporary French Theatre Kate Bredeson 11. Choreography: Performative Dance Histories Yvonne Hardt 12. Migration: Common and Uncommon Grounds at Berlin's Gorki Theater Matt Cornish 13. Elder Care: Performing Dementia - Toward a Postdramatic Subjectivity Stanton B. Garner, Jr. Notes Index
This collection of essays investigates the aesthetics and politics of contemporary performance, exploring the category of the 'postdramatic' to improve our understanding of theatrical form.
Michael Shane Boyle is a Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London, UK. Matt Cornish is Assistant Professor of Theater History at Ohio University, USA. He is the author of Performing Unification: History and Nation in German Theatre after 1989. Brandon Woolf is a theatre artist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at New York University, USA, where he also serves as Director of the Program in Dramatic Literature.