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The Radical in Performance

Between Brecht and Baudrillard

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The Radical in Performance by Baz Kershaw
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The Radical in Performance interrogates the crisis in contemporary theatre, and celebrates the subversive in performance. It is the first full-length study to explore the link between a western theatre culture which, says Kershaw, is largely 'past its sell-by-date' and the blossoming of postmodern performance, much of which has a genuinely radical edge. In staying determinedly poised between Brecht and Baudrillard, modernity and postmodernism, Baz Kershaw identifies crucial resources for the revitalisation of the radical across a wide spectrum of cultural practices. He asks, what next, once political theatre is all but dead, smothered by the promiscuity of the political in postmodern culture? This is a timely, necessary and rigorous book. It will be a compelling read for anyone searching for a critical catalyst for new ways of viewing and doing cultural politics.
Release date NZ
June 24th, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
268
Dimensions
138x216x16
ISBN-13
9780415186681
Product ID
1679320

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