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Performing Ruins

Performing Ruins (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

By Murray, Simon

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This book engages with the relationship between ruins, dilapidation, and abandonment and cultural events performed within such spaces. Following the author's fieldwork in the UK, Bosnia Herzegovina, Poland, Germany, Greece, and Sicily chapters describe, investigate, and reflect u...pon live performance events which have taken place in sites of decay and abandonment. The book's main focus is upon modern economic ruins and ruins of warfare. Each chapter provides several case studies based upon the author's own site visits and interviews with actors, directors, producers, curators, writers, and other artists. The book contextualises these events within the wider framework of Ruin Studies and provides brief summaries of how we might understand the ruin in terms of time, politics, culture, and atmospheres. The book is particularly preoccupied with artists' reasons and motivations for placing performance events in ruined spaces and how these work dramaturgically.
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ISBN 9783030406424
Publisher Springer International Publish
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2020
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Series Performing Landscapes
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ISBN-13 9783030406424
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Springer International Publish
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Country Switzerland Switzerland
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2020
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Edition 1st ed. 2020th
Author(s) By Murray, Simon
Series Performing Landscapes
Category Performing Arts
Individual Actors & Performers
Theatre, Drama
Number of Pages 316
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 725.8042094
Weight 565g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Arts facilities - Case studies - Europe, Ruins, Modern - Europe, Ruins, Modern - Social aspects - Europe, Buildings - Remodeling for other use - Case studies - Europe, Theater - Europe
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly