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Devising in Process

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09 June 2010

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Devising in Process examines the creative processes of eight theatre companies making devising-based performances.

Companies covered include:
• The People Show
• Station House Opera
• Shunt
• The Red Room
• Faulty Optic Theatre...

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Devising in Process examines the creative processes of eight theatre companies making devising-based performances.

Companies covered include:
• The People Show
• Station House Opera
• Shunt
• The Red Room
• Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation
• theatre O
• Gecko
• Third Angel

Authors were granted unusual access to the rehearsal room, enabling them to provide unique insights into how ideas evolve and develop, how strategies and methods are applied and how roles and relationships are structured. Covering a broad range of styles, the collection explores physical theatre, political theatre, puppetry, live art, new writing and performance with new technology.

Accessibly framed, the book includes a comprehensive introduction which highlights similarities and differences in approach, examines the impact of economic and cultural factors and explores how definitions of devised theatre are changing and developing. This eye-opening collection will be important reading for students and practitioners interested in exploring 21st century devising processes.

 

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The first book to bring together detailed case studies of devising processes, demonstrating how methods and strategies work in the creation of specific productions
The case studies are from various companies working in a diverse range of modes, including physical theatre, puppetry, political theatre and live art
Case studies from both wellknown and upandcoming companies are used in order to provide a full range of examples

Introduction
People Show in Rehearsal: People Show #118 The Birthday Tour; S. Behrndt
Station House Opera; J. Kelly
The Making of Faulty Optic's Dead Wedding: Inertia, Chaos and Adaptation; T. Moss
Devising and Advocacy: The Red Room's Unstated; G. White
The Distance Covered: Third Angel's 9 Billion Miles from Home; P. Stainer
Delirium: in rehearsal with theatre O; H. Freshwater
Clash and Consensus in Shunt's 'big shows' and the Lounge; A. Mermikides
Sculpting the Territory: Gecko's The Arab and The Jew in Process; J. Smart.

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ALEX MERMIKIDES is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, UK, where she leads the MA Making Plays: Writing and Devising for the Stage and teaches on the BA Drama course, specialising in devising and writing for performance. She is a member of the Lightwork Theatre Company.

JACKIE SMART is Principal Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, UK, where she teaches devising, acting and physical theatre at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has devised and directed many professional productions.

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ALEX MERMIKIDES is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, UK, where she leads the MA Making Plays: Writing and Devising for the Stage and teaches on the BA Drama course, specialising in devising and writing for performance. She is a member of the Lightwork Theatre Company.

JACKIE SMART is Principal Lecturer in Drama at Kingston University, UK, where she teaches devising, acting and physical theatre at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has devised and directed many professional productions.

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