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Making Site-Specific Theatre and Performance

A Handbook



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Making Site-Specific Theatre and Performance by Phil Smith

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This practical, accessible and far-reaching guide to making site-specific theatre and performance emphasises the diversity of approaches to the practice, and explores key principles of space and site. Phil Smith draws on a wide range of interdisciplinary and international performance examples, and uses an innovative variety of exercises, to show students and aspiring performance-makers how to find a site and generate a performance beyond the theatre building.

Author Biography

Phil Smith is Associate Professor (Reader) at Plymouth University, UK. He is a performance-maker, writer and ambulatory researcher. He is a core member of Wrights & Sites and co-author of their `The Architect-Walker' (2018), and company dramaturg for Munich-based TNT Theatre. His previous publications include `Rethinking Mythogeography in Northfield, Minnesota' (2018, with photographer John Schott), `Anywhere' (2017), `Walking Stumbling Limping Falling' (2017, with poet Alyson Hallett), `A Footbook of Zombie Walking' and `Walking's New Movement' (2015), `On Walking' and `Enchanted Things' (2014), `Counter-Tourism: The Handbook' (2012) and `Mythogeography' (2010).
Release date NZ
December 11th, 2018
1st ed. 2019
17 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 251 p. 17 illus.
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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