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New Dramaturgies

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13 December 2015

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This series seeks to develop understanding of dramaturgy as a contemporary field, in dialogue with its rich and varied past. The prefix 'new' invites authors to pay attention to the expansion or re-framing of dramaturgy in...

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This series seeks to develop understanding of dramaturgy as a contemporary field, in dialogue with its rich and varied past. The prefix 'new' invites authors to pay attention to the expansion or re-framing of dramaturgy in relation to contemporary contexts, rather than implying a requirement to replace 'old' with 'new', or to offer a programmatic approach to the definition and practice of dramaturgy.The series will comprise two strands: • Course texts which encompass fresh and original research insights on key themes related to dramaturgy, at an accessible level for students and non-experts; • More specialized work which includes a higher level of theorisation.The books in this series will, for example: look at the dramaturgical implications of new media, globalisation and forms of spectatorship; draw on an 'expanded' use of dramaturgical analysis to examine the relationship between theatrical performance and other disciplines; discuss dramaturgical practice and theory, across a range of perspectives and geographies. Aims of the series:•To foster international dialogue and exchange, extending understanding of the complex contexts of dramaturgy and embracing its diversity and scope•To examine and deploy dramaturgical thinking as a productive analytical and practical approach to performance criticism as well as performance-making•To offer theoretical discussion of dramaturgy as a field•To investigate the relationship between idea and form in contemporary practice, including practice-as-research•To discuss emerging areas of contemporary performance practice that produce new dramaturgies or re-contextualise existing approaches•To provide English-language texts for teaching dramaturgy in Higher Education•To build on existing overviews of dramaturgy and of contemporary performance practice to discuss specific aspects of dramaturgy in detail, applying historical and theoretical rigour

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Cathy Turner is Senior Lecturer in the School of Drama at the University of Exeter, UK. Her previous publications include Dramaturgy and Performance (co-authored with Synne Behrndt, Palgrave, 2008) and special issues and articles in journals such as Contemporary Theatre Review, Studies in Theatre and Performance and Performance Research. Cathy is also a core member of Wrights & Sites (an artist's collective whose work is concerned with space and place), and a member of the inter-institutional group, Research into Expanded Dramaturgies - expandeddramaturgies.com.

Synne Behrndt is Lecturer in Performing Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. She is the co-author of Dramaturgy and Performance...

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Cathy Turner is Senior Lecturer in the School of Drama at the University of Exeter, UK. Her previous publications include Dramaturgy and Performance (co-authored with Synne Behrndt, Palgrave, 2008) and special issues and articles in journals such as Contemporary Theatre Review, Studies in Theatre and Performance and Performance Research. Cathy is also a core member of Wrights & Sites (an artist's collective whose work is concerned with space and place), and a member of the inter-institutional group, Research into Expanded Dramaturgies - expandeddramaturgies.com.

Synne Behrndt is Lecturer in Performing Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. She is the co-author of Dramaturgy and Performance (with Cathy Turner, Palgrave, 2008) and has published previously in Devising in Process (ed. Smart & Merkimides, Palgrave, 2010) and the journal Contemporary Theatre Review, amongst others.

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